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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.
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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.
  • 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
  • Admire Tang-era art at the TangBo Museum and try your hand at Chinese calligraphy
  • Walk on Xian’s City Walls, the best-preserved city walls in China
  • Savor a Qin-dynasty-style lunch at a local specialty restaurant
  • Entrance fees, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Tour

At 82 years of age I went on this fantastic tour. I cannot speak highly enough of our Wendy Woo Tour Guide Michelle who made my trip and tours so much more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Great one day tour in Xiàn with amazing experience in Qin dinasty restaurant

Sophie the best guide ever took us around explaining everything about Xiàn, the terra-cotta soldiers, archeology of the zone and Qin dinasty. We also had fun making our own terra-cotta little soldier with clay in the government firm. Great tour, full of knowledge and kindness:...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018
"Williams Family"

I've travelled & toured on every continent, by far the best tour guide has to be William Meng. Nothing is too much trouble for him, he takes on every challenge in a very friendly professional manner. Never once did I feel stressed or uncomfortable with...More

Thank _jbstables
Reviewed 4 June 2018
21 Day Magnificent China Tour by Wendy Wu - Guide - SOPHIE JIN - BEST GUIDE EVER

What an amazing time we had in China! Our wonderful guide Sophie Jin helped make our tour one of the most memorable tours we have ever been on! From our greeting at the airport on Day 1 to seeing us safely checked in for our...More

3  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 31 May 2018
I had recently gone on a Wendy Wu tour. The Majestic Yangtze tour. Shanghai ta Beijing with my mum, dad and sister .

We had seen so much from the Bund, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Museum,The silk Museum, cruising a few days down the Yangtze River on the Victoria Katarina with breathtaking views, The three Gorges Dam,Temples, live Entertainment, 300 Kph fast train, Terricotta Warriors, ( My favourite), The...More

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