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Four Days Xi'an Luoyang Private Tour

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Our Four Days Xi'an Luoyang Private Tour include the private English tour guide and private car, with our best service for you during your stay in Xian.

Duration: 4 Days 3 Night

Attractions:
Xian, Luoyang

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Xian down town, Xian international airport/train station/bus station

Finishing point:
Your designated destination.

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Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Day 1. Xian Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Giant Goose Pagoda,Drum Tower&Bell Tower, Shaanxi Grand Opera House
  • Accommondation: Three Stars, Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: L,D

In the morning, our local Xi'an tour guide will pick you up at the exit of Xi'an train station or your hotel lobby in Xi'an, you will find a welcome signage "Xi'an Private Tour". 

Firstly, drive you to the Shaanxi Provincial History MuseumShaanxi History Museum is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, which is one of the four largest museum with modern facilities in China. It was regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures” where reflect over one thousand years of Chinese history, the splendid culture and people life in ancient times. The exhibition space is divided into an introductory hall, permanent exhibitions, special exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions, as well as one that has been named the National Painting Hall. It not only show the span of culture in ancient Shaanxi, but also show the highest level of cultural development of China's social economy.

The Highlight of Shaanxi History Museum

The Cultural Relics 
The museum, built in traditional Tang architectural style, houses over 370,000 cultural relics, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, silver, seal and stone objects, all of which can be dated back to over 1 million years ago to the late Qin dynasty. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

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After that visit the Big Giant Goose Pagoda, Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. First built in 589A.D. In the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today.

The Highlight of Big Giant Goose Pagoda

Architecture
The storeyed pagoda is an architectural marvel. It was built with layers of bricks without any cement. The seams between each layer of bricks and the "prisms" on each side of the pagoda are clearly visible. The grand body of the pagoda with its solemn appearance, simple style and high structure, is indeed a good example of Chinese traditional architecture.

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Then, drive you to the down town to visit the Muslim Quarter to meet many local snacks, is the most famous food street in Xian. It consists of Islamic food area, ethnic group shopping center, Great mosque and living area of Hui people. It is a place distinct for its delicious food and Islamic culture, with a history of more than 1000 years. The streets are paved by gray flagstone and the buildings are of Ming style. About 2000 years ago in the Han Dynasty after the opening of Silk Road, Changan welcomed the first Muslims: Muslim businessmen, envoys, and students.

The Highlight of Muslim Quarter

Food and Food culture
The food in the street is of north and west flavor, in which crude pancake in mutton soup, cold rice noodles, Chinese hamburger, Qishan noodles are famous Shaanxi food.Besides, there are other local flavors: Xi’an small cakes, Shaanxi pasta, Rice cake, etc. And in the street, most are beef and mutton products, in which the roast beef is especially delicious.

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You can have lunch at this food quarter, to find the mysterious food here.

In the afternoon, visit the Drum Tower, Located in the south end of Beiyuan Gate of Xi’da street, Xi'an Drum Tower originally built in 1380 during the Ming dynasty and renovated twice in 1699 dueing the Qing dynasty. Now it's the largest one of its kind in China, facing the Bell Tower at east, which was beat to tell the time to citizens, hence the name. Standing on the towering above the city center and appreciate incredible view of Xi'an. Between the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower, there is a square with grass, dotted with greenbelt beautiful acouto-optic fountain, which is a good place for leisure and entertainment for citizens.

The Highlight of Drum Tower

Architecture and culture
In the Drum Tower, there are many larges drums hang on a hall with beautiful Chinese writing, which means good luck, besides, there is a drum museum where you can appreciate lots of drums, some of which has thousands of history.

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Then walk for a few minutes you will see the Bell Tower, Which located in south east of the Drum Tower. In Chinese history from Ming Dynasty, each city had a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk each day in ancient time, a means of telling time. Xian was not exception. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower of Xi'an date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The two are located in the center of the Xian city connecting the four roads from east, south, west and north within the city wall. Atop the Bell Tower you will have a panoramic view of the Xian City.

The Highlight of Bell Tower

Archetecture and Unique History
A number of highlighted cultural relics are exhibited in Xi’an Bell Tower, including a huge bell, inscribed steles and couplets hung on the column, all of which are of high historical and cultural values.

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After the day tour, get the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00PM and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner within the Opera House. Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food.

Nearly 20 varieties are made and inside the dumplings are stuffed with delicious vegetables, meats and seafood. Dumplings’ Legend offers an original approach to Chinese food, merging the familiar comfort food of London’s Chinatown with the culinary heritage of regional oriental cuisine. 

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Then You’ll experience the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, which is a performance of music and dance that imitate the Tang Dynasty over one thousand-year ago. It seems as if you have lived in the palace of Tang Dynasty.

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At last drive you back to your hotel. On the way you will enjoy the luminous city wall and Xi Dajie brightly and beautifully lit.

Day 2. Xian Day Tour

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall
  • Accommondation: Three Stars, Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L

In the morning, pick you up at your hotel lobby. 

