Experience the Beauty of Xian’s by Public Transport

Experiencing Xian’s Life
by Public Transport

For an in-depth look into the local side of Xi’an, may we present you with this enthralling day?
By using only public transport, venture one step further to get deeper into the way of
living of its residents while sustainably exploring this vibrant city.


When mingling with the Chinese on a more sustainable level is what’s on your agenda, then there is no need to look further than Xi’an. Taking a few steps farther than the obvious Terra Cotta Army, an encounter with how the residents of one of China’s most prosperous cities move along is an experience not simply forgotten.

The timeless charm of the local kind, subdued moments of spirituality, and some human vibrancy that is unique to Xi’an all hit the spotlight when deciding you need to see what goes on behind the tourism screens. And how else than to commute from sight to sight by public transport where one truly soaks in the air of what makes Xi’an breathe.


Experiencing Xian’s Life by Public Transport

08:00 - 16:00

You are warmly welcomed by your English-speaking guide for the day at your hotel in downtown Xi’an. As this tour is exclusively operated by public transport, our drivers today will enjoy a day off. The morning starts with a Tai Chi lesson at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (closed on Tuesdays), almost hidden in the surrounding parkland. Guided by a local master, early morning movements are seen as the best start of the day.

Xi’an’s Old Town is encircled by its city wall, and these fortifications are some of the most complete and well-preserved. Via a leisurely walk along the wall’s thick stone contours, we end up at the Beilin Museum , a themed museum focusing on the display of stone steles, epigraphs and stone sculptures from past dynasties. Next is a Xi’an icon of immaculate proportions. At nearly 40 metres tall, The Bell Tower is one of the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China. En route from these centrepieces to more lively regions of Xi’an, we enjoy a Chinese-style lunch at a local restaurant

The afternoon is reserved for the Muslim Quarter. Located near two of Xi’an’s most famous attractions, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, Xi’an Muslim Quarter also draws tourists from around the world. Home of the Grand Mosque, an impressive building and the largest mosque in China, it dates back to 742 AD and was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1985.

Soak up the atmosphere of this district that has become known for its street food and restaurants while also gaining a deeper understanding of local Islamic culture.

We then have some free time to browse the bustling bazaar which sits between the Drum Tower and Great Mosque. After exploring the Muslim Quarter’s vibrant grounds, you head back to the subway or local bus for a local transport back to your Xi’an hotel.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by public transportation by subway or bus, during the day
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • A Chinese lunch at a local restaurant (food only)
  • All applicable taxes and service charge


  • Other transportation, not included in the inclusions (such as private vehicles or local taxis)
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Xi’an. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and Xi’an’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that Xi’an’s Small Wild Goose Pagoda is closed all day on Tuesdays and public holidays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power. The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us.
  • We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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