Xi'an Day Trip Terracotta Warriors And City From Chengdu By Train And Flight

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Departs from your city hotel or residence in Chengdu city
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This private tour flies you round-trip from Chengdu to explore Xians top attractions! A friendly local guide accompanies you on a full-day trip to see the UNESCO World Heritage site of the terracotta warriors, climb the Xian Wall for views over the city, and marvel at the Islamic-inspired architecture in the Muslim Quarter. Enjoy regional specialties for lunch to make your full-day tour complete! Round-trip airport transfers by private vehicle from the Xian airport are included.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Make your own way to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for a short morning flight to Xian. In a little over an hour, your plane lands at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, where your guide meets you in a private vehicle to set off for your first point of interest: the UNESCO World Heritage site of the terracotta warriors.

On the 1- to 1.5-hour drive to this world-renowned museum, youll learn about the significance of its vast display of life-size clay figures that were buried during the 3rd century BC to protect Chinas first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife.

When you arrive, step inside the underground chambers of Emperor Qin's mausoleum, which features the terracotta army. Your guide and the onsite exhibits reveal the rulers elaborate plan for the nearly 250,000-square-foot underground tomb, guarded by more than 7,000 life-sized clay figures and horses.

After your museum tour, drive back to Xian and continue your sightseeing at Xians Wall. If youd like, climb the steps from the south gate until you reach the top of the ancient wall, where you can stroll along the walkway with your guide. Admire views of the city below, and marvel at the incredible architecture of the gates and towers on each side of the fortification.

Then walk to the Muslim Quarter to discover evidence of Islamic influences in the architecture of surrounding buildings, such as the Drum Tower, and in the dishes served at nearby food stalls. Amble past neighborhood alleys and the bustling market, and stop at a restaurant to enjoy a lunch of local specialties, including yang rou pao mo (crumbled fried pancake soaked in mutton stew), cold rice noodles and jiaozi (dumplings).

If theres time you can visit the Great Mosque, one of Chinas oldest and most renowned mosques, founded in 742 AD. Learn about its Chinese architectural style and the Hui people who brought Islam to China centuries ago.

In the evening, youll be transferred by private vehicle to the Xian airport for you return flight to Chengdu, finding your own way back to your hotel from there.


Round-trip flight from Chengdu to Xi'an

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide


Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passport number is required for each traveler upon checkout in order to book round-trip air tickets to Xi'an. Failure to provide this information may result in delay or cancellation of tour without refund

All travelers must submit their full names and passport numbers to operator in order to successfully book their flights

Round-trip hotel transfer is provided for travelers who are already in Chengdu prior to this tour's departure date. Travelers arriving into Chengdu on the departure date of the tour will be met by the guide at the airport and redirected to their continuing flight to Xi'an. Please inform local tour operator of your pickup preference.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Sep-2019

    When picked up at our hotel, we were given paperwork with all the information we would need. (It was nice to have a number to call if there were any questions.) Our guide was Jenny and she filled us in on the history of Xi'an as we drove to the Terra Cotta Warriors. It was incredible to see, but be prepared to squeeze in among crowds. We even got to meet one of the farmers that found the warriors and wrote a book. After lunch we drove around the city wall and explored the area. We had to pay extra, but ended the long day with a massage.

  • 24-Oct-2016

    This was an excellent tour although pretty long since flying adds extra hours at each end of the trip, meaning that there wasn't quite enough time for all the things we would have liked to linger over. The Terracotta Warriors are amazing of course, and the lunch at the Museum was fun since we could see noodles being made. Our guide Coffee took us first to see the archaeologists in action which was a fabulous opportunity for us! Our City Wall visit was short for lack of time and lack of visibility on that day, but that was fine. Coffee was full of information at both stops about the military details and that enhanced both stops. It might be helpful to read up a bit on the Warriors though to be sure you have the background since you might not get enough info from your guide depending on your interests. Our final stop at the Muslim Quarter was too rushed because I'd spent so much time enjoying the Warriors the main reason for my trip, so my own fault but I wish we'd had more time there. What an amazing place!! We were there close to dinner time so the place was packed with people enjoying the ambiance and food! If you want enough time to really enjoy all these locations, and the ones we missed, I'd suggest you take a couple days instead. But if you only have one short day as we did, this packs in a lot of the highlights!

  • 20-Jun-2016

    The trip from Vhengdu to Cian was superb. The taxi arrived early to take us to the airport and gave us our e tickets. I think this information should have been given to us prior the this as I was worried we wouldn't get the the airport. We were met in Xian by an excellent guide called Rosa and her driver. Rosa's knowledge was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the Terracotta Warriors, City Wall and My slim Street. Our flight back was good and the driver was there to meet us on arrival as arranged. We would recommend Viator and will book with them again.

  • 15-Jun-2015

    A very busy day, started at 0530 drive to airport and ended at 2200 returning to the hotel in Chengdu but thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the long day. We had our own guide and driver she was great, learnt the fascinating history of the Emperor Xin, the Terracotta warriors story etc. Excellent experience. Good local lunch. Overall, excellent trip and well organised - for one of those, just have to, trips!

  • 26-Oct-2014

    Excellent tour, it was a very early start and was organised through Samtours. We booked 2 tours through this company with Viator but needed details for our visas and Sam was very helpful so we ended up using his company for the whole week. We were picked up from the airport when we arrived in Chengdu and driven to our hotel. We did this tour and had an excellent guide called Rosa who organised a wheelchair for me at The Terracotta Warriors Museum and took lots of photos of my daughter and me. We also used Samtours to do a chengdu City tour including a visit to the panda garden, to do a volunteer day at the Woolong Panda Centre, to visit the Lehsan Giant Buddha, The Chinese Opera and the irrigation system and mountain.Samtours also took us back to the airport when we returned home. We had the same driver all week Mr Cheung who was an excellent driver and we always felt safe with him even though Chengdu is very busy. We had excellent tour guides all week. I would like t say a big thank you to Sam, Mr Cheung, Lilleth, Andy, Rosa, and Carol for looking after us and giving us excelent memories of China