Firstly, visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Its more than 40 miles away from downtown, your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the air-condition car. on the way to the destination, your private tour guide will tell you something about the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and if you have any question, please do not hesitate to let us know.

To visit Army of Terra Cotta Warriors is the main reason why you are here in Xian. You may have already seen its pictures from China travel books or China tour related travel websites. The Terracotta Army was discovered on 29 March 1974 to the east of Xi'an in Shaanxi province by farmers digging a water well approximately 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) east of the Qin Emperor's tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan), a region riddled with underground springs and watercourses. The construction of the tomb was described by historian Sima Qian (145–90 BCE) in his most noted work Shiji, written a century after the mausoleum's completion. 

The Highlight of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

The Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

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After that conitinue to see the Qin Tomb, You will appreciate the marvelous Terracotta warriors in full battle array of Emperor both in Qin's tomb. 

Drive you back to the Xian, and the last destination is the Ancient City Wall, As one of the UNESCO's world Heritage Site, Xi'an Ancient City Wall was built in the 14th century, under the regime of Emperor Zhuyuanzhang in Ming dynasty, had the function of protecting the cities or towns as military defense systems in ancient China. Xi'an Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls, exhibits the "complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society". Xi'an City Wall is a heritage National Historical and Cultural Town since 1961, it is about 14km in length, 12meters in height. The current city wall is an enhancement of the old Tang Dynasty structure, as a result of the emperor's wall building campaign.

The first city wall of Xi'an was built of earth, rammed layer upon layer. The base layer was made of earth, quick lime, and glutinous rice extract, tamped together. It made the wall extremely strong and firm. Later, the wall was totally enclosed with bricks. A moat, wide and deep, ran around the city. Over the moat, there used to be a huge drawbridge, which would cut off the way in and out of the city, once lifted. It is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time.Biking around the City Wall is included, and is the best way to enjoy this sight. You can take in the great contrast of the ancient culture and modern Xian while biking on the wall.  The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers, which were built in the 13th century can still be seen.

The Highlight of Xi'an Ancient City Wall

Architecture and Good Sightseeing
Now, Ancient City Wall is one of the top attractions in Xi'an city. It takes around half day to walk around, cycling is a good choice for visitors go around and appreciate the construction in Ancient China.

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After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3. Xi'an to Luoyang

In the morning, our local Xi'an tour guide will pick you up at the exit of your hotel lobby in Xi'an, and then transfer you to the Xi'an North Railway Station to take the high-speed train to Luoyang. It will costs 2 hours to get there. 

Upon arrivel Luoyang, drive directly from Luoyang Longmen Train Station to Shaolin Temple. Shaolin Temple is situated at Shaoshi Mountain in the west of Songshan Mountain ranges, 80 km south-east of Luoyang. in Dengfeng City, Henan Province. Against the backdrop of Wuru Peak of Shaoshi Mountain, it is surrounded with forests and hills as its natural defense. The "Shao" in "Shaolinsi" refers to "Shaoshi Mountain"; lin means "forest" and si "temple". The name of Shaolin Temple literally means "temple in the woods of Shaoshi Mountain". 

Shaolin Temple was built Taihe year Beiwei dynasty (495), 32 years after the famous India monk putidamo came to Shaolin Temple to teach Chanzong. Damo was called "The Ancester of Chinese Buddism Chanzong". Shaolin Temple is called "The Ancester Family of Chanzong". Most of the buildings in Shaolin Temple were built in Ming or Qing dynasty, the whole temple is about 30 thousand square meters. 

The Highlight of Shaolin Temple

Unique Architecture and Shaolin Kungfu
The Buddha palace in the temple is amazing, there are colorful paintings on east, west and north wall and they were painted in Ming dynasty. The famous buildings in the temple like Mountain door, Fangzhang room, Damo ting, White coloth palace, Dizang palace, Tianwang palace, Chuzu temple, Damo cave, Erzu temple, Faru tower, Tongguang tower were built in tang dynasty, Fahua tower were built in Wudai dynasty and Yuangong tower were built in Yuan dynasty. 

Shaolin Kungfu refers to the traditional cultural system that has formed in the particular Buddhist cultural environment in Shaolin Temple of Songshan Mountain over long history. It is based on a belief in the supernatural power of Buddhism and fully reflects the wisdom of Chan Buddhism. The martial arts practiced by monks in the Shaolin Temple are its major form of expression. It encompasses complete technical and theoretical system, with martial arts and techniques as its major form of expression, and Buddhism belief and Chan wisdom as the cultural connotation. 

Shaolin Kungfu is presented with the movement of the human body such as attack, defense and wrestling as its core and the series as its basic units. Series are made up of a group of movements. The design and arrangements of these movements are based on the medical knowledge of ancient China and conforms to the rule of movement of the human body. 

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Lastly, drive you back to our designated hotel in Luoyang. The rest of the time is free for you to relax.

