First, we would like to tell you what a great time we had in China. You did an outstanding job putting our package together. Frank and Jackie our tour guides in Shanghai and Xian were excellent. It was great to have a two on one experience with them. We could discuss what life and events were lilke back in the states and contrast them to life in China. They also did an exellent job explaning the sites and giving us time to experience them. We felt that Linda our guide in Beijing rushed us a bit the first day, but our plane was about an hour late. We were only at the Summer Palace about one hour. Linda explained that Beijing traffic is horrible at 5pm but we were back at our hotel at 4:10pm having toured the Summer Palace, Hutong and Lhama Monastery a bit too quickly. Even though Mary and I are 63 years old it seemed our energy levels were higher than hers in the Beijing heat. Neverless, she did a sufficient job explaining the sites we were touring in the Beijing area. Linda had told us that she and the driver would be the same for the three days. We therefore thought we would just tip them at the end. On the third day we had a different driver. We explained to Linda that we had not tipped the first driver, who had done an excellent job, because we thought he would be there on day three. Linda told us she could get him his tip so we left 100 yuan with her for him. We hope she was able to work that out. The Li river boat ride was terrific and Harry did a very good job of keeping us all informed about the sites on the cruise. Of course, the highlilght in Guilin was meeting you!
Visit our China more than met our expectations, in fact you far surpassed them. I would like to take another trip and see a bit more of more rural China. I will be sure to book wth Visit Our China again. I do have two photos of all of us in Guilin. I will try to attach them.
You did a great job. We were very pleased with our China experience. The hotels being located in the heart of city made sight seeing on our free days easy and enjoyable. Our free days gave us an opportunity to revisit a site we felt we did not have enough time to see (we went back and spent a whole day in the Forbidden City on our own) and it gave us an opportunity to meet local folks in their public parks. This was some of our best experiences on the trip.
Thank you again for the lovey mini tea set. I have it on display in my dinning room.
We would be happy to endorse Visit Our China. Thanks once again for your professional care.
Jim and Mary