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6 Days Xian folk culture private package tour

Xian six days packaged trip focused on local folk culture

Tour code: XA-PH-04Folk
Focus: Xian six days private tour focused on local folk culture, 6 days trip to Xian about local folk culture, 6 days Xian private tour
Updated: 2018-January-19

Tour Profile

  • Tour type: Xian private tour
  • Departure: daily
  • Duration: six days
  • Escorted: yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: easy
  • Kids or elders: possible
  • Starting place:  Xian Airport
  • End place:  Xian Airport


Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Be met from airport.
Day 2. Xian Ancient Wall, Stele Museum to enjoy Chinese Handwriting, Shuyuanmen Street.  (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3. Visit a Museum focused on Shanxi folk art, Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 4. Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Folk Culture Garden, Courtyard of Family Gao, Local street in ancient style building. Local snack is available at the street.  (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5. Terracotta Warriors Museum, Shannxi History Museum, Dumpling Dinner, Enjoy Qin Opera.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6. Be met from hotel and transfer to airport. Service end.  (Breakfast)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival
Arrive in Xian.
Be met from airport by private vehicle and be transferred to hotel for checking in. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2. Xian Ancient Wall, Stele Museum, Shuyuanmen Street.
Xian City WallBe met from hotel lobby at 08:30am.

Morning visit of Xian City Wall. With a history of 600 years, Xian City Wall is the oldest, largest and best preserved city wall of China. It was used to be an important military defensive system to fortify the city. The Ancient City Wall boasts the gates, tunnels and watch towers. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city.

Then visit Stele Museum to enjoy Chinese Handwriting. The Stele Forest is the largest stone stele library in China with 3000 steles in the museum. Most of the steles are from the Han Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty and the successive dynasties. Covering an area of 31,000 square meters, the building of museum a classical courtyard styled.

Visit Shuyuanmen Street. Shuyuanmen Street is a pedestrian street from Stele Forest Museum to the gate of Guanzhong Academy. On both side are all antique building. There is a high archway(pailou) with ancient style at the entrance of the street.

Be transferred to hotel after the tour. 
(Breakfast, Lunch)


Day 3. Museum focused on Shanxi folk art, Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Shanxi folk artBe met from hotel lobby at 08:30am.

Drive to visit a Museum focused on Shanxi folk art. Covering an area of 329, 253 square metes, the buildings and gardens in this museum are Ming and Qing styles. More than 33,600 culture relics including stone carvings, wood carvings, brick carvings, ancient residences of Guanzhong, calligraphic and painting works have been housed here. The main attractions are 40 ancient civilian residences from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, folk custom exhibit hall, theater tower and the garden.

Then visit Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The museums collects more than 20,000 pieces of works, tools, including raw materials and graphic materials provided by 1,000 folk artists and heirs in Xian. The exhibits include traditional paper cutting, embroidery, kites, flour, clay, doll whistles and nuclear carving, and so on. Many old objects that can hardly be found in modern life are also seen in the museum.

Be transferred to hotel after the tour. 
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4.Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Folk Culture Garden, Courtyard of Family Gao, Local street in ancient style building.
Big Wild Goose PagodaBe met from hotel lobby at 08:30am.

Drive to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Originally built in 652 of Tang Dynasty, the pagoda is functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. The pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. The present 7-storey Pagoda was built with layers of bricks without any cement in between. Now it is Landmark of the Xian.

Then visit a garden about local folk culture. This park displays the Shanxi local folk culture with the sculpture art, including the famous Shanxi eight strange folk customs: noodle is like belt, GuoKui is like pot, pepper is a dish, people wear handkerchiefs on their heads, etc.

Move on to visit Courtyard of Family Gao. Gao's Family Courtyard is located in the busy Muslim Quarter in Xian. With a history of more than 400 years, it was the former residence of an official of the Ming Dynasty. The Courtyard is one of the well-preserved courtyards in Xi'an. The visitors can enjoy the traditional Chinese culture, including old houses, antique furniture, paper-cutting and shadow puppet.

Visit a local street in ancient style building. A complex of Guanzhong Arches with Ming and Qing Dynasties' style and classical architecture stand in the street. Besides enjoy the ancient buildings, the visitors can also taste Shaanxi folk snacks with different regional characteristics and buy the native products, food and tourist souvenirs made with the old craft processing at the scene.

Be transferred to hotel after the tour. 
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5. Terracotta Warriors Museum, Shannxi History Museum, Dumpling Dinner, Enjoy Qin Opera.
Terracotta Warriors and Horse MuseumBe met from hotel lobby at 08:30am.

Drive to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. Terracotta Warriors is the Eighth Wonder of the World, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. It is the a form of funerary art buried with Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first unifier of China dating back to 210 BC. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC. Every figure differs from those around in facial features and expression, clothing, hairstyle, and gestures. 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses are scatted in three excavated pits.

Then visit Shannxi History Museum. Shannxi History Museum is the first huge state museum with modern facilities in China, featuring an architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. It is the best cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province and shows the systematic development process of Chinese civilization. The museum houses over 300,000 items including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.

