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Mini Group: Daily VIP Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour

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    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China

    Time: 9:00-12:00

    Your exploration of the Terracotta Army site begins. Please follow your guide to discover the amazing terracotta warriors that were buried for more than 2,000 years and to hear interesting stories about China's first emperor — Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259–210 BC).

    There are three pits in the museum. Our recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1 – Pit 2 – Pit 3 – Bronze Chariot Pit – the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang as you will follow historical clues that lead from general to detailed information.

    Pit 1 is the largest of the pits and it is estimated to house around 6,000 figures as well as a great quantity of bronze weaponry. You will be shocked by the large scale of the figures lining up, and will feel as if you have been taken back to the Qin Dynasty when the army of soldiers was waiting to go out to battle.

    Pit 2 is not as large as Pit 1. It is estimated that the terracotta warriors and horses in this pit amount to 1,300 figures. However, the great variety makes it top-rated among all three pits.

    Pit 3 is the smallest one with only 72 terracotta warriors and horses. It is believed that it served as the headquarters for the army, directing the warriors in Pit 1 and Pit 2.

    The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale. As burial objects, the bronze chariots represent Emperor Qin Shi Huang's vehicles. Crowned as "the King of Bronze Ware", the bronze chariots are the earliest, largest, and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China

    Time: 14:30-16:30

    Xi'an Ancient City Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1370–1378 AD) and is the largest and the best-maintained ancient city wall in China. It is shaped like a rectangle with a total length of 13.74 kilometers. The downtown part of Xi'an City is centered within this ancient city wall. There are four major gates (the north gate, the east gate, the south gate, and the west gate) of this city wall. Your visit will start from East Gate (Chang Le Gate).

    You have three options when visiting the city wall. You can choose to walk part of the city wall (we suggest you walk from East Gate to South Gate, which is about 3.5 kilometers, and finally meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at 4:30pm).

    Or you can cycle along the city wall (your guide will help you to rent a bike and we suggest you cycle from East Gate – North Gate – West Gate – South Gate, which is about 10 kilometers, and finally meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at about 4:30pm).

    We highly recommend you to take the eco-car running on the city wall (your guide will buy the tickets for you). This runs from East Gate – North Gate – West Gate – South Gate and you will meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at about 4:30pm (the Bicycle Service Station). But in summer, it is very hot on the wall, so we suggest you to ride the essential part of the City Wall from East Gate to South Gate only, which is about 3.5 kilometers.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China

    Time: 17:00-17:30

    The Muslim quarters lies 100 meters west of the Bell tower in downtown Xi'an. The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi

    Traveler pickup is offered
    1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Xi'an City. Please tell us your hotel/accommodation name, address and phone number at the time of booking.

    2. You can go to the meeting hotel: Bell Tower Hotel Xi'an. Transportation is at your own expense. Pickup time: approx. 7:30am-8am.

    3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 3rd Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport, Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bike or Eco-Car rental on the City Wall.
    • Lunch at a Xi'an local restaurant.
    • English-speaking tour guide service
    • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Xi'an City.
    • Admission to Terracotta Warriors Museum and Xi'an Ancient City Wall.
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (recommended)
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Airport transfer
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
    • You will receive details about the tour guide and pickup in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Xi'an City.
    • This tour will have a maximum of 6 travelers. If your group has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
    • Passport information is required for entrance tickets booking, please forward each individual traveler's full name and passport number at the time of booking.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Maggie was excellent, took us on a full day tour to the Terra-cotta warriors museum. She was very friendly , easy to communicate with and had great knowledge of the warriors and Xi’an city ! Very happy with our tour and highly recommended Maggie for a tour of the city ! Thanks
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    Response from nikotrippest, Guest Relations Manager at Mini Group: Daily VIP Xian Terracotta Warriors and City Discovery Tour
    Responded 25 Aug. 2019
    Thank you for your great feedback with Maggie! She's friendly and experienced and also does well in Chinese history and culture, and we are so happy to hear you had a great time with Maggie!
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    Was a great experience and Kai was a very thoughtful guide. The whole complex was awesome and the museum had some great exhibits
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    I went to Huangshan last year and Xi'an in May with China Highlights. Phoebe our local guide was great, punctual, listening. She guided our small group to the Terracotta warriors, the city wall and Muslim street with a lot of interesting explanations. Didier
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    We had a full day tour with our guide Richard and our driver. We visited the Terracotta warrior site (admission ticket price not included) and also later visited the wall of Xian (admission ticket not included) and also the muslim quarter. After the terracotta warriors our guide
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    I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to explore Xi'an. Phoebe kept in touch with us ahead of the trip and fetched us on time. She ensured that we had a great experience of the Terracotta Warriors, a wonderful lunch, an excellent introduction to the City Wall,
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