- China Tours +
- Create My Trip
- Destinations +
- Travel Guide +
- China Visas
- The Great Wall of China
- China’s Top 10 Attractions
- Giant Pandas
- The Terracotta Army
- Best of China
- Culture +
- Asia Tours
- Day Tours
Visit the biggest ancient burial site in existence, and uncover the amazing stories behind the Terracotta figures. Equipped with specific "weapons" to see the Terracotta Army in an efficient way. Taste the local people's favorite food at a local restaurant. Benefit from smartly-timed arrangements and no visit to tourist shops. As the top ranking on TripAdvisor and the most famous site of Xi'an, half-day excursion is more suitable for the short stay visitors.
Skip the line at the entrance of Terracotta Warriors Museum.
Use a telescope to get a closer view of the terracotta warriors.
Use an FM headset to keep out external noise disturbances.
Taste the local people's favorite daily food at a local restaurant.
Smartly-timed arrangements with absolutely no shop detours.
Guide: better than a normal licensed tour guide; friendly and helpful with fluent English
Driver: reliable licensed local driver with at least 5 years' driving experience
Vehicle: Air-conditioned business car (max: 7 seats) with GPS facilities, free in-car Wi-Fi, big windows, and ample space (at least one vacant seat guaranteed)
China Highlights Xi'an Office: 24/7 customer service, providing backup support
Professional product team analysis on every part of the trip to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.
Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel's lobby at the appointed time holding a placard with China Highlights' logo and your name on it.
Note: The hotel pick-up and drop-off area should be within the third ring road of Xi'an. For further distance there might be an extra cost for the transfer which you'll be notified by your travel advisor.
Just in case you miss your tour guide, please ask the hotel's front desk to help you make a phone call to your tour guide or to contact China Highlights' Xi'an office using the 24/7 emergency hotline at 18182404759.
Why Leave So Early?
Normally, it takes about 50 minutes to drive from downtown Xi'an to the Terracotta Warrior Museum, a distance of about 45 kilometers.
You will acquire rich background information about the city from your well-educated, expert guide on the way.
Do something to make your trip more fun:
After going through three tickets gates, you will see this wonder of the ancient world with your own eyes. Three pits have been excavated and can be visited.
The largest pit, Pit 1, is believed to contain 6,000 warriors (only 2,000 are on display) and horses. They are all life-sized, facing east, and are lined up in battle formation. What is particularly striking is the fact that no two of them are alike.
Pit 2, which is smaller than Pit 1, contains around 1,300 warriors and horses, and it is still being excavated. It is worth mentioning that the figurines of general, the soldier on the horse, and the kneeling soldier were the first to be discovered in this pit.
The smallest pit, Pit 3, contains 72 warriors and horses, and is believed to be the army headquarters due to the number of high-ranking officers unearthed there.
The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale in a small museum to the right of the main entrance. In ancient times, only the emperor, queen, and prince had the right to ride in this vehicle. The bronze chariots are the earliest, largest, and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world, crowned as "the King of Bronze Ware".
The last site you will visit is the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. According to historical records, the palace is filled with precious stones, and underground rivers of flowing mercury defend against intruders. Considered too dangerous to excavate, 95% of the mausoleum is still buried and its contents remain secret. The tomb has little to see, so we will visit the site by viewing at a distance instead of taking a close look at. You'll be transferred from the museum to the best ViewPoint where you can view the whole area of the Maosoleunm of Qin Shi Huang. You'll be shocked by the large size of the mausoleum. Your tour guide will tell the story why the Qin Shi Huang choose this site to expect to continue his rule in death as it had in life, and some inference about the structure and distribution of the underground palace.
Good to know:
In order to help our customers experience the most authentic Xi'an local food, we have selected a featured local restaurant near the Terracotta Warriors Museum.
There, you'll have the chance to taste the local people's favorite food, such as Rou Jia Mo (肉夹馍, we also call it a Chinese hamburger), Yang Rou Pao Mo (羊肉泡馍, pita bread soaked in lamb soup; your guide will show you how to break the bread into small pieces), noodles, and dumplings.
Please let us know your food preferences, such as a vegetarian diet, Muslim food, gluten-free food, etc. so that we can make preparations in advance.
We will transfer you to your hotel at the end of the tour. If you need to catch a flight or a train after the tour, please book the transfer service with us in advance.
Good to know:
If you plan to leave Xian after your tour, please check out from your hotel before departure.
We have prepared FM headsets and telescopes for our customers to make sure you can hear and watch clearly in the terracotta warriors while other groups are struggling and get lost in the crowds.
You will taste the local food and culture in a local way while other groups have to go to the tourist restaurant and eat the food just for tourists.
We never take our customers to the tourist shops while other groups have to waste their time and money on the over-priced souvenirs.
|Season||Adult (age 12+)||Child (age 2 – 11)||Infant (age < 2)|
|Shoulder Season||$79 USD||$69 USD||free|
|Peak Season||$89 USD||$79 USD||free|
Note: The peak season includes the following dates: China National Day: 01/Oct/2018 - 07/Oct/2018. Chinese Spring Festival: 04/Feb/2019 - 10/Feb/2019. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.