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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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    4.8212 Reviews
    Posted on May 25, 2020
    The Xi’an tour was organized according to the reasonable itinerary plan. Leading by the tour guide, we visited the scenic spots and historic sites and enjoyed delicious snacks in Xi'an. The tour guide did his duty responsibly and answered our questions enthusiastically. Our trip to Xi'an was very happy and unforgettable!
    Posted on May 20, 2020
    The trip was very pleasurable and satisfactory with comfortable accommodation, delicious food, and a professional guide! Our tour guide was Lily. I benefited a lot from her introduction about these ancient scenic spots of Xi'an in detail. The schedule was in place and the time for every attraction was abundant. And the driver was very enthusiastic and experienced.
    Ellen Becker
    Posted on May 10, 2020
    I felt tired because of my poor physical strength but my kids enjoyed a good time on the 3 days Xi’an tour! Although the schedule was tight, the hotel environment arranged was comfortable. I had good rests. The guide was a local who was very kind and introduced us to some famous local snacks; especially the Muslim Quarter could not be missed! The scenic spots were also well explained and the trip was relatively pleasant.
    Posted on May 06, 2020
    Thank TCG and tour guide for their enthusiasm and professionalism. Problems we encountered during our Xi’an trip, especially in the hotel accommodation could be dealt with in time!
    Posted on April 28, 2020
    Very satisfied with the excellent schedule of the 4-day Xi’an tour with Mount Huashan! Climbing Mt. Huashan in winter was a very special experience. The scenery of West Peak cable car was very stunning. But June may be a better month to hike the Huashan. The hotel we stayed in Xi’an was wonderful with great facilities and hospitable ambience. It was so nice to explore the local popular restaurants for our own dinners near the hotel. Xi’an had a beautiful night view, except that it was a little cold in December. ... More
    Jeff Key
    Posted on April 21, 2020
    The sightseeing time on each attraction was well controlled and we really had a good time on our 3 days Xi’an tour. The itinerary was excellent and we were so delighted to see the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses with Lily’s professional explanations. Lily was so dedicated and held a very caring attitude. Well done!
    Stephen Imam
    United Kingdom
    Posted on April 12, 2020
    There was a special car for pickup service. The driver was very punctual and the tour guide was professional and dedicated. Several famous scenic spots had been visited, especially Mt. Huashan, with unique scenery. It was really a worthwhile trip!
    Posted on March 31, 2020
    TCG was an experienced travel company and did a great job of arranging a wonderful Xi’an tour for us! Our guide was very nice throughout the tour. I look forward to traveling with them next time.
    Posted on March 03, 2020
    Our hotel had a good location, near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and was very convenient for sightseeing and dining. Great facility, quality service and hospitable ambience! The meals in the hotel were hearty but I didn’t like them very much. But the local snacks were quite various and delicious! I thought that the City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Mt. Huashan and Muslim Quarter were must-see attractions in Xi’an! When I climbed up to North Peak of Mt. Huashan, I felt quite accomplished. The view from the top of the mountain was really beautiful! If you travel to Xi’an, don’t miss it!! Our 4-day Xi’an tour was fantastic and enriched under Lily’s guidance (a friendly and experienced guide). ... More
    Posted on February 20, 2020
    With Jacky, the Shaanaxi History Museum was quite worth visiting where we saw a large number of exquisite cultural relics and learned some interesting backgrounds to many of the artifacts. A great learning experience on 2 days Xi’an tour!
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