Mini Group: Two-Day Xi'an Panoramic Tour

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From $238.00

8 reviews   (5.00)

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Duration: 48 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


From the amazing Terra-cotta Warriors and the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang to the large Han Yang Ling Mausoleum of Emperor Jindi of Han Dynasty and his Empress, from the local life of Xi’an citizens to Chinese traditional culture and arts, from street snacks to selected Xi’an local’s favorite dishes, in these two days exploration you’ll have a panoramic view of this imperial city of Xi’an on its glorious history, traditional culture, authentic food and the real life of the people that would never be discovered by a typical tourist.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bike or Eco-car rental on the City Wall

Bottled water

English-speaking tour guide service

Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Xi'an City.

What's Not Included

Accommodation, travel insurance and any other personal expenses during tour.

Airport transfer

Gratuities (recommended)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Day 1, Time: 7:30 - 12:00

Pickup from your hotel and ride about 1 hour (arrives at around 9am) to the Terracotta Museum. Your exploration of the Terracotta Army site begins. Please follow your guide to discover the amazing terracotta warriors that were buried for more than 2,000 years and to hear interesting stories about China's first emperor — Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259–210 BC).

There are three pits in the museum. Our recommended visiting sequence is Pit 1 – Pit 2 – Pit 3 – Bronze Chariot Pit – the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang as you will follow historical clues that lead from general to detailed information.

Pit 1 is the largest of the pits and it is estimated to house around 6,000 figures as well as a great quantity of bronze weaponry. You will be shocked by the large scale of the figures lining up, and will feel as if you have been taken back to the Qin Dynasty when the army of soldiers was waiting to go out to battle.

Pit 2 is not as large as Pit 1. It is estimated that the terracotta warriors and horses in this pit amount to 1,300 figures. However, the great variety makes it top-rated among all three pits.

Pit 3 is the smallest one with only 72 terracotta warriors and horses. It is believed that it served as the headquarters for the army, directing the warriors in Pit 1 and Pit 2.

The Bronze Chariot Pit exhibits two painted bronze chariots in a large scale. As burial objects, the bronze chariots represent Emperor Qin Shi Huang's vehicles. Crowned as "the King of Bronze Ware", the bronze chariots are the earliest, largest, and best-preserved bronze artifacts in the world.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Day 1, Time: 14:30 - 17:00

Xi'an Ancient City Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1370–1378 AD) and is the largest and the best-maintained ancient city wall in China. It is shaped like a rectangle with a total length of 13.74 kilometers. The downtown part of Xi'an City is centered within this ancient city wall. There are four major gates (the north gate, the east gate, the south gate, and the west gate) of this city wall. Your visit will start from East Gate (Chang Le Gate).

You have three options when visiting the city wall. You can choose to walk part of the city wall (we suggest you walk from East Gate to South Gate, which is about 3.5 kilometers, and finally meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at 4:30pm).

Or you can cycle along the city wall (your guide will help you to rent a bike and we suggest you cycle from East Gate – North Gate – West Gate – South Gate, which is about 10 kilometers, and finally meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at about 4:30pm).

We highly recommend you to take the eco-car running on the city wall (your guide will buy the tickets for you). This runs from East Gate – North Gate – West Gate – South Gate and you will meet your guide and the other tour members at South Gate at about 4:30pm (the Bicycle Service Station). But in summer, it is very hot on the wall, so we suggest you to ride the essential part of the City Wall from East Gate to South Gate only, which is about 3.5 kilometers.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Muslim Quarter
Day 1, Time: 17:00 - 18:00

After visiting the city wall, you will head to Xi'an's most famous food street, Muslim Street, where you'll see lots of featured foods and snacks. You can try some if you'd like to.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
Day 2, Time: 7:30 – 11:00

The same as your previous day, your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time (around 7:30AM-8AM) and pick you up to our first destination: Hanyangling Mausoleum. It takes about 40 minutes to drive there. This museum has an underground exhibition hall so that people can see the results of the archeological digs in the big mausoleum complex of Emperor Jingdi (also named Liu Qi, 188 to 141 BC) of the Han Dynasty, his wife, officials, dynastic clan members, and commoners. There is also a graveyard for slaves who built the complex. The underground hall was opened in 2006. The archeological dig site only covers a small area, but the whole burial complex is immense. It covers a total area of about 10 square kilometers or 4 square miles.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tang Bo Art Museum
Day 2, Time: 13:30 - 15:00

You will visit a very small but featured private art museum called Tangbo Art Museum which possesses a collection of Shaanxi folk arts and representative ancient paintings exhibited in historical sequence. Here you'll have chance to learn Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Tea Ceremony or Chinese Paper-cutting hand by hand which I believe it would defiantly be a highlight of the day.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Shaanxi History Museum
Day 2, Time: 15:30 - 17:30

Shaanxi is a very important area in both ancient and modern China and it had been the capital place of more than 13 dynasties. Therefore the local culture and arts of Shaanxi would be a window or a typical representative of traditional Chinese culture and art. And in this museum it has exhibited more than 370,000 historical relics which has vividly displayed the traditional culture and arts of ancient China from Neolithic Period to modern society and is the first large-scale modern museum in China.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Day 2, Time: 17:40 - 18:00 Exterior visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

you will be transferred to the south square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The 9-floor Buddhism Tower along with a temple called Temple of Great Maternal Grace was built by the Emperor Li Zhi of Tang Dynasty to memorize his mother Empress Wende. After the temple was built, Li Zhi invited the famous Monk Xuan Zang (known as Tang Monk in the famous book of The Journey to the West) as the honored master here in the temple.

