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Customized Private Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Xi'an
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Customized Private Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Xi'an

By Wendy’s Xi’an Tours
Recommended by 99% of travelers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Build your own itinerary in Xi'an—without time-consuming public buses or foot-dragging group tours—on this flexible private tour with your own translator/guide and driver. Start at the city’s star attraction, the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, then pick two other signature sights. Choose from Xi'an City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Muslim Quarter, and the Tang Dynasty Show. Admission is at your own expense.
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • See the Terracotta Warriors plus your choice of two more Xi'an attractions
  • Customize your day to suit your personal tastes and interests
  • No more language hassles: Your translator/guide stays with you all day
  • Travel at your own pace, direct from your hotel, with a private driver

  • English/Chinese Speaking guide for the whole day
  • Private transfer in between all the places in the itinerary
What's not included
  • Entrance fee(Admissions add up to USD24 to USD43 per person based on sites you choose)
  • Lunch
  • Tips (Suggested amount: USD10 p.p or USD30 per group for the guide and half for driver)
  • Admission fee to attractions or shows. But we guarantee the availability and no need to book online
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
  • Entry/Admission - Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
  • Entry/Admission - Muslim Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Your centrally located hotel in Xi'an. Please acknowledge us your hotel name and address when you purchase the tour
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69560P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69560P4

