Terracotta Warriors Tours

The 2,200-year old Terracotta Warriors of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, are located just outside of Xi'an in central China’s Sha'anxi provincedy, and it truly is one of the world’s most impressive archeological treasures. Each terracotta soldier was created with different facial features so that each one is unique from all of the others, an incredible feat considering the many thousands of these that exist at the site. All of our tours are private tours - no groups to join, no overcrowded buses to worry about - just your tour guide, driver, you and your chosen traveling companions will accompany you on your tour. The tours below are sample tours for your reference - you can book on of these tours for any dates, or we can tailor a tour to fit your schedule and what you want to see while you are in China.

Beijing Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour







#XT1: 1 Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors - Big Wild Goose Pagoda Tour

For travelers with a shorter amount of time, we can still get you there to see the world famous Terracotta Warriors with a Beijing Xi'an or Shanghai Xi'an one day trip. Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private car or van transportation, entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Does not include the flight, although we can arrange that for you, and/or your Beijing or Shanghai airport transfers. Please contact us for current airfares and airport transfer costs.

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Terracotta Warriors - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Upon arrival in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will greet you at the airport and take you to visit the legendary and internationally renowned Terracotta Warriors. After a local lunch, you can visit the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 A.D. Great views over the city of Xi'an await those who make it to the top of the tower. If you prefer, you could visit the Xi’an City Wall, one of the world’s best preserved ancient city walls, or the interesting Sha’anxi Provincial History Museum, rather than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will have plenty of time to check out the historic sites before your tour guide escorts you to the Xi'an airport to catch your evening flight back to Beijing.

Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$268; 2 people: 980 CNY / US$166 per person; 3 - 5 people: 885 CNY / US$148 per person; 6 - 9 people: 675 CNY / US$113 per person; 10+ people: 608 CNY / US$102 per person.  
Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private van transportation, entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation. 

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Beijing Xian Hanyang Tombs Tours

#XT2: 1 Day Xi'an Terracotta Army - Hanyang Tombs Tour

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Terracotta Warriors - Hanyang Tombs

This tour is the same as the #XT1 tour above but it includes a trip to see the “other” tombs near Xi'an - the 2,100-year old Hanyang Tombs, instead of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Sha’anxi Museum or Xi'an City Wall. The Hanyang Tombs were built in 153 B.C. making them nearly as old as the more famous Terracotta Warriors. They were constructed for Liu Qi, Emperor Jingdi of the Han Dynasty (188 - 141 B.C.) and they are also known as Hanyangling or the Hanyang Mausoleum. A specially constructed glass floor allows viewing of the pits below, and the entire museum gives an excellent presentation of the history of the tombs. Open only since 2006, the Hanyang Tombs site is Xi'an’s most underrated and unappreciated historical treasure.

Cost: 1 person: 1545 CNY / US$258; 2 - 5 people: 945 CNY / US$158 per person; 6 - 9 people: 845 CNY / US$141 per person; 10+ people: 728 CNY / US$122 per person.

 Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private car or van transportation, sightseeing entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Does not include the flight, although we can arrange that for you, and/or your Beijing or Shanghai airport transfers. Please contact us for current airfares and airport transfer costs. 

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Terracotta Army Tour




#XT3: 2 Days, 1 Night Xi'an Terracotta Army Tour

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your tour guide will pick you up at the Xi'an airport and get you checked into your 4-star hotel, then a visit to the more than 13 centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will get to sample the local Xi'an cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant, then the highlight of the trip, an afternoon with the world famous Terracotta Warriors. We will take you back to your hotel in the evening to give you the opportunity to check out the beautiful nighttime scenery of Xi'an on your own, with the historic Drum and Bell Towers lighting up the downtown area and the surrounding City Wall giving this ancient city a special ambiance at night.

Day 2: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque
We will pick you up in the morning for a visit to the Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum, which is as full of ancient artifacts as you would expect it to be since it is located in one of the world’s most important ancient capitals. We will treat you to a nice lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the world’s oldest surviving city wall and the Grand Mosque, which has been in Xi'an since the 7th century with its current structure begun in 1392. It is the largest and most well-preserved of all of the early mosques in China. That evening we will transport you back to the airport, the train station, or your hotel, whichever you prefer.

Cost: 1 person: 2985 CNY / US$499; 2 - 6 people: 1928 CNY / US$322 per person; 7 - 9 people: 1410 CNY / US$236 per person; 10+ people: 1280 CNY / US$214 per person.
Includes your personal English-speaking tour guide, 1 night at a 4-star hotel, Xi'an airport transfers, private transportation, all entrance tickets, and lunch both days. Not included: Beijing - Xi'an or Shanghai - Xi'an flight (although we can book these for you, please contact us for current airfares), Beijing or Shanghai airport transfers, or dinner either day. We can add in the dinners, flights, and other city airport transfers at additional cost.