Master Xuan Zang lived here and had brought lots of Buddhism sutras from India. He translated the Buddhism text here and had brought the religion of Buddhism from India to China. Here you can take a picture with the statue of Master Xuan Zang.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Nice way to see Xian
AshleyT555, 12-12-2019
My guide Phoebe is pretty, knowledgeable and takes good care of us. I enjoyed the tour very much. Hopefully your tours can add new areas such as Falun temple and Qianling the next time I come to Xian.
Super well organised and delightfull trip through Xi'an , emperor city
Marc S, 20-11-2017
We are a party of 10 friends who like to travel and do so for nearly 20 years. We always travel in a customised organisation and as a private party
Our stay in Xi'an was organised by China Highights (as part of a 16 days trip through China). We arrived from Beijing with the bullet train (must do experience to see the rapid changing and evolving of modern China) and were welcomed by our local guide Amy.
We visited all Xi'an highlights (Temple, Terra Cotta warriors, city wall, islamic centre , .... even Xi'an nightlife) and enjoyed it very mutch. The program was adapted to our wishes , flexible with big variety in history and visits.
One of the highlights of our stay was certainly our local guide Amy, fluent in English, flexible, passionated and well informed. Her vision of and passion for modern and old China was a real eye-opener for us, and the discussions involved will be something we will not quickly forget.
Organisation of meals, transports,... all was at the standard.
We stayed at the Grand Wyndham, excellent rooms and service (definitelyexperience the Club formula), but to our group a little bit "too big" and as so far chilly.
Anyhow, an experience we will never forget.
Once again a big hug for our excellent guideAmy.
Private tour of Xian with great guide
c0sm0nyc, 15-11-2017
We were a group of four girls and were in Xian for 2 days/3 nights as part of our 11 day trip to China and the entire trip was through China Highlights. Lily, our guide in Xian was really wonderful and everyone in the group really like her. We had initially missed her at the train station but found her soon after we tracked back within 5 min. She has a good personality, is friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us extensive information on the Terracotta Soldiers, the Museum and every place we visited. She presented us with choices on what to do along with prices so that we can decide if we want to partake. She advised on us on where to shop on approved quality souveniers and gave us the price range. We never felt any pressure from her at all; she even was helpful in helping us negotiate prices. She was very accommodating and helpful to our requests. For our food choices, she took our tastes into consideration while recommending options. Also, in general it was evident she was a good person as in more than one occasion I witnessed her being helpful to strangers.

Xian is a great city with historical value and really good food. It was much more modern that we expected it to be in terms of availability of hotels, the airport and the train station. We were picked up from the train station and dropped off at the airport. The Terracotta Soldiers, the Pagoda temple, walking the City Wall af the Muslim Quarter were all worthwhile. We also chose to watch the The Tang Dynasty show at night and it was worth it to watch. But I recommend you skip the dumpling dinner that accompanies the Tang Dynasty show. The dumplings were not tasty at all and Xian being a place with great food, it would have been better to eat somewhere else.

Our driver and the van that we were transported in was comfortable. He had pleasant attitude and was very accomodating to our plans. The guide and driver worked well together.
China Highlights - three days in Xi’an
Kevin N, 28-10-2017
We arrived from Beijing on the bullet train and were met by our smiling guide, Lina. Our lady driver was waiting and the two of them bought us to our fine hotel and got us settled in.
Our stay in Xian was excellent. We had scheduled a free day for ourselves and Lina helped us reorganize our itinerary a little so that we would not be too busy on one day. Lina showed us where we could get a good meal, where the Muslim Market was so that we could go there in our free time. She also organized that we could have a massage in our room at the hotel and arranged tickets for us to see a live theater show. Really appreciated Lina.
Of course the terra-cotta warriors was the highlight of our trip to Xi’an. Lina briefed us on the history and folklore stories about the site and the warriors. An excellent experience.
We also made a cycle tour around the top of the old city wall. A bit harder than we anticipated but we managed it.
Thanks again to Lina and her driver for giving us a memorable and stress free journey in Xi’an.
On the forth day Lina put us on our flight to Guilin. The subject of another review.
Un excellent guide pour toutes les visites : TED
Coline D, 16-05-2018
Nous avons passé 3 jours fabuleux à Xi'An ( tour des remparts à vélo, quartier musulman, pagode de l'oie, armée de soldats en terre cuite et spectacle .
Pour toutes ces visites nous étions accompagnés d'un guide anglophone Ted.
Un jeune guide excellent, agréable, amical et drôle. A recommander sans hésitation.
Le meilleur guide de Xi'AN !!!! Il était toujours aux petits soins pour nous.
Grâce à lui nous avons passé un super séjour.

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