What Our Guests Say

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"Well, our trip of a life time is over and we wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it. Thank you very much for your help in the planning stage, and in China where we had the most charming tour guides. We met lots of nice people and visited many beautiful and interesting places. Thank you again, I will most certainly recommend Magical China Tours!" 

- A letter from one of our earliest explorers after their trip in 2004

99% of our Travellers stated on their feedback form that the overall level of service received was excellent or good, when rating their hotels, guides, itinerary and meals. For this reason a significant part of our new clients come via personal recommendation from friends and family.

Over the years, many of our guests have either re-visited the countries that they fallen in love with, or explored to other Far East destinations with us. 

We guess we must do something right, because some of them have become our personal friends, and we meet up from time to time over the years, which we feel very honoured.

We also have an amazing customer base around the world, all found us via our website. This including service to local residents just down the road (travelled with us 3 times), family lives in the same house where one of our travel consultants previously lived as a child, to professionals live on Paris Champs-Élysées, LA, Hawaii etc. We can only say we feel very fortunate to meet like minded people. By sharing the same passion in travel, the world has become a small place.

Below are extracts from a small number of our customer emails & letters received over the years.

We wanted to send you feedback from our wonderful trip to Japan. We  loved the small group under the guidance of our fabulous leader, Erica,  and with her we were able to navigate our way around the metro stations,  regular stations, Shinkansen stations, to name but a few! None of us  would have attempted this activity unaccompanied! Erica looked after us  so well and here are a few of her catch phrases which we will always  remember : ‘Thank you for waiting’ ‘I buy the tickets’ ‘Do you need the  toilet?’ Your itinerary certainly gave us an insight into life across a  wide ranging area of Honshu and we loved every hectic minute of it!  Please would you convey our thanks to Erica: she was the ‘star of the  show’. C Lewis (Grandeur of Japan)

I had a fantastic time in China & Japan, the guides were brilliant,  and the hotels were top-notch.The tour was really well put together and well organized. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime! D Reaves (Ultimate  China & Japan)

We rebooked with your company as last year we went with you to China and Hong Kong which was excellent. This year the experience was the same. We were met and escorted by our guides everywhere we were supposed to and they helped us check in at our hotels. The standard of accommodation was very good, the guides were knowledgeable, friendly and had a good standard of English. The program was interesting, varied and covered all the major sights within the time available. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to visit Indochina. S Wright (Magical IndoChina)

Just returned from Magical China and Japan,we had a fantastic time, the  hotels were great, the guides were brilliant, really looked after us and  the tours were excellent. Your whole service was first class from start  to finish in Britain,China and Japan and we would certainly recommend  you to anyone wanting to go to China and Japan Many Thanks Tom Hedges (Magical China and Japan)

Guides - Excellent. They were prepared to make changes to the timetable if there had been delays or changes to our internal flights. For example, one flight was cancelled and the guide quickly arranged for us to take a different flight, transporting all of us and our luggage to another terminal and contacting the next guide via Magical China offices to inform them of the change. The next guide arranged for us to eat at a different restaurant due to lack of time. All the guides were courteous and helpful, going out of their way to make our visit as enjoyable as possible.

Hotels - The hotels were clean and ranged from comfortable to luxurious. Rooms were larger than would be expected in the UK, although the window between the bedroom and bathroom was unusual! Reception staff were helpful and spoke good English; other staff spoke less English but were friendly and patient.

Holiday Overall experience - A fantastic experience, we saw all the sights we wanted to see, and some extra ones added on by guides when time (and energy) permitted. China was even more beautiful and contained more historical artefacts than I had expected. Although we had a busy schedule, there was enough time to relax as well, especially on the Yangtze cruise. I particularly enjoyed walking along the Great Wall and seeing the pandas at Chengdu. The excursions were well chosen to complement the holiday. G Hough (Magical China and Yangtze Cruise).

I would like to thank everyone at Magical China for providing us with the trip of a lifetime. Your service was first class throughout. The holiday itself was fantastic and I have and will recommend magical China to friends and colleagues who wish to visit Asia. I McCulloch (15 day Magical China)

I am just writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday in China, sorry for the delay in doing so. We had a wonderful time. Your organisation was perfect and ran like clockwork. Mr and Mrs Johnston (Ultimate China & Yangtze Cruise)

From start to finish the experience was perfect and gave us exactly what we wanted; a great introduction to the wonderful country of China. When our personalised itinerary took us away from the group we started out with, we had our own driver and guide which made the holiday even more special. Even the notorious traffic congestion did not detract!! J. Bodman (Scenic China)

It was very enjoyable and I also feel I know much more about the country now, and have a much better understanding of the people and their culture. F Dunstan (Magical China tour)

I had a great holiday, loved China and Tour guides Ryan (Xian) and Susan (Chengdu) was amazing!! L Morris (11 day China Encounter)

Our holiday to Japan was arranged by "Magical Japan". The whole programme was excellent, the places to visit,the transportation,hotels etc. Everything was absolutely smooth with no delays anywhere. That i think goes for the country itself,everything is so organised to the minutest details.

I had a fantastic experience on the 15 day tour in China! as I was a single traveller going on my own, I was nervous about meeting everyone else on the tour, but I needn't have worried as the vibe we had as a group was brilliant. All in all a fantastic, memorable experience. I will definitely recommend to all. all the tour guides were professionals, friendly and talkative. hotels were great and all tour attractions were great. N. Kachhwaha (15 day Magical China tour)

The tour was superb. The guides were brilliant - same high standard as those in Vietnam/Cambodia you supplied us in 2013. I will put this on TripAdvisor. M Dougherty (15 day Essential China tour)

Travelled to China in May 2015 through Magical China and I can honestly say that I've had the best experience of a lifetime. The people that I met on the same tour were brilliant and everything was very well organised. I initially had my doubts because I travelled alone without experience, but it turned out to be the best decision ever because I made new friends and had a fascinating experience. Overall I am very impressed with the service provided by Magical China and I would happily recommend Magical China to friends, family and anyone looking for the experience of a lifetime!T. Adacan (11 day China Encounter).

We had a fantastic holiday and were very impressed with the standard of all the hotels. We liked the fact that the hotels all had a different character. We really enjoyed the countless experiences that we had which gave us our first "encounter" with China and got on very well with the other members of our small group. We would definitely consider another holiday with your company, when we've saved up some more money! A. Haubenschmid (China Encounter)

Dear Ling, Lisa and team, We wanted to thank you for doing such a fantastic job organising our 'trip of a lifetime' to China to celebrate my birthday. I was worried you might cancel the trip because there was only us two booked on it, but you honoured every detail and I am so grateful and very happy! , everything ran like clockwork. All the guides were excellent - friendly, efficient & knowledgeable, they went out of their way to look after us. Tony in Shanghai, Ryan in Xi'an & Tina in Guillin were excellent, but I don't want to omit the other guides either, as they were all so good. We're vegetarians, and they made sure all the restaurants knew beforehand - so we enjoyed some fabulous lunchtime banquets. The speed and efficiency at diverting the crisis when an internal flight was cancelled (due to the weather) astounded me; alternative plans were made within minutes and we enjoyed another trip on a bullet train! The drivers were also very good and the hotels were excellent - I cannot fault this holiday at all. China far exceeded my expectations, as did this holiday. I would heartily recommend Magical China to anyone planning a trip to this incredible country. Thanks & best wishes S Robertson (Grand China and Yangtze Cruise)

Overall we had a fantastic experience and enjoyed the trip immensely. The organisation by Magical China was tremendous and the guides were excellent. Mr and Mrs R. Lowe (17 day China and Yangtze tour).

Hello, I just wanted you to know that we were totally amazed by the tour that you arranged for us. We were stunned by the wonderful sights, the friendliness of the people and everything (except the hawking and spitting everywhere). Hats off to you for the excellent planning and arranging you did. True to your word there was always someone at each airport/station to meet us and take care of everything. The hotels were all very good to excellent. The only glitch was due to a misunderstanding and again you managed to resolve the matter to make the day for us, for which many thanks. All in all it was our best holiday ever and for that many, many thanks. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone asking about a Chinese holiday, thanks again, Best Wishes Adrian Forber (Ultimate China and Yangtze Cruise).

Fabulous hotels, knowledgeable guides and great food. Transport and logistics were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to others. H Kemp (Magical China)

My comments are that it was a wonderful holiday, lots to see, most guides excellent - only one not good. Hotels and food excellent. A great experience. It involved a lot of walking, climbing steps and good mobility is needed. We found it quite tiring for our age (72) but we kept up with the younger ones(mainly 45-60). What we liked was the easy going arrangements with time to explore ourselves. We were not regimented like some other companies holidays or conveyed in large coaches. Our group varied between 4 and 9. We thought China was a great country. E Zamker (China Encounter).

Guide Mina was outstanding and the driver very good. Inevitably, to cover the Korean peninsula in 5 days necessitated a lot of travelling. The local guides were most helpful and flexible when we asked to change the included half-day Seoul tour to the DMZ. Transfers from airport to hotel and back were flawless. All local people we dealt with during our week in Korea were punctual and efficient. E Dabbs (Magical Korea)

Overall the holiday was excellent and we had a fantastic time. Our guide Eriko was exceptional at her job - very knowledgeable, good humored and patient. I have seen some incredible things and made memories to last a life time. On the whole the hotels were of a good standard and well placed. I would definitely recommend this tour and Magical Japan to others as we had an incredibly interesting and enjoyable holiday. L Ainsworth (Grandeur of Japan)

We enjoyed every bit of our tour. We were very lucky to have an excellent tour guide called Shima. She was extraordinary, spoke very good english and nothing was too much trouble for her. Everyone liked her manner and ettiqutes. Very polite and well informed. Overall a memorable holiday ,highly recommended. Dr M Dar (Ultimate Japan tour).

