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Michiel Schuit and family 16 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Xian Guilin and Hong Kong Tour Package

Michiel Schuit family customized a 16 days China tour to Shanghai Hangzhou Beijing Xian Guilin and Hong Kong

Hi Nora

It was a pleasure to meet you in Guilin and thanks again for organizing this trip for us.

We all agree the “wow” factor was the Guilin part of the vacation. Personally I liked the bamboo raft on the dragon river while we were caught in a torrential rain storm; the rest of the family preferred the luxury boat on the Li rive while basking in the sun. We all agreed that Beijing with all its palaces & temples was the least interesting; maybe a visit into Chairman Mao’s Tomb could have spiced things up a bit? The jingshaling section of the Great Wall and the exquisite Peking Duck made Beijing a worthy experience. Last but not least the Dragon Well tea plantation and tea ceremony lead by the mayors daughter was a big hit with everyone.

All guides were all terrific. My daughters best liked Sarah (Xian): I guess in part because Sarah shared their taste of clothing and because Sarah had funny comments. I personally liked Fei (Shanghai) because of her broad range of knowledge, open conversation and flexibility. We all agreed that Linda (Guilin) was the overall favorite as she went out of her way to please us. Linda also made sure that my wife was comfortable at all times: for example  together with us Linda personally checked out the hotel rooms to made sure we were pleased with the room: We have never experienced this kind of care and attention. Best driver was the ex-army captain in Guilin. Best van was in Hong Kong. 

The itinerary was great and it was sufficiently flexible to change a few things around to fit our needs. I don’t think we could have seen much more and I don’t thing we missed what we could or should have seen. ps - the Jewish museum in Shanghai is a good refugee story - for all religions; in the USA we are all in some form descendants of emigrants so you may suggest this to your clients regardless of their religion.

With only one bullet train experience my wife and I agreed that flying is preferred. when we were much younger we traveled by hitchhiking in the back of the truck with live animals etc; Now that we have limited time (and a little more money) we prefer the luxury of flying. The down time at the airport was welcome to catch up on relaxing.

The Banyan Tree Hotel was spectacular - even in bad weather. We also liked the Fairmont Peace which is on par with the Mandarin Oriental. Least favorite was Shangri-la.

You guide’s Lunch selections were great: best was in Beijing; The hotels made great recommendations for dinner.

I’ll be happy to occasionally speak to someone with a similar requirement as referred by you; we do not want our names and contact info listed on trip advisor: you can email me their contact info and leave it up to me to contact them.

As you know we found your company on-line. We selected your company from a wide range of options as you called us back (and were not too pushy). 

FYI - I may have another client for you: Have you ever organized a trip with an adjusted itinerary for older folks - those who have problems climbing stairs etc. ? if so please email me a sample itinerary (same hotels) so I can forward.

Thanks again to you and your guides & drivers.

Michiel schuit and family
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Michiel Schuit family customized a 16 days China tour to Shanghai Hangzhou Beijing Xian Guilin and Hong Kong

Day 1 Sun 19/Aug/2018: Arrival at Shanghai: UA86 at 01:40pm, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai
Accommodation: Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel  (Fairmont Room-49sqm)
Add: 20 Nanjing Road East Shanghai

Day 2 Mon 20/Aug/2018: Shanghai to Hangzhou by Train: G7505 (09:00 - 09:54) (First Class), Hangzhou to Shanghai by Train: D5680 (18:25 - 19:43) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Shanghai; Pick up from the train station in Hangzhou, West Lake including cruise and the Island on the lake, 2 hours' tea culture experience at Meijiawu Tea Village, Six Harmonies Pagoda (with climbing up the pagoda), private transfer to the train station in Hangzhou; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Zhangshengji Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Tue 21/Aug/2018: Shanghai-Hangzhou-Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Tongli Ancient Water Town, Boat Cruise in Tongli, The Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Wed 22/Aug/2018: Shanghai to Beijing by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU5117 (16:00 - 18:10) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Private transfer to the airport in Shanghai; If time permits, you may add French Concession/Zhou Enlai residence and the Jewish Refugee Museum. Please pay the extra entrance fee on your own if needed. Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Homes Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing  (Deluxe Room-46sqm)

Day 5 Thu 23/Aug/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park, Hutong Rickshaw Tour with Local Family Visit, possible visit to Temple of Heaven (please pay the entrance fee to the guide)

Day 6 Fri 24/Aug/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Jinshanling Great Wall with One Way Cable Car

Day 7 Sat 25/Aug/2018: Beijing to Xi'an by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU2114 (16:55 - 19:20) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Summer Palace with Cruise, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Bird Nest and Water Cube, Private transfer to the airport in Beijing; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dayali Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian  (Premium Room-46sqm)
Add: No. 319 Dong Xin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710004, China

Day 8 Sun 26/Aug/2018: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xian Ancient City Wall with One Hour Biking Tour, Muslim Street
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 9 Mon 27/Aug/2018: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA1225 (18:40 - 20:30) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling making with a local family, Shadow Play in the Gao's Family Courtyard, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Guilin Shangri-La Hotel  (Horizon Club River View Room-42sqm)
Add: 111 Huan Cheng Bei Er Lu, Guilin, Guangxi, China

Day 10 Tue 28/Aug/2018: 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, 90 minutes hiking from Ping'an Village to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Wed 29/Aug/2018: Longsheng
China Culture Tour: Li River Deluxe Boat Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; Photo taking for cormorant fishing in Xingping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Banyan Tree Yangshuo - Boutique (Karst Discovery Suite-66sqm)
Add: 8 Yang Jia Cun, Fuli Town, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

Day 12 Thu 30/Aug/2018: Yangshuo
China Culture Tour: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Yulong River Bamboo Rafting (30 to 40 minutes), Cooking Class in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Beer Fish Restaurant, Dinner

Day 13 Fri 31/Aug/2018: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Hong Kong by Flight: Dragonair KA703 (16:30 - 18:00) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Fuli Ancient Town, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Hong Kong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 Sat 01/Sep/2018: 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 15 Sun 02/Sep/2018: Hong Kong
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Hong Kong

Day 16 Mon 03/Sep/2018: Departure Hong Kong: UA180 at 10:25, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Hong Kong
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