$49 Shanghai Tours
Is Shanghai going to be really cold in December? Would it be preferable to do the Shanghai part end of November rather than at the end of our trip (mid-Dec) after HK?
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Here's one of the links:
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jchin wrote: ↑Sep 15th, 2011 4:15 pmMy parents just went on this exact tour two Weeks ago actually. They did the exact same thing add you're looking to do. They flew from Edmonton to Shanghai, then Shanghai to Hong Kong, and will be flying back to Edmonton soon.
Have you ever been on a Chinese tour? For example like those from the tour companies from Hong Kong? It's pretty much one of those. To subsidize the cheap cost, they bring you to lots of stores for shopping. My parents said they weren't pressured into buying anything, but they did get brought to a number of places.
According to my parents, all the hotels were nice, the food is ok, and the attraction is fine.
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kreisleriana wrote: ↑Sep 15th, 2011 5:01 pmI went on one to Taipei (Hong Thai Tour) and I thought it sucked. I saw all the major sites but so quickly and then they make you listen to these people talk about the health benefits of pearl, tea, other stupid crap, etc. But that's the difference between cheap and expensive. We didn't spend a dime except for stocking up on snacks at "village" stalls. Gotta love Chinese snacks. :-D
Which airline did they take? I think AC may be my only option due to dates, but I heard China Eastern is nice and roomy. I'm not expecting a lot on the trip but since I've never been there, it will be interesting, regardless of the shopping stops. I will feign no Chinese and listen to my iPod and pretend to be a kid. My parents can deal with the salespeople... hahaha. Wonder if I will run into any RFDers.
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actionj wrote: ↑Sep 15th, 2011 1:27 amHere's one of the links:
You'll have to understand chinese to read it.
kreisleriana wrote: ↑Sep 15th, 2011 8:48 amThis. Don't ask me what it says. I can't read it. Basically you see all the major attractions in the region, a different hotel a day as you travel. They are cheap because they are shopping tours (i.e., they make you go to places where they try to sell you stuff). I am planning on feining "I don't understand Chinese" if the salespeople bother me (which is partially true, because I can't understand a word of Mandarin). Hahaha.
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yogilo wrote: ↑Sep 16th, 2011 4:32 pmMy brother-in-law, his wife and daughter did the $99 Beijing tour in August. They said the hotels were 5 stars, the food were good (breakfast was the best with tons of variety) and yes, it's more of a shopping tour. They weren't pressured to buy. I was told that their daughter had to pay more (kids have no buying power it seems, LOL!) and Mandarin/Cantonese were spoken. There are similar English speaking tours but it costs more than $99.
FYI, they flew to HK from YVR and bought tixs to Beijing as they wanted to visit relatives in HK.
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