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Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

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.   
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Custom Private Tours

Private Tour: Terracotta Army Museum and Xi'an City Highlights

See the highlights of Xi'an with a private driver and guide. First, visit the Terracotta Army, a massive art collection of thousands of clay statues of warriors, horses, and chariots that were buried with the first emperor of China. After lunch (not included), explore the city with your guide including Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Muslim Quarter, and the Great Mosque of Xi'an.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Day Tour

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Customized Day Tour to Terracotta Army and Horses Museum

This day tour is flexible and arranged entirely under your choice. In the morning, you will visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site - Terracotta Army and Horses Museum. You will have a chance to take a close look at the life-sized terracotta soldiers and appreciate the intelligence of ancient people. In the afternoon, you can choose one big sites or two small sites from the following places;Banpo Neolithic Village, Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Huaqing Hot Spring, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Steles Forest, etc.. Please let us know beforehand which sites you like to see in the afternoon, some sites may not fit in.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Day Tour Including Lunch

Instead of sitting on a crowded tour bus and getting shepherded to places you aren’t interested in, see the side of Xi’an that interests you on this private day trip. Start with a morning visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, then spend the afternoon visiting your choice of historical sites. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Xi’an or you just want to see some great views of the city, you can customize your tour to focus on your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Xi'an Day Tour Exploring Old City and Terracotta Warriors

Enjoy a full-day tour of Xi’an with a private guide to see the city’s many treasures up close. Start with the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which features an astounding mausoleum complex that was discovered in the 1974 and dates to the third century BCE. You’ll also explore the old city, taking in the well-preserved ancient city wall, the vibrant Muslim Quarter and the historic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Includes lunch at a popular restaurant, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Xi'an One-Day Group Tour to Terracotta Army and Horses with Chinese Lunch

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses in Xian is one of 8 wonders found in 20th century, which is a part of Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang. visitors can spend 2.5 hours inside the Museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. In 1987 the whole area of Qin Shihuang Mausoleum was listed as World Culture Heritage by UNESCO
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Day Tour - Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village

Visit Xian’s highlight attraction—and get up close and personal with a UNESCO World Heritage Site—when you discover the extraordinary Terracotta Army. Meet your group in the morning at your Xian hotel, and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach. Venture first to Banpo (a Neolithic–era archaeological site) before discovering the ancient Terracotta Warriors; learn all about the site’s history from your guide. As part of your tour, a local lunch is also included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Mini Group: Half-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Discovery Tour

Perfect for visitors short on time, this efficient, half-day visit covers China’s iconic terracotta army—the world’s largest ancient burial site—topped off by a tasty local lunch. Tours include private hotel pickup, so you can skip the hassle of navigating the city. Get detailed history and background from your group guide while getting a peek at thousands of clay warriors along with the mysterious mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Rail Tours

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Private Luoyang Tour from Xi'an by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

This relaxing day trip to Luoyang from Xi'an takes you to explore the top attractions of Luoyang. The guide will take you from Xi'an and visit Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes. You will watch a kung-fu demonstration that displays amazing martial. Magnificent Chinese buddhist grottoes. Tasty lunch, round-trip bullet train ticket, private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Upgrade your bullet train seating into first class at time of booking.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Xi'an 1-Day Bus Tour of Terracotta Army

Xian’s historical appeal extends far beyond its UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors. With this full-day bus tour, save time waiting in ticket lines at four area attractions, and take a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum as well as a reproduction factory where you can see how the statues were made. You’ll also have time to visit Mausoleum of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of unified China.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Wall Private Day Tour

See the highlights of Xi’an with a private guide on a full-day tour that takes in the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses Museum, Ancient City Wall and Muslim Quarter. Follow your guide into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed 2,000-year-old mausoleum complex where the life-sized Terracotta Warriors stand. Afterward, visit the Muslim Quarter and the Ancient City Wall, built during the Ming Dynasty and remarkably intact. With a private guide, you can focus on your interests during the tour. Includes lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Skip-the-Line Tours

Skip-The-Line One Day Small-Group Terracotta Army Discovery Trip

Hit the highlights of Xi’an during this action-packed, tailor-made tour—perfect for travelers short on time. Skip the long lines at the Terracotta Warriors with pre-booked admission tickets, getting in-depth background from your own private guide. The tour also includes a tasty lunch spread with regional specialties, Muslim Street, and the option to walk or bike over Yongning Gate, the world’s largest old city wall.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Terra-Cotta Warriors, Qin Mausoleum, Banpo Neolithic Village Day Coach in Xi'an

