Thank you for the votes on our previous post, we took your advice and we are headed to Shanghai, China. We really looked into just traveling ourselves, and found out from many traveling for the first time to China you should really use a tour company. My brother has been to China for work a dozen times – he strongly recommended this advice. So our search for the best tour group started with TripAdvisor reviews, Groupon getaways, and Travelzoo deals. After weeks of research we settled on Stunning Tours. The 16 Day Panoramic China trip includes all our hot spot visits – Beijing 4 nites with the Great Wall, Xian with the Terra Cotta Warriors, a Small Cruise ship down the Yangtze River, (bonus of Suzhou and Hangzhou) then 3 nights in Shanghai for my ultimate – Disney Shanghai

47 Replies to “We booked a Trip to China!”

  1. Long ago I wanted to read Jules Verne’s book “Tribulations of a Chinaman in China”. A Chinese comedy film was based on this book, and I’ve seen the film (because my country was in the Eastern Bloc then, and a special friend of China), but I couldn’t find the book. Now the book is easy to find, but I can’t find that movie.

    Have a nice trip! China is a “must see” for everyone on this planet, and for the aliens too.

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    1. Ok first Nautilus, we have never heard of that book, and Jules Verne how can you go wrong. So we really quickly looked it up and going to try get this book for Christmas to read. So thanks for that tip. Second – yes we really have been wanting to go to China, David went back in the 80’s to Hong Kong with his Mom, and he always wanted to see the Great wall, so here we go, and adventure!

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      1. I’m very glad to hear your answer. Now maybe I was too familiar, and -to be honest- this happened because I have confused you with another American blogger couple.
        Well, that happened. And after all I’m happy it did happen. 🙂

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  2. At this stage in the game I think it is probably wise to use a tour to visit China. We went on our own in 2004 and we were fine but now, with all the unrest, you’ll be safer on a tour.
    Leslie

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  3. I don’t have a desire to go to China, but if I did I would do it exactly how you are doing it (minus Disney 😜).

    Good for you – a great adventure (and the Great Wall) await you 👏

    Susan Grace

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      1. New Zealand ! Enjoying the diverse beauty of nature and fabulous outdoor adventures and hikes! My friend just spent two months there and I just drooled over their photos. I don’t mind flying but don’t relish long plane flights. Just yesterday I spent almost 4 hours sitting off and on watching my hubby and his friends play softball and my sciatica started flaring up. Darn this aging thing🤪

        Susan Grace

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      2. Yeah, we get it our list is soooo huge we could not even start listing, because everywhere we want to go, but our list includes Machu Pichu, Peru and Australia, and Fiji and Bali too, and of course Vietnam and that is the super short list.

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      3. Oh wait! I haven’t been to Monument Valley, Sedona, Yellowstone or Glacier Park and only passed through Zion once.

        And here, you thought you were rid of me, ha ha!

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