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Peter's Feedback on 7 Days Shanghai, Suzhou, Yellow Mountain Tour

Contribute by  Peter from Australia; Tour date: 9/15/2008

Hi Leon,
We enjoyed our short trip with China Highlights very much. The Huang Shan was truly awe inspiring, seeing it both with clouds wreathed around the rocky pinnacles and on a clear morning. The gardens in Suzhou were also magical, both sights you can see nowhere else. Both our tour guides were excellent, being very helpful with all our requirements. Both guides made sure we got on the trains all right, even though departure times were late in the evening. The visits to the silk factory and the ink factory in Huang Shan City were very interesting side trips. The hotels were fine. Perhaps one drawback was that Western food was not available at some due to being out of the season. It can be difficult for Western visitors to eat Chinese style food all the time. We will certainly recommend your company to other people intending to visit China. On the trip we took to Huang Shan, it was very important that we didn't take heavy bags up the mountain, when there was a reasonable walk with many steps before reaching the hotel. The guide told us about this, but we still took too much for the warm and humid weather. We didn't take enough food on the train with us. Next time we will put together a basket of food and drink for supper and breafast. The air conditioning was set a little cold on the train. We should have asked for it to be adjusted, but we didn't. We were not familiar with arriving back at Shanghai railway station, so it was a little difficult finding where the taxis were to take us to the Maglev train for the airport. We ended up in a minibus, but the driver was good and helpful. I assume that the taxis do not wish to cross the river unless they are going all the way to the airport? Some information on this for other travellers would be useful. You are welcome to give our email address to other potential travellers. Please keep sending the email news letter for the time being. We are hoping to do other trips around China over the next 12 months or so, to more unique and exceptional places like Huangshan and Suzhou, including Guilin and the Three Gorges cruise.
Peter Alan Clay

Peter's Tour Reviews

Overall Rating:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.81 / 5)
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StarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.17 / 5)
Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.63 / 5)

Attitude & Services: Very pleasant and helpful guide.

StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.78 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.91 / 5)

Huangshan Scenic area: Beautiful.

Tour Guide:
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.98 / 5)
StarStarStarStarStar (Excellent, 4.71 / 5)