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Biking Tour with Calligraphy Class provided by Lily's Private Tours

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Biking Tour with Calligraphy Class

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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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Duration
3–4 hours
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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John R wrote a review Jan 2020
Shanghai, China32 contributions14 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: January 2020
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murphy23232018 wrote a review May 2018
New York City, New York1 contribution5 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: May 2018
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By: Lily's Private Tours
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Lily and Michael were so accommodating in this class! There aren’t too many tourists to Xi’an at the moment, so the
mcolt
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Value added - Michal (tour guide) is a foodie
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Diana R
Diana R
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Excellent food tour-- and amazing guide!
I recommend this food tour, and guide Michael, to anyone visiting Xi'an! The tour was customizable if there are spe
josies799
josies799
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Great day in Xian
I was recommended Michael by a friend who had taken his tour while in Xian. As I had visited Xian before I had very
Buddingtraveller83
Buddingtraveller83
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-3 day Xi’an and Luoyang tour-
Michael and Jeff were our tour guides for the three days; Michael in Xi’an and Jeff in Luoyang. The tour was great
Frankie W
Frankie W
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Top notch
Absolutely superb day out, from start to finish. The expertise of our guide Jackie was second to none. We were tr
Gordon B
Gordon B
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Experience of a lifetime with Lily
Lily was my tour guide and my trip to Xi'an would not have been the same without her indepth knowledge and brillian
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joncP613XT
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Delicious Food and Great Guide
Michael took us on a food tour and it was absolutely great. We tried lots of delicious food we'd never had before,
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Magclairelim
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Energetic Tour Guide, Rich Historical Sites
Our customised tour consisted of the terracotta warriors, cave dwellings and Han Yang Ling mausoleum with our guide
888staceye
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Fun noodle making in great setting
My boyfriend came to visit me in China where I live (I am American). We took the noodle making class. We were the o
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B9086WEjustineb
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Great 2 days in Xian
I travelled with my husband and 3 kids (10,8,5), I was a little worried at first due to the kids age and attention.
wsimlp
wsimlp
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Lily’s Private tour
Lily has helped us to arrange train tickets from Beijing to XiAn, and tours in XiAn and Beijing. Communication was
dutchcramblitt
dutchcramblitt
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Fantastic
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Paul N
Paul N
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Fantastic tour by Shine
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Matheus C
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Guerreiros de Xi'an
The tour was perfect. Our guide Shine was very knowledgeable and took a really good care of our group. In just one
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