Highlights of China & the Yangtze - 2017

Beijing • Xi’an • Guilin • 3-Night Yangtze River Cruise • Shanghai

  • THE CENTURY LEGEND
  • SEE CHINA’S CULTURAL CENTERS – BEIJING, XI’AN, SHANGHAI AND GUILIN
  • WITNESS THE BREATHTAKING TERRA COTTA WARRIORS
  • HIKE A SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL NOT USUALLY OPEN TO TRAVELERS

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Highlights of China & the Yangtze

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Traveler:RIC FAUST
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:1
Traveled:May 2017

Absolutely Amazing! Everything from the tour guide, Yan Zhang, to the food and locations was just spot on. Although it was great to see all the historical aspects like the Great Wall and the Terra-Cotta Warriors, the 'Cultural Connections' is what really connected us westerners with the people in China. This is not the China I expected and meeting people at their houses, having lunch with them, the local guides providing information about what it was like to live through and after the Cultural Revolution, it just made the whole trip gel.
You are on the go every day -- on the bus by 8 or 8:30, and then exploring your next location. You'll be on a high-speed train from Beijing to Xi'an traveling 200 mph and flying on local airlines before jumping on a cruise ship down the Yangtze. Although you'll be on the ship with other groups, Vantage has their own tables in a smaller, nicer dining room. And again, I can not speak more highly of Yan who kept us together "like sticky rice" throughout the whole trip. AMAZING!

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Traveler:DONNA CEVOLI
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:9
Traveled:April 2017

We cannot overemphasize how much we enjoyed this trip and one major reason is because of our Tour Director, Jue Zhang. She is one of the most delightful Tour Directors we have ever had on any Vantage tour. She always had the group's well being on her mind. She thought of everything and was usually way ahead of the curve anticipating what the group might want or need. She got along well with everyone and she has a fantastic personality and sense of humor. The scope of her knowledge about every city and area we visited was astounding. We would also like to add that the other City Tour Directors were also very knowledgeable just added to our enjoyment of the trip. We would certainly recommend this trip to friends and can only hope that we get a Tour Director as experienced and competent as Jue on our next Vantage trip.
Paul & Donna Cevoli

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Traveler:JOANNE GEILS
Gender: Female
Vantage Journeys Taken:7
Traveled:March 2017

Jue Zhang was an excellent guide. She arranged transportation according to our group's needs. She made sure that our oldest member, nearly 91, was able to participate. When my mother had breathing problems at the terracotta warriors, she made sure we paid a fair price for assistance. Everything ran smoothly. I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. I went to China with a fixed amount to give the guide. I gave her 50 percent more. She was worth it.

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Traveler:ROBERT IVEY
Gender: Male
Vantage Journeys Taken:5
Traveled:March 2017

An excellent trip with beautiful scenery, and an outstanding cultural learning experience. This was the most organized and best directed trip ever. Tour director was Jue Zhang. This was our fifth trip with Vantage.

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