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One Day Private Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors with Airport Transfers provided by Terracotta Warriors Tour

One Day Private Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors with Airport Transfers

One Day Private Xian Tour to Terracotta Warriors with Airport Transfers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–11 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–11 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 8-11 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-11 hours
  • 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–11 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any downtown Xian hotel or the airport if options are chosen.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normally the tour last about 8 hours. If airport transfers are selected, 10 hours is proper. Extra time fee occurs if your flight requires working overtime.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Terracotta Warriors are wheelchairs and strollers accessible.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any downtown Xian hotel or the airport if options are chosen.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Normally the tour last about 8 hours. If airport transfers are selected, 10 hours is proper. Extra time fee occurs if your flight requires working overtime.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Terracotta Warriors are wheelchairs and strollers accessible.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Muslim Quarter
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Terracotta Warriors Tour
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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petal502016
Hagerstown, MD10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful day with Tina Yang who was at the airport greeting us with a smile. She was ready to take us to which ever of the activities we wished. She took us to a local restaurant to eat prior to heading off to see the 3 pits of the Terra Cotta warriors. We saw the winter Palace of the king and the City Wall of Xi'an. She even came in to the airport to make sure were checked in.
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DM_DXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Background:

We were holidaying in Chengdu when, at short notice I decided to visit Xi'an with my wife and daughter - both Chinese speaking, I am not.

Having researched, largely through TripAdvisor, I concluded that we needed a bilingual guide for terracotta warriors as that was the main point of the trip. By short notice - I mean the following day!

After looking extensively at the reviews I decided to book via terracottawarriorstour.com

Why did I choose them? Because they had an overwhelmingly positive set of reviews from non-chinese speakers, and the small number of negative reviews ( everyone will have some...) seemed to be in circumstances that would be mitigated by the fact we have native Chinese in our party.

Also, although my wife thought they are expensive (of course a local can always come up with cheaper option for anything using WeChat), I was reassured by the fact that their price list is published on the web site. And my wife's'wechat options' unsurprisingly had recommendations from Chinese people. I wanted a 'western viewpoint'

Lastly, being in the professional services business myself, I know that paying a premium doesn't necessarily guarantee success but it typically improves the odds.

The price differentials between tour guide options are miniscule compared with the overall cost of our holiday but could have a disproportionately large impact on our enjoyment.

The Booking Experience:

Very easy. I chose to communicate via WeChat but follow up conversations were by email. I actually did all the booking while we were on the train from Chengdu! We still hadn't decided how many days we would be in Xi'an or what hotel we'd stay in but Olivia ( you never know when doing stuff on the internet who you are actually dealing with! I decided to live with the image of a charming young waif - could have been her grandfather for all I know), anyway the operator was patient, flexible and responsive. By the time we had checked in our hotel at 5pm, I had the phone number of our guide, David, who would pick us up at 7.30 following morning

The days proceedings:
Sure enough, bang on 7.30 David met us and his driver took the 4 of us in a very comfortable SUV out to the warriors' site.

There are enough reviews describing the detail of the museum. Suffice it to say, the whole experience was awesome.

As I remarked to my Facebook friends:

Imagine being in an aircraft hanger the size of Wembley football pitch. There are 10s of thousands of figures - they all look the same, but close up you see that, in fact, none of them are actually identical!

And those were just the tourists!😂😂

As for the exhibition, Yes! Well worth getting up at 6.30. as it was the place was crowded. Another half hour and it would be packed with massive queues.

Excellent English speaking guide. Car, logistics etc all very comfortable.

Amazing history behind the 8,000 figures, horses, chariots, archers and infantrymen. Emperor Qin Shi Huang had them facing east since that's where he believed his enemies were.

And the story of the farmer digging a well in 1974 who chanced across some broken pieces of pottery.

Fascinating stuff and worth putting Xi'an on any China itinerary..."

The Guide:

I think the tour guide industry works here the same as in Dubai. Guides are licensed but quality may vary. So you might get a particular guide via several different agencies.

By choosing terracottawarriorstour.com, my logic was that I had high chance of getting a good one.

My strategy worked!

David is a native of Xi'an with 20 years experience as a tour guide. It's his full time job.

