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Leonard Mann's 18 Days China Tour to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xian

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Pandas in Chengdu

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Hotpot in Chengdu

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Reed Flute Cave in Guilin

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Longji Dragon's Backbone Terraced Fields

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

About 4 Hours Li River Cruise

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Gardens in Suzhou

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Hi Grace,

We are very sorry for not responding sooner. We are all well and still thinking of our wonderful trip to China every day.

We will try to do our best to answer your questions. 

1. It is virtually impossible to choose only 1 most memorable attraction. Everywhere we went there were sights that we will always remember. Climbing up the Longji Terraced Rice fields may be the most memorable because it was the most challenging and the views and local villagers will always be with us. 

2. All of our tour guides were unique and had their own special ways to accommodate, educate and provide for us. However, we formed a special bond with Linda in Guilin. She was knowledgeable, caring, thoughtful, and personable. We all felt a special bond with her.
Keep in mind that Michael, Miller, Amy and Ben were also exceptional in all respects.
Kris we believe has the potential to be an excellent tour guide but his lack of experience was evident when compared to the others. 

3. All hotels and meals met and exceeded our standards. The Red Wall Garden, Pingyao Yunjincheng, and Yangshuo Mountain Retreat hotels were the most unique and provided a different hotel experience. We were least impressed with the Guilin Bravo Hotel, which had some air conditioning issues and the rooms were a bit outdated and musty. Daily lunches were always special providing us with a local experience. We especially enjoyed the Hot Pot lunch experience while in Chengdu.

4. We had wonderful experiences on the Bullet trains. They were on time, comfortable and clean. We highly recommend their use for travel were appropriate. We suggest that Westerners might want to bring snacks or food.

5. Suggestions to Western travelers: While we were told it would be hot during our time there we were not prepared for how VERY HOT it was. So make sure you dress accordingly and stay hydrated. We could find NO public places to do laundry so be prepared to pay a rather high price to have it done in your hotel. The tour company could possibly arrange to have laundry done by some local person.

6. WOW: Great Wall, Pingyao Ancient Town, Terra Cotta Warriors, Terraced Rice Fields and Tongli Ancient Water town. Also all of the Temples we loved as well.

7. We HIGHLY recommend China Culture Tours for all your travel needs. Grace was always responsive during the planning of our trip. She accommodated all our requests, provided valuable suggestions and even met us for dinner while in Guilin. China Culture Tours is a great company to work with. 

8. You may allow potential customers to contact us via email. We would be happy to share our experiences with them. 

We would like to thank you again for helping make this trip a once in a lifetime experience for our family. 

Wishing you and your family good health and prosperity.

Regards,

Leonard Mann

Leonard Mann Traveled to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai

Leonard Mann Family Tailor-made a 18 Days China tour to Beijing, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Suzhou and Shanghai.

Day 1 Fri 14/Jul/2017: Arrival at Beijing: AC031 at 4:05pm
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Red Wall Garden Hotel Beijing - Boutique (Deluxe Room-42sqm)
Add: No.41 Shijia Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China

Day 2 Sat 15/Jul/2017: Beijing (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace with Cruise

Day 3 Sun 16/Jul/2017: Beijing (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Weekend Market, Mutianyu Great Wall, Round Ways Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4 Mon 17/Jul/2017: Beijing to Pingyao by Train: D2005 (15:29 - 19:39) (First Class) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to hotel in Pingyao.
Accommodation: Pingyao Yunjincheng Hotel 5* (Deluxe Room-30sqm)
Add: No 56, West Street, Pingyao

Day 5 Tue 18/Jul/2017: Pingyao (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Wang Family Courtyard, Shuanglin Temple

Day 6 Wed 19/Jul/2017: Pingyao to Xi'an by Train: D2521 (16:38 - 19:45) (First Class) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, Mingqing Street, Rishengchang Draft Bank, Private transfer to train station in Pingyao; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an 4* (Superior Room-28sqm)
Add: No.334 East Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China

Day 7 Thu 20/Jul/2017: Xi'an (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Great Mosque

Day 8 Fri 21/Jul/2017: Xi'an to Chengdu by Flight: Air China CA8925 (16:05 - 17:35) (Economy Class) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Xian City Wall, Dumpling making with a local family, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Chengdu.
Accommodation: Tibet Hotel 4* (Deluxe Room-38sqm)
Add: No. 10 Renmin North Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610081, China

Day 9 Sat 22/Jul/2017: Chengdu (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, Wuhou Ancestral Hall, Jinli Ancient Street

Day 10 Sun 23/Jul/2017: Chengdu (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: People's Park, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Wenshu Temple, Kuanzhai Lane

Day 11 Mon 24/Jul/2017: Chengdu to Guilin by Flight: Shandong Airlines SC4764 (11:20 - 13:00) (Economy Class) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer to the airport in Chengdu; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin. Daxu Ancient Town, Folded Brocade Hill, Relaxing walk along the Shanhu Lake and Banyan Lake
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo Hotel 4* (Lake View Room-33sqm)
Add: 14 South Ronghu Road Guilin, Guangxi, China

Day 12 Tue 25/Jul/2017: Private transfer: Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin (100km, 2hrs one way) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Longji Terraced Rice Field and Ping'an Zhuang Village

Day 13 Wed 26/Jul/2017: Guilin to Yangshuo (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Li River Deluxe Boat Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; West Street for local market shopping and relaxing.
Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Hotel - Boutique (River View Superior King Room)
Add: Wang Gong Shan Jiao, Feng Lou Cun Wei, Gaotian Zhen, Yangshuo, Guilin, China

Day 14 Thu 27/Jul/2017: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Shanghai by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU9350 (15:45-18:10) (Economy Class) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Yangshuo picturesque countryside tour by private transfer, Jiuxian Ancient Village, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Accommodation: Central Hotel Shanghai 4* (Superior Room-32sqm)
Add: No.555 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001
Surroundings: Nanjing Road

Day 15 Fri 28/Jul/2017: Private transfer: Shanghai to Suzhou to Shanghai (120km, 1.5hrs one way) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Tongli Ancient Water Town, Boat Cruise in Tongli, Lingering Garden, Panmen Scenic Area, Pingjiang Road

Day 16 Sat 29/Jul/2017: Shanghai (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Fuxing Park, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Shanghai Museum, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund

Day 17 Sun 30/Jul/2017: Private transfer: Shanghai to Hangzhou to Shanghai (200km, 2.5 hours one way) (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Lingyin Temple, Peak Flown From Afar, West Lake including cruise and the Island on the lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda (with climbing up the pagoda)

Day 18 Mon 31/Jul/2017: Departure Shanghai: AC018 at 4:40pm (Breakfast+Lunch)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast included
Tour Service Ends

Estimated Price Per Person: USD3300 (price upon request)
Price Inlusive: English-speaking tour guide and driver, entrance fees, hotels, transfers, internal airfare and trains, meals, etc.
Price Exclusive: Internationale airfare, some dinners, personal expense, non-accident insurance, visa fees, non-mandatory tipping, etc.

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