The tour was great, well organised and covered everything, hotels were great and well situated. Train journeys ran smoothly and were easy when you work out how the system works. J Maggs (Snow Monkey and Scenery tour)

Just wanted to say we a had great time! The efficiency of the whole trip was exceptional! Shima our guide was fantastic. The country is probably the best we have visited and we are well travelled. Really was first class. My only comment is it would be more reassuring if you offered Atol protection on trip. But that is only a comment not a criticism as the whole trip was really great. Be in touch in the future. T Ripley (Scenic Japan). MJ feedback - Glad you had great holiday. For your information ATOL protection is only available when flights are booked together with a tour. If you book flights yourself ATOL cannot be provided. This is a government requirement applicable to all UK registered travel companies.

A well organized and comprehensive trip with good variety. However it was very busy, and involved more walking than expected. We liked our guide, who was very attentive, enthusiastic and friendly, and dealt with all arrangements efficiently. Overall, the tour exceeded our expectations. Mr & Mrs Fawcett (Grandeur of Japan)

I really enjoyed the vacation package that was provided by Magical Indochina. It was really well put together and organized. Thank you. Regards, S Speers (Magical Vietnam and Cambodia (Ontario Canada).

Hi everyone at Magical Indochina First a big thank you for a memorable holiday experience! We would certainly recommend your company to all family and friends. Thank you once again for a great holiday W Lewis (Ultimate Indochina).

We had an excellent holiday, and the itinerary and local guides etc. were also very good. More often than not our expectations were exceeded. There were many highlights but ones that immediately stand out were the Halong Bay cruise, the cycle ride and visit in Hoi An, and the cruises on the Mekong in Vietnam and from Luang Prabang. Overall it was an outstanding trip and we'd happily travel again with Magical Indochina and recommend the company to other travellers. Mr and Mrs J Sigger (Ultimate Indochina).

We had a lovely holiday and the arrangements went like clock work. R. Barnacle (Magical Indochina)

Holiday was really good with lovely weather and peak cherry blossom time in Tokyo, Ueno Park. It was very well organised which made it easy to get around an unfamiliar country. Special thanks to our guide, Midori Koga, who made us feel very welcome and spoke excellent English. Particularly resourceful when there was an incident on the train line from Hakone to Shinjuku when her local knowledge ensured we got to our destination by a slightly different route with minimal delay. D Livermore (Spirit of Japan)

How would you rate your holiday experience: excellent. Wonderful trip and excellent Value.. Mr and Mrs J Smith (Ultimate Japan escorted tour)

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Japan this spring. The arrangements and organisation were excellent,and everything ran smoothly. The sight seeing exceeded our expectations but perhaps would have preferred more time at each place even if it meant dropping one thing off the itinerary each day or alternatively making the tour slightly longer. This may have just been our personal preference. Our guide Eriko was excellent and her advice and assistance was invaluable. The holiday would not have been the same without her. I would strongly recommend extending the holiday at the beginning and the end to get the most out of your trip to Japan. P Jones (Grandeur of Japan)

We enjoyed our trip very much. We were also lucky with the weather, having fine weather all the time except in Hakone were we had a fogy day! By arriving in Tokyo on 24th March the cherry trees were not yet blossoming but first in Miyajima end then back in Tokyo on 2 nd April we had a marvellous afternoon in the UENO park with thousand of cherry trees fully blossoming. We also enjoyed to be in a small group with only 10 participants this being easier for our excellent guide Midori to manage, especially in Tokyo were we had to take very often the crowded subway. M Rossi (Scenic Japan) Switzerland

Realistically this was a once in a lifetime trip for us due to the high cost. However, we thought it was a fantastic trip - thanks very much for doing a great job organising it. P wright (Magical Japan)

We had an excellent vacation. We quite heavily customised the tour to fit our own wishes and despite this everything worked perfectly. All the connections worked. All the tours were well organised. And going "off-piste" was no problem. Thank You Magical Japan -we had a great time! D Hamid (Cultural Japan).

Hi, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you very much to you and you team to make our holiday a memorable one. We had a wonderful time and all along our journey we mate wonderful staff and guides who took great care of us. The choice of hotels and the tours was very good. The Japanese people are very helpful and very polite. We had no problem in getting around various cities and town in Japan. I would defiantly recommend you to my friends and family. Once more thank you very much from all of us for all your help and support you gave us. V Patel (Enchanted Japan).

An excellent tour having never toured before I didn't know what to expect but I would recommend any one visiting first time to do it this way ! our tour guides were very knowledgable and passionate about their culture. all the hotels were a high standard and all of the meals provided were excellent and very enjoyable. I would 100 % rcommend Magical China. M. McKerman (China Highlights)

Everything was very well organised. We were met at every destination on time by a driver and a guide all of whom were excellent. The tours had a small amount of people, in fact very often there was only myself and my wife in each destination. Accommodation and tours exceeded all expectations. Overall a great experience and when we go back to the far east we will definitely use the company again. S Wright (Magical China).

We had a wonderful two and a half weeks in China. The organisation was excellent, we started as a group of ten but gradually throughtout the tour each party went in different directions and we ended up just the two of us in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The small group made it easier to keep together, to keep to time but also to deviate from the schedule if you all wanted to. It really was an amazing experience, very busy but we saw an incredible amount in the time. A Cassedy (China Highlights and Hong Kong)

We are just back from a most enjoyable holiday. Your organisation of guides to meet us at every step was immaculate and worked perfectly. The guides too were excellent and spoke excellent English. The drivers were very competent too. The hotels were all excellent. The holiday was memorable and we shall keep our memories of it for many years.Thanks. David and Chris Rees (Ultimate China and Yangtze Cruise)

Had a fantastic holiday, most of the tour guides went above and beyond what was expected, especially in Beijing and Chengdu. Great holiday experience and would recommend to anyone. S Robb (Essential China + Hong Kong)

China Holidays recommended, Excellent Organisation. Very nice vegetarian food. Helpful guides. R Surana (Grand China and Yangtze Cruise)

The holiday was well organised and managed. The Hotels were overall very good and in good locations. The guides were very helpful. We had a very enjoyable holiday and experienced all the main tourist attractions China has to offer. S Cave (China Highlights and Yangtze River)

Just returned from our trip it was wonderful ! our guides were fantastic especially "ryan" who made sure that I had vegetarian food at every meal! nothing was too much trouble. the whole experience was awesome, I recommend any one to you x the only downfall that I would have liked a little more time to soak in the atmosphere but think that was down more to people on the tour wanting to do different things M McKernan (Magical China Tour).

We had a self-guided tour which meant we were given an itinerary and a wallet full of tickets. All credit to Magical Japan, it worked out perfectly. The balance between organised tours and free time was about right. Overall, a very enjoyable holiday. J White (Splendours of Japan)

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday in Japan and South Korea and we would like to thank you so much for all the arrangements you made on our behalf. From the moment we arrived in Tokyo, until we left Seoul, every single detail was taken care of. All the transfers and tours were well organised and all the hotels were comfortable, clean and within easy reach of tourist sites. I particularly appreciated the flexibility which allowed us to spend 4 days under our own arrangements in S. Korea which allowed us to visit our daughter who is teaching out there. S Price (Magical Japan and Korea)

Overall we were delighted with our tour - well done! The pace of the tour was quite relentless, but we couldn't think of any day or place we would want to leave out. So our recommendation is to add a day to the length of the tour and have a 'quiet day' between the Vietnam and Cambodia sections. The Victoria Nui Sam Lodge where we stayed in Chau Doc would be perfect for this: little nature trails on the hill but mainly superb for enjoying the infinity pool and the views for miles and miles. Every single one of the guides was excellent, and fascinating to talk to about the country. It will be a while before we're able to visit the region again, but we won't forget Magical and in the meantime have already been recommending you to our friends. M Boulding (Magical Vietnam and Cambodia

Tour was organised very well. Tour guides were very good but must mention Ryan who was our guide in Xi'an was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed being with him. All in all we had a great time in China. K Khosla (Magical China).