He knows his stuff - he answered every question with authority (including a couple I cheekily asked when I already knew the answer) and he was entertaining without being showy/salesy in any way. He was educated in international affairs and we had interesting discussions on a wide range of topics. He managed to keep English conversation going with me while also updating in Chinese for my family.

David clearly had a routine to follow - he has clearly been to the museum many times, but was flexible in allowing us to dictate the pace and modify the agenda.

I can't recommend him too highly. A perfect 10.

Addendum:

We had only booked for a half day. Having 2 Chinese in our party we didn't need a guide tobtakevus around the city sights. But what we did benefit from was his advice about how to spend the rest of the day.

We asked where to eat local food - not in the tourist traps. "Where do you take your wife on your wedding anniversary?"

"Pizza hut" was the cheeky reply. But he then followed up with a great recommendation of a local restaurant in the wanfujing shopping centre near our hotel.

But THE BEST piece of advice was for us to see a particular show: "The Legend of the Camels Bell".

We went. It's a 1 hour show. It is awesome.

First suprise. The theatre is round and the set changes are effected by rotating the auditorium (all 3,000 seats). Quite disorientating at first - you think the stage is moving, but actually you are.

The story is about the development of the silk road. It charts the fortunes of a group of families as they travel from the middle East to China. The tale lasts an hour with about 10 set changes. It's a spectacular dance show that Cecil B de Mille would be proud of, but the theatrical effects include a caravan of 20 live camels, 30 wolves who enter the auditorium and run down the isles before fighting on stage; a 15 meter high Buddha emerging from the ground, a 20m torrential waterfall, a 12m volcano - all wrapped up in spectacular costume and choreography.

I think that about covers our day in Xi'an!
Written August 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

K Kothari
2 contributions
Oct 2019
Our family of four with two young daughters (aged 11, 8) had the most fantastic day in Xian with Rosa as out tour guide. We were very crunched for time in Xian and had planned to arrive at 08:30 in the morning via the sleeper train from Beijing and to fly out from Xian the same evening.
Rosa picked us from the train station, helped us find vegetarian breakfast before heading out to see the Terracotta warriors. On the way there she gave us fantastic historical information taking the time to answer the numerous questions from our children! At the museum itself, Rosa guided us really well making sure we got the best views and understood the significance of the things we were seeing. She was patient with us as we ate lunch at the museum and flexed our tour to make sure we saw the best of everything. She then took us to Muslim street where to our amazement and our daughters' delight got fridge magnets (with our daughters' photo from the terracotta museum) delivered to her. She then accompanied us to the airport and stayed till we entered the security checkin to ensure we got on our flight in time.
Rosa's thoughtfulness, care and organisation meant we had the most fantastic experience in Xian without a single hiccup.
Thank you Rosa!
Written December 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David W
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions
We did Xian and the warriors as part of a longer tour, and the warriors reconstruction pits were amazing, China has spent more time restoring the rubble pit than an insane dictator spent building them to defend him in the after life....
Xian, on the other hand is a spectacular City to visit. A must do when in China, and the local specialty of Biang Biang noodles is a 'to die for' dish.
Written August 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tonysM2918OL
Selby, UK7 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We were on an 11 day China Experience tour though Wendy Wu. The Warriors, Great Wall and Forbidden City were amazing, the only annoying part was 2 hours wasted in 3 factories/shops where they were making warriors, silk and jade products. (or appeared to be making). We had 1 hour for lunch and only 2 hours looking round the exhibits. No time for a coffee break of real shopping. Some days were were up at 5-30am and out of the hotel for 11-12 hours.
The warriors, lacquer exhibition, silk museum and jade factory was similar with the sales people following you round. They also wanted to know which company had brought you, prossibly so they could give a % of the high prices.
Written October 25, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nee81
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
It was a good tour of Xian starting w the terra-cotta warriors and you get to choose two other sites. Probably if you are a larger group greater value for money. All in all Stephen was pleasant and a great guide
Written August 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gregjodi95
Hillsboro, OR19 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
If you are looking for a great guide experience in Xi’an, look no farther than Tina. She will give you an amazing experience through all the major sites and is wonderful to chat with. Her English is very good. She even picked a wonderful place for lunch.
Written August 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noreen R
Calgay, Canada6 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
What a wonderful, interesting, and overwhelming event from history! Rosa did such a great job explaining the history and background, and focused our time on the relevant artifacts and exhibits.
Written November 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

larnick25
Chester, UK93 contributions
This must rank as one of the best experiences we have ever had.... The only advice I would give is to avoid golden week holiday... It's just mayhem! But well worth it, cannot recommend this tour highly enough...
Written November 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

incisorboy
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We booked a trip to Xian to see the terracotta warriors. Our flights and all our tickets were booked for us. Our guide was Nana Wu. She met us at the airport, and she accompanied us in the private car provided, and told us information about the history of the city and the story behind the terracotta warriors, which was very interesting.

