Half-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Discovery Tour

An in-depth discovery to Xi'an Terracotta Warriors in a half day with lunch

“As one of the eight wonders of the world, Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors Army is one of the two remaining wonders (the other is Egyptian pyramids). How valuable! If you have limited time or layover in Xi’an, spend a half day with us to discover this amazing treasure would be your best choice! We provide round- way transfer, local lunch and insider English-speaking guide, making you a unique experience. ”

David Deng, the product manager of Trippest

Reasons for booking this tour

Exploring the hidden history of the first emperor in China and the secrets behind the Terracotta Army.

Equipped with a telescope and an FM headset to see and hear clearly even in the crowd.

Hotel pick-up and drop-off included make your trip worry-free.

Enjoy authentic Xi’an local food in our well-selected local restaurant.

Real small groups with no more than 6 travelers to ensure a better tripexperience, no shopping, no time-wasting at all.


Know before you go

Suitable time for the trip: this trip is suitable for travellers all year round.

Suitable group: this trip is suitable for all age range.

Friendly to disabled: we could provide wheelchair for disabled people if needed and all the attractions are friendly to disabled.

Group Size: this is a small group tour with no more than 6 persons in the group.

Dressing Code: Casual, suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes with sun glasses.

Tipping Notes: it is not required to tipping but it would be a great encouragement for them if you give CNY 50 -100 to your guide and driver if you are satisfied with their services.

Pick-up and Drop-off Area: The pick-up and drop-off area should be within the third ring road of Xi’an. For further distance an extra cost might be added for the transfer that you'll be notified by your travel advisor.

Trip Route Map

Hotel pick-up → Drive to Terracotta Warriors Army

Your guide and driver will be waiting for you in the morning at around 7:30AM – 8:00AM at your hotel lobby and you’ll be picked up and drive to the start point of our journey-Terracotta Warriors Army.

Good to know:

  • How can I know my pick-up time? For detailed pick-up time and your guide information you can simply find it at: http//www.trippest.com/track-your-trip.html. The information will not be updated until the day before your trip date. If you failed in getting the information, please contact your trip advisor.
  • Why start so early? We try to avoid wasting time to queue up, because most tour groups and crowds arrive late in the morning.
  • Get to know some background of the Terra cotta Warrior? In order to help you understand the Chinese history about Qin Shi Huangand Terracotta Warriors Army, we recommend two videos for you before your trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP5p4QbvPtc (brief introduction, about 5 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-1IcaeuGnw (detailed introduction, about 45 minutes).
  • Say No to shops, factories and detours! There are no shop stops, no long lines and waits, and no time-wasting activities. We never take our customers to the tourist shops while other groups have to waste their time and money on the over-priced souvenirs.

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang

There are threemust-visit pits:

  • Pit1: it is the largest pit, containing 6,000 warriors (only 2,000 are on display) and horses. What the most striking fact is that none of them is alike.

  • Pit2: smaller than Pit1, contains around 1,300 warriors and horses, but it is the largest variety of the three.

  • Pit3: which is the smallest, containing 72 warriors and horses, and is believed to be the army headquarters and commend the soldiers in pit1 and pit2.

Last site:the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang

You'll be transferred from the museum to the best viewpoint where you can view the whole area of the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang. You'll be shocked by the large size of the mausoleum. And lots of anecdotes about Qin Shi Huang are waiting for you.

Good to know:

  • Flash light is prohibited in Pit1.
  • Your entrance ticket will be checked twice in the museum please keep it in your pocket.
  • We have prepared FM headsets to help you enjoy interesting stories from your guide.
  • You will be equipped with a telescope to visit the details about Terracotta Warriors Army at a distance of 20 meters.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Stop at our well-selected local restaurant near Terracotta Warriors Army and grab a bite of some enjoyable local Xi’an food, such as: Rou Jia Mo( 肉夹馍,we also call it Chinese hamburger), Yang Rou Pao Mo(羊肉泡馍,pita bread soaked in lamb soup), noodles or dumplings.

Please let us know your food preferences at the time of booking, such as a vegetarian diet, Muslim food, gluten-free food, etc. so that we can make preparations in advance.

