Half-Day Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors Museum

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Xi'an, CN
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Xi'an, CN
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Join this half day mini group tour to see China’s iconic Terracotta Army - the world’s largest ancient burial site. Skip the ticket line and learn the detailed history and background from an expert English speaking guide. Enjoy a more intimate experience with a maximum of 6 travelers. And no shopping detours, factory stores, tea ceremony or shopping site restaurant to take up your valuable time at attraction sites, so you will have a pure sightseeing experience. Your English speaking tour guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and drive you directly to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Spend at least two and a half hours exploring the three excavated pits, as well as the Bronze Chariots and Horses Exhibition Hall. After the tour, you will reach the South Gate Square of the City Wall, where your half day Xian Terracotta Army trip comes to an end.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Skip the ticket line at Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • Learn detailed history from expert English speaking guide
  • Intimate experience with maximum of 6 travelers
  • No shopping detours or factory stores
  • Pure sightseeing experience without time wasted
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary bottled water with unlimited supplies
  • Umbrellas are provided for free use
  • Entrance fees to Terracotta Army
  • Pick up to your centrally located hotel in Xi'an
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Drop-off to your hotel

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of China with the Half-Day Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors Museum. This captivating tour takes you to the world's largest ancient burial site, where you can witness the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army. With skip-the-line access and an expert English-speaking guide, you'll gain a deep understanding of this iconic site and its significance.

What to expect?

During this half-day tour, you can anticipate a fascinating journey through history as you explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Marvel at the impressive collection of life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots, which were created over 2,000 years ago to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife. Your knowledgeable guide will provide detailed insights into the excavation process and the historical context of this ancient burial site. Prepare to be amazed by the intricate details and sheer scale of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and curious travelers of all ages. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this experience offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ancient China and gain a deeper appreciation for its rich heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to witness one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time.

Why book this?

By booking this tour, you'll enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line access, saving you valuable time to explore the Terracotta Warriors Museum in depth. With an expert English-speaking guide by your side, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the historical and cultural significance of this ancient burial site. The personalized commentary and insights provided by your guide will bring the army of terracotta warriors to life, making your visit truly memorable.

Good to know

For your comfort and convenience, complimentary bottled water and umbrellas are provided during the tour. The entrance fees to the Terracotta Army are included, ensuring a hassle-free experience. The tour also includes pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Xi'an, and you'll travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for added comfort. Please note that meals, gratuities, and drop-off to your hotel are not included.


Travelers who have experienced the Half-Day Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors Museum have been captivated by the incredible history and artistry of the site. They praise the knowledgeable guides who bring the terracotta warriors to life with their in-depth commentary. Visitors appreciate the convenience of skip-the-line access and the provided amenities, such as bottled water and umbrellas. Overall, the tour has received rave reviews for its educational value and the opportunity to witness one of China's most iconic historical sites.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Your English speaking tour guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. She/he will call you the day before to reconfirm the pick-up time with you. Drive you out of town directly to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. You will spend at least two and a half hours to see the three excavated pits, as well as the Bronze Chariots and Horses Exhibition Hall. After the tour, you will reach the South Gate Square of the City Wall at around 14:40. Over here your half day Xian Terracotta Army trip comes to an end. Please find your own way back to your hotel.

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5 (18)


The tour itinerary was good, but the guide was below expectation as compared to nearby guides who gave more comprehensive explanations.. Additionally, there was big crowds at the Terracotta Museum, but when the guide moves around from point to point, sometimes there was no signal to move on, so we have to lookout for her to avoid the risk of been left behind. The car provided was comfortable.


Just spent a full day visiting the Terracotta Warriors, the Xi’an city wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda all during the first snow of 2020. We thoroughly enjoyed the day made even more interesting with our guide Carols insights into the history of each place we went and more. It was hard to fathom the age of the artefacts we saw, amazing! We finished off the day by attending a dumpling dinner and show about the story of the first Empress of China, which we totally recommend. Would like to thank Carol, who couldn’t do enough for us. Checked us in at the airport and waited until we got through security. She even went back to the hotel to collect and send on some items we left behind - thank you again Carol!


I chanced upon this half day tour and it met my needs perfectly. I didn't want the hassle of trying to get to the Terra-cotta Museum myself and wanted a guide to explain the amazing discovery in English. It was entirely a very comfortable experience, hassle-free! My guide, Tracy, was well-spoken, passionate and very organized. All around, great experience!


Susan was the kind of guide that you will want to have showing you the best the city has to offer. Her narrative of the history was very captivating. She was full of little trivia about the musuem and the city and that made the attraction come alive for us.

James A

What a fantastic tour! Very well organised & extremely easy. My guide was Phoebe & she was fantastic! Very polite, knowledgeable, helpful & spoke perfect english. The driver was safe & swift. Would definitely recommend!

Robert H

Lovely guide, Lily and very well organised and prompt tour with very helpful advice about buying mini statuette reproductions at the end of the trip.... save your shopping till the end!


everything was just perfect - pick up was on time, no queues at the entrance, water provided, the knowledge of our guide carol was just endless - not only does she know everything (it seems) about the terracotta warriors, but also about xi'an and it's history! she even helped in personal issues - like train tickets, how to get to the airport, gave recommendations about local food and much more - the list could go on... the tour has exceeded all my expectations - even with many visitors in the museum (which is normal), everything ran smoothly and without any waiting time, enough time to see everything we wanted and get all information we needed. big thanks to amazing carol and the top driver mr li. if I ever return to xian, I'll book another tour with them!


We had the one day Xian tour with Lola as our tour guide. We had an excellent experience. Lola was really helpful and informative about the terracota warriors and the Xian city. She gave us all the necessary information. This tour is fully recommended.


I arrived at Xi'an by train from Chengdu in the morning. Tracy met me at the station and our diver took us to the Terracotta Warrior museum about an hour away. On the way, Tracy provided me with some historical context to prepare me for the museum visit. She was a good teacher. I learned a great deal in that short period of time. We arrived at the museum and here is where the guide was so important. It can be disorienting to know where to go, where to buy the tickets, and how to flow through the site. There are so many visitors! Tracy took care of everything. She had the tickets ready and directed me through the buildings and around the people/crowds. She pointed out details to me in the museums that helped me appreciate the visit even more. She maintained a nice balance between guiding and informing me about the material while also standing back and allowing me to explore on my own. I loved my visit very much, and I highly recommend hiring this short tour just to help you get through the museum.


Our tour of the Terracotta Warriors with Roger was fantastic! He was a very informative and enthusiastic guide. The hotel pickup was right on time, and Roger provided important information about the history and context for the warriors. He also shared other important aspects of China and Xi’an’s history. The site was very busy on the weekend, and Roger showed us where to stand for the best views and to see the details that he explained thoroughly. Unless you know the history and speak Mandarin, I highly recommend taking the tour to understand the significance of the site. Also, it is chaotic if you are visiting on your own. Roger’s English is great, and he also answered our questions about current life in Xi’an. Additionally, I booked the day before, and the tour company was still able to accommodate us. The price beats all of the other tours I found online! At the end of the tour we ate at a restaurant near the Terracotta Warriors. It was good, but if you already have restaurants lined up to visit Xi’an, I would recommend going right back to the city. But, if you do this, bring a snack since you will probably get hungry.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 09:10