Tours of China

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Found 26th Apr
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Hoping to go to China next year April/May time. Can anyone recommend a tour operator ? My boyfriend is asthmatic, will a face mask be needed? Many thanks

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We went a couple of years ago and it is fantastic. I got the lady at our local Thomson as was to tailor make it through Hayes and jarvis. We went to chengdu first to the panda sanctuary and then to beijing. From there we look the bullet train to xian to see the emperor's warriors. I'm asthmatic too and I managed and we went at easter. You can see the pollution as soon the plane goes below about 10000 feet. It smells but on a breezy day it isn't too bad. I don't think a mask would make a blind bit of difference. We had guides everywhere and they were fantastic. It is a brilliant place to visit and I would recommend it. The Chinese have no idea of personal space so be prepared to have your photo taken with complete strangers. Wendy wu is another firm to look into.
Edited by: "psychobitchfromhell" 26th Apr
Thanks for replying! You've been to the places i want to go was the visit to the panda reserve worth it, how was the food? Ive had a look at virgin but will check out wendy wu
happy197341 m ago

Thanks for replying! You've been to the places i want to go was the …Thanks for replying! You've been to the places i want to go was the visit to the panda reserve worth it, how was the food? Ive had a look at virgin but will check out wendy wu


The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in Edinburgh zoo but that was nothing compared to the panda sanctuary. That leg of our tour there was just me and my son. We had a guide and a driver to ourselves which was great. They could not have been more helpful. One suitcase did not leave heathrow with us and they were very helpful at the airport but our guide made sure it was delivered to our hotel room the following day. Beijing is unbelievable. The opulence of the forbidden city is jaw dropping. The great wall is a real bucket list thing too. The emperor's warriors is unforgettable. I'd seen a few in exhibitions here before but to see them in the flesh is beyond belief. There are three large pits of them the size of football fields. The day we were there we were lucky in that the farmer who originally discovered them was there. My son had his photo taken with him which thrilled him. The bullet train is as fast as the Japanese ones and you really feel the acceleration. It gets to 300km per hour. There was a cleaner round every half an hour or so mopping the floor.
The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I would urge you to go if you are interested in Chinese history and culture. Pollution is an issue so I would go earlier in the year before it beats up. Food was great although perhaps a little bland if you like spic. It is catered for the tourist and I would have rather had it a little more spicy
Edited by: "psychobitchfromhell" 26th Apr
Which part of China are you going?
Another vote for Wendy Wu. Great customer service and they'll ensure you're well looked after. The tour guides are brilliant!
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dont forget your visa mine was £200 so annoyed and the mrs does not require one
make sure you visit the summer palace in beijiing mot to be missed
Ahh thanks! Wendy wu looks a lot more like it. I knew about the visa but not how much it costed but
psychobitchfromhell26th Apr

The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in …The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in Edinburgh zoo but that was nothing compared to the panda sanctuary. That leg of our tour there was just me and my son. We had a guide and a driver to ourselves which was great. They could not have been more helpful. One suitcase did not leave heathrow with us and they were very helpful at the airport but our guide made sure it was delivered to our hotel room the following day. Beijing is unbelievable. The opulence of the forbidden city is jaw dropping. The great wall is a real bucket list thing too. The emperor's warriors is unforgettable. I'd seen a few in exhibitions here before but to see them in the flesh is beyond belief. There are three large pits of them the size of football fields. The day we were there we were lucky in that the farmer who originally discovered them was there. My son had his photo taken with him which thrilled him. The bullet train is as fast as the Japanese ones and you really feel the acceleration. It gets to 300km per hour. There was a cleaner round every half an hour or so mopping the floor. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I would urge you to go if you are interested in Chinese history and culture. Pollution is an issue so I would go earlier in the year before it beats up. Food was great although perhaps a little bland if you like spic. It is catered for the tourist and I would have rather had it a little more spicy


Ahh thanks youve been a great help! I've looked at wendy wu, the tours they run suit us better than virgin. I want to see the pandas the boyfriend not so much lol did your lad enjoy China? My lad will be 17 this june and refusing to go on hols with his "old mum".
Cisco06060618 h, 20 m ago

Which part of China are you going?


