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Daily VIP Small-Group Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour

  • Soak up Xian’s signature sights in a group of no more than six people
  • Tour the terracotta army, Xian City Wall, and Muslim Quarter
  • Discover Xian cuisine over lunch at a local restaurant
Daily VIP Small-Group Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour
From US$109.00
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Enjoy a level of service that comes close to a private tour in a group of no more than six people. Start at the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, with a deep dive into the world of Qin Shi Huang. Enjoy Xian cuisine at a local restaurant before returning to the city to explore its majestic City Wall. Finally, head to the city’s street food epicenter, the Muslim Quarter.
What to Expect
In the morning your tour guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time between 7:30am and 8am.
8am–9am: Drive to the Terracotta Warrior Museum
It takes about 50 minutes to drive there from downtown Xi’an. You will acquire rich background information about the city from your guide.
9am–12pm: Visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang
Please follow your guide to discover the amazing terracotta warriors to hear interesting stories about China’s first emperor--Qin Shi Huang (259–210 BC). Our recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1 – Pit 2 – Pit 3 – Bronze Chariot Pit – the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang.
Pit 1 is the largest of the pits and it is estimated to house around 6,000 figures as well as a great quantity of bronze weaponry. You will be shocked by the large scale of the figures lining up and ready for battle. Pit 2 is not as large as Pit 1. It is estimated that the terracotta warriors and horses in this pit amount to 1,300 figures. However, the great variety makes it top-rated among all three pits. Pit 3 is the smallest one with only 72 terracotta warriors and horses. It is believed that it served as the headquarters for the army, directing the warriors in Pit 1 and Pit 2.
The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale. As burial objects, they represent Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s vehicles. The bronze chariots are the earliest, largest and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world.
Next, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, which is excavated about only 5% of the whole mausoleum, 95% of the mausoleum is still buried and its contents remain secret. Considered that the tomb of Qin Shi Huang has little to see, we will visit the site by viewing at a distance instead of taking a close look at.
12pm–1:30pm: Have Lunch at a Local Restaurant
You’ll have the chance to taste the local people’s favorite food there.
1:30pm–5pm: Drive Back and Visit Xi’an Ancient City Wall
Xi’an Ancient City Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1370–1378 AD) and is the largest and the best-maintained ancient city wall in China. It is shaped like a rectangle with a total length of 13.74 Kilometers. The downtown part of Xi’an City is centered within this ancient city wall. You have three options when visiting the city wall, walk part of the city wall, or cycle along the city wall, or take the eco-car running on the city wall.
5pm–6pm: Visit Xi’an's Most Famous Food Street — Muslim Street
After visiting the city wall, you will head to Xi’an’s most famous food street, Muslim Street, where you’ll see lots of featured foods and snacks. Try some if you'd like to.
6pm–6:30pm: Drive Back to Your Hotel or Stay in Muslim Street and Explore the City by Yourself
Reviews (37)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very nice experience

We had a full day tour with our guide Richard and our driver. We visited the Terracotta warrior site (admission ticket price not included) and also later visited the wall of Xian (admission ticket not included) and also the muslim quarter. After the terracotta warriors...More

Thank Sunny V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Incredible experience of Xi'an

I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to explore Xi'an. Phoebe kept in touch with us ahead of the trip and fetched us on time. She ensured that we had a great experience of the Terracotta Warriors, a wonderful lunch, an excellent introduction...More

1  Thank Odyssey402460
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing tour and amazing guide!

This tour was a perfect mix of history, city walking activities and delicious food. Phoebe was a phenomenal guide and we had such a great time with her. She’s a great communicator and has a wealth of knowledge that she conveys in a way that’s...More

1  Thank Marta S
Reviewed 18 September 2018
A fantastic day in Xian! Highly recommend for all travellers!

Travelling on your own is not always easy, so i was very happy joining this small group tour. There were only 3 of us on this tour and it felt absolutely private. If you want to see Xian in a short time, this the tour...More

Thank Trail795188
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Awesome day out in Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors

As a solo traveller, I was lucky enough to enjoy a one day tour out with my guide Rosa which included the Terracotta Warriors, City Wall and Muslim Street. Rosa was very welcoming, professional and passionate about her job, providing loads of useful and interesting...More

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