Magical China! That aptly sums up our view of our recent trip. During the booking process Ling were extremely helpful and courteous, and arranged the itinerary changes we requested without problem. Hotels were of a good standard, tour guides were always in place to meet us and were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their particular region of China. From the magnificent Great Wall to the spectacular Terracotta Army, the stunning scenery of the Yangtze and Li rivers and views of everyday life in cities and countryside, we were truly impressed. P Moss (Ultimate China & Yangtze Cruise)

A great Holiday loved it the things we saw and did was a amazing thank you. J. Smith (Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights)

Thanks to you and Magical for arranging a fantastic tour of Vietnam, China and Japan for us. Overall we have had a fabulous time and enjoyed the trips that you have arranged. Mr and Mrs T Cort (China, Japan Vietnam tailormade tour) - Canada

We really enjoyed our holiday with Magical Japan. The organisation was very professional, everything worked like clockwork. We liked all the hotels, with a special mention for the Grand Prince New Takanawa in Tokyo. We enjoyed all the tours and learned much about Japanese life and history in the process. It was a holiday we will remember always. J Leneghan (Cultural Japan tour)

We had a wonderful trip. The tour size was great and meant the guide was able to be responsive and personalise small portions to suit our group. The food choices were fantastic, and the hotels in the main were great All of the guides & drivers were exceptional - very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. S. Lines (China Highlights)

Our holiday with Magical China was indeed Magical! All our tour guides were punctual, knowledgable and extremely curteous especially (Yung) in Xian. We particularly chose Magical China because of the small numbers to a group. In our case only 8 in Beijing and Xian and just the pair of us with the tour guide in Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai(our own private tour!). We have so many great memories of our wonderful holiday from climbing the Great Wall of China and toboganning down,the terracotta soldiers and meeting the farmer who discovered them, taking lunch in a family home, watching the face changing show, seeing cormorants fish and even joining the local ladies dancing in the park..... and much much more. China is truely a fascinating place - a definate must for anyone's holiday destination. N Baxter (Magical China Tour) West Sussex

How would you rate your holiday experience: excellent- We had a fantastic trip, and most of the guides went above and beyond what we wanted them to do. Ryan (Xian), Judy (Guilin) and our tour guide in Shanghai were excellent. M Wilson (Magical China and Yangtze River) London

We had an amazing trip. The organisation of transfers, hotels and tickets to attractions were superb. Everything happened on time as planned,the guides stayed with us to ensure we were checked in and comfortable. I cannot fault Magical China and highly recommend it. G Leadbetter (China Tropical paradise) Middlesex

I cannot fault this trip, the tour agency were amazing .All their guides spoke excellent english and were extremely knowledgeable , courteous and helpful The drivers were all very safe and drove carefully Hotels were well positioned and were very nicely appointed The tour itinerary was excellent .......taking us to places that we would not have found ourselves. So much was included as part of our tour price and we are very impressed To our utmost surprise even a party with a birthday cake , bottle of wine .... a banquet dinner including, singers and musicians were provided for my husband And finally special thanks to Ling in the Magical Tours Of China agency 0ffice in Manchester who organised our tour ...who even responded immediately to a query we had whilst travelling in Vietnam. G HART (14 day Vietnam & Cambodia) Wrexham

We had a lovely holiday and met some very nice people, a memorable experience. Once again a special mention about Ryan In xi'an, knowledgeable, kind and passionate in his knowledge. E. Mitchell (Grand China & Yangtze River)

We had a really WONDERFUL time and thank you for organising not only the main tour but also our trip to Nikko beforehand which went very well. Excellent itinerary Great group except for one person (who shall remain nameless) OUTSTANDING guide in Miki. She really was good and so ‘right’ for our group. Quite one of the best we have ever been with. S Warner (Scenic Japan Tour) London.

A very well organised trip, and great fun. Well done Magical Japan tours! M Leggatt (Magical Japan) Edinburgh

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we have enjoyed the trip - it really was both fascinating and amazing at times. We would like to say how well balanced we felt the tour was with just the right amount of relaxing days. Thank you particularly for the arrangements made for Jan's birthday - it could not have been a better day. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to make this type of trip and if lucky enough to be making any trips to China or Japan will certainly come to you first. Thanks again for a memorable trip. Anne McKean (Ultimate Indochina)

We had an amazing trip, to an amazing country. Everything was well planned and we had no real problems getting to any of our destinations etc. Being from the UK, it was often hard to believe our cases would really turn up when and where we were told whilst we swanned off on the Shinkansen, but they always did! All in all, an unforgettable experience that will live with us for many years that had near military planning and covered everything we wanted to see (if you want to see the Sumo, check your planned dates/destinations first!) that we were able to. We have only been back a week and are thinking about how/when to get back there! We LOVE Japan!!!! Mr and Mrs L Flint (Japan Snow Monkey and Scenery Tour)

As we travelled alone we had the opportunity to see and do things that would have not been possible in a group. You do have to embrace the ethos of the country and travel with an open mind. The assistants that met us were very informative especially the lady in Kyoto the hotel vouchers and train/ bus tickets were all spot on. We had our luggage transferred this worked very well. The Myojinkan Ryokan in Matsumoto was fabulous we were upgraded and had our own private onsen. The best organised tour was in Kyoto were we travelled to Nara and took the afternoon walking tour we had a guide and only 4 other people on the tour. D Clarke (Splendour of Japan).

Excellent customer service whilst booking the holiday: I was reassured as a single female traveller that Japan would be safe for me, and this I can now categorically confirm and am happy that I opted for the unescorted holiday which gave me some freedom to see things outside of the arranged tours. All trips and transport were arranged and in place as advertised and the trains were easily negotiated. This is definitely the way to travel around Tokyo. When following directions given for hotel changes, need to make sure to leave via the train station exit given: exiting via the wrong one adds to the exploration of a new city, but for sure such a small slip can get you really lost. Tour guides were very good and all spoke excellent English. Thoroughly spoilt by first hotel in Tokyo, where I was given a family room with 3 queen sized beds as a single room, for which the staff were most apologetic. I met some great people from all over the globe too. Only downside was that the holiday was not long enough and there is plenty more to go back to see! L Amor (Cultural Japan)

We have just returned from an excellent holiday in Japan on the Magical Japan trip. The accommodation was good, tour arrangements were excellent and the UK staff were very good at answering our queries before the holiday. We found the trip to be a well-balanced holiday covering historical sites, the beautiful countryside, suitable amounts of free time and opportunities to experience modern Japan - travel on the bullet train and a very moving visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park. Mr and Mrs Failes (Magical Japan)

Ultimate Japan was an excellent combination of destinations, organised transport and good hotels, and Shima, our brilliant and knowledgeable guide. Add to this sun, snow(!) and cherry blossom we had a fantastic and memorable vacation which we would recommend to anyone. J Anderson (Ultimate Japan) Cambridge

Overall an excellent holiday, though the weather was pretty rough I'm not going to blame you for the typhoon! Small party meant we could lunch in local restaurants together whenever we felt like it, which was nice. Interesting to visit an onsen and traditional Japanese inn rather than just Westernized hotels. Guide was willing to modify tours a bit when we had weather problems as well. Enjoyed myself a lot and have some great memories. W Moore (Grand Japan tour)

Our vacation in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia was a fantastic experience. Everything worked just perfect. I would like to give my compliments to Magical Indochina Travel for such very organized and interesting trip you planned for us. You kept us entertained all the time! Every day was a different and good surprise! The hotels overall were very good, the greeting service at the airports also (guides always on time waiting for us either at the airports or at the hotels), the meals with local cuisine were a good experience, the guides were very knowledgeable, polite and cooperative. The trip was overall excellent!! I would like to highlight the guide in Saigon - Dang Nhuit Quang - he did an outstanding job! Thanks for everything, looking forward to travel with you again in the near future. L Mota (Classic Indochina) Florida USA

We had great time during Scenic Japan tour, thanks to the excellent guide and great fellow travelers. Our tour guide Mikiko Kato provided us with the inside view in Japanese life.Great experience. However, the tour is intense, lot of activities to cover, require fitness and endurance. Often public transportation is used and distances had to be covered by foot. Magical Japan did their part of the work professionally, hotels were decent and centrally located, ryokans added to the Japanese feel , there were no hidden extras. O Grupche (Scenic Japan Tour) Austria.

We were on the Scenic Japan tour from 27 March to 11 April, including a four day extension to Nagasaki. We enjoyed the holiday very much, Our guide, Shima, was excellent: charming and knowledgeable, with very good English. She was helpful to us in lots of ways. All the places we visited were fascinating and we thought it was a well planned itinerary. We were pleased with the Nagasaki extension and would like to thank Paul for his help and advice with the hotel and travel bookings. The trip was a great success and we would definitely consider another holiday with you and would recommend your company to our friends. B Dougherty (Scenic Japan)

How would you rate your holiday experience: excellent - In general the tour worked very well. We liked the variety of activities from shrines and temples to historic sites such as Shirakawa-go, castles and gardens, not to mention Mt Fuji! Travelling by train in Japan is a pleasure with lots of legroom and on-time trains guaranteed! We appreciated the time to do "our own thing" as well. Most meals were not included in the tour but this was fine as we found Japanese restaurants to be extremely good value (though hotel restaurants tended to be quite expensive) and there's always a convenience store such a 7-Eleven or Lawsons nearby if you want to buy something there, which we did. And there are vending machines everywhere - even selling hot coffee in little cans and bottles! The convenience stores sell instant coffee so we bought some of that to supplement the hotels' provision. All hotels also provide all you need in the bathroom: not only soap and shampoo but also razors and toothbrushes, combs etc. The local guides provided interesting general cultural information such as common gestures, counting to ten, making Mt Fuji from origami, the Japanese belief systems etc. as well as historical information related to the sites we were visiting. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Japan and look forward to visiting again. P Gosden (17 day Japan FIT tour) Belgium

We have just come back to England after an absolutely superb tour. Everything you organised was spot on, nothing missing. The ryokan was definitely a highlight. A big THANK YOU to all the team. C Vanerem (Cultural Japan) Frodsham

First class holiday. We would recommend staying an extra few days at the end of the tour. A Slator (Ultimate Japan tour) Worthing.


