5 Days Xian & Mt. Huashan Tours from Shanghai

Tour Route: Shanghai, Xian, Shanghai

SXT-08
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Shanghai to Xian by air

Today starts with the first stop at Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. It is one of four largest museums in China(the other three are Forbidden City Museum, Shanghai Museum and Henan Provincial Museum). with an area of 70,000 square meters, it is a giant architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style, focusing on the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and showing the development of the Chinese civilization.

Continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. built in 589 A.D in the Sui Dynasty, it is one of the oldest structures in China, featuring 60 meters brick made five storeys structure. As one of Xian's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, it may be the most beautiful building left in Xian today.

After lunch, you are continue to visit the famous Great Mosque in Muslim Area. It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. It is a combination of Chinese architectural style and some Arabic lettering and decorations. Besides, the bustling Muslim Bazaar around it sells everything and some decent snacks. Then, you are going to climb the Bell Tower. In ancient China, every city has a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell tower was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk each day to remind people the time.

The final attraction today is the Forest of Stone Steles. It is a classical courtyard styled structure at the site of former Confucian Temple in Sanxue Street. With an area of over 30,000 square meters, it holds a big collection of steles in China, and  the works of art of noted calligraphers of past dynasties.

Then, you are driven to Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00 pm to have Dumpling dinner within the Opera House. The Tang Dynasty Dance Show showcases the costumes, music, and dancing of China Tang Dynasty(618-907). At last, you will be driven back to your Hotel.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Xian

Toady starts with the first stop, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, It is located about 50km east of the Xian City. The museum includes Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. The Pit 1 is the largest of the three. The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world's cultural legacies as the UNESCO.

After lunch near Terracotta Warriors Museum, you will be driven to Xian City Wall. Built in Tang Dynasty and extended in the following dynasties, it is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It is 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide overing 14 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it.

At last, you will be transfered to your hotel in Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Xian

First drive 120 kms west of Xian to Famen Temple. Built during East Han Dynasty by King Asoka of India, who came to Xian and left the fingers of Buddha to be enshrined here. In 1987, an underground vault was discovered under the base of the pagoda. A great amount of Buddhist relics were found including four finger sarira relics.

After lunch, you are going to visit Qianling Tomb, the co-tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Li Zhi, 628-683) and Empress Wu Zetian (624-705), the only Empress in Chinese history. An holy way with animal and human statues standing on each side to the tombs from the southern approach. After the tour, you will be transferred bakc to your hotel in Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Xian

Today, you will drive 120 kms east of Xian to tour Mount. Hua. As one of China's five holy mountains, Mount Hua is famed as the most precipitious of the five. It has an elevation of 2200 meters aboe sea level. Some of the peaks look like standing piece of papers, really precipitious. The cable car is not included. After the tour, you wii be transferred back to your hotel in Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Xian to Shanghai

After breakfast, you are free till your transfer to Xian Airport and take flight back to Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$1072 US$964
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1132 US$996

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
3.Private car or van with English speaking guide
4.Four-night at the designated Three-Star Xian Hotels above with daily breakfast
5.Shanghai to Xian to Shanghai domestic flights

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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