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4 Days Xian Luoyang Discovery Tour From Shanghai By Flight

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From $369 per person

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If you stay in Shanghai for few days and interested in Chinese history, 4 days Xian Luoyang tour from Shanghai by flight is the best china tours from Shanghai we recommend. This private guided tour covers top highlights of Xian & Luoyang, your private guide will take you marvel at Terracotta Warrios in Xian, take an insight into Shaoln Temple & Kung Fu culture, discover Longmen Grottoes at Louyang, and more. Round trip air tickets, English speaking guide, transfers and driver are all included.

Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Luoyang, Xian

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Xian airport/train station (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Cash, Wire, PayPal, WesternUnion, Alipay, Wechat

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Summary

Day 1 Shanghai-Luoyang by Flight: White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple
Day 2 Luoyang-Xian by train, Longmen Grotto,Luoyang Museum
Day 3 Xian: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Tang Dynasty Show,Dumpling Banquet
Day 4 Xian Departure: Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell & Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter

Day 1 Shanghai-Luoyang

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai to Luoyang by flight, White Horse Temple, Shaolin Temple
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Luoyang
  • Meal: L

In the morning, our Shanghai driver will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement) with a welcome sign "Shanghai Private Tour" then transfer you to the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. You will take the early flight from Shanghai to Luoyang. Upon arrival, our Luoyang tour guide will meet you at the exit of airport. (2 hours)

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Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai Private Tour"

First, you will visit White Horse Temple, White Horse Temple is the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han dynasty capital Luoyang. The site is just outside the walls of the ancient Eastern Han capital, east of Luoyang in Henan Province. It is considered by most believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism". The geographical landmarks to the south are Manghan Mountain and Lucoche River.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch, continue your tour to Shaolin Temple, also known as the Shaolin Monastery, is a Chan ("Zen") Buddhist temple in Dengfeng County, Luoyang. Dating back 1,500 years when founded by Fang Lu-Hao, Shaolin Temple is the main temple of the Shaolin school of Buddhism to this day. Shaolin Monastery and its Pagoda Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng".

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After finished the tour of Shaolin Temple, our guide will take you back to your hotel in Luoyang.

Day 2 Luoyang-Xian

  • Place&Transport: Luoyang
  • Today's Activities: Luoyang to Xian by train, Longmen Grotto, Luoyang Museum
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, our local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby.

Today you will start your tour with Longmen Grotto, The Longmen Grottoes are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples. There are as many as 100,000 statues within the 2,345 caves, ranging from an 1 inch (25 mm) to 57 feet (17 m) in height. The area also contains nearly 2,500 stelae and inscriptions, whence the name “Forest of Ancient Stelae", as well as over sixty Buddhist pagodas. Situated in a scenic natural environment, the caves were dug from a 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) stretch of cliff running along both banks of the river. Longmen Grotto is regarded as "an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity," for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China. 

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Then head to Luoyang Museum, which is a local historical museum in Luoyang. Situated in the Yellow River valley. It offers exhibits of the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang, a major Chinese cultural centre, which was the capital of more than a dozen ancient dynasties of the Xia and the East Zhou. 

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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. 

After the tour ends, drive you to the Luoyang longmen station, you will take the highspeed train to Xian. Upon arrival, our Xian tour guide will pickup at the exit holding with a welcome signal "Xian Private Tour".  Transfer you to your hotel in Xian.

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Our Xi'an Pick Up Sign "Xi'an Private Tour"

Day 3. Xian

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show, Dumpling Banquet
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Xian
  • Meal: B,L

Firstly, drive you to Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, it known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture which is listed as the most significant discovery of the 20th century. Up to now, there has discovered a total of 179 accompanying burial pits of different connotations and various shapes in Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum area. The discovery of these pits has provided all important significance in the research of the burial system of the Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum, the characteristics structures and characteristics of the burial pits. However, what makes people feel amazing is that of all the burial pits, none has been found survived from being burnt down.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

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After lunch, you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, also named Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'and became the symbol of the old-line Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion and its simple but appealing style of construction. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.

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Today,you will have a Xi'an Dumpling Dinner, which is famous in Xi'an. Our guide will lead you to Shaanxi Grand Opera House and help you find your seat for the most famous Xi'an Dumpling Dinner within the Opera House.In Xian, a must for visitors to try is the delicious dumplings. While tasting those dumplings, customers will be astonished by the cooks' smart cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. It seems that all of the indigenous meat and vegetables can be used for the dumplings' stuffing, such as pork, mutton, beef as well as celery, radish, cabbages, etc. Nowadays, by the cooks' continuously improving, the dumpling has been one of the local best foods to entertain visitors from home and abroad..

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After dinner, you will enjoy 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. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

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After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 4. Xian Departure

  • Place&Transport: Xian
  • Today's Activities: Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell & Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and your tour start.

Today your first 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.

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Continue your tour to 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. 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. 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.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

The last stop is Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the old city's neighborhoods. It's a confusing array of narrow alleys that are wonderful to wander in, get lost, and stumble upon surprising discoveries. Muslim Quarter houses a large number of important Christian institutions. The Muslim quarter begins at the northern city wall, goes south to the northern and western walls of the Temple Mount, to Hashalshelet Street, where the Jewish Quarter begins. To the West, it runs to Beit Chabad Street, which runs between it and the Christian Quarter.

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This only 500-meter-long cobbled street was renovated in Tang Dynasty architecture style and on both sides is full of snack or souvenir stalls with bright-colored signs. The eye-dizzying snack variety can give a great workout to your eyes, taste buds and stomach: delicately-wrinkled juicy steamed dumplings, yummy lamb sandwiches, sleek grilled mutton, crumbs in mutton broth, stuffed persimmon cakes, dried fruit and nuts, etc. 

After the tour is finished, transfer you to the airport or train station in Xian for your next destinations. Our service ends.

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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


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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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