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Our 39 China small group tours with the best deals all year round cater to the individual traveler, couples, seniors and small groups alike, allowing one and all to experience China in all its mystery and to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.
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Our best small group China tours of 2020/2021 from US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, German, Brazil and many others have attracted participants in a wide range of areas with its affordable prices. Among them travelers from US, UK, Australia and Canada account for about 75% of the total guests who join in our luxury China group tours.
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    FAQs on Small Groups

    Why your prices are quite lower than other China tour operators?

    Here are some facts that we offer excellent services in China small group tours while maintaining lower prices.

    First and foremost, our website has long been in the top three hits on major search engines like Google since we offer comprehensive and useful content, as well as accurate and up-to-date travel information. The organic ranking has saved us huge advertising expense, thus enabling our products more competitive.

    Secondly, we are offering tours directly to clients, not through the third party who builds the price up by 20% higher as customary. In this case, we can avoid the middle-man charge.

    Thirdly, we have been in travel E-business for 20 years, due to the increasing number of travelers with us each year, we have set up good and long-term cooperation with the hotels, airlines and many other direct suppliers, so we could always get the best price.

    With these advantages, we are able to offer the clients top quality China tours with the most favorable prices, and that's exactly what we do right now.

    Do I need a visa to China?

    A visa is needed by most visitors to China (excluding visits to Hong Kong). These are easy to obtain from the local Chinese embassy or consulate in your countries or regions. Usually visitors should apply for tourist visas (L). As your travel agency we are pleased to offer a free invitation letter to help you obtain your visa. The visa application process usually takes 5 to 7 working days. For detailed information about a visa, please consult your local Chinese embassy or consulate.

    What are the main differences between small group and private travel?

    We are a reliable, highly respected and well-reputed China tour operator. We specialize in both escorted group tours and private vacations.

    Our small group China tours are best for those who are eager to see the most popular venues in China. There is a wide choice of discounted itineraries with fixed departure dates in our comprehensive group tour list giving the best deals for the years of 2020 & 2021. We make every effort to make you feel like part of a friendly family and get the utmost enjoyment from your trip. Meeting like-minded people is exciting, but making lifelong friends is a great bonus of group travel.

    A private trip is run exclusively for you, your family with seniors or children, or friends and no other people. You may choose an ideal pre-made private itinerary on our website, or we can customize one in line with your specific wishes. All arrangements are flexible to fit your travel style.

    How many people will there be on a small group?

    Unlike those agencies catering for groups of 25 to 30 clients, our group size is 1 to 18 people. It is our belief these smaller groups ensure that members get maximum enjoyment from their trip and have a more meaningful interaction with the guide. In 2019, our average group size was 14 people.

    What is the average age of people on your group?

    According to our statistics in recent years, the average age of our group travelers is estimated at 45. 60% of our customers are middle-aged and senior people, and 40% are young people. You will never be disappointed with the chat with people at your age, or make some cross-age friends.

    What if I arrive early or late for a small group tour?

    No matter how early or late you arrive, we will arrange your airport pick-up without delay. The only thing you need to do is to give us advance notice of your arrival time.

    If you arrive a few days earlier than our scheduled group package, we can book the extra night hotel accommodation and customize private activities for you before joining the group. Likewise, you can also extend your vacation to any of your interested destination after the end of whole escorted group package. We can take care of everything for you if you need.

    Some people may worry about being late for the trip due to an international flight delay or change. In such circumstances, please keep us informed with the updated flight schedule. We will make all necessary alternative arrangements. Rest assured that, whatever happens, our aim is to give visitors a trouble-free holiday experience.

    Is Wi-Fi available in the hotels?

    Yes, all the hotels we use for 2020 and 2021 group tours have free Wi-Fi connections in the guestrooms and lobbies. However, if your China group tours covers a Yangtze River Cruise, the cruise company usually charges extra fees for using Wi-Fi onboard.

    Can I bring my children and how do you charge for my children?

    Sure, children are always welcome to join our top quality China group tours. We quote prices for children according to their age. A child under 12 years old can enjoy great discount on the adult fare on the land service charge and domestic airfares. Travelers aged 12 and over will be charged as adults.

    For infants under 2 years old, we only charge the necessary infant airfares during the guided China tour. But if your trip includes a Yangtze River cruise, you need to pay an extra percentage of the cruise fee for the baby according to the cruise company's policy.

    What airlines do you use during the trip?

    In the main, we book internal air tickets from the four largest Chinese airlines including Air China, Southern Airlines, Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines, all which have good safety records. Their service quality, competitive airfares and world-class aircraft have made them reliable choices.

    Can I book my own hotel if I travel with your group?

