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Xian Highlights Private Day Tour

4.4 / 5 total 60 reviews
Duration: 8 hours
Tour ID: 2814
Overview

Start the tour in the morning at 9:00 am, the tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby.

Drive one hour to visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum - the landmark of Xi’an and the first visiting place on all travellers' itinerary.

You will visit the three pits and get a detailed explanation of this historical site.

Later enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, you can talk with the tour guide to select your preferred dishes and taste the local cuisine. Then drive back to Xi’an downtown and explore the Ancient City Wall - one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, you may walk or ride a bike on the top of city wall to enjoy the amazing view of the entire area inside the wall.

Continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China, it was built to store precious Buddhist scriptures in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

To conclude the full day sightseeing, the guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Private tour is operated with just your party
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore world famous Terracotta Warriors
  • Spend full day to visit Xi’an city highlights
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 8 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide Live Guide
    English
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Centrally located Xi’an hotels
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fuel surcharge and tax
  • Local lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Professional licensed driver
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point
Centrally located Xi’an hotels
Know Before You Go
  • All travelers’ passport information is required while booking
  • Your hotel information is required while booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
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Reviewed by Wayne CA   July 11, 2018
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I was high on emotion for the full time on this tour, it was everything I thought it would be and more. It was worth the extra money to go privately. I would recommend this tour for everyone.
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Reviewed by Ben Tremblay CA   July 05, 2018
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Very nice but overrated. Only one area was interesting. A lot of walking, so be careful if you visit during the hot months. We came here in the morning to beat the crowds and pollution. The drive to the warriors was long but seen some fantastic views along the way which made it worthwhile! Another 40 mins to an hour drive to the wall, but boy was it worth it. The history is amazing, such a special treat to have visited, You can hire bikes to ride around this wall. A must do in my eyes. We had dim sum soup at a restaurant after, it wasn't to my taste at all but the atmosphere and surroundings were amazing! No other alternatives were offered either and after a lot of walking, I was very hungry at this point. I ended up buying snacks on the way to the pagoda. We went in an hour before closing and there were only a few tourists inside. We did not climb the tower in the end, far too tired, but spent time in the beautiful gardens instead. It's a lovely, peaceful place to while away some time. I've found though that every place we visited was just an excuse to buy things. You can't even walk around in the gift shops without being hounded. Just clearly state that your looking and don't need any help otherwise they won't leave! It was a brilliant tour none the less. My and my friend really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend a private tour!
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Reviewed by Hank (NY) US   July 04, 2018
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An excellent day tour. The Warriors are truly spectacular, but even more so when you know the story behind them, and this was where having a private guide made it special for my wife and I.

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Reviewed by Barasa Obiero KE   July 04, 2018
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Great day with a great guide, #holidayofalifetime

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Reviewed by Ida Hansen DK   July 01, 2018
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It was a hot day (37 deg C) and the museum was packed to the brim - but nothing could stop us from visiting this attraction. Lots of history and learning. This was a great visit and something I've always wanted to do. Our tour guide was a wonderful young man, very helpful and he had a wicked sense of humour! The food in the restaurant was not our best meal nor was it our worse. It was clean at least and the service was ok as well. I didn’t really see much South Chinese food as it was a mix of northern dishes as well. It was enjoyable and a good rest before we drove to the city wall. We hired bikes and rode a full circuit of the wall. Great way to get an overview of the architecture and the city. It took us about 1 and 3/4 hours with a short stop for an ice-cream! We were even lucky enough to catch a changing of the guard ceremony at the entrance/exit. The Pagoda was good for a short trip, the temple is clean and almost a 1000 years old, well maintained. Not too much interest for children. But the real attraction for me was the walking street next to it, excellent place for an evening walk, all the way to the dancing fountains. I would definitely recommend this tour, the hotel pick up and drop off and the tour guide having inside knowledge and information made this trip a wonderful easy experience.
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Reviewed by Noreen US   June 28, 2018
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The tour was going very well until we went for lunch when my husband took very ill very suddenly. Our guide was just unbelievable they had an ambulance on the spot within minutes and he came with the driver to the hospital to assist me. He stayed with me and explained everything that was going. I will never be in a position to thank privatetour.com or Bruce for all their help and assistance. If I could give 500 starts I would they went beyond the call of duty. G in the office was just so organised and helpful we only booked a day tour with them but they were the ones that helped us the most.
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Reviewed by Rik R Stein US   June 28, 2018
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The warriors are a must if you visit Xian but the visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall were equally amazing. I took the bicycle ride on the city wall and my wife walked around. I recommend this tour as you have your own private guide who makes sure that you get the most out of your day.
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Reviewed by Skylar US   June 28, 2018
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The guide had good enough English and was very accommodating although she spent a lot of time on her cell phone. The driver had one hand covering on the horn for the whole trip and the other he used to jump from lane to lane. Not sure why he was in such a hurry thank god the Terracotta Warriors was worth the visit.
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Reviewed by Annabella GB   June 28, 2018
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We Loved Loved Loved the experience on this tour in Xian the service was impeccable, the guides and drivers were knowledgeable and very professional. It was fascinating to have a varied experience, spanning both natural sights and urban adventures. China is enormous and has a lot of variety to offer. The highlight of our trip was 100% without doubt Xi’an and the terracotta warriors. We LOVED the food - thanks again to our guides who taught us about the local specialities. We are thrilled with our trip, and would wholeheartedly recommend this tour, and privatetour.com for the booking THANK YOU!!!

