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Private Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Hanyangling Museum, Cave Homes provided by Lily's Private Tours

Private Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Hanyangling Museum, Cave Homes

Private Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Hanyangling Museum, Cave Homes
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Delve deep into Xian’s underground world on this private guided tour of three top attractions. Start at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where ceramic soldiers still guard their long-dead emperor. Continue to traditional cave houses, still used by a few farmers today. Finish at the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), where you can watch excavations through glass floors. Your day includes round-trip private transfers and a restaurant lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See the burial sites of two ancient emperors: Qin Shi Huang and Jingdi
  • Learn about traditional underground lifestyles in a cave home
  • Enjoy authentic Chinese fare in a good-quality local restaurant
  • Eat up the miles with hassle-free private transfers direct from your door
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the burial sites of two ancient emperors: Qin Shi Huang and Jingdi
  • Learn about traditional underground lifestyles in a cave home
  • Enjoy authentic Chinese fare in a good-quality local restaurant
  • Eat up the miles with hassle-free private transfers direct from your door
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11153P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a nice local restaurant
  • Private transfer service from and to hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Entry/Admission - Farmers' Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
Exclusions
  • Gratuity to the guide&driver if we did a good job
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour offers flexible departure time and convenient private transfer service from and to your centrally-located hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Our English-speaking guide will reconfirm with you prior to the depature date;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch in a nice local restaurant
  • Private transfer service from and to hotel.
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Entry/Admission - Farmers' Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
Exclusions
  • Gratuity to the guide&driver if we did a good job
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour offers flexible departure time and convenient private transfer service from and to your centrally-located hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Our English-speaking guide will reconfirm with you prior to the depature date;
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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verolebel
Shanghai, China70 contributions
Great private tour
Jul 2021
Booking a private tour with Lily was the best decision I have taken in a long time! We have lived in China for more that 13 years so we don't usually see the necessity to take this kind of tours but it was our first time in Xi'an and we were in the mood for an hassle free journey. The Terracotta Warriors Museum was packed (we went on a Sunday) and having a guide made it easier to navigate. Michael was excellent at finding shortcuts, pointing out details that we would have missed and filling us in the convoluted soap-opera-like Qin dynasty politics.
It was a great day and we highly recommend Michael as a guide because he is not only knowledgeable but also friendly and flexible.
Written July 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mcolt
Shanghai, China62 contributions
Value added - Michal (tour guide) is a foodie
Dec 2020
We had a wonderful 2 days with our guide Michael. He took all the work out of navigating Xi'an - including our meals! Highlights were of course seeing the Terracotta warriors and riding the bikes around the city wall. Besides the easy logistics, there was value added with Michael sharing his interest in the food scene in Xi'an!!! We loved trying all the specialty local food! He really made us feel we were supported even in the evenings while we were on our own. Michael is really professional and flexible. Looking back, we probably only needed his assistance for one day, but it was nice not to have to think about anything in China!
Written December 3, 2020
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Dutch
Palisades, WA26 contributions
Fantastic
Dec 2018
Our guide Wendy spent a ton of time explaining everything about the tomb and it's importance and what exactly we were seeing. Really the best way to spend the time we had there.

Written November 21, 2019
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R4266UBthomasl
3 contributions
Great Tour of Xi’an Area
Went with my wife and a friend. Our tour guide was Jackie, and he showed up right on time at our hotel. He also called the night before to make sure we had made it to Xi’an as planned. His English was very good and he was genuinely delighted to learn things about us and about the US (he jotted things down on his phone as we talked). Our first stop was a tomb and museum for a Han Dynasty emperor. Pretty interesting. Then we had a great noodle lunch at a local restaurant (I’ve had noodles several places in China and the Xi’an noodles were my favorite). Then on to the Terra Cotta Warrior museum. This was amazing and lived up to its reputation as a “must see”. After that, we visited a cave home for a few minutes and headed back to Xi’an. It was a great day and I highly recommend Jackie as a guide.
Written November 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nee & Hector P
1 contribution
Searching for an Adventure?
Oct 2019
Take a guided tour to see the 8000+ Terracotta Warriors archeological dig with your own eyes and get a sense of the daily discovery an archeologist goes through at the Xi’an site!
Our tour guide, Shine, was there to reveal those hidden gems of information and relationships behind all the history because honestly, there is just way too much information and history to uncover just at the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit alone! To her character, Shine speaks English quite well! She enunciates clearly and is easy to understand! And she walks’ the talk’! Additionally, Shine’s knowledge of the City allowed her to drop hints of side-trip tips like the local Food Market. She also knew specialty foods most Westerners seek and where they are located and at decent prices!
Tour/Lunch: Terracotta Warriors Exhibits, Local Farmer’s Summer Cave Dwelling, Lunch, and the combined sites of the First Emperor’s and Empress’s - Mausoleum “Mounds,” in close proximity with the Han Ying Ling Mausoleum-Museum Exhibits of the Fourth Han Emperor. As a bonus, we were able to buy fresh Pomegranate at the Farmer’s site and it’s a refreshing snack after a morning’s long trek!
Our tour was intentionally booked after the October 1st National Holiday! Traffic was light and crowds were thin. Weather was slightly cool and damp to start with but the afternoon turned out just perfect. Overall it was an absolute delight to get to see the history up close and personal with Shine! Thank You so much! We are still excited to share our experiences with our friends about you and your wonderful persona!
Written November 10, 2019
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Kelly
2 contributions
A wonderful tour
Oct 2019 • Friends
We had an awesome experience on this tour. Shine was very professional and knowledgable and answered all of our questions and more throughout the car rides and the tour stops. We had a perfect amount of time at the Terracotta Warriors, and Shine was super helpful navigating the crowds and making sure we had a good view. Lunch was delicious (noodles and dumplings), and the brief stop at the cave home fascinating. We loved the visit to Jingdi’s Tomb, which is a hidden gem- it’s similar to the Terracotta Warriors but with a smaller size and different style, which Shine explained to us. Thanks for a great day!
Written October 20, 2019
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David B
3 contributions
Excellent day out
Aug 2019
This tour was great - included the two things we really wanted to see (the terracotta army and the Hanyangling Museum) and we also got a great lunch and a visit to a local farmer's "cave house" which was an interesting insight into how people live outside the big cities.