Day 4. Luoyang Day Tour, Departure

  • Place&Transport: Luoyang
  • Today's Activities: Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang Museum, White Horse Temple
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: B,L

In the morning, pick you up in the hotel lobby.

Today, your first destination is Longmen Grottoes. The Longmen Grottoes are 12.5 kilometers away from the southern suburbs of Luoyang in Henan Province, central China, and is between the cliffs of the Longmen Canyon. As Mount Xiang (east) and Mount Longmen (west) face off here and the Yi River flows between the mountains from south to north, it looks like a natural door and was called “Yijue” in ancient times. People began to call it “Longmen” after Luoyang was established during the Sui Dynasty because the city gate of Luoyang was facing the “Yijue.” The Longmen Grottoes cover the one-kilometer-long precipices on the both sides of Yi River.

The Longmen Grottoes along with the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang in Gansu Province, as well as the Yungang Grottoes in Datong of Shanxi Province are considered as the three treasure houses of China’s ancient Buddhist grotto art and have a very high historical value and artistic value. The beautiful and wonderful workmanship of Buddhist statues in the Longmen Grottoes fully reflect the wisdom and skills of laborers in ancient China.

The Highlight Of Longmen Grottoes

Fine Statue
It have a total of 2,345 niches for Buddha, more than 2,800 inscriptions, more than 40 Buddhist pagodas and more than 100,000 statues in the more than 2,100 caves. The biggest Buddhist statue is more than 17.1 meters high while the smallest is only two centimeters high.

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Then drive you back to the Luoyang down town, and have lunch at the local restaurant.

After lunch, drive you to visit the Luoyang Museum, the museum was first built in 1958, in Guanlin, seven kilometres (4.3 mi) south of Luoyang City. It was moved to the north side of Zhongzhou Road in 1973 near the Wangcheng Park, which, at an area of 67 hectares (170 acres), is the largest public park in Luoyang. The new museum opened on May 1, 1974. 

It houses relics from excavation sites on the outskirts of Luoyang, in the city's old section. They include antiquaries from palaces and temples. These artifacts establish the historical past of Luoyang, representing elements of the ancient city of nine capitals, from Neolithic times up to 937 AD. The Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum also contains archaeological finds, but it specializes in tombs as more than 10,000 have been found in the local area.

The Highlight Of Luoyang Museum

Architecture and Fittings
The museum is built in ancient Tang Dynasty, Chinese architectural style. An Eastern Han Dynasty painting of the "hundred-flower" lantern is displayed on the front facade of the museum. Chinese bronze ding vessel with gold and silver inlay from the Warring States Period (403–221 BC) of ancient China. With four display halls and five exhibition rooms, it is spread over 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) with a floor space of 10,000 square metres (110,000 sq ft). The antiquaries are arranged to demonstrate the evolution of social structure, beginning with primitive society in the first hall, followed by exhibits related to slavery, and feudalism.

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Your last destination is White Horse Temple, Its the first Buddhist Temple in China. Baima Temple has been through many changes. What we see today is a rectangular courtyard complex facing south, reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), covering an area of 40,000 square meters and a roofed entrance arch with three doorways. The entrance features blue stones, including several pieces from the Eastern Han Dynasty.

The Highlight Of White Horse Temple

Architecture and History
All of the halls, which house statues of Sakyamuni, Maitreya, Amitabha, the Buddha of Medicine, and various bodhisattvas, are built on the central axis following the terrain, and each hall stands higher than the one in front. The Qiyun Pagoda was built after the temple was renamed Baima Temple and is known as China's first pagoda.

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After finishing your tour in Luoyang, you are transferred back to Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. Then you take the late afternoon high-speed train back to Xian ( less than two hours). 

Xi'an to Luoyang Train Schedule

Train No.
Departs
ArrivesDistanceDurationSeat Fares

G1911

G1914

Xi'an North

06:23

Luoyang 

Longmen

08:05

380km1h 42min      /

G1545

G1548

Xi'an North

07:20

Luoyang 

Longmen

08:53

380km1h 53min
      /

G1897

G1900

Xi'an North

07:35

Luoyang 

Longmen

09:08

380km1h 33min      / 

G2002

Xi'an North

08:20

Luoyang 

Longmen

10:17

380km1h 57min      /

G1893

G1896

Xi'an North

08:36

Luoyang 

Longmen

10:39

380km
2h 3min
      / 

Luoyang to Xi'an Train Schedule

Train No.
Departs
ArrivesDistanceDurationSeat Fares

G1281

G1284

Luoyang 

Longmen

15:59


Xi'an North

17:56


380km1h 57min     /

G1894

G1895

Luoyang 

Longmen

16:49


Xi'an North

18:39


380km1h 50min
¥174

G1902

G1903

Luoyang 

Longmen

17:17


Xi'an North

18:45


380km1h 28min¥174

G1924

G1925

Luoyang 

Longmen

17:27


Xi'an North

17:01


380km1h 34min¥174

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2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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