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12 Days Beijing Xian Guilin and Shanghai Tour Packages

Hi Nora,

I'm just getting used to being back home. Sorry for this late reply; There's so much work to be done and I've been very busy since we got back. I wanted to say thank you. We had such a good time on our trip and will never forget it. I wanted to repeat how sorry I was that we didn't get to meet you for dinner while in Guilin. One of things we didn't know was how hot and humid it was in that region. Some of my favorite days were in Guilin and Yangshou, but after being in the heat all day and not getting very much sleep, we were so tired later in the day. The evening we wanted to have dinner with you, Derek and I felt exhausted, so we ate quickly and took a short walk before going to bed early.

Here's answers to some of the questions below.

1. We were Wowed by the Hutongs in Beijing, the bike ride around the wall in Xi'an, and the bike ride along the Li River.

2. Our guides: We really enjoyed Rodger's company. He was patient, flexible, and offered to do extra things to make our trip special. The only regret was the driver. We felt hurried in the Hutongs because the driver told Rodger he had an appointment and we felt that we had to hurry when I would have liked to have spent more time there.

We really liked talking to Amy because she was so knowledgeable about your history and gave us insight into modern China. She was also patient and even helped me bargain for gifts.

12 Days Beijing Xian Guilin and Shanghai Tour Packages

Lilly was very nice and we appreciate her wanting to do everything possible so we had a good experience.

Summer really helped when we were in a terrible room at the Kingtown Hotel. She made sure it was taken care of and we appreciate her commitment to our happiness.

3. Our favorite hotels were the Grand Noble and the Aiyuan. Our least favorite was the Kingtown Hotel. We were moved to a nice room on the 10th floor, but the night we arrived at the Kingtown, the floor of our room was filthy, the window only looked out into what seemed like a dark hallway, and the door looked like it had been kicked in and repaired with a thin strip of metal. The hotel seemed nice and we were shocked at how bad our original room was.

I have a final thought. While at the restaurant after the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, they showed us a tea ceremony and after pressured us to buy tea. Another time at the Wild Goose Pagoda, we were treated to a calligraphy demonstration and after were pressured to buy local paintings. Both times we felt very uncomfortable. When I was looking for tours in China, I avoided the tours that included shopping stops and was disappointed that we found ourselves in that situation while on the China Culture Tour. I'm not sure if this was part of the tour or a misunderstanding, but thought it would be helpful to give you feedback on that experience.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, your patience, and giving us a memorable experience! We had a wonderful time.


Tom from US customized a 12 Days China highlights tour package to Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai.

Day 1 Thu 14/Sep/2017: Arrival at Beijing: UA851 at 03:15pm, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Beijing
Accommodation: Feitian Hotel Beijing 4* (Deluxe Room-35sqm)
Add: No.5 Guangqu Menwai South Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100022, China

Day 2 Fri 15/Sep/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Round Ways Cable Car on Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 3 Sat 16/Sep/2017: Beijing
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Sun 17/Sep/2017: Beijing to Xi'an by Train: G87 (14:00 - 18:25) (Second Class Seat)
China Culture Tour: Half free day on your arrangement in Beijing, 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 18/Sep/2017: Xi'an
China Culture Tour: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Muslim Street, Xian Great Mosque
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Baiweizheng Restaurant with a La Carte Menu

Day 6 Tue 19/Sep/2017: Xi'an to Guilin by Flight: Air China CA1225 (18:40 - 20:50) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Xian Ancient City Wall with One Hour Biking Tour, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Private transfer to the airport in Xi'an; Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Defachang Dumpling Restaurant with a La Carte Menu
Accommodation: Eva Inn 3* (River View Room-25sqm)
Add: No.66 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541001, China

Day 7 Wed 20/Sep/2017: Guilin
12 Days Beijing Xian Guilin and Shanghai Tour Packages 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 8 Thu 21/Sep/2017: 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; Xingping Ancient Town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Aiyuan Hotel 3* (Wooden House-28sqm)
Add: No.115 West Street, Yangshuo County 541900, China

12 Days Beijing Xian Guilin and Shanghai Tour Packages Day 9 Fri 22/Sep/2017: Private transfer: Yangshuo to Guilin (65km, 1.5 hours one way), Guilin to Shanghai by Flight: China Southern Airlines CZ3251 (16:30 - 18:50) (Economy Class)
China Culture Tour: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Jiuxian Ancient Village, Private transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport (1.5 hours); Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Shanghai.
Local Beer Fish Restaurant:
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Beer Fish Restaurant
Accommodation: Kingtown Riverside Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3* (Superior Room -25sqm)
Add: No.126 Xinzha Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Surroundings: People Square

Day 10 Sat 23/Sep/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: Tongli Ancient Water Town, Boat Cruise in Tongli
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Sun 24/Sep/2017: Shanghai
China Culture Tour: A free day on your arrangement in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Mon 25/Sep/2017: Departure Shanghai: UA836 at 03:05pm, Flight on Your Arrangement
China Culture Tour: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast
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