5 Days Classic Tour by New Xian Chengdu High Speed Train

Eternal Terracotta Warriors & Lively Panda Close-up

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This 5 days classic Xian Chengdu tour shines for the appreciation to the eternal Terracotta Warriors that is a World Heritages Site and one of the “Eight Wonders of the World”, and giant pandas which are the favorite of the globe. All the highlights in both two cities would be perfectly arranged for your entertainment and relaxation. More than that, the 3 hours’ Xian Chengdu high speed train traveling is a world new experience and makes you a leading speed fashionable person during your vacation in China. Let’s go!

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit the amazing Terracotta Warriors and other highlights to savor the brilliant history and culture of Xian, great ancient capital of 13 past dynasties;
  • Watch lovable giant pandas in person and enjoy laid-back life style in Chengdu, the City of Leisure.
  • Experience the wowed fast speed and technologies on the new running Xian Chengdu High Speed train.

Note: the Xian Chengdu high speed train has been officially taken into operation. Please contact us to know more details for planning your Chengdu Xian high speed train tour.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Xian / Chengdu
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-XACD-05
Group Size:
You & Your family, friends or group
Experience:
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xian Arrival

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Welcome to Xian! Your tour guide will meet you at the Xian Xianyang Airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to explore this ancient capital of China.

Note: if you arrive at Xian in the morning and want to have some activities arranged for the rest time, we can adjust the itinerary for you. Maybe you can go to visit a local family and learn a cooking class, or go to appreciate great art of Chinese calligraphy in Beilin, etc.

Arrival Ideals: At present, there are some international flights and many domestic flights to and from Xian. Also, you can arrive at Xian city by taking a high speed train from Beijing (5.5hrs), Shanghai (6-7hrs), Guangzhou (8.5-9hrs), Hangzhou (6.5-7hrs), Pingyao (3hrs), Zhengzhou (2hrs), and so on.

Welcome to Xian - Bell Tower
Day 2 Xian ( B, L )

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After breakfast, you would be picked up to visit the Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height of 64.5 meters, was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to preserve classic scriptures he bought back from India during the early Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character for Tang Seng in the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100 BC to 907 AD). (Note: Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction because of crowding tourists during July, August and early September. You may check details with your travel consultant.)

After lunch, take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern Xian while you leisurely examine this well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide with a total circuit of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.

Optional activities: 1). Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall;

Visit Xian Ancient City WallBig Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 3 Xian – High Speed Train to Chengdu ( B )

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After breakfast, drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world - the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

After that, your local guide and driver would send you to the train station for your new experience of the Xian high speed train to Chengdu for about 3.5 hours. You will be picked up by your tour guide at Chengdu East Railway Station and escorted to your hotel in Chengdu. The rest of the day is on your own to explore this City of Leisure.

Terra-Cotta Warriors
Day 4 Chengdu ( B, L )

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This morning you will make a memorable visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This facility is not only the most important panda scientific research center in the world, but also the home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. You will walk at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas. Next, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the temple’s peaceful paths.

Chengdu is famous throughout China for its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle, which will be demonstrated by a visit to the City’s Renmin Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, have a casual chat with your friends and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck massages! Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

Optional activity: In the evening, watch a wonderful performance of Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment (usually performs at 20:00~21:30).

Wenshu Monastery MonkGiant Panda Sleeping
Day 5 Chengdu Departure ( B )

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After breakfast, you'll be driven to Chengdu airport / train stations for your flight or train to next destination or home. Service ends!

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Recommended Add-on Options

+1 more day to hike the stunning Mount Huashan

Challenge yourself to hike the thrilling hiking routes on Mount Huashan.

Mount Huashan is located in Shaanxi Province, 120 kilometers away from Xian. It is not only as one of the sacred Taoist mountains in China, but also a very challenging mountain for hiking lovers. Mount Hua is famous for its lofty peaks and steep paths. Some travelers who have walked the Skywalk (Plankroad in the Sky) describe Mount Hua Hiking as the “Most Dangerous Hike in the World”. Well, this used to be true many years ago when little safe facilities were constructed, such as the cableway, tight wire, handrails. Today, it is available for most travelers to climb from the foot to the top of the mountain.

Mount Hua
+3 more days to explore the imperial city of China - Beijing

Beijing, the 'forbidden' city, now is open to the world!

As the capital city of China for more than eight-hundred years, Beijing possesses rich cultural deposits of China. You will need at least 3 days to explore its best highlights. Here is the plan - Day 1 is for you to visit the imperial historical sites, including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; Day 2 is to hike the magnificent Great Wall while Day 3 is for you to have a half-day visiting of the Temple of Heaven,local Hutongs, and depart from the city.

the Forbidden City Overall View
+ 2 more days to visit the Paris of the East - Shanghai

Shanghai, regarded as the Oriental Paris, is the best place to see East-meet-West Culture, find hidden tradition within modernity.

Generally speaking, you can spend Day 1 exploring the popular landmarks of Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road,  the Bund, and Shanghai World Financial Center Tower. The Day 2 is for you to explore deep into the city of Shanghai (such as Old French Concession, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center or Jade Buddha Temple) and departure.

The Bund: Famous 'Museum of Architecture'

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