Loved this tour. I had been dreaming about seeing the pandas since I can't remember. Booked to hold the panda, after all, I wasn't going to fly half way around the world to miss out. Our tour guide Carol picked us up from our hotel. There was just two of us. It was a long drive (2 hours each way to Wolong). We saw pandas almost straight off the zoo bus. They were far closer than I imagined they would be. There were many. It was fantastic. Carol took us to a few different locations and gave us some interesting information. We had our photo session locked in for 11am. I was very excited. Unfortunately, the panda was already on the seat and when I asked the person in charge if I could touch him (because here in Australia we do not just start touching wild animals without first checking) he said "NO". This was disappointing seeing as I booked a tour which said I could hold one, I paid for the opportunity and I had come all the way from Australia to do so but I accepted it. We were able to have photos for probably only 20 seconds and we only got 4 each which isn't really much. The next girl who came in after me just wrapped her arm around the panda but wasn't told off. This was very disappointing for me. Still, I saw many gorgeous pandas and the tour was well organised. We got dropped back off just as advertised.
London, United Kingdom
Great tour! Picked up from hotel on time and even though we were running extremely late coming back it didn't worry our guides. They also dropped us back direct to our hotel because it was 8pm!! Our tour guide Jess was extremely enthusiastic and gave us heaps of information. When we went to Windsor Castle the Queen was there so the State Apartments were unavailable but we had the added bonus of the changing of the guards for about 30 mins. Stonehenge, may be a little over rated, some massive rocks but we got to listen to a audio tour which provided lots of facts. Oxford gave us a feel of a typical English place, small, cobble stones etc. We always left at the times asked but was running very late but our guide and driver (jess and martin) did not hesitate to ensure that we saw everything. Lunch was also included in the deal. All in all, a jam packed great day. Happy to use this company again!