Crafted specifically for those seeking a brief excursion in Xian, this customized Xian layover tour offers a swift visit to the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Designed to optimize your time, the itinerary excludes shopping stops, ensuring an immersive experience with the Terracotta Army. Your dedicated private tour guide will be with you from your airport or train station arrival until your departure, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free short trip.
2. Marvel at the spectacular 8,000 life-size warriors at the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and learn how they were unearthed.
As you step off the plane or train, our friendly guide will be waiting for you at the exit, holding a personalized sign with your name. They’ll assist you with your luggage and lead you to your comfortable private car. Hop on a scenic one-hour drive from the airport/train station to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. During the journey, our knowledgeable guide will provide you with interesting insights into the history and significance of the Terracotta Army, setting the stage for an enriching experience.
Upon arrival at the museum, delve into the fascinating world of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Marvel at the meticulously crafted life-sized statues of soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, over two millennia ago. Your guide will share captivating stories about the discovery of this archaeological marvel and the secrets it holds about ancient Chinese history.
Stroll through the three main pits, each unveiling different aspects of the ancient army’s formation and purpose. Don’t miss the chance to admire the exquisite details in the facial expressions, clothing, and weapons of these clay soldiers. As you explore, our guide will answer any questions you may have and provide additional historical context to enhance your understanding of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
After an immersive exploring the Terracotta Warriors, your guide and driver will accompany you back to the airport or train station, ensuring a comfortable and timely transfer. Along the way, feel free to discuss any specific points of interest or souvenirs you may want to explore before your departure.
Bid farewell to Xian with the memories of an unforgettable encounter with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Your guide will assist you with check-in procedures or help you navigate the departure process, ensuring a seamless end to your half-day adventure.
Note: The itinerary can be adjusted based on your preferences and time constraints.
- Private transfer in 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 in your group
- Personal expense
- This tour is recommended for tourists who have at least 7 hours in Xian. Please advise your flight/train schedule when consulting the tour so we can know if the itinerary matches your schedule.
- The tour excludes meals. Near the Terracotta Warriors Museum, there is a restaurant that offers relatively nice food. You can have meals there if you have time.