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        • Wendy’s Xi’an Tours
          410
          Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
          Joined in March 2018
        • Jeff C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best tour guide in China
          Wendy was the best guide I ever had. She was very knowledgeable and left me with numerous recommendations of other things I could do in Xian after our tour.
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Escape563957
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best experience and guided tour
          Wendy was extremely professional and knowledgable. Kind and patient with our questions and curiosity. It was a great experience surely we will book her again. Thank you !
          Written June 6, 2024
        • LeahSac
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          Wonderful tour. Becky, our guide, was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and recommended other shows/experiences and restaurants for us in Xi’an. Picked up in nice car and also organised to use the driver another day.
          Written June 3, 2024
        • annapJ752UN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The perfect tour with the perfect guide!
          The tour was amazing! The organization was excellent: we chose the pick up and the drop off points according to out schedule and we could even let the guide know that we were 15 minutes late and It Is not constitute a problem! Our guide, Wendy was amazing: she explained everything at the Terracotta Army and we learned so many details (especially considering that there are very few panels translated in English there)! On the way there she also talked with us a lot and gave us perfect suggestions and tips on the local food! The tour is highly recommended and strongly suggested! Thank you Wendy for making our stay in Xian such a wonderful experience!!!!
          Written June 2, 2024
        • prvonhurst
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent high value tour
          This was the perfect option for my friend and I. Wendy picked us up from the airport and took us straight to the Warriors. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of the history and current projects on the site gave us a much more in-depth experience than we would have had if doing this independently. Wendy then took us to a restaurant to experience some local specialties. We were delivered to our hotel and Wendy helped organize transport to the airport for the next day. She even called when we were due to leave to ensure that all was well. All around excellent experience , good value and very convenient especially as we were in a tight schedule. We highly recommend Wendy and her tour.
          Written May 21, 2024
        • Road54558842026
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wendy a superstar and a superwoman
          wendy is a magician and a super star. she made the impossible possilbe twice. when we lost hope to go to the terracotts warriors musuem, she made it happen and also ensured we watched the show when we lost our tickets.highly reliable and efficient
          Written May 16, 2024
        • RaviRajagopalan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Wendy
          I went by the reviews on Trip Advisor and contacted Wendy through this forum, and made arrangements all with her on phone sight unseen. No hesitation in saying that the arrangements were perfect, her knowledge and guidance were wonderful and she was exceptionally knowledgeable. In addition she is a great conversationalist and we enjoyed the day with her
          Written March 26, 2024
        • Vacation12396473722
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delighted discovery
          During our private tour of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, Wendy provided an exceptional and personalized experience. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made every moment enjoyable and memorable. From sharing insights about the army's discovery to exploring the intricate details of the site, Wendy's expertise made our visit unforgettable. Her friendly demeanor and passion for the history of the Terracotta Army truly enhanced our experience.
          Written February 24, 2024
        • caramm2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour in Xian with Wendy
          I recently had the pleasure of being guided by Wendy to explore the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Wendy's expertise, professionalism, and passion made this tour truly exceptional. From prompt communication to her extensive knowledge and captivating storytelling, Wendy's tour was seamless and engaging. Her organizational skills and friendly nature added to the overall experience. I highly recommend Wendy as a guide for anyone seeking an unforgettable journey through ancient China's wonders.
          Written January 31, 2024
        • 718larsl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Super
          Wendy knows a lot and gave us a fantastic tour and day. I can highly recommend her as a guide any time. Super super well done
          Written November 6, 2023
        • emilyhR4695MC
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A high quality tour guide!
          We had a great time with Wendy who showed us around the terracotta warriors. She was extremely knowledgeable but also personable! Not only did she tell us historical details about the area but also about China in general. I would recommend Wendy to anyone who is going to Xi’an!
          Written October 28, 2023
        • 469pst
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An enriching experience
          We were absolutely delighted to have Wendy as our tour guide for the Terracotta Warriors. We arrived in Xi’An in the wee hours of the morning and only reached our hotel at 3am. When our hotel transfer driver (whom we also booked from Wendy) informed her of our late arrival, she thoughtfully rescheduled our originally planned 8am tour to 10+am so that we could catch a few hours of shut-eye. Wendy’s command of the English language is commendable, enabling her to convey intricate details and meanings with ease. Her extensive knowledge of this renowned archaeological site is nothing short of remarkable. Her genuine passion for the subject is not only evident but also infectious, breathing life into the entire experience and illuminating the subtle details that elevate the warriors to an even higher level of wonder. Our exploration of the history behind this 2000+ year-old treasure was an incredibly enjoyable journey. With Wendy by our side, we seamlessly navigated through the crowds, moving from one tent to the next. Her assistance was invaluable, ensuring our well-being and safety throughout. While the tour may be a bit steep in price, Wendy's guidance was truly priceless in enhancing our experience. Without her, this enriching encounter with history would not have been possible. p.s. if you’re looking to try some Xi’An snacks, you can find them at the shops just outside the Terracotta Warriors site. Wendy recommended them and they are pretty yummy!
          Written October 26, 2023
        • 102sansanw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent local guide!
          Wendy was amazing! Not only she told us many stories of Xi’an’s history and current affairs but she recommended an excellent local noodles, taking note to tone down the spiciness and helped us to buy tickets to a live show that we wouldn’t have known about. Her English and commutations is excellent as well!
          Written October 25, 2023
        • sanfranguy10
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience - Highly Recommend
          I took this tour with Becky and couldn't more highly recommend it. Becky was a great guide. She's very knowledgeable and tells story's in a very interesting way that ensure you're engaged. She also speaks english well and is very friendly. If I were to spend more time in Xi'an I would see if Becky were available for more tours. Wendy's tour company is also very easy to work with. Wendy was very communicative and made sure all logistics were very clear and easy to follow. I would also not look elsewhere if I had more time and would just book more tours with Wendy's tours.
          Written September 22, 2023
        • tinacA7529CO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 Stars!
          She is a talent and profession. Good service quality, and I would recommend her to my friends, and myself too.
          Written September 21, 2023
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        Eden
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour and great guide! If you are questioning whether it is worth getting a guide, just do it. Wendy was amazing, she kept in contact with me prior to the tour and gave me very detailed directions. Wendy met us inside of the train station, which was extremely helpful. We were able to customize the tour so that we saw as much as we could and were back at the train station at the end of the day to head back to Beijing. Wendy was super knowledgeable and provided much appreciate information about Xi’an and China overall. Both Wendy and the driver were extremely friendly and accommodating to our party.
        Written February 3, 2020
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        JackieHA83
        Newcastle, Australia8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2020
        Myself and my friend visited back in May 2019 after trekking the great wall for a charity event, we caught the overnight train to Xian where we were greeted by a friendly well organised driver & Wendy. Wendy was aware we were only in town for one whole day & wanted to see everything. And that we did! Wendy had made sure our allocated time was well suited so we could look at the terracotta Warriors Museum, we were shown the Bell Tower, The wild goose pagoda and also the temples associated, everything was translated for us for better understanding. We had the most amazing lunch & were lucky enough to meet one of the gentlemen who found the warriors. Wendy has a fantastic Chinese background, full of knowledge, a beautiful friendly face, that really left an impression on us to want to return to Xian, this was the most favourite part of our China trip. We cannot thank you enough Wendy, you really had served us everything we could have possibly wanted and in a safe and comfortable manner. TOURISTS WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED...
        Written May 22, 2020
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        JJ
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021 • Couples
        We traveled to Xi’an over the May 2021 holiday in China. Having heard from multiple friends and colleagues that having an experienced guide for the Terracotta Warriors is a must, we reached out to Wendy for a half-day tour.

