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Tour Overview

This tour will take you back to the beginning of humanity to have a glimpse of prehistoric life, marvel at the spectacular terracotta army which is composed of thousands of soldiers, horses, and chariots guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor, and visit the beautiful Huaqing Hot Spring to know how ancient royal families enjoyed their life and the stories happened here. Your English-speaking tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour, explain everything to you, give you insider knowledge of Chinese history and culture, and take good care of you.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Witness the artistry at a Terracotta Figures Factory, unraveling the figure-making process with your group, a unique behind-the-scenes experience.
2. Immerse yourself in the historical splendor of Huaqing Palace, a scenic retreat where emperors once bathed, with your fellow travelers.
3. Join a group adventure to marvel at the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, exploring the ancient warriors’ intricacies and historical significance together.

 

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel at 8:00 – 9:00 am. The tour will start with 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.

Afterwards, on the way to Huaqing Hot Spring, you will pay a short visit to the Terracotta Figures Factory, where you will learn the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. You will have the opportunity to buy some mini warriors as souvenirs if you are interested. Then, continue your visit to Huaqing Hot Spring, also known as Huaqing Palace, which has been a royal excursion and bathing destination since ancient times. It is said that Yang Yuhuan (the favorite concubine of Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty) used to bathe here. There are relatively complete cultural sites, gardens and landscapes, ancient buildings, old trees, and other relics from the Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang, Ming, and Qing dynasties.

At noon, enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant.

Huaqing Hot Spring
Huaqing Hot Spring

After lunch, you will be guided to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The Terracotta Army is the largest ancient military museum in China, built on its original site, and is often hailed as the eighth wonder of the world. The thousands of soldier and horse clay figurines unearthed here are diverse in appearance, vivid in expression, and constitute a brilliant gem in the history of ancient Chinese sculpture art. Originally painted, the unearthed terracotta figures have mostly lost their colors due to fire and immersion. You will have about 2.5 hours exploring the museum. You will also have a glimpse of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum in the car on the way back to the Xian downtown.

When the tour ends, your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel.

Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $125 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.

Kind notice: Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 2 pax per booking.

Price includes

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Simple lunch
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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