2 independent reviews for The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent

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review 12 Jun 2016

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

Everything was great. I got more than I expected and enjoyed every part of the China part of the Silk road.

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

Do not hesitate!! It is very interesting trip and very well organised.

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

Probably it benefited local people by our spending and buying local products. Also, by visiting all those ancient sights and paying tickets somehow we helped conservation.

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

From 0-10, I would rate it with the highest grade: 10!

review 12 Jun 2014

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

The sights and experience was truly magnificient, hard to pinpoint as there were so many. Had the most wonderful travelling companions, and though we got stuck in no man's land between China and Kyrghistan, nobody complained.

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

To travel as light as possible, to keep an open mind in case something unforeseen happens and to enjoy all the wonderful people you come across everywhere. A smile goes such a long way and gives so much in return !

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

We visited local grape farmers in China and sampled the many varieties of dried raisins. Also learned about felt making in Kyrghistan, and admired wood carving in Uzbekhistan. Cannot really see how our trip reduced environmental impact, water conservation is a major issue as apart from Kyrghistan, the lands were extremely dry.

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

Absolutely wonderful, a once in a life time experience and all the guides were extremely knowledgable, funny and helpful.

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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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