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Dear Lynne and Michael:

First of all, I would like to extend my gratitude for your good service. My gratitude goes especially to Michael who provided me with a great customer service and I send him my most sincere congratulations.

My comments are as follows:

1. Meals: My family enjoyed more the menu option than the set menu. The menu option is better since it accommodates each person's likes and allows you to choose the foods you want. The meal we enjoyed the best was the dumpling dinner!!

2. Guides: The guides were friendly and excellent. However, the guide that exhibits a better knowledge and was really very informative was Lily in Xian. We learned a great deal of history thanks to her as she took time to explain everything in detail. Sissy in Beijing was friendly and we enjoyed spending time with her too. Our guide in Shanghai was a little more reserved but her English was the best of the three.

3. Cars: All of the drivers were polite and the cars were neat.

I would highly recommend your services. I plan to use Yangtze River Tour again in the future and I already gave your data to our friends.

Once again I thank you for your services and for the great time we had in China!!

Best regards


Client's information:
Ms. Camila Isabel Gallardo
Florida, US,

Itinerary: 8-day Standard China Tours of Beijing - Xian - Shanghai



Hello to the staff at Yangtze River Tour:

It was with some trepidation that we booked a China tour over the internet based on a google search. Yangtze River Tour provided everything stated on the website - there were no false promises - what was advertised was delivered!

All our emails were answered promptly and an additional service at a proper price was offered when we were having trouble with getting transport at the end of the tour.

Our detailed evaluation are below:

Meals:
The lunches and dinners were well-presented and tasty. The meal allowance was sufficient to allow us to order a number of dishes and refrestments such as jasmin tea, soft drink and beer. By the time we had a cooked breakfast, a gourmet lunch and a dumpling dinner we felt we would never be able to eat again! The two restaurants we liked were:

Xian - we ate twice here and was in the same building as your company's offices.

Guillin - the second restaurant across the road from the lake.It was a small restaurant with pleasant decor and provided good service and food. It was a pleasant way to finish our China tour.

Guides:
Guillin - Tony Lin is an exemplary guide. He confirmed the timetable, engaged in conversation, was respectful of our privacy, was flexible in arranging the start time for each day and showed interest in us as travellers. He had extensive knowledge of Guillin and because of his age and previous work experience had a mature understanding about world events, the way of life in other countries and the development of China as a nation.

Xian - Rita has a great future. She did very well for a guide with 6 months experience. She needs to work on her English language skills to develop better understanding of what is being asked of her. Her translation is still at the literal stage so is well above what is required for touring and conversation but not for understanding any in depth questioning or explaining topical issues. Overall - we were very happy with both guides.

Cars:
Both drivers kept clean, well maintained vehicles. However, what was more important to us is that both drivers drove safely and showed courtesy to other drivers in very trying driving conditions.

We believe Yangtze River Tour provides value for money and if an opportunity arises would use this company again.


Kind regards, Hugh and Lynne Alguire


Client's information:
Mr. Hugh S Alguire and Ms. Lynne Alguire
Booragoon, WA, AU,

Itinerary: 5-Day Standard China Tours of Xian - Guilin



Dear Brenda/Judy,

Thank you for your email.

We enjoyed our China trip very much, thanks to the excellent organization and travel arrangements.

We enjoyed all the meals especially the first evening in Guilin.

Our satisfaction for the guide ranging from Satisfied to Very Satisfied.

Comments on specific guides:

1.Maggie (Beijing) - excellent knowledge although not so personal. Can answer almost any question and very accurate in facts.

2.Riana (Lhasa) - excellent service attitude and very caring for elderly member of our group. English is however only fair.

3. Lily (Xian) - excellent English and very friendly.

4. Maggie (Guilin) - very personal and knowledgeable. The best meal we had in our trip was arranged by her.

We enjoyed all the evening shows very much (Peking Opera, dinner show in Xian and the theatre in Guilin).

Generally we were happy with the drivers.

Thanks for a wonderful China trip.


Client's information:
Mr. Samuel Chong Tsun Min and Mr. Chong Chen Min
Kuala Lumpur, MY,

Itinerary: 17-Day Luxury Tours of Beijing - Lhasa - Xian - Guilin - yangshuo - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Beijing



Dear all:

Thank you for the China trip that exceeded our expectations. Following are my comments:

1.Meals were generally excellent. Lunches as a whole were superb, particularly those in Beijing and Xian. The Peking duck dinner did not meet expectations.

