Excellent introductory tour of China with many key points of interest. Sights were fascinating and logistics were well planned. Tour Director Harry Soon was fabulous!! He was informative, paid attention to detail, had concern for all and was pleasant at all times. A real gem. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the tour or Harry. To improve the tour, I would make two suggestions: 1. Every stop was in a large city. We would have liked to see some smaller villages, agricultural areas and more country side. Not seeing the countryside & rural areas was definitely a deficiency for us. In 16 days we didn't even get to see a rice paddy -except from a speeding bullet train near the end of the tour. 2. Once we got to Hong Kong the tour fizzled out. Even with 3 nights and 2-1/2 days in Hong Kong, there was only one half day local tour was that didn't have enough time. Virtually nothing was provided in the way of things to do, activities, meals or get-togethers. I think the assumption was that everyone just wanted to go shopping. Unfortunately shopping is not the goal for many of us - we want to see and experience the area. Everyone was on their own, the local guide was almost non-existent (the half day tour and transfers were the only times he was seen). Our group got along extremely well and I think we all would have appreciated at least a cocktail party or farewell dinner.
1 year ago
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