This tour was with Gray Line and was called the Shenzhen City Tour and Theme Parks.
Well organised. Great tour leaders. Very helpful with a good command of English. Wasn't cheap - HK$940 per adult but included everything: coaches, train trip, visas, entrance fees, lunch, etc
First stop was the Jade museum. Very interesting. Very colourful. Great until we went next door to the "shop". That's when the hard sell started. The Jade museum is NOT mentioned in the brochure. Next stop was the Shenzhen Museum of History and Folk Centre. Absolutely outstanding. Huge. Fabulous. A highlight and so totally unexpected. Loved it. From here we went to The Shangri-la Hotel for a dim sum / yum cha lunch. Ate most everything. Fresh. Abundant. Delicious. (Very unlike the Macau tour we did 3 years ago with the same company. Lunch was inedidble. Sparse. Stank. Starved for the day. Due to that experience we took food with us this time: un-needed.) Second half of the day was spent at Window of The World. Fantastic and funny (see my specific review of this attraction).
Out of the whole coach we were the only ones to do this. Everyone else went shopping. Am not into fakes. Prefer the real thing. if you are into "Bali crap" and bargaining, then this is the place for you. Although, I was surprised at the end of the day, how little was bought by the others on the tour. Walking across the station concourse and being harassed before getting to any shops was enough for me. No thanks.
The entire day was great. Totally recommend doing it.
Traveller Tip: make sure you have Yuan (Chinese$$) with you. Told this by tour leader, about the shopping but not about the theme park. Our fault for assuming but the tour company needs to be very specific when giving out this info. It was an absolutely stinking hot day. After drinking our 2 bottles of water at theme park, couldn't buy more as we only had HK$$ with us. Flat refusal to allow us to use in any shops within park. Almost died from heat exhaustion (slight exaggeration but ...... ).
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