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XA01: Xian One-Day Tours (without hotel)
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Xian Terracotta Warriors Bus Tour (No Shopping)


Our happy clients

We will meet you at your own booked downtown hotel and then drive to meet other group members. Your full day Xian bus tour includes the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, and the well preserved City Wall. After that, we will escort you to the Bell and Drum Tower Square, the most prosperous city center area, and then the famous Muslim bazaar nearby. When the tour is completed, we will arrange transfers to get you back to your hotel. For full information of the trip, please click.

Departure: Daily except Tuesdays (available from Mar. 15, 2017)

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
Adult(>11 years old) $69
Child(3-11 years old) $59
XA01-01(Private):Terracotta Warriors - Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum - City Wall


Terracotta Warriors


Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00 this morning. Visit the eighth world wonder, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Lunch is by your own, but our guide is happy to offer you some advice and help you with that. In the afternoon you will go back to downtown to visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum which are set in a nice park. The quiet atmosphere will make you feel totally relaxed. Later you will come to the well preserved City Wall. Cycling on the ancient wall will be an exciting experience (the bike rental fee is at your expense). Finally we will drive you back to your hotel.  

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $183
  • 2 persons
    $118
  • 3 persons
    $105
  • 4 persons
    $88
  • 5 persons
    $82
  • 6 persons
    $74
  • 7 persons
    $72
  • 8 persons
    $69
  • 9 persons
    $67
  • 10+
    $61
XA01-02(Private):Airport - Terracotta Warriors - City Wall - Small Wild Pagoda - Airport


Our clients visiting the Great Mosque


Xian is easily accessible with overnight trains and flights from Beijing, Shanghai and the other cities. We suggest you reach Xian in the early morning before 09:00am so as to ensure enough time for the one day private Xian tour. 

For travelers who start trip to the Terracotta Army from Beijing by flight, you are suggested to take the earliest flight CA1203 0650/0855 to Xian. CZ3173 0655/0905 and HU7137 0705/0910 are alternatives. If you would like to take an overnight train to Xian Terracotta Warriors from Beijing, Z19 2040/0831+ is the most recommended. 

If you fly from Shanghai to Xian, you can take flight CZ3335 0715/0955 or MU2335 0715/1005. Besides flight, the overnight soft sleeper bullet train D306 2158/0845+1 from Shanghai to Xian is the best choice. You may also consider taking the overnight train T116 1532/0812+1 or Z252 1552/0757+1.

Our guide and driver will meet you at Xian airport or railway station this morning. It takes one hour to get to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Our guide will accompany you to visit the three pits in the museum and the selected collections at the affiliated exhibition hall. The whole visit usually takes around two and half hours. The tourist restaurants near the museum provide poor service and food, which are not up to our standard, so lunch is on your own. We suggest you bring some snacks with you or have some food outside the museum with the guide's assistance. Then it takes one hour to transfer you downtown to visit the ancient City Wall. If time permits, your private Xian trip will be extended to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was originally built in 707 AD of the Tang Dynasty and used to preserve the rare Buddhist materials brought back from India. Finally we will transfer you to the airport or the railway station and see you off there. Your pleasant one day Terracotta Warrior tour comes to the end. For your information, there are many flights and trains to Beijing and Shanghai everyday till the late night. It is better to choose a flight departing after 20:00. If you take an overnight train, you should choose one leaving Xian after 19:00.

According to the current flight schedule to Beijing, CA1236 2025/2230 is more recommended and the last flight is HU7738 2330/0125. The overnight train Z20 1930/0700+1 from Xian to Beijing is just perfect for this trip and the last train of the day is T56 2017/1015+1.

For the flight from Xian to Shanghai, it is advisable to take FM9204 2000/2215, which arrives at Hongqiao Airport. If you want to leave a bit late, you can choose the last flight HO1220 2150/0010 to Pudong Airport. As for the overnight train, you can take Z94 1704/0751+1 or T140 2002/1233+1. We recommend the overnight soft sleeper bullet train D308 leaving Xian at 21:03 and arriving in Shanghai at 08:01 the next morning.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $235
  • 2 persons
    $143
  • 3 persons
    $126
  • 4 persons
    $104
  • 5 persons
    $95
  • 6 persons
    $87
  • 7 persons
    $84
  • 8 persons
    $80
  • 9 persons
    $76
  • 10+
    $71
XA01-03(Private):City Wall - Great Mosque - Shaanxi History Museum - Big Wild Goose Pagoda


Cycling on the ancient City Wall


Have a day tour in downtown city which covers the main highlights. We will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 am. Visit the City Wall and the Great Mosque first. Then proceed to Shaanxi History Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the afternoon. The museum is one of the largest and best museums in China, and houses over 370,000 pieces of precious relics from the past one million years. After the trip, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $172
  • 2 persons
    $108
  • 3 persons
    $94
  • 4 persons
    $78
  • 5 persons
    $73
  • 6 persons
    $63
  • 7 persons
    $62
  • 8 persons
    $60
  • 9 persons
    $59
  • 10+
    $59
XA01-04(Private):Terracotta Warriors - Banpo Museum - City Wall


