XA01-03: Terracotta Warriors Day Tour from Shanghai

Airport Pick-up - Terracotta Army - City Wall - Muslim Quarter - Airport See-off
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There are frequent flights, high speed trains and overnight trains between Shanghai and Xi'an, making a Xi'an day trip from Shanghai quite easy and convenient. Whether you plan to travel by air or rail for your Shanghai to Xi'an tour, you are expected to arrive in Xi'an before 09:00 am. For travelers who decide to take a plane, flight MU2335 0640/0920 is a good choice. For those who plan to take an overnight train, Z216 1836/0940+1 or D310 2244/0939+1 are recommended.

According to your schedule, your English-speaking guide and experienced driver will pick you up from the airport, railway station or your own booked hotel in Xi'an on time and take you to the Terracotta Army Museum, which takes around 1 hour on the way. Following your guide, you will not only take a close look at the more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta warriors and horses, but also learn the legendary stories of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of ancient China. After 2.5 hours' sightseeing, you will enjoy a hearty lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant. Your guide will offer recommendations and help.
Marvel at the spectacular Terracotta Warriors of 2,000 years ago
After a short break, you will be transferred back to downtown Xi'an to pay a visit to China's largest and best-preserved City Wall. With a total length of 14 kilometers (9 miles), the rectangular City Wall was built about 600 years ago to encircle the city center for defensive purposes. A relaxing walk on the wall is a must-do for leisure travelers. Moreover, you can also choose to ride a bike or take a battery car at your own expense to sightsee on the wall. Then this Terracotta Warrior tour from Shanghai will continue to the bustling Muslim Quarter, where you could experience the vibrant market life of Xi'an. A variety of snack stands, restaurants and handicraft shops are lined along the lanes of the block, waiting for your discovery.

Your Xi'an tour from Shanghai will conclude here. Your guide and driver will escort you back to your own booked hotel in Xi'an. If you are going to leave Xi'an the same day, a comfortable ride will take you to the airport or train station on time. Please kindly note that a flight departing after 20:00 or a train after 19:00 is advised. To get back to Shanghai, you are suggested to take flight MU2169 2010/2225 which arrives at Hongqiao Airport or MU2336 2100/2320 which arrives at Pudong Airport. You can also choose the train Z166 20:44/11:51+1, D312 2023/0626+1 or T118 2025/1330+1 for your return journey.

Attention: For this day trip, flights or trains to and out of Xi'an are not included in our quoted prices. If you need us to book it for you, please remark when you fill in the tour inquiry or tell your travel consultant freely via email. Thank you.
Tour Highlights
Terracotta Army Museum
Reputed as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracotta Army was the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. It was discovered accidentally by a few peasants when they dug a well, and then after years of hard work by the archaeologists, it was open to the public. The Terracotta Army Museum was built over the site to protect the national treasures. More than 8,000 life-sized pottery figures were arranged in battle formations in the three pits to guard the great emperor Qin Shihuang in his afterlife. You can judge the soldiers' ranks by their hairstyles and uniforms and all of them have different facial expressions. There are also bronze chariots and horses, as well as various weapons excavated along with the warriors, which are still in good shape after more than 2,000 years' erosion.
Terracotta Army Museum
A kneeling warrior displayed in the museum
City Wall
Xi'an City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient City Wall in China, is a historical monument built in 1370 which has stood intact for over 600 years to protect the central part of this ancient capital. In addition to a leisurely stroll on the wall, visitors could also tour by bike or a more energy-saving way, the battery car. Both are available near the four City Gates and the rental expense is on your own.
Enjoy cycling on the City Wall
See locals playing Tai-chi near the wall
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  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
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  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    4.79 Reviews
    Posted on August 16, 2020
    This trip gave me a deeper understanding of Xi'an's history and culture. The tour guide Lily had a wonderful explanation and good service. Highly recommend!!!
    Posted on July 05, 2020
    Our guide Tracy organized everything well and the driver drove safely. We were very satisfied with their service. In fact, I was very nervous as it was for the time to book a trip via the Internet. But this trip exceeded all my expectations. The company provided excellent value for the money.
    Posted on May 31, 2020
    We were happy with the Xi’an day tour and we couldn’t recommend the brilliant Terracotta Army more. It was also very exciting and interesting to cycle on the City Wall. We all appreciated our guide Koko for her clear and professional introduction to the attractions and Xi’an. No shopping detour!
    Hans Laurie
    Posted on March 13, 2020
    The Xi’an day trip to Terracotta Army provided an unforgettable memory. Our guide Carol was a fluent English speaker and she is very professional. She picked us up at the airport on time and explained the Terracotta Army to City Wall and Muslim Quarter in detail. The Terracotta Army was more splendid and fantastic than I had expected and I learnt a lot of knowledge about Xi’an. I will definitely travel with TCG on our next trip to China!!
    Siman Jensen
    United Kingdom
    Posted on January 01, 2020
    I had no hesitation in recommending the Xi’an day tour to City Wall and TravelChinaGuide to my family and friends. The scenic spots and service and ability of the guide were superb. Our guide Koko was also a good guide.
    United States
    Posted on November 20, 2019
    It was certainly worth a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. I was fairly impressed with the mighty momentum of it. I was delighted that I was able to make the trip to Xi’an and I really enjoyed my time! I strongly recommended TravelChinaGuide!
    Mark Conde
    New Zealand
    Posted on October 09, 2019
    It was my first time to visit China and the first time I booked a tour on TCG. It was a fairly satisfying Xi’an day trip! The thoughtful and punctual pick-up service, the reasonable and scientific itinerary and the professional and cordial guide, all of these added joy to my trip. I really enjoyed my time on this indelible trip!
    Pekka Karanikas
    Posted on August 20, 2019
    It was very convenient to travel with the group, and the Xi’an day tour was also very joyful! The schedule was compact and not very tired. The tour guide was patient and meticulous and took good care of every tourist, especially the old people and children. It was worth mentioning that the tour guide also can perform the Qin Opera, which makes us very surprised and happy.
    David and Schaan Cohen
    Posted on December 03, 2018
    Lily-our guide for the day-was excellent starting with a prompt arrival at our hotel then a streamlined transport and tour around the Terracotta Warriors and Xi-an markets/Muslim Mosque.
    At all times Lily gave us an intelligent and interesting overview to each activity. She was relaxed and also had a good sense of humour.
    There is no way we would have received the information from conducting our own self tour.
    We would definitely recommend Lily and the Tour operator to our friends and colleagues.
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