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Beijing to Xian Tour






#XT4: 5 Days, 4 Nights Beijing Tour - Xi'an Terracotta Army Tour - Beijing

Day 1: Morning Beijing Airport Pickup - Tiananmen Square - The Forbidden City - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning with a private vehicle and help you get checked in to your hotel, then treat you to a nice lunch before exploring Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show. Any of the three evening show choices will leave you amazed and impressed with what you have seen as each show demonstrates a specific aspect of Chinese culture. After the show, we will take you by private vehicle back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Ming Tombs - Beijing Airport Transfer - Evening Flight to Xi’an - Xi’an Airport Pickup - Hotel Transfer
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m., help you check out of your hotel and take care of your luggage for you during your sightseeing. After a visit to Badaling or Juyongguan, we will treat you to a nice lunch and visit the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, we will transport you to the airport for your evening flight to Xi'an, where your tour guide will meet you to take you to your Xi'an hotel. Lunch, all entrance fees and ground transportation (excluding airplane tickets) are included.
Day 3: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle for a visit to the more than 13 centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a legendary Chinese Buddhist Temple. You will get to sample the local Xi'an cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant, and then journey on to the highlight of the trip, an afternoon with the world famous, 2,200 year-old Terracotta Warriors. We will take you back to your hotel in the evening to give you the opportunity to explore the beautiful nighttime scenery of Xi'an on your own, with the historic Drum and Bell Towers lighting up the downtown area and the surrounding City Wall giving this ancient city a special ambiance at night.
Day 4: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque - Xi'an Airport Transfer - Flight to Beijing - Beijing Airport Pickup - Transfer to Hotel
Your tour guide will help you check out of your hotel, then it’s off to visit the Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum, which is as full of ancient artifacts as you would expect it to be since it is located in one of the world’s most important ancient capitals. We will treat you to a nice lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the world’s oldest surviving city wall and the Grand Mosque, which has been in Xi’an since the 7th century with its current structure begun in 1392. It is the largest and most well-preserved of all of the early mosques in China. That evening we will transport you back to the airport for your flight to Beijing, where your tour guide will meet you to transport you back to your hotel.
Day 5: Hotel Lobby Pickup - Beijing Airport Transfer
We will pick you up at your hotel to transport you to the airport on time for your flight to your next destination.

Cost: 1 person: 7310 CNY / US$1222; 2 people: 5850 CNY / US$978 per person; 3 - 5 people: 4079 CNY / US$682 per person; 6 - 9 people: 3403 CNY / US$569 per person; 10+ people: 3195 CNY / US$534 per person
Includes airport transfers, English-speaking tour guides, 4 nights in 4-star hotels, 4 days breakfast, 4 days lunch, all entrance fees and tickets, ground transportation. Not included: airline tickets (although we can arrange them for you, please contact us for the latest airfares), dinners.

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Beijing Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour










#MDT6: 9 Days, 8 Nights Beijing - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges River Dam - Xi'an Terracotta Army - Beijing Tour

This amazing tour has a very busy schedule (but we can spread it out over another day or two if you would like), and it shows you the very best of what China has to offer - the best sites of Beijing, Chongqing, the 3 Gorges River area with a Yangtze River Cruise and of course the incredible Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an! We can also customize this tour by adding in other cities or additional sightseeing; please contact us with your ideas for your perfect China tour.
Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Depending on what time your flight arrives, we may have time to start sightseeing, but if not, we will get you checked into your hotel to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Yonghegong Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. We will treat you to a nice China specialty hotpot dinner and then VIP seats at the Beijing Night Show before we return you to your hotel for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.
Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour - Flight to Chongqing - Goose Neck Park - Yangtze River Cruise
t’s an even earlier start today with a 7:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home. We will then take you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, where your English-speaking tour guide will meet you for a quick tour of Goose Neck Park and treat you to a local dinner of Chongqing cuisine before you board your 5-star cruise ship for the Yangtze River Cruise.
Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 5: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Xi'an

Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, but shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Xi'an. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Xi'an.
Day 7: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors - Flight to Beijing
We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that has stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. We will transport you to the Xi'an airport in time for your evening flight back to Beijing, where your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle to transfer you and help you check into your hotel.
Day 8: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. We will treat you to a nice local lunch at the Great Wall, then transport you back to Beijing for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) before you return to your hotel.
Day 9: Transfer to Beijing Airport
We will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport in time for your flight on to your next destination.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates, these prices are for reference only. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour

