David

David

USA

Reviewed on October 8, 2021

Hi Wonder!

Sorry, my phone was off for a while to conserve battery.

David was great in Chongqing, the cruise was perfect, great staff, very helpful, good food and good tours, and David the guide for the dam was really good too!

Lots of Davids on the trip!

Once we get settled back in SZ this weekend, I'll send you a message about some ideas for our next holidays to see if you can help. Generally, we're thinking of the Hot Springs, Snow City and Harbin around Christmas, and Tibet in our Spring break around the start of April.

Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful holiday for us!!

David

Date of Experience: October 5, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Brandon

Brandon

USA

Reviewed on October 8, 2021

Hello Rita!

Yes, we are enjoying the tour. We would be happy to share some feedback and pictures with you.

Brandon

Date of Experience: October 3, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Rita
Adriano

Adriano

Brazil

Reviewed on October 5, 2021

Hi Rita,

The trip was very nice. We will finish it tomorrow.

Adriano

Date of Experience: September 28, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Rita
Kristina

Kristina

France

Reviewed on September 29, 2021

Hi Riley,

Thank you for your organization. It was an amazing cruise with great service, nice weather and beautiful landscape.

Kristina

Date of Experience: September 29, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Riley
Kerstin M.

Kerstin M.

Germany

Reviewed on September 30, 2021

Dear Wonder,

We have enjoyed the time, thank you for the good organization. The hotels has been very good, the ship excellent. If there has been a problem, you and the guides found a good solution. My favorite impressions: the pandas, the night view from the ship to Chongqing, the view from the hill down to Chongqing.

Kerstin M.

Date of Experience: September 18, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Jonathan

Jonathan

Australia

Reviewed on August 17, 2021

Hello Vivien,

Thank you for helping to arrange our trip. We had a great time!

Can you please send through the fapiao?

Kind Regards,

Jonathan

Date of Experience: July 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Stuart

Stuart

British

Reviewed on July 19, 2021

Hi Vivien,

Thanks for you help. We had a great time. A very different type of trip. Saw some interesting sites.

Stuart

Date of Experience: July 13, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

British

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hi Vivien,

I just wanted to email to say thank you for booking our river cruise. We had a brilliant time and the ship was great.

We will be continuing to travel for the next few weeks. We are planning to travel in Guizhou. Do you have any tours or information for this area?

Thanks,

Liz

Date of Experience: July 3, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Jarno

Jarno

Finland

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Hi Vivien,

Luckily the weather cleared a bit and we were able to set sail around 11AM on Friday.

The crew was really helpful, so please extend our thanks to them.

Also thank you for your excellent customer service.

-Jarno

Date of Experience: May 12, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Jason

Jason

Canada

Reviewed on August 11, 2021

Hi Tracy:

Here is my evaluation of the cruise on Century Glory:

Ship and facilities: Overall I was impressed with the design. Unlike almost all of the other Yangtze cruise ships, the interiors are clean and modern, reflecting a fusion of modern Chinese and European aesthetics. The different coloured carpets on each floor were a nice touch. Overall, the ship has modern, but warm, feel to it with well-thought-out spaces such as the Panorama Cafe at the front of the ship, which had full-height wrap-around glass walls and an inviting open deck at the font of the ship which is protected by high glass walls. The open spaces at the top and rear of the ship are also notable. Unlike other ships on the river, the Century Glory was designed to maximize open spaces with generous and comfortable seating. Even when it was raining, the large outdoor sofas (note these are not cheap plastic white chairs, but rather quite comfortable rattan-style sofas with fabric cushions) on the Sun Deck could still be used thanks to the canopies that covered the deck. The VIP Panorama restaurant offered an impressive array of local Chinese and Western dishes of high quality, with various seating options and floor-to-ceiling windows offering excellent scenic views. The cabin, on Deck 6, was quite large and the bathroom had two sinks, which is unusual even on ocean-going cruise ships. Bedding, excellent.

Service: I had no problems with the service, in fact, it was far better than I had expected. As one of 20 foreigners on the ship (out of 500), we were well taken care of and all senior staff knew our names. Although I speak Chinese, English was widely spoken amongst the senior hotel staff of the ship. The Cruise Director had previously worked for Royal Caribbean, and it was evident that the high attention to guest relations--which that company is known for--was something he brought back to Century Cruise Lines. Any problem was solved very quickly.

Shore excursions: I am not a person who does many shore excursions, but the ones I did do were well-organized and efficient. The guides spoke good English and had deep historical knowledge of the sites. Embarkation/disembarkation was smooth.

Overall I would rate the experience on the ship as excellent. I have been on many ocean cruises before, and Century Glory certainly ranks near the top in terms of service, comfort and attention to detail. I highly recommend it.

My only suggestion would be that there be some sort of room service menu available, so you can order food to your cabin in case you don't feel like going to the restaurant or are hungry between meals.

Tracy - do you think you could send me an e-fapiao for the trip? Thanks!

Jason

Date of Experience: July 7, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Celeste

Celeste

South Africa

Reviewed on August 1, 2021

Hi Rita,

Everything ran smoothly on the cruise. We are now in Chongqing for a few days. Will leave on the 3rd. Thank you.

Celeste

Date of Experience: July 28, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Rita
Evelyn

Evelyn

UK

Reviewed on July 31, 2021

Hi Rita,

No we travelled to Lijiang. The cruise was wonderful - Jeffery especially but all the staff were so so kind and we will 100% do it again! It totally exceeded my expectations.

Evelyn

Date of Experience: July 27, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Rita
Theresa

Theresa

USA

Reviewed on July 25, 2021

Hi Rita,

Yes. It's going very well, thank you.

Theresa

Date of Experience: July 24, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Rita
Christine

Christine

France

Reviewed on July 14, 2021

Hi Rosalyn,

We enjoy our trip. The boat is very clean, the food is good and the staff nice and helpful. We enjoyed vey much the scenery from the boat. However, the includes visits were a bit disappointing. Moreover, we could not go to Chongming because of the navigation. We are globally satisfied with our stay.

Christine

Date of Experience: July 10, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Cliodhna

Cliodhna

UK

Reviewed on July 14, 2021

Hi Rita,

Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, I really enjoyed the cruise! Thank you for your help in arranging!

Cliodhna

Date of Experience: July 7, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Rita
Nicholas

Nicholas

British

Reviewed on July 13, 2021

Hi Tracy,

Having a great time

Nicholas

Date of Experience: July 11, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Mieke

Mieke

South Africa

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hey Lyn,

Just spent the afternoon sleeping. I had a lovely time on the cruise, thanks for arranging it, I'll recommend you highly to my friends. There were some service issues on the cruise with my itinerary not being delivered to my room like for the other guests. Apparently they had my room number wrong for delivery or something, but I still had a lot of fun. Is there a formal feedback system you'd like me to use or just general comments like that?

Mieke

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Deondra

Deondra

USA

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hi Lyn,

Wonderful time. Daniel was amazing! They went above and beyond to accommodate us. We are both vegetarian and they made sure we had a special dish every meal!

Deondra

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Heather

Heather

USA

Reviewed on July 7, 2021

Hi Wonder,

The cruise was wonderful. I have no complaints. The chef was accommodating and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

I would be interested in another cruise in the future. What other cruises are offered in China?

Heather

Date of Experience: July 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Michael

Michael

Australia

Reviewed on July 13, 2021

Hi Wonder,

The cruise was excellent thanks. We had a great time!

Michael

Date of Experience: June 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Julie

Julie

UK

Reviewed on July 7, 2021

Hi Rita,

We had the best time on the cruise thank you. We will book another trip in winter time if they are available. Is the fapiao ready yet please? Thanks Rita. It looks fine. I have sent your details to another friend today, Peter, who is interested in a cruise with his family. Is this the best WeChat for them to add you on?

Julie

Date of Experience: July 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Rita
Justin

Justin

USA

Reviewed on June 29, 2021

Hello Wonder,

It was a good experience. The cruise manager was excellent and communicated well with us.

Justin

It was a great trip. I’ll also write a review.

Erin

Date of Experience: June 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Yana

Yana

Ukraine

Reviewed on June 22, 2021

Hello Wonder,

We enjoyed the cruise very much! Everything was perfect. The ship is very comfortable, the staff of the cruise is very thoughtful, helpful, polite. Everything was organized very well. EVerything was on time, on schedule, there were no troubles at all. We cold relax and just follow the agenda. Even though we had only 4 foregners on the ship, everything was duplicated in English for us - all the excursions, all the announcemenst, all the notices - the stuff was taking really good care of us. I really can not think even of 1 complaint. The views were just breathtaking, we took so many pictures! We will definetely do it again in autumn - winter, and probably for a longer period. You also were very helpful and made our choice and booking very easy and without trouble. Thank you a lot! I already recommended this trip to my all friends an colleagues.

Yana

Date of Experience: June 18, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Cameron

Cameron

New Zealand

Reviewed on July 10, 2021

Hi Johnson,

Our five families had a superb trip! The incredible sites we visited such as the 'Great wall' and the 'Terracotta warriors' will stay in our memories forever! Our guides took us to some superb restaurants where we really enjoyed the local food. The Peking duck for me was a favourite. Your organization and that of our local guides was excellent! Our guides knowledge of the places we visited was in-depth and really added to the interest in what we were seeing. I will highly recommend your tour to other teachers at my school and friends and family back in New Zealand.

Things to improve upon:

I think when travelling with younger children we found it's better sometimes to do 1 or 2 things a day rather than try and fit everything in on the itinerary especially when it was hot and there was lot's of walking to do. I think the guides were good at realizing this and were flexible when there were things we cut out of the daily itinerary. Having a pool at the end of the day was great for tired kids.

Perhaps next time with families try and have them stay not underneath the bar on the boat as it got a bit noisy. Although the people on the boat were really good when we said something about this on the first night. We also thought there could have been a bit more for children to do on the boat and we put that in our comments at the end of the trip.

That's all I can really think of as there was not really anything wrong with the trip. Thanks again Johnson, let me know if you want me to add any more detail in recommending the trip to others.

Regards.

Cameron

Thanks Jo. You too and thanks for amazing memories!! We are on the way home ready for bed!!

Beatriz

Us too! Adding our thanks for letting us join you. It was a great trip and fun to spend time with you all. Thanks to Johnson for all of his efforts and planning!

Lisa

Fantastic trip y’all! Thanks for all the memories! I’ll try and get photos from everyone and get some out together in the next week or so.

Matthew

Yes fantastic trip thanks everyone! We’ll get some feedback to you soon Johnson.

Cameron

We must have already been asleep when these messages came through. We have had a wonderful time. Thanks Johnson and Cam. Great to tick off so many must-sees in China ! Let’s have a post holiday debrief at our new apartment once we have unpacked!

Kylie

Hi Johnson, I know this is a bit late telling you. But our family had a lovely time on the trip you organised for us. We got to see so much of China! We feel very lucky. We are spending a week in Sanya. China is so beautiful!

Tessa

Date of Experience: June 29, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Hassan

Hassan

Iran

Reviewed on July 26, 2021

Hi Wonder,

Despite bad experience which we had on arriving yichang but the cruise was perfect and the people are so nice on board of vessel, they are very kind and helpful and thanks for your arranging such nice experience for us however let us forget about flight cancellation which was beyond our control.

Please send our grateful message to ship owner for having such a honorable staff/officers on board of vessel, I have traveled lots of part of the world with different nationalities and 5 star hotels but these people service and being kind is memorable.

Hassan

Date of Experience: July 21, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Anastasiia

Anastasiia

Russia

Reviewed on August 9, 2021

Hi Wonder,

The cruise trip was wonderful! Thank you for your service!

Anastasiia

Date of Experience: August 1, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Gillian

Gillian

British

Reviewed on August 7, 2021

Hi Wonder,

we are safely on the train back to Nanjing. Thank you for creating a holiday that has been full of memories that will last a life time. We have had an amazing journey. Most importantly your attention to detail, experience and diligence has given Gerry and I peace of mind. You have been wonderful.

Gillian

Date of Experience: July 18, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Elisabeth

Elisabeth

USA

Reviewed on July 15, 2021

Hello Wonder,

I wanted to let you know that Bree was absolutely amazing as a guide! Her cheerfulness and accommodations were amazing!! Highly recommend her in the future!

Elisabeth

Date of Experience: July 13, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Virginia

Virginia

USA

Reviewed on July 13, 2021

Hi Wonder,

Cruise is spectacular. Love it!

Virginia

Date of Experience: July 31, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Cameron

Cameron

New Zealand

Reviewed on July 25, 2021

Hi Johnson,

Very satisfied really enjoying Lijiang. Sunny has been a fantastic guide!!!

Cameron

Date of Experience: June 29, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Kirston

Kirston

British

Reviewed on July 25, 2021

Good morning, Johnson,

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in arranging the Yangtze River cruise. It was fantastic.

Please let me know if there are any other cruises in China, I would love to go on another one.

Kirston

Date of Experience: July 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Max

Max

British

Reviewed on July 10, 2021

Hi Johnson,

The cruise has been brilliant! Loved every minute so far. So relaxing to sit and watch the scenery go by on the river.

Thank you.

Max

Date of Experience: July 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Robin

Robin

USA

Reviewed on July 22, 2021

Hi Lyn,

The cruise is very nice, the crew is very kind!

Mary was very nice and helpful.

Robin

Date of Experience: July 19, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Elodie

Elodie

France

Reviewed on July 18, 2021

Hi Lyn,

We appreciated very much our tour. Accommodation was very comfy and well located. The second hotel in zhangjiajie was a bit less convenient due to reduced restaurant service, but otherwise it was a great hotel. All guides were great though we didn't spend much time with Fay.

Elodie

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Becky

Becky

USA

Reviewed on July 11, 2021

Hi Riley,

We were incredibly impressed with the cruise! The service on the boat went above and beyond what we were expecting, the tours were wonderful and the boat made sure we had English speaking guides at each stop. We both agree that the cruise has been our best experience in China so far!

Beckey

Date of Experience: July 7, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Riley
Christine

Christine

France

Reviewed on July 14, 2021

Hi Rosalyn,

We enjoy our trip. The boat is very clean, the food is good and the staff nice and helpful. We enjoyed vey much the scenery from the boat. However, the includes visits were a bit disappointing.  Moreover, we could not go to Chongming because of the navigation. We are globally satisfied with our stay.

Date of Experience: July 10, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Cliodhna

Cliodhna

UK

Reviewed on July 14, 2021

Hi Rita, sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, I really enjoyed the cruise! Thank you for your help in arranging!

Date of Experience: July 7, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Rita
Phillip

Phillip

UK

Reviewed on July 9, 2021

Hi Rita,

The trip was amazing. Thank you, I will definitely use your company again. At every stage I was looked after so well, the guides were so useful and were always on time and easy to find. The 3 day cruise down the Yangtze was so relaxing and comfortable. Thank you.

Date of Experience: July 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Rita
Jeff

Jeff

USA

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hey Rita, it was a great trip. Many memories.

