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 2,000 years ago? Why was the army so well preserved? Join this tour to find out the answers and meet new friends.
2. Ascend this iconic pagoda for panoramic views, reliving the Buddhist journey of Xuanzang amidst historic charm and tranquil gardens.
3. Witness artisans’ skillful hands shaping history, crafting intricate terracotta figures, and delve into the cultural significance of these remarkable artworks.
Your tour guide and driver, both friendly and knowledgeable, will warmly greet you at your downtown hotel. As you embark on this adventure, they will provide an overview of the day’s itinerary.
Before visiting the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, we will pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory, where you will immerse yourself in the captivating process of crafting terracotta figures and witnessing skilled artisans at work. Admire the intricate details and learn about the historical and cultural significance of these artworks. Enjoy the opportunity to interact with the artisans, gaining a deeper understanding of their craftsmanship.
After that, head to the Terracotta Warriors to feel the awe-inspiring atmosphere as you stand before the life-sized army. Your guide will weave stories of ancient China, detailing the purpose and discovery of this archaeological marvel. Take your time exploring the three excavation pits, marveling at the unique details of each soldier, horse, and chariot.
After lunch, go back to the city center. During the journey, catch a glimpse of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang. Your guide will share fascinating insights into the historical significance of the mausoleum and its connection to the Terracotta Warriors.
Then we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of ancient Xi’an, surrounded by serene gardens. Ascend the pagoda for panoramic views of the city, while your guide narrates the tales of Xuanzang and his pilgrimage. Stroll through the picturesque gardens, appreciating the fusion of history and nature.
As the day concludes around 5:00 PM, reflect on the wealth of history and culture experienced. Your guide and driver will ensure a comfortable journey back to your hotel, answering any remaining questions and bidding you farewell.
Note: Throughout the day, your guide will provide additional anecdotes, and historical context, and answer any questions, ensuring a rich and immersive experience. The itinerary remains flexible, adapting to traffic conditions and unforeseen opportunities.
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)