We had an amazing first-time visit to China, we booked a private 11-day tour with Odyssey and we were impressed. We were a bit nervous and didn't really know what to expect as this was our first holiday with a tour guide. Serena, our guide in Beijing was awesome, she made us feel at ease, she was so helpful and friendly. She was with us every step of the way but also gave us space so we could explore on our own. She was very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about Chinese history and culture from our time spent with her. She was very good at doing all that was set out in the itinerary, although we felt that on the day we went to visit the Great Wall and the Sacred Road, we could have had time to visit some of the Tombs and my husband tried to express that we were interested, although we didn't ask explicitly to go and Serena didn't offer it so we didn't. Instead, we were driven back to our hotel and we walked to Beihai park to enjoy the scenery there. I wish we have done some research into timings and suggested the tombs to be included on that day, or even to do the tombs instead of the Sacred Road. One thing that Serena excelled at (compared to all the other guides we had on the rest of the tour) is the number of times and angles she took pictures of us. We pretty much have as many holiday pictures of that 3 days as of the rest of the holiday. She was also very entertaining and shared a lot of personal stuff with us which make us feels like we became genuine friends. Wonderful stay.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.