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Devote a day to Xian’s long and rich history with an 8-hour trip to the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Museum. View the vast Terracotta Army carved for China’s first Qin emperor in 210 BC, and see his mausoleum. Plus, explore the relics of a Neolithic village at the Banpo Museum. Your tour includes coach transport, entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in central Xian.

Highlights

  • 8-hour Xian Terracotta Warriors Museum and Banpo Museum tour
  • View the relics of a Neolithic village at the Banpo Museum
  • Visit Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
  • See the ancient clay army buried to protect the emperor in the afterlife
  • Lunch at a Chinese restaurant, entrance fees, and visit to a Terracotta replica factory included
  • Transport by coach including hotel pickup and drop-off in central Xian

What You Can Expect

Xian Full-Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors Museum and Banpo Neolithic Village by Coach

Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Begin with hotel pickup from central Xian, and journey by air-conditioned coach to the Banpo Neolithic Museum just outside the city.

Hear how the museum stands on the remains of a Neolithic village dating from about 4,500 BC, learning how it features reconstructions and remnants of the original houses alongside other exhibits.

Head inside, and take a tour with your guide providing fascinating insight into the villagers’ long-ago lives and matriarchal society. See the remains of their houses, kilns, cemetery, and age-old utensils such as sickles and jugs.

After a break for lunch at a Chinese restaurant, continue to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, and the Mausoleum of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

See the mausoleum, and enjoy a guided visit of the museum, home to the clay army of more than 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses. Gaze at the pits holding the massed battalions, and learn how they were assembled in around 210 BC to safeguard Shi Huang in the afterlife.

After admiring the army, pay a short visit to a Terracotta miniature factory to see how the terracotta is worked, and perhaps purchase souvenirs (own expense).

Your tour then concludes with a hotel drop-off in Xian.

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