Veronica H

Report problem

My Profile

Veronica H

This member is not sharing any profile information publicly.

May242013

Tour/Activity

Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

Shanghai, China

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a tranquil spot and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was nice to see countryside and Fiona our guide was excellent. We were taken to a silk factory but there was no pressure to buy. Seeing the actual silkworms was also interesting.

May072013

Tour/Activity

Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

Beijing, China

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

I was allowed only an hour to explore the wall at Badaling and it soon became clear why. Over the 2 days I was taken to a pearl factory, a jade factory, a silk factory, a tea ceremony, a herbalist centre and a foot massage centre. I was furious to have the time curtailed actually seeing the sights I had wanted to see and instead was pressurised to buy something at each of the factories. When I made it clear I wasn't interested in buying anything - I had only just arrived in China - I was told by the guide I had for the two days 'Cynthia' that as they were not paid very well I was expected to buy something at each place so they could earn commission. I then asked to be taken back to my hotel but was refused and she was insistent on taking me to the foot massage which was "free". Again there I was asked to buy goods and they wanted me to see the 'doctor', so I could be told that I needed various herbal potions. I was very disappointed at the way I was treated and just viewed as an ATM. I think you should change the local operator to one that really wants to show China to visitors.

May062013

Tour/Activity

Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

Beijing, China

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

Again I had the same local guide Cynthia, who was more interested in taking me to factories/shops. This should have been a half day tour - if people are interested in going shopping they should be asked first. More time could have been spent at the Pandas and the Lama Temple.

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message