Meet your private guide in the lobby of your downtown Xi'an hotel at 8am and transfer by air-conditioned private car out of the city to Lintong District. Here, you will visit the Terracotta Army Museum accompanied by your guide who will explain the whole history of the site. The museum is located over a large area nearby to where the first terracotta remains were discovered in 1974 . The museum contains many artifacts from the burial site of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, who died in the late Third Century BCE. The main archaeological site, known as Pit 1, contains over 6,000 terracotta figures of soldiers varying in height depending upon their ranks. You will also see terracotta cavalry horses, chariots and many other small artifacts. Part of your museum visit will include the opportunity to fashion your own terracotta warrior from clay!
After your visit to the Terracotta Army, enjoy lunch at "Da Qin Xiao Yan," a restaurant with a special Qin culture theme, before returning to Xi'an city.
On arrival back in Xi'an, you will visit the ancient Ming Dynasty City Walls built over 600 years ago. The Xi'an city walls are the best preserved in the whole of China and a fine example of Ming Dynasty fortifications. The wall is rectangular with a total length of 8.7 miles (14 kilometers) with watchtowers, corner towers, gate towers and parapet walls. The wall is 39 feet (12 meters) tall affording a good view of the surrounding city and there is a walkway all the way around up to 46 feet (14 meters) wide in places. For the energetic, a walk completely around the walls would take about 4 hours. After coming down from the Xi'an city wall, you will be transferred back to your hotel where your tour ends.
Please note: Miniature Terracotta Warrior-making is not available from Feb 15 to Feb 25 because of Chinese Spring Festival Holidays. During this period, we will arrange you to visit the busy Muslim Food Street with selling more than 200 local snacks. You can try several kinds if you like.