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All Reviews for Sightseeing Tours in Xian

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Full Day Historical Tour of Xi'an with Terracotta Army Visit

Reviewed by: CityDiscovery, 2016/11/23

After researching the Terra Cotta Warriors, I was debating whether to try to go on my own or with a tour, and was *so thankful* that I went with City Discovery. Pick-up was exactly on time and transportation directly to the museum was incredibly comfortable. A couple on the tour had tried to go by public bus the day before and once they saw the line, headed straight back to their hotel to book the tour! Our guide, Chelsea, was super informative and had a hilarious way of referring to herself in the third person. I didn’t think I’d enjoy the stop at the ceramic factory before going to the warriors, but it ended up being very good because we learned how to differentiate the warriors by their hairst<x>yles and garments. It’s pretty noisy and crowded inside the actual pits, so the quiet of the factory was much appreciated. Lunch was tremendous. So many courses came out to the table, it reminded me of an Asian wedding! Despite it being the super-busy “Golden Week”, we had ample time to see all the excavation pits and Chelsea pointed out some highlights before each new area. Because it was so crowded, we ran out of time and had to skip the Banpo Village (which I would’ve preferred to Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum, actually). The Mausoleum’s story is fascinating but there’s not much to see at the actual site. All in all, as someone who doesn’t usually like organized tours, I was so glad to have booked this one, especially when touring a bucketlist site like the Terra Cotta Warriors which you really want to do right. It just made everything so much easier and with the help of a guide, I saw and understood so much more than I would’ve on my own. Highly recommended!

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Xi'an City Highlights Full Day Group Tour with Lunch

Reviewed by: CityDiscovery, 2016/11/23

I honestly hadn’t researched Xi’an very much, other than the Terra Cotta Warriors, so having a guided city tour was a blessing! It was fascinating to hear about Xi’an’s long history. The Shaanxi Museum is huge with an impressive range of artefacts but not particularly well documented, so having a guide point out the highlights and providing some back story to some of the displays made the visit so much more enjoyable. I really liked the way all the stops fit in with each other, revealing the impact the Silk Road and all the dynasties had on Xi’an. The Muslim Quarter is fascinating and you’ll definitely want to wander back on your own just to sample all the street eats! It was raining pretty heavily by the time we got to the city wall, but Teela, the guide, was a trooper, and didn’t allow the weather to diminish the experience in any way. Even the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was interesting as there was a variety of things to see. The calligraphy lesson was amazing, showing the difference between ancient and modern sc<x>ript. Knowing what I know now, it would’ve been a huge shame to come to Xi’an only to see the warriors. The city itself, and how its people interact with its long history, is truly fascinating. Having a guide and driver, we were able to see all the sights comfortably in a day. The pacing was excellent and we never felt rushed. Lunch was also a pleasant surprise in a very pretty theatre! Truly an amazing day out!

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Full Day Historical Tour of Xi'an with Terracotta Army Visit

Reviewed by: Lisa, 2014/05/05

Had the greatest experience with pur guide Lucia. Day was everything we had hoped for and expected. Lucia gave us plenty of time to explore by ourselves yet ensuring that she had informed us of history and facts about location. Tour included Banh Po musuem which was unexpected and unknown to us. Fantastic experience. Small group of 12 made sure we could all find pur guide and group quickly and we could look out for each other amongst the crowd at Terracotta Warriors museum. Shopping was relevant and unpressured.

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Full Day Private Tour of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an

Reviewed by: Lisa, 2009/05/29

very good trip quite a long day though

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Xi'an Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Half Day Group Tour

Reviewed by: Lynne, 2013/06/17

Informative and very well organised.

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Full Day Historical Tour of Xi'an with Terracotta Army Visit

Reviewed by: Lynne, 2013/06/17

Informative and well organised.

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Full Day Historical Tour of Xi'an with Terracotta Army Visit

Reviewed by: Jaroslav, 2013/10/05

Perfect trip!

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Full Day Private Tour of the Terracotta Army in Xi'an

Reviewed by: Alina, 2008/01/23

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