3 independent reviews for Great Wall of China & Yangtze Warriors holiday GCYW4 star rating

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John Pearce review 8 Jul 20084 star rating

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


Sharing rice wine with on the local boat up the Yangtze.

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


Taste everything.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yep local transport, accommodation, trips.

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


Top notch.

Dawn Wellstood review 2 Oct 20074 star rating

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


Seeing the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall.

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


Definitely take a backpack not a suitcase - even one on wheels due to the large number of steps to negotiate.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

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


Fantastic experience enhanced by a very good tour guide in Kang!

Catherine Rowlands review 7 Sep 20074 star rating

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


The Great Wall of China; the Terracotta Army; floating down the Yangtze.

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


It's a fast-paced holiday. Be prepared to be tired! Prepare for 5 overnight train trips - I found a sheet sleeping bag useful.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


There was no obvious benefit to locals or detriment to the environment. We visited the 3 Gorges Dam which I think will be a detriment to the environment in the long run. Most of the money generated by our tourism seems to have gone to the local or national governments.

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


Excellent. The operator were well organised and our tour leader was exceptionally good. We saw all the major sites and had lots of free time.

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