Meet your private guide in the lobby of your hotel at 08:00 and travel by air-conditioned car out of the city to Lintong District. Here you will have fast track access to visit the Terracotta Army Museum accompanied by a private guide who is employed at the museum and who will interpret pits for you and explain the whole history and context of the site.
The museum is located over a large area, close to where the first terracotta remains were discovered in 1974 and contains many artifacts from the burial site of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, who died in the late Third Century BCE. The main site, known as Pit 1, contains over 6,000 terracotta figures of soldiers varying in height depending upon their rank. You will also see terracotta cavalry horses, chariots and many other small artifacts.
After your visit to the Terracotta Army Museum, you will enjoy lunch at ‘Da Qin Xiao Yan’ a restaurant with a special Qin culture theme, before returning to Xi’an city.
On arrival back in Xi’an you will visit the ancient Ming Dynasty City Walls built over 600 years ago. The Xi’an city walls are the best preserved in the whole of China and a fine example of Ming Dynasty fortifications. The wall is rectangular with a total length of 14 kilometers with watchtowers, corner towers, gate towers and parapet walls. At 12 meters high you will get a good view of the surrounding city and there is a walkway all the way around. For the energetic, a walk completely around the walls would take about 4 hours.
Descending from the Xi’an city walls, your guide will transfer you to Muslim Quarter for a walk through this fascinating area where the various dazzling snacks are full of the whole street.
At the end of tour, you will be driven back to your Xi'an hotel.