Top 30 Things to do in Xi’an, China

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2-Day Xi'an Tour by Sidecar & Jeep with Cave Dwelling Home Stay
Weave through the Qinling mountains in the sidecar of a speedy motorcycle, stop off at a a
blacksmith to watch traditional forging techniques, and cruise around in a vintage Jeep on this
2-day excursion. Stay at the home of a... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$952
per adult

Ancient City Wall & Big Wild Goose Pagoda Tour
Take a journey through Xi'an and explore its rich history, fascinating architecture, religious monuments, and ancient city wall. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, stop at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, wander around at the Great Mosque, and enjoy a traditional... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Art Tour of Huxian Farmer Paintings with Lunch
Home to an abundance of local artists, a visit to Huxian County gives you the chance to interact with peasant painters who spend their lives creating art. This guided tour takes you to Donghan village, where you're welcomed openly and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$246
per adult

City Wall, Shuyuanmen, Gao Grand Courtyard & Muslim Quarter Walking Tour
Climb the ancient Xi'an City Wall, stroll along the lively and richly cultured Shuyuanmen, witness a performance of shadow puppets, and learn folk paper cutting in Gao Grand Courtyard. A local guide helps you to navigate Xi'an and become immersed... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$125
per adult

Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Show
Experience an enchanting night with the region’s unique cuisine of dumplings and enjoy a show with the charm of traditional Chinese culture. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Evening Tang Dynasty Show with Optional Transfer
Experience the music and dance of China's golden age with an evening of entertainment and culture that brings the Tang dynasty to life. With recreated instruments, hairstyles, dances, and costumes, the show takes you back more than 1,000 years for... Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Full-Day Excursion to Terracotta Army & Han Yang Ling Museums
Discover the recently excavated army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses on an informative full-day excursion. Aside from the thousands of ferocious warriors and their loyal steeds, you also see a plethora of relics kept safe in an underground mausoleum at... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$220
per adult

Luoyang Day Trip on High-Speed Train
Leave Xi’an behind you and take the high-speed train to Luoyang for a full day of exploring the historical sights of the region. Visit the World Heritage-listed site Longmen Grottoes, with its magnificent Chinese Buddhist art, and explore the religious... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$289
per adult

Private Bike Tour of Tibetan Temple & Terracota
Spend a wonderful day exploring the many marvels of Xi'an. Relish in the opportunity to see the world-famous Terracotta Army Museum, enjoy local cuisine in the Muslim quarter, and visit the oldest Tibetan lama temple in Xi'an. Your expert guide... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$198
per adult

Private Day Excursion to Huashan Mountain
Escape the busy city of Xi’an and travel to 1 of the 5 sacred mountains of China—Huashan Mountain. Hike along several tracks and enjoy the unique scenery. Ride on a cable car for magnificent mountain views and learn about the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$179
per adult

Private Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour
If you've already seen the Terracotta Army and want to know what else Xi'an has to offer, this is the tour for you. Join a personal guide for a full day of adventure that lets you experience all the major... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$219
per adult

Private Full-Day Terracotta Army Excursion
Discover ancient civilizations and artifacts that have been unearthed by archaeologist in Xi'an. Visit the Terra Cotta Army Museum which features thousands of intricately carved statues set to guard an emperor's tomb, and Banpo Neolithic Village to see what remains... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$275
per adult

Private Great Mosque & Terracota Army Museum
Embark on a full-day private tour to discover the many interesting sights of Xi'an. Be amazed by the detail of the Terracotta warriors and horses when you visit the museum and a factory to see how they're made. Then soak... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$198
per adult

Private Pagoda, Terracota Tour & Tang Dynasty Show
Meet a private guide and see the Terracotta Army—thousands of crafted warrior and horse sculptures dating back over 2,000 years. Afterward, learn more about Xi-an's ancient history at the white goose pagoda and a dumpling banquet featuring imperial music and... Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$198
per adult

Private Qianling Mausoleum & Famen Temple Tour
Visit the greatest archaeological sites in Xi'an on this private day tour. Discover rare ancient artifacts from the Han and Tang dynasties at Qianling Mausoleum, and take in the spiritual settings at the Famen Temple—one of the most sacred Buddhist... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per adult

