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4 Days Xian Terracotta Warrior Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Once in A Life Time Trip


Xian is another great option besides Beijing if you have 4 or 5 days to spend during your layover in Tianjin. This city is widely believed as the greatest ancient capital of China, and known as the starting point of ancient Silk Road. Its Terracotta Warriors is praised at the 8th Worlds’ Wonders, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that one should visit once in a life time. This tour starts from the cruise port once you arriving at Tianjin, then takes you to take a fashionable bullet train to Xian (about 6hrs) to visit the Terracotta Warriors, cycle on the ancient City Wall, savor at local delicacies… After the tour, you will take a flight back to Tianjin.

Highlights of this tour

  • Tailor-made tour package which includes private tour guide and vehicle, attraction fees, accommodation, airports and train stations pick up and drop off, local well-selected restaurants;
  • Take a high speed bullet train from Tianjin to Xian, and return by nonstop flight;
  • Tour the World’s 8th Wonder, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Terracotta Warrior in less crowded morning time;
  • Learn about the diverse Chinese culture in a single city – Buddhist Culture in Big Wild Goose Pagoda, ancient relic treasures in Historical Museum, local food and snack culture in Muslim Quarter;
  • Enjoy a leisure half day tour in Tianjin before getting back to your cruise.

Basic Trip Information

from $771
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Tianjin International Cruise Port - Xian - Tianjin - Tianjin International Cruise Port
Travel Length:
4 Day and 3 Night
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Tianjin Cruise Port - High Speed Train to Xian

Our English speaking tour guide and driver will meet you at around 8:30am in Tianjin International Cruise Port, then escort you to train station to catch a high speed bullet train to Xian. You will arrive at Xian after about 6 hours' ride, then be picked up by our Xian local tour guide and driver at the railway station. Drive from the railway station to downtown to check in your hotel. The rest of today is free for you to relax in this China's greatest ancient capital city.

Day 2 Xian Terracotta Warriors Tour ( B,L )

After breakfast, drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world - the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

After lunch, return back to Xian to take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern Xian while you leisurely examine this well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide with a total circuit of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.

Optional activities: 1). Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall; 2). Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show (usually from 8pm to 9pm) after a hearty dumpling dinner at a local restaurant.

Terracotta Warriors in XianOur guests biking on the Ancient City Wall
Day 3 Xian - Flight to Tianjin ( B,L )

After breakfast, head to Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height of 64.5 meters, was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to preserve classic scriptures he bought back from India during the early Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character for Tang Seng in the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100 BC to 907 AD). (Note: Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction because of possible heavy tourists crowds during July, August and early September - Summer School Holidays. Your travel consultant and tour guide will let you know if the adjustment is necessary.)

After the tour, you will be escorted to the airport to catch your flight back to Tianjin. You will arrive at Tianjin Binhai International Airport after about 2 hours' fly. Be picked up by local tour guide and driver and escorted to check in your hotel. Have a good rest!

Big Wild Goose PagodaShaanxi History Museum
Day 4 Tianjin City Tour - Cruise Port Departure ( B, L )

After breakfast, you will start today's Tianjin city exploration. You’ll first take a visit to the most eye-catching building in Tianjin - Porcelain House (China House). It is a private museum decorated with about 400 million pieces of ancient Chinese ceramic chips and over 13,000 ancient Chinese porcelain vases, plates and bowls. You’ll have unique experience in this beautiful, gorgeous, interesting, special building. Later, continue to visit the Shi Family Courtyard, which is a large and well-kept civil residence with unique features of Qing Dynasty in north China.

The lunch will be a fantastic Dim Sum lunch at Riverside 66. After lunch, go to enjoy a leisue stroll on the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, where you can enjoy the special architectural styles, take folk crafts, and taste the delicious local snacks. Don’t miss Yangliuqing painting gallery and painted clay sculpture of Clay Figure Zhang and Tianhou Palace in the middle of the Ancient Culture Street.

Lastly, you will be escorted to return to your cruise ship at around 5pm. Our service ends.

Hilarious Tianjin Ancient Culture Street Porcelain House (China House) was decorated by chinawares entirely

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