It is so nice to hear from you.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in China and this was directly due to the excellent tour guides and tour itinerary that you arranged for us through Visit Our China.
Our tour guide in Beijing, Katie, was excellent. She was enthusiastic and friendly and provided a beautiful introduction to China. She was knowledgeable, kind, and our whole family found her to be thoroughly attentive to our questions and needs as we toured through Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Hutongs, and the Lama Monastery.
We had a phenomenally great time during our tour of the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Katie was especially helpful in explaining the significance of these marvelous architectural achievements. I've attached several photos that we took during that time documenting the beauty of these areas. Our whole family had a great time at the Bejing Zoo and at the Summer Palace. I've attached photos of the Pandas.
Wallace was our tour guide in Xian and he also was excellent. Wallace was especially helpful as we toured the amazing Terra-Cotta Warriors (the vastness of this archaeological find was very impressive to us). We had a great time seeing the Bell Tower and climbing the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and seeing the city from that height. Walking on the ancient city wall of Xian was a great deal of fun.
We next went to Guilin where we met our tour guide Jasmine who was also excellent. The Reed Flute Cave was beautiful and fascinating. Jasmine was very helpful in arranging for our absolutely beautiful night tour of the Li River. The four-hour day cruise on the Li River, through the countryside, was a wonderful balance to the prior cities we had seen. It was absolutely fascinating to see the people of the river fishing using the cormorant birds. Jasmine was especially helpful in showing us the countryside and in introducing us to a local farming family.
We next went to Shanghai where Lee was our guide. Lee was also an excellent guide and provided us with an invaluable understanding of the complex nature of Shanghai. I especially want to thank Lee for helping us visit the historic Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum / Ohel Moishe Synagogue. That Jewish museum told a very important history about how the Shanghai community saved many Jewish refugees during World War II. Those acts of kindness during that time are something for the Shanghai community to be very proud of and is something we remember to this day.
Shanghai was great fun and we greatly appreciated Lee's answering our questions as we visited the Shanghai Museum, the Jade Buddha Temple, and as we saw the tremendous new development in Shanghai. We had a great time visiting the World Financial Center and we had a wonderful time visiting the Expo.
Visit Our China fulfilled all of their promises and more. Our experiences in each city were very enjoyable. The Visit Our China tour guides in each city were excellent. The tour guides met us at each airport and insured that we had a great time. Our drivers were excellent and our vans were clean, spacious, and well air-conditioned. Our family members ranged from age 17 to age 56 and everyone had a wonderful time.
Visit our China hotel accommodations were excellent, the rooms were spacious, clean, well air-conditioned, and the hotel service was the best.
Visit our China made our vacation in China an excellent experience and one we will remember forever. We happily give Visit Our China our highest recommendation.
Alan and Genevieve Schechter
Scarsdale, New York, USA
P.S. – also enclosed is the picture from our dinner together with Sandy and the other members of your Visit Our China team in Xian. Because we are sending many pictures, we will need to send this in a few separate e-mails.
Best Wishes, and please feel free to contact us at any time. Alan and Genevieve and Family
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(all the tours are flexible to change, feel free to tailor made your tour with us)