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Richard from America Customized a 21 Days Beijing Xian Chengdu Yangtze Cruise Shanghai Huangshan Guilin and Hong Kong Tour

Richard from America Customized a 21 Days Beijing Xian Chengdu Yangtze Cruise Shanghai Huangshan Guilin and Hong Kong Tour

Hi Nora,

We have many wonderful experiences in 21 days! 

There were many "wow" moments - How modern China's cities are, The Terra Cotta Warriors, the Yellow Mountains, Shanghai at night all come to mind. Special moments included a calligraphy demonstration (can't remember where but it was around Buddha temples) and making dumplings for lunch which gave us a glimpse of life in a family home. Pandas were great - park was beautiful - and they were very active while we were there. Everyone should get a Chinese massage and ours was excellent at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Xi'an, as well as a foot massage in Yangshuo. Watching people play, dance, and sing in parks made us smile.  

For the guide, all were excellent - hard to choose a favorite but Anna stands out for her effervescence and Vivian for her passion about the Jinsha Site museum. 

For the meals/hotels: We are very happy with meals and accommodations, which we felt were appropriate to the location. Grand Hotel in Shanghai was spectacular, Pig Inn so quaint and a real "slice of life", Mountain Retreat a welcome break to enjoy communicating easily and familiar food and we would have liked more time there. If you like Chinese food in general you'll be happy, so we were. Hot pot in Chengdu and McFound in Guilin were memorable. Andrea enjoyed trying unfamiliar foods but drew the line at duck heads and various feet. Our three "fine dining" meals were outstanding and worth every penny given the attentive service, creative and beautifully prepared dishes, and views. These were Oyster at the Sheridan (thanks to Dawn for the recommendation and reservation), M on the Bund, and Da Dong in Beijing for Peking duck.  You mentioned M on the Bund in your information - consider revising your price estimations. We found them low but realize everyone eats differently and you should note that the estimation is for food only.

Richard from America Customized a 21 Days Beijing Xian Chengdu Yangtze Cruise Shanghai Huangshan Guilin and Hong Kong Tour

We have some suggestions for your future clients. For us, the tour of the Cottage of Du Fu could have been shorter. The small towns and markets start to look alike so fewer of these would have suited us. Pick one of two of the most vibrant markets and a couple of examples of small towns and let the others go.  This would have allowed us to have more time at Mountain Retreat for cooking and calligraphy classes, etc. Tell your clients there is a good market at the entrance to the Yangtze River Cruise for buying a gallon of water, wine, and spirits. Encourage ladies to always carry a supply of tissue for restrooms and restaurants, where westerners are accustomed to larger napkins. 

We loved the trains; once we figured out how to read the tickets and guides were very helpful getting us into the stations and in the right place. This was our first real experience with trains and they were fast, on time, and comfortable.

We found you on the Internet. We didn't want a group tour and your ability to personalize the trip specifically for us suited our needs perfectly.

We would be delighted to share our experience with your potential clients. You provide the ideal way to appreciate your beautiful country and we were very pleased with our trip - truly the experience of a lifetime. Ask your clients to put China Reference in the subject line so we recognize it as a legitimate email and not spam. Email addresses are dickwuoxxx@aol.com and awuoxxx@aol.com. So glad we got to meet you in Guilin!

I am still in the process of going through photos as I took over 2,000. If you decide to use us as a reference and need a photo, let me know. 

Richard

Richard from America Customized a 21 Days Beijing Xian Chengdu Yangtze Cruise Shanghai Huangshan Guilin and Hong Kong Tour

21 Days Beijing Xian Chengdu Yangtze Cruise Shanghai Huangshan Guilin and Hong Kong Itinerary

Day 1 Thu 09/May/2019: Arrival at Beijing: DL189 at 14:50, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing 4* (Deluxe Room-31sqm)
Add: 97 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100005, China
Surroundings: Shijia Hutong and Wangfujing Street

Day 2 Fri 10/May/2019: Beijing
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Sat 11/May/2019: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Forbidden City with Treasure House, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Rickshaw Tour with Local Family Visit
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 4 Sun 12/May/2019: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, Round Ways Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 5 Mon 13/May/2019: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Summer Palace with Cruise, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dayali Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square 4* (Superior Room-31sqm)
Add: No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710004, China
Surroundings: Xincheng Square and Muslim Quarter

