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Shaanxi History Museum Tours

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Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an is of inestimable significance in the history of China, having long been a cultural powerhouse and capital of numerous dynasties. The Shaanxi History Museum, a modern building echoing classic Tang Dynasty architecture, offers a time-traveling tour of the city and its surrounding province.
 
The Basics
Much of the enormous collection, including early tools and vessels, at the Shaanxi History Museum is the result of archeological digs in the area from a Neolithic village. A collection of Ming Dynasty pottery guard figurines makes a nice contrast to the city’s famed terracotta warriors, while other exhibits include priceless objects in jade, bronze, and ceramics.
 
Those with an interest in the history of Shaanxi province and its ancient capital can opt for a sightseeing tour that includes entrance to the museum. In half a day, it’s possible to see the museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and with a full day, you can also explore sites such as the Xi'an City Walls, Great Mosque, Bell Tower and Drum Tower, and the Muslim Quarter. Beijing-based travelers can visit the museum (and Xi'an’s other highlights) on a private 2-day tour by air.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Shaanxi History Museum is a must-visit for history buffs.
  • It’s a good idea to book ahead of time, as only a limited number of free tickets are issued daily.
  • Don’t forget to bring a valid photo ID.
  • Give yourself two to three hours to tour the museum exhibits.
  • English audio guides are available for rent.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
To get to the museum, take the Xi'an Metro (Line 2 or 3) to Xiaozhai Station and leave through Exit D. From there, it’s a short walk to the museum entrance. Several public buses also stop at nearby Cuihua Lu bus stop.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays and closed during public holidays. The time period surrounding Chinese national holidays and summer vacation (July and August) can be a bit crowded, as many Chinese families show up with kids in tow. Arrive early before the museum opens.
 
Highlights of the Museum Collection
There’s a lot to see in the museum, but a few areas and cultural relics should not be missed. One of the most interesting parts of the permanent collection is the Mural Paintings of the Tang Dynasty, a collection of 600 murals found in 20 Tang Dynasty tombs. Other highlights include four original terracotta warrior statues and several sculpted ceramics from the Tang Dynasty.
Address: 90 Xiaozhai Donglu, Xian, China
Admission: Varies
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Shaanxi History Museum Half-Day Tour (Skip the Tickets + Scholars Lead the Team + History and Culture Explained)

Shaanxi History Museum Half-Day Tour (Skip the Tickets + Scholars Lead the Team + History and Culture Explained)

 The cultural relics talking team was founded in 2018 in the ancient city of Xi'an. It is a group of scholars with high IQ, high education and true love for history. The team includes university teachers, scholar-type intermediate and senior tour guides, and Wenbo interpreters. It serves more than 20,000 tourists annually, and the praise rate is 100%. The speakers used their enthusiasm and professionalism to show the millennium style of the ancient capital, to explore the stories behind the cultural relics, to let the cultural relics speak, and to make history move.  Six major features: First, skip the line / reservation-free gift treasure hall. Second, scholars from the True Museum explained. Third is the handbook of high-definition cultural relics. Fourth, disassemble the text ingeniously to understand the origin of Chinese characters. Fifth, everyone has wireless devices to prevent listening. Sixth, if you travel on your birthday and show your ID, you can refund the explanation fee.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$300.00
per group
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US$300.00
per group

Xi'an Full-Day Trip: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and Xi'an Museum

Xi'an Full-Day Trip: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and Xi'an Museum

See what is perhaps the most significant archaeological discovery of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors – on this privately-guided Xi’an day trip. Small groups only ensure that personal service is guaranteed, with separate driver allowing your guide to give full attention to your tour party Stop at Shaanxi History Museum to learn the long history of this ancient city before returning to Xi’an enriched and educated.
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  • 8 hours
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US$65.39
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US$65.39

Best Xi'an Private Day Tour with Terracotta Warrior Entry Ticket Option

Best Xi'an Private Day Tour with Terracotta Warrior Entry Ticket Option

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Xian, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, on a private full day tour of the city’s highlights. Following a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have the choice to tick off top Xian attractions such as Xian City Wall (Chengqiang), the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and the Shaanxi History Museum. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.00
Price varies by group size
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US$82.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Full Day Tour

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Full Day Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.54
Price varies by group size
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US$101.54
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Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

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Spend a full day exploring the ancient walled city of Xi'an accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide. Learn all about the 'Silk Road' city, one of the most well-protected cities in China, and see the oldest length of its fortified walls. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Mosque as you explore Xi'an, one of the four capitals of the world’s ancient civilizations and an important capital of ancient China. Your tour includes private vehicle, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$129.00
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US$129.00
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Private Tour: Terracotta Army Museum and Xi'an City Highlights

