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                                  Xian is virtually a living history book recording great events from China's past. The Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall are truly highlights of your private Xian tours. Also, you can extend your Xian trip to Luoyang, Chengdu, Pingyao and Lanzhou by convenient high-speed trains.

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                                  When is the best time to take Xian vacation packages?

                                  As one of the hot tourist destinations abundant with historical relics, Xian is favorable for traveling all the year round. However, in view of the climatic conditions, the best time to take a China Xian tour is from March to May and September to October, when the weather is pleasant and sceneries are good. Traveling during the National Day Holiday in the first week of October is not recommended as the main sightseeing spots can be crowded with domestic visitors.

                                  How long should I stay for a basic vacation package?

                                  For the normal sightseeing, two days are needed to cover the main attractions of the city, including the Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque. For those who are interested in China's history and wish to explore the city further, you can extend your Xian travel package to the Famen Temple and Qianling Mausoleum, which requires an extra day.

                                  In addition to the historical sites, the natural landscapes around the city are also attractive, among which the marvelous Huashan Mountain is the best known. If you would like to do the Mountain trip, then another private one day tour is required.

                                  I see you arrange a local family visit in Xian. How long is the visit? Also, do I need to bring gift to the family?

                                  To work as travel consultants, we are travelers too. We know that travel is not merely visiting some famous scenic spots, it is also a way of approaching different lifestyle. That's the reason we arrange a local family visit during our unique Xian tour packages. It is indeed a very good opportunity for clients to get into a residential compound and visit a local family home in a foreign country. Clients will have the authentic home-cooked lunch. If interested, clients can learn to cook Chinese dishes with the hostess.

                                  The family visit including lunch time normally lasts around two hours. There is no need for you to bring gifts to the family. Just feel relaxed, you will know more, learn more, and experience more than you expect. It is highly commended by our former clients who consider that this is the best experience they had in China.

                                  What is the major difference between the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda?

                                  Both Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda are the world heritage sites. From the site itself to the historic value, these two pagodas are quite similar.

                                  By contrast, the big one is indeed more popular from the early time, so it is quite commercial and crowded now, and the admission fee increases a lot. The small one with quite peaceful environment and pleasant scenery is different, and especially it also boasts a museum along with. Besides, this site is totally for free, but with equal and even more value to visit.

                                  Your itineraries include some meals but not all, so what is the approximate cost for a meal at a local restaurant if I have it on my own? Is it easy for me to order from a Chinese menu?

                                  The cost for meals depends on the level of the restaurants you choose and the dishes you order. It normally costs around CNY50 per person for one meal at an ordinary restaurant. Some fancy restaurants cost more, about CNY100 per person or above. Our guide will show you some restaurants near the hotel. Photographic menus are popular at most of the local Chinese restaurants, which makes it easier for you to order dishes on the menu.

                                  What kinds of vehicles would you use for travel?

                                  A responsible travel agency will provide their clients with the optimal services from every aspect. All the vehicles that we use are officially authorized with an operation certificate issued by the Chinese government, and well-equipped with air-conditioning and comfortable seats.

                                  Hereunder we would like to list the types of the vehicles we are using according to the size of the group for your reference.


                                  Ideal No. of Travelers

                                  Besturn (5 seats)

                                  1 to 2

                                  Refine Business (7 seats)

                                  2 to 4

                                  Buick (7 seats)

                                  2 to 4

                                  Toyota Grace (9 seats)

                                  4 to 5

                                  Mercedes Benz Van (12 seats)

                                  5 to 6

                                  Coaster (22 seats)

                                  7 to 12

                                  Yutong (37 seats)

                                  13 to 20

                                  Do our guides and drivers have meals with us?

                                  The guides and drivers will not have meals with clients. However, they will dine at the same restaurant and always be prepared to help you should you need any assistance throughout the entire meal.

                                  For a la carte meals we arrange, your guide will explain the ingredients of the dishes and assist you in ordering the food based on your request and individual preference.

                                  Does your quotation include tipping? Is it a must to tip the guide and driver?

                                  The prices listed on our website do not include tips. Tipping the guide and driver is a recognized way of showing appreciation for the service received and now it has become more customary in China's tourism industry. If the guide and driver's services meet or even go beyond your expectation, you can choose to tip them accordingly.

                                  Are Credit Cards widely accepted? Are Debit Cards accepted by merchants, hotels, restaurants throughout China?

                                  Debit Cards are not used commonly for personal consumption in China. Credit Cards are accepted at the hotels, big restaurants and shopping malls in most of the major cities. We would suggest that clients should prepare with a certain amount of Chinese currency on the basis of the travel dates and destinations before leaving as the Chinese RMB is more popularly accepted by merchants, shops and restaurants.

