I was wondering - do we need guide/driver for visiting Xian Old town (usual - main Pagodas, City Wall, Muslim quarter)? We are going to stay in very centrally located hotel. It's not that we are trying to save (although being cost effective won't hurt anyone these days). It's just that we love to "communicate" with the places mostly on our own, privately...
We will still get guide/driver for TW and other out-of-town sites.