- Great trip - well organised with a good mixed group. Itinerary was just right - just busy and strenuous enough with a mix of good walking in spectacular locations and sight seeing. Hotels were OK - and meals were pretty good - certainly good value for money. Our tour bus was plenty big and comfortable enough. The overnight train from Beijing to Xian turned out to be a highlight - modern, clean and well organised. Our group leader for Beijing/Wall was excellent - his English was remarkably good. Though it wasn't a surprise (for July/August), the weather was hotter and more humid than ideal for a trip like this - and meant views along the Wall were often a bit misty. If you can make the trip in the spring or autumn (we couldn't), it might prove more comfortable and make for even more spectacular photos.
Published on: 21 October 2015