We have had a fantastic holiday thanks to Magical Indochina.The organisation of the whole trip was amazing.We covered Cambodia and from the north to the south of Vietnam.Our guides were always there waiting for us and could'nt have done more for us,so welcoming and very knowledgeable.My highlights were Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Sapa north Vietnam.I highly recommend Magical Indochina and would not hesitate to recommend them.Thank you again. H Weightman (Cambodia and Vietnam Discovery) Kent

We had a wonderful well organised holiday. Everything went to plan and we were very impressed with service we received. Guides were always there to meet us from airports and to book us in to our next destination . Guide ,Lee in Bejing , , Ryan in Xian and Julie in Shanghai and Coleen who took us to cruise were all wonderful and so full of knowledge about the area in China they represented. Hotels were all brilliant and provided for our every need . Cruise was a wonderful adventure with nice cabin and food and all staff were friendly and wanted you to have a great time everyone on board. The trip was amazing and the personal touches like providing water in our hotels and in the car were very welcome Thank you for a first class holiday. I have also shared our experiences with colleagues and friends who may like to visit China in the future . Kind Regards Carol and Vic Hatton, Kent (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

This was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and lived up to most of our expectations. Mr T. Cooper, Cornwall (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

We would rate our holiday experience as good. Generally the quality of the guides was very good. They were keen enthusiastic and seemed really glad to be with us. Mr Easterman (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

Fantastic Trip, so much packed into such a short time! Thank-you very much. We rate our holiday experience as excellent. Kind Regards M David, Bristol (Grand China & Japan)

We came home yesterday and just wanted to say what a fab holiday it was. We thought Japan was just beautiful and there were plenty of cherry blossoms despite them coming out a week earlier in Tokyo. The tours all went very smoothly and we saw and experienced such a lot. We even had a geisha come to chat to us in our meal at the Tazuru ryokan.The peace memorial Park at Hiroshima was very moving. After some heavy rain in Tokyo the first two days and then in Takayama we had sunny weather and saw the top of Mt Fuji in a blue sky, sadly only from the 4th station as the road was closed due to ice. We even had an earthquake thrown in on the package which we felt from 200 miles away in bed in Hiroshima but we were thankful it caused no damage at Osaka to prevent us getting home. We just had to take a taxi from Shin Osaka to the hotel as the JR line seemed to out of action with earthquake damage. Many thanks for all your work putting the holiday together for us. We can certainly recommend your company. Heather and Kevan Royle (Enchanted Japan)

Overall we would rate the holiday as Excellent. Our holiday was very well thought out it gave you a great insite into the every day lives of the river people and the village people as well as the places of interest in the cities every day there was something that surprised us very good guides and drivers and hotels were excellent there was nothing I would fault. Mrs M, Smith & Mrs A. Ried, Hawick (Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery tour)

Holiday was one of the best we have experienced. The tour guide Akito was courteous and very helpful. Everything was organised in advance and alternatives sorted if there was a change in plan due to weather. There were 15 people on our trip and this was a nice size party. Our highlight was that we were fortunate to see the Cherry Blossom in full bloom and to view Mt Fuji. Or trip to see the Geisha show was also a truly memorable experience. Japanese people were very friendly and helpful. It really was Magical Japan. John Northcott (Spirit of Japan Escorted tour)

My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic trip with your company to the above destinations. Fascinating trip. The whole trip went very well without any major problems and any minor alterations required were dealt with professionally by all your staff involved in the various countries. We would be happy to recommend your company to any body wishing to see the true "indochina". Thanking you for your help and once again thanks for a fantastic insight to a world so different from ours. Kind regards Mr & Mrs T. Curtis Taunton (19 day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery tour)

Excellent holiday. Guides, hotels & transport all rated as excellent, It was a great experience and the food was wonderful. We felt the holiday was great value. All the sights we seen in such a short time, very tiring, but well worth it! Thank You. Mrs M Halliday and friends, Warrington (Best of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia tour)

I was truly humbled by the experience.The hotels were superb.The people were very courteous indeed and fascinating in there social behaviour.The gardens were just stunning and the Todai-Ji temple was a fitting climax to the later stages of the holiday - an unbelievable structure. The guides were very well prepared and also they all seem to speak three languages!!!! The tours were so informative,so much packed into them,will take a G.P.s camera for the next Japan holiday. whilst the holiday is the best yet (i'm thinking of perhaps S.Korea and then Japan or even proceeding with China for my next tour). Best wishes R Turner, Stockport (Classic Japan)

I had previously booked day tours with Magical Japan before setting off, therefore we didn't have the hassle of booking with anyone else when we got there and everything was taken care of. The tour guides were all lovely, experienced and knowledgeable which made the trips. Any questions you needed to ask they would answer, even if it wasn't relating to the trip you were on. Everyday was a different experience and venture from Mount Fuji to the deer park to a 15km cycle ride around Kyoto. We did love the cycle ride and would recommend it to anyone. Our guide spoke brilliant English and had an excellent knowledge of the area. Because there was only the three of us on the cycle ride it was very personal. The main plus was we were able to go off the beaten trail and see things that you normally don't see on the tourist trips. We rode around the Gion area where the Geishas lived and a Geisha wedding was taking place. Like i said previously, I would recommend it to anyone and don't be put of by thinking 15km (9 miles) is along way as it doesn't seem that long as you are stopping every 20 minutes or so. Japan is a beautiful country. Their people are so proud of their country and are humble and will do anything to help you. L Bills, Doncaster (Japan tailored tour)

Overall a very well organized tour with good accommodation throughout the whole 12 days. The assisted transfers and contacts at the airport were always there, waiting for our arrival. For our tour, what seemed like a lot of transfers and train journeys at the beginning was actually very soothing and relaxing. Magical Japan answered all our queries promptly and professionally and suggested various options including the baggage transfer to ease the transfer stress. In essence a wonderful holiday that showed Japan off in all its glory. Kind Regards Mr & Mrs R Wheeler, Herts (Japan Snow monkey and scenery tour)

Overall we rate the holiday as Excellent. All our guides and drivers provided excellent service and made our tour an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please convey our thanks to all your hospitality staff. Mr & Mrs V Samji, Middlesex (Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights tour)

We rate our holiday experience as excellent. If you want a holiday with a difference then this is it, using local and public transport gave a greater insight into the lives of local people. Japanese people were so friendly and helpful its a pity we British are not more like them. The whole holiday was a fantastic experience, the guide was fantastic and so helpful she was a joy to be with. Kind Regards M Wood West Midlands (Spirit of Japan Escorted tour)

We had an amazing time in Japan, we were made very welcome at our hotels, the guides on our tours were very helpful and friendly and the gentleman who met us at the airport was the first of many friendly and polite people we met.It was a wonderful to ride on the bullet train and see Mount Fuji, feel the buzz of Tokyo and the culture of Kyoto, everything about this holiday was a pleasure and a wonderful experience. Thank you to all at Magical Japan for organising transport,tours, tickets and flights for us it made the experience more enjoyable. Thank you. Mr & Mrs Keenan Great Yarmouth (Japan tour)

We had a great holiday, the itinerary was very varied and gave us a good insite to the countries as well as seeing the great iconic temples. Fascinating trip. We would rate holiday Excellent. Kind Regards B Curtis (Bangkok Cambodia andVietnam Discovery tour)

Excellent holiday experience: We had hoped to visit the Yaeyama Islands, but the opening of the new airport on Ishagaki, made this expensive and overbooked. Paul from Magical Tours was most helpful & patient and modified one of Magical Tours stock arrangements to fit our personal requirements. All his arrangements worked perfectly and we had an excellent visit with no difficulties and total confidence that what you arranged would work as planned. Well done all concerned. It made the holiday pleasant and relaxed. We'd recommend you to anyone. many thanks Mr & Mrs Hale (Magical Japan + tailored rquirements)

Many thanks for the trip I've just had to Japan which you organised for me. All your arrangements worked out, and I really enjoyed seeing the country. Especially memorable was visiting Koyasan, and staying at the Fukuchi-In. That was a day to treasure, a feeling one had stepped out of normal life into somewhere very different. I wouldn't have seen so much without your assistance. Yours sincerely, Mr P. Rootham-Smith Cambridge (Japan Highlights + Mt Koya extension)

Akiko-san was an excellent guide, unflustered and helpful at all times, despite the challenges of shepherding fifteen foreign tourists through the excellent Japanese public transport network, using surface trains, underground trains, buses and trams. On the occasions when the JR pass could not be used the appropriate tickets materialised as if by magic. Best wishes Mr & Mrs Futcher (Spirit of Japan Escorted tour)

This was a fantastic holiday - our guide Aikiko was fantastic and really added to the trip. She was so informed, organised and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly recommend Magical Japan. M Martin Farrell, Dalkey Co Dublin (Spirit of Japan Escorted tour).

Because we were just 3 people on the tour, it became effectively a good tailored trip, where it was easy to adjust anything to our specific needs, eg no bike ride, replacing it with a walk. Also, we did not want to spend very long in the Ho Chi Minh Tunnels area, so that part was successfully streamlined. Similarly, the Hindu temple in Saigon was important to us, so we went there instead of time in the market. During our trip we had 9 guides. They were brilliant. Especially perhaps the young lady in Saigon and the lady in Phnom Penh were particularly excellent, But so were the very cultured man in Hanoi and the very informative man in Sapa. All were very helpful and consistently knowledgeable with excellent English. Perhaps almost as crucially, they knew when to give us space.

