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Tour Overview

This one-day Xian tour covers 3 historical sites including Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the City Wall, and the Great Mosque. You will be wowed by the rows and rows of the life-size terracotta army that has guarded Emperor Qinshihuang for more than 2,000 years; you will take a walk on the ancient City Wall to have a fascinating glimpse into its history; you will pass through small alleys into the old mosque to admire its special design. With our professional and knowledgeable guide, you will discover more about this ancient capital’s rich and deep history. Your guide will also take you to a nice restaurant to enjoy authentic Chinese dishes.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Admire one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by China’s first emperor.
2. Pass through small alleys into one of the two oldest mosques in Xi’an – the Great Mosque to admire its special design.
3. Taste authentic Chinese cuisine for lunch and learn about the rich and deep culinary culture of this ancient capital.


Your day begins with the warmth of a friendly greeting from your English-speaking tour guide and driver at your downtown hotel, setting the tone for an enriching exploration of Xian’s historical treasures.

Hop on an awe-inspiring journey to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a testament to ancient craftsmanship and the vision of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Witness the silent army of thousands, each soldier and horse crafted with meticulous detail to serve the emperor in the afterlife. As you walk through the excavation pits, your guide will unravel the captivating story of their discovery in 1974 and the ongoing archaeological efforts to unearth the secrets of this remarkable army.

Marvel at the individuality of each warrior, showcasing intricate facial expressions and diverse armor, providing a glimpse into the military might and artistic achievements of the Qin Dynasty. Your guide will paint a vivid picture of the historical context, shedding light on the significance of this archaeological wonder as one of the most significant finds of the 20th century.

Following the morning exploration, delight in a delectable Chinese lunch at a local eatery.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
The Life size Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Continue your exploration with a visit to the Ancient City Wall in the afternoon, the most well-preserved and expansive city wall in China. Climb atop this architectural marvel, offering panoramic views of Xian’s cityscape. For the adventurous, there’s an optional bike ride along the top of the wall, providing a unique and exhilarating perspective of the ancient city. After that, you will be transferred to experience the harmonious blend of traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture at the Great Mosque, one of Xian’s oldest mosques. Admire the intricate design and cultural significance of this religious site, as your guide narrates the fascinating history of its construction and the cultural exchanges that shaped its unique style.

As the day draws to a close, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.

The Great Mosque Xian
The Great Mosque in Xian


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

  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese style lunch
  • 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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