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Hi Lily,

Where to start, we had a fantastic trip, everything you put in place worked very well, thank you! Some specific comments:

Yangtze Cruise - we (two couples travelling largely independently) joined the cruise early evening Saturday, after an excellent meal at a local restaurant. Check in was very easy and the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming. We went for the 2500 CNY per room upgrade to a suite, with a smaller more intimate restaurant and executive lounge access. We declined the drinks package, though for some that may be good value. The boat was very clean and comfortable, akin to a good 4/5 star hotel, plenty of space and great views of the stunning gorges. Our only gripe was food, after 10 days of superb food prior to joining the cruise we found the meals a bit bland - far from bad and we did eat but just not terribly enjoyable. The staff were universally superb, those with whom we had most contact were Allan, Jenny and Jessica - all 5-star with superb English.

Beijing Wall/Summer Palace - Candy called on the previous evening to ensure all was well, we were collected at 6:45am as agreed and made the Great Wall in good time. It’s quite a climb to get to the cable car, Candy could have improved the experience by considering the walking pace, one of the party was feeling a bit unwell after the brisk climb - taking a few minutes more would have been better. We booked to go up on cable car (chair lift not my favourite) and go down by toboggan, this gives a very good one-way walk along the wall, mostly downhill. The wall is incredible, Candy had to go back to base to fix an insurance issue, we would have preferred to get her commentary along the wall but it was still stunning. By the time we were leaving the wall the queues were huge, best advice is the go early!

We dropped in to the Summer Palace on the return drive to Beijing, it was lovely although after the wall all else feels a bit ordinary. I should mention the excellent car and driver, all in all a good trip.

Qian Warriors/City Wall/Muslim Street - Alison collected us at 8:30, as arranged and we drove for 90 minutes or so to the warrior site. What a remarkable and truly spectacular morning, it is vast and the work which has gone into excavation and restoration is hugely impressive. We were very well guided throughout and then enjoyed lunch at a nice hotel nearby. By the time we got back to Xian the rain was coming down hard, nevertheless we enjoyed seeing the city wall and Muslim St, I only wish we had been hungry there, the food looked superb. Excellent guide, and very good driver, on the negative side the car was quite old and a bit uncomfortable - not to the standard of others. Finally, we tipped the guide at the end at same level as day previous, we left her to decide on a split between guide/driver, that seemed to cause an issue.

Chengdu Pandas/Gardens/Park/Afternoon Tea - Gila collected us at 8:30, again very prompt and professional. The Panda base was excellent as was all other aspects, particularly the lunch at a local restaurant chosen by the guide. Gila was a real star, she worked incredibly hard to get us best views and shorted queues , also seemed prepared to go on as long as we wanted at all stops. The car and driver excellent too, all three tours were excellent but this one gets 6-stars.

Overall first class, any criticism above is minor and in no way diminished the experience.

A special mention for Lily at Yangtze River Cruise, from the first to last her service was impeccable. Always prompt and professional, I know China quite well, my initial approach was to fix the cruise but the three driven guided tours were really superb - have attentive professional support left us to enjoy the wonder of China!

Please feel able to use any or all of the above on your site.

With grateful thanks,

Andrew

Andrew‚ ‚ August 15, 2018

Hello Leo,

Firstly I would like to thank you for your work in organizing our tour. It was fabulous!

Very important to us was our guide. Lobsang was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, passionate about his country and tentative to the group needs. We had a fabulous experience because Lobsang was so good. We are feeling very grateful for him sharing his piece of the world with us.

I will be sure to recommend your company and Lobsang with others who are interested in visiting Tibet.

Thank you,

Lisa

Lisa‚ ‚ August 14, 2018

Dear Rita,

Thank you for your email.

We are having a wonderful time in China and enjoying all the sights. The tours guides have been very friendly and helpful and the tours have been very well organised.

It is a shame we cannot meet in Chengdu as I wanted to thank you personally for your help in organising our trip. I understand that it will be difficult with the tight schedule. I would like to say a big thank you to you for all your assistance, we are very grateful for all your help.

Just one thing, as I have three children and the twin rooms only have two beds, the tour guides have been helping us to arrange an extra bed when we check in at each hotel so far. Is it possible to organise an extra camp bed in the twin room for the other hotels on our trip so this is ready for us when we arrive?

Again, many thanks for all your help.

Regards,

Madeline

Madeline‚ ‚ August 14, 2018

Rita,

Thank you.

We can’t access gmail most of the time. Yes we had a lovely day.

Kind regards

Adrian

Adrian‚ ‚ August 14, 2018

Hi Leo,

Thank you for your message.  We just returned back home yesterday from Shanghai, after 20 hours of travelling.

The Cruise was really enjoyable, amazing scenery and excellent quality of program, staff and food! The room was really good as well.

The only thing that was bit hard was finding the ship in Chongqing :-) But we managed to find it, haha. And maybe the final day for the optional tour it was not really clear what to expect from this tour (maybe include some pictures?), so we ended up taking the standard tour.

Also really enjoyed the Fengdu Ghost Town optional tour. And maybe a bit longer sailing in the Wu Gorge would be great as well as this was really amazing scenery.

Thank you for booking the tour, will definitely recommend your company to others in the future!

Best Regards,

Luuk

Nadja‚ ‚ August 13, 2018

Hi Leo,

Thank you for your message.  We just returned back home yesterday from Shanghai, after 20 hours of travelling.

The Cruise was really enjoyable, amazing scenery and excellent quality of program, staff and food! The room was really good as well.

The only thing that was bit hard was finding the ship in Chongqing :-) But we managed to find it, haha. And maybe the final day for the optional tour it was not really clear what to expect from this tour (maybe include some pictures?), so we ended up taking the standard tour.

Also really enjoyed the Fengdu Ghost Town optional tour. And maybe a bit longer sailing in the Wu Gorge would be great as well as this was really amazing scenery.

Thank you for booking the tour, will definitely recommend your company to others in the future!

Best Regards,

Luuk

Luuk‚ ‚ August 13, 2018

Dear Yanny,

We have finished now our leisure tour and arrived in Hangzhou for work.

Thank you for your expert guiding, very appreciated. You can cite us as reference!

I can recommend your tour as far as the organisation of our tour specifi9cally which is not a package tour in the normal sense.

I guess Yagtze River Cruise tour is an efficient travel agent.. at leats I can say that you are :-)

I will certainly not wirte a public sharable blog on our travel....

I recommended you (personally) already to other people from my conference.. You might get feedback.

All the best

Wolfgang

Wolfgang‚ ‚ August 13, 2018

Dear Vivien,

We are back in India.

First of all my thanks to you on this wonderful and meticulously planned tour. We never faced a single problem at any time of the tour.

My sincere thanks to Kei and Andy, out two highly enthusiastic guides. They were very accommodative and friendly.

Surendranath

Surendranath‚ ‚ August 11, 2018

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