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Express Tour from Shanghai to TerraCotta Warriors in Xian
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Z92, Soft-sleeper Train from Shanghai to Xian

1. The overnight sleeper train is NOT a bullet train. It is a regular express train. It is a 11-12 hours trip.
2. We will only place you in a private compartment for two berths with private bathroom. These are called deluxe compartments available at higher price for USD135/ticket. Private half-bath is only available in deluxe compartments. Regular compartment has NO private bath and contains four berths, so you will share the bathrooms with others in the same carriage. .
3. There is no delay under most weather conditions. Chinese trains are run on time perfectly.
4. Passport photocopy is required to book a ticket.

5. Advanced ticket booking is required.



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One-day Shanghai Express Tour to Terra Cotta Warriors, Army and Horse Museum, and Pandas

Tour Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian from Shanghai 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 amazing attractions。

* You can continue traveling to Beijing by train or air at the end of this tour. You can also leave for any other any other domestic or international destination such as Tibet or Chengdu or Hong Kong.

Detailed Itinerary (TOUR CODE:  XA-EXPRESS1DAY-SH)


You will take a morning flight at 7 or 8 am from Shanghai and arrive in Xian in just 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 Terracotta Warriors.


The Eternal Romance of the Terracotta Warriors


 "Qin Shi Huang drank mercury, thinking it would give him eternal life."
- BBC, April 12, 2021


Xian is China's old resources and also house to the world-famous Terra-cotta Warriors. The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the outcome of one of the most significant ancient excavations of the 20th century. Work is continuous at this website, which is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum. Upon rising the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, later on the first Emperor of all China, had started to help his mausoleum. It took 11 years to end up. It is speculated that lots of buried treasures as well as sacrificial items had actually come with the emperor in his afterlife. A team of peasants uncovered some ceramic while excavating for a well neighboring the royal tomb in 1974. Lifesize terracotta figures of warriors, as well as horses organized in battle developments, are the star features at the museum. They are replicas of what the imperial guard should appear like in those days of pomp and also vigor.

The museum is split into 3 areas: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. They were identified in the order of their discoveries. No. 1 Pit is the biggest, first opened to the general public on China's National Day, 1979. There are columns of soldiers at the front, adhered to by battle chariots at the back. No. 2 Pit, found in 1976, consists of over a thousand warriors as well as 90 chariots of wood. It was revealed to the general public in 1994. Archeologists came upon No. 3 Pit likewise in 1976. It is the command facility of the militaries. It went on screen in 1989, with 68 warriors, a war chariot and also 4 horses. After pausing for lunch at a neighboring restaurant, we'll then 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 City Wall. Xian is one of the few Chinese cities that still has its city wall 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 bordered by a still-functioning Buddhist holy place. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is just one of one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was integrated into the Flavor Empire (618-907) for the study of Buddhist bibles. Although it has been struck by centuries of climate, war and also a seismic task, which ruined most of the original product of the structure, a pagoda by this name and style still feed on the website
Following your visit to either the Big Goose Pagoda or City Wall, you'll be transferred to the Xian train station to go back to Shanghai.


Return Transportation Choices:


1) Take high-speed train #G666 (5:05pm) or #G670 (5:55pm), arriving in Shanghai 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 Shanghai in the afternoon.


2) Take an overnight sleeper train (Z20, Z44, T42, T44) at 19:00 and arrive in Shanghai at 8 am the next day morning.


3. Take an evening flight at 9 pm and arrive in Shanghai in two hours.


Optional Day 2: See the pandas in Chengdu

Attention panda lovers! You can extend your trip to meet the precious Giant Pandas in Chengdu now! Simply take China's famous high-speed bullet train from Xian to Chengdu, the home of pandas. It will take only three hours to get transferred to Chengdu. You will see the most pandas in the world by visiting the Panda Reserve and Research Center. You may also do a full-day voluntary work for the pandas by preparing  food and feeding them in the panda base. The survival of this species has been threatened in the past, so all conservation efforts are of paramount importance. Contact us today to find out how you can be a part of the efforts to preserve the giant pandas of China in a nature reserve.  You will receive a certificate of having been a proud volunteer.   



Shanghai Tour and Complimentary Train Station/Airport Transfer to Xian


Please also keep in mind that we are based in Shanghai, and as your port of entry into China is likely to be Shanghai, please do not hesitate to ask us about our Shanghai city tours, as well as our world famous Great Wall adventure programs. If you wish to combine your Shanghai 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 Shanghai private tour/Great Wall hike only.



*The train authority updates this list often. Here is a reference only.


Train # Departure Arrival
G1970 6:09 13:22
G1974 7:24 14:26
G360 8:36 14:32
G1920 9:28 1629
G1924 11:43 19:06
G1928 12:56            20:19
G1932 14:15 20:31
G1936 16:10 22:54
G1940 17:05 23:33




Train # Departure Arrival
T138 15:56 8:21
Z92 18:56 9:16
D306 22:00 8:40






Learn details of the one-day tour from Beijing, please visit One-Day Tour page.

To Compare the difference above two express tours from Beijing, please visit the Xi'an Express Tour pages.


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