Discover on of China’s most enthralling attractions on a full-day tour to the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses from Xi’an. With an expert historian guide, marvel at the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century; see 7,000 life-sized figures in ordered rows and hear of how the sculptures were meticulously constructed to honor Emperor Qin Shihuang, China’s first ruler. Discover the Neolithic artifacts of the Banpo site; appease you appetite with a delicious Chinese lunch; and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Xi’an hotel.   

Highlights

  • Xian tour to the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses
  • Get up close to Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, the site of the Terracotta Army
  • Visit the Banpo ruins dating back 6,000 years
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch
  • Friendly and informative guide

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What You Can Expect

Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

The Famous City Walls of Xi'an

Depart from your Xi’an hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and venture to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Terracotta Army. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene and describes how 7,000 life-sized terracotta figures and horses were buried beside Emperor Qin Shihuang in his majestic mausoleum. Disembark and explore the site, marvelling at the endless rows of figures. Browse the exhibitions of the museum to gain further insight into the intriguing history of the tomb. 

Revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch in a local restaurant then head to the site of the Banpo ruins, an ancient area whose origin is more than 6,000 years old. Marvel at artifacts from a Neolithic matriarchal community and hear of how the ruins were discovered during a groundbreaking excavation.  

After your explorative tour, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Xi’an hotel, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent! The tour covered a lot of ground, but it was conducted at a comfortable pace.

Brian F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent

Randall A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing, our tour guide Chin was very knowledgeable and spoke clear english. Chin explained amy details bout the Soldiers and their history for us. Our Lunch was fantastic in the Historic restaurant, the selection of foods was plentiful and very tasty. The local wine is a bit strong so be careful 57 alcohol... deceiving by taste...
When returning to Xi'an sometime in the future we will be sure to Hire Viator again.

waferworld USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

great tour. worth every minute a MUST

Cate C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Small group, knowledgeable and friendly guide -- it was a great, well-organized tour. Thanks all of you!

Colin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I initially thought about getting a taxi to see the Terracotta Army and get a guide there. So glad I opted for this tour instead. Our guide, Xin was very good and knowledgeable. The 6000 year old village was fascinating. The tour to the factory was good and a great opportunity to buy a momento of the day. Seeing the Terracotta Army is impressive and going to the Emperors Tomb topped off a perfect day.

Jim H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour and thoroughly recommended - given the time needed to travel from central Xi'an to the site of the Terracotta Warriors, the full day experience is definitely recommended. Our guide was great and even arranged a traditional dumpling meal for us in the evening and to experience a local opera

Penelope J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic day trip, plenty of time to see everything. Kemi was a great guide, excellent English and very passionate and knowledgable. Bus was comfortable, small group of 8 people

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing. Great day again with a great guide.

Bruce L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The terracotta warriors are well worth seeing. It's a real pity that so many of them have been destroyed beyond restoration. These are 2000 years old. We also visited the 6000 year old site of an ancient village and the terracotta warrior factory. A delicious Chinese lunch was also provided. There were just 3 people on this tour so we had a good chance to chat with the guide, Lucia, who was also very enthusiastic and knowledgeable with her Chinese history. This trip was well worth going on.

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