We are back from our short but awesome trip to China and Harbin.
The tour was organised well for us from beginning to end.
We had a terrific overall guiding from Feng who was knowledgeable about China and spoke very good English. She was quick witted, funny, caring and with so much patience able to handle 33 travellers well.
Local guides in Luoyang and Xian were good.
The weather was very very cold as we expected and prepared warm layering clothes were so useful to enjoy outdoor activities. It came down to minus 27C. But I heard that 2yrs ago it was minus 37C!!
Highlights were: Forbidden City, The Great Wall on Xmas day,The Terracotta Army (although not all were exhibited because of repairing season), Summer Palace, Xian cycling of Old City and Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
Food was great - catering for Asian and Western palate.
Optional tours like Tang Dynasty Show and different dumpling dinner were great. Trips to see Pandas and Siberian Tigers were very interesting.
Hotels became more luxurious towards the end of the tour. Shangrila hotel, where we watched snowflakes falling while having brekkie one morning, all covered with snow! Winter wonderland!
Soft sleeper train was an experience. Because of our group’s large number, we occupied whole carriage to ourselves and youngsters had a ball!
I would recommend this special tour to others.
Thank you for handling our travel to China and hope to use On the Go again in the future.