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“Absolutely Great Tour and Guide”

Lily's Private Tours
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Xian Most Popular Private Day Tour including All Entrance Fee
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Ranked #2 of 77 Tours in Xi'an
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lily's private tours is specialized in offering private,inexpensive but enjoyable travel experiences, Being with Lily's private tours ,We would like to make every minute you stay with us enjoyable and worth every penny you paid.
Coral Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely Great Tour and Guide”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Michael was my tour guide for a 1-day trip booked through Catherine Lu Tours as a package. This is the only way to go; he greeted me at the airport when I arrived from Beijing. He was amazing and helpful and very nice. He was so knowledgeable and seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors is an experience of a life time. Never imagine there were over 8,000 warriors. I would recommend Michael to everyone. I hope to make it back someday-Michael promised to make me his special dumplings if I come.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“2 day tour of Xian”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Lily was our 2 day tour guide for Xian. Our trip was booked through Catherine Lu Tours as a package (Beijing, Xian and Shanghai). Lily was fantastic, she greeted us from the train when we arrived after travelling from Beijing. It was early in the morning and it was no problem for her to take us to a local hotel for a wonderful breakfast before starting the tour. We were picked up in a very comfortable van for the four members of our family (2 adults and 2 kids - 14 & 17). The driver had plenty of water for us. We visited the terracotta warriors (awesome), big goose pergoda, shanghai museum, rode a push bike around the city wall (well not all the way around :( ) and went to the muslim markets. Before we knew it, two days was up and we were back on the next train to Shanghai. Lily's english is great, she is more than happy to change things to suit your plans, e.g. my daughter wanted to buy a fluffy jacket and Lily was happy to help shop. Lily's knowledge of Xian and the history is excellent, and she made it all so very interesting. And her recommendations for restaurants and food, fantastic. Lily certainly made us feel like we were one of her family. Thanks Lily, we hope to make it back to Xian again one day.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Great Tour!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We made a great decision to use Lily's tour service, Tina was our guide during the two days we spent in Xian in November 2013. Her English is excellent and she is extremely knowledgeable about the history ,We saw the best things of Xian, including the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Wild Goose Pagoda, the City Wall , the Underground Museum, and the Muslim Quarter. In the evening we ate an amazing dumplings banquet and watched a very entertaining Tang Dynasty Cultural Show. The whole tour was well organized yet flexible in meeting our individual requests , what we enjoyed most was her enthusiasm and great sense of humor, which made the stay even more memorable! I would highly recommend her and Lily's private tour without hesitation.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Great Xi'an tour!!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

My friends and I are were in Xi'an for only three days, two of the them being travel days. So for our one full day we scheduled a tour with Lily's private tours. We were very lucky to get Lily, herself, she was so knowledgeable and we were able to fit in so much of the city and iconic tourist destinations in about six hours!
First we traveled to see the terracotta warriors and we were given the full background on our van trip there. Next we were taken to this amazing restaurant where we sat in the VIP room where at one time only government officials were allowed. With Lily's expertise, she was able to help us pick out the most popular dishes! We then hit the city wall where we were shown the ins-and-outs and were offered the chance to ride bicycles around the wall! Our last stop was the Muslim quarters where Lily pointed out all the street dishes and told us about all the special backgrounds on the souvenirs and goods that were being sold. The fresh pomegranate juice was so delicious!!!!
On top of the tour, Lily was more than happy to give us any more tips and suggestions for the rest of our adventure. She was more than accommodating and can work with anyone's tastes and/or preferences.
All-in-all, this tour group is highly recommended!!!

Visited January 2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Lily's Xian Tour”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had an afternoon in Xian, and that too after our flight was delayed by two hours.
Lily took us through the Teracotta warriors, the Pagoda and the Muslim street .
It did not seem like a rushed tour at all, She was very though with her knowledge of history, and very detailed in pointing out the relevant details. The couple of hours we spent in the warrior's site is one of the best historical tours we had done. The visit to the Pagoda along with the Chinese art demo was also very engrossing. The walk down Muslim street at night was a unique experience. We could not have asked for a better guided tour. We strongly recommend it.

Visited December 2013
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