Xi’an, the fascinating capital of the Shaanxi Province in North Western China has a rich heritage. Xi’an is the starting point for the famous Silk Road to the West and it was the former capital city of China for more than a thousand years spanning 13 dynasties including the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties.
1 / 8
2 / 8
3 / 8
4 / 8
5 / 8
6 / 8
7 / 8
8 / 8
- Multi Centre Holidays
The history of Xi’an is clearly demonstrated in the abundance of cultural attractions to be found in the city with undoubtedly the biggest draw of them all, the truly mesmerising Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Warriors date back to the 3rd Century BC and were only discovered as recently as 1974. These 7000 life-size soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons made from pottery and all arranged in battle formations guarding Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s tomb are alarmingly life-like from their facial features to their postures. – they are a definite ‘must-see’.
Other highlights of this fascinating city include a visit to the Muslim Quarter which is home to the impressive Great Mosque and the hustle and bustle of markets, narrow alleyways and traditional shops and homes. Also within the ‘Ancient City’ are major landmarks such as the Bell Tower and Drum Tower. The Bell Tower, built in 1342, marks the geographical centre of Xi’an and is the largest and best preserved wooden tower in China. The Drum Tower is located to the North West of the Bell Tower and was built in 1380 and is the largest Drum Tower in China. It originally housed a giant drum which, in ancient times, was used to tell the time, by beating the drum to tell the time in the evening.
If shopping is on your agenda, you will find lots of cultural pieces in the shops in Xi’an, such as replica Terracotta Warriors and Shaanxi paper cuttings to take home. The Muslim Quarter’s outdoor markets are also a fun, colourful place to shop.
Multi Centre Holidays
Xi’an is best explored as part of one of our China Multi Centre Holidays – where we can combine it, with all the other bits of China that you want to see. We tailor make every holiday, so we can offer you any hotel, any itinerary.
Get in touch today so we can create an itinerary just for you, or for some inspiration take a look at our most popular Xi’an itineraries below.
Remember, this is just a taste of what we can offer, so please get in touch today and speak to one of our China specialists.
Why choose eShores?
One to One Service
Our experienced personal travel consultants will ensure you find the most suitable holiday, whilst taking care of every last detail. Everything from start to finish will be effortless.
100% Tailor Made
We can use any hotel, in any destination, so we will craft an itinerary to suit your exact needs. Also, as we can provide any itinerary, the only holiday we'll offer, is the one that's right for you.
Our ATOL bonding provides you with the financial protection you need and as a member of the Travel Trust Association, you'll have 100% financial protection. Covering you for any eventuality.
As a tour operator & travel agent, we'll search the market to ensure that we find you the best price. Also as an online business, we can ensure our prices are as competitive as possible.
Emma's knowledge of destinations and hotels was outstanding. She went above and beyond to find us the perfect itinerary, nothing was too much trouble. Have already recommended both Emma & eShores to everyone I know and will definitely be booking more holidays with Emma in the future.Posted 4 minutes ago
Very organised. Understood our needs and made good suggestions and alternatives to meet our budgetPosted 27 minutes ago
Booked a multi centre holiday with eshores for next year , really good customer service I spoke to Matthew he was fantastic looking forward to this get a way next year ,very helpful and take the stress out of it for you .Posted 55 minutes ago
Very personal approach. Matt who sorted my honeymoon was extremely responsive via email and appeared to get I touch out of conventional office hours too. Highly recommended service!Posted 1 day ago
We have just returned from a multi centre Vietnam trip. What can I say, absolutely fantastic holiday from start to finish. Dave helped us all the way. We had a plan in our head and Dave took time to plan our perfect trip. Communication was great, letting us know promptly of any changes. We would definitely book again and highly recommend to others.Posted 5 days ago
We have recently returned from a multi centre holiday in Thailand. Everything went smoothly as planned, the hotels were all lovely. We would definitely recommend eShores and would book through them in the future. Thanks to Laura who organised the trip for us.Posted 1 month ago
Been using eshore for several years,always come up with requirements we need.Always happy to rearrange. Staff are very knowledgeable and we always use Leanne as our point of contact. Experts for multi centre holidays.Posted 1 month ago
I booked two holidays in 4 months with Dave at eshores. First one a 16 day trip around Vietnam north to south which included numerous flights and taxis. My second holiday was in October traveling around Vietnam again and Cambodia. Every hotel in both countries was spot on, every transfer went smooth with no problems. I'll Definitely use eshores again and thanks to Dave who arranged everything, a fantastic experience 👍👍Posted 1 month ago
Recently booked a four centre holiday to Asia. The process was straightforward and seamless. Rob, the agent who dealt with our requirements was extremely helpful and not pushy. He was very easy to talk with and seemed genuinely interested in our plans. He managed to put together exactly what we wanted and at a great price.Posted 1 month ago
Andy at eshores has been great, he worked hard to meet all our needs and went the extra mile for us! We're looking forward to a great Honeymoon!Posted 1 month ago
Talk To The Experts
Your personal travel consultant will get to know your needs, ensuring they find you the most suitable holiday, at the best price!