Hi Cisco, we're looking at booking a escorted tour of China, seeing the great wall, the warriors, pandas & Beijing. Have you been to China?
deleted7946727th Apr

dont forget your visa mine was £200 so annoyed and the mrs does not …dont forget your visa mine was £200 so annoyed and the mrs does not require one make sure you visit the summer palace in beijiing mot to be missed


Thanks infraction, i knew their was a visa just not the price!! and the summer palace in on the the to-do list
Face masks

Despite looking deeply dystopian, surgeons’ masks are an increasingly common sight in cities around the world – and largely pointless, according to Prof Ally Lewis, director of the UK’s National Centre for Atmospheric Science. “Surgical masks are pretty useless because air just leaks in around the side,” Lewis says.

As for more sophisticated anti-pollution masks? “Others are designed to be far more airtight and do remove particles, but don’t remove gases. Nitrogen dioxidecan pass right through.” What’s more, if the seal is good enough to keep small particles from leaking in, it may also require uncomfortable amounts of energy to suck air through the mask.

“You can conceive of extremely elaborate devices that are closer to chemical-weapons gas masks,” says Lewis, “which would filter out gases and particles – it just depends what you’re prepared to do.” His hunch is that you’d make more of an impact by changing your commuting pattern to avoid busy roads at peak times.
happy19738 h, 14 m ago

Ahh thanks! Wendy wu looks a lot more like it. I knew about the visa but …Ahh thanks! Wendy wu looks a lot more like it. I knew about the visa but not how much it costed but Ahh thanks youve been a great help! I've looked at wendy wu, the tours they run suit us better than virgin. I want to see the pandas the boyfriend not so much lol did your lad enjoy China? My lad will be 17 this june and refusing to go on hols with his "old mum".


Mine was sixteen when we went. The main issue for him was the lack of facebook. Apart from that he really enjoyed it. The visa was hard work so don't leave it to the last minute. The pandas are worth it on their own. Chinese opera is an acquired taste but apart from that everything was fabuloud
psychobitchfromhell26th Apr

The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in …The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in Edinburgh zoo but that was nothing compared to the panda sanctuary. That leg of our tour there was just me and my son. We had a guide and a driver to ourselves which was great. They could not have been more helpful. One suitcase did not leave heathrow with us and they were very helpful at the airport but our guide made sure it was delivered to our hotel room the following day. Beijing is unbelievable. The opulence of the forbidden city is jaw dropping. The great wall is a real bucket list thing too. The emperor's warriors is unforgettable. I'd seen a few in exhibitions here before but to see them in the flesh is beyond belief. There are three large pits of them the size of football fields. The day we were there we were lucky in that the farmer who originally discovered them was there. My son had his photo taken with him which thrilled him. The bullet train is as fast as the Japanese ones and you really feel the acceleration. It gets to 300km per hour. There was a cleaner round every half an hour or so mopping the floor. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I would urge you to go if you are interested in Chinese history and culture. Pollution is an issue so I would go earlier in the year before it beats up. Food was great although perhaps a little bland if you like spic. It is catered for the tourist and I would have rather had it a little more spicy


You're been a star, thank you so much x
psychobitchfromhell26th Apr

The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in …The pandas were the most phenomenal thing ever. I'd seen the two in Edinburgh zoo but that was nothing compared to the panda sanctuary. That leg of our tour there was just me and my son. We had a guide and a driver to ourselves which was great. They could not have been more helpful. One suitcase did not leave heathrow with us and they were very helpful at the airport but our guide made sure it was delivered to our hotel room the following day. Beijing is unbelievable. The opulence of the forbidden city is jaw dropping. The great wall is a real bucket list thing too. The emperor's warriors is unforgettable. I'd seen a few in exhibitions here before but to see them in the flesh is beyond belief. There are three large pits of them the size of football fields. The day we were there we were lucky in that the farmer who originally discovered them was there. My son had his photo taken with him which thrilled him. The bullet train is as fast as the Japanese ones and you really feel the acceleration. It gets to 300km per hour. There was a cleaner round every half an hour or so mopping the floor. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I would urge you to go if you are interested in Chinese history and culture. Pollution is an issue so I would go earlier in the year before it beats up. Food was great although perhaps a little bland if you like spic. It is catered for the tourist and I would have rather had it a little more spicy


Stupid question, sorry but how far in advance did you book your tour? D
happy19731 h, 2 m ago

You're been a star, thank you so much xStupid question, sorry but how far …You're been a star, thank you so much xStupid question, sorry but how far in advance did you book your tour? D


I booked in January and we went in april
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