The Pandas just HAVE to be seen. We hear so much about them, but almost never see any. Or if we do, it's just one or two at a zoo. The traditional opera is extraordinary! Other tours take you to pop versions of Chinese music, but this was authentic and fascinating. Lunch was great, and if you don't like super spicy, no worries. LUCY IS AN INCREDIBLE GUIDE. She is intelligent, has lots of information, but never drones on like some guides do. Above all, she seemed interested in what I wanted to see and learn, and let me set the pace. I recommend this tour, and Lucy, very highly.