Xian, located in central China, was the capital of 13 different dynasties leaving the city numerous historical ruins and wonders. The city was once the world’s most powerful city in Tang, 1300 years ago, and the eastern terminus of the most prosperous Silk Road Trading Route. It accepted the ideas from far and became the most multicultural city in ancient times. Xian is undisputed a must for a China cultural tour. Choose from our various itineraries, both private trips and group tours, that cover the Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Street and Great Mosque.
The above itineraries are all well-designed based on our own experiences and feedback from our customers. Here are some tips to help you pick up a memorable cultural tour in Xian.
How much time do you have in Xian?
Xian is a big draw for culture lovers and a big reward for all first timer visitors. It is also a connecting point to plan a circuit in central China like Beijing - Datong -Pingyao -Xian- Luoyang -Beijing.
For a short visit, Terracotta Army and Ancient City Wall are must.
Two days and one night, allow you to add in evening trip to the Tang Paradise, Everlasting Regret Show, a stroll at the Muslim Street.
For three Days and two nights, discover some historic ruins, museums like the Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyang Tomb, Wild Goose Pagoda.
Four days, add in some cultural experiences in between like pottery making, calligraphy learning etc.
When do you want to travel?
Xian belongs to the northern part of China. Winter is cold but endurable with the heating served from November to April like all other northern cities. Consider the Summer, Autumn if you prefer higher temperature.
Xian has various options of accommodation. Chain hotels, luxury Brand but also many apartments at affordable price. The average hotel cost much lower than that in Beijing and Shanghai, Hong Kong, etc.
Estimated budget for hotels in Yunnan city: 3-star chain hotels cost $70-90 on average; 4 stars are $90-$120; 5 star $1520-$200, resorts are $200+.
Xian is not the first entry port for international flights, but it also operates frequent flights to world’s biggest cities, especially those in south Asia. Many customers choose to enter from Beijing and take bullet train to Xian, then onto Chengdu, Shanghai, Guilin or westwards to the Silk Road. We are very experienced at making long vacations combining the transport and all. You can also check our train booking pages to purchase tickets only.