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  • Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Walking Tour with Transfer Options

    1. Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Walking Tour with Transfer Options

    The unexpected unearthing of the Terracotta Warriors, a hoard of legendary life-sized clay soldiers intended to fill an emperor’s elaborate mausoleum, is renowned as one of the world’s greatest archaeological events. On this 2.5-hour tour, experience the wonder of these ancient artifacts and gain a deep understanding from your expert tour guide about the First Emperor’s vision for his afterlife and his unification of China, which shaped the nation as it is known today.  If the transfer option was selected, you will be collected from your accommodation and driven to the Terracotta Warriors Museum in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, or you can choose to meet the tour guide at the museum. Your unforgettable tour begins in Pit 1 of the museum, which is the largest of the excavated pits and home to around 6,000 soldiers. Then, head to Pit 2 and 3, where the cavalry and infantry units and...

    The tour was good, we got to see what we wanted. Bring plenty of time, the tour was much longer than shown. This was attributed to the public holiday this day with respective traffic jam. But it also took the guide some time to get everything organized. No rush though, He gave plenty of time for Fotos and questions. English was good to guide through the day but limited for detailed questions.

  • Xi'an: Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Museum Guided Tour

    2. Xi'an: Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Museum Guided Tour

    Discover the artifacts from one of the world’s most significant archaeological excavations on this trip from Xi’an. Depart from Xi’an and enjoy a ride to the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, which is home to over 7,000 terracotta warriors, which are over 2000 years old. See the over 7,000 terracotta warriors, terracotta horses, and numerous bronze chariots and weapons, and learn about China's first emperor, for whom the warriors were built. See artifacts from the first unified empire in Chinese history while learning about the rise of the empire. Visit the largest tomb in known Chinese history, and learn about Emperor Qinshihuang’s unique approach to funerary art and his vision of the afterlife and modern China while accompanied by an expert guide.

  • Mini Group: Xi’an Terracotta Warriors and City Wall Tour

    3. Mini Group: Xi’an Terracotta Warriors and City Wall Tour

    From downtown Xi'an you'll head to the Terracotta Warrior Museum with your expert guide. Discover the amazing terracotta warriors that were buried for more than 2,000 years and hear interesting stories about China's first emperor - Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259–210 B.C.). You will visit 3 pits in the museum. Pit 1 is the largest and is estimated to house around 6,000 figures, as well as a great quantity of bronze weaponry. In pit 2 it is estimated that the terracotta warriors and horses amount to 1,300 figures. However, the great variety makes it the top-rated among all 3 pits. Pit 3 is the smallest with only 72 terracotta warriors and horses.  The bronze chariot pit exhibits 2 painted bronze chariots, representing Emperor Qin Shi Huang's vehicles. The bronze chariots are the earliest, largest, and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world. Next, you'll be transferred from the museum to...

    It is an amazing city, a must see in China. The terracotta worriers museum is great and also the city wall. Definitely recommend to take this tour

  • Mini Group: Half-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Tour

    4. Mini Group: Half-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Tour

    Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel's lobby at the appointed time holding a placard with your name on it. Normally, it takes about 50 minutes to drive from downtown Xi'an to the Terracotta Warrior Museum.  Three pits have been excavated and can be visited at the Museum. The largest pit, Pit 1, is believed to contain 6,000 warriors and horses. They are all life-sized, facing east, and are lined up in battle formation. What is particularly striking is the fact that no two of them are alike. Pit 2, which is smaller than Pit 1, contains around 1,300 warriors and horses, and it is still being excavated. The smallest pit, Pit 3, contains 72 warriors and horses, and is believed to be the army headquarters due to the number of high-ranking officers unearthed there. Next, visit the Bronze Chariot Pit where two painted bronze chariots are on display in a small museum to the right of ...

    My two friends and myself had such a brilliant experience. Our tour guide Maggie was incredible. So warm, welcoming, energetic and knowledgeable. Everything was timed perfectly and the food at the local restaurant afterwards was incredible. I’d highly recommend this experience! Katrina Dix

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What people are saying about Terracotta Army Museum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Phoebe was a brilliant, knowledgeable guide with excellent English. The pick up and drop off from my hotel was very easy and the car was comfy and warm! The warriors were as amazing as expected with Phoebe’s expert knowledge of the history of the artefacts bringing it all to life. The lunch at a local restaurant afterwards was delicious - best meal I’ve had in Xi’an! Overall, a perfect tour and highly recommended. Thank you Phoebe!

My two friends and myself had such a brilliant experience. Our tour guide Maggie was incredible. So warm, welcoming, energetic and knowledgeable. Everything was timed perfectly and the food at the local restaurant afterwards was incredible. I’d highly recommend this experience! Katrina Dix

It is an amazing city, a must see in China. The terracotta worriers museum is great and also the city wall. Definitely recommend to take this tour

It was wonderful Special To know the history and see the warriors and their puzzle-making process Our guide JiaJia was wonderful

Amazing and wanderful. No words to Describe the beauty of the place