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  1. China
  2. Shanxi Province
  3. Xi'an
  4. Fortifications of Xi'an

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

Product ID: 117348
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Uncover the amazing history behind the Terracotta Army and step on top of the Xi’an Ancient City Wall, feeling the invisible soul of this old city. Act like a Xi’an local, tasting and experiencing the original local food and culture.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up must be within the Third Ring road of Xi'an.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from skip-the-line entry at the Terracotta Warriors Museum
  • Take a closer look at the clay figures and see how each one has its own, unique face
  • Get a panoramic view of the city by walking, cycling, or taking an eco-car
Full description
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 a viewpoint where you can view the whole area of the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. As the scale of the excavated terracotta army area only occupies about 5% of the whole mausoleum, 95% of the mausoleum is still buried and its contents remain secret. Afterwards, it's time for lunch to try some local delicacies. 

After lunch, you'll be driven back to Xi'an for the next destination: the Xi'an Ancient City Wall. The wall was first built during the Ming Dynasty (1370–1378 A.D.) and is the largest and the best-maintained ancient city wall in China. There are 4 major gates and your visit will start from East Gate (Chang Le Gate). You have 3 options when visiting: you can choose to walk, cycle or to take an eco-car along the city wall. After this visit, you will head to Xi'an's famous Muslim Street, where you'll see lots of featured foods and snacks. 
Includes
  • Admission to Xi'an Ancient City Wall and Terracotta Warrior Museum
  • Bike or e-bike rental at the city wall
  • Transport between attractions, including pick-up and drop off at your hotel (within the Third Ring road of Xi'an)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch at a local Xi'an restaurant
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Airport transfer

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• You'll be a part of a small group with a maximum of 6 people
• There will be no time for shopping on this tour
• Traveler's full name and passport number are required at the time of booking
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 34 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 117348