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Skip-The-Line One Day Small-Group Terracotta Army Discovery Trip

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    7:30am: Xi'an downtown hotel pickup & transfer to Terracotta Warriors (about 1 hour)

    You will acquire rich background information about the city from your well-educated, expert guide. Being prepared with a little knowledge about the Terracotta Army beforehand is highly recommended for a perfect trip. 

    9:00am: Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang (about 2.5 hours)

    There are three pits in the museum. The recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1, Pit 2, Pit 3 ,Bronze Chariot Pit , and then the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang as you will follow historical clues that lead from general to detailed information.

    12:00pm: Lunch at a local restaurant (about 1 hour)

    Your guide will have selected a local restaurant near the Terracotta Warriors Museum. There, you can experience the most authentic Xi’an local food. You’ll have the chance to taste the local people’s favorite food, such as Rou Jia Mo (also known as a Chinese hamburger), Yang Rou Pao Mo (pita bread soaked in lamb soup; your guide will show you how to break the bread into small pieces), noodles, and dumplings.

    1:30pm: Transfer to the City Wall (about 1 hour)

    2:30pm: Walking, biking, or taking an eco-car on the Wall (about 2.5 hours)

    The first stop in the afternoon is the world's largest and the most well preserved medieval city wall. You will begin your exploration of the medieval city wall at "Yongning gate", the most thoroughly restored part of the wall. Then you'll continue your journey to the museum, which contains a beautifully made mural that explains the rich history behind the this city's iconic wall.

    While the temperature is still comfortable, you can hike, cycle, or ride electric vehicles on the city wall to explore it at your own pace. Your guide will then bring you to another part of the city wall called Hanguangmen ruins, which is where a museum was built around the section of the city ruins from 1400. Your guide will be waiting for you at 4:30 pm at South Gate (the bicycle service station). In summer, it is very hot on the wall, so it is suggested you to ride the essential part of the City Wall from East Gate to South Gate only, which is about 3.5 kilometers. Then you and your guide will wander around the foot of the wall to escape from sun exposure, if lucky, you'll have the chance to enjoy a free local folk performance - Shanxi Opera, which is voluntarily organized by local retired elderly people.

    5:00pm: Xi'an's Most Famous Food Street — Muslim Street (about 1 hour)

    After visiting the city wall, you will head to Xi'an's most famous food street, Muslim Street, where you'll see lots of featured foods and snacks. You can try some if you'd like to.

    6:00pm: Transfer to hotel (about 1 hour)

    Please note: airport or train station drop-off is available requiring additional fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Before the trip even started, our tour guide Maggie was already very helpful and called us at the hotel the night before to make sure we knew the meeting time for the trip. She picked us up at 7.30 am sharp and we set off...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tchi21
    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    Visiting Terracotta Army was our main aspiration of coming to Xi'an in the peak of tourist season and we had a very high expectation. The whole trip did not disappoint us and it actually exceeded our expectation. From very beginning, our tour guide Phoebe was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 606jiec
    Reviewed 2 June 2019

    Had a great day with our Tour Guide Elina, would definitely recommend. She provided lots of information about the sites we visited and knew how to best navigate the crowds on a busy and hot Saturday.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Christopher W
    Reviewed 16 October 2018

    Xian was a realy fascinating place in our itenarary and with help of Mr.Orange (Mr.David, driver and the car) we can easily visit with a very short period. And Xian is a west of the east..amazing Muslim street, city walls, Pagoda, and top-star terracotta ...without...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank gürcan K
    Reviewed 28 June 2018

    Elina was a great guide and her and the driver made sure we stayed hydrated through a very hot day. The lunch near the warrior site was also great as it allowed us to try many of the local dishes. The other sights of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank ardra007
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    Ricardo O
    10 September 2018|
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    Response from 1GPT1 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes and our guide was very good. There are native English speakers who are not as good.
    Ricardo O
    10 September 2018|
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    Response from ardra007 | Reviewed this property |
    Minivan and my group was me and a lovely young lady from NZ. It was a good tour that I highly recommend!
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