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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.

Vehicles

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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    Teresa Kadota
    Australia
    Posted on October 13, 2019
    I had desired to go to China for a long time. I wanted to visit this country with a rich history and taste the variety of Chinese food there. The desire was fulfilled finally! The most impressive of this 6 days Tour of Beijing and Xi'an was the service of airport transfer. The tour guide contacted me in advance to determine the time and place, and the attitude was very friendly. She was very considerate, always reminded us to put safety first.
    Dustin
    Australia
    Posted on October 12, 2019
    Under the guidance of Lily, the tour was very satisfactory and the itinerary was considerate reasonable. She was very enthusiastic and conscientious. Because I was traveling alone, she helped me a lot. Thank you for taking care of me. A very satisfying trip!
    Charlene
    Canada
    Posted on October 08, 2019
    With all aspects considered, the most desirable place that I wanted to visit was Xi'an in China. The simple reason was that it is a charming ancient city full of treasures and saintly relics. The journey was generally good and satisfactory. Thank you for the professional service of the beautiful guide. Her explanation was very humorous and comprehensive. Compared with the knowledge about Chinese culture and history learned by TV and books, the effect of on-site learning was better. These Xi’an tours were very pleasant! Strongly recommend! ... More
    Edward Debruce
    USA
    Posted on September 28, 2019
    This trip proved that the choice of going to Xi'an during the Chinese New Year was really a good idea except for being a little crowded, and everywhere was full of Chinese festival atmosphere. At the same time, Xi'an was also a city with a perfect combination of ancient and modern civilizations. The short Xi’an 4 days tour made me appreciate the elegance and charm of the Qin and Tang Dynasties of China. The tour guide, who combined history with detailed and vivid explanations to give us a deeper understanding of the charming city. ... More
    Richard Thomas
    Australia
    Posted on September 28, 2019
    It was a fairly satisfying trip and the itinerary of the Xi’an 2 days tour to Terracotta Army, Yangling Mausoleum was very famous. The hotel and breakfast were quite comfortable and satisfying. Especially the tour guide, the service was professional and attentive, and patient to answer each visitor's questions. Xi'an has a long history, so it is necessary to choose a good tour guide to make your tour more joy! Wish you have a good time!
    Karen Earle
    USA
    Posted on September 26, 2019
    I took my children this trip. Let them learn Chinese traditional culture and they would certainly benefit a lot. When we went to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, there were a lot of tourists. If you are interested in this scenic spot, I suggest that off-season will be more appropriate. On the third day, we went to Mt. Huashan, one of the most famous mountains in China. When we returned to the hotel that day, my little son was not feeling well. The guide bought some medicine for him. Thank very much for the kind help. In addition, drivers are particularly responsible for our safety. Really an unforgettable trip! ... More
    Debbie L.
    Canada
    Posted on September 24, 2019
    The tour guide was a beautiful Chinese girl, who was very responsible and patient. Because she was specialized in scenic spot interpretation and with strong communication and negotiation skills, we did an excellent Xi’an 4 days tour. This trip made me enjoy the different customs and cultures around China. Friendly service and low prices of TravelChinaGuide all contribute to visitor’s satisfaction. The delicious food, comfortable hotel, and friendly staff made my trip a truly wonderful and memorable experience! ... More
    Joungso Loon
    United States
    Posted on September 16, 2019
    Everything was well arranged and well served. This trip was free of compulsory consumption. These scenic spots gave me a tangible experience of the atmosphere and details of the ancient capital during the 13 dynasties.
    Tiffany Freestone
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 16, 2019
    This Xi’an 3 days tour had a happy ending. The profound history and culture, the old alleys, streets, and lanes all exuded the unique charm of the ancient city of Xi'an, and the numerous high-rise buildings highlighted the development potential of the ancient city. At the same time, I would like to thank my tour guide for her skilled historical and cultural knowledge, which highlights her professional ability, and her professional ethics by not promoting tourism products. Such a guide add luster to our Xi'an trip and TravelChinaGuide! Once again, many thanks to the cool guide and the team with high-efficiency& capability! ... More
    Felix
    Singapore
    Posted on September 15, 2019
    Eventually, I had the chance to take my son to Xi'an for a trip. I booked a 2 days Xi'an private tour on TravelChinaGuide. I felt very satisfied. And no shopping promotion was made during the whole journey. The scenic spots arrangement was also reasonable and satisfactory. We went to all the places we wanted to go.
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