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Rita
Mieke

Mieke

South Africa

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hey Lyn, just spent the afternoon sleeping. I had a lovely time on the cruise, thanks for arranging it, I'll recommend you highly to my friends. There were some service issues on the cruise with my itinerary not being delivered to my room like for the other guests. Apparently they had my room number wrong for delivery or something, but I still had a lot of fun. Is there a formal feedback system you'd like me to use or just general comments like that?

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Jennifer

Jennifer

USA

Reviewed on July 8, 2021

Hi Lyn,

Wonderful time. Daniel was amazing! They went above and beyond to accommodate us. We are both vegetarian and they made sure we had a special dish every meal!

Date of Experience: July 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Julie

Julie

UK

Reviewed on July 7, 2021

Hi Rita,

We had the best time on the cruise thank you. We will book another trip in winter time if they are available.

Date of Experience: July 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Rita
Delma

Delma

Ireland

Reviewed on June 28, 2021

Dear Zeva,

Beijing: We had the Great Wall all to ourselves. Fantastic experience. Had a fantastic day.

Guide was amazing, driver amazing, hotel amazing. All 5*

High-speed Train: Looking forward to it. Business class is amazing.

Xian: Today was such a special day, one of my dreams came true, to see for myself the Terracotta soldiers and horses. I was in awe. I cannot find the words to express how amazing an experience it was. Our guide made it even more special, he shared interesting knowledge with us. I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Today’s highlight, biang biang noodle and Chinese burger, very delicious

Xi 'An trip was fantastic. Timo was an amazing guide. Looking forward to the next leg of our journey.

Guilin: Hiking up the Longji rice terraces today was like entering a magical world. The 93% humidity did not deter us

Today was a gastromical delight. The local cuisine at Longji is 5*. The highlight was seeing our vegetables being picked in the garden and then cooked for us. The taste was unbelievable and the icing on the cake a bottle of Portuguese wine. The local wine is great too, more a desert wine. I'm in heaven.

Today had many highlights, visiting the Yao village, where women have hair over 1 meter long, seeing the amazing Reed Flute caves, seeing the sun and moon pagodas and of course my birthday. Its been a wonderful day. Thanks to all who made it so special and for all the birthday wishes. I am so blessed.

Wow, another fantastic day. Li and Dragon river.Wonderful scenery, delicious food, great company and more birthday presents. I am eternally grateful.

Our trip to Guilin was amazing. Alice was a wonderful guide. The only downside was the attitude of the staff at the Armari hotel. They seemed a little uneasy as we were foreigners and even wanted a covid test. Alice handled the situation very well though. The hotel room and facilities were great.

I would give a rating of 5 for the hotel room, facilities and location but 3 for customer service.

Yangtze River Cruise: Its been a great trip.

What better way to finish a holiday than a cruise on the Yangtze river. The staff on the Century Paragon ship made it a journey to remember.

Our final trip before returning home. The three gorges dam, magnificent and powerful.

We had a great holiday. The whole trip was well organised, the guides anazing, everything was perfect. Thank you.

Date of Experience: June 28, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Zeva
Andrew

Andrew

UK

Reviewed on June 28, 2021

Hi Lyn,

Sorry for the slow reply. The cruise was really good; considering how few foreign passengers were on board the staff really went out of their way to look after us.

Date of Experience: June 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Anuja

Anuja

India

Reviewed on June 16, 2021

Hi Tracy,

We are back comfortably. Thankyou for organising the nice trip.

Date of Experience: June 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Miko

Miko

Indonesia

Reviewed on May 16, 2021

I took so many good pictures during my trip from Chongqing to Yichang. Now i realized why so many famous chinese poems produced from the 3 gorges area. The vibe and the scenery of this place has unusual beauty which create big stream of idea for everybody who stay here.

Date of Experience: May 13, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Zeva
Gudrun

Gudrun

Germany

Reviewed on April 30, 2021

Dear Zeva,

Everything went smoothly.

Thanks for your help.

Kind regards

Gudrun

Date of Experience: April 27, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Zeva
Wendy

Wendy

USA

Reviewed on April 21, 2021

Vivien,

We have arrived in Sanya and are on the way to our resort.  Thank you for arranging the very helpful guide and driver this morning. They were professional and prompt.  

Do you have a feedback form that I should complete or would you like me to write something in my own words?

I must tell you, the cruise was amazing!  I have never felt so much like a queen as I did on the cruise.  The staff was unbelievable, the accommodations were excellent by my western-standards, and the activities were splendid! Nobody wanted to leave the cruise!!  

The two boys enjoyed the unlimited “mocktails” drink package and flying kites on the sundeck.  The two girls enjoyed the “mocktails” and the variety of relaxing spaces on the ship.  Sometimes they wanted to relax in the Executive Lounge, sometimes they wanted to do karaoke.  It was wonderful that the children had easy access to any place in board that they might have an interest.

As you know, we already recommended you to my friend Sylbeth. We will continue to recommend your services.  If we have time for one more vacation before leaving China, we will definitely arrange it through you.

Thank you,

Wendy

Date of Experience: April 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Viola

Viola

Germany

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dear Lyn,

we had a wonderful trip and are very happy altogether. Everything worked out very well.

In Zhangjiajie we were a little bit unlucky with the weather (no one can change that) and with the masses travelling (also something that cannot be changed). Because of the latter I am very glad that you suggested to visit the Gorge on arrival day already, we would never have made it on the second day (and it would have been in pouring rain).

The river cruise was excellent; although it being pretty expensive we most certainly appreciated the special treatment we received due to booking “executive”.

So I have already recommended this trip to colleagues and friends.

Thanks for all your support before the trip (and for getting us out of the broom-closet in Zhangjiajie)

Viola

Date of Experience: May 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Whan

Whan

UK

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Hi Wonder,

The Victoria Jenna was great! The facilities were better than expected, the food was good and the staff were very friendly! We ended up upgrading our rooms when we boarded because the offer not too bad for a much bigger room. The itinerary I felt was a tad too much as we were expecting a more leisurely time; it felt like the cruise was trying too hard to fill every last minute with something to do (from 6:30am)! 

In terms of excursions, the Three Kingdoms show was the best, the Shuanggui Hill was not worth it, we didn't bother joining the White Emperor City, the cruise through Gorges had nice views with good commentary, the Godess Stream was also below par, and the ship lift at the Three Gorges Dam was interesting, but not the short tour afterwards.

The so called "captain's farewell banquet" was really just dinner with the captain and crew saying a few words at the start. You should remove any references to dress codes because it wasn't necessary nor suitable.

Overall, it was worth doing it and we're glad we did it with Victoria cruises. The Jenna was refitted in 2018, which is one of the oldest to having a redecoration, so I'm wondering what the newer ones that got refitted in 2019 and 2020 would be like!

Finally, thank you for the quick responses and all the help you've given us -- really appreciate it!

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Whan

Date of Experience: May 3, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Karlsson

Karlsson

USA

Reviewed on April 28, 2021

Hello Wonder,

The Cruise has been great.

Date of Experience: April 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Verena

Verena

Germany

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Hi Rosalyn, good morning!

The cruise changed a lot compared to my first time. I think major influences are the changing environment if Yangtze, different program, and much less foreigners. You might know that foreigners usually enjoy different programs with more physical activity (more hiking than shopping) and enjoy are more silent surrounding. So let’s say this cruise is probably meanwhile more for Chinese nationals than expats/foreigners but most important is I could see the changes of Yangtze over the last more than 10 years and we also found some new friends.

I want to especially thank you for the great service you provided, the super quick feedback and always checking in with me. It’s exceptional and you have my deepest thanks for that. Do you/your agency also offer other trips? Would be glad to find more cooperation.

I hope you also could enjoy some nice holidays!!!

Date of Experience: May 1, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Megan

Megan

USA

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Hi Leo,

It was a great tour! The staff on the boat were so nice and helpful! The accommodations were excellent. The food was so good. If I had one complaint it would just be how rushed everything is when you visit things off the boat. I understand why and know there is a busy schedule but it was so rushed to me. Sorry it took so long to answer. I had no mobile data all day.

The only place I felt it was really crowded was at the fungdu ghost city. Everywhere else had people but not too bad at all for China.

I saw some places were really busy. I heard a lot of people are traveling again. I have a lot of friends who have shown some interest in my cruise. When they ask me for more info about booking the cruise I will definitely send them your contact card. I will put some pictures on WeChat tonight. So many want to see some. That will help I think.

Date of Experience: May 1, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Leo
Angelina

Angelina

Chile

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dear Jack, our trip isn't over yet, but I wanted to thank you for making it possible. It has been a very interesting trip and the big difference was made by the great Victoria Sabrina. Excellent service, very friendly crew, very good English and everything has been great. This is also what I think of your work, thank you very much and we will recommend and continue to use your services in the future. We appreciate your work.

Date of Experience: April 30, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
Barbara

Barbara

UK

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Hey Rita,

Everything is fine: lovely driver, lovely people helping me to embark and lovely people working on board!

I’ve booked the additional trips and explored the ship.

Date of Experience: April 30, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Rita
Brinja

Brinja

Germany

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Hey Riley,

Yes, thank you, we had a good time. We saw lots of things, very impressive!

Date of Experience: April 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Riley
Alban

Alban

France

Reviewed on April 26, 2021

Hey Lynn!

I have plenty of time now as I'm just waiting my train in Yichang station.

The cruise was great, the scenery of the three gorges is really stunning.

Staff was very kind and caring, I was very amazed by that especially cruise manager Vincent Yi. They kept making announcements in english eventhough we were only 2 non-chinese speakers onboard... That was great service!

The mood and style of the cruising company is definitely chinese as you advised me at the really beginning when you better advertised Century for foreigners... But everything remains very enjoyable. Even food was always provided with simple western dishes as pizza/pasta and toasts breads.

Date of Experience: April 23, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Caroline

Caroline

France

Reviewed on April 25, 2021

Hi Rita,

It is allright, cabin is great, and kids are happy.

Date of Experience: April 22, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Rita
Hannah

Hannah

UK

Reviewed on April 20, 2021

Hi Vivien,

We really enjoyed the river cruise and all of the help you were able to provide us. The trips were very good. We thought that breakfast was too early every morning and if you do not attend breakfast we should have the option to get some food somewhere else on board.

Date of Experience: April 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Sylvetta

Sylvetta

USA

Reviewed on April 19, 2021

Hi Lyn,

I had a good time once I upgraded my room. The room I had was a futon like bed that I would’ve had difficulty getting up from, barely any outlets and a too small shower. Also, the food in the main dining room was just okay. We ate in the VIP room the last night which the food was much better but it should be served as the regular food. The excursions were good. The staff was amazing. They checked in on us regularly and made sure we had English guides when leaving the boat. They took great care of us.

Date of Experience: April 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Tracy

Tracy

USA

Reviewed on April 18, 2021

Hi Vivien

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything. The cruise was amazing the staff were very welcoming and the birthday surprise was so special. Thank you!!!!!!

Most Appreciatively,

Tracy Edwards

 

Date of Experience: April 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Patricia

Patricia

USA

Reviewed on April 15, 2021

Hi Leo,

Sorry I didn't respond sooner, this has been a busy week! Sylvie and I had a great trip and we agreed the service was excellent. On the boat, all the crew were very helpful, especially Momo and Billy. We really appreciated how well everyone looked after us. The guides we had on the boat and in Zhangjiajie had great English. We really liked that David in Zhangjiajie looked at the weather forcasts to decide what would be the best activity for the day. He knew a lot of less visited areas, which made for a more relaxing and enjoyable visit, even when the park was more crowded. The driver was one of the best I've had in China, though we did have to wait around for him to arrive sometimes. I don't know how much control you have over the boat,but there are a couple suggestions I have.

-On the excursions, it would be helpful to have a translated document of some of the important information about the place. I don't expect an entire spoken translation of everything that is being said, but it would have been nice to have more information at the dam and on the 3 Gorges boat ride, as there was a lot being said in Mandarian and most of it wasn't translated. Just a simple handout, even just using something like Google Translate, would have been nice.

-There were a couple of times another boat docked directly next to ours, which made it impossible to use the balcony or really relax in the room because our "neighbors" were too close and too loud. That's all I can really think of now. Like I said, the service we received was excellent and I would definitely recommend the trip to others. Thanks again!

Date of Experience: April 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Leo
Chris

Chris

USA

Reviewed on April 15, 2021

Hello Echo,

We had an very good tour in Chongqing and on The Victoria Sabrina. The cruise company did an excellent job.  The cabin was very nice, the food was very good, and the staff took great care of us.  We were the only two westerners on the boat, and all the staff made sure we were comfortable at all times. The even arranged for a private rout guide for the two of us at one of the sites.

I don't know about the other cruise companies, but the staff on the Victoria Sabrina speak very good to fluent English, which made it very easy for us.

I have also attached a copy of the survey you requested.

Date of Experience: April 8, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Echo
Flavia

Flavia

Argentina

Reviewed on April 12, 2021

Hi Wendy,

Thank you! And let me tell you that everything was perfect Wendy. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip with so good people.

Date of Experience: April 3, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Anna

Anna

UK

Reviewed on April 12, 2021

Hi Leo.

We enjoyed our cruise thank you. We enjoyed the Shanggui Mountain and added both the elevator and fengdu ghost town which were great. The shennv stream wasn’t as good. The cabin was comfortable and everyone really kind on the boat

The stream was beautiful but they made us get off the boat onto a pontoon so the guides could sing. We would have preferred to learn more about the area. Please send a link to your trip advisor page and we’ll leave a review. We appreciate all your help in booking the trip.

Date of Experience: April 4, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Leo
Rebecca

Rebecca

USA

Reviewed on April 7, 2021

Hi Leo,

The trip was lovely. The color of the water was amazing.

Date of Experience: April 6, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Leo
Carlsky

Carlsky

USA

Reviewed on April 6, 2021

Hey Leo,

It was great, thank you for everything, you can send me the information to write a review, that's fine.

Date of Experience: April 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Leo
Rafael

Rafael

Brazil

Reviewed on April 7, 2021

Hi Vivian,

In general we were very satisfied with the service as everyone from staff was very kind. 

The scenery was beautiful and we liked specially the Wu gorge. 

Thanks for your support!

Best regards ,

Rafael

Date of Experience: April 2, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Richard

Richard

UK

Reviewed on April 2, 2021

Hello Rita,

It’s great. We’re having a brilliant time thank you.

Date of Experience: March 30, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Rita
Per

Per

Sweden

Reviewed on April 1, 2021

Hello Tracy!

Thank you for the good arrangement on our trip.

Let see your questions:

  • Guide (Chongqing and Yichang):
    • The guides was good and hade good knowledge about the subject/area.
    • The food was really good (Lunch).
  • Cruise.
    • The ship standard ok.
    • The included restaurant to crowded and the food was “little too much Chines”.
      • But this was easy solved, we upgrade to the “wester restaurant” to get our own table and less people.
      • I think you shall recommend western people to go for that from the beginning
    • The included sighting was good and the guides was good, had good knowledge about the subject/area.
    • Over all good cruise.
  • Hotels.
    • Both hotels really good standard.
    • Good location on both hotels.

