This Xian bus tour will lead you to explore the famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors and informative Banpo Museum. In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to explore one of the most significant archeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Thanks to the local peasants who happened to stumble across the underground army, we can admire the life-size warriors now. In the afternoon, we will visit the unique Banpo Museum to see the life of primitive people and colorful pottery with mysterious patterns from 6000 years ago. This tour will offer you some remarkable insights into different periods of China. If you are history lovers, don’t miss this opportunity.
AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel between 8-9 am. The first stop today is Terracotta Figures Factory where you will know the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks (about 30-50 mins’ stay). Next, head to the No.1 highlight today: Terracotta Warriors. It is praised as “the eighth major miracle of the world”. Before visiting the Warriors Museum, you will pay a short visit to You will have opportunity to buy some mini warriors as souvenirs if you are interested. Then you will start today’s history exploration adventure at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It’s one of the top ten places of historical interest in China. It was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. Our tour guide will uncover the mysterious mask of this world wonder by showing you the hidden history of their master, Emperor Qin and his dynasty. You will stay about 2.5 hours in the museum. After lunch, drive back to downtown for next stop. On the way, the van will pass by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and have a glimpse of it.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue to visit Banpo Neolithic Village (1 hour visiting time). This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. After the whole day’s tour, transfer back to your hotel. Your Xian Group Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Museum ends here.
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer in an air-conditioned car
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
- Simple lunch
- Personal expense
- Gratuities (recommended)