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Skip-The-Line One Day Small-Group Terracotta Army Discovery Trip

  • An action-packed sightseeing tour of Xi’an, with skip-the-line Terracotta Warrior visit

  • Hit the highlights in a single day: Muslim Street, Yongning Gate, lunch, and Warriors

  • Choose between walking, biking, or taking an eco-car over the world’s oldest city gate

Skip-The-Line One Day Small-Group Terracotta Army Discovery Trip
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Skip-The-Line One Day Small-Group Terracotta Army Discovery Trip
USD 120.00

Hit the highlights of Xi’an during this action-packed, tailor-made tour—perfect for travelers short on time. Skip the long lines at the Terracotta Warriors with pre-booked admission tickets, getting in-depth background from your own private guide. The tour also includes a tasty lunch spread with regional specialties, Muslim Street, and the option to walk or bike over Yongning Gate, the world’s largest old city wall.

What to Expect

7:30am: Xi'an downtown hotel pickup & transfer to Terracotta Warriors (about 1 hour)
You will acquire rich background information about the city from your well-educated, expert guide. Being prepared with a little knowledge about the Terracotta Army beforehand is highly recommended for a perfect trip. 

9:00am: Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang (about 2.5 hours)
There are three pits in the museum. The recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1, Pit 2, Pit 3 ,Bronze Chariot Pit , and then the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang as you will follow historical clues that lead from general to detailed information.

12:00pm: Lunch at a local restaurant (about 1 hour)
Your guide will have selected a local restaurant near the Terracotta Warriors Museum. There, you can experience the most authentic Xi’an local food. You’ll have the chance to taste the local people’s favorite food, such as Rou Jia Mo (also known as a Chinese hamburger), Yang Rou Pao Mo (pita bread soaked in lamb soup; your guide will show you how to break the bread into small pieces), noodles, and dumplings.

1:30pm: Transfer to the City Wall (about 1 hour)

2:30pm: Walking, biking, or taking an eco-car on the Wall (about 2.5 hours)
The first stop in the afternoon is the world's largest and the most well preserved medieval city wall. You will begin your exploration of the medieval city wall at "Yongning gate", the most thoroughly restored part of the wall. Then you'll continue your journey to the museum, which contains a beautifully made mural that explains the rich history behind the this city's iconic wall.

While the temperature is still comfortable, you can hike, cycle, or ride electric vehicles on the city wall to explore it at your own pace. Your guide will then bring you to another part of the city wall called Hanguangmen ruins, which is where a museum was built around the section of the city ruins from 1400. Your guide will be waiting for you at 4:30 pm at South Gate (the bicycle service station). In summer, it is very hot on the wall, so it is suggested you to ride the essential part of the City Wall from East Gate to South Gate only, which is about 3.5 kilometers. Then you and your guide will wander around the foot of the wall to escape from sun exposure, if lucky, you'll have the chance to enjoy a free local folk performance - Shanxi Opera, which is voluntarily organized by local retired elderly people.

5:00pm: Xi'an's Most Famous Food Street — Muslim Street (about 1 hour)
After visiting the city wall, you will head to Xi'an's most famous food street, Muslim Street, where you'll see lots of featured foods and snacks. You can try some if you'd like to.

6:00pm: Transfer to hotel (about 1 hour)

Please note: airport or train station drop-off is available requiring additional fee.

Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Xian was a realy fascinating place in our itenarary and with help of Mr.Orange (Mr.David, driver and the car) we can easily visit with a very short period. And Xian is a west of the east..amazing Muslim street, city walls, Pagoda, and top-star terracotta ...without...More

Thank gürcan K
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Terracotta Warriors

Elina was a great guide and her and the driver made sure we stayed hydrated through a very hot day. The lunch near the warrior site was also great as it allowed us to try many of the local dishes. The other sights of the...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Great Guide, Great Variety, Great Food

Phoebe picked us up from our apartment in Xi'an. We joined a lovely group (5 in total) and drove approximately 45 minutes to the Terracotta Warriors. Once there, each of us were given headsets so that we could hear Phoebe's descriptions of the various pits...More

1  Thank delia k
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile
Top shelf

Our outstanding guide Phoebe and driver provided an excellent day out. We booked the private tour and did not regret it - from hotel in the morning to train station in the evening with our luggage secure. Both very friendly and our guide’s English was...More

1  Thank 1GPT1
Reviewed 21 May 2018
A++ tour must do.

Big thanks to Richard for his awesome work. great tour A++ great lunch. great tour. prompt pick up and drop off.

Thank jackbennett2018
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Ricardo O
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Response from 1GPT1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and our guide was very good. There are native English speakers who are not as good.
Ricardo O
11 September 2018|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
Minivan and my group was me and a lovely young lady from NZ. It was a good tour that I highly recommend!