Overall we are really satisfied with the trip you have arranged for us also this time.

It’s so convenient when you have arranged the trip with pic up from air port and deliver to the next destination with some interesting things to look on between.

So now the big question is where to go next time?

I have at least one more year in China (hopefully more)

 

Best regards Per

Date of Experience: March 25, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Jennifer

Jennifer

USA

Reviewed on March 27, 2021

Jen: It was great, they went out of their way to take care of us. The food was delicious and the scenery was beautiful.

Yevgen: It was great, thank you so much for organizing it! I will recommend you to anyone who asks :)

Date of Experience: March 22, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Mark

Mark

USA

Reviewed on March 22, 2021

Hi Tracy,

Yes it was great.

Date of Experience: March 20, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Juliane

Juliane

Germany

Reviewed on March 15, 2021

Hi Wonder,

I really enjoyed the cruise very much. The staff was very lovely, attentive and fluent in English. Excellent service!

The boat itself, food on board and excursions all met my expectations.

 

Many thanks for helping organize this

Juliane

Date of Experience: March 12, 2021
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Wonder
David

David

USA

Reviewed on November 7, 2020

Hi Leo.

All good, the only thing I can think of is if they could upgraded their gym but I’m thinking I’m the only one who has ever used it. Everyone was really nice, I just wish there were more passengers to enjoy their hospitality.

Date of Experience: November 3, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Leo
Christian

Christian

Switzerland

Reviewed on October 13, 2020

Hi Wendy,

Thank you, we had a great cruise. The weather was better than expected. The crew was very helpful. We enjoyed the excursions and the live on board.

Date of Experience: September 28, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Rachel

Rachel

Brazil

Reviewed on October 12, 2020

Hi Echo,

Everything was good, we had a great time there.. even wish we had a couple of more days

Thanks for all your support

Date of Experience: October 6, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Echo
Narelle

Narelle

Australia

Reviewed on October 10, 2020

Good morning, Lyn!

Thank you, we had a wonderful time.

Date of Experience: October 6, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Samantha

Samantha

USA

Reviewed on October 10, 2020

Good morning, thank you so much.

The cruise was wonderful. I fully enjoyed it and will possibly take another one again and recommend my friends. I'm actually leaving Chongqing now. It's too crowded and not many people are wearing masks, so I want to be extra safe. I'll travel again to here when it's not the holidays

Date of Experience: September 29, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Riley
Stephanie

Stephanie

Germany

Reviewed on October 9, 2020

Hello Wonder,

The cruise was nice. Food was good, staff was nice. We upgraded to a room on the 6 floor, so we used the private restaurant.

Date of Experience: September 30, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Graham

Graham

South Africa

Reviewed on October 5, 2020

Hi Tracy,

Trip good- all home safely!! Thanks

Date of Experience: September 29, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Leandro Preda

Leandro Preda

Brazil

Reviewed on October 7, 2020

Hi Wendy, it was good

The weather didn't help but the cruise and the crew were really nice I can send you some pictures later.

Date of Experience: October 1, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Kathy

Kathy

South Africa

Reviewed on August 17, 2020

Hi Vivi.

We had a great time. Thank you so much for arranging it for us.

Date of Experience: August 14, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Jimmy

Jimmy

South Africa

Reviewed on April 06, 2020

Dear Mr Mike Liu,

It is my pelasure to hear from you again. I am glad that you and most people in your country progressively defeating the virus.

I hope that everything will be back to normal in a very short time.

Please keep in touch.

Thank you and best regards,

Jimmy

Date of Experience: November 24, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mike
Gladys

Gladys

Reviewed on April 06, 2020

Hi Mike!

SO GOOD to hear from you. Congratulations on your country’s management of Covid-19. Yes, you have given us a good example and we hope to learn from your experience. Thank you for your well wishes.

Kind regards

Gladys

Date of Experience: May 31, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mike
Juana

Juana

Singapore

Reviewed on April 01, 2020

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your lovely mail. This epidemic was badly managed by some countries, they thought just like SARs only Asian were affected. However due to their complacency whole world faces lock down.

Good news is in China the epidemic is under control. However due to continue epidemic tourism business are badly affected for indefinite period.

I am aware personally you are affected. How do you manage your situation.

We over here experience drop in business but not as bad as during SARs.

We manage somehow through experiences to overcome this epidemic through reducing expenditure prudently.

Lets us all pray for Divine intervention for mankind to globally overcome this terrible situation soon.

Many thanks for your mail.

Sincerely,

Juana

Date of Experience: October 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mike
Peter

Peter

Reviewed on March 30, 2020

Thank you Vivien! This is very kind of you. I have passed along this information to my friends and family, and am taking serious precautions myself. I am glad to hear that things are getting better in China, and hopefully things will get better soon here too. I have fond memories of my time in China, and am glad I got to visit before the spread of COVID-19. Take care!

Peter

Date of Experience: August 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Deborah and Steve

Deborah and Steve

Reviewed on March 31, 2020

Dear Wing,

We have been wondering how the wonderful people we met are getting through this crisis. We are glad to hear that you are well. We hope that you and your family and friends can stay healthy.  

We are well and are living near our son and his family who can help us. My sister in California said that no one is allowed out of the house except for food shopping or something necessary in order to live. Last week 3.3 million people applied for unemployment benefits in our country. So many businesses are closed.  

We hope to travel again and will contact you when it is again possible to see other countries.

Sincerely,

Deborah and Steve

Date of Experience: April 15, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wing
Elmira and Nick

Elmira and Nick

Reviewed on March 31, 2020

Dear Wing!

We are very glad that everything is OK with you and hope all your colleagues and families are healthy!

Thank you so much for your kind attention and very useful information, which will be shared with our relatives and friends. 

We are OK but at the moment we are in self-isolation at home because of the quarantine measures and looking forward to coming back to normal life.

Keep safe and healthy.

Have a nice day,

Elmira and Nick

Date of Experience: December 10, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wing
Saludos

Saludos

Reviewed on March 24, 2020

Thankyou Vivien and the team,

My mum and I are in Spain where I live and we have been in total lockdown for 11 days now and have at least another 19 days, we have to stay at home other than going to supermarket for essentials or pharmacy.

We loved our cruise and I actually wrote a blog about our whole trip so other people can do it and I added a link to your company

I am glad to hear it is improving in China and hope this passes quickly so next year we can come back to your lovely country

Saludos

Date of Experience: September 13, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Helen

Helen

Reviewed on March 24, 2020

Hello Vivien,

Thank you so much for your note and for thinking of us during these strange and difficult days. It is so encouraging to know that things are improving in China, and we hope they will soon here as well. I hope all your family is well. We remember fondly our trip on the Yangtze River!

Helen Mazarakis

Date of Experience: May 22, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Nana

Nana

Reviewed on March 24, 2020

Hi Vivien,

Thank you for your kind letter. I hope that you and your family are well. 

I can imagine how difficult it is for travel industry to go through this crisis. 

How long Wuhan has been under the lockdown? Are there any effective medication against the virus? 

We are now in a total lockdown. We’ll see how the UK will be effected by that. It is difficult for everyone. 

Stay well and healthy.

Best wishes, 

Nana

Date of Experience: April 9, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Shuy

Shuy

Reviewed on March 21, 2020

Hi! Yanny, I am fine. My family is also fine. Glad to hear from you. I hope everything is fine with you and your family.

Thanks for the sharing of the information on the prevention of Covid-19 virus. It is definitely good information to follow. I am glad to know China is able to control the spread of Covid-19 and things are getting better day by day. Many other countries are facing challenging time include Malaysia where the number of new cases are increasing quickly daily. My government has to impose Movement Restriction Order (a bit like the lockdown in China but people still able to go out to buy things during the day but police have road blocks every where to check) to control the spread which I believe is the right thing to do. I look forward to the day where nobody will be infected by this virus and hopefully the vaccine will be make available soon so we can get protection from this virus.

Hopefully in a few more months’ time, the Covid-19 will be a thing of the past and we can travel again and definitely I will go to China again as it has so many nice places to visit.

If you do come to Kuala Lumpur, please let me know and I will be most happy to meet up.

Take care and stay healthy.

Best regards,

Shuy

Date of Experience: March 8, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Yanny
Doris

Doris

Reviewed on March 19, 2020

Dear Vivien,

Thank you so much for your consideration for our well-being. 

We are glad to hear, and very reassured, that you are well and that life is starting to return to normal. It gives us hope, when we are at the early stages, that we can get through this. My partner and I are retired so it is not difficult for us to stay at home and we are well just now. But it is more difficult for people who are losing jobs and are struggling financially.

Thank you for the information. China has learnt so much and it helps to share information. We are following the guidance to prevent transmission and can only hope that everyone else is, too. So far there are only a few known cases in Scotland. Most are in London but I expect that will change over the coming days.

Keep well and safe and thanks again for your kind consideration.

Yours

Doris

Date of Experience: March 19, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Mrs Yen

Mrs Yen

Reviewed on March 19, 2020

Hi Yanny,

Thank you for your email and for having taken the trouble to prepare the very useful advice note to share what you have learnt in dealing with the virus in China.

It has now spread around the world and in the UK we are just about to start to experience the worst of it as the numbers infected are beginning to rise dramatically. It seems the whole of Europe and much of the rest of the world is going into lock down with borders being closed and curfews against people gathering together being imposed. Here in the UK, all schools are to be shut from tomorrow and summer examinations cancelled, all sporting events, music and theatre shows etc. have been cancelled, travel is restricted, everyone is being asked to work from home wherever possible, airlines are grounding most of their planes and every person over 70 years old is about to be told to go into total isolation for at least the next 12 weeks.  Our hospitals and health service have cancelled all non-emergency procedures and engineering companies are being asked to change their production and to immediately start manufacturing oxygen ventilators for the hospitals as fast as possible. We have never seen anything like this before but when something like this happens, it shows that it doesn’t matter what country we are from as we are all just citizens of the world.

It is very encouraging to see that China now seems to be over the worst and is slowly getting back to normal. My daughter Sarah is still in Shanghai having spent most of the last 8 weeks in isolation in her apartment, so she is very happy that things are getting better in China. But she will now have the problem of how to get home to the UK as her contract and work visa will expire soon.

I hope you and your family and colleagues have all survived unscathed and your life and business will soon get back to normal.

Regards

Chris 

Date of Experience: October 31, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Yanny
Haberthuer

Haberthuer

Switzerland

Reviewed on January 6, 2020

Dear Wendy Dan,

Your Arrangement was perfect. Thank you again. I will give my opinion to Trip Advisor.

Soon there will be Chinese New Year. I wish you a prosperous New Year with good success for you.

Best regards,

U.B. Haberthuer.

Date of Experience: November 17, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Susan

Susan

USA

Reviewed on January 3, 2020

Hi Zeva,

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff on the boat were excellent. I was sick one night and vomited. I think it was because I ate the lettuce the day before.

Your office were very helpful.

Susan

Date of Experience: December 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Zeva
Sherry

Sherry

USA

Reviewed on January 3, 2020

Hi Tracy,

Everything was great!

Cordially,

Sherry Malone

Date of Experience: December 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Juana

Juana

Singapore & Korea & Malaysia & Australia

Reviewed on January 2, 2020

Dear Mike,

Merry Christmas and Compliment of the Seasons.

Due to our busy schedule and family commitment we were unable to provide you our testimonial as appreciation early.

If my comment on this email can be considered as our testimonial.

Here it is.

Reason why I choose Bamboo Tour to book our Yangtze Cruise was due to Mike Liu prompt respond when I log into Bamboo Tour website.

Bamboo Tour quotation was slightly cheaper, payment was into proper channel as well.

Mike professionalism gave me piece of mind when some members in our group had to change passport.

We did not face any difficult issue due to clear instruction received.

Mike and his team were helpful when I asked for additional info and quote several time for our land excursion.

Thank you Mike for your valuable services.

Sincerely,

Juana

Date of Experience: October 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Mike
Shuvo

Shuvo

USA

Reviewed on December 26, 2019

Hi Vivien,

Yes, we did receive your gift (Panda Bears soft toys). It was truly very sweet of you. Thank you so very much. Yes, our Yangtzi River Cruise was awesome. We loved it. I posted a review in TripAdvisor and spoke highly of you and your services. Thanks again. I will contact you in the future for all of my China tour needs.

Sincerely,

Shuvo Dutta

Date of Experience: November 29, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Emilie

Emilie

USA

Reviewed on December 25, 2019

Wonder

Thank you for the Christmas greetings. Thanks for your help. We had a very unforgettable experience during our stay there. Warm regards.

Emilie

Date of Experience: October 26, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Jeanette

Jeanette

Singapore

Reviewed on December 19, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Excellent. Jack is knowledgeable and patience. He was able to answer all the questions raised. He also made good recommendations on where else we can explore on our free time.  

Jeanette

Date of Experience: December 12, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Laiking

Laiking

Canada

Reviewed on December 16, 2019

1.) Your travel consultants were very prompt in responding to us. Both Ashley and Wonder were very clear in responding to our requests for information, and both did well in addressing our questions and concerns. We especially appreciated the changes in accommodation they made for our trip in Xian, where our accommodation had to be changed. We appreciated the efforts they made and are generally satisfied with the results. They were also very patient in explaining everything to us, and we had very little confusion regarding the details of the trip.

We want to give extra credit to Kai, our guide in Beijing, who was not only helpful but caring. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursions with him, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. He is truly the best guide in our entire tour, and we hope all guides in the future can be as knowledgeable and caring as him.

Our general opinion of your tour company is generally positive, as your tour is a fresh idea compared to the usual Chinese tour operators we encountered in the past. Your focus on spending more time on the historical and cultural aspects of China and not pressuring tourists to do other activities (ex: shopping) is very refreshing, and allows us to appreciate the areas we visit more. We hope there are more tour operators in China who are willing to operate this way in the future.

Date of Experience: November 13, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Rob

Rob

USA

Reviewed on December 14, 2019

Wing - 

Thank you very much for the emails and I apologize for the delay. First off let me say that we have traveled to over 30 countries with our children and this trip was among the best organized we have experienced.  The people were extremely welcoming throughout China and it all started with us working with you at China Discovery.  We knew that November is not the ideal month to travel due to the colder weather but that did not detract us from a wonderful vacation.  Here are some additional answers for you below:

 (1)  How do you like our tour arrangements and are you willing to recommend our service to your friends? 

Your services were exceptional! I appreciate your prompt responses to our questions and you were always willing to help. Since I have returned from China, I have already spoken with someone who is interested in touring China next year and I have strongly recommended that they ask for you: Wing Zeng at China Discovery for support. 

(2)   Do you have some suggestions for us to improve our service?

