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Daily VIP Small-Group Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour

  • Soak up Xian’s signature sights in a group of no more than six people

  • Tour the terracotta army, Xian City Wall, and Muslim Quarter

  • Discover Xian cuisine over lunch at a local restaurant

Daily VIP Small-Group Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour
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Daily VIP Small-Group Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour

Enjoy a level of service that comes close to a private tour in a group of no more than six people. Start at the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, with a deep dive into the world of Qin Shi Huang. Enjoy Xian cuisine at a local restaurant before returning to the city to explore its majestic City Wall. Finally, head to the city’s street food epicenter, the Muslim Quarter.

What to Expect
In the morning your tour guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time between 7:30am and 8am.

8am–9am: Drive to the Terracotta Warrior Museum
It takes about 50 minutes to drive there from downtown Xi’an. You will acquire rich background information about the city from your guide.

9am–12pm: Visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang
Please follow your guide to discover the amazing terracotta warriors to hear interesting stories about China’s first emperor--Qin Shi Huang (259–210 BC). Our recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1 – Pit 2 – Pit 3 – Bronze Chariot Pit – the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang.

Pit 1 is the largest of the pits and it is estimated to house around 6,000 figures as well as a great quantity of bronze weaponry. You will be shocked by the large scale of the figures lining up and ready for battle. Pit 2 is not as large as Pit 1. It is estimated that the terracotta warriors and horses in this pit amount to 1,300 figures. However, the great variety makes it top-rated among all three pits. Pit 3 is the smallest one with only 72 terracotta warriors and horses. It is believed that it served as the headquarters for the army, directing the warriors in Pit 1 and Pit 2.

The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale. As burial objects, they represent Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s vehicles. The bronze chariots are the earliest, largest and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world.

Next, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, which is excavated about only 5% of the whole mausoleum, 95% of the mausoleum is still buried and its contents remain secret. Considered that the tomb of Qin Shi Huang has little to see, we will visit the site by viewing at a distance instead of taking a close look at.

12pm–1:30pm: Have Lunch at a Local Restaurant
You’ll have the chance to taste the local people’s favorite food there.

1:30pm–5pm: Drive Back and Visit Xi’an Ancient City Wall
Xi’an Ancient City Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1370–1378 AD) and is the largest and the best-maintained ancient city wall in China. It is shaped like a rectangle with a total length of 13.74 Kilometers. The downtown part of Xi’an City is centered within this ancient city wall. You have three options when visiting the city wall, walk part of the city wall, or cycle along the city wall, or take the eco-car running on the city wall.

5pm–6pm: Visit Xi’an's Most Famous Food Street — Muslim Street
After visiting the city wall, you will head to Xi’an’s most famous food street, Muslim Street, where you’ll see lots of featured foods and snacks. Try some if you'd like to.

6pm–6:30pm: Drive Back to Your Hotel or Stay in Muslim Street and Explore the City by Yourself
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Xi’an is an Amazing City!

I just finished a two-day tour of Xi’an, including the Terracotta Warriors, the City Wall, Muslim Street, Hanyang Tomb, TangBo Art Museum, Xi’an Museum and seeing the Wild Goose Pagoda. What a rich and incredible city! I loved every part of it. My guide, Elina,...More

Thank Ksspira
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Great Day Touring

My wife and I enjoyed our tour and learned a lot from our experience visiting the terracotta soldiers and Xi'an city. Loved the wall visit but wish we had more time to ride bikes the entire length of the wall; however, there just was not...More

Thank Brown C
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Xian: Great City with Equally Great Guide!

Robbie, our China Highlights guide during our private tour of Xian, was full of passion and energy for his city and the sites we saw, and it was great fun being with him. He took us to make terracotta warriors, which I wasn’t sure I...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 26 May 2018
Great day in and around Xi'an thanks to Alena, our guide

The tour started at 8 a.m. with the pickup in the hotel lobby. One evening before, Alena (our guide) still called in our hotel room to confirm the start of the tour and the pickup. After the greeting, a very comfortable car, including a conscientious...More

Thank LenaSieger
Reviewed 17 April 2018
Xian with Lily Lian

A wonderful whole day Tour of Terracotta Army and Xian city with very lovely and very well oriented in the place's history tour guide Lily Lian. I had a great time in Xian

1  Thank Aleksander D
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