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3 Days/ 2 Nights
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
"Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.
Day 1 (D)
Depart pier in the morning and visit Yu Yuan Garden, first built in 1559, these expansive and breath-taking gardens were declared a national monument in 1982. Transfer to the airport for a 2-hour flight from Shanghai to Xian.
Enjoy a buffet dinner at hotel in Xian and the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Day 2 (B/L/D)
After breakfast at your hotel, head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - a temple built to house Buddhist scriptures brought back from India by traveling monk Xuan Zang.
Enjoy a pleasant shopping stop at the Jade Factory with thousands of products made from one of the most beautiful stones in the world.
Lunch will be served at a local Chinese restaurant; then you will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum. Archaeologists unearthed this incredible collection of thousands of life-size terra cotta warriors and their horses in 1974. One of the most important finds to date in the world, this legion was created under the command of unified China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang. He was terrified that his enemies would pursue him even after death, and so he ordered this "army" to protect his burial site—and for centuries indeed it did. Each warrior is different, as you will discover as you are led through the vaults where these and other treasures have been found. Marvel at the sheer numbers, and the incredible detail in each and every figure.
Later, visit the ancient City Wall, the most complete surviving city wall in China and one of the largest ancient military defensive system in the world.
Have dinner at the Tang Dynasty Palace Restaurant Theatre, where you will enjoy a cultural program, including a concert played on Tang Dynasty musical instruments and colourful dances over a thousand years old.
Day 3 (B/L)
Begin your day with a flight from Xi’an to Shanghai in the morning. Upon arrival, enjoy a Chinese lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, visit Jade Buddha Temple before returning to pier and re-joining your ship.
Please note: Due to this tour's popularity, exclusivity, and strict booking conditions, tour bookings must be confirmed 60 days prior to the call at Shanghai with no cancellations allowed thereafter. This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Shanghai. The Yu Garden is closed Mondays. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants must negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces and is therefore not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. The sequence of the tour may change due to the traffic condition.
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