Edith DeCastro McDonnellItaly
Pick-up 9am by Cindy, and we used public transportation to get around. First, a visit to Tian'anmen Square, viewing of Mao's mausoleum tomb, followed by a tour of Forbidden City, Palace and museum. We walked 10" to an inexpensive 'fast food' dumpling canteen, where options are limited and food not so good. Cindy's English is quite good. She is knowledgeable about China's history; and well informed about the venues we visited. We returned 4:30pm at hotel. Tour was shorter than expected and not engaging.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for providing your feedback on the tour. Unfortunately, it was the low season when you visited and the times for ticket purchase and visiting the venues was shortened. Many people appreciate taking public transportation as it allows them to see how the local people live, and, of course, it is cheaper than use of private vehicles. Also, the dumpling stop is usually a great experience for our visitors. Perhaps on the day you visited, the food was not up to our quality. Thank you again for your