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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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    4.8222 Reviews
    Posted on August 02, 2020
    The Xi’an trip was concluded satisfactorily. Really a pleasant trip! Recommend our tour guide Tracy to you! She was very patient and conscientious. The hotel had a good environment, and its location was very convenient for traveling! Strongly recommend!!
    Posted on July 28, 2020
    We chose Xi'an for this trip to China. Xi’an was the capital intermittently for 13 dynasties in Chinese history. The driver provided a pick-up service on time, and his enthusiasm made us deeply feel the hospitality of the people of Xi'an. The tour guide was very professional with vivid explanations, which made us profoundly feel the vastness and depth of Chinese culture and the unique charm of the historical city. After the trip, we also enjoyed the stunning night scene of Xi'an and felt the magnificence of the flourishing Tang Dynasty. A fairly happy trip!!! ... More
    Posted on July 21, 2020
    The Xi’an 4 days tour booked on TravelChinaGuide was reasonably arranged. The professional interpretation let me feel the profound history and culture of Xi'an and saw the ancient style and charm of China. The magnificent Terracotta Army, beautiful and precipitous Mt. Huashan and hospitable local people, which made my trip full of fun and joy. Xi'an is well worth visiting. I strongly recommend it!
    Posted on July 12, 2020
    I would have no hesitation in recommending this Xi'an day trip and TCG to my friends. All was the best!
    Posted on July 08, 2020
    The hotel was comfortable with perfect facilities and thoughtful services. And it was located in the urban area, which was convenient for us to go for a walk and enjoy the night scenery of Xi'an. Besides, the free and delicious breakfast was also provided. I enjoyed making friends along the way, and in that communicating with different people helped expand my vision and widen my horizons. It was really a meaningful journey!
    Posted on June 28, 2020
    China's unique historical buildings and cultural landscapes could not tear ourselves away!!! Our guide Lily gave a lot of help to me. It was very kind and thoughtful of her to make all the necessary arrangements for us!
    Posted on June 23, 2020
    Beijing and Xi’an were the spots I had been longing for all the time. So I took this opportunity to have a deep visit. This 6 days Tour of Beijing and Xi'an was a little tiring but joyful. It was all owning to the warm and appropriate service provided by TravelChinaGuide! Thanks a lot!
    Dion Standard
    Posted on June 16, 2020
    The tour guide was conscientious and knowledgeable. She made a vivid and humorous explanation for us. Along the way, we got a lot of historical stories of China. The whole journey was so well-orchestrated from start to finish that no one was dissatisfied. Highly recommend!
    New Zealand
    Posted on June 09, 2020
    My wife and I went to Xi'an during the Spring Festival. There were a lot of tourists in each scenic spot. Fortunately, the tour guide's schedule was quite reasonable and we got to the scenic spot before the peak traffic. Really big thanks for the guide! She did a good job!
    Posted on June 02, 2020
    This Xi’an trip was the best and most satisfying one in China. In particular, I would like to thank the tour guide Jacky for his thoughtful arrangements and professional explanations along the way. In order to avoid the crowds , he queued up early to buy tickets at every scenic spot, which saved us a lot of time. Thanks again to Jacky! Good buddy!
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