When we arrived, we were taken inside, and were able to chat with her while we were taking pictures of the warriors, and she was able to answer all questions in very good English. It wasn't overly busy, so we got good views.

One very exciting thing we were able to do, was meet the farmer who actually discovered the warriors on his land in 1974, and purchase a copy of his book. It was great to meet a real piece of living history.

We were taken to lunch at a restaurant which showed us a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and opportunity to buy the tea. Afterwards, we were driven to see a museum housing the unearthed remains of a 6000 year old village, and from there, to see the Xian city walls.

Finally, we were driven to a very busy market area, where the Muslim population live, and could buy foods from the many stalls.

Overall, it was an excellent trip, and Nana was great company. It was so much easier being driven than taking public transport everywhere, and I felt like we saw a lot in just one day. I’d recommend this trip to anyone, especially if you are short of time.
Written September 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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monetwithlove
monetwithlove
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Great Guide, Great Cultural Experience
I’ve toured all over Asia & this was one of the best. Eddie was knowledgeable & accommodating and the driver was al
RobertS4264
RobertS4264
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Brilliant way to see Xian
Eddie was brilliant to see the tremendous sights of Xian, fully packed tour with detailed information and support t
74nellyg
74nellyg
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Terracotta warriors museum
I was there during autumn holidays in October.although there was a loooong que and it was raining heavily we passed
Marc_Mantis
Marc_Mantis
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Must see! Exceeded all expectations!
An amazing day which blew me away with how intricate and beautiful the terracotta warriors were. I went with my gir
Kiwi_in_QD
Kiwi_in_QD
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Amazing! You will need CASH to purchase your ticket
Amazing experience. We explored the Terracotta Army by ourselves, without a guide. We got there early (8:30am) and
dimarieee
dimarieee
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Amazing Day of Knowledge
Eddie was a great tour guide! He took us to incredible sights we had been hoping to see. He was very knowledgabl
Dav3th3Rav3
Dav3th3Rav3
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Terracotta Warriors
You can catch a public bus to the Terracotta warrior at 3-5 yuan from Xi'an. Then the fun begins, you get accosted
SanFrancisco1onthego
SanFrancisco1onthego
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Impressive and Iconic Site
We had an amazing tour of the Terracotta Warriors. The vastness of the venue will impress you beyond what you might
SGKAussie
SGKAussie
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Organising our own private Terracotta Warriors Tour, October 2019
Our group of four was on an organised group tour through China, but our tour did not visit the Terracotta Warriors.
NicoeR2020
NicoeR2020
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Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, & City Wall with Rosa
Rosa was a wonderful tour guide for all three of our stops! Very informative, accommodating, and funny! She even su
AndresAvila97
AndresAvila97
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Awesome time with Tina!
Had a lot of fun with Tina, did the Terracota Warriors plus Big Pagoda & City Wall (definitely recommend that combi
smcbrearty
smcbrearty
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Xian Terra-cotta warriors. City gate. Muslim street. Tour was great, Rosa has great English, very easy to communicate wi
Rosa was excellent. Super nice, very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her. I would recommended her as a tour guide
Jenny J
Jenny J
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Fantastic but if short on time, you can miss the shop & optional "make a warrior"
We booked a private tour as had a full day planned which involved other venues. First stop was the souvenir shop a
Shlomke
Shlomke
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Memorable and pleasant day tour with Wendy
Wendy is an excellent guide and it is so pleasant to have a day tour with her. Her explanations are clear and matte
vcs2014
vcs2014
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Great tour
Today Linda our tour guide and Guo our driver took us to many worthy sites on our 1 day Xian tour. Our first stop w
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