XA01-01: One Day Classic Xian Tour

Terracotta Army - Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum - City Wall
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  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 9:00 AM
  • Activity Intensity Moderate
Today we will take a pleasant Xian day trip! At the appointed time in the morning, our warm guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel. We will start our Xian Terracotta Warriors tour with appreciating this eighth wonder of the world. It rides for around an hour to get to the museum. Our professional guide shall give a brief introduction on the history of this site on the way. During your 2.5 hours' visit, tour around the three pits, the bronze horses and the chariots exhibition hall inside. 

After the site visit, have your lunch at one of the restaurants. Our guide will be very glad to offer his service if needed.
Terracotta Army
Riding a bicycle on the City Wall
After lunch, we will head back to downtown to tour the antique Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum, which has a rich collection of 130,000 cultural relics. You will then be guided to a walkabout visit of the City Wall. Alternatively, you may rent a bike at your own expense to cycle along the wall. 

You will then be driven back to your hotel after the one-day Xian Terracotta Army trip. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Terracotta Army
Built during the Qing Dynasty (221 - 207 BC), it is a terracotta troop buried together with Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 BC - 210 BC). Three pits have been found so far. There are about 6,000 terracotta warriors and horses in various sizes and shapes, and a large number of bronze weapons in Pit 1 - the largest pit found in 1974. Pit 2 and Pit 3 are on either side of Pit 1. There are nearly 2,000 life-sized terracotta figurines and terracotta horses. Different types of soldiers, such as chariots, cavalry and infantry, were arranged in orderly rows. Two bronze chariots unearthed from the pits are on display in the exhibition hall. There are four bronze horses in front of each chariot and 14 kilograms of gold and silver were used to decorate the two chariots.
What an amazing experience to see the terracotta soldiers over 2200 years ago!
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
It was founded during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) to store sutras brought from India by an eminent monk, Yi Jing, and the pagoda is similar to the renowned Big Wild Goose Pagoda in shape but smaller in size, hence the name. Many exquisite stone Buddha, stone lions, stone horses and other stone carvings can be seen there.
City Wall
It was first built during the Sui and Tang dynasties (518 - 907) to defend against enemies. It is the largest and best-preserved city wall in China. There are four major gates, namely the eastern Changle Gate, Yongning Gate in the south, Anding Gate in the west and the northern Anyuan Gate. The city wall consists of gate towers, arrow towers and watchtowers, turrets, and sluice gate towers.
The ancient City Wall
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
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  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    4.929 Reviews
    Posted on July 14, 2019
    Thanks a lot for arranging a nice vacation to Xi’an. We are pretty pleased with the arrangements. We like the feature that you entertain customized itinerary for the clients and do not stick to your own. Please keep it up!
    Desley Bridget
    Posted on July 12, 2019
    The private journey exceeded our expectations. Our guide Celine was friendly and made us feel very welcome. We learnt a lot about this country and would love to go back for another holiday.
    Margaret Ebsary
    Posted on July 10, 2019
    The service we received from TCG was impeccable. From the booking procedure with yourselves to the transfers and internal flights, everything went like clockwork. It was really an amazing day in Xi'an that I could see the world famous terracotta warriors in such a close distance and walk on the ancient wall of Xi'an. What a fantastic experience!!
    Posted on July 08, 2019
    Our guide and driver were very pleasant. The guide's knowledge was pretty good but his demeanor was just acceptable. The driver had good road and traffic experience, but his van was not very clean but drove well. The overall trip was okay.
    Gail and Steph
    Posted on July 07, 2019
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    We feel as though we had plenty of time at each point of interest to enjoy and take photos. At no stage did we feel that we were being pushed or hurried.
    Our guide Celine was very professional, friendly, very approachable and obliging. Her knowledge of the English language was very good as was her knowledge of Xian.
    Our driver was friendly, drove well and the vehicle was very clean.
    We did not have meals included however Celine did offer to take us to a traditional restaurant for us to be able to experience dumplings.
    We have no suggestions for any improvement.
    We would definitely recommend their services to others here in Australia and would use them again should we return to China.
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    Michael Scot
    United States
    Posted on July 06, 2019
    Our guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the city and all of the attractions we visited. We have always had excellent guides from this company but Susan was by far the best guide we have ever had in China or any other country! She was there for us when we got off the train and helped check us into the airport at our departure.

    She was willing to accommodate our appetite for local food and took us to the traditional places for local people in Xian. The food there was so delicious and it was an extra treat to be able to see how the local people enjoy taking their breakfast meal. She was very friendly and we feel like we have a friend in Xian now. We will definitely request her again when we next we come to Xian.

    The driver was very skilled and we felt very safe both in traffic and while we were at our destinations. He was very courteous and prompt to get us after each stop and provided plenty of water for us.

    The only suggestions we have is that it would be better if train tickets were delivered to hotel and some guidance was given on have to navigate the train station.

    There is no doubt that I will use TCG again in the future.
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    Posted on July 04, 2019
    It was an amazing tour and I don't regret the money spent, it was worth it.
    Posted on July 04, 2019
    I was traveling alone, Susan – my personal guide had to spend more time with me than she probably does with individuals in a group. Susan was always accommodating, and she also was great about helping me with my Chinese. Thank you Susan and welcome to US.
    Posted on July 02, 2019
    Our guide Lily was exceptionally great. She was very informative and helpful during our time in Xi’an. She allowed us enough time to take pictures and provided a lot of information and history about the sites. She was definitely our favorite.
    Lynn & Steve Weiss
    Posted on July 01, 2019
    Lola was extremely helpful to us, we had a very nice trip.
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