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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Xian and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Xian activities? We have 41 tour ideas.


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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Xi’an Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall Bike Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 126.00


Visit the two most popular historical sites of Xi'an on this full-day tour of the ancient city wall and the Terracotta Warriors. Explore Xi'an's old city wall, both on foot and on a bike, as your guide leads you around its different sites. Then visit the World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors of... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Private Tour: Xi’an Bike Adventure Including Tibetan Temple and Terracotta Warriors

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 180.00


See the best of Xi'an — including the UNESCO-listed Terracotta Warriors — and discover local life on a leisurely bike tour led by a private guide. After visiting the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, pedal along Xi'an's ancient city wall. Ride past cafés, antique... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Experience Xi’an: Dumpling Making and Family Cooking Class

Xian, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 34.66


There's no better way to immerse yourself in local Xi'an culture than taking a small-group cooking class! Whether you're a beginner cook or an expert chef, this fun and informative cooking course will get you sautéing, stir-frying and steaming the way the locals do. Don't miss this... Read More

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Day Tours in Xian

Essential Xian - Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Private Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 115.00


Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province and was the fabled starting point for the famous Silk Road. It served as the provincial capital for 13 dynasties spanning a period of 1100 years...

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Day Tours in Xian

Xian Half Day Private City Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 73.00


Since the Terra Cotta Army Museum tour takes up an entire day visitors who extend their stay in Xian for half a day can experience all the history of the city itself...

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Day Tours in Xian

Xian One Day Private City Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 93.00


For those who have seen the Terra Cotta Army Museum there is still a full day of adventure to experience all of Xians major historical sites...

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Day Tours in Xian

XiAn Your Way - Private tour

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 115.00


In XiAn there are must-see museums and landmarks. Then there are those special activities and local destinations that you have always wanted to do. No tour itinerary can cover exactly what you want to see in Shanghai until now.

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Day Tours in Xian

Essential Xian - Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 109.00


Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province and was the fabled starting point for the famous Silk Road. It served as the provincial capital for 13 dynasties spanning a period of 1100 years...

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Day Tours in Xian

Xian Half Day City Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 69.00


Since the Terra Cotta Army Museum tour takes up an entire day visitors who extend their stay in Xian for half a day can experience all the history of the city itself...

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Day Tours in Xian

Xian One Day City Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 87.00


For those who have seen the Terra Cotta Army Museum there is still a full day of adventure to experience all of Xians major historical sites...

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Day Trips

Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 108.99


Xi'an is home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. This full-day tour offers you the opportunity to explore the site, where 7,000 of these life-sized figures were constructed to guard Emperor Qin... Read More

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Day Trips

Small-Group Tour to the Terracotta Warriors and Hot Springs Spa from Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 134.66


Find yourself touring an ancient Chinese site one moment and relaxing with a fish pedicure the next on this full-day guided tour to the Terracotta Warriors and the Huaqing Aegean International Hot Springs Resort and Spa from Xi'an! Your guide will lead you on a comprehensive tour of the Terracotta... Read More

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Dinner Packages

Xi’an Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show

Xian, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 98.99


There is no better way to experience a different culture than to try out the local food, right’ Enjoy a night in Xi'an feasting on a Dumpling Banquet, whilst sitting back and relaxing to a cultural Tang Dynasty Show filled with vibrant costumes, colorful dance and traditional music that have graced the region for centuries. This is a wonderful introduction to this ancient city.

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Food Tours

Xi’an Gourmet Walking Tour at Night

Xian, China
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 44.00


This 3-hour walking tour of downtown Xi'an will surely whet your appetite and satisfy any cravings you may have! Taste ten different kinds of local delicacies and enjoy a wide variety of authentic Chinese dishes on this gourmet tour.

