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Customized Day Tour to Terracotta Army and Other Sites provided by Lily's Private Tours

Customized Day Tour to Terracotta Army and Other Sites

Customized Day Tour to Terracotta Army and Other Sites
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • 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
Chinese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11153P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned business vehicle with an professional driver
  • Bottled water
  • Excellent English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal cost
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any hotel in Xian center. Extra compensation needs to be made in case you are staying quite far from the city center.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned business vehicle with an professional driver
  • Bottled water
  • Excellent English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal cost
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any hotel in Xian center. Extra compensation needs to be made in case you are staying quite far from the city center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is 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
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    The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    You will arrive at Terracotta Warriors Museum. Your tour guide will take you through every important figures, horses or weapons. By examining the terracotta figures discovered here, you can imagine how Qin soldiers looked like 2000 years ago. From the horse cart and weapons displayed, you will have an idea how these soldiers used to fight. If you look closely enough, you will discover that each figure has different facial expressions, which is very astonishing considering how many figures are there. Then, you will know how great this work must be and why the Terracotta Warriors Museum is regarded as the eighth wonder in the world.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rosalinda L
Braga, Portugal5 contributions
We had a fantastic day out from start to finish. The expertise of our guide, Stephanie, treated us to so many insights and informative facts on the Terracotta Warriors and the driver was prompt and professional. She also helped us to take pictures and videos, which were brilliant. There were several activities to choose from, allowing us to customize the tour to meet our group needs. We decided to watch the show "Tuo Ling Legend" that was the highlight of the day and a great way to end our Silk Road trip. Highly recommend this tour.
Written July 23, 2021
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Gordon B
9 contributions
Lily was my tour guide and my trip to Xi'an would not have been the same without her indepth knowledge and brilliant story telling of China's ancient history and religions.

I learnt so much on the tour about the Terracotta warriors, the emperor, and the big wild goose pagoda that I never would have gained without Lily's amazing tour. Lily also helped me to take pictures and videos which were brilliant.

I also got to try some local biang biang noodles which were so tasty. The driver was excellent with air conditioned car and free bottled water.

I highly recommend using Lily and her tour company to anyone who travels to Xi'an!
Written July 8, 2020
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Frankie W
Bristol, UK26 contributions
Couples
Absolutely superb day out, from start to finish.

The expertise of our guide Jackie was second to none.

We were treated to so many interesting insights and quirky factoids.

The pricing is more than fair considering the high standard of the certified guides.

It's also worth mentioning the driver who was prompt and professional.
Written July 15, 2020
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Molly R
1 contribution
Friends
I went on this tour with two friends in March. Michael took us to the terra cotta warriors and then around the main part of the city inside the city wall. We were all extremely impressed with his knowledge of all things Xi'an and we had a really great day. Highly recommend eating Biang Biang noodles nearby the warriors! Lily's company was extremely accommodating and they were always on time (we also had airport and train station transfers). Highly recommend!
Written April 15, 2018
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Sydneytraveller2212
Sydney10 contributions
Family
We booked 3 days of tour with Lily - one day each in Beijing, Xian and Luoyang. Lily is very responsive and tailored the tour to our exact requirements.
Jenny, our guide in Beijing arrived early and was waiting patiently in the lobby for us to commence our tour for the day. It was refreshing to see that she was just as excited as us when we got to the Great Wall and it was covered in snow. Jenny is very accommodating and flexible about how long we wanted to spend at each attraction. To top it off, she is a very careful driver as well, and we felt very comfortable being driven around by her.
In Xian we go Cathy and could not have been more happy. Cathy is very informative and knew a lot about the history of Xian. She made our visit to the Terracotta Warriors so much more interesting with her stories. Also, nothing was too difficult for Cathy - she's ever so helpful and interested in making our tour as enjoyable as possible for us. Thanks Cathy for a wonderful day. Next stop Luoyang....
Written April 7, 2018
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Kowloonchick
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Couples
For our recent trip to Xian I had arranged a one day tour with Lily's tours plus airport pick up and drop off. Everything from start to finish went very smoothly and helped make our trip to this amazing city a memorable one. Lily was great to deal with answering messages very quickly and giving us much needed advice. In saying this she was very flexible with arrangements and at no stage tried to persuade us into seeing things we didn't want to see. Our guide for the day was the wonderful Cathy. She did an amazing job in impeccable English explaining the history of this city. Our main site to explore was the Terracotta Warriors but with Cathy's help were also able to visit the Banpo Museum and the Big Goose Pagoda in the same day. Even after this day Cathy was willing to sit down with us at our hotel and give us advice on what to do for the second day of our stay (also writing all of this down in Chinese). I cannot thank Cathy (and Lily) enough for all they did to make this a break we will never forget.
Written April 6, 2018
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TJonthemoveID
39 contributions
Family
Hi Lily and Jackie, greatest appreciation and thank for your highly support on our needs, really satisfied us.

