Wendy, my tour guide was great. Besides being professional she has indepth understanding of Chinese history, she provided great context and background as we visited various sites. Highly recommend her.
We booked this private tour for a party of 3 (two seniors, one adult) and had a wonderful time! Victoria was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and spoke English well. On the drive to the Terracotta Warriors, she gave us a history lesson, along with some popular folklore. Once arrived at the site, we were given the option of which pit we wanted to start with. We opted for Pit 1, which was definitely the most impressive. For each Pit, we had free time to explore and take pictures before meeting again to continue the tour. After the Terracotta Warriors, we opted to grab lunch. I told Victoria that we wanted to try the local noodles (biang biang) and she took us to a spot downtown. She helped us order the noodles and other specialities. Everything was absolutely delicious! After we paid for lunch, Victoria offered to pay for her share, which we declined though it was very much appreciated. Next it was off to the City Wall. There are bike and tram options, but we decided to walk from the East Gate to the South Gate. The walk took longer than usual as member in my party was having some foot problems, but Victoria was very patient. Next we headed to the Muslim Quarter. Victoria treated us to her favorite dessert (persimmon cakes) was which a nice surprise. Then we went to view the drum and bell towers - entrance was not included on this tour, although we were given the option to go up the tower if we wanted to. Afterwards, we were driven back to our hotel. The highlight of this tour was definitely the Terracotta Warriors and Victoria herself!
Kathy our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the various sites and made the experience very interesting. We flew in for a day trip from shanghi and it was definitely worth every penny! I would highly recommend this tour!
our guide, Chris, was wonderful and very helpful on the terracota army tour. She explained everything very clearly and spoke excellent English. We had a brilliant local lunch in a very good place too. However, in the afternoon we went to the city wall and Muslim area of town, which were not so interesting compared to the Steles museum and area around this. The visit to the muslim area should be changed for a tour of the Steles museum, especially as it is at the foot of the city wall.