Of the places we visited, probably the most remarkable was Sapa with its friendly ethnic minority people in beautiful everyday costume, often topped off with a motor-bike helmet. But so was the Anghor Wat complex marvellous! And so we could go on: Hoian, Mekong Delta... The food was delicious and we never had any tummy problems. If we were to plan the tour again, we feel we would give ourselves at least one clear day for relaxation at a hotel either by the sea or with a pool. A lot of our hotels did have pools, but we never had time to use them because there was so much we wanted to see. On our last day, before we had to go to the airport, we spent a few very relaxing hours (at our guide's suggestion) in the Grand Hotel, where we had lunch and a swim. Finally, it is only right to mention Ling who gave good and very patient advice and help throughout the booking process. Mrs E Brochwicz-Lewinski & party (Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery tour- Private)

My wife and I have just returned from a fantastic trip with your company to the above destinations. Fascinating trip. The whole trip went very well without any major problems and any minor alterations required were dealt with professionally by all your staff involved in the various countries. We would be happy to recommend your company to any body wishing to see the true "indochina". Thanking you for your help and once again thanks for a fantastic insight to a world so different from ours. Kind regards Mr & Mrs T. Curtis Taunton (19 day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery tour)

Overall we would rate the holiday as Excellent. Our holiday was very well thought out it gave you a great insite into the every day lives of the river people and the village people as well as the places of interest in the cities every day there was something that surprised us very good guides and drivers and hotels were excellent there was nothing I would fault. Mrs M, Smith & Mrs A. Ried, Hawick (Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery tour)

Excellent holiday. Guides, hotels & transport all rated as excellent, It was a great experience and the food was wonderful. We felt the holiday was great value. All the sights we seen in such a short time, very tiring, but well worth it! Thank You. Mrs M Halliday and friends, Warrington (Best of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia tour)

Overall we rate the holiday as Excellent. All our guides and drivers provided excellent service and made our tour an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please convey our thanks to all your hospitality staff. Mr & Mrs V Samji, Middlesex (Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights tour)

Hotels and Tour Guides all excellent and overall we had an Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We would recommend you to family / friends. 'In our opinion', the Visa Approval Letter for Vietnam is not recommended due to the longer delay at the airport when compared to obtaining a Vietnam Visa beforehand. Mr & Mrs D. Lowe, West Sussex (Bangkok Cambodia and Vietnam Discovery tour)

Just to let you know that Mrs Taylor and myself had a fantastic time in China. The pandas were one of our favourite parts of the tour! All the guides were very pleasant and informative, the hotels were excellent and all the travel arrangements ran like clockwork. I would recommend your company to any of my friends who are thinking of visiting China. Kind regards Mrs S. Puddeford, Plymouth (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

Just wanted to drop you a quick email now that we are back home from our visit to Japan. I would just like to say thank you for making all the arrangements and that everything worked out perfectly. Overall the tour you provided for us was very enjoyable and good value for money, all the planning and pick up times were all very prompt. We had a fantastic time and thank you. Mr D Smith, Yorkshire (Magical Japan Tour)

Well we’re back after a wonderful but very exhausting trip, The hotels, guides, drivers and cars were excellent overall. The places visited were wonderful and the scenery and tour around Sapa was exceptional. In all we were very lucky with the weather. We would highly recommend Magical China after our experience. Happy New Year and all best wishes Mr & Mrs Merry, Alicante, Spain (24 day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos tailormade tour)

We had a wonderful well organised holiday. Everything went to plan and we were very impressed with service we received. Guides were always there to meet us from airports and to book us in to our next destination . Guide ,Lee in Bejing , , Ryan in Xian and Julie in Shanghai and Coleen who took us to cruise were all wonderful and so full of knowledge about the area in China they represented. Hotels were all brilliant and provided for our every need . Cruise was a wonderful adventure with nice cabin and food and all staff were friendly and wanted you to have a great time everyone on board. The trip was amazing and the personal touches like providing water in our hotels and in the car were very welcome Thank you for a first class holiday. I have also shared our experiences with colleagues and friends who may like to visit China in the future . Kind Regards Carol and Vic Hatton, Kent (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

We had a super time with Magical China, all our connections were on time and even when one of the internal flights was delayed due to bad weather, the guide was waiting for us, some 3 hours later. The tour guides were very good and helpful. The pace was just right with time to spare to look around and try some of the local foods. The hotels were all modern and the buffet breakfasts was very good, the best hotel was in Beijing because it was in an older part of the city and we could look around. The highlights were the Terracotta Warriors (which were better then expected) the Giant Panda Reserve (walking in this beautiful tropical park, enjoying these lovely animals) and the Yangtze River cruise. The only problem was the crowds, as we went in August, all the sites were very busy, the weather was hot at 40c most of the time. Anyway we would highly recommend this holiday, a truly wonderful experience that we will never forget. Mr and Mrs Nelson, France (China Highlights with Yangtze cruise)

I want to say a huge THANK YOU from the four of us for the really amazing tour we organised through Magical Indochina. Everything from the welcome, breakfast, location and staff were unbeatable. We did an awful lot in a short space of time but your organisation was faultless. We never had to wait for our transport, guide and everything was delivered as you stated in your itinerary. Our two favourite places were Hanoi and the day we spent on the Mekong Delta which was quite amazing. Your tour guides are also highly recommended and the standard of guides and drivers was again excellent. We have and will continue to recommend you and if we do venture to this part of the world again we will most definitely book with yourselves. Many thanks. Mr & Mrs Frost and Mr & Mrs Rose, Gaddesby, Leicester (Vietnam and Cambodia tour)

We loved Japan and the tour was a great introduction to this very special country. The tour guides were fabulous and the pace of the tour was great. We enjoyed having some free days to find our own way around. Ms C Milligan, New Zealand (Magical Japan tour)

Just thought I would get in touch and let you have some feedback on our trip - we actually got back on Friday night and have only just resurfaced. Anyway we had the most wonderful time. The tour arranged by you was fantastic, well organised and generally a high quality. The highlights for us would have been Halong Bay (even with the misty weather), the day in Hoian bike riding and on the fishing boat, the Mekong Cruise and the Ankor Wat trips. The guides were all very good ,, thanks for all your service throughout what has been a magnificent experience. Many thanks. C. Romaine,Tunbridge Wells (Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia cruise tour)

Hi, The holiday was a trip of a lifetime and the guides were good and it was well co-ordinated. Thank you. G.Bello, Cambridge (15 day Magical China tour)

Thank you for organising such a wonderful experience. Everything was well organised, great hotels, food and travel arrangements and the tour guides couldn't do enough to help us. kind regards Mr & Mrs Ullyott, Driffiel, Yorkshire (China Tropical Paradise tour)

I was truly humbled by the experience.The hotels were superb.The people were very courteous indeed and fascinating in there social behaviour.The gardens were just stunning and the Todai-Ji temple was a fitting climax to the later stages of the holiday - an unbelievable structure. The guides were very well prepared and also they all seem to speak three languages!!!! The tours were so informative,so much packed into them,will take a G.P.s camera for the next Japan holiday. whilst the holiday is the best yet (i'm thinking of perhaps S.Korea and then Japan or even proceeding with China for my next tour). Best wishes R Turner, Stockport (Classic Japan).

I returned from the tour at the weekend and I enjoyed it very much, as well as the people and guides I met in the various groups. The stay at the Sofitel hotel at the final stop in Shanghai was excellent. It was in a very convenient downtown location and because my departure was in the evening they allowed me a late checkout which I greatly appreciated. Regarding the trip itself, I enjoyed all of the places but maybe my favourites (perhaps because of the age factor) were the Chinese gardens we visited, and the boat trip along the Li River. Best regards, Mr Ian Odger, Australia (16 day Grand China Tour)

Good morning. Just a short note to thank you for the arrangements you made for our visit to Japan. They were delivered flawlessly in great part through the efforts of the English speaking guide who was with the driver to meet us in Osaka. She helped make the transfers easy. The train trip, Hotel, City tour and Limo service to Narita were all wonderful. I shall tell our Travel Agent about your company. Best Regards, Mr John Thomas USA, (Tailormade Japan tour)

We have had a very good holiday in Japan. regards T. Hatlebakk, Sandnes, Norway (Japan tour)

I've just got back from an amazing time in Japan. It was one of the best trips away I've ever been on. Just thought I would write you a quick email just to say thank you for sorting everything out for me, I couldn't have hoped for it to go any smoother, everything was brilliant. Looking forward to booking more trips with yourselves in the future. Thank you! J Hargreaves Chorley, Lancashire (Essential Japan tour)

Thank you, We are having a great holiday. Kind regards R. Reece, Watford (Japan Highights tour)

We have returned from Japan and I would like to thank you very much for organising the itinerary and timings which were very accurate. The weather was fantastic, clear blue skies and 25 degrees every day. The Hotels were good and well located,, the organisation was brilliant and thank you again for that. Regards A. Newby, Hertfordshire (Land of the Samurai - Japan tour)

I hope that you are well. We have nearly recovered from jet lag and would like to tell you a bit about our holiday. All the hotels were excellent and the Beijing International hotel was ideally situated enabling us to visit the Forbidden City; the Square and the market. The Lama temple and the Olympic Stadia were magnificent. We were also impressed by the Longman Caves and the White Horse Temple in Luoyang; and the Shaolin Temple was a special treat. Guilin and Yangshuo were not to be missed as was the cruise along the Li River with it's magnificent scenery. The icing on the cake was the Liu San Jie Show which was spectacular with it's setting, lighting,dancing and singing. The wonders continued with our visit Fubo Hill and Reed Flute cave, and then on to Shanghai and the Yu Garden; and the Bund with it's futuristic buildings. Finally , and too soon, was our visit to Hong Kong. The Royal Plaza is an excellent, well situated, hotel. The tour of Hong Kong Island was excellent. We were also able to explore Kowloon, it's shops; markets; park; the art museum; a trip on the ferry; a tramcar ride; and see the spectacular Laser show on the front. We were able to use the underground train in all three cities; and were pleased to meet and talk to the local people many of whom were learning English and wanted their photographs taken with us. The two weeks were fully occupied and alive with excitement and the scenery was spectacular, summed up a truly Magical holiday. Many Thanks and kind regards, Mr & Mrs Rigby, Warrington (15 day China Tailormade tour)

