Great tour and guide however I felt that more time would have been preferred at the Great Wall instead of at the Jade and Cloisonne factories where the sales people follow you around and try to sell their goods without any shame (good for those who like shopping). Lunch was only OK- not very tasty.
Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
Very good tour covering a lot in one day. Our tour guide Jack Li was friendly and very informative. The only downside was lunch which was rather forgetful and bland. One thing to note is that a lot of time is spent in the silk and pearl factories which will please those who like shopping.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Very well done tour but Macau itself is small and aside from a few sites, there is not much else on offer other than gambling. The time slot allocated for the casino visit was short and unsuitable for those who are under 21 as they cannot enter the casinos.
This tour was well planned and enjoyable. The driver and guide were helpful and very informative.
The downsides were that actual tours of the castles were shorter than I expected (only 20-35 minute guided slots), plus the tour group was quite large 40+ people.
The trip to the village was in my opinion a waste of time especially since it was raining and there wasn't much to do aside from browse in the shops - I would have preferred more time to walk around the Linderhof grounds instead.
The walk to the Neuschwanstein castle was more like a hike up the mountain (unless you got the bus or horse carriage half the way up).