Tour code: 2042XASIC_02
Explore one of China’s ancient capitals on this 4-hour tour of historic Xi'an, including hotel pick-up. Start with a visit to the fascinating Shaanxi History Museum to learn about the region’s rich history and discover Xi'an’s former glory as the gateway to the Silk Road. Visit the landmark Big Wild Goose Pagoda, then browse the shops and street food stalls of central Xi'an, stopping to sample local snacks (own expense) or shop for souvenirs.


  • Explore Xi'an on a guided half-day tour
  • Discover the history of the city's ancient protective walls
  • Tour the Shaanxi History Museum and learn about the renowned Shaanxi Province and the dynasties
  • Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist temple, with your informative guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Xi'an Half-Day City Tour - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Xi'an Half-Day City Tour

Extend your stay in Xi'an with a half-day tour of the city with a professional guide. As the region's capital and doorway to the Silk Road, Xi'an is one of the richest and most well-protected cities in China. Discover the amazing history of the walled city on this informative tour.

Visit the renowned Shaanxi History Museum and learn about the area's rich culture and intriguing history, from the 2nd-century BC Emperor Qin Shihuang to today. Next, follow your expert guide to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Built in the Tang Dynasty, this iconic Buddhist temple is a symbol of the city, and features a seven-story square pyramid standing 210 feet (64 meters) high. Hear fascinating stories about the temple and learn about the important role it plays in the region’s culture.

If you have time at the end of the tour, take a stroll around Xi'an's famous pedestrian street and sample local snack foods before enjoying a comfortable drive back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Jim H

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Great half day tour based within central Xi'an which is a good complement to a longer separate tour to see the Terracotta Warriors. Experienced and friendly guide, recommended.

Esperanza P USA

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

Truly enjoyed my tour. My guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the driver drove with care and safety. My guide was courteous and helpful and took very good care of me as I was taking the tour by myself. Yes, I would recommend it. The car was comfortable and clean.

Giuseppe D

1 star rating: I do not recommend this December 2010

Very disappointing. When we were at the museum, the tour guide expected us to wait in line because the first 2000 people had free entrance to the museum. We paid extra so as not to wait. I believe that wen I book a tour with a company everthing is included and not have to pay my own entrance fee to the sites. The tour guide rushed us through the tour. The tours my be boring for the tour guide but for us, we expect to be give the necessary time to see the sites. I will never book another tour with your company.
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