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[1-Day Tour] Banpo Museum & Terracotta Warriors (Group, Dec to Feb)


Group Tour



Banpo Museum | Terracotta Warriors | Qinshihuang Tomb
FREE cancellation at least 3 DAYS in advance

Dig deep into the history of Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities and home to the astonishing Terracotta Warriors. You'll first go even further back in time and discover Xi'an's incredible Neolithic past at the Banpo Museum before heading to the archaeological wonder of Emperor Qin Shihuang's 8,000 strong underground army.


8:00-8:30 a.m. Xi'an downtown hotel pickup

9:00 a.m. Banpo Museum (Bànpō Bówùguǎn, 半坡博物馆) (about 1 hour)

Located to the east of the Xi'an city center, the Banpo Museum, which first opened its doors in 1958, resides on a former excavation site. Dating back roughly 6,000 years to the Neolithic Yangshao culture, Banpo is now home to an exhibition hall featuring production tools including axes, chisels, sickles as well as stone and pottery knives. There is also a second hall that focuses daily Banpo life, featuring the huts, kilns and tombs of the residents.

10:30 a.m. Terracotta Warriors (Bīngmǎ Yǒng, 兵马俑) (about 2 hours)

The highlight of any Xi'an tour and one of the world's top archaeological finds, the Terracotta Warriors were accidentally unearthed by peasants in 1974. Here you'll see over 6,000 life-size Qin Dynasty-era terracotta soldiers, chariots and horses, an army designed to protect Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor, in the afterlife. This impressive site is located to the east of his tomb. It's one of the more recent culturally significant finds and this is a great chance to see them.

12:40 p.m. Emperor Qin Shihuang's Tomb (about 40 minutes)

Located at the foot of the Li Shan (Mount Li) lies the tomb of China's first Emperor—Qin Shi Huang—whom the Terracotta Warriors were built to protect in the afterlife. Today, however, there's not a whole lot to see, aside from the burial mound.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant

5:00 p.m. Return to hotel

Please note:

-1 shopping stop (terracotta replica factory, about 30 minutes) will be arranged during the trip.

-Bookings made after 7:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity will be canceled.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

-English-speaking tour guide

-Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

-Cost of battery car in the tomb

-Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1. Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee (applied on per order basis).

2. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Susan (13891966219) for any urgency.

3. Only credit card payments will be accepted. Once payment has cleared, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If credit card payment does not clear, your booking will automatically be canceled. In order to process your payment smoothly, we highly recommend you inform your credit card bank about this transaction in advance.

4. Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions. However, in such cases, Ctrip shall not change any services that have already been booked.

5. If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6. All listed meals are Chinese food. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7. Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.


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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Minimum 3 travellers for the tour to run

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.