Shannxi History MuseumHave Dumpling Dinner and Enjoy Qin Opera.
Chinese Dumpling is traditional food for Chinese New Year. With a history of about 1800 years, Chinese Dumpling had become a symbol of Chinese culture, expressing the people's wish for happy life. With different tastes, appearances and cooking techniques, dumpling dinner become a unmissable authentic dainty for travelers to Xian.

Qinqiang Opera is one of the oldest operas in Norwest area of China. It appeared in West Zhou Dynasty(1046BC-771BC) and became popular in the Qin Dynasy(216BC-207BC). There are 13 kinds of characters in Qinqiang Opera. The songs are bold and touching, the music is colorful and elegant, and the performances are simple, rough, delicate, profound and full of exaggeration.

Be transferred to hotel after the tour. 
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6. Departure
Be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
(Breakfast)

Quotation

(USD/person,        Validity:December-31,2018 ,
Exchange rate: 1 USD = 6.3 RMB,       Editor: Mr.Jasper ,          Updated: 2018-January-19)

Cost based on one shopping stop per day

  • Super Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1817 1683 1579
    2 1020 952 901
    3 943 875 824
    4 884 816 765
    5 842 775 723
    6 819 751 699
    7 803 735 684
    8 783 716 664
    9 770 703 651
    10 702 642 583
    16 670 610 551
    26 626 567 507
    Single S. 407
    Sofitel
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1635 1500 1389
    2 929 861 806
    3 851 784 728
    4 792 725 669
    5 751 683 628
    6 727 660 604
    7 711 644 588
    8 692 624 569
    9 679 612 556
    10 606 551 503
    16 574 519 471
    26 531 475 428
    Single S. 316
    Grand_Mercure
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1540 1468 1349
    2 881 845 786
    3 804 768 708
    4 745 709 650
    5 703 667 608
    6 680 644 584
    7 664 628 569
    8 644 609 549
    9 632 596 536
    10 575 543 491
    16 543 511 459
    26 499 467 416
    Single S. 269
    Grand_Dynasty
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 1365 1333 1317
    2 794 778 770
    3 716 701 693
    4 658 642 634
    5 616 600 592
    6 592 576 569
    7 576 561 553
    8 557 541 533
    9 544 528 520
    10 483 467 444
    16 451 436 412
    26 408 392 368
    Single S. 181
    Minxing
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 1286 1254 1254
    2 754 738 738
    3 677 661 661
    4 618 602 602
    5 576 560 560
    6 553 537 537
    7 537 521 521
    8 517 501 501
    9 505 489 489
    10 460 460 444
    16 428 428 412
    26 384 384 368
    Single S. 142
    7_Sages
Note: Above normal tour cost include one shopping stop (40 minutes) per day. No push on buying. Please book the following no shopping tour if you are not interested in local art crafts shopping.

Cost for no shopping tour
  • Super Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1952 1817 1714
    2 1087 1020 968
    3 977 910 858
    4 910 842 790
    5 863 795 744
    6 836 768 717
    7 817 750 698
    8 796 729 677
    9 782 714 663
    10 712 652 593
    16 677 617 558
    26 630 571 511
    Single S. 407
    Sofitel
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1770 1635 1524
    2 996 929 873
    3 886 818 763
    4 818 751 695
    5 771 704 648
    6 744 677 621
    7 726 659 603
    8 705 637 582
    9 691 623 568
    10 617 561 514
    16 581 526 478
    26 535 480 432
    Single S. 316
    Grand_Mercure
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1675 1603 1484
    2 948 913 853
    3 838 802 743
    4 771 735 675
    5 724 688 629
    6 697 661 602
    7 678 643 583
    8 657 621 562
    9 643 607 548
    10 585 553 502
    16 550 518 466
    26 504 472 420
    Single S. 269
    Grand_Dynasty
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 1500 1468 1452
    2 861 845 837
    3 751 735 727
    4 683 667 660
    5 637 621 613
    6 610 594 586
    7 591 575 567
    8 570 554 546
    9 556 540 532
    10 494 478 454
    16 458 442 419
    26 412 396 373
    Single S. 181
    Minxing
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 1421 1389 1389
    2 821 806 806
    3 711 695 695
    4 644 628 628
    5 597 581 581
    6 570 554 554
    7 551 536 536
    8 530 514 514
    9 516 500 500
    10 470 470 454
    16 435 435 419
    26 388 388 373
    Single S. 142
    7_Sages

Note
Above price is base double or twin sharing room.
Single S. = extra cost needed when you need one single room.
No. = Number of travelers,
P= Peak season ( April, May, September, October )
S=Shoulder Season ( March, June, July, August, November )
L=Low season ( December,  January,  February )
The price of No.10 refers to cost for 10 to 15 travelers.
The price of No.16 refers to cost for 16 to 26 travelers.
The price of No.26 refers to cost for 26 to 40 travelers.
Tour cost is subject to change before final confirmation.
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  • Include ↓
  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Air-conditioned private car or van,
  • Admission fee of mentioned attractions,
  • English-speaking tour guide,
  • Meals as mentioned,
  • Fuel, expressway cost and parking cost,
  • Pick-up from and transfer back to your hotel.
  • Exclude ↓
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers,
  • Personal expense.