That is difficult to say. All tour guides we experienced spoke English very well and we enjoyed their company. Typically the tour guide is vital to the success of the vacation and we liked all them all which made everything great - Special thanks to our guide in Yichang who found an incredible restaurant on the way to the Yichang restaurant / The food we had was wonderful.

(3)  If you come to China again, would you like to use our service again?

Without a doubt! I will always recommend China Discovery and recommend they specifically ask for Wing Zeng. 

Please send this to the leaders of your company.  Thanks again and let me know if you have any further questions. 

Rob

Date of Experience: December 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wing
Wendy

Wendy

USA

Reviewed on December 15, 2019

Dear Catherine,

Many thanks for organising the tour for us. Even though we have not ended the tour, i would like to provide feedback.

1. Thank you Catherine for being so prompt in the reply and your excellent organisation and planning. You are also very patient and accommodating towards the many requests and incessant enquiries from all of us.

2. Pick up and transfers at each destinations has been very prompt and smooth. There was never a time when we have to wait for the tour guides and this is very commendable.

3. At YiChang, i must commend Faye for her fast response. She has been very impressive and quick witted to get the tickets changed when my husband's passport was the wrong one. I must apologise for not checking that he has a new passport. Pls help me extend my most heartfelt thanks to Faye because it was too rush then.

4. Zhangjiajie's tour guide Wendy and driver Tang has been very accomodating towards the group's demands. She has been extremely patient with all of us , making our trip so peaceful. She also went beyond her duties to bring some of the members to the hair salon and shopping and kept us company till very late at night.

She has been very thoughtful in all her little actions, including packing our breakfast when we were catching an early flight.

She was able to integrate very quickly into the group and at the same time be quick to make all arrangements n command our attention. 

Her knowledge of Zhangjiajie has helped us to understand the locals, the cultures and she is also creative to describe the different caves n peaks in the mountains so that enjoying the scenery became even more menaningful.

We are enjoying ourselves and hope that the last part of our tour will help us bring back great memories of China.

Thank you Catherine once again for your excellent service.

Wendy

Date of Experience: December 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Catherine
Liesl

Liesl

USA

Reviewed on December 16, 2019

Catherine,

At the train station and all is well. Wanted to thank you for the perfect visit to Chengdu made possible by you! You created a delightful experience. Ellen was wonderful as a guide. We will be recommending you to our friends who have expressed interest in visiting Chengdu.

Thank you again!

And also for the gift!

You and Ellen both did not need to do such a kind act, the services were definitely enough. But thank You.

Thank you again,

Liesl

Date of Experience: December 15, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Catherine
Dr. Vincent

Dr. Vincent

Canada

Reviewed on December 12, 2019

Dear Riley,

I agree to allow my answers and comments below regarding our China travels arranged by our Tour Operator Ms Riley Guo be put on your website.

1.Did your travel consultant of our company quickly reply to your E-mails and were they patient enough to answer your questions?

- Yes, Ms Riley Guo assisted me in planning our entire tour from beginning to end (from Kunming to Beijing) months before our trip, patiently guided me through every aspect of our journey making good suggestions and provided alternates.

- She always replied to my email inquiries promptly, answering all questions I had for her.  She is extremely patient and courteous throughout the "developmental" stages of our planning.

2.Do you have any comments concerning your tour arrangements?

- The tour arrangements were exactly as planned, with the only exception when we encountered a problem where the original plan had to be modified, see answers to Q 4 below.  The Tour Operator handled our problem in a timely fashion to our great satisfaction, in face above my expectations. When we encountered other minor problems during our tour, we received prompt attention and assistance from Ms. Guo promptly via WeChat and phone calls, often outside of regular office hours.  

3.Are you willing to recommend our service to anyone who also may have an interest to visit China?

- Definitely "Yes".  I have no hesitation of recommending your services to anyone interested.

4.What is your general opinion of us?

My opinion regarding:

- Advice and guidance provided in planning stage: Excellent!

- Ms Riley Guo our Tour Operator: Very knowledgeable, paid attention to details.

- Cost: I found your cost very reasonable and easily affordable.

- Efficiency: You run an efficient operation.

- Accuracy: Ms. Guo's suggestions and plans were accurate.

- Honesty: My travel team and I are particularly impressed by the honesty and integrity of your approach to business and in treating your customers when problems do arise.  I will cite the following Two Examples:

(1)  When Ms Guo made a minor error in our planning, she offered to take $100USD off from our final fees.  When I found out that the fee reduction would come out of her commission I was so impressed with her honesty I declined to accept the fee reduction.  I would suspect many operators would not even inform the client of such errors.

(2) You were not able to book the high speed train ride for us from Yichang to Beijing after the Yangtze River Cruise.  Instead your company put us on a flight for that, and you arranged for a guided day tour of Yichang while waiting for flight time at NO EXTRA costs to us.  It was a surprise and pleasant tour.  

5.Do you have any suggestions on improving our services?

- I think you are already proving a reliable and trustworthy service to your clients as experienced by me and my travel companions.

- The fact that Ms Guo has such a superb command of written English would no doubt be an invaluable asset to your company in helping non-Chinese speaking clients from overseas who want to explore China.

Date of Experience: November 4, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Riley
Sam

Sam

USA

Reviewed on December 12, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Thanks. My answers are below:

Mr. Wonder Wang has been very responsive and knowledgeable in answering our questions and inquiries. He has patience in helping us revise the itineraries to meet your needs.

Both the tour guides (Roland of Xiamen and Cherry of Wuyishan) were very good in getting us around. They were helpful, very knowledgeable and patient in explaining to us the important points of the area.

I highly recommend China Discovery to everyone who are looking for quality services.

Sam

Date of Experience: December 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Dutta

Dutta

USA

Reviewed on December 12, 2019

Hi Vivien,

Thank you so very much for organizing this tour for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I received the Pada Bear soft toy gift that you had left for us with the receptionist. It was such a sweet gesture from you. I loved it. Thank you very much for all you did for us. I enjoyed the trip very much. I will refer your company to my friends who would wish to visit China in the future.

Kind regards,

S. Dutta

Date of Experience: December 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Russell & Anne

Russell & Anne

Australia

Reviewed on December 03, 2019

Dear Echo,

Thanks for your email. Anne's knee has now recovered and she has been able to resume her visits to the gym this week.

I have paid the outstanding bill for the Shanghai airport transfer in $USD via PayPal

Thanks once again for all your assistance in setting up our trip and then helping us with the transport variations whilst in China.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and China Discovery

Best wishes

Russell & Anne

Date of Experience: November 6, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Echo
Teresa

Teresa

USA

Reviewed on December 03, 2019

Johnson,

Just wanted to let you know that we arrived home, safe and sound and to let you know what a Fantastic time we had in Chengdu, Chongqing and Tibet.

Everything went perfect, we are so impressed with you, your company and the 3 guides and drivers that we had.

All our requests and questions over the months of planning the trip were answered promptly. We couldn’t be more pleased with the service we received from you and the quick help received in a Tibet when we had to make a last minute change. My husband and I were disappointed that we were not able to make the trip to EBC, but you made the extended stay in Lhasa easy. My husband is still fighting his cold, but the rest and walking around the 4 days in Lhasa helped him to start recovering.

Our guide in Chengdu made our day at the Panda Research Center and cooking experience a day we will always remember.

Our guide in Tibet was Fantastic, he was very interesting and fun and easy to be with for the week, we enjoyed our visit to Tibet very much.

Our our short time in Chongqing was wonderful and we appreciated the last minute tour that we booked our last afternoon and evening.

All the guides and drivers were very helpful and were where and when they said they would be at all times which made all the train stations and airport experiences easy.

We would definitely use you and your company again if we ever get the opportunity to return to China.

Thanks again for all your help and making this a very memorable trip for the 4 of us.

Date of Experience: November 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Annette

Annette

Australia

Reviewed on December 03, 2019

Hi Wendy

I have submitted a review to Trip Advisor via our Australian site.

Review:

"Wendy Dan organised our Yangtze river Cruise for our group of 6 Australians. From our initial contact all emails were promptly answered in a timely and professional manner. Wendy also organised transfers, tickets to the amazing Han Show and train tickets from Yichang to Wuhan. The ladies that carried out the transfers were excellent and accommodated our needs. Our cruise ship, the Century Sky was very good - reasonably priced alcohol (for a cruise boat) and very good variety of food.  The ship crew were very helpful and really looked after us. There were only about 130 people on board including 20 westerners. I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy and the Yangtze River Cruise agency to travellers.”

Kind regards

Annette Priest

Date of Experience: November 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Liz Chan

Liz Chan

Australia & Hong Kong

Reviewed on December 01, 2019

Hi Wonder

I apologize for not replying earlier. Please find my review below.

Century Glory Yangtze River Cruise November 2019

I arranged our River Cruise through Wonder Wang at www.chinadiscovery.com. Wonder was superb! When there was an issue with the email server he phoned to check that I had received the information. He was patient as we decided on dates and efficiently organized all the details and information we required.

The cruise itself was fabulous. The Century Glory had only been launched in September 2019 so we were fortunate to be on an almost brand new Cruise Ship.  The ship was extremely well decorated and equipped.  We only booked a basic cabin with the intention of upgrading on the boat.  This wasn't possible as all the upgrades had been completed by the time we boarded.  However, our cabin was excellent and we don't believe that there would have been any advantage in being on a higher deck.  We did upgrade to the higher floor dining room.  We didn't hear any complaints from other guests in the standard dining room but I can say that the food and the service in the upgraded dining room was 5 Star.  All in all the ship staff at all levels delivered excellent service.  English was never a problem and staff in the dining room were able to assure me quickly that my allergy to MSG wouldn't a problem - and it wasn't.

The Yangtze River, Dam and tours were all amazing.  We had wondered if the scenery would live up to the other spectacular sights we have had the privilege to see around China and it did.  The optional tour of the Ship Lift at the Three Gorges Dam was incredible and if you have the opportunity a must do.

All out tour guides spoke excellent English, were knowledgeable,engaging and had a great love of their country and its progress.

An absolutely wonderful cruise, If you have the opportunity I would highly recommend it.  We then followed up with a most enjoyable 7 days in Chongqing. 

Liz Chan

Date of Experience: November 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Dalene

Dalene

South Africa

Reviewed on November 29, 2019

Hi Wendy,

Thank you for the mail received, I’ve meant to reply some time ago already, but unfortunately the days since our return from China has just been flying by.

Our trip was truly an unforgettable and amazing experience. 

Needless to say, to anyone living in China, that we have chosen one of the worst weeks in October to travel as it was rainy, cloudy, cold and just plain miserable but, this said, we still had an amazing time onboard the President No 8.  We were fortunate to be upgraded to two suites and this just made everything perfect...  The suites are amazing, we even had a sky light, right over the  most comfortable king size bed.  This really did not make getting out of bed in the mornings an easy task.

We have decided to take the exclusive dining package as this allows a little more privacy.  We could indulge in the most fabulous meals and allow meaningful and lengthy discussions with the best Changyu champagne till late in the evenings.  Something we don’t always get to do due to our busy schedules back home.

We have managed to go on all the excursions on offer, an excellent decision as the guides were all equally friendly and knowledgeable and the tours truly very memorable.  I can really not single out a single individual. 

I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Kind regards and greetings from a warm and sunny South Africa

Dalene

Date of Experience: November 11, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Teo & Lily

Teo & Lily

Singapore

Reviewed on November 29, 2019

Dear Mark,

I have submitted my review to Trip Advisor. I have to apologize for the late reply as I was very busy last few days. 

1. How's the tour arrangement? And your travel consultant's service?

Overall it was an excellent arrangement by Mark who meticulously planned every detail and religiously monitoring our schedule throughout and had it executed by the caring and helpful guide Carrie. 

2. How's the hotel and meals?

The hotel in Zhangjiajie was good as it is expected of Pullman 's branding. The one in Fenghuang is not as good but Mark had forewarned me so I was prepared that the accommodation and breakfast would not be good. The meals are alright as Carrie had given us the liberty and good recommendation to order the food that suits our pallet as we cannot take spicy ones. Good advice by Mark and well executed by Carrie.

3. What do you think of our guides and drivers?

The drivers are all good and pleasant especially Mr. Du who was careful and polite .He drove at the right speed and I was impressed by his driving skill on a wet day. 

We would like to place on record our heartfelt thanks to Mark and the team in Chengdu, Yichang & Zhangjiajie. 

Regards 

Teo & Lily 

Date of Experience: November 11, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mark
Jello

Jello

USA

Reviewed on November 25, 2019

Hi Ms. Dan,

Please find the copies of my review.

Thank you very much for your help to assist us to have a great China experience.

Hope you will have more success in your professional future.

Best regards

Jello

Date of Experience: November 12, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

USA

Reviewed on November 24, 2019

Hello Mike:

I will send some sceneries pics from each place we have been to, without the participants, since I need to get others to give me permissions In order to release their pictures.  (Under separate email).

1)  How do you like our tour arrangements and are you willing to recommend our service to your friends?

Your tour arrangements were seamless and perfect. We couldn’t ask for better arrangements.  Everything went very smoothly.

Our very special thanks to Rita and Mike.  You guys made our trip a very memorable experience traveling through the Chengdu and Yangtze regions.  

All of our Tour Guides were great - Cherry, May, Nancy, Susan, and Jack were the best. They all could speak perfect English, and Jack was able to speak to us in Cantonese too!  

We have a “Special Thank You” to Kathy and her team on the Yangtze gold 5 cruise ship.  She was most caring and helpful to us from the time we arrived on the cruise and throughout our stay. Upon her recommendation, we had opted for the better accommodation category and dining, and she made sure we understood the various tour options etc. When Jack (our brother in law) inadvertently scraped his leg and it started to bleed, she and one of the Captain’s Assistant came to his aid.  Since the cruise ship’s First Aid station was not adequately equipped with bandages, etc, Kathy and her staff made sure he received the proper first aid care needed.  The Captain Assistant accompanied him to the nearby hospital once the boat docked, and they made sure he was ok.  We could not have asked for more. He is doing fine.

Also, thank you so much for sending one of your tour guide, Frank, and driver to pick us up at midnight when we arrived in Guangzhou Airport that first night. That was greatly appreciated.

The added bonus of the Pearl River Night Cruise was a very nice gesture of China Discovery.  It was a last minute surprise, and we all enjoyed the lovely lights and beautiful sceneries of Guangzhou from the river perspective.  Thank you very much.

(2)  If you come to China again, would you like to use our service again?

Definitely. The quality of your service is commendable, your Tour Consultant, Mike Liu, did a great job in helping us to plan, formulate and worked out all the details of our trip.  All of  your tour guides were great, genuine individuals who were more than willing to go a second mile to make sure the customers are satisfied.  I have nothing bad/ or undesirable to say really.

