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“Xian”

China Odyssey Tours
Ranked #5 of 79 Tours in Xi'an
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Owner description: China Odyssey Tours Xi'an branch office.I bet Terracotta Army sounds familiar to you, its location as well, maybe. Yes, we are talking about Xian-one of world's top four ancient capitals, a must for first-time travelers to China. Traveling to the place where Chinese civilization flourished and reached its climax, we are definitely expecting more. Beyond the Terracotta Army, we have the best-preserved Ancient City Wall, the iconic Big Goose Pagoda which directed by monk Xuan Zang, fabulous Tang Dynasty Show etc. Oh! Do count the Jiaozi Banquet in, I never knew Jiaozi could have almost 20 different flavors and be presented in such an exquisite way. Night is still young, how about a time travel back to 1400 years ago? Wander along the Great Tang All Day Mall, the glamour and prosperity of Tang Dynasty are out there waiting for you.
North Potomac, MD
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36 reviews
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“Xian”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Xian is a fantastic place to visit. We were only there 2 1/2 days with China Odyssey. Winnie was our wonderful guide. Her expertise and enthusiasm were unparalleled. She really made Xian personal for us. The trip to the Terra Cotta Warriors was the highlight of our entire vacation. She made sure we didn't have to walk too far to get to the site itself (some of our group had walking difficulties). This kind of personal attention was greatly appreciated. She took us to a local restaurant where we were the only foreigners. That was great! we loved being immersed in the culture.

Visited June 2014
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear LaurieM0,

We could not agree with you any more that Xian is a fantastic city to visit, especially for its culture and history.

Winnie enjoyed the stay with your group as well. She does thank you for the positive reviews and would like to bring her best regards to you all.

Stay in touch and welcome back to China anytime,

Best wishes,

Maggie Yang

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Yakima, Washington
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“CHINA ODDESSEY IS PERFECT!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Thank you China Odyssey for making our family trip turn out perfect. I was a little nervous making arrangements purely through email and a foreign country but everything turned out better than I could have hoped for. We submitted proposals to several companies; but the correspondence received from Andy at China Odyssey made my wife feel most comfortable. He responded the promptly (understanding there is a time difference) and was EXTREMELY thorough in his messages to me. He was very accommodating in working through creating our custom itinerary and the numerous questions we had.

We had Justin (Dai Fei) as our tour guide and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide. We arrived in Xian and Justin was waiting for us with some fresh fruit. We have three young adult sons (22, 20, and 17) and Justin did a great job of providing background information and history to keep them all interested throughout the two days we spent with him. We visited the Terracotta Army and it was great. He was very knowledgeable about all the attractions we visited and was very helpful in every aspect of our stay. Justin made our Xian portion of our trip extremely enjoyable and I would recommend him as a guide to anyone. Mr. Leo was our driver and he did an outstanding job of navigating traffic smoothly and efficiently.

Visited June 2014
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Mike,

I am glad that many clients, like you, are willing to give us feedback and valuable comments. This will encourage us to offer better service in the future.

Again, thank you for travel with us and hope we will have the chance to accompany you to more China cities soon!

Best wishes,

Maggie Yang

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Anaheim, California
2 reviews
“Great time in Xian”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

My husband and my 11 year old son and I recently spent 3 days in Xian. We had Britany from China Odyssey Tours as our guide. Britany was wonderful. She knew her history, she knew her way around the city, and she knew great places for Chinese food. The first day we biked all the way around the city walls, visited the Shaanxi Museum, and visited the Terracotta Warriors. Everything was well planned and wonderful. On day 2, we visited Mount Hua. We rode the western cable car up to West Peak and then walked through all five peaks to the North peak where we took the Eastern Cable Car down - this truly is a sacred mountain and was magical when the sea of clouds rolled in leaving only the tips of the peaks visible. This might have been my favorite day! On our final day we visited the miniature warriors and animals at the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi - not many tourists here and just as fascinating as the terracotta soldiers. If you go to Xian, get Britany from China Odyssey Tours to be your guide - she will be fantastic!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Helen W
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Helen,

We are very pleased to hear that your family had a great time in Xian.

I agree with you that Mt. Huashan is a sacred mountain. Actually it is one of the most famous mountains in China. All of you had done a great job to walk through all five peaks to the North peak. Thumbs up!!!

We look forward to welcoming your family for the next trip to China and Indochina in your near future.

Best wishes,

Maggie Yang

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“X'ian is a must-see with China Odyssey Tours-”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My family and I just returned from a 8 day China Odyssey trip. We started our trip in Beijing. Our tour guide, Carla and driver, Mr. Wang were excellent! Carla was very informative and provided us with a wealth of information about Beijing.You could easily spend more that 3 days in Beijing. Our next stop was X'ian. We took the bullet train from Beijing to X'ian. Taking the train allowed us to see some of the countryside. The trains were on time and was more efficient that the commuter flights. I highly recommend taking the high speed train if possible. X'ian is a must-see destination. Our tour guide Coco and driver, Mr. Yu took us to see the terracotta warriors. This was amazing!. You cannot appreciate the magnitude ot this archaelogic find without seeing it! Coco was a fabulous guide, providing us with information about ancient and modern day China. Our next stop was Shanghai. We did experience a delay in our commuter flight to Shanghai. Shanghai was a very modern city with a rich international history. Our guide Portia and driver, Mr Chiu were excellent also. If I had more time, I would have booked a longer trip. In the 8 day period, we were able to see some many interested things. I would highly recommend the China Odysessey Tours. The key is having your own private tour guide and driver. This allows you to see many sites in less time. Your trip can be tailored to your individual needs. All of the guides and drivers were all excellent. In each city, we learned a lot of Chinese history and were also given insight to life in modern China.

Visited June 2014
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Emily Y,

We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in China with our team.

At China Odyssey Tours, we realize that each journey is special for every client. So we would like to do everything possible to ensure your trip of discovery to China is one of your best travel experiences.

We are looking forward to your next trip to China, whether it is for business or personal request. Thank you and take care until then.

Best wishes,

Maggie Yang

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
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“Awesome experience with private tour guide Vina!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

(Xi'an 4 day private tour)

Our private tour guide in Xi'an was Vina... and we LOVED her! She was so so sweet and very friendly! She was also extremely knowledgable, experienced, and answered all of our questions thoroughly! Vina was very flexible as well and we never felt rushed by her. One of our highlights in Xi'an was climbing Mount Huashan... Vina treated us to some healthy and cultural snacks for this long adventure, which was so nice of her! Aside from her as our tour guide, we really enjoyed her company and getting to know her; we had a lot of fun in Xi'an and much of that was thanks to Vina! We would HIGHLY recommend Vina as we had an awesome time with her in Xi'an! Our driver, Liu, was also great! His van was very clean and he got us around safely! He was also very nice. And of course, his air conditioned van was a nice relief from the hot weather :) We are also very satisfied with our experience booking through China Odyssey and would recommend this travel agency to anyone considering a trip to China!

Visited July 2014
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear NicoleChad,

We are very pleased to hear that you had awesome experience in Xian with our local guide. You comments have been shared with Vina. She would like to bring her best wishes to you.
Welcome back to China anytime and hope we will have the chance to be at your service again!
Warmest regards,

Maggie Yang

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