Visit China’s old capital, the ancient starting point of the Silk Road and home of the Terracotta Warriors together with other LTL students. Xian is one of the world’s last cities major cities that still has it’s full city walls standing and the Terracotta Warrios are a must see for any China visitor. Cycling on the old City Walls is an amazing experience, as is the old Huizu quarter, where you will eat what are probably Asia’s tastiest noodles.
We leave on Friday after class and are back on Sunday evening in Beijing.
20:43 Departure from Beijing West Station (night train)
07:58 Arrival Xian
08:00 Pickup by the LTL bus, transport to hotel, and check-in
10:00 – 14:00 Visit the Terracotta Warriors (about one hour outside the city)
14:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 17:00 Big Goose Pagoda
17:00 – 18:30 Drum & Bell Tower
18:30 – late Traditional dinner in the old Huizu area
10:30 – 13:00 The old City Walls – opportunity to cycle on the City Walls
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Check out and transport to train station
16:03 Departure Xian
21:32 Arrival Beijing
Cost: 2,450 CNY
Includes: Train tickets, transport to and from the Terracotta Warriors, transport inside Xian, guide, entrance tickets, and hotel
Note: Train tickets to Xian need to be purchased at least three weeks in advance, as there is only one night train to Xian which sells out very early. So please make sure you book your trip early, as there will be no more train tickets available.
I really liked Xian and it is a once in a life time experience to see in person the Terracotta warriors. It was very nice to go in a group with friends from the school and to have everything taken care of for you. It made for a very easy trip. The hotel was of a high standard, our guide was very personal and not only showed us around the city, but helped me with my Chinese homework for the whole next week on the train back. It was a great way to bond with other students and LTL staff. Definitely worth doing.
– Christine, Australia
Christine studied eight weeks of small group class at LTL in Beijing