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Hopps's 9 Days Beijing Xian and Guilin Tour Package

Hopps's 9 Days Beijing Xian and Guilin Tour Package

Excellent service from China Culture tour

Just returned from a fab holiday in China . For part of the trip which took in Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hangzhou, we used the services of China Culture tour. Grace at the company spent some considerable time liaising with us in putting together a schedule with recommendations on accommodation, travel and sightseeing itinerary. She was more than happy to tweak to our requirements. The schedule exceeded our expectations with some excellent guides in Marco, Amy and Linda. They provided a punctual pick up service and excellent commentary as we toured the various sites. They were happy to amend the itinerary as we travelled around. Special thanks to Marco for agreeing to take us to the Great Wall especially early to avoid the crowds - we were first there. Restaurants chosen for lunch were great apart from the Irish pub in Guilin which in hindsight we should have insisted in a more genuine restaurant. Visited too many fabulous places to mention but would highly recommend the Li river cruise.

In summary, China culture provided an excellent service from start to finish, the guides were knowledgeable, flexible and we always felt comfortable in their company. Very happy to recommend them.

Grace,

I have put something up on Trip Advisor. I have included some more details to your questions below.

Thank you to you and all your staffs for wonderful service and guidance. It made our trip more enjoyable.

For the most memorable attraction, there are great ranges of attractions, but Great Wall was probably my favorite made more the enjoyable by Marco and our driver agreeing to take us early before the crowds arrived. Marco was kind enough to arrange for hotel to provide packed breakfast for the trip. Shame the toboggan ride down was closed due to hail stones.

The most outstanding tour guide possibly is Marco but maybe because we spent more time with him. Linda was excellent too - always smiling. I would put Amy third though marginally. Overall we were very very happy with all three guides and the drivers. They are all knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and happy to share personal stuff which gave us a more authentic view of life in China.

We had some fabulous meals and we cannot fault any of the restaurants chosen for us other than the Irish pub in Guilin. This is partly our fault in that Linda assumed we might want English food and English speaking waiters and we didn’t correct her. In the end through our own choice we choose western food which was poor but noted the Chinese dishes served at other tables looked good. No great criticism here though as we accept some of the responsibility for the choice.

We were very glad we did the bullet train. It was very comfortable and a great experience. Marco got us though security etc. so no problems. Porters not really needed for luggage. 

For the suggestions or travel tips to pass on to other travelers, I think you have that covered. We were happy with your recommendations. I think we changed the choice of hotel in Guilin to Aroma tea house from our own research. Happy to report it was a good choice and would recommend you continue to use them.  Travel tip - load VPN app to your phone before getting to China.

There are too many wows to mention in out tour, though the Elephant trunk Hill was not worthwhile.

We would like to speak with your customer, no problem - provide my email address and if they want to talk on the phone, I will be happy to give them a number. And we will absolutely recommend your company.

Please keep me on your mailing list to receive your regular newsletter. We will probably visit China again and I will need to services and guidance.

Regards,

Steve

Hopps's 9 Days Beijing Xian and Guilin Tour Package

Day 1 Mon 02/Apr/2018: Shanghai to Beijing: China Eastern Airlines MU5153 (09:00 - 11:15), Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing, Summer Palace with Cruise, Olympic Green for Exterior View of the Bird Nest and Water Cube
Meals: Local Lunch with a La Carte Menu
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 Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Street, several stops to Hongqiao Market and Temple of Heaven by subway by Line 5.

Day 2 Tue 03/Apr/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall with One Way Cable Car and Slide way down
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Wed 04/Apr/2018: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City with Treasure House, Jingshan Park, Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Jindingxuan Dim Sum Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 4 Thu 05/Apr/2018: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (First Class) - 4 tickets
China Culture Tour: Yonghegong Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Guozijian Ancient Imperial School, Private transfer to the train station in Beijing; Private transfer from the train station to the hotel in Xi'an.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
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 Fri 06/Apr/2018: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Xian Great Mosque, Muslim Street
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 6 Sat 07/Apr/2018: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight: China Eastern Airlines MU2307 (17:10 - 19:15)(Economy Class) - 2 tickets only for Steven and Madeleine
China Culture Tour: Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Dumpling making with a local family, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin (tours, meals and hotels only for 2 adults from Guilin).
Meals: Breakfast, Dumpling Lunch in Local Family.
Accommodation: Aroma Tea House - Boutique (Family Room with Garden View (third floor)-32sqm)
Add: No. 9 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541001, China

Day 7 Sun 08/Apr/2018: Guilin
China Culture Tour: Elephant Trunk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 8 Mon 09/Apr/2018: Guilin to Yangshuo
China Culture Tour: Li River Deluxe Boat Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo; West Street, Yulong River Bamboo Rafting.
Meals: Breakfast, Simple Lunch on boat
Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Hotel - Boutique
Add: Wang Gong Shan Jiao, Feng Lou Cun Wei, Gaotian Zhen, Yangshuo, Guilin, China

Day 9 Tue 10/Apr/2018: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours), Guilin to Shanghai by Flight: China Southern Airlines CZ3251 (16:30 - 18:35)(Economy Class) - 2 tickets for Steven and Madeleine
China Culture Tour: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Jiuxian Ancient Village, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
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