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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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      4.8695 Reviews
      Gyorgy Palffy
      Magyarország
      Posted on November 06, 2019
      I'm 68 years, China is the 57th country I've visited.
      I declare, was one of the greatest experiences of my life the 14-day small group tour, organized by TCG. Magical natural environment, rich cultural heritage, the harmony of tradition and modernity, kind, helpful and environmentally friendly people they impressed me. Places, monuments, facilities and cultural attractions along the route are all about themselves. But it was just as great an experience for me: visiting Beijing's old Hutong; In Xian, the host cooked lunch at the home of a local family and Tai Chi morning at City Wall Park; Yangshuo Authentic West Street Market, Guilin for an evening stroll downtown in the shopping district; In Shanghai the Bund in the evening light; an eternal memory 5.5 hours on the Li River, 3 days on the Yangtze River and 1 hour on the Shanghai Huangpu River. The world is not round without China, and if it's China, it's just Travel China Guide! Extremely professional team with excellent guides. If I go to that area again I travel with them again.
      On behalf of my 4-person family thank you for everything!
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      Gerald Fairchild
      Australia
      Posted on January 19, 2020
      1. I had an amazing time with my excellent tour guide Gloria in Beijing! My 4 days small group tour was full of joy and excitement! She looked after me well and thoroughly introduced the rich cultural deposits of Beijing. Not only attractions but also corresponding cultural stories were included! INTERESTING!!! I was pleased to learn something about the Feng Shui knowledge of the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace! They were loading the mystery of this great nation! I was offered good value for the money. Highly recommended! ... More
      Rossica Maher
      Australia
      Posted on January 18, 2020
      Our family had an absolutely wonderful time and I must compliment this team on the organization of the TravelChinaGuide. Many classic scenic spots were covered in our itinerary! MARVELOUS!!! It would be difficult to say that any particular guide was exceptionally helpful, as all of them were perfect! Each of our guides contributed to our trip with their own personality in the introductions. They made our trip more colorful and relaxing than we had expected! We loved their lovely and vivid narrations very much. It was really a great trip to be happy and to learn about different cultures! Thank you for your hard work! Great satisfaction! Our 11 days small group China tour was fantastic! ... More
      Harris
      Britain
      Posted on January 15, 2020
      The schedule was good and the attractions were worth it. The guide Kevin in Guilin left me a deep impression. He was serious and responsible, warm and polite! Great joy! But the weather there was so bad and it discounted our happiness… It was raining as we reached Guilin. We felt terrible! Maybe we need to choose the right time to travel there again!
      Teresa Brown
      Australia
      Posted on January 12, 2020
      I cannot say more SATISFIED things about the guides that were involved in our trip to China! They were friendly, knowledgeable, outgoing, flexible, fluent and professional in all aspects of our journey! We were very satisfied with their service!
      Epp Tjon
      USA
      Posted on January 07, 2020
      It was a satisfying trip to China. Before I went to China, I was recommended some must-go cities. Xi’an was just one of them and I did experience its unique beauty. We were guided to some classic spots, including the Terracotta Army and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Both of them had a long history. Only you witness their beauty by yourself can you enjoy their splendor! Our guide Tracy was very excellent. I recommend her to you who plan to visit Xi’an. We were grateful to have a good trip to China! ... More
      Janet Lange
      United Kingdom
      Posted on January 05, 2020
      We were satisfied with our China tour. Our 17 days private tour was fantastic and amazing! We had watched a Chinese Kung Fu Show in Beijing. The scene of so many people practicing the Chinese Kung Fu together was imposing! We saw another show in Xi’an. It was a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. We were treated much delicious food and they were tasteful beyond my expectations. We had spent a really good time in China! I would like to go there again!
      Marisha Tsuzaki
      Italy
      Posted on January 02, 2020
      Our family had a good time in China. We were of great satisfaction! All our guides did a great job and were knowledgeable about their cities and full of energy. The guide Tina in Beijing was my favorite guide. She was super enthusiastic and considerate and had a rigorous concept of time. She organized a good itinerary for us and we enjoyed it. However, what annoyed me was that our car was broken halfway in Shanghai. It was so terrible! Except for it, all the things worked out fine. We had an unforgettable travel experience in China! ... More
      Meigen Stapelfeldt
      United Kingdom
      Posted on December 29, 2019
      My favorite stop was in Xi’an. The guide Phoebe offered us a good service and her explanations were detailed and attractive! She had always answered our questions in a timely and professional manner. She also took everything into account and took good care of everyone in our group. We were happy to be accompanied by her.
      Everett Hachuel
      USA
      Posted on December 25, 2019
      Great cultural experience but also quite comfortable! Our schedule was full of activities and we had great fun. We had enough time to visit the scenic spots and sufficient time to restore energy and strength. It was great!

      When we took the car past the Olympic Bird's Nest in Beijing, we took several photos. If we could step into to have a visit, we would be extremely happy. Maybe next time it was possible!

      In general, our China tour was terrific!
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