On our next trip to China, we will be sure to contact you again. Thanks for all you have done, you have six very satisfied customers. We will recommend you without any hesitations to all of our friends and associates.  Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Ho

Date of Experience: November 12, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mike
Sharon

Sharon

Australia & Malaysia

Reviewed on November 21, 2019

Hi Johnson,

Hope this email find you well. 

My family and I have returned to Sydney after 6 weeks of travelling! I want to thank you for arranging our 25 days China tour which we have really enjoyed. The itinerary was good although a bit tiring! 

China was amazing and your service in organizing and trouble shooting while we were there was greatly appreciated.

On reflection, we realized the highlights during our tours were the cities where we had a good guide and driver.

FYI the guides in SuZhou (Sarah), Guilin (Summer), Kunming (Jessie) and Lijiang ( Susan) and Chengdu (Jane) were all amazing. Their English and knowledge were very good. They made these cities/ places come alive for us.

Alan in Hangzhou took us to the best restaurant and ordered the best lunch we had in 25 days. Again a memorable city for us

On the flip side, Dali which was a beautiful city but we did not enjoy mostly because our guide ( Shirley) does not speak English well. We could not understand her narrative or explanation most of the time. The guide in Wuhan ( Jennifer) was very unhelpful, was on her phone most of the time unless we asked her questions. For e.g. The highlight of Wuhan to us was the yellow crane tower but she did not even bother to walk up with us  ( and gave us 20 min to go up and come down) As we all could not read Chinese , it made all the beautiful artworks, poems and historical significance a complete loss to us! At the Eastlake, again a beautiful area she rushed us in and out because she said we did not have enough time but we ended finishing the day around 4 ! As you know she also ignore us during lunch so I had to send you the complaint myself! So Wuhan to use was the least enjoyable day.

For your reference, I think you have to ensure the guides you provide to any group you organize speak good English and are experience and helpful.

Overall, I think it was a great tour and your service is excellent from start to finish. I will certainly recommend you to my friends and hope to organize a Silk Road tour with you  in the near future !

Thanks again

Regards

Sharon

Date of Experience: October 22, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Albert

Albert

Switzerland

Reviewed on November 20, 2019

Dear Riley,

We were very happy on your boat President 8, together with our Chines friend Aries Tu who booked the same boat later for herself and her grandmother.

Your organisation and food and tours were excellent. Thank you. And that we were together with a group from Austria at the same table was wise and made us new friends.

We updated our room in the 6 th top floor. On the boat Nina took care of us. She was very friendly and always helpful towards us.

At the moment, we enjoy the last days in Phuket before going home tomorrow.

Best regards an thanks again

Albert and Carmen

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Riley
Wendy

Wendy

Hong Kong

Reviewed on November 19, 2019

Yanny,

Already submitted the review. I think you are great. Next time if we want to book other tours, we will find you for help again. 

Wendy

Date of Experience: November 4, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Yanny
Willa

Willa

Hong Kong

Reviewed on November 18, 2019

Dear Mike,

Thank you for the arrangement for this cruise. Me and my all friends are enjoy this trip. I have been Tibet once, maybe can go once more.

Willa 

Date of Experience: November 12, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by: Mike
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Australia & Hong Kong

Reviewed on November 14, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Our cruise was great. I am happy to provide feedback to you. However I will leave it till I return to HK next week,

Thanks

Elizabeth

Date of Experience: October 30, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Karl

Karl

Germany

Reviewed on November 12, 2019

Dear Lily,

All worked out very well and I enjoyed the cruise. Thank you once again for your help.

Definitely will recommend your company if somebody asks me.

Best regards,

Karl

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lily
Nurit

Nurit

Israel

Reviewed on November 11, 2019

Hi Rita,

We would like to thank you for all the arrangements. The cruise was wonderful. Nancy was on time and very helpful. 

Best regards from us in Israel. 

Nurit and Beny

Date of Experience: November 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Rita
Bill

Bill

USA

Reviewed on November 11, 2019

Mark,

Thanks for your message.

(1) My wife and I had a very good time on our cruise -- some beautiful scenery, a nice boat, and excellent service throughout our trip. 

(2) You and your team provided us with excellent service and were very responsive to our questions. Thank you very much for your assistance.

Bill

Date of Experience: November 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mark
Dephne

Dephne

Singapore

Reviewed on November 08, 2019

Hi Riley,

I am very happy with the service you have provided.

Yes we were pretty worried that if we would be able to board the cruise and next my hubby leg was infected.

It ended up all good. Thank you so much for your efficiency.  

I have recommended you to my friends who wishes to travel to the 3 Gorges.

Regards

Daphne

Date of Experience: October 29, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Riley
Joseph

Joseph

USA

Reviewed on November 07, 2019

Dear Lyn Wang,

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Tour you scheduled for us. It was really great having the tour guides and drivers at each location to make sure we were on schedule and were able to get to the next location on time. We could not have done nearly as much of the tour on our own.

Each of the four (4) tour guides was very helpful and fully knew their area. Sherry in Chongqing and Bailey in Shanghai were outstanding.

I took many pictures so it will be a few days before I can edit and load them on my computer. When I do, I will send you some of the highlights.

It was a great trip and we certainly will recommend your Company and specifically Lyn Wang to anyone we know that plans on going to China.

Thanks again for a Job Well Done.

Bet wishes, 

Joseph

Date of Experience: October 16, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Ana

Ana

Spain

Reviewed on October 29, 2019

Hi Yanny,

1.How about your tour arrangements?

 The Tour arrangements were very good, The Hotels,The flight and train journey were perfect.

2.Are you willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China ?

Yes very much so, the Guides and drivers were all very good, it made my time in China more enjoyable, I learned so much, it was very easy.

3. Your general opinion on us?   

 I was pleased with the quality of all the arrangements and professionalism of the guides and drivers, well done.

4.  Would you like to share your tour with us? we will appreciate it if you would like to send some pics.

Unfortunately I have lost all my photos due to a problem with my computer, As you can imagine I am very upset.

5. Could you please write some comments comments for me and our company in the link below? Undoubtedly it would be quite beneficial for my personal career. If so, I really appreciate it!

I have found working with You Yanny to have been quick and easy, nothing was a problem, the Hotels, Flights, train journey all we very good. Will recommend you and your Company to whomever asks.

Thank You

Pete

Date of Experience: October 16, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Youngnan

Youngnan

USA

Reviewed on October 07, 2019

Hi Yanni,

Thanks to your efforts, we have enjoyed our trip and safely come back to Hong Kong.  All the transits were smooth and the hotels were comfortable.  Our guide, Carol, was awesome too.

Many thanks,

Youngnan

Date of Experience: September 25, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Yanny
Janine

Janine

Australia

Reviewed on November 7, 2019

Hi Riley,

The trip was excellent. Everything about it was wonderful. It was more luxurious than I had expected. The staff were excellent, so kind and helpful.  They even cooked gluten free food for me and served me separately.  There was so much to do that we were never bored and everything was perfectly organized.  

I would thoroughly recommend this trip to my friends.

The only problem we had (and this is not your fault) was that the taxi from our hotel to the dock dropped us a long way from pier 5 and we had to pay Y100 to the porter to have our bags carried.  Perhaps in the future you could explain exactly how to get to pier 5.

Thank you Riley for such a wonderful trip.

Date of Experience: November 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Riley
Luciana Leung

Luciana Leung

Canada

Reviewed on November 7, 2019

Dear Riley

Thank you for your arrangement and follow up for our China trip. Everything is going well with your help. We got the train tickets once we checked in at Beijing Hotel. Tomorrow we are going to Xian.

The cruise experience exceeded our expectations. We upgraded to executive suite at acceptable price with more spacious room at Level 5 and other privileges including VIP restaurant, free 24 hrs lounge access and free laundry. The cruise manager Jeffrey was very attentive and other staffs are helpful.  The excursions were well organized and the local guides spoke good English.

We are looking forward to our next trip and your further assistance.

Best regards

Date of Experience: October 27, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Riley
Javier Gayan

Javier Gayan

Spain

Reviewed on November 6, 2019

Dear Mr. Liu

We still are grateful for your service and patience.

(1)  How do you like our tour arrangements and are you willing to recommend our service to your friends?

- Your reservation service was very helpful.

- We still think yours is one of the best options to cruise the Three gorges

(2)  Do you have some suggestions for us to improve our service?

- The greetings offer of drink forfaits and the rest were a little shocking.

- We would have appreciated  those arrangements would be settled beforehand.

(3)  If you come to China again, would you like to use our service again?

 - Life is short and the world quite big ...

- We would recommend your services.

Yours sincerely

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mike
Donna Savage

Donna Savage

USA

Reviewed on November 5, 2019

Lyn Wang,

Thank you for your email. We have enjoyed this trip tremendously. We want to give a special thank you to Sheri in Chongqing. We thought she went beyond her duties to insure we were well taken care of. All guides were very informative and helpful but we thought she went beyond her duties to insure we were well taken care of. Also Bailey in Shanghai was excellent. We really liked Shanghai. 

Aside from experiencing language barriers which was difficult for us at times, we had a good experience. I’m sure Mr Weichman will send you a followup once we arrive at home. 

Thank you,

Date of Experience: November 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Wilfred

Wilfred

Singapore

Reviewed on November 5, 2019

Dear Catherine,

We are back in Singapore now.

Wish to thank you for arranging the Yangtze River Cruise, hotel in Yichang and the high-speed rail tickets back to Chongqing.

The crew in the Yangtze Gold 8 Cruise ship were also very welcoming and helpful.

We had a lovely time on the Yangtze River, especially in viewing the three gorges and the lesser three gorges.  The views were splendid.

Would like to update you that the Wanda Orange hotel goes by a different name now and somehow the reception took some time to find our booking.

However, once that was sorted out, everything was fine. We had a good view from our room window.

We were pleasantly surprised with the development and lights in Yichang city too and the lively activities along the riverside park in the evening and morning.

The high-speed train was punctual and the ride was also very smooth.

Overall, we had a very good trip.  Thank you once again for all your help.

Best regards,

Date of Experience: November 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Catherine
Michael Kwong

Michael Kwong

USA

Reviewed on November 4, 2019

Zoe,

We were back to US. We had wonderful time during Yangtze Cruise and Chongqing Tour.

David was super and knowledgeable guide. Also, we had a safe and comfortable ride in Chongqing - driver was good.

Thank you very much for your help in arrange all these.

Thanks

Date of Experience: October 28, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Zoe
Tim and Glenys

Tim and Glenys

Australia

Reviewed on October 30, 2019

Hi Jack,

Could you please pass on our appreciation and thanks to Management and staff at Yangtze River Cruises.

My wife and myself have just completed a cruise from Chongqing to Yichang on 7/10/2019. We wish to say that the cruise was excellent. The land excursions were excellent and interesting.

With regard to the Victoria Jenna, the ship was clean, and ALL crew were very helpful, courteous and friendly and in our opinion did there jobs in an excellent manner.

We also enjoyed the food and the amenities on board.

A big thankyou to YRC for the excellent way they handled our booking and the prompt attention to our inquiries along the way.

The Yangtze Cruise was one of the highlights of our trip to China and will always be remembered.

Keep up the good work, we will always, when the opportunity arises recommend YRC and the Victoria Jenna to any of our friends looking for a cruise on the beautiful Yangtze.

Date of Experience: October 7, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
Chen SiouEng

Chen SiouEng

Singapore

Reviewed on October 29, 2019

Hi Leo, 

Yes, the cruise on the Victoria Katarina went very well. The boat was well maintained (looked in better condition than the Yangtze Gold 5, & 6), the food was more than adequate,  the tours arrangements went smoothly. 

Thank you for thoughtfully putting me in the English speaking group for meals, as my Mandarin is woefully inadequate. 

Thanks also for your prompt replies to my queries. 

Best Wishes, 

Date of Experience: October 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Leo
Neil

Neil

Australia

Reviewed on October 28, 2019

Good morning Riley,

We are still enjoying China, fly Shanghai to Australia today.

The C. Glory was exceptional in all areas, food, cabin/balcony, all good and weather great, so lucky...!!!

English information and cruise staff first class. Alan entertainment officer so friendly along with river guide.

Regards

Date of Experience: October 15, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Riley
Ilona

Ilona

Reviewed on October 25, 2019

Hello Vivien,

First ...many thanks to my amazing travel consultant Vivien Li. Actually this was my third times joint her arrangements’ tour , she always available to help us during times of trouble and attentive to our demands. I applaud her for her quickness in finding routes and alternative destination. She also are quick to respond & responsibly, if there is a problem or anything that inconvience us as a grouble.

I would like to also say that despite our large group size of 20 people and the majority of them are eldery tourist Vivian aptly provided them with access to convinient wheelchairs as well as arranging the easiest possible routes for the eldery. I commend Vivian for her great job because our group is difficult to manage and she made our trip enjoyable and convinient.

We also like to thank you Moon (Kunming) and Nyama (Shangrila) our tour guides for helping the tour going smoothly and make it less stressful for our tour members. Thank you for the clear and concise explanation of the landmark and famous place of the tours. We also like to thank you to Mr. Deng our driver who take us safely to our destination despite the difficult terrain also his friendly & helpful attitude. 

Finally I would say that this tour is great and beautiful. It worth your every penny to go to Yangtze River cruise, Zhang Jia Jie and also Kunming , Dali , Lijiang & Shangrila.

Date of Experience: October 16, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Stephen Howick

Stephen Howick

UK

Reviewed on October 25, 2019

Dear Tracy

Thank you very much the cruise was excellent, the staff really friendly and the food was great. We had a great time and will recommend you to our friends,

Regards,

Date of Experience: October 15, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Tracy
David

David

Australia

Reviewed on October 21, 2019

Hello Mark

Thank you for your email. I apologise for the delay in replying but I have had some computer issues that took some time to resolve.

The cruise was excellent with the onboard services (food, accommodation and services) to a very high standard. We had some excellent weather that made the scenery that much more spectacular. I would certainly recommend the Century Paragon to any of your clients.

I have attached some pictures of some of the scenery along the trip.

With my best regards

China Travel Photos

Beautiful Gorge

Date of Experience: October 15, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mark
Christina

Christina

India

Reviewed on October 13, 2019

CHINA DISCOVERY (CHENGDU CHINA): chinadiscovery.com Highly recommended.

The itinerary ; 16 days private tour in Shanghai Hangzhou Guilin Zhangjiajie Xian Beijing and group tour Yangtze Cruise (13th Sept to 28th September 2019)

If there is one word that best describes the flow of our 16 day long tour to China , the word is SEAMLESS. Our tour operator China discovery (based out of Chengdu China) were simply awesome. Right from the time we landed to the our last day they ensured we were cared for and made all efforts to make the trip memorable. It all started with an email to Leo Li (Representative at China Discovery). I’m sure he practices meditation coz he never lost his cool answering the several questions we had and innumerable changes we made before landing. He replied to my queries even whilst on his personal leave….that’s dedication. He guided me on the dates. We would have landed during golden week and that would have been a challenge with the local holiday crowds. Leo was also empathetic when we lost our perfumes, hairspray and swiss knife to security at the railway station in Xian (bear in mind you cannot have these if you are taking the bullet trains). He arranged to pick the confiscated items from the railway authorities and ship it back to us in Dubai. The level of service is par excellence. Having travelled extensively I can vouch for China discovery for the extra-efforts they put in to make it a great experience.