Terracotta Army


This morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be shocked by the scale of this underground army and the life-sized soldiers and horses with vivid expressions. In the afternoon, visit the Banpo Museum, a typical representation of the Neolithic Yangshao Agricultural Village dating back to 5600 – 6700 years. Finally take a leisurely stroll on the ancient City Wall. Then we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $192
  • 2 persons
    $127
  • 3 persons
    $114
  • 4 persons
    $97
  • 5 persons
    $92
  • 6 persons
    $83
  • 7 persons
    $82
  • 8 persons
    $79
  • 9 persons
    $76
  • 10+
    $72
XA01-05(Private):City Wall - Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum - Hanyangling Museum


Small Wild Goose Pagoda


Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00. We will firstly transfer you to visit the ancient City Wall, and then after a 10-minute's driving, we will visit the Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was originally built in 707 AD of the Tang Dynasty. The thirteen-storied pagoda was used to preserve the rare Buddhist materials brought back from India. In the afternoon, drive about 20 kilometers to visit the Hanyangling Museum, which is the tomb of a Han Dynasty emperor and empress. After that, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $188
  • 2 persons
    $115
  • 3 persons
    $99
  • 4 persons
    $81
  • 5 persons
    $75
  • 6 persons
    $65
  • 7 persons
    $65
  • 8 persons
    $62
  • 9 persons
    $59
  • 10+
    $59
XA01-06(Private):One Day to Mt. Huashan


Our clients on the mountain Huashan


Our guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at 08:30. Drive for about two hours to visit the Huashan Mountain, which is known for its precipitous cliff and breathtaking scenery. The mountain is difficult to climb but still attracts visitors from all over the world. Standing on the top, you will be shocked by the magnificent peaks, vibrant pines and cypresses, and also feel the magic of nature. You will take cable car to the North Peak and continue your visit. After that, you will get back to the foot of mountain by cable car and we will drive you back to your hotel in Xian.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $264
  • 2 persons
    $169
  • 3 persons
    $148
  • 4 persons
    $127
  • 5 persons
    $118
  • 6 persons
    $113
  • 7 persons
    $110
  • 8 persons
    $107
  • 9 persons
    $103
  • 10+
    $97
XA01-07(Private):Qianling Mausoleum - Famen Temple


Famen Temple


We will pick you up at your hotel at 09:00 in the morning. Today we will take you to visit the Qianling Mausoleum, which is a famous joint tomb of Tang Gaozong and the only Empress Wu Zetian in China. There you will also see the famous Wordless Memorial Tablet for Wu Zetian and learn more about this great empress. In the afternoon, we will transfer you to visit the Famen Temple, a sacred Buddhist site famous for the finger bones of Sakyamuni. After the whole day visit, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $257
  • 2 persons
    $158
  • 3 persons
    $138
  • 4 persons
    $114
  • 5 persons
    $105
  • 6 persons
    $98
  • 7 persons
    $97
  • 8 persons
    $92
  • 9 persons
    $88
  • 10+
    $82

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Price Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver

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FAQs on Terracotta Warriors Tours

How far is Terracotta Warriors from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong?

For the distance, it is around 683.5 miles (1,100km) from Beijing, 932 miles (1,500km) from Shanghai, 1118 miles (1,800km) from Guangzhou and 1,180 miles (1900km) from HK.

Traveling time from different cities for reference:
  Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Hong Kong
Bullet Train + Tourism Bus 6.5 h 12 h 10 h --
Overnight Train + Tourism Bus 13 h 16 - 21h 29h --
Flight + Tourism Bus 4h 4h 40min 4h 40min 5h by direct flight


How to travel from Beijing to Terracotta by train? Can I make a one day tour from Beijing to it?

Travelers go to Xian by a bullet train in around 5.5 hours or an overnight train in around 12 hours and then use free shuttle bus or Tourism Bus Line 5 (306) to the museum.

A one day trip is available, since overnight trains are available between the two cites. One can use overnight trains between the cities and spend a whole day to the museum by tourism bus or just join a day trip for visiting.

How to get to Terracotta Warriors from Shanghai and Guangzhou? A one day-trip is possible?

From Shanghai: the fastest way is to fly to Xian and then start your trip, while the budget solution is to take an overnight train to Xian and use tourism bus line 5 to the museum. Both of the two ways can let you finish visiting in one day.

From Guangzhou: it is suggested to fly to Xian and use taxi or a day trip to the museum. Or you can take the airport shuttle bus to local Railway Station, where you can find the tourism bus to there. Time is a little bit tight for a one day visit.

How to get to Terracotta from Hong Kong?

The best option is flying to Xian. You can take flight KA946 1205/1450, MU224 1435/1645 or MU204 1435/1705 from Hong Kong to Xian. Since it is late to go to visit the Terracotta Warrior when you arrive at Xian Airport, we kindly suggest you stay one night in Xian. To get to the Terracotta Museum, you can go to the east square of the Railway Station and take tourist bus No.5. The bus ride takes around one hour.
Book a 2017 China tour with us before Jan. 25, 2017, you will enjoy a great discount of 12% off the total tour price.