Bus Tour to Terracotta Warriors Museum and Banpo Village with Lunch

Day Trips & Excursions in China
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Tour description

Terracotta Warriors and Horses is one of the world’s greatest archaeological finds. These sculptures of soldiers, chariots and horses were funerary statues made to accompany China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, to his afterlife. The Banpo Village, contains the remains of several well-preserved Neolithic villages dating back between 6,000 to 9,000 years. It also includes a stop at the Xian Art and Crafts Ceramics Factory.

Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby between 8am to 9:00am depending on other customer’s hotel pick-up. The exact time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts, normally after 6pm, by a phone call to your hotel.On the way to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, we will first make a short visit to the Terra-cotta Figures Factory which focuses on the reproduction of the Terracotta Soldiers. Once in the Terracota Army Museum, learn about the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, who ordered the making of this terracotta army during his reign. You can see some of the estimated 8,000 life-size soldiers and horses that were buried in Qin Shihuang’s tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to protect him in the afterlife — a testament to his power.In the main and most impressive vault, see figures arranged in typical battle formation in 11 columns comprising officers, soldiers holding spears and swords, and others steering horse-drawn chariots, as if ready for one last battle. If you’d like, explore the museum exhibits displaying artifacts and a film on the fascinating history of the mausoleum.Next visit is the Banpo Neolithic village, a New Stone Age site dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C. It is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world.After this whole day’s tour, transfer back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Entrance tickets
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off in Xi'an downtown
  • Air-conditioned tour bus
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch

What's not included

  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Personal expense
  • Drinks

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included