All tour guides spoke good English (Trust me you need one). I would like to mention KAI (Our guide in Beijing). He is an excellent story teller. Got us hooked to the history of China (Wish I had someone like him teach us in School). Then there were the other guides who gave us enough time as required, never overdoing the information bit. Answering the never ending questions we threw at them.

Our only setback during the trip was missing The forbidden city tour. The site was closed earlier than expected; as preparations were on for the 70th National Day. However we were re-imbursed by the tour operator.

China has something for everyone. We chose the more scene route. Avatar mountains of Zhangjiajie are surreal, the rice terraces of Guilin, the Li river cruise , the lake city of Hangzhou and the Yangtze cruise were all a delight to experience. We insisted on a no-shopping tour.

Food can be a bit of a challenge to a few . Chinese food although popular may be quite different than how its made in a foreign land. If you are a vegetarian , pls specify this to your tour operator to help them guide you.

Hotel rooms were comfortable and locations were perfect. We could wander around the happening streets in every city and enjoy a dinner and a drink whilst taking in the local experiences.

People of China love to take pics with foreigners and its fun to share a smile , a laughter or even a hug with well-meaning individuals. Chinese parents encourage their kids to speak in English. So do indulge in a bit of a chat with the little one’s .

Tips :

When visiting China , ensure you give it at least 2 weeks. It’s a huge country, with every city/town/village offering different experiences.

Keep an eye out for what you cannot carry on train journeys or risk prohibited items getting forfeited.

VPN : Buy it to stay connected.

Have an offline app to translate your language into Mandarin (This is a BIG help)

Do not take offence if the Chinese don’t smile back at you. They are not being rude. It’s just my understanding that they do not know what to make of your smile. They do not understand your intent or it could be that they simply don’t smile often. They are lovely people if you get to know them .

Do not pack in too much for the day. Every location has lots to see, so a lot of walking. Shortlist your choices and finish the day at around 5 or 6 p.m . This way you are ready for the next day.

China will surprise you in ways you weren’t expecting.  This middle kingdom is indeed a sleeping giant as Napoleon Bonaparte rightly put. The country has had a remarkable growth economically. They have adapted to change .The transportation systems are super-efficient , the development in tourism is surprising and all these changes while keeping its traditions and culture alive.

China fascinates.

Date of Experience: September 10, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Leo
Richard Waldrop

Richard Waldrop

USA

Reviewed on October 12, 2019

Dear Ms. Riley,

Aixiao and I enjoyed the cruise very much. The ship was almost new and the accommodations for our deluxe cabin were quite nice. Considering the high price for upgrade to larger cabin I'm glad we stayed with what you booked. Crew of the ship were great but I'm very glad that Aixiao speaks Chinese to help us. We had a wonderful time and all of the reservations you made worked out perfectly. Train ride from Beijing to Yichang was great. No problems with 2nd class tickets because we each had our own comfortable seats. Thanks so much for handling our reservations and bookings. You are a good professional travel agent.

Sincerely,

Date of Experience: October 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Riley
Gaye

Gaye

Canada

Reviewed on October 10, 2019

Hi Jack,

We loved the cruise. The staff was awesome. We felt very special. There was great service and wonderful food.  Steven was particularly helpful. We saw the doctor and he was knowledgeable and made us feel at ease when Dave was ill. The scenery was breathtaking. 

I will pass your name on to others.

Sincerely

Date of Experience: September 26, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
David

David

Singapore

Reviewed on October 10, 2019

Hi Jack,

My wife and I had a fantastic time on the Yangtze Explorer. We enjoyed the tour very much. We particularly liked our cabin, the fantastic service, and we really enjoyed the cruise across the 3 gorges.

We will definitely be recommending this to our friends.

Best,

Date of Experience: October 6, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
Peter Kosogorin

Peter Kosogorin

UK

Reviewed on October 9, 2019

Vivien

I was very impressed by the cruise director and all the staff who were very friendly and helpful throughout the voyage. The accommodation, facilities and meals were all of a very high standard and the cruise was a very enjoyable experience.

Thanks.

China Travel Photos

Relaxing Cruise Trip

Date of Experience: September 18, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Fiona, Brett, Mackenzie

Fiona, Brett, Mackenzie

New Zealand

Reviewed on October 6, 2019

Hi Lyn,

It is good to hear from you. We wanted to say a very big thank you for everything. All arrangements you made for us were perfect and all went very well. We loved the Yangtze Cruise. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The scenery was beautiful and the food amazing. We will definitely use you again for any further trips to China and I have already recommended you to friends visiting next year. 

Thank you SO much as you made our holiday very special. The guides were fantastic and very informative. We loved China and do hope we can visit again. 

Date of Experience: September 25, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Deolinda Costa

Deolinda Costa

Portugal

Reviewed on October 4, 2019

Hello, Wendy,

I write just to express our satisfaction with your work and with all the trip: everything was OK.

There is only one repair: the train trip between Yichang and Shangai was very long and it' ll be better to take a flight.

The program, hotels, guides, transfers were really nice and we are very grateful to you for all planning.

My best regards,

Date of Experience: September 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Lars

Lars

Germany

Reviewed on September 24, 2019

Dear Riley,

So sorry that I was busy in the morning, but I had the payment in my mind. I just did it a few minutes ago.

We really enjoyed the Yangtze River Cruise and can really recommend it. I attached our real itinerary for your information. We liked it very much and can highly recommend the "Three Kingdoms" Liveshow on Saturday evening. It was amazing.

Thanks another time for your patience!!!

Best regards,

Date of Experience: September 13, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Riley
Rajani

Rajani

USA

Reviewed on September 22, 2019

Dear Lyn

We would like to thank you for arranging such a wonderful tour of China.

We commend you for having taken great pains to arrange such a magnificent tour, by providing all the comforts and needs in a foreign country.

The tour was memorable in quite a few aspects. Sight seeing and the services of the guides were superb.

The accommodation was first class except for the Sheraton in Guilin.

The food was exceptional. We were very much worried about the availability of vegetarian food, but whole group was totally gratified with selection of restaurants by the guides.

Regarding the tour guides we would like to single out three exceptional ones. Yo yo in Beijing, Wady in Xian and Maria in Shanghai. All three were very informative, friendly, fluent in english and took care of all our needs in superb manner. We wish we had an opportunity to meet with you in Chengdu and express our gratitude to you in person for arranging this wonderful tour. We will definitely recommend you and your company to all our friends.

Thanking you

Sincerely 

China Travel Photos

Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin...

Date of Experience: August 11, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Jennifer Jack

Jennifer Jack

Australia

Reviewed on September 22, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Thanks for your message. We are slowly getting back into our normal routine, hence the delayed reply.

The cruise was fantastic. Definitely a highlight of our three weeks in China.

Find my feedback to your questions below:

1) We were extremely impressed with the service provided to us. Our travel consultants handled all queries in an efficient and professional manner. They were quick to answer questions, and any concerns were addressed in a prompt manner.

2) The cruise was very good. The Century Paragon ship was clean and well maintained. The cruise manager, Jeffrey, had a fantastic sense of humour and glowing personality. The staff throughout the ship were friendly and attentive. The post-dinner events each night were entertaining. The shore excursions were interesting. It was helpful having tour guides communicating with us in English, however some of the guides were less than confident in their English-speaking abilities, and we did not get the same information that was being given to the Mandarin speaking guests. The cruise photographers were able to capture a lot of good memories.

3) I would not hesitate to recommend your company to friends and family. The service provided was friendly, helpful, and of a high standard.

Kind regards

Date of Experience: September 10, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Alfred Ziemski

Alfred Ziemski

Poland

Reviewed on September 5, 2019

Dear Mark,

Thanks a lot for your precious assistance.
The cruise trip was excellent, included the additional excursions and the final visit to the Dam area.
The boat was high-class as well as its lovely staff, headed by Molly (or so), always gentle and available.
Soon I will send you some of a multitude of pictures I have taken along the way.
I have already recommended this experience to several persons and will continue doing it.
As for me, in a couple of years I could make a tour of southern China, Hong Kong and Macao included.
This could be an occasion to get in touch with you again for some other tour arrangement.
For the moment, thank you again and so long.

Date of Experience: August 23, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mark
Manyun

Manyun

Japan

Reviewed on September 4, 2019

Hello Mark,

Sorry for not responding to you sooner. We got back to home-California on August 19. And I have been ill for almost 2 weeks, finally I feel better.

Yes, we had a great trip in China, except the weather-hot and humid. The Yangtze Cruise was the highlight of our trip. We really enjoyed the history and the cultural along the Yaangtze river, especially the Three Gorge Dam excursion. It was incredible to experience the engineering marvel.

The service on the cruise was great.  The arrangment of the dinning table was very thoughtful. We enjoyed our company at the same table at every meal. We appreciated being placed with others who spoke English. 

Two things I would like to point out are 1) the information provided needs to be consistent - for the last days excursion, it was confusing. We highly recommend that the ship manager -Jack should do that excursion at least once, so he would provide clear information on how the excursion worked. Also, Jack was difficult to understand. 2) The mandatory tip per passenger was not disclosed properly. We were charged 150rmb per person instead of 150rmb per adult.

All in all, the cruise was great. The waitress assigned to our table was fantastic. All the people on the board were friendly and helpful. We had a joyful experience on the cruise. Thank you for suggesting this ship and your attentive service. Attached are the photoes you requested. 

Best wishes,

 

China Travel Photos

Yangtze River Cruise

Date of Experience: August 16, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mark
Naomi Petersen

Naomi Petersen

Australia

Reviewed on September 9, 2019

Dear Lily,

I am back in Australia after my Sanctuary Yangtse Explorer cruise with my sister-in-law from England.

All the arrangements went very smoothly, many thanks, and we very much enjoyed our cruise.

I was particularly impressed with the guides on our various tours, especially the young lady in Fuling, who struggled with her English, (so much better than my Chinese!) but had the courage to continue, and put all her effort into giving us a genuine insight into her city. She, and the other young ladies, were lovely. We had many helpful experiences from people during our brief time in China, which is much appreciated when trying to learn a new country.

If I plan another tour in China in future, I will be in contact again,

Kindest regards,

Date of Experience: September 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lily
Brian

Brian

USA

Reviewed on September 5, 2019

Hi Lyn, 

The trip was great. I had an amazing time. I really enjoyed the food and the beautiful scenery. All of the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. You did a great job organizing the tour. I hope to go back to China again soon. Maybe next year. I am attaching some photos from the trip.

China Travel Photos

Mountains, Rivers,and Cities of China

Date of Experience: August 26, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Renee

Renee

Malaysia

Reviewed on September 2, 2019

Hi Yanny,

I just got back last week, Gmail hard to open in China.

I am happy to help out with the feedback.

1.How about your tour arrangements? 

I am very happy with the tour arrangements, and I am glad that I have you and Mr Jim as local guide. My dad and I had a pleasant day in Chongqing before boarding the cruise in the evening and Mr Jim has managed to fulfilled our requests.  

2.Are you willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China ?

Yes of course.

3. Your general opinion on us?   

I am satisfy with the service I received and happy with the payment option, especially the last minutes help of purchasing domestic air tickets.

Thank you so much for making this a wonderful trip.

Cheers,

Date of Experience: August 25, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Yanny
Antonio, Anna and Toni

Antonio, Anna and Toni

Spain

Reviewed on August 30, 2019

Dear Tracy,

Of course I Will write the positive review on Tripadvisor!

It was also a pleasure for us to travel with your Company and discover the Great Country that China is.

All the guides were very helpful and nice, especially Shanna from Chengdu and also Jennifer (Shanghai) and Amanda (Yichang).

It is a pity that we couldn´t do the excursion to Macau but…maybe next time. As you know, we did an additional excursion on Tuesday morning visiting Luntau Island. We needed to pay additional 3240 HKD to Cecile and push her a little bit to visit all the venues but it was finally good decision.

Best regards from Spain!

Date of Experience: August 11, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Simona & Thomas

Simona & Thomas

Germany

Reviewed on August 20, 2019

Hey vivien,

We arrived in chongqing today, we really liked the cruise. now we thought that it would be better to have a guide to do some sightseeing in chongqing. do you think it would be possible for us to book a tourguide over your office for tomorrow 10.00 am? we stay at the glenview itc hotel. Thank you for your help!

Best regards

Date of Experience: August 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
William

William

USA

Reviewed on August 14, 2019

Hi Vivien,

I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for all of your help on the day our flight got cancelled to Bejing from Yichang. It was a stressful experience for us, especially since this was the second of our flights to be cancelled during the trip. I apologize for the extent to which I might have passed that anxiety onto you, but you cobbled together a solution that salvaged what remained of our trip.

Incidentally, my wife and son were sorry that we did not have plans to take a bullet train in China, so that desire on their part was satisfied unexpectedly.

As a last note, I understand that we stayed in the hotel we did in HanKou because we had such an early train the next morning. Nevertheless, I wanted to let you know that we would suggest not using this hotel in the future, unless it is necessary that you do so. (I don't imagine that you place people in HanKou frequently, but maybe you do.) Its standards of cleanliness in the rooms were disappointing (many stains on rugs and furniture, as well as grime in the bathrooms). All of the other places we stayed were great.

We really enjoyed our trip very much. Thank you again!

Date of Experience: August 4, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Michel

Michel

France

Reviewed on August 14, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Seems answers below

1.    Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions? Very fast and very accurate.

2.    How’s the service of the drive during your trip in Chongqing and how’s the cruise? The service drive was fine. We were not aware that the park was so far. In fact, for European people fairy mountains are not so surprising as we have already seen this type of landscape. We could see only the three natural bridges that are so gorgeous!The cruise was good and was quite as promised (except embarkment in fengdu). People on board were very careful with us.

3.    Would you like to recommend our company? Absolutely! Best regards

Date of Experience: August 5, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Clemens

Clemens

Germany

Reviewed on August 13, 2019

Dear Leo,

In the meantime we have arrived back home in Germany.

The river cruise was a really good experience.

As I told you earlier on we were really happy with our guide Jay in Chongqing as well as with Nancy in Yitchang.

One has to say that your entire organisation worked very well in our case.

Speaking about the staff on board the boat, they were just great. Friendly and always helpful.

Because of the booking situation on board we were offered an upgrade to the explorer suite, and we took it. Awesome. The food was really nice, no problems at all for us westerners, whatsoever.

Overall this was a great experience which we recommend without any restrictions.

Thanks again.

Best Regards

Date of Experience: August 6, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Leo
Peter Ong

Peter Ong

Netherlands

Reviewed on August 12, 2019

Dear Miss Ashley He,

Our tour on the President no.7 was excellent!

