This one day small group tour will lead you to two must-visit attractions in Xian: Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The tour includes air-conditioned coach, English-speaking tour guide, entrance fees and lunch. You will follow a professional and helpful guide to get to know this city and the fascinating stories of the two sites. Why did the ancient Chinese emperor Qinshihuang build this army? How were the warriors made over 2000 years ago? Why was the army so well preserved? Join this tour to find out the answers and meet new friends.
AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel. We will drive about 1 hour to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Before visiting the museum, we will pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory where you will learn about the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. There are also souvenirs like mini warriors if you are interested. Then you will spend about 2.5 hours at the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch at a nearby restaurant, we will drive by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum on the way back to downtown and have a glimpse of it in the car. Then we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (visiting time about 1 hour). The pagoda was originally built in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) to keep the sutra and Buddha statues brought back to China from ancient India by Master Xuanzang. Now the Big Wild Goose Pagoda area is a popular amusement place among local people.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel at about 17:00.
Kind notice: a minimum of 2 passengers are required to operate the tour. If there is only one person on the day, we advise tourists to turn to other bus tours about Terracotta Warriors: 1 Day Xian Bus Tour or 1 Day Terracotta-Army & City Wall Bus Tour
- 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)