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      Travel agent or book myself for domestic flights and river cruise?

      China Dec 25, 2016 at 8:43 PM

      We will be in Shanghai in early June 2017 and would like to do a Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqin then fly to Xian for a couple of days then fly back to Shanghai again. Is it feasible to book this myself or does this need to be done through a travel agent and be on a private tour?
      I figure we don't need a tour guide while on the cruise, but is it easy enough to get from end of cruise in Chongqin to airport with maybe a quick look around or trip to the zoo if I just organise a guide/driver myself?

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      Thank you and goodbye

      Shanghai Jan 8, 2017 at 3:34 AM

      Sad day being told that VT will be coming to a close! I hope I have been able to help travellers to Shanghai and other destinations. Happy and safe travels to you all and to all the VT staff.

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      Has anyone here booked a tour in China?

      China Dec 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM

      I'm planning a big trip to China next year (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and maybe a few others) and I want to book either one big tour or a few smaller tours. I don't know whether to book a private tour (which costs more) or a group tour? I don't think I want to be on a tour bus full of people but am aware of the costs of private tours. I don't think I can travel in this region without a guide, especially as I have zero language skills.

      Has anyone had any experience with this? What should I look out for or be concerned about? I'm not really sure where to start.

      Also, does anyone know any good value places to book tours? Is it better to wait until i'm there and find them or book from an agent here?? Any help welcome!

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      Tang Era Show

      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 29, 2006 at 6:32 AM

      Has anyone been to this show - I believe it also includes a dinner? If so, what was your honest opinion of it? Interesting? How much? Worth the money? Too touristy? To be avoided? All responses appreciated.

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2006 at 12:35 AM
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      by suelyon Online Now Nov 28, 2004 at 12:20 PM

      it is nanjing to xian or shanghai to xian. doubt there is a direct train from suzhou to xian. thank you

      1 Answer Nov 28, 2004 at 2:06 PM
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      travel from nanjing to xian

      by suelyon Online Now Nov 28, 2004 at 12:19 PM

      do you know which train to take from najing to xian? is it better to take a train from shanghai to xian? we plan to be in suzhou before xian and i am sure there is no sleeper train from suzhou to xian. am i correct?

      2 Answers Nov 29, 2004 at 6:27 PM