• Location: Xi'an, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 39.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Day Tour

Private Customizable Terracotta Warriors Day Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Bryan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

marisa j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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!

MJ London United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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!

Shirlee W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I can't say enough great things about our private customized tour! Our guide, Lisa, was so experienced and knowledgeable about every aspect of our day. We started out with our ride in the van, learning about the city of Xi'an and the history of the Emperor Qin. Once to the site, Lisa was invaluable in helping us to purchase our tickets, even loaning us the cash we needed since we didn't know we couldn't use our credit cards or WeChat. Lisa was terrific at giving us information to note and appreciate the warriors. She also had a great sense of the logistics and how to move us through the crowds at the site, not an easy task for six of us ranging from 26 to 76 years of age!
With the input from Lisa, our choices for the afternoon were visiting a silk factory and the Banpo village. At the factory, I enjoyed learning about how silk is made and seeing the threads woven into cloth.
Now the Banpo village...this is where Lisa really was outstanding. We had actually run out of our 8-hour time frame, but she was so passionate about history and was willing to take us to the museum where we went through the museum as the staff turned out the lights after us. This 6,000 year-old village came alive to us as Lisa told us stories of the discovery and pointed out features of the site. I was deeply touched to think about the people so long ago living in organized cooperative communities, taking care of their children and burying their dead.
Lisa is an extremely talented guide and a wonderful person. Thank you for sharing the day with us, Lisa!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide was great and it was the easiest way to get there and around. She helped us all the way through tickets etc and knew a lot about the Warriors etc. A very good full day excursion. Our driver was also masterful in handling the chaotic traffic of Xian.

Roeland Jan d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Privé chauffeur met privé gids die goed Engels sprak. Bij appartement opgehaald en teruggebracht.
Vertelde op de achterbank van de autorit alles over het terracotta leger en beantwoordde al onze vragen. Super!!
Erg informatieve en leuke dag ondanks het wat mindere weer.

azizan hawa Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Highly recommended and the trip to the terracotta museum was the main reason of our trip to Xian. The museum was indeed awesome. Our guide Agnes was wonderful she is very knowledgeable and of great help. She went the extra mile to help us even after the trip

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our tour with Linda was one of the highlights of our trip to China. She was flexible and responsive to our interests in structuring a custom itinerary that combined the terracotta warriors with the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi History Museum and that avoided potentially long lines at those sites. Her knowledge and love of the material came through clearly, especially when she pointed out details we might have otherwise missed on our own. Beyond the sight-seeing, she also had interesting things to say about modern life in China. We would recommend Linda without reservation.

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