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
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.
Hit the highlights of Xi’an during this action-packed, tailor-made tour—perfect for travelers short on time. Skip the long lines at the Terracotta Warriors with pre-booked admission tickets, getting in-depth background from your own private guide. The tour also includes a tasty lunch spread with regional specialties, Muslim Street, and the option to walk or bike over Yongning Gate, the world’s largest old city wall.
An action-packed sightseeing tour of Xi’an, with skip-the-line Terracotta Warrior visit
Hit the highlights in a single day: Muslim Street, Yongning Gate, lunch, and Warriors
Choose between walking, biking, or taking an eco-car over the world’s oldest city gate
Enjoy a tasty lunch in a local restaurant and an array of snacks at Xi’an’s famous food street