Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Xian-China by Tour Guide Phoenix F. (Guide #16646)


Charlene Hanchak

United States
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Tour: #284137, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour with One-way Airport Transfer, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jan 21/20

Phoenix helped us squeeze a lot into a limited amount of time and got us to the airport on time as well! Super!!

Brian Mullen

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Nov 28/19

The Terracotta Warriors are a must-see in Xi'an - and Phoenix is your must-go-with guide. She's a fabulous storyteller - providing all the context and information you need to understand the importance of the site and the little details that make such a tremendous visit. Phoenix works with local drivers. So you'll have the luxury of a car / van, driver and private guide. It made our experience in Xi'an so magical. Phoenix has impeccable English and is very responsive in the booking process.

Brian Mullen

United States
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Tour: #624711, One Day Xian Private City Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Nov 27/19

Phoenix is a fabulous local guide. She grew up in Xi'an and has a lot of passion and stories for her hometown. Her English is excellent - and she works with a lot of English-speaking visitors. We loved the day that we spent with her exploring the city center of Xi'an. Be sure to visit the Silk Road Museum when you go - it's fascinating. We'd highly recommend Phoenix as your guide in Xi'an.

Linn Crandall

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Nov 14/19

Phoenix was awesome!!! My husband is hard of hearing and I have some mobility but do use an electric wheelchair. She was so kind, helpful and knowledgeable! It was a long day for us between the Terra Cotta Warriors and a driving tour of Xi'An. She was upbeat the whole time, then went above and beyond by arranging for a porter to meet us at the high speed rail station for our trip to Beijing... making that an easy experience for us as well!!! We cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linn. Glad that you enjoyed your stay in Xian. Wish you a very Happy New Year!

William Hall

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

This was our 2nd time using Phoenix as a tour guide. We visited the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'An. She is a wealth of historical knowledge and very accommodating to our needs.

Bi Wei Wong

Malaysia
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Never regretted spent a lil more to join a local day tour to Terra-cotta Warriors museums and few more attractions guided by Phoenix and driver Xiao. For she is really helpful, competent, well-versed in China history and added a lil more facts to my dad's knowledge in China history ,whom loves world histories. Both of them definitely have been amazing in making this tour to historical sites a worthwhile and beneficial one.

Chris Dawson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253487, One Day Xian Private Mt. Huashan Hiking Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Fantastic day out and lovely guide, we enjoyed every minute. She was so accommodating and helpful and was happy to complete all 4 peaks Would def recommend this tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris and Elaine. Glad you enjoyed the hiking. :)

Kimberly B.

Richmond, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #253487, One Day Xian Private Mt. Huashan Hiking Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

This area of China is beautiful. Walking up stairs is a requirement, so keep that in mind. Overall, day was awesome!! My only complaint is that the "plank" was closed for the day. It would have been helpful to know this in advance (asked in advance when tickets were purchased for the days events). It would have saved me a 45 minute hike up the mountain which was pretty strenuous. Views are spectacular and area is beautiful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kimberly. Sorry that you missed the plank road of Mt. Huashan. Sometimes the plank is closed without notice because of unpredictable weather, capacity or maintenance. The cable car tickets can be reserved but not the plank ticket, so it's difficult to know in advance. Hope the beautiful views of the mountain had left you good memories. Regards, Phoenix

Stuart Samuels

United States
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Tour: Private Xian Airport/Fast Train Station Round Way Transfers, Xian, Shaanxi, China
Date: Sep 1/19

Could not be easier. Lily arranged for the car and it was all smooth sailing

Azelea Rushd

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

We want to thank Phoenix for making our day in Xi'an so memorable. We only had one day and she managed to show us everything we wanted to see in Xi'an. Extremely knowledgable about Chinese History and about the intricacies of The Terracotta Warriors, we really enjoyed our day. I requested a few specific places we wanted to see and Phoenix fitted them into our day very kindly. She speaks amazing English and was very patient with us! Thank you!

Azelea Rushd

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Xian Airport/Fast Train Station Round Way Transfers, Xian, Shaanxi, China
Date: Aug 18/19

Easy to book transfer and comfortable, thank you!

Enrique Chavez

Mexico
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Tour: #284137, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour with One-way Airport Transfer, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Our day with Phoenix was wonferful, she answered all our questions and kept us inmersed in the hystory of the sites we visited, she was kind and nice. We really enjoyed having her as our guide and really recommend it to anyone visiting Xian and its surroundings.

Suzy Xu

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Our day started with Phoenix meeting us at our hotel. She is a great tour guide and was very flexible with what we wanted to do throughout the day. She answered all our questions and has an extensive knowledge of Xi'an history. I would definitely recommend Phoenix as a tour guide!

