One-day Beijing Express Tour to
Terra Cotta Warriors, Army and Horse Museum, and Pandas
Tour Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian from Beijing with
the world-famous high-speed bullet train
· Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the
greatest archaeological find in recent memory
· Walk upon Xian's still-standing ancient city wall, a
magnificent achievement in human engineering.
· For those with a tight schedule, this is an excellent
way to experience one of China’s most popular and
Detailed Itinerary (TOUR CODE:
You will take a morning flight at 8
am or 7 am from Beijing and arrive in Xian in two hours.
Upon arriving at Xian Airport
you will be met by your English-speaking guide and
driver. From there, we will drive about an
hour outside the city in order to visit the iconic
Romance of the Terracotta Warriors
Xian is China’s ancient
capital and home to the world famous
Terra Cotta Warriors. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
Museum is the result of the most significant
archeological excavations of the 20th century. Work is
ongoing at this site, which is around 1.5 kilometers
east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum. Upon
ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin
Shi Huang, later the first Emperor of all China, had
begun to work for his mausoleum. It took 11 years to
finish. It is speculated that many buried treasures and
sacrificial objects had accompanied the emperor in his
afterlife. A group of peasants uncovered some pottery
while digging for a well nearby the royal tomb in 1974.
Life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses
arranged in battle formations are the star features at
the museum. They are replicas of what the imperial guard
should look like in those days of pomp and vigor.
The museum is divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit,
No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were tagged
in the order of their discoveries. No. 1 Pit is the
largest, first opened to the public on China's National
Day, 1979. There are columns of soldiers at the front,
followed by war chariots at the back. No. 2 Pit, found
in 1976, contains over a thousand warriors and 90
chariots of wood. It was unveiled to the public in 1994.
Archeologists came upon No. 3 Pit also in 1976. It is
the command center of the armed forces. It went on
display in 1989, with 68 warriors, a war chariot and
four horses. After pausing for lunch at a nearby
restaurant, we’ll the drive back to Xian.
Once we’re back in Xian you’ll get
a chance to walk or take a bike ride around
Xian's still functioning
Xian is one of the few Chinese
cities that still has its
intact (Photo: Riding bicycle on City Wall).
If the city wall is not for you, we could
instead visit the
Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This pagoda is
surrounded by a still functioning Buddhist temple (named Da Ci’en Temple). The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of
the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda
was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the study of
Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by
centuries of weather, war and seismic activity, which
destroyed most of the original material of the
structure, a pagoda by this name and style still exists
on the site.
Following your visit to either the
Big Goose Pagoda, or City Wall, you’ll be taken to the
Xian train station to go back to Beijing.
1) Take high-speed
train #G666 (5:05pm) or #G670 (5:55pm),
arriving in Beijing before midnight. If you are in a rush and want to
skip the Big Goose Pagoda or City Wall, you are take an
earlier train G662 at 2:40 pm to come back to Beijing in
2) Take an overnight sleeper train
(Z20, Z44, T42, T44) at 19:00 and arrive in Beijing at 8
am the next day morning.
3. Take an evening flight at 9 pm
and arrive in Beijing in two hours.
Optional Day 2:
See pandas in Xian (temporarily suspended)
Attention panda lovers! You can
stay an extra night in Xian to see
as several other precious species (Golden Monkeys,
Clouded Leopards, etc.) that you won't see in a regular
zoo! You can see all of this and more as we take you to
the Louguantai Wild Animal Breeding And Protection
Center, merely a two-hour drive from Xi'an. Contact us
today to find out how you can visit this animal
Beijing Tour and Complimentary Train
Station/Airport Transfer to Xian
Please also keep in mind that we are based in Beijing,
and as your port of entry into China is likely to be
Beijing, please do not hesitate to ask us about our
Beijing city tours,
as well as our world famous
Great Wall adventure programs. If you wish to
combine your Beijing private tour/Great Wall (private
tours) with us, we'll give
you a free train station or airport transfer from your
train/flight to Xian. Please keep in mind that this is
with a Beijing private tour/Great Wall hike only.
BULLET TRAIN SCHEDULE
*The train authority
updates this list often. Here is a reference only.
details of the two-day tours, please visit the
Two-Day Xian Tour (Code: EXBJXA-BULLET) page.
re the difference above two express tours, please visit the
Xi'an Express Tour
travel options and tour programs about Xi'an from
Beijing or Shanghai.
Beijing-Xian One-day Train Tour (Code: P-BJXIAN-OV)
Beijing/Shanghai-Xian One-day Flight Tour (Code:
Beijing/Shanghai-Xian Two-day Flight Tour (Code: