XA07: 5 Days Private Xi'an & Luoyang Tour

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Day 1 Enter Xi'an
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer, City Wall.
Welcome to take our private Xi'an & Luoyang tour! Your guide and driver will pick you up at Xi'an Airport and then transfer you to the downtown city by a comfortable vehicle.

Before heading to the hotel, you will visit one of the landmarks of Xi'an, the City Wall. Constructed between 1374 and 1378 during the Ming Dynasty, it is the best-preserved city wall with a total length of 11.9 km (7.4 miles) and a height of 12 meters (39 feet). You can either walk or ride a bicycle on the wall to view the ancient part of the city. The bike rental fee is at your own expense and your guide is always ready to help. After the visit, you will check in at the hotel to relax.
Day 2 Xi'an
Terracotta Soldiers Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (B)
Terracotta soldiers
You will spend the whole morning to visit the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is believed to be the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century in the world. Thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers with distinct expressions on each face and war horses were orderly arranged in battle formations, reflecting the mighty forces and advanced manufacture of the Qin Dynasty more than 2,200 years ago. The Bronze Chariots and Horses and the exquisite bronze weapons displayed in the museum will also leave a deep impression on you.

In the afternoon, we will continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the seven-storey square cone-shaped pagoda was used to house the Buddhist statues and sutras brought back from India by the master Xuanzang. It is not only a Buddhist masterpiece but also regarded as one of the landmark constructions of Xi'an City.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Xi'an
Shaanxi History Museum, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazaar. (B+L)
Our clients on ancient City Wall
Today's sightseeing tour will start from Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts large collection of historical items reflecting Chinese culture and history from the prehistory period to the mid-20th century. It is also the first modernized museum in China, so you can have an easy access to enjoy these rare exhibitions through the advanced facilities. Then a local family visit with a home cooked lunch will be specially arranged for you to have a close touch with the daily life of the local people and taste authentic home-made dishes. We can also arrange Chinese food cooking class in the local family for free if you would like to have a try.

In the afternoon, you will continue to visit the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosque in Xi'an, the Great Mosque. Though an Islamic mosque, it was constructed in the traditional Chinese architectural style. Therefore, the buildings are pavilions with painted columns and flying eaves rather than domes and minarets. Surrounding the mosque is a local prosperous food street, the Muslim Street, where many delicious local foods and interesting souvenirs could be found.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked lunch
Day 4 Xi'an to Luoyang by High Speed Train
A high speed train to Luoyang. Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Chariot and Horse Pits. (B)
Monks in Shaolin Temple, Luoyang
After breakfast, you will take a high-speed train to Luoyang for about 2 hours. Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver will transfer you to visit the Longmen Grottoes. The entire carving work here has lasted over 1400 years in more than 10 dynasties, beginning from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534 AD), flourishing in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) and ending in the late Qing Dynasty (1636-1912 AD). There are altogether 2,300 caves and niches filled with countless Buddha statues and inscriptions in the Longmen Grottoes.

You will then visit the White Horse Temple, which is the first temple invested and built by the court after Buddhism was introduced into China about 1,900 year ago during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). Later, it became the center of China's Buddhist activities. The last stop of today is the Royal Chariot and Horse Pits of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Based on these archeological discoveries, a museum was built to display the giant horses and chariots sacrificial pits of over two thousand years ago.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Leave Luoyang
Shaolin Temple. Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice onward trip! (B)
Longmen Caves, Luoyang
In the morning, you will go to visit the Shaolin Temple to have a Kung Fu tour. Situated among the dense forest at the foot of Songshan Mountain, it was originally built in 495 during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534 AD), and was greatly expanded when Bodhidharma, a famous Indian monk and the patriarch of Chinese Zen, came to impart Zen Buddhism in China. Besides its long history, the temple is much more famous for Shaolin martial arts and you can watch a performance while visiting. When the private tour is finished today, your guide and driver will see you off at the airport. Please board on your flight for the connecting trip on time!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
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Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Train fare of Xian/Luoyang
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • A la carte lunch at a local family
Price Excludes
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Lunches and dinners not specified
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Jack from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 08, 2019 15:59Reply
Need to book plank walk tickets of Huashan Mountain in advance?
I've heard that you need to buy tickets for the plank walk two days before you plan to do it. Is this true? If yes, then how can you book tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Aubrey from UKRAINE | Aug. 12, 2019 18:56

No, you don't need to book the tickets in advance. Just purchase it when you arriving it.
Asked by Sid Seet from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 08, 2019 19:04Reply
What shuttle bus to take from Xi'an airport to Aurum International hotel Nan Xin Street Xincheng?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 09, 2019 19:55

Take the Bell Tower Shuttle Bus Line to the Bell Tower Hotel and then take a taxi to your hotel. The bus fare is CNY25 and the cab fare is around CNY10. The bus operates from 7:00 to 21:40 every 20 mins.
Asked by Moshi from SINGAPORE | Mar. 10, 2019 08:09Reply
Xi'an Xianyang airport to Left Art Fashion hotel

1) will there still be shuttle bus from Xianyang international airport to Left Art Fashion hotel near the Bell Tower after 11+pm?

2) what would be the most ideal transportation option from Xianyang airport to bell tower?

3) how much does it cost to take taxi or DiDi from Xianyang to Left Art Fashion hotel close to 12 mid night?

4) is the metro from Xianyang airport operating and if yes, does it operate near mid night?

Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from FINLAND | Mar. 10, 2019 22:59

1. According to your landing time, you are suggested to take the airport shuttle bus Xishaomen Line and get off at Xishaomen Business Hotel first. The ticket fare is CNY25/person. Then take a taxi to your hotel directly. The cab fare is around CNY20.
2. The direct shuttle bus line to Bell Tower will be closed at 21:40. Thus you can take shuttle bus Xishaomen Line or take a taxi from the airport directly.
3. If by taxi, the cab fare is CNY130 to 140 at that time.
4. No, there is no subway operating from Xianyang Airport now.
Asked by Leila from PERÚ | Sep. 26, 2018 02:18Reply
You know if in holidays Terracotta Army will be open?
Which is the schedule and the cost of the ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vida from USA | Sep. 26, 2018 22:45

Hi, Leila, it is opened all year round.

March 16th - November 15th: 8:30 -17:00
November 16th - March 16th: 8:30 -16:30

In hot season: CNY150(March 1 - November 30th);
In low season: CNY120(December 1 - by the end of next February)。
Asked by arvin from INDONESIA | Aug. 14, 2018 01:02Reply
How To Go to City God Temple from Xi'an Bell Tower any metro go there?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nick from DENMARK | Aug. 14, 2018 18:57

I’m not sure which City God Temple do you mean, there is one near the Bell Tower and you can take a bus line 45 to Guangji Street or just walk to there.
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