Stephanie was brilliant. Her enthusiasm and laughter rubbed off on the group and helped everyone to relax.
She was very professional yet friendly. Plus she had an amazing amount of knowledge about everywhere we visited. This was not just the sight seeing spots and the restaurants. It was also about providing directions or accompanying you when you needed something which was non standard. eg A wheel broke on our suitcase and so we needed a replacement. Not only did Stephanie know where to go for the best deals but she also came with us.. It was the same when someone's shoe got broken. She accompanied them to a shop and even negotiated a discount for them.
Stephanie is a star and made sure that our trip far exceeded what we had hoped for”
The tour was great in that we were allowed free time to do our own thing rather than being rushed from pillar to post. This meant we were able to get a feel of modern China, not just see a series of ancient things. Also having some dinners free meant we could try local food rather than be always having to eat tourist menu number one. We were lucky in that Stephanie knew some very good restaurants near our hotels. Stefanie was fun, informative and contributed a lot to our enjoyment of the tour. ”
Great introduction to china. In 9 days. All major sights included, plenty of free time too . Nice group number of 9. Really enjoyable
Stephanie our tour guide was great.her friendly face at the airport on arrival was really welcomed! We were fully informed of the itinerary and she was really informative and fun.
Local guide benny in x'ain was equally great-we were fully escorted and looked after .
Tony the local guide in Shanghai was punctual and reliable.
Beijing hotel : good points: excellent location
Bad points: filthy room, hard beds, terrible breakfast, staff spoke no English.
X'ain : great hotel, nice staff soft beds!!!
Shanghai: even better hotel, close to underground, lovely breakfast, great room softer beds nice hotel staff - great hotel.
Sleeper trains great fun although two journeys within few day quite tough going.
Food- the restaurants we went to during the day, the food was horrid- often cold. Although appreciated the difficulties to cater at tourist spots
Transport: great and reliable
Itinerary: brilliant ”