Robert Farquharson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Phoenix was a thoroughly professional guide. The tour was well balanced and she had great knowledge of the subject matter. Her English was impeccable and the tour flexible. Thanks Phoenix.

John Maguire

United States
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Tour: #253487, One Day Xian Private Mt. Huashan Hiking Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Phoenix is an excellent guide. We toured Xian for two days with her, including a fabulous trip to Mt. Huashan. Phoenix is very accommodating, knowledgeable, and helpful. Her English is excellent. I highly recommend her as an English-speaking tour guide.

John Maguire

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Phoenix is an excellent tour guide. She is very, very knowledgeable about Chinese history an culture. Her English is excellent. We added Banpo Village and the Shaanxi History Museum to our Terracotta warriors tour, a very full day which Phoenix managed perfectly.

Anna Simmons

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Phoenix was our guide when we were in Xi'An. She was an excellent guide, with impeccable English, knowledge and was extremely flexible. We changed our itinerary on the day to fit in a visit to the Muslim Quarter and a cycle ride on the City Wall before the Tang Dynasty show. We packed so much into the day and we all loved every minute. We visited 6 different places during our trip to China with guides at each place. We would rank Phoenix as our favourite for her approachability, knowledge and flexibility.

Sorin Brener

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Superb knowledge and organization Excellent English

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sorin. I had a good day with you.

Marisa S.

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Phoenix was a phenomenal guide. Highly recommend her to anyone visiting Xian. We only had one day to tour and she managed to cover all the important sights and then some. She was engaging, knowledgeable, flexible, and incredibly responsive throughout the whole process. Whoever has the opportunity to tour with her will be very satisfied with their decision!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Marisa. :)

Samantha Jacobson

United States
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Tour: #284137, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour with Airport Transfer, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Phoenix was wonderful! Incredibly knowledgeable, willing to go at our pace, and her English is excellent! I would highly recommend booking a tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow so fast! Thank you so much Samantha. :) Enjoy the rest of your tour in China and always welcome back!

Catherine Burger

Switzerland
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

My younger son's (9 yrs old) favourite guide during our 3 week trip through China!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine and boys. :) :) :)

Igor Ximenes Cabral Dutra

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

Phoenix is very knowledgeable and professional. She picked us up at the hotel in a very comfortable van and drove us to the terracotta army, banpo neolithic site and xian wall. She explained to us a lot about history and was always keen to answer all our questions. Her English is excellent and she helped us with tickets, bike rent and food ordering! In summary, a great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Igor, Thank you very much. I'm glad your enjoyed your trip in Xian and China and I look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Phoenix

Jennifer C.

Philippines
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 19/19

Phoenix is what you would look for in a guide. Deep knowledge of historical facts, professionalism, excellent command of the English language, coupled with a warm and friendly personality. Very satisfied travelers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jennifer. Wish all the best to your family and I look forward to seeing you again.

John McGrath

Belgium
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Great guide. Very knowledgeable and flexible on the schedule for the day. Two adults with teenage son. Also a good driver. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Xian!

Beatrice Santell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 9/19

perfect tour, great advice and lovely to show us around. the best.

Maria Esperanza Larrazabal

Singapore
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Apr 6/19

Cedric Si

Malaysia
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Mar 27/19

Phoenix was pleasant and warm. Well paced tour, never felt rushed. We used a large and comfortable vehicle. As I was travelling with my parents, I can tell that she was always aware of the situation to ensure that they were alright in crowded areas and when we were walking. An insightful tour indeed. I would recommend the tour to anyone with a day to spare in Xi'an and wishes to have a relaxing tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cedric. Wish you and parents all the best. Looking forward to see you again!

David G.

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #284137, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour with Airport Transfer, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

Carlos Antunes

Canada
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Phoenix was a delight, very knowledgeable very passionate about what here city has to offer. Well organized and her driver was very brave through the controlled chaos traffic while being safe. I would recommend Phoenix to anyone who enjoys getting inside knowledge from locals. Also very helpful organizing our evening at the theatre.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Carlos. Glad you enjoyed your Xian tour. Hope to see you again. Take care. :)

Sharon Dye

United States
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Tour: #253486, One Day Xian Private Terracotta Warriors Tour, Xian, Shaanxi, China    view tour
Date: Mar 6/19

Phoenix is very knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful. The low score is due to the constant comparing China to the US and China always being superior. I love it when people are proud of where they live, where they come from. That is a great thing! It's not a great thing when that love and pride is based on others being inferior. I even had to hear how Chinese squat toilets are cleaner than American sit toilets. Please stick to loving China for its own sake. Avoid making the rest of us inferior.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sharon, Sorry if you feel affended. What I meant about the sit toilets is, some Chinese people step and squart on them, you will easily find them dirtier than the squart ones. It has nothing to do with the country comparison.