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Small-Group Xian and Terracotta Warriors Tour with Lunch

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US$ 265.00
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    What to Expect
    For this 9-hour tour meet in the lobby of the Bell Tower Hotel in Xian a little before 8am.

    Once your local guide and driver have picked you up from the meeting point, begin the 1-hour drive to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. During the journey, your guide will introduce you to the history, culture, and traditions of Xian, as well as the origin of the Terracotta Warriors. You will also be taught a few Chinese words, your guide helping with pronunciation, so you can practice your skills throughout the day. 

    Upon arrival at the museum, see the 8,000 full-sized Terracotta Warriors contained in three burial pits. The museum building has been built on the original excavation site, so you'll see them just as they were found. A large number of real bronze weapons are also preserved, some of which were chrome-plated by ancient Chinese engineers and have remained rust-free for more than 2,000 years.

    Spend about two hours at this world-famous museum, then drive to visit the First Chinese Emperor's Mausoleum. The Terracotta Warriors were buried for this emperor, to guard him in the afterlife. It’s said that it took 700,000 people about 40 years to build the mausoleum. To preserve his body, the ancient Chinese poured mercury into his underground palace.

    From here, you'll be driven to a tasty local restaurant for lunch. Your guide will help order several of their authentic local specialties so you can get a taste for Xian. There will be a mix of meat and veggie dishes, so don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian—there will be plenty of food for everyone.

    After lunch, make the hour-long drive back to Xian to visit the 600-year-old city wall. At some 8-miles (13-kilometers) long and 59-feet (18-meters) tall, it is one of the best preserved and longest city walls in China. Walk along the wall for a bird’s eye view of this ancient capital city.

    From here, head back to the starting point to end your tour, but before you say goodbye, be sure to ask your local guide for tips on other things to see and do in Xian. Arrive back at the Bell Tower Hotel around 5pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bell Tower Hotel Xian, 110 South St, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Beilin Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • First Emperor’s Mausoleum and City Wall
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • If you have other dietary restrictions, please also advise this at the time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
    • IMPORTANT: Please note that in order to book your ticket to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, we will need your full name as it appears on your passport, as well as your passport number. You can include this information in the ‘Additional request’ box at checkout when you make your booking, or by contacting us at info@xianurbanadventures.com. You will also be required to bring your passport with you on the tour. Failure to provide your passport details or to carry your passport with you on the tour means we cannot guarantee you access to the Terracotta Warriors.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

    Our trip to see the Terracotta Army with our guide Dodo was a smooth and enjoyable experience from start to finish. The private tour with our own driver was well worth the investment and took out all the hassle out of the day. Even though...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank SteveL3373
    Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

    I had an amazing experience with Dodo, she was very knowledgeable about the historical information on the terracotta warriors.

    Thank P3319ALdanielo
    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    We were met at the hotel by our guide Dodo. Dodo was a great tour guide. She was very professional and full of knowledge. We had a great day at the warriors and she looked after us all day even my mum who was being...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MICHWILL24
    Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

    Frank spoke excellent English and was very courteous and knowledgeable. We had enough time at the different sites and he always checked whether we had any questions or needed more time

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank LizzyK1
    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    Dodo was an excellent tour guide for our family for our tour of the Terracotta Warriors site. She made the visit much easier for us by coordinating with the driver, telling us information as we visited the actual sites, getting us the tickets, giving us...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank KenjiandSi
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