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Tour Overview

Take an enriching one-day Xian private tour to unravel the mystique behind the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, often hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” gain insights into the survival strategies of primitive communities along the Bahe River and witness the strategic military role played by the City Wall in ancient times. Join us on this exploration of the ancient capital, creating lasting memories that will resonate with you for a lifetime. Uncover the layers of history and cultural significance that make Xian a truly remarkable destination.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Follow your guide to explore the three pits marked in order of discovery and marvel at the life-size army of terracotta warriors.
2. Take a bike ride on top of China’s best-preserved and largest surviving City Wall while enjoying the views of the entire area inside the wall.
3. Explore the reconstructed Neolithic houses at the Banpo Museum.
4. Have an enjoyable day travel experience with a local insider, getting a glimpse into this ancient capital’s rich heritage.

 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and meet your guide in the hotel lobby at around 8:30, who will share interesting insights about the day’s itinerary and ensure a smooth start to your exploration.

Step back in time as you enter the Banpo Museum, an archaeological site that unveils the mysteries of the Neolithic period in China. This prehistoric settlement, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Banpo people along the Yellow River. Wander through the museum’s immersive exhibits, showcasing reconstructed houses, tools, and artifacts that shed light on their advanced pottery techniques and communal way of life. Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural practices, burial customs, and artistic achievements that defined this ancient community. The Banpo Museum serves as a time capsule, preserving the rich heritage of a bygone era and connecting visitors to the roots of Chinese civilization.

After that, you will be transferred to the Terracotta Army, an archaeological marvel nestled in the Lintong District of Xian City. Discover the legacy of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210 BC) as you witness the grandeur of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots. Marvel at the intricacy of each sculpted figure, each bearing unique facial expressions and details that reflect the craftsmanship of a bygone era. Your guide will regale you with tales of the historical significance and the fascinating discovery of this ancient army, providing context to one of the most remarkable archaeological finds in the world.

Relish a flavorful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the diverse culinary offerings that Xian has to offer.

Xian Banpo Museum
Banpo Museum

In the afternoon, drive back to downtown Xian, take in the picturesque landscapes, and perhaps engage with your guide in conversation about the morning’s discoveries. Upon reaching the Ancient City Wall, you’ll be greeted by an imposing structure that offers panoramic views of Xian. Walk along the wall’s perimeter, appreciating the watchtowers and their historical significance. If you choose to ride bikes, feel the breeze as you cycle atop the wall, adding a sense of adventure to your exploration. After the sightseeing, your driver and guide will escort you back to your downtown hotel.

Xian City Wall at Night
Night view of City Wall

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $129 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Chinese style lunch
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Private transfer in air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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