TS-WE-01 Terra Cotta Warriors Tour
BEIJING ► XIAN ► BEIJING
2 nights from UK £ 975 per person
This add on to our Trans-Siberian tours starts in BEIJING, with a rickshaw ride through the ancient residential hutongs including the superb Prince Gongs Palace.
A modern bullet train will take you on to XIAN the capital of Tang Dynasty China and home of the extraordinary Terra Cotta warriors – one of China’s highlights along with a wealth of other sights.
Day 1 - Beijing to Xian
Bullet Train on to Xian Home of the Terra Cotta Warriors
NOTE: This trip is designed to follow on from our Trans-Siberian tours which already include time in Beijing.
Free time this morning until a transfer to the station to catch a bullet train. Reaching speeds of over 300 km/hour the overall trip is on a par with flying with the added bonuses of views from the window and being able to stretch your legs.
Late afternoon arrival in Xian, China’s Tang Dynasty Capital and terminus of the Silk Road with a transfer to your hotel to overnight.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast.
Day 2 - Xian Back to Beijing
The Terra Cotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Walls & Muslim Quarter
Today visit one of China’s most extraordinary sights, the Terra Cotta Army built by China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 246 BC. Several thousand of the life-sized soldiers are on display and, with no two soldiers looking alike, make for a truly impressive spectacle.
We also visit a relic of the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, home to some of the most famous Buddhist scriptures in China. It is possible to climb the pagoda – you will need to buy a ticket locally if you wish to do this – for views over Xian. Continue to the 14 km Ming Dynasty City Walls which are up to 18 meters thick at the base and 12 meters in height. It is possible to hire bicycles and ride some sections of the wall – local rental payment required.
Finish the day with a wander through Xian’s vibrant Muslim quarter, including a visit to the Great Mosque, unusually built entirely in the Chinese architectural style. This area is an excellent place to souvenir shop.
After the tour a transfer to the airport for a flight back to Beijing with a transfer to your hotel on arrival to overnight.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.
Day 3 - Depart Beijing
Depart China With a Wealth of Memories of Your Trip
Free time for any final sightseeing or last minute shopping for souvenirs if time. Your local guide will have arranged a time to meet you in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the airport in good time for your flight out of China. We sincerely hope that you have had a fantastic Trans-Siberian and China experience!
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast.
Hand-picked Accommodation for this Trip
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Destinations Visited on this Trip
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What is included?
Air and / or train transport as described.
All accommodation as specified under the accommodation tab
All private transfers and any other transportation as described
All meals as specified in the itinerary
All tours as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees to sights toured in the itinerary
24 hour emergency assistance
Visa Paperwork you need in order to obtain the visas
Financial Peace of Mind as your trip is protected
Our exclusive 200+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
What is not included?
International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip – we can book these flights on request
ABTASure (UK residents only)Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment – we recommend
Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment
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