I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you for all of he work you put into making our holiday a success and a wonderful experience , Japan was not on my list of places to visit it was my son that wanted to visit this country , how ever I went along not expecting to really enjoy the experience what a shock I had , the people the culture the food the country were just fantastic , the people were so friendly we were meet by a guide at the airport and she made sure we were on the right bus and going to the right hotel . All aspects of this tour were worked out beautifully , our guides were just brilliant and worked so hard to make our trips a success , hotels and the staff at these hotels were just great and so helpful if we need help with any thing. We used public transport to move about i.e. mostly trains , I must say the trains were superb and always on times the staff on these trains were so helpful . So all in all this was a fantastic holiday , I would not hesitate to use magical Japan again in the future , in fact we intend to go to Vietnam with you in March of 2012. Once again thank you for organising a really fantastic holiday . Mr Presley & son. Gloucestershire (Essential Japan Tour )

We got back from Japan yesterday and wanted to thank you all at Magical China for a wonderful experience - I say experience because I don't think the word "holiday" defines what you organised for us. We have been thoroughly impressed with everything: our guides in China were excellent, as were the hotels, and the food was delicious from start to finish. We were pampered and yet the guides and drivers easily adapted to our particular needs and desires. Our greatest thanks go out to all of them: Jason in Beijing, Cris in Xi'an, Joe in Wuhan and Paul in Chongqing, as well as the drivers and the 1-day guides on the cruise. Mr & Mrs Stanway, Leeds (18 day Magical China & Japan)

Just to let you know that we had an amazing time in South Korea. The Korean Veterans Official Visit was exceptional and we were looked after and treated like royalty! Our trip to the Seorak National Park went well too. Our guide and driver were very good and we were taken to lots of interesting venues. The weather was cooler than England during our stay in Korea and we had a couple of rainy days. Our day in the mountains was, of course, very cloudy, but it did clear in the afternoon and we saw the mountain tops! We even managed to watch the Royal Wedding on our last evening in Seoul. Many thanks for your help. Best wishes, Mr & Mrs Rogers,Herts (Tailormade Korea tour)

We have just returned from our "Grand China" trip and I am writing to thank you very much and to say how much my wife and I enjoyed the holiday. All of the travel arrangements were extremely well organised and you even seemed to arrange very good weather for us! We appreciated the small size of the tour group - 12 when we started - which diminished as time went on to just the 2 of us, the other members of the group choosing different itineraries on their tailored holiday. As a group we were surprised that there were so many options catered for and were impressed with your ability to negotiate the different requirements so efficiently. Everything went like clockwork! So impressed were we with the whole package that we have this morning recommended Magical China to some friends who are planning a holiday to China next year. Mr & Mrs Whiting, Kamberley, Surrey (15 day Grand China with Hong Kong extension)

I am sorry it has taken me so long to contact you but I wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had on our holiday. We loved Japan and had a fantastic holiday. All the arrangements were perfect and we would certainly choose to book our holiday through you again if we are lucky enough to return to Japan. Thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us. Kind regards, Mr & Mrs Bradbury, Odiham Hook, Hants (Cultural Japan tour)

Just a quick note to leave feedback from our recent Splendours of Japan tour. The overall impression of the holiday was excellent. We had a wonderful time, we loved Japan and we hope to go back again some day.

The meet-and-greet at the airport was flawless and we had no problem with any of the prebooked tickets. It's worth noting that the Kyoto Tour have a desk hidden away at the back of the lobby of the Hotel New Miyako in Kyoto, and you need to actively find it and check in for the tour rather than hanging around in the lobby waiting for the guide as you do for all the other scheduled tours.

We really enjoyed all four tours included with the holiday, and would praise the guides who went out of their way to give us extra information about Japan, its history and its culture.

Thank you for helping us. This was an exceptional holiday for us - not something we do every day - and we had a wonderful time. We would recommend your service to other users. Arigato gozaimasu K Cunningham, Darlington (a family of 4, Splendour of Japan)

Hi Ling, Just wanted to say thanks for your help and advice with organizing my Essential Japan trip - it was really great and I had so much fun! Best holiday ever! Many thanks Mr E. Peppitt, Surrey (Essential Japan tour)

The holiday was fantastic and very well planned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service to anyone I know who would want to travel out to Japan. Thank you very much again, I shall send you a couple of pics soon. C Nagel, Merseyside (Magical Japan tour)

Just to let you know that we had a very interesting and enjoyable trip to Japan. Very pleased with everything!! Thankyou very much for all your help. D Ansell, Waterlooville (Japan Highlight tour)

We got back from our trip to Japan on Friday night and I just wanted to say that the whole holiday was fantastic and all the arrangements went without a hitch. We were met at the airport in Tokyo and received everything we needed. The organisation was superb and I'd like to say thank you for arranging everything so well. We loved Japan so much - we wish we were still there! Thank you again and I will recommend Magical China/Magical Japan to anyone thinking of visiting Japan. D Aspey, Liverpool (Japan Highlight tour)

Just a thank you email for all your hard work and advise on our recent trip to China. It was excellent and we all really enjoyed all the cities, the history, the people, the food and great hotels. You will get some inquires from my friends in the near future. I am so glad we went to Yangshou at the end-it was fantastic. Thank you again. Dr. Patel, Essex (China Tropical Paradise tour)

Just a quick note to thank you and your team for the great holiday I had in Japan. Everything was organized to perfecting. It was an educational experience to learn about the culture and history and poeple of Japan. Thank you again for all your hard work and for your patience. Regards, R Hearsum, Germany (Magical Japan tour)

We are emailing to say thank you. We have just returned from our trip to Japan where we had a wonderful time. We would just like to thank you very much for a superbly organised holiday. Yours, Mr & Mrs Crossley, Stockport (Essential Japan tour)

We had a brilliant holiday! It was well organised, efficient, exciting and even better than we had anticipated. Then variety of things to see and do was impressive and it all went very smoothly. Please congratulate all involved in the holiday. I will recommend your company. Ms I Gelder, Bath (Vietnam & Cambodia tour)

We just returned from our holiday and had a wonderful time! The organisation was faultless and everything went very smoothly. Thank you so much. We will certainly recommend your company to our friends and family. Regards, Mr & Mrs V Louizos, Surrey (Cultural Japan tour)

We took the tour with you and just got back yesterday. Just to give you a ring to say, we had a fantastic time really. Thank you very much in deed for what a lovely time we had.

We are just writing a few words to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. Everything went well - flights, food, hotels, arrangements, even the weather was good. Most of all the hospitality of the Japanese people.

We both sincerely thank you for your arrangements. Mr & Mrs F Williams, Gwynedd (Samurai Japan tour)

I thought I would drop you a line following our recent return from China.

We booked the holiday with Diamond Bridge, as it was a part of the world we had never been to before and thought we would never go again. However, we had such a good time in both Japan & particularly China that we may well return one day.

The group arrangements in Japan were great although the tours were pretty hectic and we would probably have been wise to have had a lazy day in the middle. We were a little more apprehensive about the China part. However, the arrangements were superb we were met at the exit gate in Xian by Ana and a driver and for the next three days were escorted to and from our hotel, and on various tours throughout the area. The same applied for the three days in Guilin from the time we were collected at the airport by Irene and a driver until we dropped off for the flight back to Hong Kong (where we were again met and escorted to our hotel.) During the week we were in China we really enjoyed virtually all the varied meals we ate. Ana & Irene (and the drivers) were lovely we had such great fun with them and they were very very helpful. As an example we told Irene that we had been told to take the night river cruise in Guilin. Instead of merely telling us where to pick up the trip she and the driver returned to the hotel in the evening to take us there and back and she then took us to a local restaurant before catching a bus at 9 p.m. for her hour long ride home.

This visit has changed for ever all our poor conceptions of Japan & China and its people and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company for any of our friends thinking of doing a similar trip. Thank you Ling for all your help. Mr & Mrs L & B Goldsmith, Kent (Private group tour in Japan, private tour in China)

I got back from China on Sunday and would like to thank you for the wonderful time I had there. I cannot praise enough the planning and co ordination of the trip. Whereever I arrived a guide was waiting for me and on every departure they did not just see me to the airport but helped me get my luggage checked in and waited until I was through the security checks and on my way to the plane. The guides and drivers were all so helpful and charming.

I had been a little nervous of travelling on my own but I was very happy with the small group I was with. I had not realised I would be a lone traveller from the cruise onward but I was treated with such friendliness and kindness by your team and the people of China that I had a wonderful holiday. The cruise was out of this world. The hotels were all first rate, the trips were interesting and informative. Every day I thought ' this must be the highlight of the trip' but each new day brought another fabulous experience, from walking on the Great Wall, to stroking a panda and walking in the gardens of Suzhou. I had wanted to see a Chinese Opera and your guide in Chengdu arranged a ticket to the Shu Feng Ya Yun opera house/ tea garden which was wonderful. I was really impressed with the pride and knowledge which each guide and driver had of their area.

