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Norman & Joyce Tailor-made a 14 Days China Tour

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Hi Grace,

We are back home and yes we very much enjoyed our China vacation. See responses below.

1. For our family, we enjoyed the Great Wall, and the Li River and karst mountains.  We always knew China had famous temples and palaces, but the natural beauty of these 2 favorites was a WOW factor for us.

2. For the guide, Linda was absolutely outstanding. We feel like we had a relationship with her (joking, discussions about families, photo sharing).

3. As per the hotel, Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square #1, Harbor Grand in Hong Kong # 2, Red Wall Garden Hotel in Beijing #3, Yangshuo Mt Retreat #4, Sheraton Guilin #5, Holliday  Inn , # 6.  Yangshuo was not very good.

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4. We enjoyed mixing it up between air and train.  No suggestions for improvement.

5. For the suggestions of the not-to-be-missed attractions, biking, rafting along Li River, cooking class and Great Wall hike were our WOW favorites. Snack Street in Beijing was a favorite for our adult children.  The dinner buffet at the Harbor Grand was pretty good. 

We thought about it and wanted to add that the tours included a perfect balance between tour time and personal time.  For our family we enjoy a sense of humor and this is why we enjoyed Linda so much.

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Tips for future tours:  In Xian Kenneth was good but we all had difficulty hearing him.  He did a lot of his talking from the front seat of the van and we were in the back. It was okay.  We used Internet searches to find out about the terra cotta warriors.  But this might bother future customers. Still enjoyed our time in Xian.  Actually we really enjoyed the Terra Cotta Warriors. Tea tasting, city wall bike tour and Big Wild Goose!  These were still all WOW do not miss attractions for us. 

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The ancient towns in Guilin - not too enjoyable for our family.  Perhaps it was too hot in June.

Absolutely we will recommend you. We already did recommend you to others.

Norman & Joyce

Norman & Joyce from America Customized a 14 Days China tour to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Day 1 Sat 11/Jun/2016: Arrival at Beijing, by D7316 at 1:05 am, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Red Wall Garden Hotel Beijing - Boutique (Deluxe Room-42sqm)
Notes: As you will arrive at Beijing at midnight, we’ve added you one more night hotel on 10 June. You will have two rooms on 10 June and a free day on 11 June.
Add: No.41 Shijia Alley, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China

Day 2 Sun 12/Jun/2016: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Chinese Yoyo Experience in Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park
Hutong Rickshaw Tour: Hutong is a maze of historic alleyways with old single storey traditional courtyard houses, which are
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Mon 13/Jun/2016: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, 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 Menu  

Day 4 Tue 14/Jun/2016: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (Second Class)
China Culture Tour: Beijing Tour: Summer Palace with Cruise, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Bird Nest and Water Cube, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chongxue Shanzhuang Restaurant with a La Carte Menu  
Accommodation: Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square 5* (Luxury Room-37sqm)
Add: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China
Surroundings: Bell Tower, Muslim Street

Day 5 Wed 15/Jun/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 6 Thu 16/Jun/2016: Xi'an to Chengdu by Flight: Air China CA8925 (16:40 - 18:25) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Xi'an Tour: Xian Ancient City Wall with One Hour Biking Tour, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Chengdu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Hantang Tianxia Dumpling Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza 5* (Holiday Inn Superior Room-30sqm)
Add: No.231 Zhiquanduan,East Avenue | Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610061, China

Day 7 Fri 17/Jun/2016: Chengdu
China Culture Tour: One Day Panda Keeper Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch (CNY 70 per person)

Day 8 Sat 18/Jun/2016: Chengdu to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA4323 (07:40 - 09:15) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from hotel to airport in Chengdu; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin. Daxu Ancient Town, Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Sheraton Guilin 5* (Premium Room-32sqm)
Add: No 15 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, Guangxi, China
Day 9 Sun 19/Jun/2016: Guilin
China Culture Tour: Jiangtou Ancient Village, Guilin Bird, Flower and Antique Market
Breakfast, Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu

Day 10 Mon 20/Jun/2016: Guilin to Yangshuo
China Culture Tour: 3 hours Li River Hiking and rafting combined; West Street.
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Hotel - Boutique (River View Superior Twin Room)
Add: Wang Gong Shan Jiao, Feng Lou Cun Wei, Gaotian Zhen, Yangshuo, Guilin, China

Day 11 Tue 21/Jun/2016: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Cooking Class in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu

Day 12 Wed 22/Jun/2016: Guilin to Shenzhen by Train: G2901 (11:16 - 14:29) (First Class), Private transfer: Shenzhen to Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Guilin; Private transfer from Shenzhen Train Station to Hong Kong hotel (2 hours with English speaking driver).
Notes: When you arrive at Shenzhen North Train Station, please get to the B1 exit. Your driver will wait for you there with your name sign and transfer you from Shenzhen to Hong Kong hotel directly.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Harbour Grand Kowloon 5* (Harbour View Room-40sqm)
Add: 20 Tak Fung Street, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Day 13 Thu 23/Jun/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.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Fri 24/Jun/2016: Departure Hong Kong, Flight on Your Arrangement
Norman and Joyce: 7:55pm departure HKG to LAX, Singapore Air SQ871
Danielle and Chris: 11:45 am departure HKG Int'l to KUL Air Asia AK139
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Hong Kong (Twice airport transfers will be arranged for two groups.)
Meals: Breakfast
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