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My husband and I enjoyed a great day tour of Xi'an with our guide Coco. Her assistance and input at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum was invaluable in helping us negotiate our way through the crowds and take advantage of views from the best vantage points. She also took some great photos for us. We continued to benefit from Coco's advice and support regarding our optional activities and when we expressed an interest, she also ensured we were introduced to only genuine jade items and in particular those originating from the immediate region. Thanks for a great tour and great guide!
Fantastic tour and very knowledgeable tour giude Grace who adapted the tour to shut our needs. The tour was well organised and went smoothly, we also had a trip to a Muslim Quarter and Xian city Wall, both unforgettable experiences! Highly recommend this tour!
I can't say enough great things about our private customized tour! Our guide, Lisa, was so experienced and knowledgeable about every aspect of our day. We started out with our ride in the van, learning about the city of Xi'an and the history of the Emperor Qin. Once to the site, Lisa was invaluable in helping us to purchase our tickets, even loaning us the cash we needed since we didn't know we couldn't use our credit cards or WeChat. Lisa was terrific at giving us information to note and appreciate the warriors. She also had a great sense of the logistics and how to move us through the crowds at the site, not an easy task for six of us ranging from 26 to 76 years of age!
With the input from Lisa, our choices for the afternoon were visiting a silk factory and the Banpo village. At the factory, I enjoyed learning about how silk is made and seeing the threads woven into cloth.
Now the Banpo village...this is where Lisa really was outstanding. We had actually run out of our 8-hour time frame, but she was so passionate about history and was willing to take us to the museum where we went through the museum as the staff turned out the lights after us. This 6,000 year-old village came alive to us as Lisa told us stories of the discovery and pointed out features of the site. I was deeply touched to think about the people so long ago living in organized cooperative communities, taking care of their children and burying their dead.
Lisa is an extremely talented guide and a wonderful person. Thank you for sharing the day with us, Lisa!
Our guide was great and it was the easiest way to get there and around. She helped us all the way through tickets etc and knew a lot about the Warriors etc. A very good full day excursion. Our driver was also masterful in handling the chaotic traffic of Xian.
Privé chauffeur met privé gids die goed Engels sprak. Bij appartement opgehaald en teruggebracht.
Vertelde op de achterbank van de autorit alles over het terracotta leger en beantwoordde al onze vragen. Super!!
Erg informatieve en leuke dag ondanks het wat mindere weer.
azizan hawa Malaysia
Highly recommended and the trip to the terracotta museum was the main reason of our trip to Xian. The museum was indeed awesome. Our guide Agnes was wonderful she is very knowledgeable and of great help. She went the extra mile to help us even after the trip
Our tour with Linda was one of the highlights of our trip to China. She was flexible and responsive to our interests in structuring a custom itinerary that combined the terracotta warriors with the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi History Museum and that avoided potentially long lines at those sites. Her knowledge and love of the material came through clearly, especially when she pointed out details we might have otherwise missed on our own. Beyond the sight-seeing, she also had interesting things to say about modern life in China. We would recommend Linda without reservation.
Our guide, Nancy, was great! She has been guiding tours in Xian for several years so not only did she know a lot of information about the warriors, but she knew all the good places to dodge crowds for a good view of the pits. We really appreciated that she was happy to talk about the region and could answer any question we had, either about the warriors or the endless pomegranate fields we drove through. She picked a great place for lunch and told us a lot about the local culture. We really enjoyed the tour of the Muslim quarter and mosque, we learned all about the food of the region. She then wrote down directions to some of the other sites we wanted to see while we were in Xian. Nancy was friendly, informative, and really added to our enjoyment of Xian and the terracotta warriors.
Linda was amazing. Incredible english, answered all questions fully and nothing was too much trouble. Linda collected us from our hotel at a pre-arranged time, she respected our pace so we didn't feel rushed or like we were spending too long anywhere. She suggested somewhere for lunch and told us about local food, even ordered for us. She was very open about what we did after the terracotta warriors and happily took us to the wild goose pagoda, of which she was very knowledgable and engaging. Linda even explained what a local street food was and helped me purchase some! Very friendly, respectful and engaging - best tour we had on our trip!
Starting with the terra cotta warriors what tourist would come to Xian without the entombed warriors on their list? is pretty obvious, and we chose the Muslim quarter and city wall as our other destinations. Viator offer these three as a set tour and includes lunch, but as a private customizable tour with only two people on board we were not bound to somebody else's timetable. Our tour guide, Grace, was lovely, and made our passage through the sites as unfussed as possible. Recommended.
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