Michael is a great guide, he speaks very good English and is very knowledgable about the history and background of the archeological sites. The car was very comfortable with a good driver and plenty of water available.

All in all an excellent tour, I highly recommend this if you're visiting Xi'an - you'll have a great time!
Written September 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Courtney
4 contributions
Amazing!
Jun 2019 • Couples
This tour is a must! It was one of the highlights of our trip! Michael was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch and helped us order, which was fabulous!! I would highly recommend this tour!
Written July 11, 2019
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leong101
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Great experience and fantastic guide
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a very enjoyable experience and Michael is superb as a historical tour guide because this guy really knows his stuff. His knowledge of ancient Chinese history is immense and this added a lot of value to our tomb tour, as he can bring a lot of what we see come to live. I can’t type fast enough to take notes of what he downloaded on us on my phone! With the July school holidays, there is a big crowd but Michael is really helpful in terms of helping us to navigate around throughout the tour so as to minimise us running into the large crowd. The lunch place with the ‘Biang biang’ noodles was superb, tasty and not so salty, and apparently, one of top 10 noodles place in Xian. Overall, we had a really enjoyable experience, we did not feel rush and felt that timing was flexible catering to our needs. Highly recommend this tour and Michael as a guide! Thank you very much to Michael and the driver !
Written July 3, 2019
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Matthew D
Chengdu, China7 contributions
Terrific History Buff Tour Guide!
Feb 2019 • Family
This is a fact filled tour of all the historical information regarding the Terracotta Warriors! We loved the long noodle lunch. Thank you, Michael!
Written June 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Terracota Warriors & "Tuo Ling Legend Show"
We had a fantastic day out from start to finish. The expertise of our guide, Stephanie, treated us to so many insig
dstsmiley5597
dstsmiley5597
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Wow! Wow! Wow!
What an amazing adventure! My two sons and I had a wonderful time exploring Xi'an this summer 2021. From the Terrac
cajeziorski
cajeziorski
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Biang biang noodle making class
Lily and Michael were so accommodating in this class! There aren’t too many tourists to Xi’an at the moment, so the
Diana R
Diana R
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Excellent food tour-- and amazing guide!
I recommend this food tour, and guide Michael, to anyone visiting Xi'an! The tour was customizable if there are spe
josies799
josies799
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Great day in Xian
I was recommended Michael by a friend who had taken his tour while in Xian. As I had visited Xian before I had very
Buddingtraveller83
Buddingtraveller83
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-3 day Xi’an and Luoyang tour-
Michael and Jeff were our tour guides for the three days; Michael in Xi’an and Jeff in Luoyang. The tour was great
Frankie W
Frankie W
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Top notch
Absolutely superb day out, from start to finish. The expertise of our guide Jackie was second to none. We were tr
Gordon B
Gordon B
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Experience of a lifetime with Lily
Lily was my tour guide and my trip to Xi'an would not have been the same without her indepth knowledge and brillian
joncP613XT
joncP613XT
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Delicious Food and Great Guide
Michael took us on a food tour and it was absolutely great. We tried lots of delicious food we'd never had before,
294JohnR
294JohnR
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Amazing time with Michael!
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time with Michael for our Bike tour and Calligraphy lesson! It started with a lo
Magclairelim
Magclairelim
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Energetic Tour Guide, Rich Historical Sites
Our customised tour consisted of the terracotta warriors, cave dwellings and Han Yang Ling mausoleum with our guide
888staceye
888staceye
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Fun noodle making in great setting
My boyfriend came to visit me in China where I live (I am American). We took the noodle making class. We were the o
B9086WEjustineb
B9086WEjustineb
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Great 2 days in Xian
I travelled with my husband and 3 kids (10,8,5), I was a little worried at first due to the kids age and attention.
wsimlp
wsimlp
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Lily’s Private tour
Lily has helped us to arrange train tickets from Beijing to XiAn, and tours in XiAn and Beijing. Communication was
Paul N
Paul N
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Fantastic tour by Shine
Our tour of the Terracotta Army by Shine was both informative and fun. We also visited the golden goose pagoda in t
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