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Sandra 's Feedback on 17 Days Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Shanghai, Hong Kong Tour

Contribute by  Sandra  from Canada; Tour date: 9/7/2011

Good morning, Sammi...

Attached are the comments regarding our recent trip - again, thank you so much for arranging our tour!!

Also attached is a photograph of Sandy and Judith at the Captain's Farewell Dinner on the Yangtze River Cruise. Sandy is standing and Judith is seated.

We appreciate so much all of your help in making this a trip of a lifetime for both of us!

With best regards,

Sandy & Judith



Our time in Beijing was very nice - we wished we had had another day there to see more of the city. The Day's Inn Hotel was in a good location and had the best breakfast of any of the hotels where we stayed. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the Beijing opera performance.


The upgraded hotel was beautiful. We enjoyed our time in Xian (except for the rain!). The Terra Cotta warriors are unbelievable and the Hanyang tomb was also very interesting-we were glad we could see both of them. The Tang Dynasty show was very impressive!


The cruise was great - the ship was immaculate and the staff very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time on the River very much.


If we had to do the trip over, we would eliminate going to Shanghai. While we enjoyed seeing the beautiful gardens, we felt that 3 gardens visits were too many and the tour could have included more of the city, such as the Pearl TV tower.

We did enjoy the Shangcheng Acrobatic show-they were great!


Hong Kong is an amazing city and we wished we had had another day there.

The hotel was very nice, very clean, with a friendly staff and had the 2nd best breakfast during our trip. The hotel's location was very close to everything - restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc. and we could walk around safely, even later at night. Due to only having a half day tour, we did feel rather rushed to try to get everything accomplished in the 4 hours scheduled.

We had a wonderful time on the trip - if we had to schedule it again, knowing what we know now, we would add one additional day to both Beijing and Hong Kong and eliminate Shanghai altogether.

Thank you for arranging all of this for us!  We will remember it forever!!!

Sandra & Judith

Sandra 's Tour Reviews

Overall Rating:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.76 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 5.00 / 5)
StarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.29 / 5)

The Forbidden City: everything are good history,

Hutong Tour in Xicheng District: very historical

Temple of Heaven: beautiful

The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car): amazing view very good

Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.88 / 5)

Attitude & Services: kathy gave us a 100%

Knowledge of Subjects: good information. she knew a lot

Command of English: Kathy spoke very good English

Flexibility: knowledge

Local Arrangements: very knowledgeable

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.98 / 5)

Breakfast/Meals: excellent

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 5.00 / 5)
StarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.29 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.86 / 5)
Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.98 / 5)

Command of English: we enjoyed our time with steven

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 2.66 / 5)

Service: staff unfriendly+not helpful

Breakfast/Meals: below average food-tables + buffet not clean

Cleanliness: carpet+windows in room dirty-carpet not ? room smelled

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 3.83 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.75 / 5)
Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.81 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.79 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.70 / 5)

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: everything what we expected

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: very intersting

Hanyang Tomb: very interesting and we didn't know too much about it

Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.95 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.85 / 5)

Location: very central,excellent location

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 3.93 / 5)

Reallove Restaurant (Lunch): OKAY

Hong Kong:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 5.00 / 5)
StarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.46 / 5)

Stanley Market: enjoyed that very much,but not enough time

Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.91 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.99 / 5)