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

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.00
Price varies by group size
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US$82.00
Price varies by group size
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Xi'an Highlights Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

Xi'an Highlights Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

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Discover the rich history and culture of Xi’an on a full-day private tour that includes the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll spend the morning at the impressive Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, then choose from several options for your afternoon city sightseeing tour. Your guide can show you the Old City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum or Bell and Drum Tower Square, depending on your interest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.57
Price varies by group size
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US$102.57
Price varies by group size
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8-Day China Tour of Small Group to Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, No Shops

8-Day China Tour of Small Group to Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, No Shops

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Discover the history and culture of Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai on an 8-day China tour that takes in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Li River and modern attractions. Highlights include the Terracotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Mosque in Xi’an; the stunning scenery of a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; and Yu Gardens, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Tianzifang in Shanghai. Learn about the history and culture of China from your knowledgeable guide and travel in comfort with the inclusion of accommodation and two flights.
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  • 8 days
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US$1,321.60
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US$1,321.60

Flexible Private Xi'an Layover Tour

Flexible Private Xi'an Layover Tour

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Rather than spending your layover at the airport, choose this private sightseeing tour. The personalized tour can be tailored to your needs, including visits to the main attractions in Xi’an such as the Terracotta Warriors Museum, ancient City Wall, and more. Your tour guide will greet you at Xianyang International Airport and drive you back to the airport or drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.00
Price varies by group size
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US$135.00
Price varies by group size

2-Day Xi'an Private Tour with Must-see Attractions and Unique Experiences

2-Day Xi'an Private Tour with Must-see Attractions and Unique Experiences

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View Xian’s signature sights on two days of private sightseeing, with accommodation at your own expense. Visit the Shaanxi Museum to admire its ancient and medieval treasures, and stand on Xian’s City Wall, the best-preserved in China. Plus, visit the Terracotta Army Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Your two days of sightseeing include a private guide, private transport, entrance fees, pickups and drop-offs at your chosen Xian location, and two Chinese lunches.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$329.00
Price varies by group size
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US$329.00
Price varies by group size

Mini Group: Two-Day Xi'an Panoramic Tour

Mini Group: Two-Day Xi'an Panoramic Tour

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Explore China’s ancient capital on a two-day small-group tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about one of China’s oldest and best-preserved cities from your informative local guide. Visit important landmarks like Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Army, the historic City Wall, the Han Dynasty tomb, and Shaanxi History museum. Enjoy delicious meals and admission to most sites included in the tour price.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$238.00
Price varies by group size
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US$238.00
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Xi'an Private Tour: Great Mosque and Ancient City Wall at South Gate

Xi'an Private Tour: Great Mosque and Ancient City Wall at South Gate

Explore Xi’an with a private guide on this private, 8-hour tour of the city, including round-trip transport and a traditional-style Chinese lunch. Make your way through Xi’an, and see the Great Mosque, the Ancient City Wall at South Gate, Shaanxi History Museum, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. If you’d like you can also visit the Da Ci’en Temple during your free time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119.00
Price varies by group size
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US$119.00
Price varies by group size
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2-Day Xi'an Essential Private Tour of Terracotta Army and City Sightseeing

2-Day Xi'an Essential Private Tour of Terracotta Army and City Sightseeing

Maximize your limited time in Xi’an on a comprehensive 2-day private tour, which includes visits to the Terracotta Warriors and City Wall.  Travel by private transportation, beginning and ending at your hotel both days. Your guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an engaging and personalized experience. The well-rounded itinerary also includes two lunches, as well as guided visits at the Great Mosque, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$320.52
Price varies by group size
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US$320.52
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2 Days Xian Customized Tour for Terracotta Warriors and More

2 Days Xian Customized Tour for Terracotta Warriors and More

Pair the flexibility of independent travel with the expertise of a private guide on this fully customizable 2-day Xian tour, which includes lunch, private transfers, personal guide, and admission fees. Simply select six sights you’d like to see in this ancient city from the comprehensive list and your guide will tailor-make a 2-day program. Highlights include the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Muslim Quarter, Xian City Wall, and more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.00
Price varies by group size
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US$220.00
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2-Day Highlights Xi'an Private Tour Combo Package: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

2-Day Highlights Xi'an Private Tour Combo Package: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

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See the top sites in historic Xi’an over two days with an expert guide. Visit highlights including Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower upon your arrival on day one. For your second day, start at the Banpo Museum, then continue to the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before wrapping up at Xi'an Ancient City Wall. Your tour includes lunch both days, airport transfers and hotel pickup and drop-off, while you have the freedom to arrange your own accommodation.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$230.00
Price varies by group size
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US$230.00
Price varies by group size
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Private 1-Day Xi'an Tour, City Highlights with an Authentic Home Cooked Lunch

