We had a dream holiday when we won the Sense Raffle

A smiling man and woman in summer clothes outside in China

We were delighted when we discovered we’d won the first prize of £4,000 in the Sense Raffle! We discussed what we should do at some length and finally decided it was the ideal opportunity to visit our dream destination, China.

We booked our holiday through our local travel agent. We flew to Beijing, and after being met by our guide, boarded the bullet train to a very old town called Pingyao, where we stayed for two nights.

We had a walking tour with an extremely nice guide called David. We then returned to Beijing, where our new guide Kevin was waiting to meet us off the train.

We then met the rest of the tour group, which only consisted of a charming couple from Leicester, so it was a very small group indeed!

From the Great Wall to Tibet and finally Shanghai

We went to all the usual tourist sights including Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, to name a few.

A smiling man and woman standing on the Great Wall of China

After this we flew to Xian where we saw the Terracotta army, which was stunning. Then we had arranged a three day trip to Tibet.

This was everything we had ever dreamt of; snow-capped mountains, fluttering prayer flags, and fantastic palaces to explore.

All too soon we left Tibet for a two-night cruise on the Yangtze River amidst the stunning scenery leading to the Three Gorges Dam.

The "terracotta army" - hundreds of sand coloured Chinese sculptures inside a large building

We ended up in Shanghai for a couple of days before flying back home.

It was an amazing experience, and we are so glad we went. The people were very friendly, the food was excellent, as were the hotels. It was an incredible experience!


Winning the Sense Raffle gave us the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime. For the chance to win up to £4,000, enter the Sense Christmas Raffle today, and you could also make your dreams a reality.

Rob Tims

Author: Rob Tims

Rob and his wife Bridget won £4,000 on the Sense Raffle and used the prize money to go on a dream holiday to China.

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