2 independent reviews for China holiday and Yangtze river cruise

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review 28 Oct 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Walk on the Great Wall in near perfect weather and early in the morning before it was too crowded or too warm. Terracotta Warriors exceeded expectations despite seeing hundreds of photographs and reading articles. Its still mind blowing in scale and detail. Seeing six baby pandas being fed, burped and put outside to play in Chengdu. Again early morning before the park was too crowded. Water show in Yangshou - world class and unique setting.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take Yuan with you. Almost impossible to use credit cards except in Western style shops (which I avoided like the plague). Optional trips are really good. Be prepared to push and shove. Culturally it's what they do. Nothing will prepare you for the number of people at the tourist attractions and in the cities. If you can't cope with crowds and noise don't go. Food is great

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

In as much as possible. There was good use of local hotels, transport, guides and restaurants. Trains were used whenever possible.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was excellent. We were particularly impressed with the local guide- his organisation local knowledge etc was tremendous and really made the holiday. We were recommended to use you to select a holiday and I have already fed back that this really worked for us.

review 14 May 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The walk along part of the Great Wall of China

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you are fit enough to carry your own bags as some railways don't have lifts or escalator . Wheels on your luggage is a must!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we helped and bought from local traders

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

9 out of ten

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Unedited reviews from other travellers

I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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