I would give this tour 10 stars!!!
Andy picked me up from the hotel right on time turns out he was already there almost an hour ahead of time.
The tour was supposed to be Xi'an old city walls - Lunch at a local farm - Terracotta army - Muslim street.
As soon as he picked me up he greeted me and told me the plan. It was raining and he suggested we start with the Terracotta army since it's a closed place and see the rest afterwards. I told him I've been to the muslim street on the previous day on my own and he immediately suggested we go somewhere else instead if I wanted.
He suggested to go to the Big wild goose pagoda which I wanted to visit myself anyway and I promptly agreed.
On the way there he also arranged a free private tour in the Buddhist temple - what a nice touch! I had a very nice 1 hour tour with a local guide at the temple for free, as I said. I only had to pay 50RMB for the entrance, which I would have paid anyway.
After the tour we drove to the farm for lunch in a private residence. Lunch was very good and the local people were very nice.
I mentioned to him that my friends recommended I see the Tang dynasty show and he promptly offered to assist with buying the tickets for 300RMB instead of 438RMB which included the show and the dumplings banquet followed by it. It was an awesome show and the dumplings were delicious. Andy also offered to stay with me until everything was over and drive me back to my hotel - all this with no extra charge!
After lunch we walked to the Terracotta army. Andy took his time and explained every one of the pits to me before going in and gave me as much time as I needed to explore each one. He was always near by to help with any questions I had.
After that we continued to the city walls, where again I received an explanation on how/when/why they were built.
Then I was driven to the awesome show, had a lot of dumplings and Andy was there to keep me company and take me to my hotel in the evening.
All in all it was THE BEST tour I've ever had in my life! Well worth the money!
Andy is such a nice guy, so accommodating and knowledgeable and speaks perfect English. He was even able to recommend more places I should visit during the time I had left in Xi'an. I ended up going to where he recommended and had an excellent time.
There's no doubt that if I'll ever be in Xi'an again, Andy will be my first and only choice of a tour guide!