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“Terracotta Warriors, a MUST visit in China made better with China Odyssey Tours”

China Odyssey Tours
Ranked #4 of 82 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.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our group of 4 arrived at Xian for a 3 nights 4 days visit. After months of searching a tour company, a lot of reading the reviews from tripadvisor, I finally chose China Odyssey Tour (COT) It was done with much apprehension but decided to go with my booking since China Odyssey received good reviews from tripadvisor website. After with much detailed discussion with my tour planner, Zoe Zhang, 4 months later, we were on the soil of Xian.

We were greeted by our friendly local guide, Peter and brought without haste to our hotel. After reading all the useful tips from tripadvisor, we booked 2 days with COT as our hotel was within 20 min of walking to the popular Bell Tower and Muslim Street. It was a really a relaxing and fun day of eating and shopping like you were walking in a baazar. Lots and lots of food to try which have been carried down centuries. Some of these Muslims were the descendants from Persia from the OLD SILK ROUTE. We got to try out the numerous eating places. We tried local fast food, cuisines and the one I liked best was the restaurant next to Citadines hotel. The food was one of the best food that I have tasted from my numerous trips to China.

The Terracotta Warriors is really awesome! They have 40,000 of visitors daily to this sight, rain or shine! No words can describe this massive project of Emporer Qin which deserved to be hailed (unofficially) as "The Eighth Wonders of the World". The Hanyang Tombs were not so awesome but still a site not to be missed as it unfolds the mythology of ancient belief of the life after death (Chinese belief) in the netherworld.

COT has done a great job! We were so impressed and everything was so well arranged as stated in the itinerary. Zoe , the consultant, was daily checking on the progress of our tour. I have informed my of my friends about the COT and my next trip will definitely be from COT.

1  Thank Lydia T
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Dear Lydia T,

Thank you so much for sharing your 4-day Xi’an trip. I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed the trip with us. Thanks for choosing us.

Your detailed description about Xi’an, such as the Muslim Street, Terracotta Warriors, and the Hanyang Tombs, is a good travel guide for those who are planning a trip to Xi’an.

I’ve shared the review with all staff in COT. Zoe brought her greetings to you. Thanks for recommending COT to your friends. Looking forward to your next trip with us!

Best regards,
Sophie Lu
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We just returned from our travels in Southeast Asia and China. China Odyssey Tours arranged all the details for our stays in Hong Kong, Guillin, Xi'an, and Beijing. COT made travel in China so easy for us. We were greeted at the airport in each city by an English speaking tour guide who took care of our every need. Each guide went above and beyond our expectations to be sure that everything went smoothly and our every need was satisfied. They each made special arrangements for us to be sure we had vegetarian options wherever we ate while touring. I also would like to add that each guide was very well trained with excellent credentials.
I'd like to give a "shout out" to our Xi'An guide, Justin. His historical knowledge and warm hospitality impressed us during our 4 day stay there. We especially loved our hike on Mt. Huashan, our stroll down Muslim Street sampling all the street food, our supermarket shopping experience, and the jaw dropping Terracotta Warriors. He even arranged for us to have a Chinese reflexology massage. Every day was a new adventure. While biking on the city wall the weather took an unexpected turn for the worse, he went out of his way to get us rain ponchos so we could finish the cycle tour and stay dry. He gave us a lovely parting gift when it was time to say good bye, which was a real nice touch.

2  Thank BellaShell
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Hi BellaShell,

Thank you for your kind words on our service. We are happy you had wonderful time in Xi’an. Xi’an is truly worth your visit. The Terracotta Warriors are stunning; the Ancient City Wall is well-preserved; Xi’an is also a kingdom of snacks. Glad we organized this tour and made you stay in Xi’an memorable. Your review has been shared by all staff including your tour guide Justin. Please feel free to contact us when you return to China, as we are looking forward to another opportunity to serve you!

You're not alone with Odyssey!
Sophie Lu
China Odyssey Tours

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My friend and I left our husbands (and dogs) at home and travelled with China Odyssey for a fabulous 10 days in China. For me the highlight was the Terracotta soldiers. Our guide, Donna was fabulous. I highly recommend this tour company. We well well cared for and had a wonderful trip.

3  Thank NolamomPanamacityfl
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Dear NolamomPanamacityfl

Thank you so much for taking time to write down your review on Trip Advisor and for high recommendation!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip in China with us. I’ve shared your comment with others in China Odyssey. We feel lucky to be chosen by you. Your trust and satisfaction is a great encouragement for us.

China is full of wonders besides the Terracotta soldiers. We wish you will come to China with your family and friends again, you will also enjoy worry-free service!

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Sophie Lu
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a great time in Xi'an - our guide, Eric, was very friendly, spoke excellent English and was proud to share a great deal of knowledge with us about the history of this interesting city.

A highlight for us was seeing the incredible Terracotta Soldiers and again Eric was great at explaining the history behind the phenomenal structure.

The hotel arranged by China Odyssey Tours was excellent - clean, elegant rooms, delicious breakfast and very central to shops, bars and restaurants. We had a great time exploring Xi'an and Eric ensured we were familiar with other places of interest (bar street, underground markets etc) once we'd finished the scheduled itinerary. He also went out of his way to help us with some computer problems we were having while we were there.

A great company that ensures your stay in China is exactly what YOU want it to be!!!!

13  Thank TanyaJoel
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Dear TanyaJoel,

We're happy you had a great time in Xi'an, thanks for your positive review.

I have shared your comments with our all staff. especially to your travel consultant and tour guides--Eric in Xi'an accompanied with you. We look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back to China and Indochina in the near future.

You're not alone with Odyssey!
Sophie Lu
China Odyssey Tours

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Reviewed June 15, 2015
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