Return to Your Hotel or Your Onward Transport

After lunch, return to Xi'an for the next destination, Xi'an Ancient City Wall. A nap might be necessary for you to feel refreshed during a 50-minute driving back.

This is for the half-day, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel for about one hour. If you need to catch a flight or a train after the tour we are more than happy to help you arrange it. Please click here to book the airport transfer for your onward flight.

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* Please Note: The peak season includes the following dates: 29/Apr/2017 - 01/May/2017, 01/Oct/2017 - 08/Oct/2017, 30/Dec/2017 - 01/Jan/2018, 15/Feb/2018 - 22/Feb/2018. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.

Seasons Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
Shoulder Season * $79 USD $69 USD Free
Peak Season * $89 USD $79 USD Free

Price Include:

  • Admission to Terra Cotta Warrior Museum and Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum park.
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel (within the third ring road of Xi'an).
  • English-speaking local guide service.
  • Lunch at a Xi'an local farmer's restaurant.

Price Exclude:

  • Airport transfer.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.

Cancellation Policy for Trippest Xi'an Tours

  • If we are not able to implement the services that we list in this trip due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  • Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for cancelled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
  • For groups of more than 10 people: The terms for cancellation may vary from case to case. Please ask your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.

Last Minute Booking of Trippest Xi'an Tours

  • All the bookings are required to be placed at least 48 hours in advance before your trip start so that we may have enough time to make the arrangement. However, it might be possible that there are several seats available with the last 48 hours. So please do make us a phone call at: +86-13910694045 to check the availability for the last minute booking.



Reviewed June 23, 2017

I was a little nervous to travel China as a young girl so I decided to book this tour and I am so happy I did! My guide William was friendly, knowledgeable and overall great. There were only a couple of us on the tour so it was personal as well. William was always offering to take pictures and share his knowledge on the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananman Square. I would recommend this tour to anyone. :)

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Sig S

"Beijing Adventure"

Reviewed June 22, 2017

Amazing trip!! Tour guide Cactus, was outstanding! Exceeded my expectations. Not only visited the listed places but Cactus went over and beyond to show us additional things outside of the planned trip. Also picked great places to eat and it was important to her that we had private areas to eat at where we could hear and enjoy the small groups company. I would highly recommend requesting Cactus, on your adventure!!

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"Forbidden City"

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Jimmy was an excellent tour guide. He was on time, personable and extremely knowledgeable on China's history. We appreciated his VIP tour and his thoughtfulness of our group. He made sure our group was away from the crowds and allowed us to view the different sites with exclusivity. He is fluent in English and Mandarin allowing our visit to the Forbidden City to be so much better. Thanks Jimmy!!

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Daniel E

"Forbidden City & The Great Wall"

Reviewed June 23, 2017

Me and my girlfriends together with a family from Australia took part in this trip. We visited the Forbidden City and the Chinese Wall for one day. Our guide, Lucy Cheng, made this day fantastic. I really can recommend her, and this day trip. A nice day, with lots of laughs and nice things to see. //The Swedes

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"Wonderful experience"

Reviewed June 23, 2017

We had tour guide, Rico. He was amazing. His English was great and he was able to give a detailed history on all the places we went. The lunch was delicious and water was always on hand. Wish I could have had him for all my tours!

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Why Book With Trippest?

Go Local!

Experience the real local culture with a local guide!


No text-book recite but interesting and vivid stories and experiences behind every attraction.


Our guide and driver are knowledgeable and friendly! They are willing to serve you with their passion and enthusiasm.

Skip the lines!

Skip the lines at some major attractions (such as the Forbidden City) as a VIP guest!

Real Small Groups!

Our small groups are limited to Max. 6 persons to ensure a better experience and flexibility.

Time-smart Arrangement!

We make full research of each attraction in the itinerary to make sure you don't have to spend unnecessary time on the road.

Well-selected Restaurant!

We choose featured local restaurant where local people loved to taste the most authentic local food!

Comfortable & Safe!

Air-conditioned business car with GPS facilities, big windows, and ample space. Reliable licensed local driver with at least 5 years’ driving experience.

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