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Full-day Tours

Xi’an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 86.99


Spend a full day exploring the unique history, culture, beautiful architecture and religious monuments of the ancient walled city of Xi'an. One of the capitals of ancient China, this city is also one of the four capitals of the world's ancient civilizations. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum and... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 110.40


This small-group tour will be a feast for your senses as your guide introduces you Xi'an's most popular cultural experiences. Learn about one of China's greatest archaeological finds on a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Emperor Qin's mausoleum. Then dine on a mouthwatering banquet of... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Xi’an Half-Day City Tour - Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 68.99


Explore Xi'an on a half-day city tour and explore the history that lies within the ancient city walls. Tour the Shaanxi History Museum with your professional guide, admire preserved antique relics and learn about the renowned Shaanxi Province and the dynasties that protected the Chinese... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Small-Group Hiking Tour of Hua Shan from Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 166.80


Escape from the city of Xi'an and connect with Mother Nature on this full-day, small-group hiking tour of Hua Shan. Enjoy magnificent aerial and mountain views at Hua Shan's North Peak and challenge yourself to a trek up Green Dragon Ridge to take in more breathtaking views from the East Peak,... Read More

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Multi-day Rail Tours

2-Day Luoyang Private Tour from Xi’an by High Speed Train

Xian, China
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 319.99


Discover the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang on this 2-day private tour of significant historic sites. Learn about Buddhist art and history at the UNESCO-listed Longmen Grottoes and explore the Luoyang Museum to see various ancient relics from China's Zhou Dynasty. Tour the Museum of Luoyang... Read More

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Multi-day Rail Tours

2-Day Pingyao Private Tour: Ancient Town and Shuanglin Temple by High-Speed Train from Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 293.99


This private 2-day tour of Pingyao, led by a knowledgeable local guide, introduces you to Pingyao Ancient Town and beyond. See the old city's main landmarks such as the City Wall, with time to explore the famous Ming-Qing Street or other attractions on your own before a visit to the UNESCO World... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Private Tour in Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors and Hua Shan Hike

Xian, China
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Priced From: USD 327.50


This 2-day private tour in Xi'an will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors and Emperor Qin's mausoleum. Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal in a local family's home and embark on an easy, moderate or challenging hike on Hua Shan, featuring endless scenic views. Your trip... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

2-Night Best of Xi’an Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing with Private Round-Trip Transfer from Airport or Train Station

Xian, China
Duration: 2 nights
Priced From: USD 316.00


See the highlights of Xi'an on a 2-night private tour, including the Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors. Your professional private guide will share historical knowledge of this beguiling city and transport you by private vehicle to each... Read More

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Multi-day Tours in XiAn

Ancient Xian and Terracotta Warriors - 2 Day Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 151.88


Discover Xian and its timeless grandeur. Experience Xians deep culture and history at the Shaanxi History Musuem and Xian Imperial Fine Arts Center respectively. Marvel at the intricate Terracotta Warriors. Also swing by the Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

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Night Tours in Xian

Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Show Private Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 3.5 hours (starts at 18:00)
Priced From: USD 99.00


As you travel around China youll soon discover that each region has its own unique cuisine...

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Night Tours in Xian

Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Show

Xian, China
Duration: 3.5 hours (starts at 18:00)
Priced From: USD 99.00


As you travel around China youll soon discover that each region has its own unique cuisine...

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Terracotta Warriors with Xi’an Airport Transfer

Xian, China
Duration: 6-7 hours
Priced From: USD 137.69


Make the most of your time in Xi'an with this private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors including round-trip hotel/airport transportation. You'll be picked up from either the Xi'an airport or your hotel for a tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Emperor Qin's Mausoleum,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Tomb of Emperor Jingdi with Xi’an Airport Transfer

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 61.91


Make the most of your time in Xi'an with this private tour of the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling Tomb) including round-trip hotel/airport transportation. You'll be picked up from either the Xi'an airport or your hotel for a tour of the tomb, a fascinating ancient Chinese cultural relic similar... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour of Xi’an City Wall, Great Mosque and Terracotta Warriors

