Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2052SHSIC17
While you’re in Shanghai, take a day trip to Xi’an, famous as one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization. You’ll learn about the history of the Chinese dynasties that rose and fell in Shaanxi Province, and visit the famous 2,000-year old Army of Terracotta Warriors, one of the most spectacular archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Then take a walk on the city walls of Xi’an, built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).


  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Round-trip airfares
Discover the rich history and archaeology of ancient China on your day trip to Xi’an from Shanghai. Xi’an served as the center of Chinese civilization, with 13 dynasties basing their capitals here.

After arriving in Xi’an, you’ll visit the impressive Army of Terracotta Warriors. Emperor Qin Shi Huang built this mausoleum starting at the age of 13 (in 246 BC) to prepare for his afterlife. See the 6,000 terracotta figures of warriors and horses, lined in three rows of 210 soldiers. This impressive archaeological discovery is a sight not to be missed!

Feast on a traditional Chinese lunch and then head to the Xi’an city walls. The Xi’an city walls were first built in the early Ming Dynasty and are one of the most complete city walls to survive in China. The walls also serve as one of the largest ancient military defenses in China, measuring 36 feet (12 meters) high.

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14 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

  • Entrance fees to Army of Terracotta Warriors and Xi'an City Walls
  • Round-trip airfare and airport taxes
  • Shanghai and Xi'an airport pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: John C, July 2015

Xian is a fascinating city. The Terra Cotta warriors are stunning and well worth visiting. The highlight of my trip to China. The city of Xian was very beautiful and still has the 13th Century walls intact and a number of other interesting buildings from the 13th Century. A long day but very worthwhile. Air delays into and out of Shanghai Airport make the day even longer

Reviewed by: Marilyn A, December 2014

We had trouble working a visit to the warriors in our itinerary so took advantage of this one day trek. It was a very long day and expensive but we would not have missed the opportunity to see the site. It was breathtaking to say the least. Pictures cannot convey the magnitude of the pits. The fact that each warrior is different is mind boggling and the exacting detail of each warrior is truly spectacular. We also were very impressed with the tour of the city walls of XI'an.

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Tour code: 2052SHSIC17