Experience the unique culture and ancient history of Xian with one of our western English speaking historians, all of whom have degrees in Chinese Studies:

During this eight hour tour you will see the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and learn about the brilliant and yet tyrannical Emperor that commissioned them; visit a kiln and see how the Terracotta Warriors were made; choose from a range of delicious restaurants selected with Western tastes in mind; explore the city’s Muslim Quarter and Grand Mosque; and get a fantastic view of the city cycling around its ancient protective walls.

Only with Newman Tours will you gain a deeper understanding of this home to ten ancient dynasties.

Schedule (8 hours)

• Your native English speaking guide will collect you from a location in Xian of your choosing with a Chinese chauffeur and private vehicle with air-conditioning and seat-belts.

• Drive to the site where the first Emperor of China is buried. On the way there your guide will set the scene by describing the Warring States era from which this tyrannical ruler emerged victorious.

• Gasp with amazement when you first set eyes on the legendary Terracotta Warriors, and then hear your guide explain how and why they were made.

• Examine the warriors more closely, and find out what incentives they were offered to ensure victory.

• Whilst visiting the Terracotta Warriors, see one of China’s 64 national level treasures nearby, an object considered so valuable it is never allowed to leave the country.

• Visit a nearby kiln and see for yourself how the Terracotta Warriors were made. In addition, your guide will show you videos and photos showing what they originally looked like and conveying the incredible technical feats involved in their production.

• Enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch at one of Newman Tours’ carefully selected restaurants, all of which have been chosen with Western tastes in mind.

• Explore Xian’s Muslim quarter and visit its Grand Mosque. In doing so you will discover the city’s historical connections to the famous Silk Road.

• Walk or cycle around Xian’s ancient city walls, where your guide will explain whom they were intended to keep out, and what their unexpected consequences were.

  1. Be driven to a finishing point of your choosing.

  1. For optional extras please see below or click here for our Two Day Tailored Best of Xi’an Itinerary

To make an enquiry or booking, call (0086) 138 1777 0229 or email

One Day Tailored Best of Xi’an Tour


Pricing includes eight-hour tour with English native-speaking tour guide, pick up and drop off from a location of your choice, private vehicle and chauffeur throughout, all entry fees, and a delicious lunch. Please note that Private Excursions require a minimum of three adults or the financial equivalent thereof.



Children (under 14, accompanied by a parent or guardian)


Terms and Conditions

• This tour must be booked at least three days in advance.

• Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance of scheduled meeting times to ensure we can start on time.

• Payments must be made in Chinese Renminbi at the end of the tour.

• Confirmatory identification may be necessary for both children and students.

• Every two children (under the age of 16) must be accompanied by at least one responsible paying adult.

• Guests who take part in Newman Tours do so at their own risk.

• In the case of access restrictions, Newman Tours reserves the right to replace content on this tour with

   equivalent activities that it believes its guests will also find interesting.


Find out about the men that served in Qin Shi Huangdi’s armies, and discover the secrets that gave them the edge over their enemies.

See what the Terracotta Warriors originally looked like on your native English speaking guide’s iPad.

Walk, cycle or even tandem around Xian’s ancient city walls.

See a unique combination of Islamic and Chinese architecture in Xian’s Muslim Quarter.

See for yourself how Xian once protected itself from its neighbours.

(0086) 138 1777 0229    

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Optional Extras and Alternatives

This tour is tailored to you, so you might like to replace some of the above itinerary with the following places:

  1. The Shaanxi History Museum

  2. The Big Goose Pagoda

  3. The Beilin Museum (also known as the Forest of Steles Museum)

  4. The Banpo Neolithic Village

  5. The Daming Palace Site of the Tang Dynasty

  6. The Small Goose Pagoda

  7. The Xi'an Museum

To make an enquiry or booking, call (0086) 138 1777 0229 or email