Welcome to Xī'ān

Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures and religions, as well as home to emperors, courtesans, poets, monks, merchants and warriors, the glory days of Xī’ān (西安; pronounced 'see-an') may have ended in the early 10th century, but a considerable amount of ancient Cháng’ān, the former city, survives behind the often roaring, modern city... Read More

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Private Cultural Tour: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi'an

Enjoy an immersive Chinese cultural experience on this private day tour in Xi'an, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors. With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll also visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of the city’s long history that serves as a holy place for Buddhists. In the early evening, delight in a spread of authentic Chinese dumplings while watching a Tang Dynasty show, combining beautiful poetry, dance, music and stunning choreography and costumes to portray China’s rich past. Round-trip hotel transport with a private driver is included. Meet your guide in the lobby of your Xi’an hotel and hop in your private vehicle. Your driver will take you to visit the underground army of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum. At this UNESCO World Heritage site and museum, learn about the famous Terracotta Warriors — a collection of clay sculptures buried during the 3rd century BC to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Enjoy a yummy lunch at a nearby restaurant before driving back to Xi’an. Then visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an important Buddhist pagoda built during the Tang Dynasty. As you walk inside with your guide, learn about its role in the community, the extensive damage it has endured from natural disasters, and the restoration process during the Ming Dynasty. Afterward, your driver will take you to the Sunshine Theater to watch an entertaining Tang Dynasty show, which combines elegant poetry, dance, signing, music, impressive choreography and stunning costumes to portray China's long history. While enjoying this spectacular showcase of Chinese culture, feast on a scrumptious banquet of authentic Chinese dumplings.At the end of the show, your driver will drop you off at your Xi'an hotel by private vehicle.

$126 Cycling

Xi'an Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall Bike Tour

Visit the two most popular historical sites of Xi’an on this full-day tour of the ancient city wall and the Terracotta Warriors. Explore Xi’an’s old city wall, both on foot and on a bike, as your guide leads you around its different sites. Then visit the World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin, the first emperor of China. This historical tour also includes a home-cooked meal at a local family’s home.After you are picked up from your hotel, you’ll be driven to the Xi’an city wall, one of the best-preserved, oldest and largest ancient defense systems in China. First, admire its different sections on foot. Your guide will take you on a climb to the top of several watchtowers, including the Zhenglu main tower and the Jianlou arrow tower. From this height, enjoy beautiful views of the city and the moat surrounding the wall while your guide shares with you its history and legends.The exciting part of your tour is up next. Venture away from the crowds as your guide leads you on a 90-minute bicycle tour around the whole wall. Then, after working up an appetite, enjoy a family-style lunch at a local family’s home!Your satisfying meal will be followed by a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Wander around the different exhibitions featuring more than 100 artifacts from the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, and see the Terracotta Army of Warriors and Horses, an incredible collection of life-sized terracotta sculptures. Your guide will tell you about the history and significance of this popular Xi’an attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site.Your full-day tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

$258.99 Small group tours

2-Day Highlights Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing

Xi'an is a must-visit destination known for its long history. If you are planning a short trip to Xi'an, this tour will show you the best of Xi'an, touch the amazing Chinese history and taste delicious local food in 2 days - world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Banpo Museum, the Xian Ancient City Wall, the Bell and Drum Tower Square, the Great Mosque and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

$323.99 Small group tours

2-Day Xi'an Tour: Mount Huashan and Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an is a must-visit city in China and, when you come to Xi'an, you will not want to miss Mount Huashan and Terracotta Warriors. We will take you to explore the ancient city of Xi'an, the cradle of Chinese civilization, including the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, and Mount Huashan, one of the most sacred mountains in China famous for sheer cliffs, ancient history, religious sites and magnificent views. You will also visit the ancient City Wall and the Muslim Street.

$156 Small group tours

2-Day Classic Xi'an Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Downtown Sightseeing

Xi'an is a must-visit destination known for history especially for a first-time or second-time visitor in China. Our Xi'an tour takes you to explore the ancient city of Xi'an that is considered the cradle of Chinese civilization and you will see the best of Xi'an, touch the amazing Chinese history and taste delicious local food through. We will visit the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the Xian Ancient City Wall, the Bell and Drum Tower square, the Great Mosque and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

$320 Small group tours

Two-Day Xi'an Heritage Tour

Two Days Xi'an Heritage Tour highlights must-see attractions for travelers such as Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, City Wall, Hanyangling Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Muslim Quarter...etc; however, this tour may also be adjusted to your preference.