5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Xian, China
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi’an

This small-group tour will be a feast for your senses as your guide introduces you Xi'an's most popular cultural experiences. Learn about one of China’s greatest archaeological finds on a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Emperor Qin’s mausoleum. Then dine on a mouthwatering banquet of dumplings and Chinese appetizers while enjoying an excellent display of Chinese culture during the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.


  • 8-hour historical and cultural experience in Xi'an
  • Enjoy a tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Emperor Qin's mausoleum with your guide
  • Feast on a scrumptious banquet of 16 to 18 varieties of dumplings!
  • Be entertained by a vibrant evening performance of the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle included
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience with your guide

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi’an

Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show

Xi’an is one of China’s most dynamic cities, with a variety of cultural experiences from major archeological sites to delicious food to dazzling entertainment. Do it all on this 8-hour small-group tour! With your professional guide, head first to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, where your guide will lead you on a tour and share with you interesting facts about the different pits that hold the Terracotta Army, as the site is also known. This archeological discovery – one of the most important in China – unearthed more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 bronze chariots and nearly 700 horses, all of which were buried to guard the tomb of Emperor Qin. Walk around Emperor Qin’s mausoleum and hear about his incredible wealth and power at the time of his rule.

Next, you’ll be driven a popular restaurant downtown, where you’ll treat your palate to a delectable banquet of 16 to 18 types of dumplings. The fillings of this delicious Chinese staple range from pork, chicken, mushroom and duck to egg, leek, carrot, lotus root and more. Try them steamed, baked and stir-fried!

Your tour ends with another glimpse into the culture of Xi’an – a performance of the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. As you are entertained by the combination of poetry, musical instruments, singing, dancing and stunning costumes, you’ll learn a bit about China’s history, arts, traditions and customs.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our group was small - just my three family members - so it was a very comfortable personal tour. We were picked up from our hotel at 1pm by our guide Michelle, a local. Her English was very understandable, despite not being her first language, and she was perfectly capable of conveying lots of interesting information about the surrounding area and the Terracotta Warriors themselves.
The Terracotta Warriors was crowded at 2pm that Tuesday, but not so crowded that we felt uncomfortable. We just had to be a bit patient and wait for the people to move away from the railings to get a nice clear view of the humungous viewing areas in all 3 pits.
The dumpling banquet was more for the fun of trying dumplings of different flavours and shapes, but not so much filling. Also, we were supposed to arrive by 6.30pm, even though the show which is in the same location only starts at 8pm. So, eat your dumplings slowly otherwise be sure to let a hostess know to save your table if you want to walk around outside.
The show itself was very nice, with a mix of dancing and music but bear in mind that this was all performed as if for the Emperor, i.e. a ONE person audience. So sitting dead centre tends to be better for viewing the dances. We especially enjoyed the two instrumental solos - the performers were really good and added a touch of humour.
Overall we had a really good time, and would most definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

the tour was wonderful. Michelle was a fantastic guide and her English was superb. She made the trip so much more enjoyable plus both she and the driver were so accomadating with how we wanted to personalize the trip. If I would do it again, I would definitely request this pair for our tour. Job well done. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Brilliant trip to see the warriors, highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Oh my God! this was the reason we went to China to see the Warriors and we were not disappointed. By taking the tour it even made it better, we got filled in on all the History of how they were found and the area. We were not rushed thru the buildings and got to see everything we wanted to see. The Banquet and Show was a step back into traditional China, the food was great and the Show was amazing. Tour Guide again was exceptional.

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