Explore Xianyang’s Mausoleums and Tombs

Explore Xianyang’s
Mausoleums and Tombs

Taking a peek at how Chang’an marked the centre of it all during the Tang Dynasty is what makes
this exploration such a treat. The abundance of tombs and mausoleums surrounding
Xianyang easily fills a day with dynasty marvels through historical China.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Being one of the oldest cities and the capital during the Tang Dynasty, also known as China’s Golden Age, Xi’an’s legacy on the current travel trails in this immense country are well-known. The linkage to the impressive Terra Cotta Army and its vivid, charming city centre are among the most sought-after bucket list items on each visitor, be it domestic or international.

However, the plains of Guanzhong have a few other surprises up its sleeve, brimming with history and authenticity. No explanation is needed that filling a day to Xianyang to mingle with tombs, mausoleums, and museums will be one with unexpected treasures of bygone imperial eras.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Explore Xianyang’s Mausoleums and Tombs

08:30 - 17:00

The drive from your Xi’an hotel in north-western direction to reach Xiangyang is a short one. Only 30 kilometres / 19 miles separate this fast-growing city in central China from this historical marvel, quite often overlooked when customers arrive in one of the largest cities of the Shaanxi Province.

Upon arrival in Xianyang, we head first to see the Qianling Mausoleum, a truly special one. It is the only tomb in the world that contains the remains of a royal couple of Emperor Gao Zong and his Empress Wu Zetian, the only female monarch in Chinese history. With the Liangshan Hill as the backdrop, this Tang Dynasty reminder, a replica of the ancient Chang’an city (now Xi’an), will be one of the highlights of the day.

After enjoying a local Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, we enter the Xianyang Museum. The permanent exhibition focusses mainly on artefacts and displaying the history of the emperors from the Han and the Qin Dynasty. The museum is divided into nine main exhibition halls with lots of information and finds on display about the numerous tombs and mausoleums in its vicinity. The construction of this centrally located museum into its current form started in 1962 and remains up until today one of China’s most famous national, medium-sized museums.

Our day comes to an end as we make our way back to Xi’an and your booked hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • 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)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • 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 most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays 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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