  1.  Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions? Yes, indeed!
  2.   How’s the service onboard? The service onboard was very good.
  3.  Would you like to recommend our company? I certainly will! 

Yours sincerely,

Date of Experience: August 8, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Margaret Briskin

Margaret Briskin

USA

Reviewed on August 11, 2019

Dear Lily,

We had a wonderful time on our President 8 Yangzi River Cruise!  Our guide, Nina, was very helpful.  I think we were the only English-only speakers on the cruise. 

We got busses from FengDu to Chongqing. 

Thank you for your help arranging the train rides, this cruise and the Chongqing visit with Portia. 

Sincerely,

Margaret Briskin

China Travel Photos

At the end of our cruise, with guide Nina

Date of Experience: August 5, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lily
Patricia

Patricia

Netherlands

Reviewed on August 5, 2019

Hi Wendy,

Thanks for your email.  We arrived back in the Netherlands last week, immediately back to work so quite busy. Need another holidays.  :-)

Kindly find our reply to your questions below.

I have given our review on Tripadvisor and will recommend your company to our friends and family.

To give you some feedback on the hotels we stayed in this trip:

- Novotel Peace Beijing - Great location, very comfortable with connecting rooms, great service, great choices for breakfast, acceptable good quality

- Novotel SCPG Xian - Great location, very comfortable with connecting rooms, great service, great choices for breakfast, acceptable good quality

- Somerset Chongqing - Location ok, very comfortable, great service (change our room promptly due to broken aircon), limited choices for breakfast, acceptable ok quality

- Santo Domingo Wulingyuan - Great location, very comfortable, limited choices for breakfast, quality is not good at all.

- Sunrise on the Bund Shanghai - Location can be better, very comfortable but no connecting rooms, great choices for breakfast and acceptable good quality

Hope the above helps.

Thank you again for the great service and memorable trip.

Best regards

Date of Experience: July 14, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Ross Wrigley

Ross Wrigley

Australia

Reviewed on August 1, 2019

Hi Lyn,
Thank you for your email. We have now returned from our most interesting trip to China.
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise aboard Yangtze 8.
Unfortunately my wife had to return to Australia for medical reasons before the cruise and was not able to come with us.
The highlights - Andrew and I particularly enjoyed the Little Three Gorges excursion and the Mini Three Gorges option as well. We chose the upstairs dining option and appreciated the quieter meals and friendly, helpful staff there.
I have included a couple of our pictures which you are welcome to use if you wish. I would recommend this cruise to others and thank you for your assistance in arranging our booking beforehand.

Kind regards,

China Travel Photos

View on the Cruise Trip

Date of Experience: July 16, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Patricia Westergren

Patricia Westergren

USA

Reviewed on July 17, 2019

Dear Ashley,

Our river cruise was delightful. Answers to your questions are provided below.

1.     Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions? 

Email responses were quick, efficient and provided complete information that was needed for our reservation and check in for the cruise.

2.     How’s the service onboard?

The service was wonderful.  We only had about 100 guests on the ship so there were more cruise service people than guests. We received polite, respectful and quick service from everyone.  We especially appreciated the two cruise ambassadors who spoke excellent English. This made some special requests easy to accomplish.

3.     Would you like to recommend our company?

I would certainly recommend Victoria Jenna.

Kind Regards,

Date of Experience: July 14, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Michael

Michael

UK

Reviewed on July 14, 2019

Dear Mr. Wonder,

Please find below our feedback

1. E-mails and questions where prompt and fast answered.

2. We really enjoyed the Cruise. The staff on board was very friendly, the accommodations clean and the entertainment program very funny.

    We had a great time.

3. I would definitely recommend Yangtze-river cruises

Please find attached a few photographs

With kind regards,

China Travel Photos

Relaxing Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Date of Experience: July 10, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Anya

Anya

USA

Reviewed on July 14, 2019

Hi Wonder,

Hope you and your family are well. Congratulations to you on the new addition to your family!  

The cruise was great and we had a wonderful time! The crew was warm and friendly and very attentive and the ship and amenities were nice. The food was generally quite good, and the excursions were fun. To specifically answer your questions:

Consultant (you!) was incredibly responsive, helpful and very patient when answering my many questions and concerns!  Service could not have been better!

I would definitely recommend.

Thank you!

Date of Experience: July 7, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Tim Crowe

Tim Crowe

Australia

Reviewed on July 10, 2019

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your email. The Yangtze cruise was wonderful. The staff on board were very helpful, accommodating and positive. The food was lovely, and the weather held up well for most of the cruise. 

I will be back at work from tomorrow (Thursday) and will discuss further with colleagues who are interested in coming with me. 

Thank you again for all of your assistance booking the Yangtze trip (my first ever organised tour inside China, usually I just travel on my own) and I look forward to your assistance with my Tibet trip. 

I’ve included a few photos from the trip below. 

Regards

China Travel Photos

Take a Cruise Tour

China Travel Photos

Sites on Chinese Currency

Date of Experience: June 22, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Solo
Tour Customized by: Mark
William

William

Australia

Reviewed on June 25, 2019

Hi Ashley

We are well thank you and enjoyed our 4 week trip through China following the old silk road and finishing with the Yangtze River cruise. The Century Sun lived up to our expectations and the scenery was great. Would suggest that boarding should be earlier on the first day and a meal provided as part of the tour package. In answer to your questions:

1. We were very happy with your service and felt comfortable that our booking was being handled professionally.

2. We did not have a tour guide but the Cruise Director on the Century Sun looked after us.

3. We would be happy to recommend your Company.

Best wishes,

Date of Experience: June 23, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Stevo

Stevo

New Zealand

Reviewed on July 5, 2019

Hi Vivi.

Thanks for all of your help during our cruise it was very enjoyable and the crew were amazing

We are now on the train to Zhangjiajie. The driver was great

Thanks again for all of your help you have made it very easy for us:)

Date of Experience: July 1, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Andrew Bowhay

Andrew Bowhay

UK

Reviewed on July 3, 2019

Dear Wing Zeng

Thank you for your email. We had an excellent trip and have recommended Yangtze River Cruises to other people already. We thought the Victoria Jenna was a good ship in excellent condition and all the staff were very helpful. All the arrangements you made for us went smoothly and we were impressed with all the English speaking guides.

If we return to China we would consider using your service again.

Yours sincerely

Date of Experience: June 25, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wing
罗瑞灵

罗瑞灵

China

Reviewed on June 29, 2019

Riley,

你好。这次长江游轮大家都非常满意,谢谢你的帮助。我会在Trip Advisor 上给你写好评,也会把你推荐给我的朋友们。

祝好。

Date of Experience: June 18, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Riley
Julie Browne

Julie Browne

Australia

Reviewed on June 20, 2019

Hi Echo,

Thank you for your email.

The Wanyou Conifer Hotel and Ramada Yichang Hotel where excellent hotels.The rooms were of good quality, clean and staff helpful and friendly.

The cruise was satisfactory.

Your help has been much appreciated and we will not hesitate to recommend you and your company to our friends.

Thanks again 

Regards 

Date of Experience: June 11, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Echo
Michel and Laurence

Michel and Laurence

France

Reviewed on June 20, 2019

Hello Tracy,

The cruise was very good, and we thank you for your advices;
just you gave us a wrong information about the presence of a fridge in the cabin we have booked: there is no fridge in these cabins: but it's not so worse.

Otherwise the crew, the boat, the food and the attractions and spectacles were good, and we spent a good time during the cruise.
We enjoyed the cruise very much in general.

I would say also that the time to visit the shibao pagoda was really too short (less than 2 hours), because we wanted to spend more time on shore to visit the shops, or to make more pictures.

So we hope that our remarks will help to make the cruise better; 

Thank you very much for all, and maybe for your return about our remarks.

Best regards

Date of Experience: June 10, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Tracy
Daniel Pollock

Daniel Pollock

Reviewed on June 13, 2019

Dear Catherine,

We returned home after our trip to China.  Our Yangtze River Cruise and all of the related tours and transfers you arranged for us were OUTSTANDING!!!  Both of the guides we had, Nancy in Yichang and Alice in Chongqing were both excellent. 

Thank you for everything you did in planning our trip. You are the best!!!!

Thanks again,

Date of Experience: June 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Catherine
Christine and Stilts Fogarty

Christine and Stilts Fogarty

Australia

Reviewed on June 12, 2019

Hi Mike

We had a great trip on the Victoria Jenna! My husband and I are backpacking round China and have nothing booked previously so with your quick reply to our emails you made this trip happen for us and we will definitely recommend your company to others! 

You (Mike) was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you once again for your services and booking an experience we will treasure for a live time. Wish one day we could do it again

Cheers

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Mike
Tommy

Tommy

Hong Kong, China

Reviewed on June 11, 2019

Hi Jack

Indeed the cruise was a very nice experience. The service staff on the ship was excellent as was the food.

All in all an experience to be recommended to family and friends.

Have a great day.

Best regards

Date of Experience: June 5, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
John

John

Canada

Reviewed on June 8, 2019

Hi Mike,

Pls see my answers below.

1. Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

Travel consultant’s responses were prompt. 
2. How’s the service of the tour guides during your whole tour?

I only booked the Yangtze cruise so there was no tour guide.

3. Would you like to recommend our company?

I liked the service received and I am happy to recommend Mike for his great customer service!

Date of Experience: June 3, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Mike
Mickie

Mickie

USA

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Hi Wing,

I just sent you the questionnaire and my thoughts on the trip.  Also, here is a blurb that you can post into your website as per below:

China Discovery has a numerous variety of tours on offer, and they have a great team of agents to help you customize your plan. They go above and beyond to ensure that your trip is planned just as you want it to be.  My family and I took a trip to Xi’an and a Yangtze River Cruise. Our agent, Wing, did a fabulous job with everything!  We can not speak highly enough of her or the cruise.  We also had a special request to be on the 4th floor and she was able to arrange this too.  All of the hotels were outstanding, the guides and excursions and tours were great and everyone’s English was perfect!  The food was delicious, and the guides are very personable and extremely knowledgeable.  You can’t go wrong with China Discovery.  I give them 5 stars!

Date of Experience: May 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Wing
Lisa

Lisa

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dear Ashley,

I assume you were the travel consultant in question 1, so my answers are:

1.  My travel consultant was excellent. She was very patient and thorough in answer my many questions. She always replied promptly and courteously. She was a real pleasure to deal with.

2.  The staff of the ship treated us very well.  I think we were the only English speakers aboard, but they made sure that we always had an English-speaking guide when we went on the excursions.  We really appreciated that. The staff were quite pleasant and many spoke excellent English. They were also very well organized.

3.  Yes, I would definitely recommend your company!

Minor point:  When we docked for the White Emperor City excursion, there were several other cruise ships next to us. The Yangtze Gold was the prettiest ship there!  It was also really easy to identify thanks to the gold on the top deck.

Question for you.  After we left Fengdu, we docked for the night at a city that had a beautiful red bridge that was lit up at night. The entire area put on a light show that night, with the town next to the bridge lighting up in colored lights that kept changing:  green, blue, red, purple.  It was beautiful to see. We were lucky that our cabin was on the side of the ship next to this, or we would have missed it. Can you tell me what town this was?

I am not sure I have good photos. It was quite rainy most of the time. It didn't cause any problems, but even when it wasn't raining, the days were very gray and overcast. The shore excursions and trip through the gorges were great, but because of the weather, I don't think any of the photos will look good enough to use. I am still uploading them, so if I find a particularly nice one, I will send it along. Is there anything you are particularly interested in seeing?

Thank you again for all your help, Ashley!  I can truly say that the cruise was the highlight of our trip to China.

Best regards,

Date of Experience: May 20, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Thim Muan

Thim Muan

Singapore

Reviewed on May 11, 2019

Hi Ashley

My answers are as below.

1.     Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

  Yes.  Ms Ashley was very prompt and clear in her replies when answering all my queries.  Her answers are precise and to the point.

2.     How’s the service of the tour guides during your whole tour?

On the whole, tour guides were professional and knowledgeable.

3.     Would you like to recommend our company?

  Sure.

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Date of Experience: May 6, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seeher

Dr. Wolf-Dieter Seeher

Germany

Reviewed on April 24, 2019

Dear Ms. He,

Now we returned to Munich and I want to thank you for your good service! Also the cruise was very fine and everything on board was o.k. I have to add that the excursion guides were very nice, helpful and courteous!

Best regards

Date of Experience: April 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Howard

Howard

USA

Reviewed on April 23, 2019

Hello Ashley,

Sorry for the late response. This tour is very well organized, very good hotels, Guides were pleasant, helpful and spoke very good English. The driver on the Wulong trip was excellent. The river cruise on the Yangtze River, the Wulong tour and Shanghai tour were very interesting. Also, Ashley did an outstanding job, thanks Ashley. We really enjoyed the trip. A great experience. We would travel with this tour Co. again.

Date of Experience: April 19, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Ashley
Valerie

Valerie

Reviewed on May 26, 2019

Hi Wonder,

We enjoyed the cruise very much.Your guides and drivers were very good. And we are very happy with their services.

Thank you.

Date of Experience: May 21, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Jim and Robyn Nuttall

Jim and Robyn Nuttall

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dear Johnson:

I am writing to sincerely thank you for organising such a wonderful trip to China for my wife, Robyn, and I.

We returned from our trip a couple of weeks ago and we both have wonderful memories of your beautiful country and we feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to see the wide and diverse aspects of China from the towering cities, the scenic rivers to the small villages and farms. We were so impressed at the friendliness of people and their willingness to help us even though we couldn’t speak any Chinese.

The tour was comprehensive and it included all the key sights that were on our “to do” list and we thank you for collating such a wonderful tour.  We found all the arrangements from hotels, planes, sights and bullet trains to be organised so well that it was a seamless operation and we had no problems at all.

All the Hotels in which we stayed were excellent and more than met our expectations. The locations of the Hotels were very good and quite central to main roads and sights; they all were very comfortable and the breakfasts provided were, once again, very good.

The lunches provided as part of the tour were also very good and we always had plenty to eat and the service in these restaurants was excellent.

The transport – planes and bullet trains – were very comfortable and easy to navigate especially with the assistance of our Guides.  We were thankful that we upgraded to First Class on the bullet trains as our luggage was no longer a problem. The vehicle transport in each city was excellent.  The vehicles were generally quite new, roomy, very clean and comfortable.  All the Drivers were excellent and very skilled in driving and they often assisted my wife in getting in and out of the vehicle and with our luggage and this was greatly appreciated.  We also appreciated the access to bottled water which was always available.

