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Kevin's 28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Package

28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Packages

Hi Lydia,

There were many, many memorable attractions. I would say Guiln/Yangshuo with the Li River Cruise, the Impression Sanjie Liu, the Longji rice terraces, and the cooking class topped the list. Also, Three Gorges Dam, the first half of the Yangtze River Cruise, the view from our hotel room in Shanghai, Shanghai Nongtang family visit with lunch, Victoria Peak, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and surrounding national government buildings, the Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel, Nan Lian Garden in Kowloon. 

Again many of the guides were outstanding. The best was Michael Song in Guilin/Yangshuo. Michael is superb.  Excellent English, very knowledgeable, great conversationalist--ready to discuss everything, extremely conscientious, caring and thoughtful. Close behind was Jerry in Beijing-the only improvement for him would be his English pronunciation. The entire team in Beijing were terrific-Jerry, the driver (is his name Ren Zhou?) and the pusher-all excellent.  Eleven in Shenzhen-a fun character. Frank in Yichang was memorable. Even though we were with him just for the transfer from the airport to the cruise ship, he impressed with his excellent English, knowledge, and eagerness to share it, his conscientiousness and helpfulness. What makes a guide outstanding for us is good English skills, knowledge and eagerness to share it, willingness to engage in conversation on all subjects including politics, economics, culture, values; flexibility to change, ability to find solutions to the little problems that arise, 100% focus on us-not talking on the telephone, checking email, WeChat, texts, etc., except in the performance of duties for the client, being proactive and anticipatory.

Many of the meals were excellent-the Peking duck restaurant in Beijing, Hai Di Lau-the best! The lunch with the family in Shanghai and the restaurant where we had the cooking class. Food in Beijing was uniformly very good. In Shanghai, not so much but I believe that's because the guide did not select exceptional restaurants like Jerry did in Beijing. The dumpling-making in Beijing was not so good and I know Jerry was very disappointed with the restaurant. The food on the cruise ship was disappointing. Usually, cruise ships offer very good food and lots of choices. 

Absolutely, we already have and will continue to do so.

28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Packages

Hai Di Lau. Guilin/Yangshuo, Longji rice terraces. Impression Sanjie Liu, Yangshuo cooking class, Li River, Les Suites Orient Hotel in Shanghai with a view of Bund, the Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel, Nan Lian Garden. For people who need wheelchairs, our advice is that they bring a portable wheelchair with them. We also recommend getting a telephone sim card with telephone and data time from Amazon, sold by LvyCom, and a VPN service, all before departure. Also, use 'spinner" carry-ons and suitcases because the distances to walk in the airports/stations are often quite long and there are few of the motorized carts you see in US airports. Use a Schwab debit card to get Yuan from ATMs with absolutely no fees. We recommend all the hotels we stayed at: Beijing Imperial Mansions, Shanghai Les Suites Orient, Chongqing Westin Liberation Square, Guilin Aroma Tea House, Yangshuo Green Lotus, Shenzhen Huaqiang Plaza-right in the middle of the electronic market, and Hong Kong Kowloon Shangri-la. The Les Suites Orient and the Kowloon Shangri-la were true standouts, wonderful hotels. All hotels were wheelchair friendly and had accessible rooms. The cruise ship did not have an elevator that went to the top floor dining room. Fortunately, Fredrica could manage the stairs, but some disabled people would not be able to. I think you might want to closely investigate the Yangtze River cruise ships to make sure you are recommending the best to your clients.

China made me say WOW many, many times. WOW everywhere. China is a huge WOW! The Chinese people are WOW! Friendly, welcoming, helpful, interesting, industrious, conscientious, always looking to improve, get better at what they do, learn, proud and confident.

Kevin & Fredrica

Kevin & Fredrica from America customized a 28 Days China tour package to Beijing, Shanghai, Upper Stream Yangtze Cruise, Guilin, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Package Itinerary

Day 1 Mon 09/Oct/2017: Arrival at Beijing: UA888 at 14:40, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: The Imperial Mansion Beijing Marriott Executive Apartments 5*  
Add: North Gate, No.1 Xiagongfu Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100004, China

Day 2 Tue 10/Oct/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Beijng city tour by private transfer
Meals: Lunch

Day 3 Wed 11/Oct/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, National Museum of China
Meals: Lunch at Siji Minfu Roasted Duck Restaurant

Day 4 Thu 12/Oct/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Chinese Dumpling Making at Hutong Family
Meals: Lunch

Day 5 Fri 13/Oct/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Capital Museum, Summer Palace with Cruise, Lost Plate
Meals: Lunch at Chongxue Shanzhuang Restaurant with a La Carte Menu, Dinner

