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Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

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Xi'an, China
Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Spend a full day exploring the ancient walled city of Xi'an accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide. Learn all about the 'Silk Road' city, one of the most well-protected cities in China, and see the oldest length of its fortified walls. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Mosque as you explore Xi'an, one of the four capitals of the world’s ancient civilizations and an important capital of ancient China. Your tour includes private vehicle, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Xi'an
  • Discover the city's culture and history with your knowledgeable guide
  • Get an overview of Xi'an at the Shaanxi History Museum
  • Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic symbol of Xi'an, and stop at the Great Mosque
  • Tour Xi'an's ancient city walls, one of the oldest existing walls in China
  • Enjoy a Chinese-style lunch
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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Professional English-speaking tour guide
Chinses style lunch
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop off
Admission tickets
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tour departs from Xi'an hotels
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup at your hotel and a comfortable drive by private climate-controlled vehicle to reach your first destination, the Shaanxi History Museum. 

Learn about the province's history and culture as your guide takes you through the museum, which features detailed exhibits that date from the time of 2nd-century BC Emperor Qin Shi Huang, Ming Dynasty-era statues and more. Then continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple from the Tang Dynasty in 652 that was built to enshrine sacred statues and religious texts brought from India to China. The seven-story pyramid stands at its center and reaches 210 feet (64 meters) high.

Take a break for an authentic Chinese lunch, then walk off your meal as you check out the oldest section of the city's ancient walls. The walls extend in total nearly nine miles (14km) around the old city, punctuated by gateways and massive towers that guarded against intruders. Then travel over to the Great Mosque. Your guide explains how the mosque's design follows traditional Chinese architectural style. The mosque was built during the Tang Dynasty, and in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, extensive pavilions, platforms and halls were added to the impressive grounds.

After your full-day guided tour, sit back and enjoy a relaxing drive back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Shaanxi History Museum
The tour begins with a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum for a cultural and historical overview of the province, beginning with the great Emperor Qing. You'll relive the rise of the city’s greatness as guardian of the wealth that came from the Silk Road.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a symbol of the city. Built in the Tang Dynasty, the square pyramid stands at 60 meters high and seven-story tall.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Ancient City Wall is one of oldest existing Chinese city wall, based in Xi’an, an ancient capital of China. Construction of the first city wall measured 25.7 km in length, 12-16 m in thickness at the base. The area within the wall was 36 square km. Ming Dynasty built a new wall to protect a much smaller city of 12 square km. The wall measures 11.9 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15-18 m in thickness at the base.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xi'an Mosque
Great Mosque is one of five Muslim sanctuaries in China. The mosque is built in traditional Chinese style. First constructed in the Tang Dynasty, its grounds were expanded in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties to include pavilions, platforms and halls.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hantang International Travel Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
While I don't think that this tour...
Lee E
, Apr 2018
While I don't think that this tour is needed to see Xi'an this tour provided a quick overview for anyone who wants to see the city. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and makes getting around easy if you don't speak Chinese.
star-5
good day tour of xian. if you are in...
kishlaya m
, Dec 2017
good day tour of xian. if you are in xian and have some time apart from terra cotta army, you can take this your to visit prominent sites in xian. the museum was really good and with guide it becomes even better. the pagoda has rich cultural heritage. the mosque is another important site in xian. followed by the ride on the city wall through the southern gate. after the tour you would definitely realise that the day was went spent.
star-5
The tour to the history museum was...
Joyce A
, Dec 2017
The tour to the history museum was extremely informative. My guide, Lily, was very patient in explaining the history of ancient China. I was the only one on the tour so it was a one-to-one tour. The visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall were equally amazing! I opted to take a bicycle ride on the city wall. Highly recommend this tour as the locations of the museum and pagoda are outside the city wall.
star-5
Having taken several of these...
MITALI S
, Sep 2017
Having taken several of these historical tours, one's experience depends on the tour guide you get. For this particular tour, I got Lily who was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. She seemed to know her history well and gave me a lot of information as we walked through the Shaanxi History Museum...an absolute MUST SEE on any Xian itinerary. Also enjoyed the Wild Goose Pagoda and the fancy Tang Dynasty buffet. I would highly recommend this tour. Just excellent stuff if you enjoy history and good sumptuous food. Thank you, Lily
star-5
Amazing tour ! Our tour guide Lucia...
Maria_N
, Apr 2017
Amazing tour ! Our tour guide Lucia was so knowledgeable and her English was perfect. We didn't know too much about Xi'an except that it is home to the Terracotta army, but after the tour we knew so much more. Xi'an is a city in China we won't mind visiting again.
star-4
Lots of walking and stairs so I...
Michael_P
, Apr 2017
Lots of walking and stairs so I recommend you be in good shape. When you visit the Museum be prepared for large, somewhat inconsiderate and occasionally downright rude crowds Welcome to cattle hearding. The Pagoda is a marvel as are all the out buildings with lots of wonderful history and architecture. The Wall is amazing not only in its construction, but history with lots of walking, stairs and terrific views. Do not recommend visiting the Muslim district as tourist traps abound as does a feeling of insecurity.
star-5
Excellent tour, my guide was very...
Adriana V
, Mar 2017
Excellent tour, my guide was very knowledgeable, his English skills were perfect. He was so helpful at all times. I was the only person taking the tour, was more a one on one experience. I really enjoyed my tour around this beautiful city.
star-5
Lilyliu was fantastic! She is a...
Ana D
, Feb 2017
Lilyliu was fantastic! She is a knowledge guide and made all the difference. In such a busy day during Chinese New Year, I was able to see it all and have fun! Thank you.
star-3
We booked this tour through Han Tang...
Suzanne_E
, Jan 2017
We booked this tour through Han Tang International Travel Services and as compensation for the poor service we received on another tour Dumpling Banquet and Tang Show, they included a free visit to Muslim Street which was very interesting and enjoyable. We enjoyed the museum, pagoda and city wall, but the lunch was terrible. We were taken to a restaurant in a dilapidated hotel. The restaurant was empty except for us and our guide and driver, who sat at another table. The table cloth had holes in it and we were told it was a 'hot pot' and given a variety of fatty meat, cabbage, eggs and told we could cook our own meal in the pot. We struggled and the meal was awful. We don't go on holidays to cook our own food, especially when we were charged a lot of money for this tour - it was not good value for money. We would not use, or recommend this tour company.
star-4
I was the only one on this tour, so...
Joanne K
, Aug 2016
I was the only one on this tour, so we went everywhere, it was a very hot day so we took lots of breaks, worth doing, learning about the history of the city

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