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
  • Itinerary
  • Price Includes
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
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Maisarah from MALAYSIA | Sep. 13, 2018 19:55Reply
Can you pick us up at the hotel and send us to the Xi'an International airport after the trip end?
We will bring our luggage together along the trip.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 17, 2018 23:05

Yes. We can pick you up at the hotel and send you to the airport after the tour. You can leave your luggage on our private vehicle during the trip and our driver will take care of it for you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other question. Thank you.
Asked by Cathy Christian from UNITED STATES | Aug. 20, 2018 16:20Reply
Earlier time for Warrior Tour
Would it be possible to be at the Terracotta Army tour at 6 am? That would put us at the site by 7 or so, befor the crowds. Is that possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 20, 2018 18:26

Generally, this private Xi'an day tour starts at around 9:00 in the morning. However, if you would like to start earlier, we can also customize a tour according to your request. Please feel free to contact us should you need more information and help. Thank you.
Asked by Sheree from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 22, 2018 21:26Reply
Tours within 8-9 hours
Hi! My husband and I has a 13hr layover in Beijing and we're planning to get out of the airport to roam around the city. Is it possible to tour Xi'an Terracotta and Great Wall within the 8-9 hours? Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Susan | Jul. 23, 2018 17:43

Beijing and Xi'an are two different cities and far away from each other, so it is impossible to visit both Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall in a day. As you have 13 hours layover at Beijing Capital Airport, I advise you to visit the Great Wall or take Airport Express to downtown and visit the main sights in the city, such as Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven or Summer Palace.
Asked by Princesita from USA | Jul. 13, 2018 17:51Reply
Can you pick up at New Otani Chang Hotel in Beijing aroun April 13 or 14, 2019?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 15, 2018 19:20

This is a one day Xi'an tour and the tour starts in Xi'an. If you are in Beijing and would like to join this Xi'an day tour, you are suggested to arrive at Xi'an by train or flight from Beijing first. We can pick you up at the railway station, the airport or the hotel you booked on your own in Xi'an early in the morning to start the trip. Thank you.
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