#MDT7: 11 Days, 10 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai

Day 1: Beijing Capital Airport Pickup
Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you as you come out of Chinese customs at the Beijing airport to transfer you and help you check in to your hotel. You will have the rest of this day to relax and recover from your trip to China.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. That evening, enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu Show and a traditional Chinese hotpot dinner before we taking you back to your hotel for the night. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing – The Summer Palace
8 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home; then visit the Drum and Bell Towers. After lunch, we will take you to visit the historic Summer Palace, then take you out for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show before taking you back to your hotel. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 4: The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs – Mutianyu Great Wall of China – Evening Flight to Xi’an
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. Afterwards we will take you on to the Beijing airport for your evening flight to Xi’an, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your Xi’an hotel for the evening. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 5: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors 
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi’an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that have stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. Afterwards, you tour guide will transfer you to your Xi’an hotel and help you check in for the night.
Day 6: Xi’an City Wall – Flight to Chongqing – Board Yangtze River Cruise
Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up and help you check out of your Xi’an hotel in the morning to explore the ancient Xi’an city wall, then treat you to lunch before taking you on to the Xi’an airport in time for your flight to Chongqing. At the Chongqing airport, your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for a tour of Goose Neck Park, then enjoy a traditional Chongqing hotpot dinner before boarding your cruise ship at around 7 p.m.
Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Shanghai
Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, and shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Shanghai. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Shanghai.
Day 10: Shanghai City Tour - Shanghai Museum - Yuyuan Garden - Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar – Former French Concession Area – The Bund – Nanjing Road – Evening Huangpu River Cruise
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private van for your full-day tour of the main sites in Shanghai. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 11: Depart Shanghai
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the Shanghai airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates, these prices are for reference only. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing Xian Pingyao Tour

#PYT3: 8 Days, 7 Nights Ancient Cities Tour - Beijing - Xi'an - Pingyao - Beijing Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup - Transfer to Hotel
We will pick you up from the Beijing airport upon your arrival in Beijing and transfer you to your 4-star hotel. You can have the rest of the day to rest from your trip to Beijing, or we can take you out for a Beijing Duck or traditional Chinese hotpot dinner or even an extra evening show if you would like (not included in the tour cost below).
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - The Summer Palace
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning for a tour of the must-see sites in Beijing. We will also treat you to a nice traditional Chinese lunch during your tour before taking you back to your hotel in the evening.
Day 3: The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs - Juyongguan Great Wall of China - Evening Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Peking Opera Show
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs, a statue-lined roadway leading to the final resting places of 13 of the 16 Chinese emperors who ruled during the Ming Dynasty. After visiting one of the tombs, journey on to the Juyongguan Great Wall, a steep and beautiful section of the Wall not far from the Ming Tombs. That evening, take in one of the famous Beijing evening shows - your choice of the Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Peking Opera shows.
Day 4: Morning Flight to Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your tour guide will pick you up early in the morning for your flight to Xi'an, where your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for your tour of this historical ancient capital city of China. First, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple with a history of almost 1,400 years. After a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine, spend the afternoon with the legendary Terracotta Warriors, one of the most spectacular archeological findings ever uncovered.
Day 5: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque - Flight to Taiyuan
Today you can continue your exploration of this ancient city with a visit to the impressive Xi'an Provincial History Museum. Xi'an’s status as one of the most important cities throughout China’s history is reflected in some of the fantastic exhibits in this important museum. Afterwards, visit the Xi'an city wall, one of the few remaining complete city walls in China. That afternoon, visit the Grand Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Xi'an, which was first built during the Tang Dynasty (685 0 762 A.D.) After your day of exploring, your tour guide will help you transfer to the Xi'an airport for your flight to Taiyuan, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your 4-star hotel for the night.
Day 6: Taiyuan - Pingyao - Ancient City Wall - Rishengchang Exchange Shop - Mingqing Street
This morning, your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for the drive to Pingyao, one of the most well-preserved cities in all of China, including its intact city wall and surviving Ming and Qing Dynasty homes. Begin your visit by climbing the city wall for a great overview of the old city, then visit the first bank in China, Rishengchang, and the old commercial district on Mingqing Street. That evening, check into your 4-star hotel with time to walk around and enjoy the ambiance of an ancient Chinese city.
Day 7: Qiao Family Compound - Shuanglin Temple - Flight to Beijing
This morning we will leave Pingyao to visit the Qiao Family Compound, an incredible and well-preserved home that was built by one of the most wealthy families in China in 1756 during the Qing Dynasty. Afterwards, visit the Shuanglin Temple, with its thousands of intriguing clay statues before traveling on to Taiyuan for your flight back to Beijing. You will be met at the Beijing airport and transferred by private vehicle to your 4-star hotel for the night.
Day 8: Depart Beijing
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle to transfer you to the Beijing airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: 2 - 5 people: 6406 CNY / US$1071 per person; 6 - 9 people: 5569 CNY / US$931 per person; 10+ people: 5153 CNY / US$862 per person. Cost includes 4-star hotel accommodations, your personal English-speaking tour guide, airport transfers, private ground transportation, all entrance tickets to sites mentioned in the itinerary, lunch each day. Does not include flights (although we can book these for you, please contact us for an up-to-date quotation) or dinners (these can also be booked for an additional cost.

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