        Wendy was fantastic — incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic. In addition to offering a great overview of how and why the warriors were built during the Qin Dynasty, she also shared so many little details about the excavation process and current restoration efforts, fascinating tidbits of Chinese history, among many others. We wouldn’t have known any of this information without her, as the Terracotta Warriors Museum has very limited information about the collection. Without a guide, the terracotta warriors might have even been a little underwhelming (if you don’t know the history, the little anecdotes, or what to look out for, you miss details and they all start to look the same.) Wendy really brought them to life. I highly recommend her!
        Written May 7, 2021
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        eva h
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wendy was a fabulous guide for a memorable visit to see the terra-cotta warriors. Even from when the trip was booked, Wendy was very responsive to let us know when she was picking us up and how to prepare for a fruitful and enjoyable trip. She was knowledgeable and articulate and had so many stories to share, from historical perspectives to more recent Chinese history. We certainly learnt a lot from her. She was humorous too and we had many good laughs with her. We managed to see different sites, but we never felt rushed and somehow stayed long enough in places we wanted to spend more time at. She managed the time and movement well. Wendy ensured that we got good views and good photos. It was amazing that other than being a good guide she could document our days with excellent photos. Lunch was an excellent choice and with Wendy’s recommendation we managed to enjoy the local biang biang noodles that were delicious and value for money. If I had more time in Xi’An I will definitely not hesitate to go for more tours with Wendy. While her charges were not the lowest, every cent we paid was more than worth it. For the quality of her tour, and hospitality I would have been happy to pay more. Thank you Wendy for being so welcoming and more than just a guide, we felt we made a good friend in Xi’An who we think of fondly. Hope you see you again when we visit!
        Written January 9, 2024
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        Peter S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        Wendy is a really great guide. She provided very detailed information in advance for the tour and was very punctual in meeting her appointment time. I felt like she was a friendly history teacher who knew everything about the history of all the Chinese dynasties associated with the wonderful city of Xi'an. I was very happy with the bang bap noodles I tried at the restaurant she took me to, as it was on a different level from anything I had tried before at other restaurants, and the lamb pao mo that she recommended for dinner was fantastic. Additionally, she made reservations for my two-day itinerary to visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Xi'an Museum located in Xiao'an Pagoda Park. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone planning to visit Xi'an.
        Written January 22, 2024
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        Rohan C
        Arlington, VA6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021 • Couples
        My wife and I decided to work with Wendy for a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors and museum, a must see stop for any visit to Xi’an. We were incredibly impressed by Wendy’s attention to detail in getting us the access required to visit the site. Due to ever changing Covid-related travel restrictions, traveling in China at present can be difficult. Luckily, Wendy ensured we had no problems making it there. It was amazing!! Wendy’s knowledge of the Warriors, and Chinese history and culture in general, was an added bonus. It really helped put the site into perspective and gave it a greater meaning. In addition, Wendy went well out of her way to help us in getting tickets to the Shaanxi History Museum, a show, and pointed out great restaurants and things to do in the city, making our stay the best it possibly could be. We fully recommend Wendy if you plan on visiting Xi’an - we certainly will when we go back for out next trip!
        Written October 13, 2021
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        Paul C
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2021
        Wendy was a super friendly, organized, and knowledgeable guide who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone! With her help, I was able to explore Huashan, the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Song of Everlasting Sorrow, the Xi'an Museum, and a lot of awesome local restaurants. Her advice was always spot-on and she was always available for consultation over WeChat if I had any random questions (and, of course, her in-person tour of the Terra Cotta Warriors was excellent). Highly recommended!
        Written May 15, 2021
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        JY T
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Solo
        Wendy is warm, considerate, patient, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. No doubt it was one of the best experiences I had while traveling in China.

        After a few short exchanges with Wendy, I decided to go with a tour of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum (terracotta warriors museum). There were alot of last minute arrangements that I had to make due to this being a spontaneous trip. However, she was swift in responding and was really accommodating to my requests.

        As someone who's completely new to Xi'an, I'm really glad to have Wendy as my guide. Right from the start, I was impressed with her wealth of knowledge about Chinese culture and history. She has the knack of explaining things in a way that makes it both entertaining and educational. Much of what she shared with me was not available in the museum and I learned so much from her during the tour.

        She also shared with me recommendations and information about other sites in the city, and went out of her way to help me with matters like booking time slots for museums and finding a place to exchange currency. Honestly, I do not feel that another guide would be as considerate and helpful as Wendy was.

        I would strongly recommend Wendy as a guide to anyone planning to visit Xi'an. Thank you Wendy for this wonderful experience!
        Written March 30, 2024
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        Kamal Adol
        Singapore, Singapore62 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The customised tour was fantastic. Wendy contacted me a month earlier before the actual date to confirmed everything. Due to the tour being in December 2023, Wendy even advise me to make sure that we bring extra clothing for the expected cold weather in Xian.

        A few days before the tour, Wendy confirmed as to who will be my guide for the day. Becky Zhang. Could not ask for a better guide.

        On the day of the tour, we had our own comfortable ride/driver and Becky pick us up. Becky’s explanation of the sites we visited was very informative. This comes with her years of experience as a guide in Xian.

        For this customised tour, we visited the Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warrior and the Muslim Quarters. Had a great lunch at a place recommended by Becky close to Terracotta Warrior Museum. Best meal ever.

        Overall, a great tour for sure. Highly recommended.
        Written December 18, 2023
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        Vaish-Maranganty
        New Delhi, India14 contributions
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        Aug 2020 • Family
        Amazing full day private tour with Wendy last week! She was prompt, punctual, very well informed, well spoken, and overall a really great guide to us! She made our day in Xian very worthwhile. She was also very accommodating as we traveled with a 3 year old. I highly recommend a tour with Wendy to make the most of your time in Xian!
        Written August 30, 2020
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