    Sorry, this is not going to work. Our small groups are all-inclusive escorted China tours. There will be an experienced English-speaking guide and an experienced driver in each city to serve the whole group, so all group members need to stay in the same hotel to maximize the use of sightseeing time and also benefit from the hotel group room rate.

    What time does your group start and end every day?

    The full day sightseeing visit usually starts at around 08:30 and ends at about 18:00, timing may change slightly according to the season. For days with evening shows included, we may finish the day at around 21:00.
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      4.7725 Reviews
      James
      Canada
      Posted on August 02, 2020
      We had a well-planned China tour. All the scenic spots were worth visiting. The guides were responsible and earnest, courteous and enthusiastic. We were pleased to have a good time with them in China!
      Michael Johnson
      United States
      Posted on July 28, 2020
      We were surprised at the guides’ rich knowledge reserve. They cared about every member of our group and were ready to help. I especially liked the guide Lily in Shanghai. She was wearing a smile on the whole trip and guided us professionally. We knew that she wanted to let us enjoy the trip for the most part. We appreciated her for what she did for us. We did have a great time in China! Once more, thanks for a truly great experience!
      Steven Moore
      USA
      Posted on July 20, 2020
      This time our China tour well suited our interests and demands. I especially thanked the travel consultant Emily for planning a good itinerary for us! She was professional and helpful. We were absolutely satisfied with her efforts! Also, it was friendly with old people and well fitted the family tour!!! In general, we thought it was an excellent trip and at a very good price in relation to the services that were offered!
      Cezary
      Australia
      Posted on July 12, 2020
      Our trip to China was amazing! I was a person who was strict with the environment. I was very satisfied with the accommodation. The hotel in Beijing was my favorite. The bed was incredibly comfortable; the breakfasts were plentiful, good, and diverse; and the waiters and waitresses were friendly and considerate. They had a happy, cheerful attitude and welcomed the opportunity to be of service, something we didn't always see in America. It was an absolute delight to be at that hotel!
      Emily
      USA
      Posted on July 06, 2020
      Our China tour was a pleasant trip! Our guide Kevin in Guilin was very nice. He took everything into account and took good care of everyone in our group, especially the old people.
      Rick
      USA
      Posted on June 28, 2020
      I had been to Chengdu for work before and I ordered a 3-day Chengdu trip on TravelChinaGuide to explore more about this city, which was very good. This time I booked a China tour. This was my first China small group tour to Beijing - Xi’an - Yangtze River - Shanghai and the whole trip was full of surprises. Although the weather was cold in January, we appreciated the history and cultural geography of Beijing with careful explanations and elaborate arrangements from our Beijing guide Linda. When seeing the Great Wall, we were very excited, marveling at the great masterpiece! ... More
      Carmelina
      United States
      Posted on June 23, 2020
      With kind regards, and thanks for a terrific experience. We felt good to book a package tour via the internet. I wanted to thank travel consultant Vera for returning all my emails and answering all my questions timely and professionally. She gave us much advice before we chose the 16 days small group China tour. Once more, thanks a lot!
      Javier
      United Kingdom
      Posted on June 15, 2020
      A perfect 10 days China trip. Here I wanted to say something about our trip.

      First, the tourist attractions were splendid! We had visited Tiananmen Square. One disadvantage was that there were so many people and it was a little crowded! You wouldn’t believe that we were pushed forward by the stream of people!! We also had visited some must-see sights, including the Mutianyu Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. He who doesn't go to these places has not been to China! They did deserve a visit and they were a part of Chinese history! I guess only more and more China tours could help us to uncover the mysterious veil of this great country. I wanted to go to China once more! ... More
      Alina
      Canada
      Posted on June 07, 2020
      We had a good experience on our 11 days China small group tour from Beijing to Shanghai via Xi’an and Chengdu. Each city had its characteristics and highlights - Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Army in Xi’an, Giant Panda Base in Chengdu, and Huangpu River cruise in Shanghai. The transfers were smooth with no issues and all the guides had professional introductions. Regrettably, it was raining when we visited the Mutianyu Great Wall; there were too many tourists seeing the Terracotta Army; we didn’t watch the panda baby in the Panda Base... But the whole itinerary was worthy of its value. ... More
      Mary
      Australia
      Posted on June 01, 2020
      I was so happy to have a package tour with my mother. It was the first time for us to have a trip together. Both of us liked China very much!!! China was a country full of history and mystery! I had to say that I felt sad and a little depressed when our trip was over I was missing the incredible energy, beauty, kindness of Chinese people and that beautiful country. The weather was extremely fine on those days and our guides were very responsible and patient. Their narrations were absolutely excellent! We enjoyed a lot!!! It was a truly great trip to China! ... More
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