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Anna Family of 10 from America

Hi Grace,

We very much enjoyed our tour organized through China Culture Tours. The trip was on par with a previous small group tour I took but I really liked the flexibility we had with this trip. I particularly commend you on the pre-trip level of service and willingness to adapt to our ever-changing demands! I think overall everyone was very pleased with the hotels, food, and sights. However, we are all very well-traveled Americans (and both the Shields family and our family have years of experience living abroad) and I’m not sure that this would be an ideal trip for others unless they have a similar attitude towards traveling. Since we visited China last (5 years ago), I noticed a marked increase in traffic and air pollution. These were definitely negatives to our trip but obviously it is something the country as a whole must deal with. My husband remarked that he had no interest in coming back to China thankfully not because he had a poor experience with the tour though.

Anna Family of 10 from America

Here are answers to your questions. Again, since I have visited most of the sights before, my comments will be different than the others and probably not typical.

1) Longji Village was the most memorable attraction we visited during the tour. We loved seeing the ethnic minorities and the Chinese countryside.

2) While all the tour guides were very nice and knowledgeable, I preferred Tina in Guilin. Her command of the English language was much better than the others and she went out of her way to make sure we were pleased with our experience.

3) The hotels were all fine although I wish I had known the pools would be so chilly in December.

Anna Family of 10 from America

4) The drive to Longji was definitely worth it and I’m glad we weren’t put off by the season. I was hoping for less of a touristy raft trip but I think everyone enjoyed it. Another surprise was the Xi’an Mosque visit and, along with it, the walk through the side streets with the vendors. Our group definitely loved all the LOCAL color! Finally, the panda experience was a true highlight and I am very grateful to you for the last minute recommendation to visit the new reserve. It was definitely the highlight for my daughter and will perhaps be one of the most memorable experiences of her life on par with the South African safari we went on (and she’s had a lot in her short 11 years)!

Anna Family of 10 from America

I would definitely recommend your company. The whole trip was a big WOW — sometimes good, sometimes bad WOWs though!

I’ve attached photos that my husband took of the two of us. It was great to meet you in person. Thanks for making the effort especially when you didn’t feel so well.

Anna

Anna Family of 10 from America

Anna Family of 10 customized a 12 Days China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai.

Day 1 Sun 21/Dec/2014: Arrival at Beijing: Delta 189 at 3:50pm, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing. You will wait in the airport for other family members to come. We will arrange one way transfer to escort all of you from the airport to the hotel.
Accommodation: Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall 5* (Deluxe Room-32sqm)
Add: No.7 Jianguomen South Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China

Day 2 Mon 22/Dec/2014: Beijing
China Culture Tour: The Sacred Way, Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall with One Way Cable Car, Mutianyu Great Wall with Slide way down
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Men (CNY 60 per person)

Day 3 Tue 23/Dec/2014: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Kungfu Show (Seat at row 1 to row 4)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant

Day 4 Wed 24/Dec/2014: Beijing to Xi'an by Flight: China Eastern Airline MU2106 (10:50 - 13:00) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Beijing; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Xi'an, Xi'an Tour: Xian City Wall, Xian Great Mosque, Tang Dynasty Dancing Show at Grand New World Theatre.
Meals: Breakfast, Grand New World Theatre Dumpling Dinner  
Accommodation: The Hilton Xian 5* (Hilton Guest Room-43sqm)
Add: 199 Dongxin Road Xincheng District, Xi'an, 710005, China
Surroundings: Jiefang Shopping Road

Day 5 Thu 25/Dec/2014: Xi'an to Chengdu by Flight: China Southern Airlines CZ6401 (17:50 - 19:05) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Chengdu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Sofitel Wanda Chengdu 5* (Luxury Room-30sqm)
Add: 15 Binjiang Middle Road, Sichuan Province

Day 6 Fri 26/Dec/2014: Chengdu
China Culture Tour: Panda Keeper Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base
Meals: Breakfast, Simple Lunch in the Dujiangyan Panda Base.
Accommodation: Sofitel Wanda Chengdu 5* (Luxury Room-30sqm)
Add: 15 Binjiang Middle Road, Sichuan Province

Day 7 Sat 27/Dec/2014: Chengdu to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA4323 (20:25 - 21:55) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Half free day on your arrangement in Chengdu, Jinli Ancient Street, Kuanzhai Lane, Wenshu Temple, Private transfer to the airport in Chengdu; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chongqing Liuyishou Hotpot with a La Carte Menu  
Accommodation: Sheraton Guilin 5* (Elegant Room-30sqm)
Add: No 15 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Day 8 Sun 28/Dec/2014: Private transfer: Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin (100km, 2hrs one way)
China Culture Tour: Longji Terraced Rice Field
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (CNY 50 per person)

Day 9 Mon 29/Dec/2014: Private transfer: Guilin to Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5hrs one way)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from Guilin to Yangshuo. Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Yulong River Bamboo Rafting, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin hotel (1.5 hours)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Beer Fish Restaurant  

Day 10 Tue 30/Dec/2014: Guilin to Shanghai by flight, China Eastern Airlines MU5382 (19:25-21: 25)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Guilin; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 5* (Deluxe Business Room-35sqm)
Add: No.505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001, China
Surroundings: Nanjing Road

Day 11 Wed 31/Dec/2014: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Yuyuan Garden, French Concession, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Julong Silk Exhibition, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund

Day 12 Thu 01/Jan/2015: Departure Shanghai, Flight DL296 at 11:05am, on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast
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