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 140.00


Make the most of your time in Xi'an and enjoy this full-day experience of Xi'an's top sites and activities with your own private guide and driver. On this private tour, visit the world-renowned terracotta warriors and admire the city's historical architecture on a walk along the ancient city wall.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Cultural Tour: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Tang Dynasty Show in Xi’an

Xian, China
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 180.00


Enjoy an immersive Chinese cultural experience on this private day tour in Xi'an, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors. With your knowledgeable guide, you'll also visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of the city's long history that serves as a holy place for Buddhists. In... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Independent Tour of Xi’an with Private Transport

Xian, China
Duration: 4 or 8 hours
Priced From: USD 28.99


Spend a full or half day exploring Xi'an's must-see attractions at your leisure with convenient private transportation. With the assistance of your professional and friendly English-speaking driver, navigate the roads of Xi'an comfortably and avoid the confusion of public transportation and hefty... Read More

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Tours around Xian

Classic Han and Tang Dynasty One Day Excursion

Xian, China
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 113.00


Qian Mausoleum the tomb of Emperor Gaozong and his empress Wuzetian is located on the peak of Liangshan 80 kilometers away from XiAn.

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Tours around Xian

Active Xian - Small Group Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 49.00


Become a morning person get active and hit the streets of Xian for this energetic city tour filled with history culture food and fun. Witness daily life in motion find out about local legends and admire historic architecture as you cycle around the iconic city walls of Xian.

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Real Xian Gourmet - Small Group Tour

Xian, China
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 16:00)
Priced From: USD 52.00


Indulge in some of the most popular street snacks in this walking tour of Xians culturally-rich Muslim Quarter. Walk the areas backstreets and alleyways get to know the Hui minority who reside there and see one of the Chinas grandest mosques.

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Tours from Xian

Mount Huashan Day Trip

Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 170.00


Visit Mount Huashan one of Chinas five greatest mountains.

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Tours from XiAn

Luoyang One Day Excursion by High-Speed Train

Xian, China
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 237.00


Hop on a high-speed train and visit Luoyang an ancient city with history over thousands of years. Explore Long Men Grottoes one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. It houses tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples. Go to White Horse Temple the first Buddhist temple in China established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in Eastern Han Dynasty. It is considere

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Tours in Xian

Tang Dynasty Dancing Show in Xian - Private Half Night Tour

Xian, China
Duration: Approximately 3 hours (starts at 18:30)
Priced From: USD 39.31


Experience the cultural night life of historical China with a Tang Dynasty Dancing show!

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Xi’an Xianyang International Airport to Hotel

Xian, China
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 21.60


There's no better way to begin your Xi'an vacation than with a private transfer from the Xi'an airport to your hotel! Avoid the hassle of public transportation or long taxi lines by booking this convenient, air-conditioned private transfer.

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Xi’an Shuttle Transfer: Airport to Hotel Roundtrip

Xian, China
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 46.99


Ensure you have a smooth vacation by planning your airport shuttle connections ahead of time’ Let the professional staff look after you when you arrive in Xi'an. Travel in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles to and from your hotel. Just look out for your name and let the professional team do... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport

Xian, China
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 21.60


Ensure that you don't miss your flight by booking this private transportation service from your hotel to the Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Your friendly driver will get you to the airport in no time in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Xi’an Railway Stations to Hotel

Xian, China
Duration:

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Priced From: USD 17.33


Start your visit to Xi'an stress-free with a private air-conditioned coach transfer from the Xi'an Railway Station or Xi'an North Railway Station to your Xi'an hotel. Book this transfer for a fast, friendly and hassle-free journey to start your vacation right!

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Xi’an Railway Stations

Xian, China
Duration:

Varies


Priced From: USD 17.33


End your visit to Xi'an stress-free with a private air-conditioned vehicle transfer from your hotel to the Xi'an Railway Station or Xi'an North Railway Station. Book this transfer for a fast, friendly and hassle-free journey to your departing train!

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