                                  If you happen to run out of cash when you are traveling, you can withdraw money from the ATM machines with your Credit or Debit Card. With regard to the money exchange, most four-star and five-star hotels offer an exchange service for their guests and it can also be done at banks in downtown area. It is a good idea to tell your Bank that you propose to use your card(s) in China before you travel so as to avoid any problems.

                                  What is the best season to visit Mt. Huashan? Can I do it within one day?

                                  The sceneries on Mt. Huashan vary in each of the four seasons. Generally speaking, the best time as well as the peak season for visiting Mt. Huashan is from April to October. Some people may choose to climb the mountain in winter, but it is not recommended by us as the steps can be very slippery on snowy days, which is not safe for visiting.

                                  It is possible to visit the mountain in a day via cable car. There are two cableways, one is North Peak cable car starting from Wamiaogou and the other is the West Peak cable car starting from Donggoukou. Compared with North Peak, it is easier to walk to the South and East Peak from the West Peak.
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                                    4.8232 Reviews
                                    lloyd Bastida
                                    Posted on January 04, 2021
                                    Thank you to your team, everyone we met in making this an incredible experience. We were pleased to have that Xi'an trip.
                                    Posted on December 21, 2020
                                    This time of our 2 days Xi'an private tour was great. We were very impressed with every aspect and enjoyed every moment of this trip. Our guide Koko was very pleasant, friendly and very experienced and knowledgeable with the touring locations and their history. Both she and the driver were very flexible and accommodating. In our itinerary, we visited the scenic spots with a profound and deep history, including Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. We were surprised at the rich knowledge reserve of the tour guide Koko. She was very excellent! We were also left some time to explore by ourselves. The kind guide gave us much helpful advice!

                                    The hotel Holiday Inn Xi’an Big Goose Pagoda we stayed in had a good location. It had mature surrounding facilities. The waitresses offered high-level service. The room was large and comfortable. But it didn’t have sound insulation and I didn’t sleep very well. It really upset me!
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                                    Pedro Erskine
                                    the United Kingdom
                                    Posted on December 08, 2020
                                    When we arrived at the airport, our guide and driver were waiting for us outside the Baggage Claim Area of Xi’an Airport, giving a warm welcome!
                                    This scene was left us a deep memory for a long time! Most of all, we would like to thank the wonderful trip provided by TCG!!!
                                    Posted on November 23, 2020
                                    This Xi'an tour was a real success! The company of TravelChinaGuide provided us with comprehensive services. The whole journey was very happy and relaxed. Thank you very much for the help and accompany and I’d like to recommend this tour to my friends!
                                    Marleen Kong
                                    Posted on October 28, 2020
                                    My parents were extremely delighted with this Xi'an tour.
                                    There was no shopping stop all the way. The itinerary of this trip was reasonably arranged by the guide. He was pretty professional with a strong sense of responsibility. I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart!!!
                                    Posted on October 25, 2020
                                    Overall, this Xi'an trip was satisfactory except for the bad weather. I was a little vexed because I didn’t like to have a trip on the rainy day. Fortunately, the tour guide comforted me and readjusted the travel plan, then everything was better. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the guide!
                                    Posted on October 12, 2020
                                    For my part, people feel increasing pressure nowadays, a pleasant and useful trip will help to relieve stress, increase enjoyment of life. So I booked a tour with my wife and could have a relaxing holiday. This 6 days tour of Beijing and Xi'an was really an unforgettable experience! Thank you very much for the guide’s help on this tour! The schedule was scientific and reasonable. Every scenic spot had enough time to visit deeply. We had a relaxing and pleasant time! Strongly recommend!
                                    Posted on September 16, 2020
                                    Overall, the Xi’an 4 days tour was enjoyable with some famous scenic spots. However, it took a lot of physical energy, so I would advise the old people to think about it very carefully. With the guide, we visited these scenic spots orderly. Xi’an really would be a worthy choice!
                                    Posted on August 16, 2020
                                    It was my first time to book a tour on TCG. Its service for this trip was efficient and friendly. The journey was compact and rich, including famous scenic spots. The hotel was comfortable and quiet. In particular, the tour guides were patient and provided us with great help, reflecting the enthusiasm of Chinese people. This aroused my admiration for the friendliness of Chinese people. Beijing and Xi'an were two indispensable places for Chinese tours. I highly recommend this 6 days tour of Beijing and Xi'an!! ... More
                                    Posted on August 11, 2020
                                    This was my first time to book a tour group on TravelChinaGuide. I had to say that everything was perfectly arranged and it was a wise choice for my trip! The travel consultant advised me on the most suitable travel route and some dos and don'ts. The tour guides were very responsible and professional. The guide Lily took special care of the elderly. The introduction of scenic spots was also detailed, providing useful background information to help us deeply understand these scenic spots. Thank TCG, thank the tour guides for bringing me this joyful experience! Look forward to visiting China with TCG again! ... More
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