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    Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your tour guide will greet you in Grand Noble Hotel at 8:00 a.m! After a brief introduction to the tour, we will head to a crowded morning market filled with daily necessities. Like an open-aired grocery store, the shopping here is the central feature of the local’s daily life. It is the most active and lively part of the downtown shanty district. The crowds move through the middle of the street with vendors standing behind their booths, loudly selling their wares. It is bustling with people buying goods and at the same time bargaining vigorously. Immersed in this environment you may be forgiven for thinking you were in the centre of a bazaar in a Middle-eastern country. It’s the beating heart of a quiet and decrepit district nestled within the city wall. Walking from the market to a public bus station, we will catch a bus for a short ride to the next stop - Xi’an City Wall. It is the biggest and one of the best preserved city walls in China and cycling on this 640 year old wall is always considered one of the most enjoyable and unforgettable experiences in the city. You will see a large section of the city and also bump up your knowledge of this ancient city from our most devoted tour guide accompanying you on the cycle route. Following the one hour bike ride you will be guided to a quaint cultural street exuding an aura of calm. Buildings are in an ancient Chinese architectural style and the vendors trade a variety of writing brushes, papers and stone seals. Traditional Chinese paintings and calligraphy works can be browsed everywhere along the street. There are galleries and antique shops as well as many interesting workshops hidden down narrow alleyways. Strolling down the street will give you an authentic taste of the culture and history of the city. But more importantly our calligraphy master is waiting to impart his knowledge and guide our hands as we practice this ancient art. So, why not join us?
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please arrive at the pick up hotel (Hilton Xian) at least 10 mins before the trip starts.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Shuyuan Gate or South Gate
    • Transport by walk and public bus;
    • Licensed professional English-speaking tour guide;
    • Teaching salary of the calligraphy master;
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Gratuities
    • Own transfer to and from meeting point
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults;
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers;
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
    • Dress code is smart casual;
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My girlfriend and I had an amazing time with Michael for our Bike tour and Calligraphy lesson! It started with a lot of great info about the wall and the history behind it, and also getting to know our guide and friend! We won’t spoil too much of the fun but it was a long 14km
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    I was apparently the first person to take this tour, but I really should not be the last. We started with a trip to a morning market and my guide (Harvey - excellent) explained many of the local foods; where the food was from; and so on. A nice way to start the day, including a
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