Day 6 Tue 14/May/2019: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu

Day 7 Wed 15/May/2019: Xi'an to Chengdu by Train: G1835 (17:00 - 20:47) (First Class)
China Culture Tour: Gao's Family Courtyard with Puppet Show, Dumpling making in a local family, Muslim Street, Private transfer to the train station in Xi'an; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Chengdu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tibet Hotel 4* (Deluxe Room-38sqm)
Add: No. 10 Renmin North Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610081, China

Day 8 Thu 16/May/2019: Chengdu
China Culture Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Jinli Ancient Street
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch

Day 9 Fri 17/May/2019: Chengdu to Chongqing by Train: G8717 (15:52 - 17:25) (First Class), Chongqing to Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: People's Park, Local Tea House, Jinsha Site Museum, Private transfer to the train station in Chengdu; Private transfer from the train station to the dock in Chongqing, Board the ship from 18:30 to 21:00 and departs Chongqing at 9:30pm.(Dinner is not included).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chongqing Hotpot with a La Carte Men
Cruise Ship: Century Sun 4* (Junior Suite-30sqm)

Day 10 Sat 18/May/2019: Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Tai Chi exercise. Shore excursion to Shibaozhai (14:00-17:00). . Captain's welcome party and dinner. Crew cabaret. Optional tour to the Fengdu Ghost City (RMB 290 per person).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

Day 11 Sun 19/May/2019: Yangtze Cruise
China Culture Tour: Tai Chi exercise. Optional tour to White Emperor City (RMB260 per person). Scenic cruising---Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Shore excursion to Shennv Stream. Captain's farewell banquet. Fashion show. Sails through the ship-locks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

Day 12 Mon 20/May/2019: Yangtze Cruise to Yichang, Yichang to Hangzhou by Flight: Capital Airlines JD5690 (15:35 - 17:20) (Economy Class), private transfer from Hangzhou airport to Shanghai hotel (3 hours).
China Culture Tour: Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Scenic cruising---Xiling Gorge. Arrive in Yichang at 12:30pm. Private transfer from Hangzhou airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Fangweng Restaurant
Accommodation: Central Hotel Shanghai 4* (Superior Room-32sqm)
Add: No.555 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001
Surroundings: Nanjing Shopping Road

Day 13 Tue 21/May/2019: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Fuxing Park, French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Shanghai World Financial Center (To the 94th, 97th and 100th floor), The Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Homes Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 14 Wed 22/May/2019: Shanghai to Tunxi by Train: G1509 (08:42 - 11:08) (First Class), Private transfer: Tunxi to Huangshan (100km, 1.5 hour one way)
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Shanghai; Private transfer from the train station to Huangshan Scenic Area (1.5hours); The Yellow Mountains, Yungu Cable Car up.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Huangshan Beihai Hotel 4* (Standard Room-17sqm)
Add: Beihai Scenic Area

Day 15 Thu 23/May/2019: Private transfer: Huangshan to Xidi (60km, 1 hour one way)
China Culture Tour: West Sea Grand Canyon, Yungu Cable Car down; Xidi Village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chinese buffet lunch at the mountain top hotel
Accommodation: Pig's Heaven Inn Bishan - Boutique (Deluxe Queen Room-25sqm)
Add: Bishan Village, Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

Day 16 Fri 24/May/2019: Private transfer: Xidi to Tunxi (60km, 1 hour one way), Tunxi to Guilin by Flight: Air Guilin GT1004 (22:25 - 00:30) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Nanping Village, Half day Huizhou rural experience in Nanping Village, Tunxi Ancient Street, Private transfer to the airport in Tunxi; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Local Lunch
Accommodation: Aroma Tea House - Boutique (Family Room with Lake View (fourth floor)-32sqm)
Add: No. 9 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541001, China

Day 17 Sat 25/May/2019: Guilin
China Culture Tour: Daxu Ancient Town, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 18 Sun 26/May/2019: Guilin to Yangshuo by boat
China Culture Tour: Li River Deluxe Boat Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; West Street.
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch on the boat
Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Hotel Boutique (River View Superior King Room-32sqm)
Add: Wang Gong Shan Jiao, Feng Lou Cun Wei, Gaotian Zhen, Yangshuo, Guilin, China

Day 19 Mon 27/May/2019: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hour one way), Guilin to Hong Kong by Flight: Dragonair KA703 (16:30 - 18:00) (Business Class)
China Culture Tour: Yangshuo picturesque countryside tour by private transfer, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hour); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Hong Kong.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Beer Fish Restaurant
Accommodation: Metropark Hotel Kowloon 4* (Superior Room-23sqm)
Add: 75 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Day 20 Tue 28/May/2019: 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)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 21 Wed 29/May/2019: Departure Hong Kong: DL 7886 at 12:45, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast
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