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Xian Trip

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

09:00                  Breakfast

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


09:30 – 10:30   Breakfastbell tower

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.

Read more about the LTL Great Wall Trip or other LTL social activities.

Student feeback

Christine, first from left, eating noodles with other LTL students in Xian.

Christine, first from left, eating noodles with students and the LTL guide in Xian.

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