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Xian Historical Private Tour of Terracotta Warriors, Miniature Terracotta Warrior-Making, Ancient Walls, and Qin Culture-Themed Cuisine

Highlights
  • Private 9-hour Terracotta Army, City Walls, and TangBo Art Museum tour from Xian
  • See the famous terracotta warriors at the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Army Museum
  • View the ancient statues and make your own terracotta warrior miniature
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Xian Historical Private Tour of Terracotta Warriors, Miniature Terracotta Warrior-Making, Ancient Walls, and Qin Culture-Themed Cuisine
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Overview
See the world-famous Terracotta Army, sculpt a clay warrior miniature, and experience other historical riches on a 9-hour private Xian tour. Visit the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors Museum to admire the vast, sculpted clay army, and try crafting your own, scaled-down warrior. View Tang-dynasty art and enjoy a calligraphy lesson at the TangBo Art Museum, walk on Xian’s City Walls, and enjoy a Qin-dynasty-inspired lunch. Central hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees included.
What to Expect
Meet your personal guide and separate driver at your downtown Xian hotel and journey by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, located on the city’s outskirts.

On route, listen to tales of this sculpted army, discovered accidentally in 1974, and considered one of the world’s greatest-ever archaeological finds.

The collection of over 7,000 clay statues of soldiers, horses, and chariots was created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, into the afterlife. The army was buried alongside him and features individually carved figurines, each with unique facial features, heights, and postures. Marvel at the soldiers and other artifacts, and enjoy the opportunity to fashion your own miniature warrior from clay.

Afterward, savor a Qin-dynasty-style lunch at the Da Qin Xiao Yan restaurant, whose chefs create dishes inspired by Qin culture. Then, continue to the TangBo Art Museum, a showcase of art mostly from China’s Tang dynasty, dating from between the 7th and 10th centuries.

View the must-sees here, including an exhibition on the history of Chinese painting, and take a fascinating lesson in Chinese calligraphy, learning the secrets of this ancient, delicate art form.

Next, return to Xian and visit its City Walls, built over 600 years ago during the Ming dynasty. Standing 39 feet (12 meters) high and running 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) around old Xian, these imperious fortifications are the best-preserved in China, and feature wide ramparts, watchtowers, corner towers, gate towers, and parapets. The ramparts reach 46 feet (14 meters) wide in places.

Take a stroll on the walkway, admiring the panoramas over old and modern Xian, and then conclude your tour with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 18 October 2018
Wendy Wu Tour with Alex

This was just part of a fantastically organised tour taking in Shanghai, the Three Gorges, Chengdu pandas, Xian and Beijing and the Great Wall. Everything was faultlessly organised. Brilliant main tour guide Alex for whom nothing was too much trouble, day or night. Backed up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sally W
Reviewed 14 October 2018
China Delights Tour and the Stunning Terracotta warriors

Michelle, our National Guide, was also our Local Guide in Xian and she was brilliant! She was able to tell us lots of really interesting facts and figures and really made the whole tour of China exceptional. The whole tour was really great and certainly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tonym462017
Reviewed 13 October 2018
One part of our trip with Wendy Wu Tours, "Wonders of China."

What an amazing place to visit. We were taken there by our National Guide Jay and a local guide. Jay who works for Wendy Wu Tours was a wonderful guide and we can't thank him enough for making it one of the best Tours we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank taffy31
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Wendy Wu Tour of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with Helen Liao, Our guide

We had the most wonderful tour of China, with 3 nights in Beijing, 2 Nights in Xian and 1 night in Shanghai. The itinerary was set by Wendy Wu Tours for the most important features of each city, and our guide was Helen Liao for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dalpat L
Reviewed 1 October 2018
fantastic Wendy Wu and their rep Helen Liao

we booked our Wendy Wu tour along with a cruise, we were greeted by our rep Helen Liao who accompanied us on everything we did including organizing our internal flights, checking us into our hotels and even phoning the room to check all was OK....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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