Day 6 Sat 14/Oct/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Yonghegong Lama Temple, 798 Art Zone, Yaxiu Market
Meals: Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 7 Sun 15/Oct/2017: Beijing to Shanghai by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU5116 (15:00 - 17:20) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, Private transfer to the airport in Beijing; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 8 Mon 16/Oct/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Shanghai

Day 9 Tue 17/Oct/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Fuxing Park, French Concession, Shanghai City God Temple, Yuyuan Garden, South Bund Fabric Market
Meals: Lunch at Xianqiangfang Restaurant

Day 10 Wed 18/Oct/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Shanghai Nongtang family visit with a local lunch, The Bund, Nanjing Road, Pujiang Cruise (Night time cruise from South Bund to Yangpu Bridge)
Meals: Lunch

Day 11 Thu 19/Oct/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Wan Shang Flower and Bird Market, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum
Meals: Lunch at Buffet Lunch in the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant

Day 12 Fri 20/Oct/2017: Shanghai to Yichang by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU2676 (19:20 - 21:45) (Economy Class), Yichang to Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from Shanghai Hotel to the Longyang Maglev Train Station, Maglev Train VIP Seat from Longyang Train Station to Pudong Airport (Your guide will take the Maglev Train with you); Private transfer from the airport to the dock in Yichang, Board the ship from 18:00 to 21:00 for overnight accommodation. (Dinner is not included).
Cruise Ship: Century Legend 5* (Executive Suite with Balcony - 38.5sqm)

Day 13 Sat 21/Oct/2017: Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Tai Chi exercise. Scenic cruising---Xiling Gorge. Optional tour to Three Bamboo Forest (CNY260 per person). Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Sails through the ship-locks. Captain's welcome party and dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

Day 14 Sun 22/Oct/2017: Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Tai Chi exercise. Scenic cruising---Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Lesser Three Gorges. Scenic cruising---Qutang Gorge. Optional tour to White Emperor City (RMB 260 per person).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship
28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Packages
Day 15 Mon 23/Oct/2017: Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Tai Chi exercise. Shore excursion---Shaibaozhai. Captain's farewell banquet.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

Day 16 Tue 24/Oct/2017: Yangtze Cruise to Chongqing
China Culture Tour: Arrives in Chongqing at 9:00am. Chongqing Tour: Chongqing Monument for Liberation, Goose Neck Park, Private transfer to the hotel in Chongqing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Westin Chongqing Liberation Square 5*

Day 17 Wed 25/Oct/2017: Chongqing to Guilin by Flight: China Southern Airlines CZ6985 (12:50 - 14:25) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Chongqing; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin, Relaxing walk along the Shanhu Lake and Banyan Lake
Meals: Dinner at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 18 Thu 26/Oct/2017: Private transfer: Guilin to Longsheng (100km, 2 hours one way), Private transfer: Longsheng to Guilin (100km, 2 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Longji Terraced Rice Field and Ping'an Zhuang Village
Meals: Local Lunch

Day 19 Fri 27/Oct/2017: Guilin to Yangshuo by boat
China Culture Tour: Deluxe Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with seats on upper deck; West Street.
Meals: Buffet Lunch
Accommodation: Green Lotus Hotel 4*
Add: NO.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo
28 Days China Beijing Shanghai Yangtze Cruise Guilin Shenzhen and Hong Kong Tour Packages
Day 20 Sat 28/Oct/2017: Yangshuo
China Culture Tour: Cooking Class in Yangshuo, Yangshuo picturesque countryside tour by private transfer, Jiuxian Ancient Village
Meals: Lunch

Day 21 Sun 29/Oct/2017: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Shenzhen by Train: G2903 (15:11 - 18:19) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from Yangshuo hotel to Guilin train station (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Shenzhen.
Accommodation: Shenzhen Huaqiang Plaza 5*

Day 22 Mon 30/Oct/2017: Shenzhen
China Culture Tour: One day shopping in Shenzhen with private transfer and guide
Meals: Local Lunch

Day 23 Tue 31/Oct/2017: Private transfer: Shenzhen to Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from Shenzhen to your Hong Kong hotel

Day 24 Wed 01/Nov/2017: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: Half Day Private Tour to Hong Kong Island (Victoria Peak with one-way Peak Tram, Aberdeen with sampan ride, and Repulse Bay or Stanley Market)

Day 25 Thu 02/Nov/2017: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: Half Day Private Tour to Kowloon Island (Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Kowloon Walled City Park or Jade Market or Bird Garden or Avenue of Stars)

Day 26 Fri 03/Nov/2017: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Hong Kong

Day 27 Sat 04/Nov/2017: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Hong Kong

Day 28 Sun 05/Nov/2017: Departure Hong Kong: Singapore Airlines SQ2 at 23:40, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Hong Kong
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