Experience Chinese history and culture on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the neolithic settlements of Banpo Village with a knowledgeable local guide. Then, marvel at the thousands of ancient sculptures of warriors, chariots and horses built more than 2,000 years ago—and discovered in the 1970s—to protect China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Xi'an to Louyang Private Day Tour by High Speed Train: Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple

Take one day to travel round-trip from Xi’an to Luoyang by high-speed train to visit two famous attractions, Shaolin Temple and the Longmen Grottoes. Your private guide picks you up in Luoyang and takes you to Shaolin Temple to watch a kung-fu demonstration that displays amazing martial arts moves. Then head to the Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage with Chinese Buddhist stone carvings that cover the rock mountain inside and out. Your private tour includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Air Tours

Day Trip to Xi'an from Shanghai by Air including Private Terracotta Warriors Tour

Travel to Xi’an by air from Shanghai for a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, and highlights of the old city. Have time to admire the treasures displayed at the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then see remnants of the ancient capital of the Tang Dynasty when touring the old city. Stop at the well-preserved ancient city wall, walk through the vibrant Muslim Quarter and visit the historic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Includes flights, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours

Day Trips

Full-Day Tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village from Xi'an

Discover the history and culture of China during a full-day tour to the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village, two of the Xi’an region’s top attractions. Tour Banpo Neolithic Village in the morning, and take the afternoon to marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit a local market, have a Chinese lunch at a restaurant and hear about the sights from your informative guide. Your tour includes lunch, transportation, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Xi’an.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Rail Tours

2-Day Luoyang Private Tour from Xi'an by High Speed Train

Experience one of China’s ancient capitals on this private 2-day tour of Luoyang, including high-speed train transport from Xi’an and overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel. Marvel over the fascinating sculptures, caves and temples of the UNESCO-listed Longmen Grottoes; learn more about the city’s history at the Luoyang Museum; and dine on delicious local cuisine (lunches included). Spend the second day exploring the magnificent Shaolin Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can uncover the roots of Zen Buddhism and watch a live Kung Fu demonstration.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Day Trips

Xian Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and City Wall Full-Day Tour

View Xian’s three must-see treasures in a single day on this convenient guided tour. First, travel to the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and enjoy ample time to admire its life-sized clay army and other exhibits. Then, after a Chinese-style lunch, visit Xian’s 7th-century Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall — the most complete of its kind in China. Your tour includes air-conditioned coach transport, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Terracotta Warriors with Xi'an Airport Transfer

Discover one of Xi’an’s most magnificent monuments on a private full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors. Accompanied by a private guide, delve into the rich history of China’s first emperor and marvel at the plethora of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang. Feast upon an authentic Chinese lunch in a local family home and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from either your hotel or the airport.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Private Full Day Tour to the Picturesque Hua Mountain

Enjoy the freedom of hiking independently and the comfort of a private guide to get you oriented on this door-to-door tour of Mt. Huashan, one of China’s signature mountains. Your private guide will explain the hiking route options to you then leave you to explore. Please note: Tour includes site entrance fees but excludes shuttle bus and cable car charges. Upgrade to add a foot massage for tired tootsies.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Essential Xi'an Private Day Tour Including Lunch

If you’re visiting Xian for the first time, get a comprehensive introduction to the ancient city on a sightseeing tour designed with visitors on a time budget in mind. As well as benefiting from the undivided attention and insider knowledge of your guide, you’ll travel between top Xian attractions—which include Xian City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda—in air-conditioned comfort without worrying about getting lost.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

One Day Tour: Luoyang Shaolin Kung Fu Trip by High Speed Train From Xi'an

As the birthplace of Chinese civilization, Luoyang has a lot to offer history buffs but, being situated in middle China’s Henan Province, it can be a bit out of the way for visitors travelling around China’s big cities. On this day trip from Xi’an, you can visit Luoyang’s most famous attractions without putting a massive dent in your schedule. Explore the Longmen Caves and see the massive riverside sculptures carved generations ago, then visit the Shaolin Temple, home to the famed school of martial arts.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Multi-day Tours

2 Days Tour of Xian & Beijing via Train: Terracotta Warriors & Great Wall

Experience two of China’s major attractions—the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and the Great Wall—in one tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, see popular Xi’an sites like the historic city wall and the Muslim Quarter. Then, head to the Forbidden City and visit a few landmarks and China’s engineering marvel, the Great Wall.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days


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