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Reviewed by Mckee GB   June 27, 2018
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This was our first visit to China and Xian, and it was a trip we will remember forever. We reached out to several tour guide organisations, but privatetour.com was the only group to respond right away. We began our tour, and our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we saw all of the sites on our wish list, and our guide enhanced the entire experience. The only improvement I would suggest is reviewing the restaurant we were taken to. I highly recommend!

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Reviewed by Jazz CA   June 26, 2018
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I had one day in Xi'an, and our guide helped to make it a great one! I was initially scheduled to visit the Terracotta Warriors, but when I found out my train arrived a good few hours earlier than I expected, I decided to book this tour. With my extra time, I was able to visit the City Wall as well as the Terracotta Warriors. My visit a memorable and unforgettable, thank you for a great day!
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Reviewed by Honey US   June 24, 2018
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This was a truly excellent tour everything went to plan it was our first time booking the privatetour and after this tour we booked several more. Best tour in China 10 out of 10
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Reviewed by Delaira FR   June 17, 2018
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Our guide had good English and her French was also good, she was very happy and chatty which made the day for us. I will recommend this tour and this guide and private tour they were very helpful.
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Reviewed by CarlaK US   June 15, 2018
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Having only a one day stop-over in Xian, my friend recommended this tour as she had booked it the previous year. I agree totally with her as you get to see a lot with a private guide. Definitely worth booking.
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Reviewed by Tammy & Roger US   June 15, 2018
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I really enjoyed our private tour with our guide, Zee! The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum was on my bucket list for a long time and and the City Wall was spectacular. Zee was very flexible we enjoyed all of the historical stuff, this tour is excellent highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Assumptha US   June 14, 2018
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We spent a wonderful time in Xian, mostly thanks to our guide on this tour who knew EVERYTHING not only about Terracotta army, city walls, history of Xian, royal dynasties, legends, myths, local food and so much more.

We had our children with us and the tour was perfect for them as the guide Suzie was simply marvelled We can warmly recommend this tour and privatetour.com for their help also.

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Reviewed by Shauna US   June 10, 2018
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Not my favourite tour, pick up was late, we had to queue for too long at the terracotta warriors NOT my favourite tour.
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Reviewed by Candence Lacroix FR   June 09, 2018
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The terracotta warriors for us was disappointing. Lots of visitors and it was very hot. We never got to see as much as we would have liked. However, we enjoyed the city wall the best!
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Reviewed by Yilmaz Yikilmaz TR   June 03, 2018
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Great experience. Vicky our guide was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour to anyone!
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Reviewed by CJ IE   May 24, 2018
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One of the best days during our honeymoon was doing the Xian private day tour, it was so nice being collected from our hotel in our own car, we saw all the sights and had a fantastic lunch. Great Day Great Tour and all thanks to privatetour and our girl (G) she was so helpful and friendly. The whole experience was super-burb.
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