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Tour Overview

This carefully curated half-day Xian tour ensures you make the most of your time at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum while enjoying the convenience of a personalized experience with your private guide and driver. The tour will last about 4 hours. You can decide the start & end time of the tour.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Get a taste of the highlights of Terracotta Warriors Museum with a choice of the start & end time.
2. Take in the majestic life-size army of warriors and warhorses and learn about the storied history behind them.


Your dedicated Xian tour guide and driver will promptly meet you at your downtown hotel at the pre-arranged time. This knowledgeable guide is not just a companion but a key to unlocking the mysteries of the ancient wonders awaiting you. Embark on a comfortable one-hour drive from downtown Xi’an to the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. En route, your guide will captivate you with tales of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the visionary ruler responsible for commissioning this incredible army of terracotta soldiers to accompany him in the afterlife.

Upon reaching the museum, you’ll be greeted by the impressive sight of the Terracotta Army, an archaeological phenomenon that stands testament to China’s rich history. Your guide will provide a contextual overview, explaining the cultural significance and the meticulous craftsmanship that went into creating this masterpiece. The museum includes Pit 1 (the largest), Pit 2, Pit 3, and the exhibition hall of chariots and horses. Step into the ancient world as you explore the three excavation pits, each revealing a unique aspect of the Qin Dynasty’s military prowess. Marvel at the life-sized soldiers, generals, and horses, each intricately detailed and positioned strategically. Your guide will share anecdotes about the discovery of the Terracotta Army and the ongoing archaeological efforts.

After the insightful tour, you’ll have the opportunity to browse the museum’s gift shops for unique Terracotta Warrior-themed souvenirs. Your guide can offer recommendations on authentic local crafts and keepsakes.

End of your Xian Terracotta Warriors tour, your driver will be ready to transfer you back to your downtown hotel or any appointed location within Xi’an.

Terracotta Army in Xian
Chinaxiantours customers in the Terracotta Army


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $100 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 fee
  • One bottle of mineral water per person
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Meal
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities

Kind Notice

  • Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum opens from 08:30 am to 06:00 pm, so we suggest the earliest departure at 07:30 am and the latest at 02:00 pm. Please advise your preferred hotel pick-up time.
  • Meals are left to your own arrangement. Our guide will recommend restaurants and dishes according to your interests.
  • The pick-up/drop-off location of this tour can also be Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. The extra transfer fee is CNY200 (7-seat van) per way. If you need airport pick-up/drop-off, please inform us when booking the tour and provide your flight information. Please pay the price difference when you meet the guide on the tour.
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