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Marvel over Xi'an’s historic gems on this private 2-day tour, including one-way or round-trip flights from Shanghai, luxury overnight accommodation and some meals. Follow your private guide on a tour of Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army, then compare the UNESCO-listed wonder with the grand Hanyangling Tomb, which dates from the Han Dynasty. Finally, immerse yourself in charming Xi’an, as you stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter, then walk or cycle along the ancient city walls. 


  • Private 2-day Xi’an tour from Shanghai
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors
  • Gain insights on a guided walking tour of Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter
  • Visit the Han Dynasty-era Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling Tomb)
  • Enjoy scrumptious traditional Chinese meals in local restaurants
  • Airfare and a 5-star hotel standard room included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Private Tour of Xi'an from Shanghai by Air

Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an

Day 1: Shanghai – Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an Muslim Quarter (L, D)
Your two-day excursion to Xi’an begins with pickup from your Shanghai hotel for the short drive to the airport. After your 2-hour flight, be met at Xi’an airport by your private tour guide and driver.

Your first stop in Xi’an is one of China’s most famous attractions – the world-renowned, 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors. The four main burial pits are filled with the awe-inspiring sight of 8,000 life-size statues of soldiers, 130 chariots and more than 650 horses, depicting the armies of the first emperor of China. After visiting this amazing museum, you’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive to Xi’an, where you’ll have free time to explore the ancient city walls by either bicycle or on foot. You’ll also take a guided walking tour through the local Muslim Quarter and visit its landmark bell tower, then enjoy dinner in the quarter before checking in to your 5-star hotel standard room for the evening.

Overnight: 5-Star Grand Metropark Hotel in Xi'an

Day 2: Lianhu Park Hanyangling Tomb – Shanghai (B)
After breakfast at your Xi’an hotel, you’ll be taken to see the 2,100-year-old Hanyangling Tomb, the Han Dynasty’s version of the Terracotta Warriors. Your visit to the underground museum reveals the tombs’ huge array of figurines, including pottery animals and painted statues, which you can view from a glass walkway above the burial galleries.

If you booked the one-way option, your tour concludes here. If you booked the round-trip option you will be driven to the Xi'an airport to catch your flight back to Shanghai, where your private driver will be waiting to take you back to your Shanghai hotel.

Customer Reviews

Shirley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an impressive tour with professional service. Steven was prompt when meeting me at my hotel 5am the first day. We traveled to the airport and the excellent service provided for my departure was appreciated. Likewise when I returned. The flight was late and when I arrived from Xi'an he was waiting with a clear sign bearing my name. No anxiety about how to locate Steven so the start and end was a great experince.

When i arrived in Xi'an Michael met me also with a sign and introduced himself. He inquired if I needed anything after my flight and before leaving the airport. Then he carefully explained the itinerary and was conscientious when asking about preferences and/or allergies to foods for lunch and dinner. His English was excellent. The knowledge he shared about the places we went was fascinating. He is a good converationalist engaging me in the discussions rather than just presenting a memorzied speech. Not having been to Xi'an before I was a little nervous. Michael put me right at ease with his easy and professional manner.

Our driver, Mr. Dong was great. His driving skills in the traffic and rain were incredible. He never took unsafe chances when navigating through the narrow, crowded streets. Mr. Dong was courteous making sure to open the door, assist me as needed and even provide an umbrella in the rain.

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is interested in a quality experience seeing the terra cotta soldiers, the museum, the drum tower, and more. The tour was not rushed, the atmosphere was relaxed and informative, and the accomodations at the five star hotel were good.

This is not the first time I have used Viator - used them in Hawaii, Frankfurt and France. Always professional staff, on time, and my go to company for sightseeing in a country where I don't have a command of the language.

Venkatram K M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2016

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