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Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province. Known as Chang’an in ancient times, Xi’an’s often illustrious history spans more than 3,000 years. Regarded as one of the most important cities in Chinese history, Xi'an is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of 13 dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang. Xi'an is also the eastern end of the famed Silk Road.

Xi’an eventually declined to a provincial backwater, growing and expanding in the 20th century. Unknown really to the modern West, Xi’an was placed firmly on the tourist trail after the discovery of Emperor Qin’s army of 2,200-year-old terracotta warriors in 1974.

Xi’an itself is surrounded by a well-preserved city wall, which was reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty (14th century). Since Xi’an is relatively flat, there are no steep inclines on the impressive walls, making it plenty wide enough for an elevated and enjoyable stroll or bike ride without risk of getting mown over.

Other drawcards in Xi’an include the spectacularly lofty Big Wild Goose Pagoda - constructed around the 7th century to store translations of Buddhist sutras from India, the smaller Little Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower and also Drum Tower. The Shaanxi History Museum boasts a large and impressive collection of artefacts both ancient and modern, tracing Xi’an’s history from its early beginnings.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Xi'an, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
Warriors & Dragons
8 days FROM $1,899

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, see giant pandas, walk with the ever marching terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace | Beijing | China
China Express
7 days FROM $1,849

Explore the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike a medieval fortress and meet a Terracotta Warrior - the perfect introduction to the charms of China!

The Great Wall of China | China
Great Wall & Warriors
9 days FROM $2,149

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

The Dragon Boat Festival | China
Dragon Boat Festival
9 days FROM $2,229

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - including some Dragon Boat racing at the end!

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
China For Teens
9 days FROM $2,149

Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, cruise the picturesque waterways of Suzhou and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

Potala Palace | Lhasa | Tibet
Gateway to Tibet
11 days FROM $3,469

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and scenic Great Wall, Xi’an’s warriors and mighty medieval fortress, we continue our journey to the roof of the world, Tibet - a spiritual land that has exerted its magnetic pull over travellers for centuries.

Giant pandas | China
Great Wall & Pandas
11 Days FROM $3,549

Head south from Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall of Badaling to Xi'an - home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, onwards to meet the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu and finishing up in sizzling Shanghai!

The Longman Caves | Luoyang | China
Chinese Checkers
11 days FROM $2,529

A complete checker board of history, culture, sights & experiences. Jump from old Beijing and the expansive Great Wall to the mammoth carved statues at Longman's Caves, Suzhou - known as little Venice and 21st century Shanghai

The Harbin Ice Festival | China
Harbin Ice Festival
11 days FROM $2,599

Enjoy Christmas and 5 star New Year’s eve climbing the Great Wall, sightseeing in Beijing, tackling terracotta warriors & throwing snowballs at Harbin’s Ice Sculpture festival!

The Dragon's Backbone | Longsheng | China
Beyond the City Walls
12 days FROM $3,849

Take the road less travelled from bustling Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, before discovering the striking limestone peaks of Guilin, the fascinating eclectic mix of minority groups in Yangshuo and Longsheng’s incredible Dragons Backbone.

Traditional Junk Boat | Hong Kong | China
Hutongs to Hong Kong
13 days FROM $3,199

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the magnificent Great Wall, visit Longman Grottoes, the Terracotta Warriors and futuristic Shanghai. Top off this classic journey through China where East meets West and ancient meets modern with wonderful Hong Kong - a shopper’s paradise.

Lijiang River | China
Fine China
13 days FROM $3,599

Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, inspect a grotto, challenge the Warriors at Xi’an and cruise the River Li at scenic Yangshuo. We top off your Eastern feast with a choice of sparkling Shanghai or dazzling Hong Kong.

Canals of Suzhou | China
Mandarin Sunrise
15 days FROM $3,349

Ultimate China! Travelling a full circle that begins and ends in Beijing, you will discover temples, tombs, palaces and ancient cities, uncovering culture, tradition, religion and local communities along the way. This is China at its very best - it’s the full monty!

The Lesser Three Gorges | Yangtze River | China
Yin and Yangtze
15 days FROM $3,799

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China's historic capital before heading south to Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River, passing through the stunning Three Gorges and then explore Shanghai and ancient Suzhou.

Giant pandas | China
Classic China & Chengdu
12 Days FROM $3,499

Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing to the terracotta warriors in Xi'an and the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Spend some time marvelling at these amazing creatures before continuing on to sensational Shanghai - China's gateway to modernity!

Turpan | The Silk Road | China
Silk Road Adventure
15 days FROM $5,699

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in China's far west before heading east to the dunes at Dunhuang, the UNESCO-listed Mogao Caves, Yellow River & the Terracotta Warriors. Our Silk Road Adventure is a road less travelled.

The Great Wall of China | China
Totally China
18 days FROM $4,299

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai. This cultural rollercoaster of a tour is filled with top UNESCO sites, spectacular scenery and unique experiences, guaranteed to captivate and enthrall.

Tailormade Holidays to Xi'an

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Xi'an.

Grand Metropark Hotel, Xi'an
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Enjoying a remarkable setting within Xian's ancient city walls, the Grand Metropark offers elegantly furnished rooms with modern comforts as well as a host of amenities including a well-equipped business centre, a sauna and spa, and a popular restaurant specialising in local cuisine.

Sofitel, Xi'an
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The majestic Sofitel Xian houses several heritage buildings of historic importance and features four restaurants and two bars. The spacious and well-appointed rooms feature ultra-modern conveniences and plush interiors, and the hotel also boasts a jacuzzi and sauna.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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