Private 1-Day Xi'an Tour, City Highlights with an Authentic Home Cooked Lunch

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Discover the highlights of Xi’an on a full-day private tour that includes stops at Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Great Mosque. You’ll also visit Shaanxi History Museum and the old city wall, which dates to the 2nd century BC. Learn about the history and architecture of the Great Mosque, and go inside the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an’s iconic Buddhist temple, built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. Finally, gain insight into Xi’an’s importance in China throughout the centuries when browsing extensive exhibits in the Shaanxi History Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$182.00
Price varies by group size
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US$182.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Tour of Xi'an Highlights

Private Day Tour of Xi'an Highlights

If you only have a limited amount of time in Xi’an, make the most of your stay on this comprehensive, private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel, and explore via a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll discover artifacts at the Shaanxi History Museum, will admire the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, will stroll along the centuries-old Xi’an City Wall, will spot the historical Drum and Bell Towers, and will pause for a local lunch. In the afternoon, see the Xi’an Great Mosque, and tour the city’s Muslim Quarter.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.57
Price varies by group size
From
US$102.57
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Discover Your Xi'an in One Day With Private Transportation and Guide

Discover Your Xi'an in One Day With Private Transportation and Guide

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Discover Xi’an in one day and make full use of your time to see the city highlights. Visit the magnificent Terracotta Warriors Museum in the morning and choose your preferred afternoon sightseeing. With no time-consuming shopping stops, this tour includes comfortable transportation and English-speaking tour guide service exclusively.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$112.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$112.00
Price varies by group size
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Xi'an Half-Day City Tour - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Xi'an Half-Day Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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

There’s more to Xian than the terracotta warriors. Discover the city’s rich history with a private guide to highlight the essentials on this half-day door-to-door tour. First, head to the Shaanxi History Museum, one of China’s top museums, and discover the province’s story from prehistory to the 19th century. Next, hear tales of the wandering monk Xuanzang at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built to hold Buddhist relics he brought home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.26
Price varies by group size
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US$110.26
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Private Half Day Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Xi'an Museum

Private Half Day Tour of Shaanxi History Museum and Xi'an Museum

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Step back into ancient Chinese history with this guided tour of two of Xi’an’s illustrious history museums. Listen to your private guide’s personalized commentary and gain special insight into the history of the Shaanxi region, dating back to the reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (the Emperor buried with the Terracotta Warriors), at the Shaanxi History Museum. Afterward, explore the ancient artifacts at Xi’an Museum and take photos of the remarkable Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.00
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US$53.00

Xian City Sightseeing Group Tour

Xian City Sightseeing Group Tour

See the highlights of Xi'An, capital to 13 ancient dynasties, on this half-day tour. With so much to see in Xi'An, there's no time for filler; see the Shaanxi History Museum, an authentic silk factory, and the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Finish your day with a walk along the ancient City Wall before your transfer back to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.26
From
US$90.26
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4-Hour Flexible Private Xi’an City Tour

4-Hour Flexible Private Xi’an City Tour

Pick 2 to 3 most incredible Xi'an city attractions that you wish to discover during this 4-hour private tour. Accompanied by your professional guide with comfortable vehicle so that you can get around the city easier. This half day tour can be fully customized based on your interests. You can either go by the suggested itinerary or inform the to-see listing upon meeting with your guide. Don't miss out the opportunity to visit the well-preserved City wall, the beautiful Muslim Quarter and Shaanxi History Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size
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US$69.00
Price varies by group size

Private Flexible Xian City Day Tour with Lunch

Private Flexible Xian City Day Tour with Lunch

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Navigating Xian independently takes time. Explore the city your way, your style, with a private guide and separate driver, on this flexible day tour. Pick as many as eight sites to visit from the list—three or four are recommended—then spend the day adventuring. Options run from Xian City Wall to the Shaanxi History Museum or the Eight Immortals Temple. Please note: Tour includes lunch but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size

2-Day Xi'an Essential Private Tour

2-Day Xi'an Essential Private Tour

Visit the most renowned attractions on this two days Xi’an essential private tour, see the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum of Qin Dynasty, discover history of over a million years from prehistoric times at Shaanxi History Museum, walk along the City Wall, visit the thousand-year old Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$320.52
Price varies by group size
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US$320.52
Price varies by group size
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shaanxi History Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 111 Shaanxi History Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shaanxi History Museum costs USD 300.00. Guided Shaanxi History Museum tours start around USD 300.00 per person. See all 111 Shaanxi History Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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