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Three Couples from UK customized a 14 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour

Three Couples from UK customized a 14 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour

Hi Nora,

Back home now and in a position to give you feedback on the tour. We have had a chat amongst ourselves and have discussed your questions, so here we go.

We have decided that the WOW on our tour included, The Great Wall, Reed Flute Cave and the visit to the family/dumpling making. The Karst scenery around Guilin was quite spectacular. It was also good to meet you.

It is very difficult to pick out one outstanding guide. Each of the guides had their own way of interacting with the group and all were knowledgeable. If we have to list the best, then perhaps we would have scored Cory, Clark and Jin slightly higher than the others, but this maybe because we spent more time with them.

We were all delighted with the food, both in the quality and amount. In all cases, there was always plenty for us all to eat. Breakfasts were varied, with both western and Chinese foods on offer and in general were very good. The only disappointing breakfast was at the Mountain Retreat, where we thought it was a little limited.

As far as hotels are concerned, they were all very good and were in really good locations. It is very difficult to pick out one above others, as the city hotels were so different from the more boutique style hotels. The Aroma Tea House in Guilin was particularly nice and had lovely views from the window.

Tell the guides what you like to eat and leave them to order the food for you. They always know best and introduce you to local delicacies and don't forget to ask for the local beers, they all vary in color and tastes.

Three Couples from UK customized a 14 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour

The train travel was really good and is an efficient way to get between cities. Our suggestion is to take plenty of food and drink onboard with you for the journey.

Additionally, it is our suggestion that you should not travel on the trains with aerosol sprays, knives, scissors or any bottles of shaving foam/deodorant/perfumes etc. over 120ml in size. We were stopped at Hangzhou going to Shanghai and had lots of things confiscated from our bags. Maybe you could issue a warning to future passengers not to take any of the above.

We found your company on the internet and finally decided to use you on price, content of the tour, inclusions of travel/hotels/food/guides and most important to us were no free time during the daytime. We wanted to be busy at all times during the day, with free time during the evenings only.

We would be delighted to provide references to any potential customers and you have our contact details.

Finally, thank you Nora for providing us with a stimulating experience in China. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour you arranged for us and everyone has asked that we pass on their thanks to you and when you contact the guides we had thank them as well.

Well done Nora.

Best wishes,

Mick and Chris Lawton

Three Couples from UK customized a 14 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour

14 days Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hangzhou and Shanghai Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Thu 24/Oct/2019: Arrival at Beijing:  AY85 (06:55) (Economy Class), Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing 4* (Penta Room-30sqm)
Add: 3-18 Chongwenmen Wai Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100062, China
Surroundings: It is about 20 minutes walking to Wangfujing Shopping Street and there are several stops to Hongqiao Market and Temple of Heaven by subway Line 5.

Day 2 Fri 25/Oct/2019: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park, Hutong Rickshaw Tour with Local Family Visit
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Sat 26/Oct/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 4 Sun 27/Oct/2019: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25)
China Culture Tour: Beijing Tour: Summer Palace with Cruise, Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xi'an 4* (Superior Room-28sqm)
Add: No.334 East Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
Surroundings: About 15 minutes walking to the busiest Muslim Street

Day 5 Mon 28/Oct/2019: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Muslim Street, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Tue 29/Oct/2019: Xi'an to Chengdu by Train: G1835 (17:00 - 20:47)
China Culture Tour: Xi'an Tour: Xian City Wall, Dumpling making in a local family, Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Xi'an; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Chengdu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Lia Chengdu Hotel 4* (Deluxe Guest Room-35sqm)
Add: No.59 Renmin East Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu 610020, China
Surroundings: Tianfu Square

Day 7 Wed 30/Oct/2019: Chengdu
China Culture Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center, Jinli Ancient Street, Wuhou Ancestral Hall
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  

Day 8 Thu 31/Oct/2019: Chengdu to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA4323 (19:55 - 21:35) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Chengdu Tour: People's Park, Local Tea House, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Chengdu; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chongqing Hotpot with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Aroma Tea House - Boutique (Family Room with Lake View (fourth floor)-32sqm)
Add: No. 9 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541001, China
Surroundings: Night Market and Banyan Lake

Day 9 Fri 01/Nov/2019: Guilin
China Culture Tour: Daxu Ancient Town, Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 10 Sat 02/Nov/2019: Private transfer:  Guilin to Yangshuo (65km one way, 1.5 hours one way)
China Culture Tour: Yangshuo Tour: West Street; One hour private transfer from Guilin to Yangdi Pier, Guilin Tour: .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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
Surroundings: Yulong River

Day 11 Sun 03/Nov/2019: Private transfer:  Yangshuo to Guilin (65km one way, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Hangzhou by Flight: Hainan Airlines HU7628 (15:50 - 17:55) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Yangshuo Tour: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Hangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Beer Fish Restaurant
Accommodation: Zhejiang International Hotel 4* (Deluxe Room-30sqm)
Add: No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Hangzhou 310003, China

Day 12 Mon 04/Nov/2019: Hangzhou to Shanghai by Train: G7312 (18:00 - 19:00)  
China Culture Tour: Hangzhou Tour: West Lake including cruise and the Island on the lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Peak Flown From Afar, Six Harmonies Pagoda (with climbing up the pagoda), Private transfer from the hotel to the train station in Hangzhou; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Taste Known Restaurant with A La Carte Menu
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund 4* (Deluxe Room-25sqm)
Add: No. 839 Renmin Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Surroundings: Yu Garden

Day 13 Tue 05/Nov/2019: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Tongli Ancient Water Town, Boat Cruise in Tongli, The Bund
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 Wed 06/Nov/2019: Departure Shanghai: Air China CA805 (23:05) (Economy Class), Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Fuxing Park, French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai City God Temple, Upper Spheres Tour at Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xiangyefu Teahouse Restaurant with A La Carte Menu
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