Jerry from US Customized a 18 Days First-Timers tour to China

Hi Grace,

There are several attractions which are memorable: Terra-Cotta Soldiers, Li River cruise, Xian city tour and dinner in Shanghai at Hakkasan.

3 guides were the best- Sarah in Xian, Ashley in Chengdu and Daniel in Shanghai. They all stood out as being friendly, attentive to our needs, and eager to please. The other guides were good as well, particularly Ming in Suzhou.

All the hotels were very good. The lunches were good, especially in Guilin; also hotspot lunches in Xian and Chengdu were great. Dumpling making in Xian was a treat. The lunch in Beijing and Suzhou were not great.

Bullet train was great, but we should have been informed that there were no porters to meet us in Chongqing. Also the trip to Suzhou should be by bullet train, the highway trip took close to 3 hours due to the holiday traffic jam.


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The restaurant in Beijing Bai Family Garden Restaurant is great, also Dadong Duck restaurant, and Hakkasan in Shanghai. The Opera in Xian, Acrobatic show in Shanghai were great. Tongli Water Town was great, Suzhou itself not so great. Also on our trip to the Great Wall, our guide should have suggested taking the Chair lift instead of walking uphill to the cable car; we were exhausted by the extra walking uphill. Is there a better way to get to the Wall for seniors?

Wow factors are Li River Cruise, Terra-Cotta soldiers, Walk on the Bund at night or day. Shanghai dinner at Hakkasan was definitely Wow.

We would definitely recommend you to other people and be your reference.

Jerry from the US customized a China First Timer Tour to Beijing Xian Guilin Chengdu Yangtze River Shanghai and Suzhou with private guides and vehicles, well-selected hotels, top attractions, interesting activities, etc.

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