Follow me to pay a special visit to the World Heritage Site
When in Xi'an, the single most significant site you must visit is definitely the Terracotta Army and Horses Museum. But how to fulfill your wish without spending too much? This tour will be a perfect choice for you!
Follow me and take public transportation, you will spend as less as possible while still have a comprehensive understanding of this world-famous site. I will accompany you in every step from meeting you from the hotel, to scrutinize every inch of the site you are interestedin, to the last min dropping you off to hotel. You are welcome to ask as much as questions as possible and I will do my best to explain. We together will make the best use of this tour and learn much.
I will personally meet you at 7:00 am / 8:00 am at your centrally-located hotel lobby at the tour day.
We will go to Xi'an Rail Station with a bus or taxi and then take shuttle bus to the Terracotta Army and Horses Museum. This journey will last about 50 mins, during when I will preview you about the background history of the site. By the time we arrive, you will have a general idea of why abd when the site has been built.
Get into the museum, here comes the highlights of this trip. We will cover all three pits, but spend more time in Pit 1 and Pit 2. We will discuss about why the army is formed this way, why every soldier looks different, what's each warrior's role in this formation, and how they fight with ancient weapons. Besides the warriors, we will also take a look at the terracotta musicians, acrobats, and concubines that have been recently excavated.
After the detailed visit to this museum, we will also take bus and come back to city. I'll bid you good bye and leave you to be.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: In case you are staying at a suburban hotel, you will need to get to Xian Central Train Station on your own. We will meet there.
Duration: 6 hours
This tour will last about 5 hours in usual cases. It might be longer due to the bad weather or traffic condition.
We will use Public Transportation to go to see the Terra Cotta Army.
We wil meet our guests from their hotels or at a certain meeting point that centrally located in Xi'an downtown, then take buses or whatever is easy and convenient to the shuttle bus station for visiting the famouse Terra Cotta Army Museum.
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RMB - This money is prepared for personal cost like buying snacks and bottled water.
In case you want to buy some souvenirs, you might need to prepare more cash.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am a licensed tour guide but not a driver. I can arrange all kinds of vehicles with drivers for groups with different sizes. I also provide tours without using private transfer, like walking tour, morning or evening food tours with local transportation.
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The visit to the Terracotta Warriors with Michael was a joy. We traveled by public transport which gave me an opportunity to see other parts of Xi'an, and Michael used the time to explain about the history of Xi'an and China, . Throughout the tour, he guided me to avoid the crowd which was helpful. After that we lunched at a local, non-touristy eatery nearby. The food was great. But I was more intrigued to get a glimpse into the lives of the locals. Overall, a great experience so TQ so much, Michael!
Yoong Hsien Heng