Cecilie's Feedback on 18-Day China Tour

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We loved our guide in Wuhan. (I cannot remember her name...) She was lovely, very friendly and we simply got along very well. As Ingy was not used to travelling with guides, and I was not used to travelling “alone” with a guide, we found it very comfortable to be spending time with someone who acted more as a friend than someone at work. When we sat and read while waiting for our lunch, she joined our table and pulled out a book as well! She was adorable and had a lot of knowledge about the area and China in general.
Client: Age: UnknownNationality:Norway
Tour Date: August 19, 2011 - September 5, 2011 
FeedBack Date:October 13, 2011
Itinerary: 18 Days Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze, Yichang, Wuhan, Guilin, Yangshuo Tour

Dear Nora,

The China tour has met our expectations.

We did alter the trip as we were traveling, so there was room for improvement. We did not, however regret any of the places we did visit, if only we had had more time!

Panda tour in Chengdu was wonderful, and definitely what we had been looking most forward to, too. Silk market in Beijing. It was an experience. Tourist should be warn that they can haggle the price down a LOT.Yangshuo is a must see! Not necessarily through guided tours, might as well take a stroll through the city. It was incredible with the mountains all about.

We loved our guide in Wuhan. (I cannot remember her name...) She was lovely, very friendly and we simply got along very well. As Ingy was not used to travelling with guides, and I was not used to travelling “alone” with a guide, we found it very comfortable to be spending time with someone who acted more as a friend than someone at work. When we sat and read while waiting for our lunch, she joined our table and pulled out a book as well! She was adorable and had a lot of knowledge about the area and China in general.

We did not use the rental much, as Ingrid already had a Chinese phone. But had it not been for that, it would definitely had been useful.

Peking Duck in Beijing! Absolutely fantastic. The food on cruise was marvelous. The service was good.

The excursions were definitely aimed at eldrely. We were warned that the Ghost city might be strenuous. It was not even slightly.

We would recommend China Highlgihts to friends. It was a lovely way to visit China the first time. There was not a moment where we felt insecure or lost.

Regards,

Cecilie

Customer Comment & Rating
Driver & Guide
"We loved our guide in Wuhan. (I cannot remember her name...) She was lovely, very friendly and we simply got along very well. As Ingy was not used to travelling with guides, and I was not used to travelling “alone” with a guide, we found it very comfortable to be spending time with someone who acted more as a friend than someone at work. When we sat and read while waiting for our lunch, she joined our table and pulled out a book as well! She was adorable and had a lot of knowledge about the area and China in general."

The Real Evaluation for the Destionation(s)

  • Beijing
  • Guilin
  • Wuhan
  • Chengdu
  • Yangshuo
  • Longsheng
Guide
Attitude & Services5
Knowledge of Subjects4
Command of English3
Flexibility4 Did allow us to cancel part of intinerary and change driver, but we had to convince her.
Local Arrangements5
Attractions
The Forbidden City5
Temple of Heaven4
Treasure Houses5
Tiananmen Square5
The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)5
Summer Palace with boat Cruise and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony3 Unfortunate timing, incredible crowded. Palace seems stunning would love to actually see it some ...read moreother time. Competent and understanding guide.
Hutong Tour including the Bell Tower or the Drum Tower3 Bad first impression, all plastic.Local resident was really intersting!
Restaurant
Beijing Ba guo bu yi Restaurant(Lunch)4
Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant(Lunch)5
Roasted Duck at Fangzhuang(Dinner)5 Amazingly tasty duck, not a cozy resturant.
Jing Mian Da Wang Restaurant(Di'anmen Branch)(Lunch)3 Good food,not our type of resturant. clean
Hotel
Location5
Service4
Room Comfort4
Breakfast/Meals5
Cleanliness3 Smelly bathroom. Didn't clean our room sep.4.