China is a fascinating country. I shall be saving up for another trip. Thank you very much, the holiday has exceeded all my expectations. p.s. Also the suit that I had made in Wuhan at the silk tailors arrived yesterday. If you could pass on my thanks to Lucy in Wuhan for arranging the visit I should be most grateful. Ms P Rusch, Bradford (19 day Grand China with Yangtze Cruise and HK add on)

We just want to say a big thank you. Everything went without a hitch all the planning and organising went perfectly on schedule, the Chinese guides were all helpful and cheerful all the time which put us at ease. We are elderly my husband 74 me a little younger, but apart from puffing a lot we managed top keep up with younger people in our group. We found the food good and they were aware of our western eating habits. I did find the toilets a bit difficult if one cannot use them properly but there were :happy toilets as the guide would tell us, meaning toilets we are used to. I would defiantly go again and have already recommended your tours to my friends. Thank you once again for changing our itinery at our request at short notice. Mr & Mrs Griffiths from Kent (15 day China Highlight with Yangtze Cruise)

We have just returned from our 14 Day Magical China tour, and it really was a holiday of a lifetime. I had my concerns about booking with an internet company I had not heard of before, but I needn't have had any worries. The holiday ran like clockwork, with someone there to meet us at each destination and transfer and check us into the hotel. The local tour guides even checked us in at the airports and waved us off! With such a small group (6 people in total) the holiday was relaxed and flexible, and I felt sorry for people with other tour operators that were being led round by their guides along with 30-odd other people! We saw and did so much in 2 weeks, and because each guide was local to the area (the guides were all wonderful!) we got a real feel for each place and learnt a lot about the history and culture. We were very pleased to be able to spend a night in Yangshou after the Li River cruise, where most other tour companies drive back to Guilin straight away.

It was a bit disappointing to realise that we were being given Chinese food as they think Westerners would like it, as opposed to real local dishes, but we made it clear that we hadn't come all this way to eat Western food and thanks to our guides in Xi'an (Ryan), Guilin (Alice) and Shanghai (Anna) we began to go to restaurants where we could sample the local specialities.

The Magical China Tour was more than I had dreamt it would be, and gave us wonderful memories of China! Thank you for such an amazing trip. Miss J Saunders & Mr J Letley, Surrey (14 day Magical China)

I returned from Beijing and the Olympic Games last week, spent a week in London and returned to my home yesterday. I wished to say 'thank you' for arranging such a marvellous experience. The games were exciting, Beijing ever more impressive (I was last there eight years ago and the city must have been rebuilt three times since then!!), and the people very friendly and helpful.

Thank you again for all you hard work - it was worth it! Regards, Mr A Prosser, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancs

The Holiday was truly Magical, nothing stands out because everything was better than expected. All the Hotels and service were excellent, the Ryokan was something we were not looking forward to as we thought we would make a huge cultural mistake, but we were made to feel at home and welcome. All the connections worked to perfection, Japanese Trains are on time and make our Trains look dirty and old. We had a lovely time with our Nephew.

If you ever go to Japan and feel you need a break from the City and normal Tourist haunts, Shikoku is a real surprise. The train journey crosses one of the most Magnificent Bridges, over the Inland Sea, plus the ride down to Gomen goes through a magnificent River valley. I think the most impressive part of Japan is the Service you receive. Go into a Seven Eleven convenience Store at 9pm on a back street and you are made to feel welcome and important, so different to here. The People are reserved, but if they feel that you need help they will willingly offer it. We both agree it was A Holiday of a lifetime, Thank you for the work you put in to make so special. Mr & Mrs A Ireland, Cornwall (9 day Japan Highlight)

The holiday was fantastic. We all enjoyed ourselves and found the country most interesting .The arrangements you made for us were first class and we were looked after very well at all times. Mr & Mrs K Allen, Lytham (15 day Grand Japan)

We have just returned from a very enjoyable and interesting visit to Japan. This was made even more pleasant and relaxing because of the excellent arrangements made by you. We had a good welcome at the airport and were handed the appropriate vouchers for use during the stay. Whenever transport was due messages of confirmation were left at the hotels and it always arrived at the stated time providing a stress free stay for us. Thank you very much, Magical Japan. Kind regards, Mr & Mrs Pannell, Fakenham Norfolk (10 Days Magical Japan)

Just a short note to say that we all enjoyed our Magical China holiday. It was very well organised with good hotels, excellent guides and travel arrangements. My wife and I will defninitely consider returning to China again in the next two years, possibly to include an Yangtse river cruise and trip to Japan so will most likely call you again in the near future. So thank you for your assistance. Regards, Mr & Mrs Inseal, Epsom, Surrey (14 day Magical China with Hong Kong add on)

Hello, A somewhat belated thank you for a fantastic holiday. Your organisation worked like clockwork, only one flight out of seven delayed for 1 hour, not your fault obviously!! All the guides were excellent, especially Jack, who was with us in Beijing, Xian and Wuhan. We discovered he had once been China’s ambassador in Zimbabwe, so you should be able to track him down. The last minute changes we made; upgrading on the Yangtze, and adding in the trip to the Panda Centre were well worthwhile, thank you for getting them arranged at short notice. If you would like us to give you anything to put on the website, we would be pleased to help. Mr & Mrs A Catt, Bartley Hampshire (15 days China Encounter with Yangtze River 5 star Cruise and Chengdu Panda tour add on)

We have just returned from our holiday booked through Magical China "China Encounter with Yangtze River Cruise & Chengdu Panda Centre", and thought we would drop you a line to say how impressed we were with the holiday. We both had a fantastic time and all the arrangements ie hotels, transfers, itinerary were all very good. Special note regarding the guides who were very helpful, knowledgeable and spoke good english. Thanks for a very enjoyable holiday. Regards, Miss R Rogers & Mrs C Muir, Exeter (15 days China Encounter with Yangtze River 5 star Cruise and Chengdu Panda tour add on)

Dear All at Magical Japan, I am writing to let you know that our holiday to Japan was all that we were hoping for and more. We had a wonderful time and everything went beautifully to plan. The Japanese people were very friendly and helpful and the country is so beautiful - I really fell in love with Takayama in particular and our hotel there was superb. Our private tour guide was wonderful - she did a brilliant job and really helped to make our time in Japan special. On our last day we thought we would complete our experience - so we hired a kimono to walk around the shop in. I am attaching a photograph of myself (the one on the right) and my sister-in-law in our kimomos. I hope you like it because we didn't stop laughing whilst we were wearing them. Thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday for us. Kind regards, Mrs A Hodson, Walsall W Midlands (11 day Classic Japan tour)

Hi, just back fron China and Japan, really excellent holiday, superb guides, everything went so smoothly we were amazed by your forward planning. Thanks. Mrs M Preston, Chorley Lancs (19 day Magical China & Japan)

Hi, just wanted to say 'thanks' for arranging my trip last week - I had a spectacular time and everything went according to plan (apart from the weather on the odd occasion, but I guess I can't hold you responsible for that!). I still can't get over the punctuality and politeness of everyone - and the bullet train really colours your view of trains in the UK! I may well be in touch to arrange a trip to China later in the year! thanks again for your help and advice. J Hall, Norwich (9 day Essential Japan tour)

Just to let you know I have had a wonderful time in Japan - I have met so many people from all different countries and done so much! It's all a bit of a blur at the moment and I am trying to get my photos sorted out. Received some from South Korea and Germany yesterday!! The Japanese people were extremely kind, friendly, polite and helpful while I was out there and I have a lot of happy memories from my 10-day tour. Thanks for everything. S Taylor, Gerrards Cross Bucks (10 day Magical Japan tour)

Got back from our Japan trip yesterday. We had a brilliant time. Many thanks for all your hard work in making sure things went so smoothly. P Edwards & J Dawson, Alderley Edge Cheshire (10 day Magical Japan tour)

Just had to drop you a line to say how brilliant our Magical China holiday has been. Everything was so professional, we could not believe that booking a holiday on the internet could produce such an amazing holiday. The guides were all so good, especially Andy in Beijing and Li in Guilin. We have had the most wonderful experience of our lives, and the sights and sounds of China will stay with us always. Thank you so much for everything. Kind regards, Mr & Mrs Sturgess, Somerset (14 day Magical China)

We have recently returned from our holiday - China Encounter with Yangtse Cruise - and would like to tell you how much we enjoyed it. We had a WONDERFUL time. The arrangements went like clockwork - the very efficient and helpful guides met us wherever we went and gave us a great time. The hotels were excellent, the itinerary really good - we did so much in the short time we were in China (two weeks) but it was all at an enjoyable, leisurely pace and was thoroughly enjoyable. ALL the guides were excellent, but Ven in Zian and particularly Joe in Beijing deserve special mention. Joe was so helpful and ensured we were happy with what we were doing, he was especially helpful on our arrival (first time in China) and also on our departure when we arrived at Beijing airport at midnight, and had to be back there at 8 a.m. I cannot speak too highly of him. Thank you for arranging this fantastic holiday - your arrangements could not be faulted. We really did have a magical time! Mr & Mrs H Bowler, Gawsworth CHES (16 day China Encounter with Yangtze Cruise)

I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for our great holiday in China. It all went perfectly smoothly and we enjoyed every bit. The guides were excellent, as was the itinerary. Many thanks again. J Hosken, Esher Surrey (14 day Maigcal China tour)

You have very friendly and helpful tour guides, the drivers are also excellent! It is a shame about the smog, but overall a very good holiday! We would definitely recommend Magical China. A Peet & L Benn, Chester (14 day China & Japan Highlight)

My wife and I applaud you for the wonderful trip to China we have just completed. All your plans fell into place exactly on time and we were not let down at any stage by anything going wrong. However, may I presume to offer advice. I am in my 70s, it would be advisable to make a very clear warning to all would be holiday makers that there is much climbing and older people should consider their fitness and agility to cope with such pressures. Mr & Mrs R Hudson, Market Rasen (10 day China Highlight)

Magical China spoke to Mr Hudson regarding his comments, and received a 2nd letter from the travellers:

A word or two of appreciation for all your effort and planning that went into organising our eventful and exciting trip to China recently. The arrangements went like clockwork. Travel plans were superb, the tour guides in each of the cities we visited were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and went to a lot of trouble to ensure our enjoyment of everything on offer; and the meals given to us were well thought out and delightful to our English palate. If I have any slight adverse comment to make at all, it would be that we were taking on too much site seeing and this made it difficult to embrace and enjoy all that we were being shown and told about. Overall, my wife and I give full marks for an excellent visit to this wonderful country, with so much history, culture and colourful interest. Thank you for your help in organising this trip. Your sincerely, Mr & Mrs R Hudson, Market Rasen

Magical China thanks our customer's for his comments. We have acted in amending our Travel Essential Information to highlight that the Great Wall requires a certain degree of fitness to climb. It is however, worth mentioning that our tours are designed to be at a leisurely pace when compare with some other tour operators.

