Barbara's Feedback on 13-Day China Tour

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Karen has expedited all arrangements for our trip to China in a thoroughly professional manner. She made some excellent suggestions and answered all my questions very promptly.
Client: Ask Barbara about her/his experience Age: Unknown Nationality: Australia
Tour Date: October 12, 2012 - October 24, 2012  
FeedBack Date: May 29, 2012
Itinerary: 13 Days Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Hong Kong Tour

Dear Steven,

I just wanted to let you know that Karen has expedited all arrangements for our trip to China in a thoroughly professional manner. She made some excellent suggestions and answered all my questions very promptly.

If our trip continues in this way I think we will have a truly memorable experience.

Regards,

Barbara


Hi Lisa,

I thought you might like to know that our trip surpassed all our expectations.It looked good on paper before we left home but Karen seems to have understood exactly the things that we would enjoy.

We saw a great mix of modern, old, and ancient China.

Our guides were intelligent, well informed and looked after us very well indeed.Before we left Australia,my husband had not been very well but he insisted we go and I would particularly like to commend Percy our guide in Beijing ..He was so patient with our many stops and helped my husband climb the many steps. He had a good sense of humour and would be a good guide for any age group, but I feel he has a special affinity with older people.

Our drivers were so good - I don't know how they remain calm in the sometimes daunting traffic.

The hotels were a good mix. My favourite was the Brickyard Inn at Mutianya and Garry's was the wonderful Hilton at Xi'an. For location the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel in Beijing would be hard to beat.

The variety of restaurants was really interesting and it was nice to have the occasional western meal. Our favourite restarant was the amazing Fangshanfanzhuang. The Mongolian restaurant was closed so we opted for a Beijing Duck restaurant - Quinlade I think- and it was a bit ordinary.

Of all the sights we saw I think our day at Longsheng Rice Terraces was the one we will remember most. Meeting real Chinese people gave us so much pleasure. We have some wonderful memories (and some wonderful pictures - thank you Percy and Henry)

Honestly, Lisa, I think China Highlighlights is doing a great job and would recommend them to anyone. You really listen and tailor trips to suit and then make sure everything runs perfectly.

Thank you.

Regards,

Barbara and Garry


Hi, Karen,

I thought you might like to know that our trip surpassed all our expectations.It looked good on paper before we left home but you seem to have understood exactly the things that we would enjoy.

We saw a great mix of modern, old, and ancient China

Our guides were intelligent, well informed and looked after us very well indeed. Before we left Australia, my husband had not been very well but he insisted we go and I would particularly like to commend Percy our guide in Beijing .He was so patient with our many stops and helped my husband climb the many steps. He had a good sense of humour and would be a good guide for any age group, but I feel he has a special affinity with older people.

Our drivers were so good - I don't know how they remain calm in the sometimes daunting traffic.

The hotels were a good mix. My favourite was the Brickyard Inn at Mutianya and Garry's was the wonderful Hilton at Xi'an. For location the Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel in Beijing would be hard to beat.

The variety of restaurants was really interesting and it was nice to have the occasional western meal. Our favourite restarant was the amazing Fangshanfanzhuang. The Mongolian restaurant was closed so we opted for a Beijing Duck restaurant - Quinlade I think- and it was a bit ordinary.

Of all the sights we saw I think our day at Longsheng Rice Terraces was the one we will remember most.

Meeting real Chinese people gave us so much pleasure.We have some wonderful memories (and some wonderful pictures - thank you Percy and Henry)

Honestly, Karen, I think China Highlighlights is doing a great job and would recommend them to anyone. You really listen and tailor trips to suit and then make sure everything runs perfectly.

Thank you.

Regards,

Barbara and Garry


The Real Evaluation for the Destionation(s)

  • Beijing
  • Guilin
  • Chengdu
  • Xian
  • Longsheng
Guide
Attitude & Services 5 Percy was so enthusiastic and very helpful at all times.He took some wonderful photos for me and at ...read morethe Great Wall he really helped my husband.
Knowledge of Subjects 5
Command of English 4
Flexibility 5
Local Arrangements 5
Attractions
Summer Palace 4 Loved the long corridor
Jingshan Park (Coal Hill) 4 Wonderful views.Great to see everyone,enjoying the beautiful park.
Hutong Tour including the Bell Tower or the Drum Tower 4 Wow! Drum performance 5!
Temple of Heaven 4
The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car) 5 Truely amazing
Restaurant
Fangshanfanzhuang(Dinner) 5 That was exceptional! Really beautiful restaurant with excellent food.
Baihe (Lily) Vegetarian Restaurant(Lunch) 3 Interesting.Liked that it was not a tourist restaurant.
Xibei 99 Mongolian Yurt(Lunch) 3
The Schoolhouse(Lunch) 4 Good fresh food
Hotel
4
Location 5 More fun than generic tourist hotels
Service 5
Room Comfort 4
Breakfast/Meals 4
Cleanliness 5