Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 
 

Danube Cycle

Discover the history of magnificent Baroque castles and Benedictine monasteries along the winding cycle route that follows the Danube. You will travel from Germany through Austria to Slovakia and conclude your journey in Hungary. Our route visits the great cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and takes you past charming villages and vineyards. The compelling history of the Danube itself and the nations it links will capture your imagination as you pass by sites of historic interest and significance. A journey that portrays the historic division and contemporary unity of Europe.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Passau
DAY 2 Cycle to Engelhartszell and Schlögen (45km)
DAY 3 Cycle to Linz (53km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Grein via Burg Clam Castle (60km)
DAY 5 To Melk (51km)
DAY 6 Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems (40/55km)
DAY 7 To Vienna (39km)
DAY 8 Explore the untouched landscape of a nearby nature reserve and the archaeological park of Carnuntum (45km)
DAY 9 Follow the Danube to Bratislava (32km)
DAY 10 Cycle to Györ (45km)
DAY 11 Visit the Stud of Babolna and cycle to Komarom (45-55km)
DAY 12 To Esztergom (35-50km)
DAY 13 Ferry round trip to Szentendre Island and cycle to Budapest (58km)
DAY 14 Bus return to Vienna, trip concludes

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