Top 50 Things to do in Xi’an, China

Come visit Xi'an! Expedia makes it easy to book Xi'an tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Xi'an for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Xi'an sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Xi'an attractions.

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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

$914
per Traveler

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

$86
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

$236
per Traveler

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

$120
per Traveler

De Fa Chang Dumpling Banquet with Private Transportation
If you thought dumplings were just a simple appetizer, think again. At De Fa Chang—a veritable temple to the filled-dough food—you can feast on dumplings prepared using a variety of cooking techniques. Discover the Chinese art of the dumpling during... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$109
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

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$99

$89
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 Traveler

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

$211
per Traveler

Guided Fule International Ceramic Art Museum Tour & Pottery-Making Class
Discover the ancient tradition of pottery-making when you visit the Fuping Ceramic Art Village and FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum. During your tour, learn about the art, see over 10,000 global ceramics pieces, and then try your own hand at... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$256
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 Traveler

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

$195
per Traveler

Private City Walls Customized Tour with Airport Transfer
Get a look at the grandeur and scale of imperial China with a tour of historic attractions in the modern metropolis of Xi'an. This outing shows you the city walls, one of the largest medieval defensive systems in the world,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$211
per Traveler

Private Cooking Class & Terracotta Army Museum Tour
Immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural flavors of China with a private cooking class in Xi'an, followed by a guided tour of the Terracotta Army Museum. Learn to fix sumptuous Chinese dishes with fresh ingredients, and dive into the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$300
per Traveler

Private Customized Half-Day or Full-Day Tour in an Uber Car
Explore the urban sights of Xi'an with a professional Uber driver, choosing either a half-day or full-day experience. Soak up as much as you can about the history of the ancient city while enjoying the convenience of not having to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per Traveler

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 Traveler

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

$197
per Traveler

Private Full-Day Hike on Mount Hua
Roam the majestic heights of Mount Hua on this day-long adventure in nature. Take a cable car up sheer granite faces of the mountain and revel in the view from 5,295 feet (1,614 m) in the air. With a private... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$169
per Traveler

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

$248
per Traveler

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

$195
per Traveler

Private Guided Tour to Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Beilin Museum
Get a glimpse into Xi'an's past during a private tour to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Beilin Museum. While you visit, discover an impressive example of Tang Dynasty architecture and marvel at a sprawling collection of age-old stone steles... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$303
per Traveler

Private Half-Day or Full-Day Discovery Tour
Spend a half- or full-day exploring Xi'an, the site of the Terracotta Army. Choose to focus your time exclusively on the archaeological site at the museum, or expand your private tour to include sightseeing of fascinating historic landmarks in the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$110
per Traveler

Private Minivan: Xi'an Xianyang Airport (XIY)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Xi'an Xianyang Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Xi'an Xianyang Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$52
per Vehicle

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

$195
per Traveler

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 Traveler

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

$122
per Traveler

Private Standard Car: Xi'an Xianyang Airport (XIY)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Xi'an Xianyang Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Xi'an Xianyang Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$52
per Vehicle

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

$192
per Traveler

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

$259
per Traveler

Private Terracotta Museum & City Wall Tour with Roundtrip Transportation
Step into the enigmatic chambers of The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, where thousands of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of an ancient Chinese emperor stand frozen in time. Visit the city of Xi’an to walk around the primeval wall... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$268
per Traveler

Private Tour of Banpo Ancient Ruins & Terracotta Army Museum
Explore 2 of Xi'an's fascinating cultural sites with your own personal guide leading the way. First, discover the ancient ruins of the matriarchal Banpo Village, and then survey the impressive, life-size warriors at the Terracotta Army Museum. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$369
per Traveler

Private Tour of Famen Temple & Qianling Mausoleum
Discover 2 of Xi'an's significant cultural sites with your own personal guide leading the way. First, delve into the history of the Tang Dynasty at the Qianling Mausoleum, and then learn about the fascinating relics at the Buddhist pilgrimage site... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$433
per Traveler

Private Tour of Han Yang Ling Mausoleum & Banpo Neolithic Village
Enjoy a private tour experience of 2 of Xi'an's fascinating destinations, Hang Yang Lin Mausoleum and Banpo Museum. Delve deep into ancient Chinese history as you explore these sites with a private guide to accompany you. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$358
per Traveler

Private Tour to Qinling Wildlife Park
Discover the largest wildlife park in Northwest China on a guided tour of its many exhibitions. See over 300 species of wild animals—totaling more than 10,000 animals in all—as a friendly and knowledgeable guide shares fascinating information about there lives... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$349
per Traveler

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

$412
per Traveler

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 Traveler

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

$237
per Traveler

Skip-the-Line Shaanxi Museum & Wild Goose Pagoda
Combine a visit to the incredible Shaanxi Museum with the chance to climb to the top of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Immerse yourself in the ancient capital of X'ian and discover the rich heritage of the Tang Dynasty as... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$356
per Traveler

Small-Group City Biking Tour with Lama Temple & Muslim Quarter
Enjoy a bicycle ride through the city of Xi'an with an expert guide and a small group. This intimate tour of the city allows you to get a taste of both its varied culture and local snacks. Explore areas including... Read More

$70
per Traveler

Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show with Optional Dinner
Witness the magic of a traditional music and dance show that recreates the splendor of the Tang Dynasty. Watch as skilled dancers perform choreographed routines in traditional costumes, waving colorful ribbons and banging percussion instruments in unison. Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes

2 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per Traveler

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

$194
per Traveler

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 Traveler

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

$191
per Traveler

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

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$359

$323
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

$107
per Adult

Vintage Sidecar Half-Day Tour to Local Village
Experience Xi'an in an extraordinary way as you ride through the winding streets in the bassinet of a vintage sidecar. Your driver is a local who knows the city like the back of their hand. Then, allow them to take... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$680
per Vehicle

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

$66
per Adult

Xi'an Gourmet Walking Night Tour
Let your taste buds do the walking on this delicious evening walking tour through vibrant downtown Xi'an. Make your way down food-focused havens like Muslim Street, gather around tables in local restaurants, and fill up on sweet and savory bites... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$64
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

$66
per Adult

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