2.Every guide was simply outstanding.Their English was excellent and we had no problem in communication. They were all extremely knowledgeable and were sensitive about giving us the right amount of information. Their coordination with the drivers was also impressive.

3.Drivers were always courteous and never had to be asked to assist with luggage. The vans were spotless, including very clean windows.The vans were roomy, clean and comfortable. The only recommendation concerns tinted glass. The van in Guilin had dark tinted glass and made it more difficult to see and virtually impossible to take pictures out of the van. I would recommend that your vans have minimal to no tinting of the windows.


With respect to the guides, three of them stood out:

1. Du stayed late one night to go with my son and me to pick out table tennis paddles at a sports store. He typically went out of his way to help us.

2.Ding (Jack) exhibited the same helpful attitude. When we told him that we wanted to go to a acrobatic show one evening in Guilin, he stayed on his own time to help us purchase tickets and even went with us in the taxi to make sure we got there.

3.Anna was simply outstanding in Shanghai. Her English was the best of all and she was a most gracious host.

4.None of the guides ever tried to coerce us into visiting extra shops, etc., and seemed to want to help us do only what shopping we wished to do. That is what we wanted.

In short, we were very impressed with Yangtze River Tour. Hotels, guides, vans, meals, and drivers all met or exceeded our expectations. We have already started recommending your service to our friends and do so without reservation. It was a wonderful China vacation.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,


Client's information:
Mr. Benjamin Mark Landrum
Reisterstown, Maryland, US,

Itinerary: 10-Day Luxury China Tours of Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai - Beijing



Dear Judy Su/Brenda Wang,

Greetings!

We found your agency Yangtze River Tour to be most helpful and reliable. You were always very prompt responding to any concerns or questions from us. Your service met our expectations and often exceeded our expectations. The guides and drivers were polite and knowledgeable. There was no problem with communication.

The meals were splendid. The meal I would most recommend was the Dumpling Banquet after the Tang Dynasty Music & Dance Show.

The Chengdu and Xian guides were very conscientious. All guides seemed quite knowledgeable. They are to be especially commended.

The drivers were very solicitous of us and the cars were very clean.

Thanks for your organization!

Best regards,

Robert


Client's information:
Ms. Tatyana Eustis Williams and Mr. Lawrence Bres Eustis
New Orleans, Louisiana, US,

Itinerary: 7-Day Standard China Tours of Chengdu - Xian



Dear Hebe,

I would like to thank you for arranging an excellent China tour. All of our connections were smooth and unrushed, the food and accommodations were excellent, and most of our guides were very nice and helpful.

I would like to point out a few exceptional parts of the trip.

Our guide (Ting Song) and driver in Beijing were very good. Ting is a very nice young lady with good English speaking skills who went out of her way to make our Beijing trip as much fun as possible. We changed our itinerary a little (we added a trip to the Beijing Zoo to see the pandas) and she was seemingly very happy to accommodate us. I have tremendous admiration for anyone who can drive in Beijing, but our driver got us to all of our destinations safely and comfortably. The meals and shows in Beijing were all excellent. Our seats for shows were always near the front, and the whole experience was first class.

The Yangtze River cruise was also excellent. I would like to pay a special compliment to "Nancy", the guide in Chongqing. Her English was perfect, and she is a delightful person. We convinced her to join us for dinner (our special request) and had a wonderful time with her. I would highly recommend that you use her with your company as much as possible. The buffet meal at the Holiday Inn in Chongqing was great, and my children especially enjoyed the chocolate fountain at the dessert bar. Being children, that was probably one of the highlights of the entire China trip for them!

Our transfer from the ship to the Yichang airport was smooth and enjoyable. "David" spoke excellent English and was friendly and informative.

Our accommodations at Guangzhou were also excellent, and the meals and sites were fine.

Thank you again for all of your help. We had a great experience and would certainly recommend Yangtze River Tour to friends, and would use you again for any future travel in China!

All the best,

Eric, Kyndall and Shelby Smith


Client's information:
Mr. Eric Kyndall Smith, Ms. Kyndall Sara Smith, Ms. Shelby Parks Smith
Kingsport, Tennessee, US,,

Itinerary: 10-Day Luxury China Tours of Beijing - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Guangzhou