Xi'an, China
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English


See the Terracotta Warriors and your choice of two other Xian highlights on a private custom tour. After a morning visit to see the UNESCO-listed terracotta army, visit two attractions chosen from the six recommended: Shaanxi or Banpo Museum, Xian City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, or Muslim Street. With no time-consuming shopping stops, this flexible tour includes private transport and downtown Xian hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Private 8-hour Terracotta Warriors and custom Xian sightseeing tour
  • 2.5- to 3-hour morning visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • View the ancient clay soldiers and learn about their history
  • Tailor your afternoon to visit two of six recommended attractions
  • Opt to visit the Banpo Museum, Shaanxi Museum, Xian City Wall, or three other sights
  • Lunch and entrance tickets at own expense for maximum flexibility
  • Private air-conditioned transport and downtown hotel pickup and drop-off included
Meet your guide and air-conditioned minivan at your downtown Xian hotel.
Discuss the six attractions available to visit after the Terracotta Warriors, and tell your guide your two choices. Since your tour excludes entrance fees and lunch, you can keep your options open until the afternoon. Plus, because there are no time-consuming shopping stops, you can enjoy your time to the fullest.
After a roughly 1-hour drive to theTerracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, enjoy 2.5 to 3 hours inside to see the massed ranks of the 3rd-century BC clay soldiers. Learn how they were made and buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and explore the exhibition room showcasing the bronze chariots and other treasures found at the site.
Afterward, break for lunch (own expense) before heading to your chosen afternoon sights.
Maybe head to the Banpo Museum to see the remains of a 6,000-year-old village, or chart the history of Shaanxi province at the Shaanxi Museum (closed on Mondays). Alternatively, opt to visit Xian City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, or bustling Muslim Street – the choice is yours.
After visiting your chosen sights, your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

Our experience in Xian was very enjoyable. We were there specifically to see the Terracotta Soldiers. We took a sleeper train from Beijing to Xian and Sonny- our guide- pick us up at the train station, driving directly to the sight. We were delighted that at this time a year it is not crowded so we were able to take our time and truly enjoy this incredible finding. Sonny was delightful and very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour without hesitation!

, Oct 2018

Our guide, Agnes, was fantastic. She guided us, in clear English, from the drive to the Warriors through the post adventure meal. Smart, well planned and interesting tour. Having a guide dramatically improved our trip. Could not be happier with the experience.

, Aug 2018

Uneventful and kind of boring tour. Our guide had a poor mastery of English and often was just on his phone. Of course Terracotta Warriors is a site that should be seen, however it was not impressive and the guide was boring and not interested to actually do his job. It seemed what ever we asked him he had an attitude in answering the question. He was more interested in being on his phone than doing his job - POOR JOB!

, Aug 2018

3 stars not because of the tour guide who was more than professional and pleasant and 3 stars not because of the actual visit to the site to physically see and marvel this very unique history... 3 star basically because of bad timing and bad weather. Summers and winters should be avoided and the times when schools are on holidays... unless if you are ok with extreme weather, long ques and huge crowds. Facilities at site and management is commendable and due credit goes to the Chinese authorities. There is abundance of souvenirs but unfortunately most lack quality. Would have definitely given 5 stars only if I would have visited the site in autumn or Spring.

, Jul 2018

Our Guide Lisa - was great. She taught us so much information about Xi'an and she was very good about letting us go our own pace throughout the day. The Warriors were amazing to see and her information regarding the army formation and the discovery as very valuable. She went to lunch with us and helped us order the traditional Xi'An Biang Biang noodles. Then we decided to choose only one other site do to our children being tired. We chose to visit and ride bikes around the Xi'An City Wall. We love riding bikes so this was a great way for us to see the city. Thanks Lisa for a great day!

, Jul 2018

The guide arranged by Viator was enthusiastic and very well informed on the Terra Cotta Warriors as well as the Muslim Market and Banpo Museum. Each of the tours we took with Viator went well and the tour begins as soon as you seat yourself in the car for the ride to the tour site. The site itself was all it's made out to be and everything we expected.

, Jul 2018

I would recommend that Viator put in the description of how much everything cost. It is hard when everything is cash only and you need to plan on how much to have on hand when you are out and about for that day. You have to wait in line and pay for the tickets to terracotta warriors, cash for lunch, and cash for anything else you decided to do that afternoon. I think the tour should be a little more expensive and Viator should include pre purchased tickets for the terracotta warriors. The tour itself was okay, not the best but the site made up for what the tour was lacking.

, Jun 2018

This tour was absolutely perfect! Our party of 6 truly enjoyed the private coach ride, and the agenda for the day was ideal. Linda, our tour guide, was excellent. She was very informative and engaging. She was with us every step of the way, and yet allowed us some private time to enjoy the sights. Linda always answered all our questions, whether related to the sites or just about the general culture.

The Terracotta Warriors were impressive to say the least. Afterward, we had a wonderful lunch, and Linda was very helpful to us. She helped us order some amazing items we would have never thought of. Afterward, we visited the fort and finished off the day at the Muslim Snack Street. Oh my was that delicious. It was definitely an enjoyable and informative day, thank you Linda!

, May 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a great day tour of Xi'an with our guide Coco. Her assistance and input at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum was invaluable in helping us negotiate our way through the crowds and take advantage of views from the best vantage points. She also took some great photos for us. We continued to benefit from Coco's advice and support regarding our optional activities and when we expressed an interest, she also ensured we were introduced to only genuine jade items and in particular those originating from the immediate region. Thanks for a great tour and great guide!

, Apr 2018

Fantastic tour and very knowledgeable tour giude Grace who adapted the tour to shut our needs. The tour was well organised and went smoothly, we also had a trip to a Muslim Quarter and Xian city Wall, both unforgettable experiences! Highly recommend this tour!

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