Only negative was this is a very long day, 16 hours from start to finish, would be beneficial if you could join the tour at the ferry terminal as was 2 hours from being collected to getting on ferry. Guides were extremely knowledgeable.
While visiting China was fascinating, the Viatour guide Michelle rushed us through every location except a very small Jade museum with one terracotta warrior that then opened up to be a Hugh jewelry store, where we were given more then enough time to shop! Our tour started out with a sales pitch to buy a map and photos of what we were going to see that day along with a set of chopsticks. Most people in our group did not buy that. Our Dim Sum lunch which was delicious was very rushed. In and out in 20 minutes. When we went to visit the Pandas at a beautiful zoo, we took a few shots of the bears and then hurried back on the bus....never to see anything else at the zoo. When we went to see a monument and wanted to go inside, she told us no one could enter because they were having an important meeting inside that day, not sure that was true since I saw tourists all around the building. All in all, visiting China was fascinating but we would have preferred a tour that was not a forced march!
Very interesting trip with knowledgeable guides Michelle and Richard who looked after us really well. The trip had lots of variety. A highlight was the kindergarten, as well as the history of the region.
Excellent guide - mindblowing and eye opening day. Well worth the money.
Long, day, well run tour. Picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off as well and that certainly was good service, saved us trying to find
where to go and finding our way home after. Our guide, Alex, carried out the tour in a very friendly and competent manner. Thanks for a great experience!
This tour is long, pick up at 7am back at hotel 11pm. So much travel on uncomfortable transport.
Tour a bit miss leading, go to see the terracotta warriors, but this is only 1 small window room which hold only 3, then they heated you into a jade factory to buy stuff.
Best thing on the tour was the tour guide, he saved us all from falling a sleep from boredom.
Tour guides Michelle and Albert were fantastic and places visited were interesting. It was, however, a very long day - 16 hours!
Seeing the pandas was the highlight. It is a long day with several long rides, either via coach, catamaran or train, to reach the destinations. It was nice to see the sights along the way and see how life is in China. Enjoyed the dim sum lunch and the walk to the local market after, wished there was more time to do more interactive time like that. We are very happy we did this tour as it showed us some aspects of life in China that we did not know.
The trip was led by a good guide but was short on content, with the long road transfer to Canton not worthwhile. Shouldn't have been advertised with school visit during holiday time