1-Day Tour to the Museum of Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses (Private)
Museum of Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, Emperor Qin Mausoleum.
Tour Code: XP002 Tour Duration: 8:30-16:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service, Private car or minivan with driver, Private English-speaking tour guide, Entrance tickets, lunch.
Highlights Visit the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses on a full-day tour from Xi’an that explores a remarkable archeological find and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the Terra-cotta Figures Factory that produces replicas, see life-sized figures shaped to protect the emperor in the afterlife, then eat a traditional Chinese lunch. This 8-hour tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and all transport by bus, with pickup and drop-off at downtown Xi’an hotels.
Tour Itinerary Meet your private English-speaking guide and driver at your hotel lobby at 8:30am, before proceeds to the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. On the way to the museum, make a short stop at the Terra-cotta Figures Factory, which makes replicas of the terra-cotta soldiers.
Upon arrival at the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, start exploring one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, discovered by local farmers in 1974. You’ll see life-sized terra-cotta figures arranged in battle formations, shaped in the image of Qin Shi Huang’s imperial army in 210-209 BC. The army was built to protect the emperor in the afterlife, and miles of land still remain unexcavated.
The pits have different figures that range from military personnel to musicians, acrobats, and strongmen. In the main and most impressive vault of the museum, you will see figures arranged in typical battle formation, including 11 columns of officers, soldiers holding spears and swords, and charioteers, standing as if ready for one last battle. Continue to a series of museum exhibits displaying artifacts and a film on the fascinating history of the mausoleum.
Following your time at the museum, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch, then begin the return trip to Xi’an, passing by the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum along the way. This 8-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Included in Tour Price Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Private car or minivan with driver
Private English-speaking tour guide
Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
Not included in Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information 1. Notice before Departure: The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13811004692)