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Michael H

USA

Sep232008

Tour/Activity

Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

Beijing, China

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
From other tours with this operator, we expected a well-done tour, and the tour operator did not disappoint. The guide was very knowledgeable and energetic. And he let us explore a bit and take photos, so we did not feel we were on a forced death march even though we covered a lot of ground. The gem of everything we saw in Beijing was the Lama Temple. Beautiful and very educational with our guide. The Summer Palace, which is a collection of buildings around a very beautiful lake, is a place to be treasured more than once. It covers many, many acres and is stunning. On our next trip to Beijing, we will be returning here. This tour was very well done. Educational, good lunch at a very nice place, and the shopping stop was fun. Highly recommended. Consistently good tour company.

Sep222008

Tour/Activity

Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

Beijing, China

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This was a very professional and well-led tour. The very small size of our group made it feel like we were being given a private tour. And our guide called our hotel room the night before to introduce herself and confirm pickup times. Nice touch especially when you're on the go. Obviously, these sites are much too large to experience in just a few hours, but we got the highlights. Being led through the Forbidden City is a good thing as it is massive. We also took the Historic Beijing II tour and are glad we did not try to combine everything into one tour. The shopping did not feel forced and we did spend. If you want a tour, however, that just hits historic sites without the shopping experience, you should look around. But this group does a very nicely balanced tour, and the whole experience is very pleasing. We recommend this tour. After taking this one, we feel confident enough to return by ourselves the next time.

Sep212008

Tour/Activity

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Half Day Tour from Beijing

Beijing, China

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Very well done tour and a very professional guide with experience. Kept us engaged but lighthearted. Once on the top of the mountain at Mutianyu via cable car, it was very peaceful with a great sense of history. Very nice lunch and an interesting cloissone visit. Highly recommended.

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