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Bernice and Elliot'15 Days China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and Hong Kong

Bernice and Elliot from America

Hi Grace,

See our answers below.  Hope it helps.

Have to put the Great Wall as the most memorable. I think because we started learning about it as youngsters and it was so amazing to think we were standing on it nothing compared to that.  It is so impressive. Also we loved the ride up and the toboggan down.  Our favorite place was Beijing.  The throngs of people never failed to shock us. Also you might want to include entrance into the stadium in the Olympic Park.  We loved it. A suggestion of what to eliminate was the Elephant Park in Guilin. It was a waste of time.  The boat ride at night there was unexpectedly good.

Summer in Xi’an was the most outstanding with Annie a very close second. Both quickly acclimated to what we liked, the pace we enjoyed, and they were both extremely flexible. Nothing we wanted was impossible. They also both shared stories of their lives and families.  They both seemed to be protective of us.

The best hotel you booked for us was in Yangshuo.  We were really pleased with everything about it.  The other hotels you booked were adequate. Of the ones we booked the Marriot in Shanghai was the best.

Bernice and Elliot from America

The meals were diverse enough for us to feel we tried everything.  All the guides were concerned that we were ordering enough and had enough variety. Our favorite restaurant was in Guilin.  It was upstairs and outdoors.  Could not tell you its name.  Also because of the rain in Shanghai Jen had to improvise and took us to a very small local place where the food was surprisingly good.

The fast train was perfect, extremely comfortable and relaxing. There was no problem getting help with our luggage. Also we liked the scenery.  Only suggestion is we were really surprised about how enormous the stations were.

Cooking school and Yangshuo were worth going out of your way for. While Guilin did seem like Disneyland, which was weird at first we really liked it.  I would tell travels that while the sights are wonderful the best part of China is interacting with the people. We loved the dancers on the street, the people who wanted to be in pictures with us and students wanting to practice their English.  This is a country undergoing rapid change and we experienced it.

For suggestions for future traveler, the more traditional things you can include, the better. We had no idea we would go to a traditional tea ceremony at the Confucius Temple in Shanghai and loved it.  Also found the Jewish synagogue tour wonderful.

We would absolutely recommend you. You can definitely use us as a reference   Email would be best.

Bernice and Elliot

Bernice and Elliot from America Tailor-made a 15 Days China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Day 1 Mon 10/Oct/2016: Arrival at Beijing: AA263 at 2:15pm, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel 5*
Add: No. 57 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China

Day 2 Tue 11/Oct/2016: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park
Meals: Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Wed 12/Oct/2016: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace with Cruise, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Bird Nest and Water Cube
Meals: Lunch at Chongxue Shanzhuang Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 4 Thu 13/Oct/2016: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Mutianyu Great Wall, Round Ways Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall
Meals: Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 5 Fri 14/Oct/2016: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Capital Museum, 798 Art Zone, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi Local Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Tang Dynasty Art Garden Hotel - Boutique (Leisure King Room-32sqm)
Add: 6-1, Qujiang Dayan Ta Fu Rong Road, Xi’an

Day 6 Sat 15/Oct/2016: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xian Great Mosque, Muslim Street
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 7 Sun 16/Oct/2016: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA1225 (18:40 - 20:40) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Xi'an Tour: Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin. States, United Kingdom, and Germany.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Defachang Dumpling Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Sheraton Guilin 5* (Premium Room-32sqm)
Add: No 15 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Day 8 Mon 17/Oct/2016: Guilin
China Culture Tour: Daxu Ancient Town, Elephant Trunk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 9 Tue 18/Oct/2016: Private transfer: Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin (100km, 2hrs one way)
China Culture Tour: Longji Terraced Rice Field and Ping'an Zhuang Village
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu

Day 10 Wed 19/Oct/2016: Guilin to Yangshuo by Boat
China Culture Tour: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; West Street, Yangshuo picturesque countryside tour by private transfer.
Meals: Breakfast, Simple Lunch on boat
Accommodation: Green Lotus Hotel (Deluxe River View Room-30sqm)
Add: NO.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo

Day 11 Thu 20/Oct/2016: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Shanghai by Flight: China Southern Airlines CZ3251 (16:30 - 18:35) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Cooking Class in Yangshuo, Private transfer from Yangshuo hotel to Guilin airport (2 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Cooking Lunch
Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square 5*
Add: No.399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
Surroundings: Shanghai People Park, Shanghai Museum

Day 12 Fri 21/Oct/2016: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Shanghai Nongtang family visit, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Shanghai World Financial Center (To the 94th, 97th and 100th floor), The Bund
Meals: Lunch at Xianqiangfang Restaurant

Day 13 Sat 22/Oct/2016: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Half day Jewish Culture Tour. Free afternoon on your arrangement in Shanghai

Day 14 Sun 23/Oct/2016: Shanghai to Hong Kong by Flight: Hong Kong Airlines HX247 (16:45 - 19:35) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Shanghai; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Hong Kong.
Accommodation: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong 5*  
Add: No.1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, China

Day 15 Mon 24/Oct/2016: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: Half Day Private Tour to Hong Kong Island (Victoria Peak, Aberdeen without sampan ride, and Repulse Bay), Free afternoon to explore Hong Kong on your own.
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