Xian tour with Jackie as our local guide was memorable for his high spirit and full energy, attentive, Communicative, and well knowledge. We like him much.

Terracota who really amazed us all not only the warrior statues but also the widespace location were not made us tired since he is so communicative and full attention to our needs.

Lunch time with local big "bian bian" noddle was also tasty and delicious, even they dont provide water or tea, only soft drink or soup.

Giant big goose pagoda was also interesting to visit to understand the history of wellknown journey-to-the-west monk.

Drum tower and bell tower really exhausted for my family with kids, but he still encourage me to climb the ladder to the 2nd floor of each tower. I shoot many nice panorama photos there.

Drop on muslim tower, behind of drum tower was very crowded street to encomplete our nice holiday in Xian.

Overall, again i do Appreciate and thank you to your both service that was excellent and i will recommend you to my colleagues and in my social media account as well.

Regards,
Tj Dharmawan (IG : tjonthemoveid)
Written May 28, 2019
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Kim W
2 contributions
Family
Pros: 100+
Cons: none

We had the complete honor and privilege of having Wendy as our tour guide. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Xi'an and was able to explain the history and details of all the places we went (Terra Cotta Army, Yang Gui Fei's hotspring/Huaqing Palace, City Wall, among others). Most importantly she knew when to go to certain attractions to minimize the wait times and took us to the best restaurants. We felt like we had a very intimate local tour.

We were traveling with our young 2.5 year old son and she made our trip SO much easier and enjoyable (she even carried him for part of the trip so that my husband and I could catch a break). If you're a parent, you know that toddlers can be extremely energetic.

One of the highlights of the trip was seeing the Terracotta Army, so much history in one place. We went right when it opened at 8:30am (as Wendy suggested) because it gets super packed later on during the day. When we left around 10:30, the lines were super long outside.

Also, one of the constraints we had was my husband wanted to take random and obscure photographs of unique architectural places, Wendy was very accommodating and customized our itinerary to include all the places my husband wanted to see.

We will definitely be back in Xi'an. We only stayed for 3 days in Xi'an this past trip and felt like it wasn't enough, there's a lot more to see. We're definitely going to request for Wendy to be our tour guide when we come back.
Written August 17, 2018
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Thank you for such great review, I'm glad you had a great time with us. Hope I have more chances to host you in China!
Written August 21, 2018
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ianed2018
Horsham, UK1 contribution
Couples
this is a must do tour in mainland China, we flew from Hong Kong to X'ian, about a 3 hour flight on Dragon Air which was very comfortable and we had time to enjoy a movie onboard. We stayed at the Sofitel Hotel on Renmin Square, again highly recommended.

Michael our guide for the day met us there with a driver so we had total flexibility for the tour, starting with the awesome Terracotta army and then the amazing fortified walls of old X'ian via a local noodle restaurant where we savoured the yard long noodles.

Michael's knowledge of the history and legends of the area was encyclopedic and his English faultless, so we can thoroughly recommend him to anyone visiting the area.
Written July 16, 2018
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Thank you for the honest feedback, Lilysun and her team were hornored to host you!
Written July 17, 2018
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samchen880
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Friends
This one day tour was an amazing day. Our tour guide was Cathy and she was nice & knowledgeable.
My friend and I only manage to have 1 day tour after our business trip. But with the Cathy, we feel like she is our friend more than a tour guide.
Cathy not only share the info and history about Xian but also bring us to have lunch in a local and traditional China restaurant away from the tourist places, so very reasonable price and great food.
Even after the tour, she did share a lot info for what we can do in Xian and where to eat in Xian.

This tour company is highly recommended and Cathy spoke fluent English.
We will definitely recommend Lily's Private Tour to our friends and will back again to Xian with our family members.
Written May 2, 2018
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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
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Great private tour
Booking a private tour with Lily was the best decision I have taken in a long time! We have lived in China for more
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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
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Value added - Michal (tour guide) is a foodie
We had a wonderful 2 days with our guide Michael. He took all the work out of navigating Xi'an - including our mea
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
dutchcramblitt
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Fantastic
Our guide Wendy spent a ton of time explaining everything about the tomb and it's importance and what exactly we we
Matheus C
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Guerreiros de Xi'an
The tour was perfect. Our guide Shine was very knowledgeable and took a really good care of our group. In just one
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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 c
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