Home at last, had another 12 days in Ningbo after we finished the tour so that is why you haven’t heard from me. We are so pleased we have seen your lovely country, we will have many memories for the rest of our lives.
You have asked me to comment on the tour in general and of any problems etc. if any.
The tour was fantastic our only problem both Audrey and Self was not capable of all the walking, ie: the distance from train to our pickup vehicle, walking Tiananmen square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, this was something like two and a half hours. We had this problem at the three cities. I do think that you should inform any prospective tourists in the future , advise them there is going to be a lot of walking and should be fit and able to manage stairs. Both of us in our 83 year and are not able to drag luggage and walk distances.This is no reflection on the tour guides or drivers, they were most helpful, Steven our guide in Beijing was top class and very helpful. Chriss at Xian was equally as good. Cathy in Shanghai was very helpful and full of fun.
Just one more comment, Arriving in Shanghai after a 13 hour train trip(no sleep) at 9am and then start a tour seems to be a bit hard on any tourist( you have had no breakfast or sleep). I know you can’t get in your hotel room early but maybe a day room just to freshen up?
To sum up, your tour Company and you have been a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend you to my friends and others, Thank you for the time you spent organizing our trip.
Regards and good wishes from Gordon/Audrey and Fiona