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 Xi’an Warriors and Cookery Class, Xian tour

Xi’an Warriors and Cooking Class

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Get your food and culture fix all in one day. Go off the beaten track with us and visit a local food market to gather ingredients before stopping at the home of a local family for a very special cooking lesson. If that wasn’t enough of a cultural immersion we will then whisk you off to see the Terracotta Warriors, one of the country’s key historical sites. Getting an authentic taste of China has never been so easy! 

Highlights:
  • Tick the Terracotta Warriors off your bucket list with a local guide showing you the way
  • Visit the morning food market and discover a vast array of exciting Chinese ingredients and local produce
  • Learn how to cook traditional Chinese food with a friendly local family in their own home
  • Feast on the fruits of your labour over lunch and get a unique insight into local life in Xi’an

Tour style:Food Tour; History Tour
Inclusions:Local English-speaking guide, Terracotta Warriors Museum entrance fee, private transportation during the tour, mineral water, lunch.
Exclusions:Additional food and drinks, transportation to and from the meeting/end point, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver.
Group size:Maximum 6
Schedule details:
  • Duration:8 hours
  • Meeting point:

    In the lobby of the Bell Tower Hotel, No. 110 on South Street, Xi’an.

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  • Start time: 8.30 AM
  • Finish point:

    Bell Tower hotel, No. 110 on South Street, Xi’an.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip.
  • Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
  • Additional information: IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to book your ticket to the Terracotta Warriors museum, we will need your full name as it appears on your passport, as well as your passport number. You can include this information in the ‘Additional request’ box at checkout when you make your booking, or by contacting us at info@xianurbanadventures.com. You will also be required to bring your passport with you on the tour. Failure to provide your passport details or to carry your passport with you on the tour means we cannot guarantee you access to the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Child policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Language: English

Also runs from:1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

Itinerary:

IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to book your ticket to the Terracotta Warriors museum, we will need your full name as it appears on your passport, as well as your passport number. You can include this information in the ‘Additional request’ box at checkout when you make your booking, or by contacting us at info@xianurbanadventures.com. You will also be required to bring your passport with you on the tour. Failure to provide your passport details or to carry your passport with you on the tour means we cannot guarantee you access to the Terracotta Warriors.

Your local guide will pick you up and we'll make our way over to the ever popular morning food market to buy the freshest local ingredients needed for our cooking lesson. Food markets can be a daunting place when you don’t speak the language or even recognise some of the food on offer, but we've got an expert guide to lead the way and introduce you to some of the delicious staples of Chinese cooking.

We will then drive to the home of a very friendly local family that will show you how to cook a traditional Chinese lunch. The menu will consist of two classic Chinese dishes of your choice (you’ll have six options to choose from, including kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork and mapo tofu). Our session will also include a lesson in dumpling wrapping and noodle making, which will come in very handy when showing off your new chef skills to friends back home.

After helping your hosts with the meal and learning some of the basics of Chinese cooking, we’ll sit down and eat together. This is a great opportunity to talk to local people about everyday life in Xi’an.

After our very special lunch, we will bid farewell to our new friends and head over to one of China’s most famous and important archaeological sites; the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. Built over 2,000 years ago to guard the first Chinese emperor in the afterlife, the 8,000 soldiers and horses have been painstakingly sculpted and, remarkably, it is said that no two soldiers’ faces are the same. Your guide will introduce you to the story behind the Warriors and their place in the story of the Quin Dynasty. We’ll also make a stop at the museum, which offers some fascinating examples of what the Warriors would have looked like when they were first completed all those centuries ago.

After a memorable day of getting to know the ‘real’ China, we will drop you off back in Xi’an. Don’t forget to ask your guide for advice on where to go next and what else there is to do during your time in Xi’an.


Your trip:

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and driver a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.