One of our groups in Tiananmen Square at the start of their China Tour

Postcards from China

Here's what some of our past traveller's have to say about their holiday with us:


Dear Ryan,
My son Mike and i are now back from China for an excellent holiday of a life-time thanks to On the Go Tours - Mike enjoyed his 14th birthday bargaining for his presents in local shops in Shanghai! (Don't worry he will get his main present now he is back in Birmingham!).
Your organisation was excellent in arranging everything for us and i feel it's important to thank you for this with excellent service in everything from visas to on the ground help in China. You probably get loads of moaning emails - so it's important to give you some good emails back!
I took loads of photos on our holiday including some of the eclipse we saw on the beach at Shanghai - unfortunately the morning was cloudy and we didn't see the full total eclipse, but that wasn't your fault! I did manage some photos through the thin clouds of the approaching eclipse and also the full darkness was awesome.
I must also congratulate you on the help you gave us on the ground in China where communication can be difficult for us non-Chinese speaking people. Both hotels were good in Beijing (the Rainbow) and Shanghai (Jyulong) and particularly good were your local guides in China - Jackie who was our guide on the eclipse tour in Shanghai must be congratulated. Also in Beijing we met up with Andrew & Carmel and their family from Britain and Harry and Lee from Hawaii (who were on the eclipse tour with us) - so we joined them for a day going to the Great Wall with your excellent guide Geoff. In addition your English speaking guides that escorted us to and from railway stations and airports must be congratulated - that's your guide in Shanghai (sorry i didn't catch his name) and the excellent Michelle in Beijing.
So thanks again for all the On the Go help,
Best wishes

Dave Grundy, Jul 2009

   Great Wall & Warriors Eclipse - 10 days

A note of thanks for the super tour to Shanghai for the eclipse!! Even though we had cloudiness, there was enough sun viewing and the darkness to make me happy. The site for viewing was just right.

Of course, we were coming off the previous 2 days of superb touring with our great group of 33 English and Americans guided by Jackie, a wonderful guide. We all seemed to have a great 5 day run in China(I know I did!). All arrangements were handled by Jackie very well. He was a joy to be with; with his orange flag we could always find him. He handled the last minute change by 3 passengers to the airport, when they had told him they would get there themselves, well. I feel he is in the right business!

Again, thank you for arranging a wonderful, smoothly running 5 day tour for this Eclipse. It has made me think positively about the 2010 or 2011, 2012 eclipse tours. Keep me in touch, please.

Nancy Skinner, Jul 2009

   Eclipse on Shanghai - 5 days

Guilin would have to be one of the most inspiring places I have visited and the Dragon's backbone is not far behind that. I would recommend this tour to anyone, especially those interested in painting as this is an artists dream.

I look forward to returning to see more of this incredible landscape.

It was a brilliant tour, with a super guide and lovely like-minded travelling companions.

Belinda Johnson, Jul 2009

   Fine China - 13 days

Dear Ryan

Just I quick note to say that I loved the holiday. It was amazing, and I'm already planning the next trip with you.

Melissa, Jun 2009

   Chinese Checkers - 11 days

Thanks to everyone who was part of showing me the best time in China. I can't rave about this trip enough, all the amazing things we've seen and done en route and the tang dynasty show was definitely my favourite night. I was really looking forward to this trip but it exceeded all my expectations including our excellent guide Eddie. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Gail Bridge, Jun 2009

   Hutongs to Hong Kong - 13 days

In overall tour is great. We had a great time regardless the weather. Our tour guide Mandy was highly professional and very friendly. She made us feel really good and special. Her service was with high standard quality and always really helpful. Drivers were also very good and friendly. Many thanks to everything.

Milagros Bacazapatel, Apr 2009

   China Tailormade

Good morning Ryan

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to tell you how pleased Richard and I were with the itinerary for our China trip.

From the first sight of Lilly and Hao at the Guilin airport until we stepped back on the plane in Lijiang one week later, we felt that we were treated so well to all the sights and sounds of the chosen areas. The hotels were very satisfactory and accommodating, Yangshou being the nicest. The Jian Nan Chun Hotel in Lijiang was lovely, in a beautiful setting and extremely accommodating to our needs.

All of the sights throughout the week were wonderful and how great it was to have someone helping us get from point A to point B as well as the knowledge to go along with the sights. Some of the days were so pleasurable from morning until night. We both felt very well taken care of and treated in a special manner. The lunches provided along with way were mostly good.

Our first guide, Lilly was excellent. From day 1 until we said goodbye at the airport, she was great! Her knowledge of the area and conversation was delightful. So our next guide had a hard act to follow. Elspeth in Lijiang is a lovely young woman who we enjoyed talking to and hearing about the area and China. However, she needs some 'seasoning' in her delivery but we did appreciate her honesty and repartee.

Of course, you didn't have any control over the weather (or did you?) which happened to be terrific most of the way.

Never having travelled in this fashion, we both felt that the money spent was worth it and as you already know, we have recommended "On The Go" to a family member Gerry Gringorten also visiting China next month.

Thanks again...keep up the good work.

Joanne Kristal / Richard Heavenrich, Apr 2009

   China Tailormade

Craig, just a brief note to say thank you for organising our tour of China. We had a great time and saw some very exciting sites.

The whole tour ran very smoothly. There were people to meet us every where we went and we were very effectively transported around the country. The guides were also very willing to change the itinery to suit our needs - we wanted to do more walking than was originally planned.
Thanks for your help

David and Sioux Gardner, Apr 2009

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