Small Group Tours Reviews
- Clients: Mr. Franz Schmitt & Ms. Consuelo Gonzalez
- Country: Austria, Spain
- Itinerary: 17 Days Small Group Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Chengdu - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai
Thank you so much for your follow-up and asking for the China tour review. Yes, we have returned from our trip - it was wonderful!!!
First and foremost we want to say a big thank you to our travel consultant - Ms. Kelly Wang. Kelly was so helpful for both of us to decide on which small group to sign on to. Also, Kelly provided us with the necessary forms and papers to obtain the very important visas for Mainland China. It was such a big surprise to meet Kelly personally in Xi'an.
Our trip - from Beijing to Shanghai - with many other highly interesting places, such as Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, etc. and not to forget the Yangtze River Cruise - was so beautiful, interesting, educational. To be part of a small group, sixteen to begin with, was an additional bonus, as it is always good to mix with other travelers from other continents and countries - Australia, America, Panama, Germany. All our guides were so dedicated - all spoke very good English, they are friendly, polite, helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, providing everyone with all the necessary information. I would like to mention two persons - in Beijing Linda and in Xi'an Carol, but then again, all the other guides too did their very best to make our trip memorable.
Everything turned out beautifully. The hotels were very good, the included meals were very good, the buses and cars were clean and comfortable, all the drivers are very good drivers and they were helpful with the luggage.
When we returned to Vancouver, Canada, we told all our friends how wonderful our trip was, and we highly recommend to anyone who intends to venture outwards to China to go through the booking procedure with TCG!!! We both enjoyed our time there tremendously!!!
Franz and Consuelo
- Clients: Ms. Teresa Lang & Ms. Dianne Hall
- Country: United States
- Itinerary: 15 Days Small Group Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai
I was nervous at first booking a tour with a Chinese company I did not know. I asked two Chinese friends to try to check out if this company was legit. Both reported, as best they could tell, the company was okay. Well, I am so glad I took a chance. The trip exceeded my hopes of what the experience would be like. All of the drivers were excellent. My favorite guide was Sara in Beijing. She really set the tone for the rest of the trip. All guides were good, but Sara was very friendly and personable. The next most friendly was Tracy in Chengdu. The cruise was a little scary at first.
At the beginning of my trip, there were 15 members, when we left Xian 13 went one way, and the two of us went to Chengdu. There we had a driver and a guide for just us! Then on the boat we were VERY unsure because all of the passengers are Chinese, but it turned out great. At dinner, we were seated with two other foreigners that spoke English and two Chinese that spoke perfect English. Every excursion, there was a guide that met us on the boat and dropped us off back at the boat. It was an amazing experience.
- Clients: Mr. Mineshbhai Naran (4 travelers)
- Country: Canada
- Itinerary: 8 Days Small Group Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
We've arrived safely back home after our wonderful trip. We found TravelChinaGuide (TCG) online, after searching around on other websites. Read some good China tour reviews on TCG, and that made us book with TCG.
We went as a family with our 2 sons who are 26 and 25.
Everything was organized very well. We were welcomed by our Guide (Linda) at arrival.
All our guides were really friendly, helpful and had lots of knowledge about all the Tourist sites that we had visited. The buses in all 3 cities were very good and comfortable, personally we really liked the bus in Shanghai, it was more spacious and the seats were bigger and reclined too. The drivers were very good too.
The Hotels in all 3 cities were amazing, there was a beautiful selection of breakfast every morning, and of course all the restaurants that we went to were amazing. We are vegetarian and there was a huge selection of food for us.
We enjoyed our trip very much and we would highly recommend TCG.
Thank you very much
- Clients: Ms. Maria Krieger Geb.Fuchs
- Country: Germany
- Itinerary: 8 Days Small Group Beijing- Xian - Shanghai
Sorry for not answering earlier.
Thank you very much for your great and perfect organization! I'm sure, if I ever will travel to China a second time, I would book the trip again with your agency. All of your guides did their best to make us feel comfortable and have a wonderful time. For example, before I left, I was afraid, to get lost. Very soon after starting with the group with Sara I felt safe, because of the telephone number we got. And Sara gathered the group in short intervals and made sure that nobody has got lost. All the guides always gave us time and showed us toilets in short intervals. And most of the days there was enough water in the busses.
The arrangements of historical and cultural highlights were great, just to mention: The Chinese opera, enjoying the dumplings, the home cooked meal in a local family, all the famous places like Great Wall, emperor's palace, terra-cotta soldiers etc.
Especially your pick up service at the station in Beijing worked excellent. (I was a bit afraid, not finding you)
The group itself was wonderful, very nice people with very different backgrounds. I was very happy with them. For me as the only German it was very interesting to get in touch. Just a suggestion: I (and others too) had difficulties to keep the names of the group members. It would be easier, if everybody gets a little nameplate.
There are only a few little things, which I want to mention: In the hotel in Beijing (Novotel they took away the cutlery and the dishes very fast, even if you wasn't ready with the breakfast. That was annoying! May be because most of the guests had to have their breakfast quite early, because of the tour plan.
At the station in Beijing we had to carry our luggage over a few staircases. That was a bit strenuous!
But all in all for me it has been a wonderful trip in your country with such a great history with an excellent organization and very nice guides.
Thank you again for all the additional you did for me, like booking the fast train and the additional day in the hotel in Shanghai.
Have a good time and many successful trips with happy guests!
- Clients: Mr. Rodney Jones & Ms. Robyn Corner
- Country: Australia
- Itinerary: 11 Days Small Group Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Thank you for the opportunity to provide our China tour review and also sending through the picture of our group. It was great to see everyone from our tour once again. We were very lucky as our group had a lot of fun together and this certainly makes a trip more memorable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday with Travel China Guide and would have no hesitation in recommending this company to future travelers. At all times we found the guides and drivers to be very professional and courteous. The guides had a wonderful knowledge of their city and all our questions were answered. It was interesting to learn the history of each place we visited and of course, sample the fantastic food offered where ever we went.
All our accommodation was clean and comfortable. Hotels were situated within easy walking distance to various sites, transport, restaurants or shopping arcades. Everything was extremely well organised and when we look back on our trip it's amazing just how much we managed to see and do during our trip.
We would also like to say a big thank you for responding to all our emails so promptly (and there were lots of emails from us).
Robyn Corner and Rod Jones