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Essential Xian Layover Private Day Tour

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What to Expect
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Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China

The tour starts from your local friendly tour guide and experienced driver picking you up from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport based on your given flight details. Your guide will hold a sign with your name on it while waiting at the customs exit.

Your first stop in Xi’an will be the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The museum was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world’s cultural heritages. It takes around 1 hour’s driving to get there. Upon arrival, your tour guide will accompany you to visit the three pits displaying those life-size warriors and horses. Each pit is like an enduring mystery that remains hidden within its depth. No one knows the exact story behind those vivid figures but everyone has a story for them deep in mind by imagination. Gazing at them, you will travel through time to the Ancient Qin dynasty of China. Your guide will give you a thorough explanation of this historical site.

After enjoying a typical Chinese lunch, you will proceed to visit the ancient City Wall. Xi’an city wall is worth visiting because it is the most complete one existing in China and also one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Walking on the wall, you may see the modern Xi’an outside the wall and the old Xi’an inside. If you are daring, you may ride a bicycle to quickly tour around it. After that, your guide will lead you to a bustling and lively area, the Muslim Street. This is the place you can try out most Xi’an food such as Shredded Pancake in Beef Soup or Lamb Soup, Cold Noodles and Roujiamo etc. You are sure to find your favorite food or snacks here. If you are looking for a souvenir to take back home, buy it here. Your guide will be pleased to offer you some advice and help. At last, spend a leisure time around the Bell & Drum Tower Square to say goodbye to this ancient capital.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Xi’an Xianyang International airport to catch your departure flight. Your Xi’an tour concludes here.

Duration: 8 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport / Train Station / Hotel, please specify your preferred pick up point


  • Xianyang Airport, Xi'an China
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

5/1/2018 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional licensed driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge and tax
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Local lunch
  • Entrance ticket fees
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Tour guide will hold a sign with your name and wait for you at the exit
  • It usually takes more than an hour to exit the airport and go through customs
  • Basically you are required to be back to the airport 2-3 hours prior to your departure flight
  • Please make sure you have enough layover time to take the tour, basically taking 10-12 hours
  • Transportation is also applicable for train station or hotel, please advise if you prefer
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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