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday - thanks! Mr & Mrs J Peters, Northants (14 day China & Japan Highlight)

Chengdu area has scenery and sites which are diverse and amazing. Your guide represented the area very well! D Nicholls & A Scott, Hertfordshire (China to Tibet via Mt Ermei)

Really enjoyed the trip. I found Tibet the most fascinating place. I was very surprised and saddened that Beijing and Chengdu are so un Chinese in their architecture that one could have been almost anywhere in the developed world. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you. J Whyms, Dronfield (China to Tibet via Mt Ermei)

Sorry it has taken me so long to contact you, but I just want to say how much we enjoyed our holiday in China. The organisation was excellent and the trip was very well planned. The guides were reliable and helpful and their local knowledge made places come alive. We enjoyed all the different food we had and particularly welcomed the opportunities to mix with local people. We hope to return to see more of China in the future. Thank you. S Ridgway and V Besag, Newcastle upon Tyner (19 days Grand China with Yangtze River Cruise)

This is just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday and everything went very smoothly. Thank you very much. We will certainly recommend Magical China to any of our friends looking for a holiday in China. All of the local guides were excellent and looked after us very well. Best regards, Mr & Mrs J Chishick, Reading (19 days Grand China with Yangtze River Cruise)

We returned from our 10 day tour of China last week and I wanted to thank you for organising a very memorable holiday. The experience was tremendous and very interesting. We enjoyed Beijing, Xian and Shanghai for all their different reasons. The guides were really helpful and very good company and it was particularly nice being in a small group. Hopeful we will be able to return again to China at a future date to explore more of the country. Many thanks, P and H Brack, Liverpool (10 days China Highlight)

The "Magical China Holiday" booked for 13th August was a wonderful experience - well organised, excellent guides and some fantastic tours. Once again, many thanks for your help over the past few months - it was greatly appreciated. Mr & Mrs Clarke, Flintshire (14 days Magical China)

We really enjoyed our trip to China. Magical China’s arrangements, for flights and pick-ups, worked perfectly. The tour guides in Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Shanghai were excellent. Not only were they informative, but also they made sure we saw the main sites in the cities we were visiting. Great effort was made to cater for our food requirements, particularly in Beijing and XI’an. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making our visit so successful. Regard, S Ruben, Hertfordshire (16 days China & Tibet)

We have recently returned from our visit to China and would like to thank you for all the excellent organisation. We were obviously lucky in that the rest of the tour group didn't materialise so we had our own private guides, but everything went off very well and they were very reliable and helpful. Perhaps you would pass on our thanks to them in China. Yours sincerely Dr Miller family, Surrey

Just a few lines to let you know we had a really fantastic holiday in China. Everything went very smoothly. We saw the most amazing sights and the arranged meals were brilliant and in some wonderful restaurants. Our hotels were good and we we lucky enough to be upgraded in Xian! Many thanks for your help and efficient arrangements. M Whittaker & P Rogers, Barry

Just a quick message to thank you for organizing the 10 day Japan holiday that we won, the trip ran well from start to finish due to your organization which gave us a stress free break. Thank you very much. I & R Simpson, London (Japan Highlight with Golf tour)

Thank you very much for arranging this wonderful holiday for us. We are having a great time. Yours sincerely, Mr & Mrs Rao, Manchester (Magical Japan tour)

We're recently back from the Japan tour you organised for us, May 15-20. From our point of view the tour was well designed,well organised and well supported by the local staff. The guides were instructive without being overbearing and only the weather could have been improved upon. Tokyo was grey and damp, Kyoto sunshine and Hakonen in between with sun and showers. Thank you for making our trip a success and we would be happy to travel with your company again. Kind regards, Mr & Mrs Passey and J Butterfield, Southport (Ultimate Japan tour)

We have safely returned from what was truly a Magical holiday and one which we thoroughly enjoyed,our only regret we did not have more time available to visit more places. All plans went smoothly and all hotels really good. Our guides were Beijing---Lilly Xian-----Ryan Guilin---Steven Shanghai-Jennifer They were all good and went out of their way to organise things that we wanted to do and see over and above the itinerary,our drivers were also helpful. Jennifer did tell us about the Maglev high speed airport train in Shanghai which we used and really enjoyed this. It might be worth putting this as a part of the itinerary Again thanks for all your help and hope these comments are useful to you. Hope you also had a good holiday,we would be happy to have you use our comments and if any potential customers want to check you out as a tour company please feel free to get them to email us. We would have no hesitation in using you again and have mentioned you to several people who are thinking about going to China,which as far as we are concerned has to be a must Happy Christmas and New Year. T Baker, Somerset

Hope you are well; As you can see I am back from China and a married man. I will send you the details of my wedding and photos etc later. Are you likely to be at Destinations 05 (if there is one) next year. If so would you like to meet my wife and I.

Hope to see hear from you soon. Regards, N. Gould, Surrey

Just to let you know everything is fine and having a brilliant time. Thank you for all your hard work.

Regards, M. Gibbins, Water Looville, Hants

Many thanks for our recent trip to China. We thoroughly enjoyed our time. You organised things superbly, all the guides were excellent, very informative as well. The food and hotels were also very good. We especially liked the experience on the Yangtze and in Yichang, the warriors were awesome and the scenery in Guillin was lovely. We met Mark in Chonching and had a good chat with him. We had a wonderful time and I will definitely recommend you to my friends. Thanks for everything. Regards. J. McDonald, Edinburgh

Both the tour guide and driver did everything they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.The guides was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and made the journey a lot of fun. The drivers was excellent making us feel very safe and comfortable. We would definitely recommend Magical China to our friends. Best regards, C. Kidman, Surrey

Thought I would drop you a line to let you know that we have returned from our holiday and that it was absolutely great. We were very pleased with the hotels that we stayed in and the places that we visited. H Gower, Kent

I know it's been sometime since we got back, but a quick thanks for the holiday in china. It was fascinating and we both really enjoyed it. It just seems so long ago now. Thanks for you time and help (and the veggie food was good to). We think the highlights for us were The Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors, though just the experience of China as a whole was great. We were quite pleased that the itinerary gave time to relax, as we then had energy to go out most nights. Loved Hong Kong, very easy to get around and we even managed a day on the beach. G Ansell, West Sussex

We are back from a really wonderful tour of China. It was a magical experience. Thank you for all you did. Best wishes P Jones, Harborough

Can I just say thankyou for arranging my tour in china. I had a very interesting time, the guides were fantastic, if you could pass on my compliments to them that would be great. I have quite a few photos to trawl through now and a lot of good memories. Once again thankyou for arranging the itinerary. Kind Regards N Price, Middlesex

Well, we're back, and I just wanted to thank you for all your help in arranging the holiday. We had a wonderful time, saw so many interesting things and learnt lots about China and its people. The children really enjoyed it. If I ever hear of anyone else wishing to visit China, I shall certainly recommend your services. Thanks once again for such a marvellous, well-organised and efficient experience.

Kind regards, K. Radford, Essex

I cannot believe that my trip of a life time is over but wanted to tell you how much Mark and I enjoyed it. Thank you for your help in the planning stage and in China where we had the most charming Tour Guides. We met some charming people and visited beautiful and interesting places. Thank you again, I will most certainly recommend Magical China Tours!

Very Best Wishes, J. Taffler, Rutland

Well, we are home and nearly at the end of our first week back at work. I just want to thank you really. Pure and simply thank you! The trip was absolutely amazing. I love China as a country, and will most definitely be re visiting! And will most certainly be coming back to you for my visit! John, who arranged most of our trip out there, was one of the most charming guys I have ever met. Mum wanted to bring him home!! I'm sure we will keep in touch with John and Yvonne our guides. And we will always have tremendous memories of such a stunning country. Thank you once again for your really personal service. Take care.

Xie Xie M. Taffler, Rutland

I wanted to say thank you for making our holiday so wonderful the whole experience was amazing. I would be grateful if you could also pass on our thanks to Simon. We had a fantastic time and would particular like to thank the guides that showed us round. Scarlet in Beijing was fantastic and we would be grateful if you could find out her address or email address so that we could send her a thank you card, Peter was also wonderful in Shanghai and would be grateful if you could do the same. We look forward to travelling again to China with yourselves and we will certainly be passing on your details to our friends. We would also be grateful if you could keep us informed as and when you decide if you will be running trips to China during the Olympics as we would be interested in going.

Once again many thanks. R. Morton, London

I am writing to do two things. First to thank you for organising the holiday for me. On the whole the weather was good except the day we went to the Great Wall where it rained. Also a thank you for the help with the last minute changes. I hope you like the photos, one of me with Lily my guide and one with me and my girlfriend. The second thing is I am going back to China in October. I wonder if you could at a later date book some arrangements for me. Let me know what information you will require.

Thank You. N. Gould, Surrey