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Tour Overview

This Xian Terracotta Warriors tour can be a nice choice for student groups or families with children. The Banpo Museum will bring you back to 5,000-6,000 years ago to learn some interesting things about primitive people and their lives, and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum will tell you the stories of the Qin Dynasty and the first emperor of China. In both museums, you will learn a lot about China’s long history and rich culture. After a meaningful time at the museums, you will also have a hands-on experience in pottery making. You may have bought some nice plates and cups, but making one by yourself is even better. Just imagine the minute you finish it and the big smile on your face!

Highlights of this tour:

1. This trip is quite friendly for families with children.
2. Learn some interesting things about hominids and their lives 6,000 years ago at Banpo Museum.
3. Be told the story of the Qin Dynasty and the first emperor of China and visit the majestic Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
4. Experience an enjoyable pottery-making session and DIY your own pottery with the help of a master craftsman.


Your private Xian tour guide and driver will greet you at your downtown hotel at 08:30, ready to take an exciting trip through ancient history and artistic expression. After a warm welcome, you’ll be comfortably escorted to the first destination of the day.

Arriving at Banpo Museum, you’ll step back in time to an ancient village dating back 5,000-6,000 years. The museum is situated on the site where the ruins of this remarkable settlement were discovered in 1953. Your guide will lead you through the exhibits, providing insights into the fascinating matriarchal society that thrived here. Explore the artifacts, immerse yourself in the rich history, and gain a deeper understanding of the lifestyle of our ancestors. Allow 1-1.5 hours for this enriching experience.

Next on the agenda is a visit to the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Marvel at the incredible craftsmanship and historical significance of the thousands of life-sized soldiers, horses, and chariots that guard the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Your guide will provide engaging commentary as you navigate through this archaeological wonder. Take your time to capture the essence of this ancient army that has stood the test of time.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian

After an inspiring morning, indulge in a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Share your impressions of the morning’s discoveries with your guide while enjoying a delicious meal.

Returning to downtown, your afternoon will be filled with creativity as you engage in a 2-hour pottery-making session. With the guidance of a skilled teacher, you’ll have the opportunity to mold and shape your piece of pottery. This hands-on experience promises a relaxing and enjoyable time, allowing you to tap into your artistic side and create a unique souvenir to take home.

After that, your guide and driver will ensure a comfortable journey back to your downtown hotel. Reflect on the day’s adventures, carrying with you the memories of ancient civilizations and the joy of crafting your own pottery masterpiece.

Pottery-Making in Xian
Experience Pottery Making


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $137 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

  • Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • 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 expense
  • Gratuities
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