2-Day Xi'an Trip by High Speed Train from Shanghai: Terrcotta Warriors, City Wall and Dumpling Banquet

2-Day Xi'an Trip by High Speed Train from Shanghai: Terrcotta Warriors, City Wall and Dumpling Banquet
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$775.4
Duration: 2 days
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This private tour will take you to visit the most prosperous capital in ancient China – Xi’an, from Shanghai WITHOUT SHOPPING-STOP. Taking the fastest bullet train departs Shanghai at around 08:36,  you will not need to get up so early to catch the morning flight. What’s more, it is a great way to see Chinese countryside. You will visit the 8th Wonder of the World – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and hear about its accidental discovery by a local farmer before wandering around its earthen pits. You will also visit Hanyangling Museum which is a modern underground museum that reveals the burial area of the Han Dynasty emperor Jimgdi.  You also will take a stroll around the Muslim district and browse the eclectic boutiques and butcher shops.

Day 1: Shanghai - Xi'an (Dinner)

You are picked up from your hotel or residence in downtown Shanghai and transferred to Hongqiao Railway Station for high speed train to Xi’an (2nd class seats). 

Based in Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is considered to have played a decisive role in the history of China. Previously the administrative hub of the ancient Silk Road, it was once the world’s most populous city.

Upon arrival, your Xi’an guide will meet you and take you directly for a city tour. Your first stop is Xi’an Museum, which is located by Small Wild Goose Pagoda and covers an area of 245 hectares. It was officially opened to the public in May 2007 and collectively reflects the long history of Xi’an city. 

You will then move on to the old town, passing by the Ming City Wall, which dates back to the 7th century and is one of the oldest fortified walls in China. You will take a stroll along the bustling Muslim Street and experience its colorful stalls and cuisine. 

Your dinner today is a dumpling banquet served at the most popular De Fa Chang Restaurant in Muslim quarter.

Transfer to check in 4* centrally hotel after dinner and spend the night in Xi’an. 

Or, you will have the option to enjoy the spectacular Tang Dynasty Show before transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Xi’an –Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning, you will check out hotel and depart for visit to the Eighth Wonder of the World – The Terracotta Warriors and Horses. 
For 2200 years, the Xi’an terracotta warriors silently guarded the tomb of Qin Shihuang, first Emperor of China. These life-size figures were uncovered by accident when peasants digging a well in 1974. It then became the major archaeological discovery of the 20th century. And Xi’an, a dusty industrial city in the province of Shaanxi, suddenly became one of the world’s premier tourist attractions. 

Your lunch will be arranged at the museum restaurant.

After lunch, you will head to Yangling Mausoleum of Han Dynasty (Hanyangling Museum), the joint grave of Liu Qi, a notable emperor in Western Han (206 BC-220 AD) and Empress Wang. It was built in the year 153 AD and covers an area of 20 square kilometers (4,942 acres). It is a magnificent and abundant cultural relic. Upon arrival, enter the underground tomb and walk right on top of the exhibit, you will see all the way to the bottom and learn how these army figurines differ from the world famous Qin Terracotta Warriors. 

After the trip, you will be transferred to airport for your flight back to Shanghai.

You are met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel or residence in Shanghai.

This private tour will take you to visit the most prosperous capital in ancient China – Xi’an, from Shanghai WITHOUT SHOPPING-STOP. Taking the fastest bullet train departs Shanghai at around 08:36,  you will not need to get up so early to catch the morning flight. What’s more, it is a great way to see Chinese countryside. You will visit the 8th Wonder of the World – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and hear about its accidental discovery by a local farmer before wandering around its earthen pits. You will also visit Hanyangling Museum which is a modern underground museum that reveals the burial area of the Han Dynasty emperor Jimgdi.  You also will take a stroll around the Muslim district and browse the eclectic boutiques and butcher shops.