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Jenny and Jacques from UK and France customized a 18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

Jenny and Jacques from UK and France customized a 18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

Dear Nora,

I know 6 weeks have elapsed since the end of our trip to China. Marilyn has already written to you with our appreciation of the tour, but thought I would add some of my own comments.

First of all we were all completely satisfied with the organization and the quality of the tour.  Your own efficiency and professionalism were excellent and made the whole organization and preparation very easy and enjoyable. So we all congratulate you on your efforts!

We enjoyed Beijing, in spite of the damp weather and our guide Jin, was agreeable, competent and friendly. We loved the Double Happiness Courtyard hotel - it was just as we imagined, authentic and the personnel were adorable. Also well situated, so that we could get around on our own. We very much enjoyed the Tai Chi lesson and all the food was good, especially the Peking Duck.

Xian was magic.  Amy was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, friendly and adaptable.  She was able to improvise when we were blocked in the traffic due to the Xian marathon.  It would be a good idea not to go to Xian during the marathon!  We were not sure about the Wyndham Grand hotel, as we usually prefer smaller hotels.  However, it turned out to be excellent and was very well situated in downtown Xian.

Jenny and Jacques from UK and France customized a 18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

Guilin and Yangshuo were probably our preferred part of the tour.  Our guide Lynda was brilliant and could not have done more to make our trip enjoyable. So much to say - Ping An, the Longji One Hotel, the rice terraces, the raft on the river, Aroma Tea House hotel, Guilin, the caves - it was all wonderful, even with the bad weather.  However, the best part was Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Truly beautiful, wonderful scenery, comfortable, friendly hotel with excellent staff. We could have easily spent more time there.

Shanghai was amazing. Unfortunately the guide, Darcy was not up to the standard of the other guides. He was knowledgeable and spoke good English, but gave the impression of being arrogant and not really interested in being a guide.  He also missed out part of the program.

Hangzhou was beautiful and Rachel took great care of us and made a great effort to explain everything.
The only disappointment was the Yrong Xilou Boutique Hotel. Frankly it was not up to the standard of the other hotels and could not really be described as a boutique hotel.

Suzhou was also beautiful and with a very experienced and knowledgeable guide. The hotel Garden Hotel Suzhou was excellent and well situated.

Jenny and Jacques from UK and France customized a 18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

All the guides took great care of us and helped us at the train stations and airports and were on time (except Darcy in Shanghai!).

Hope these comments will help you, please do not take any adverse comments in a bad way, they are only meant to help you.

We were delighted to meet you in Guilin and wish you well in your future career.

Our very best wishes

Jenny and Jacques

Jenny and Jacques from UK and France customized a 18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour

18 Days Beijing Xian Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou and Shanghai Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Sun 14/Oct/2018: Arrival at Beijing: BA0039 at 09:30am, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing

Day 2 Mon 15/Oct/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Summer Palace with Cruise, Yonghegong Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dayali Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Tue 16/Oct/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Beijing Zoo including Panda House, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Hutong Rickshaw Tour with Local Family Visit
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 4 Wed 17/Oct/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Round Ways Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Bird Nest and Water Cube
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 5 Thu 18/Oct/2018: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (Second Class)
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, One Hour Taichi experience in Temple of Heaven, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dawanju Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 6 Fri 19/Oct/2018: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 7 Sat 20/Oct/2018: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA1225 (18:40 - 20:30) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Shaanxi History Museum, Dumpling making with a local family, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Sun 21/Oct/2018: Private transfer: Guilin to Longsheng (100km, 2 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Longji Terraced Rice Field and Ping'an Zhuang Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 Mon 22/Oct/2018: Private transfer: Longsheng to Guilin (100km, 2 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Longsheng Tour: 90 minutes hiking from Ping'an Village to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village; Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 10 Tue 23/Oct/2018: Private transfer: Guilin to Yangshuo (65km, 1.5 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: One hour private transfer from Guilin to Yangdi Pier, 3 hours' Li River hiking and rafting combined; West Street.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Wed 24/Oct/2018: Yangshuo
China Culture Tour: Yangshuo picturesque countryside tour by private transfer, Jiuxian Ancient Village, Cooking Class in Yangshuo
rself. After the cooking class, you will eat the dishes together and get to know more about Chinese eating culture and customs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Thu 25/Oct/2018: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Shanghai by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU9350 (15:55 - 18:10) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Half free day on your arrangement in Yangshuo, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Fri 26/Oct/2018: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Fuxing Park, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Gengyuelou Restaurant with A La Carte Menu

Day 14 Sat 27/Oct/2018: Shanghai to Hangzhou by Train: G7319 (16:33 - 17:45) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Half free day on your arrangement in Shanghai, Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Shanghai; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Hangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Yurong Xilu Boutique Holiday Hotel - Boutique
Add: No. 1, Maojiabu on Longjing Road, Hangzhou, China

Day 15 Sun 28/Oct/2018: Hangzhou to Suzhou by Train: G7590 (17:48 - 19:28) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: West Lake including cruise and the Island on the lake, Lingyin Temple, Peak Flown From Afar, 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 Suzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Taste Known Restaurant with A La Carte Menu

Day 16 Mon 29/Oct/2018: Suzhou
China Culture Tour: Tongli Ancient Water Town, Boat Cruise in Tongli
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17 Tue 30/Oct/2018: Private transfer: Suzhou to Shanghai (120km, 1.5 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Panmen Scenic Area, Humble Administrator’s Garden, Rickshaw tour around Suzhou, Pingjiang Road, Private transfer from Suzhou hotel to Shanghai airport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18 Wed 31/Oct/2018: Departure Shanghai: BA0160 at 01:55am, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from hotel to airport.
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