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Reviews of Shanghai Tours
97% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 62 Great 18 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 2
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4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.7 Meals
4.7

O

Does Not Recommend

DO NOT GO!!! Worst Tour Ever! August 2019

1.0

China Express

Poorly-chosen itinerary. Crappy hotels with no air-conditioning, broken fridges, clogged showers, and smoked-through "non-smoking" rooms. No meals, no transport: you want it, you have to pay for it. Treated like cattle in the "third-class" accommodations on the overnight train. What did we pay for??? Read more

Operator G Adventures

O

Does Not Recommend

DO NOT GO!!! Worst Tour Ever! August 2019

1.0

China Express

Poorly-chosen itinerary. Crappy hotels with no air-conditioning, broken fridges, clogged showers, and smoked-through "non-smoking" rooms. No meals, no transport: you want it, you have to pay for it. Treated like cattle in the "third-class" accommodations on the overnight train. What did we pay for??? Read more

Operator G Adventures

T2

Recommends

Best of China 2019 April 2019

5.0

Best of China with Yangtze Cruise Summer 2019

The tour guide Hubert was wonderful, very detailed oriented and organized. And had such an extensive knowledge of all the cities and locations we went to. Truly excellent!

Personalized care and helpfulness was definitely offered throughout, very nice touch to the trip.

Overall a great trip, but some considerations below:

The hotel in Beijing – Novotel Peace and the hotel in Chengdu – Crowne Plaza were way below standard – maybe a rating of 2 stars. They were dirty, dark, stained and hot without air circulating in the rooms. After extensive days with waking up early and returning late, you just want to rest in a clean environment with cool air. I would never stay hotels like these.

This trip is not for people who cannot handle extensive walking and climbing. Trafalgar lists this as from 5 to 99 years old. Not possible. There were days we did 10 miles of walking, just a caution for anyone considering. We had someone in our tour that was 82 years old and we all took turns taking care of him.

Some aspects of the itinerary could be different, but think that is all based on personal preference; however my fellow travelers did feel the same way. The cruise down the Yangtze River was just ‘ok’, time could have been spent better elsewhere. Like Xian, truly amazing city but too short a time.

NOTE: Some were charged single supplement, others were not ... I paid for the single supplement and was none too happy about that!

Also note that you need to budget for the optional tours that are not included.
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Operator Trafalgar

J

Recommends

In general, it was a wonderful trip. Our guide was the best. November 2017

5.0

Classic China: Shanghai, Xian, Dunhuang, Beijing & Pingyao

Our guide in Beijing was the best. My husband likes to ask questions and she always had a great answer and very knowledgeable in history.
Jen, Vice President of Operations at Myths and Mountains, provided reminder emails and also answered all our questions. My husband liked the pre-trip phone call too. We loved touring the Mogao Caves. It was better than anticipated! Second highlight were the Terracotta Warriors.
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Operator Myths and Mountains

K

Recommends

Classic China October 2017

5.0

Classic China Summer 2020

I would have liked a little more time in Xian and less in shanghai.

Operator Trafalgar

J

Recommends

We loved touring the Mogao Caves October 2017

5.0

Classic China: Shanghai, Xian, Dunhuang, Beijing & Pingyao

We loved touring the Mogao Caves. It was better than anticipated! Second highlight were the Terracotta Warriors. In general, it was a wonderful trip.

Operator Myths and Mountains

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