We would like to make a special mention and thank you to all of our Guides.  We remember each and everyone of them – Mary and Becky in Hong Kong; Summer in Guilin and Yangshuo; Tina and Melody in Shanghai; Nancy in Yichang; David in Chongqing; Vivian in X’ian and lastly Lindsay in Beijing.  To each and every one of them we wish to say ‘thank you’ for making our trip to China so wonderful.  Without our Guides we would not have had all the information and history about the cities and the sights – they all have a comprehensive knowledge of their area and they were able to present this to us.  Their command of English was excellent and they were always ready to answer the many questions we had.  We are also very grateful for their attentiveness to my wife’s special needs and we know that without their help my wife would not have been able to enjoy the sights and the trip.  Each Guide we had would go out of their way to ensure that our holiday was special and one we would remember.

And lastly, many thanks to you, Johnson, for the excellent service you provided in organising our tour of China.  From our very first contact with you by email, we found that you were very responsive to all our queries and issues.  There was never any delays in responding to our emails and your answers were always comprehensive and covered all the issues.  Your organisation of the tour was excellent and we felt very confident in dealing with you via the emails. You and your company provided an excellent service in arranging our visit to China and we would not hesitate to recommend the China Discovery Tour Company to our family and friends when they are planning their China trip. We would also be happy if you wish to share this email with your future customers or on your website.

Once again, many thanks for all of your hard work in ensuring that our trip to China was wonderful and it will be remembered for many years.

Regards

Date of Experience: April 28, 2020
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Johnson
Dagi

Dagi

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dear Mr. Wonder Wang!

We loved the three-day river trip. Highly recommended! Great ship. Nice cabin. Friendly staff.

You did a great job. You give us always a quick answer to all questions. Thanks!

Have a good time and thanks again!

Date of Experience: May 13, 2019
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Janice and Geoff

Janice and Geoff

Australia

Reviewed on December 27, 2018

Hi Wonder,

Thanks for your Christmas greeting .and thanks for your organization of our trip to China in October.

We had a wonderful time and were very impressed as everything went very smoothly and our guides were very helpful and informative. We found China to be an exciting and forward moving country. Both the cities and country side are interesting and there are so many highlights that we enjoyed on our trip. The time we spent on the cruise was very restful and enjoyable, we loved cycling on the old city wall in Xian, visiting the "Avatar Mountains" and the favourite city was Shanghai with the Bund and the lovely water village that we visited there.

The tour was extremely well organized and we were met and transferred by very reliable guides in each destination.I would recommend your company to anyone

wishing to have a personalised more independent tour of China. Thank you very much

Kind regards,

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wonder
David

David

Australia

Reviewed on December 25, 2018

Vivien,

Thank you for organizing our cruise everything went very good I have been telling all my friends about the cruise and if you want to go contact Vivien, many thank you and merry Christmas from all of us in Australia.

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Jan

Jan

Canada

Reviewed on December 24, 2018

Vivien,

Season's greetings to you and your staff as well. My apologies for the delayed response. I had a bit of catching up to do when I we got home, as well as getting ready for Christmas .

I want to Thank-you very much for all the work you did planning our travels in China . It was a lot of arranging I am sure . Much appreciated.

Our guides were all very good. They were very prompt , and really made sure we were aware of plans the next day as well as the itinerary . I am so glad that we had guides meet us at the airports and get us to our hotels . Special thanks to Kai in Bejing - He was our first contact for a tour guide and we certainly enjoyed his great knowledge of the area and the Dynasty"s lineage.  Layla in Guillan was also a patient and caring person. We appreciated Bruce's enthusiasm and interpreting skills as Ernie had to talk to many locals and farmers we met. Please pass on a note of gratitude to all our contacts. The drivers were very good as well and I was amazed at how they managed in traffic ( especially during rush hour ) . The cars were very comfortable and appropriate for 4 people. We were a little tight in one car in Xian (but it was because of our long legs) and the driver certainly tried to adjust for that by trying to adjust the back seats further. I appreciated the extra care that the guides showed with arrangements for the trains . They all made sure we had our tickets, knew where we went , and what to watch for , and the process of getting on the train. The high speed trains were amazing . Wow.

The food was excellent and very tasty. We did enjoy eating at the very local restaurants . Certainly gave us a opportunity to eat food that locals eat. We did like the meals made in private homes .

Our destinations and sites we saw were above our expectations .. and everyday was fantastic . I cannot say which were my favorites as they all were . The amount of travelling we took on was worth it. I can tell you that a few places are now off my bucket list - The Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Terraces, Forbidden Palace, a burial tomb, Three Gorges, Li River, and Shanghai. The artistry of all the architecture, jade and marble… and so on.

Our hotels were all very comfortable and the staff was very helpful. Our night in the village on the hill at the rice terraces was a particularly fond memory. It was amazing and I am impressed that I made the trek up that hill. The view was spectacular - so thank-you for that arrangement.

All in all a fabulous trip . We are looking forward to showing picture to our family during the holidays.

Again Thank-you. Great job and Thank-you for all the effort involved in planning and arranging this tour . Wishing you well.

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Vivien
Chantal

Chantal

Canada

Reviewed on December 21, 2018

Hi Lily,

Thank you for your good wishes! We have very good memories of our cruise on the Yangtze River, the crew and guides were very good, we liked our room, the food was delicious.

Thank you again,

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by: Lily
Ester

Ester

Singapore

Reviewed on December 14, 2018

Miss Lyn Wang,

Good evening!

Just want to let you know we enjoyed the cruising trip very much.  Thank you very much for the arrangment.

Regards,

 

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Lyn
Joan

Joan

Reviewed on February 10, 2017

Hi Wendy:

We did find the bus to board to travel to the cruise.

Our room was very comfortable with lots of room.

The food at all meals was very good.

We got wifi which was nice and VIP service.

The shore excursions to the Three Gorges Dam, the ferry on the river and the walk to the red pagoda were all very good and interesting.

Overall, it was an excellent trip. 

Thank you.

Joan

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wendy
Julia

Julia

Germany

Reviewed on January 22, 2017

Hi Wing Zeng,

We arrived back home in Germany yesterday. We had a very good cruise :)

1. How about your tour arrangements?

It was great! Everything was fine!

2. Are you willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China ?

Definitely, yes.

3. Your general opinion on us?  

Super ship, nice cabins, nice and friendly staff. Good program and very good food. It was a bit unfortunate that there was no free wifi. We would have liked to leave the ship while it was designed to do guided tours, in which we did not want to participate.

4. What will be your suggestions regarding how to improve our services?

Free wifi! The possibility to leave the ship for tours on your own.

5. Frankly, our company can also provide online the Yangtze River and Tibet travel services, I hope we have chance to serve you again!

If I travel again to China I will definitely consider this.

All the best and happy spring festival,

Julia

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Wing
Andrew

Andrew

United Kingdom

Reviewed on October 14, 2015

Hi Wonder,

I hope you are well.

We are having a fantastic time in China so far & are very excited for our Yangtze River cruise starting today. Can you tell us exactly where to find the Victoria Katarina please? We will be arriving at Chongqing North by bullet train from Chengdu & plan to take a taxi to the ship.

Many thanks,

Andrew

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Lisa

Lisa

Australia

Reviewed on October 10, 2015

Hi Bertina,

Yes thanks we did enjoy the cruise and although our flight was delayed we still made it to the cruise with plenty of time.  The instructions you sent with details for the port and dock number were very useful.

It sounds like you had a nice time over the National Day Holidays. Although it was very busy we still enjoyed our travel in China.

Kind Regards

Lisa

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by:
Enviado

Enviado

Reviewed on October 9, 2015

Thank you Bertina.

We has pass great days at the cruise, the experience has been incredible. We will back to you with more details as soon as we arrive home.

Best regards.

Enviado

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by:
Hansruedi

Hansruedi

Swiss

Reviewed on October 8, 2015

Dear Laura,

In the meantime we are back home and have had a lovely trip to China, to Chengdu and to the Yangtze Boat trip. Everything has worked out fine and we have had a very nice guide in Chengdu.

Also in the name of my family I would like to thank you very much for your assistance.

Best regards

Hansruedi

(The following photo was shared by Hansruedi)

Chengdu Tour

Hansruedi and his group visited Chengdu 2015

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by:
Sin Poh

Sin Poh

Australia

Reviewed on October 1, 2015

Hi, Laura,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work that you had done for us in organising the holiday.

We all had a fantastic time and the guides at Chongqing, Yichang and Zhangjiajie are all excellent. The cruise was great and sceneries at Zhangjiajie are just breathtaking.

The transition from cruise to train and also to plane went smoothly. The train ride from Yichang to Zhangjiajie is an interesting experience for us as we are not use to bunker beds on train. We probably should have pick seat only. Anyway, an excellent tour and I will certainly recommend your company to any of my friend who maybe heading that way.

I also attached a group photo so that you can remember us.

Thanks again and have a happy national day holiday.

Thanks & regards,

Sin Poh

(The following photos were shared by Sin Poh)

Yangtze River Tour

Sin Pon and his Group visited Yangtze River

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by:
Eliane Melchert

Eliane Melchert

Reviewed on August 17, 2015

Hi Ian,

Everything has been very beautiful. We loved the travel.

Everything has been very positive for the five members of the group. Special positive points to Yoyo in Beijing and Waldner in Xian. Positive points also for the girl who attended us in Yichang upon our arrival from the Three Gorges Cruise. The three of them are excellent tour guides. Excellent.

Thanks a lot for your support and your follow up during the whole travel.

Thanks a lot. We will recommend your services to our friends.

Best regards,

MIGUEL A. CALDERÓN

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Friends
Tour Customized by:
Satish Kolvankar

Satish Kolvankar

South Africa

Reviewed on June 05, 2015

Dear Laura,

We have very great and unforgettable memories of the great mother river of China in which we could spend three days. We all enjoyed those three days, beautiful nature at narrow gorges, gigantic three gorges dam, the unbelievable tunnel and many other things all are wonder on the said giant river.

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by:
Peter & Chrisella

Peter & Chrisella

South Africa

Reviewed on May 28, 2015

Hi Laura!

We got home 4 days ago, and I am still on such a high, this holiday in China was magnificent!

A big, big thank you to you for organizing such a wonderful trip. We experienced a little bit of everything, the old and the new, the lovely antique villages near Huangshan City, magnificent historical treasures like the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall, the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, the high speed train to Xian. The beautiful scenery at Huangshan Mountain, it was fairly cold - just the right weather to climb all those steps! I loved the vibrant Muslim area in Xian, and Wuzhen was wonderful - I got the indigo dyed fabric that I was looking for.

The boat cruise by Century Sun on the Yangtze River was so nice, the gorges are magnificent, and we stayed up after midnight to watch the ship going through the locks.  The personnel on the ship are very efficient, the cabin was comfortable and the shore excursions were very interesting. Guilin - just like the pictures you see - amazingly beautiful.

The guides are unbelievably good, always on time, always friendly and helpful, speaking really good English.  It amazed me how good their planning was, every day they took us to so many different places, and always managed to get us to the station/airport on time - even did the check-in too!  They made it so easy for us.  The drivers were equally good, patiently driving in the hectic traffic, never did we feel that a driver was taking risks.

I am already recommending you and your company to friends who are asking about our trip. You are very welcome to give my email address to other customers. 

We would love to visit China again, I know we have seen only a small part of China. And I shall definitely contact you straight away to organize it all.  Xie xie ni!

Best regards

 

Peter & Chrisella

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by:
Thomas

Thomas

Britan

Reviewed on May 23, 2015

Dear Jack,

The train ,hotel and cruise were excellent better than we could have hoped.

Your countrymen were of great assistance when we needed help.

All in all it was a fantastic experience and we look forward to revisiting China in the future and I would really recommend the Sofitel Chengdu for any Western clients you have in the future. 

Regards

Thomas

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Couples
Tour Customized by: Jack
Brandon

Brandon

Canada

Reviewed on May 7, 2015

Hi Isabel,

thank you for organizing this trip for us.  Overall we were very pleased with all elements of our vacation.  

Here's what was great:

The food! Each province has such delicious local cuisine.

Huangshan, Mutianyu Great Wall, Jiuzhaigou, Yangtze River, Zhangjiajie, Li River and Longji Terraces were the highlights.

Momo, Shila, Waldner, and Alex were our favorite guides as all four had excellent English and great personalities. The 4 and 5 star hotels were nice and comfortable. The drivers/guides who would provide us with unlimited free bottles of water to drink each day.

Your helpfulness during the flight delays and cancellations was great appreciated. We'd certainly recommend your services to others.  Looking forward to reviewing the thousands of photos we took and reliving our memories.

Brandon

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by:
Rosy

Rosy

USA

Reviewed on April 3, 2015

Good Morning Wonder,

Sorry it took so long to say Thank You for your follow up. You had been so gracious to call me this morning, we were in route to the 3 Gorges when you called, unfortunately we got disconnected before I could even say Thank You for your being so concerned about us on your day off from work. 

Everything went so smoothly from Yichang to Zhangjiajie, Fe from Yichang waited and made sure we were situated in our cabin before she said goodbye, she even got us a porter to help us with the luggages.

When we arrived in Zhangjiajie, Lily was already standing by the train looking for us. She even helped with our luggages by herself. Both guides from these 2 places did absolutely wonderful. But I knew it is all because of you being on top of everything.

What ever happened is in the past, I am the kind of person that never look back, I only look forward. The reason I brought them to your attention was for the sole purpose of just updating.

To me, you are still the person I knew , you made our trip wonderful and I truly appreciate everything you did to make this happened.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rosy

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as
Tour Customized by: Wonder
Zane

Zane

Canada

Reviewed on December 17, 2014

Hi Ian,

Thank you for organizing our trip in China; this was a great experience and we enjoyed the trip very much. My overall impression of the services provided is excellent. We had no issues with hotel reservations, flights, guides, etc. 

All our guides, especially those who we had a chance to spend more time with (Guilin, Chengdu, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie) were great. Always very accommodating, punctual and attentive. The drivers were good. The hotels in the big cities (Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai) were excellent.

Chongqing - Dazu Rock Carvings were a great suggestion. It was a little far, but well worth the trip.The Yangtze River Cruise accommodations, cruise and tours were great. The only letdown was that we passed one of the gorges in complete darkness so could not see anything at all. I am still glad I chose this cruise and got to see the Three Lesser Gorges. Also, on the cruise we paid extra to dine at a smaller dining room and based on what we heard from other travelers, this was a good option. The tours in Chengdu were great. We did not get to see the sunrise on Mt Emei, but the night we got there, it was crystal clear and no people. It was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Lijiang tours were great. I highly suggest Tiger Leaping Gorge for those that want a more active vacation - it's beautiful and peaceful. In Zhangjiajie we were able to visit Tianzi Mountain and Huangshi Village on the same day. We had enough time, but I suspect it was because we did not have to wait in long lines anywhere.

I also appreciate your prompt e-mails and your answers to all my questions during the entire time you were planning this trip and I appreciate you checking in with us a couple of times during our trip. It's been a pleasure working with you and I look forward using your services again some day when we visit China. I hope you find my comments useful. Please let me know if you would like me to go into more detail about any part of my trip.

Thank you and take care,

Zane

Date of Experience: January 1, 1970
Trip Type: Traveled as Families
Tour Customized by:

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