Private Shaanxi History Museum & Pagoda Tour
Experience the history of one of China's Four Great Ancient Capitals with this half-day tour of Xi'an. With a personal guide, you can explore the sights and relics that defined this gateway to the Silk Road, and what made it... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$135
per adult

Private Terracotta Army & Customized City Tour
Xi'an is one of the oldest great cities in China, and this tour shows you a living history of events from the country's past. Your guide can take you to the sights that interest you most, from the Terracotta Army... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$200
per adult

Private Terracotta Army Tour with Airport Transfer
See one of China's oldest and most iconic monuments with a visit to the Terracotta Army. This tour includes convenient transportation to or from Xi'an Xianyuan Airport, along with a private driver and guide, and shows you one of the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$270
per adult

Private Xi'an 1-Day Tour by Jeep
Spend the day touring the historic region around Xi'an, one of China's ancient capitals. Witness modern-day cave dwellings carved from loess rock, and after lunch, visit the phenomenal archaeological excavation of the Terracotta Army, marveling at thousands of unique soldiers... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$430
per adult

Private Xi'an Day Trip from Guangzhou with Airfare
Examine the ranks of an ancient terracotta army, investigate artifacts at an intriguing museum, and enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride atop a stone wall that dates back to 194 BC. Escape the bustle of Guangzhou and fly to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$970
per adult

Private Xi'an Full Day Tour
Experience the Xi'an in 1 day on this luxurious and adventurous private tour. Explore the city's most famous sites and districts, relish a delicious Chinese lunch, and visit important religious buildings. Your knowledgeable guide entertains you with interesting tips about... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$263
per adult

Tang Dynasty Show & Dumpling Banquet
Combine a feast of delightful Chinese cuisine with the music, dance, and colorful dress of the Tang dynasty in this lively evening of exclusive entertainment. This dumpling banquet and 8-part live show lets you see the sights, sounds, and tastes... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$215
per adult

Terracotta Army & Banpo Village Tour
Uncover remnants of ancient civilizations on an unforgettable journey. Explore the Terracotta Army Museum where you can see thousands of ancient statues, having the chance to watch how these were made at a ceramics factory. Then visit Banpo Neolithic Village... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$88
per adult

Terracotta Army & Factory with Train Station Pickup
Scope out squadrons of dusty clay warriors, investigate exhibits detailing ancient dynasties, and browse for colorful handicrafts at a local artisan market. Visit Xi'an's Terracotta Army with a knowledgeable guide, tuck into a tasty lunch, and enjoy a convenient ride... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$126
per adult

Terracotta Army & Mausoleum with Train Station Pickup
Check out thousands of clay soldiers guarding an ancient tomb, see skilled workers create replica artifacts, and get up-close looks at the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Get picked up from your Xi'an hotel or the train station and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$126
per adult

Terracotta Army, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum & Banpo Neolithic Village Tour
Xian served as China's capital throughout 13 dynasties and showcases an abundance of history that reveals the city's rich heritage. This full-day tour shows you the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, and the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$200
per adult

Terracotta of Han Yang Ling Mausoleum VIP Day Tour
Find yourself touring ancient Chinese sites including the Han Yang Ling Mausoleum and Shaanxi History Museum on this day tour. Enjoy a delicious Chinese dumpling lunch and learn about the region’s history from your tour guide. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$359
per adult

Terracotta Warriors Army & Horses Day Tour
Visit the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses, one of the most significant archaeological groundworks of the 20th century. Explore more than 6,000 terracotta sculptures and Emperor Qin's Mausoleum. Visit the Banpo ruins, home to artifacts of a Neolithic matriarchal community.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$119
per adult

Xi'an City Highlights Half-Day Tour
Discover Xi’an’s sights and history—with so much of it lying on the city’s grounds—on this half-day tour. Explore antiques at the Shaanxi History Museum and marvel at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda—a Buddhist temple and symbol of the city of... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$73
per adult

Xi'an Small Group Night Walking Tour
Explore Xi'an under the cover of darkness as you wander the lamp lit streets with a knowledgeable guide leading the way. Taste delicious local snacks in the Muslim quarter and see 2 of the city's most famous towers. Then continue... Read More

$72
per adult

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