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Our 37 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 2019/2020 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 2019 & 2020. 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 2018, 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 2019 and 2020 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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      4.9439 Reviews
      Graham & Geraldine Spearman
      United Kingdom
      Posted on May 31, 2019
      We were looking for a holiday to China and wanted to see the major sights. I came across the Travel China Guide website and was most impressed with what I read. In particular the number of very positive reviews. There were so many options and the prices compared favourably to what was available in the UK. We also liked the fact that the maximum size of the group would be 18.

      From the very start I received very prompt responses to my enquiries but was not 'hassled'.
      Wendy was very helpful and adding additional days before and after the tour was absolutely no problem.
      Having booked I then discovered that the website had as much information as you could possibly be looking for in preparation for our holiday.

      In the event the holiday proved to be even better than we could have expected. Our Group was initially 14 and reduced to 8 after 10 days. The group bonded really well and we had a lot of fun along the way.

      All the travel arrangements worked very well and the Guides were so helpful with airport and train check ins staying with us as long as they possible could ensuring we were on our way. Likewise there was never any problem finding our new guide at the next destination.

      Our Guides were all lovely people, being very knowledgeable and informative.

      The meals included were all very good and in restaurants that were genuine local eateries rather than tourist restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the lunch in the family home in Xi'an which is probably a unique feature from this company.

      All in all we cannot praise this company enough and will certainly recommend them to any one we meet looking for a holiday to China.
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      Anne Murray
      Posted on July 14, 2019
      Had a great time in spite of missing our own flight, our free day in Beijing and the tour of Tian'anmen Sq & Forbidden City and lunch. Highlights were Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors as expected but the Hutong visit & Summer Palace in Beijing and the calligraphy session at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the Music & Dance Show also very enjoyable. Also a special mention for Celine arranging the Chinese foot massage! We are looking forward to returning to China and will be in touch again.
      Mary E
      Posted on July 14, 2019
      The guides and our tours were informative, enlightening and a lot of fun. We had a wonderful time, and plan to return in the future. The strength of your company lies in your employees.
      Q D
      Posted on July 14, 2019
      I want to give my thanks to the wonderful team at Travel China Guide for managing an unforgettable China group tour of Beijing, Xi'an, and Guilin. I have previously been to Beijing and seen all the major attractions in that city before, so I did not think I would be as impressed with that portion of the trip. However, our guide Candy changed the opinion immediately. Candy was amazing! Her English was flawless and she was able to give a different cultural and historical background to landmarks and attractions compared to what I learned in the past. Her jokes were hilarious too! I definitely would whole-heartedly recommend a Beijing trip with Candy to anyone interested. Carol in Xi'an was also very helpful and the Xi'an Tang Dynasty show was beautiful! The dumpling dinner and performance was quite special. The home cooked meal in Xi'an was also a great experience. The Guilin landscapes and Li River cruise was a beautiful sight. Hopefully I can return to Guilin and Yangshuo to appreciate the natural beauty with more time. Thank you all! ... More
      Posted on July 13, 2019
      Your organization was fantastic with special thanks to Linda in Beijing and Jacky in Xi'an. Also the arrangements for my train from Beijing to Shanghai worked very well. Thanks.
      Minerva Manliguez
      Posted on July 12, 2019
      The tour was very well organized and on time. Accomodation was very good. And the guide Linda was well versed with her english and very warm and accomodating! I am sure I will recommend her to my friends too! Food was sumptuous and the guide Linda see to it that we were able to have a taste of authentic chinese. Jack, our guide in Shanghai did a good job too! He was able to show us more of Shanghai in a short time. Generally, the tour was excellent! We had a really great time! Thank you very much! ... More
      Posted on July 12, 2019
      We thank you for the perfect organization and wonderful time during the vacation.
      Roumiana Kunz
      Posted on July 11, 2019

      The guides were very knowledgeable and nice, they were very careful to presence of each participant. They speak good English.

      The restaurant was nice, and the meals varied and delicious. Our guide helped us in the choice a different dishes. We like all, but the favorite was very famous Beijing Duck.

      The cars was always very clean, and the Driver's, very good drivers, and polite with us.

      Hotel in Beijing was, nice, clean, with a helpful staff, unfortunately this hotel is in area which the taxi drivers don't know very well. Hotel in Xian was good.

      Through this trip, we had a thorough understanding of these two ancient cities Beijing and Xian. Very impressive.
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      Heather Orozco
      Posted on July 10, 2019
      This was a wonderful introduction to China. The highlights were Beijing - The Great Wall, Xi'an - Terra-cotta Army men, Cheng-Du - panda bear program, and Shanghai - Disneyland. We enjoyed everywhere we went and the guides were informative and well-spoken. Shanghai was too short of time to really get to know the city. If I were to add time - it would be for Shanghai. We coordinate Disneyland by staying an extra day after the tour was complete.
      Marina Miranda
      Posted on July 10, 2019
      Our China small group tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Yangshuo was absolutely fabulous! I believe one of my favorite parts was visiting the home of Ms. Shi's family in Xi'an, it was a very unique experience to be able to meet local families and share stories with them. Thank TCG for making an unforgettable experience for my mom and I. It was a great experience making some of my mom's dreams come true by visiting China and having a wonderful vacation together. As the trip progressed it was almost hard to believe how great of an adventure this was for the price I paid. Absolutely incredible!!! ... More
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