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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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      4.8672 Reviews
      Gyorgy Palffy
      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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      Posted on November 10, 2019
      This time we had chosen a great China tour. During 15 days private tour, we had great fun and they were beyond our expectations. Our travel consultant Abbey was perfect in every respect. She helped us choose an itinerary that met our interests. We spent 15 days in China, sleeping in very good hotels, being escorted by friendly and well-trained guides and viewing the classic scenic spots. The guides were extremely thoughtful and gave us much assistance. Thank them for arranging such a wonderful trip! We were of great satisfaction! ... More
      Steiner MacLeod
      Posted on November 05, 2019
      I liked the guides in Beijing and Xi’an very much. I was deeply impressed by their wonderful explanations of attractions and dedicated attitudes towards work as well as their profound knowledge reserve. My wonderful China tour owed to their hard work! Thank you for everything you have done for me!
      Posted on November 03, 2019
      Our China tour was satisfying and the itineraries well followed the descriptions on the websites. The guides were knowledgeable and good at explaining the scenery spots we visited. They were also hospitable and friendly!!! Thank you so much!
      Ellen Becker
      Posted on October 30, 2019
      The guide Linda in Beijing left me a deep impression. She was considerate, humorous and passionate. I especially liked her explanations. They were very profound and informative and I could not have seen or learned nearly as much if I hadn't taken this China tour!
      Ash & Roop Chhabra
      Posted on October 27, 2019
      China is a beautiful country -- and we had a great time. Their arrangements were excellent -- detailed and accurate. Local guides provided at every location were courteous, knowledgeable and kind. Of all the guides provided by them, Rocky at Beijing was exceptionally good including his language skills and knowledge of the area indicating that he had more years of experience than the rest. Transportation arranged was clean -and all drivers were very good. Meals were also very nice.

      Some suggestions:
      1) Meals - We would have preferred more option to order Chinese meals "A La Carte" in lieu of fixed menu at the various sites- this way we could have enjoyed the Chinese meals even more and there would not have been wastage. Maybe a good idea also to give option of Western meals on a few days - this way we will enjoy Chinese meals even more.
      2) Internal Flights -- if detailed information is given before the trip --it helps us in our planning.
      3) Having a step stool handy would have made it easier to get in and out of the van.

      Thanks again for a great vacation.
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      Raphael Byron
      Posted on October 27, 2019
      To start with the arrangements, I booked everything from Australia and was helped all the way.
      A special thank you to Selena who promptly and patiently answered all my many questions.

      The organisation was perfect every connection, met we were fully guided all the way.
      In a country as big as China a really good thing.

      The tour is meant to show the traveller as much as it can and keeps up a fast pace.

      I went to Tibet a lifetime dream.
      I climbed the Potala a life time goal.
      I just could not have done without our wonderful guide "Isabella".
      All the guides were good but she was outstanding.
      This tour has been a huge, marvellous and thought provoking experience.
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      Ronald Hsu
      Posted on October 27, 2019
      1. The different places we visited were well planned on our China tour. The Olympic National Stadium of China exceeded my high expectations. Also known as Bird’s Nest, it looked like a huge nest of the outside appearance. The guide Linda had a rich knowledge reserve and we were attracted by her wonderful explanations. The cars that took us to the attractions and brought us back to the hotel were always very clean and comfortable. And the drivers were all patient and friendly!
      Gyorgy Palffy
      Posted on October 26, 2019
      "Travel China Guide" planned our 14 days round trip professionally. The tour gave unexpectedly great experiences. We got many quick, efficient and professional information from Selina Wu during the one year planning and preparation period. She was very supportive and patient with us. We were glad that she was our contact person. All tour guides did their job perfectly however Candy (Beiging) and Ocean (Shanghai) remains in our heart. TCG could feel lucky to have such a great employees like them. They managed everything accordingly, they were nice and we felt safe with them during our trip. After the first 3 days and later after the last very busy day they still supported us and said good bye in a very nice and friendly way.

      China was my 57th country that I visited and I met many travel companies but "Travel China Guide" is definitely in the TOP3 and I recommend them to everyone.
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      Patty and Chuck Toftoy
      United States
      Posted on October 25, 2019
      Meals: The meals were very good. On our own we found a great dumpling restaurant in Yangshou called the Mier Restaurant. The other restaurants were O.K. but the hotel restaurant, the hotel service as well as the hotel itself, in Guiln was the worst. We did not care for the food on the Yangtze River at all.

      Guides: All the guides were good, but the very best were Linda in Beijing and Carol in Xian. They were not only punctual, knowledgeable, accommodating, enthusiastic, English impeccable, but also they were a delight to be with.

      Cars: The vehicles were clean and the drivers always on time and very skilled at maneuvering around the cities with ease.

      We enjoyed the Liu San Jie show the best, probably because it did not seem to be as tourist oriented as the Beijing Kung Fu show, the Tang Dynasty show and the acrobatic show. We especially enjoyed the Giant Panda Base in Chengdu. They are doing great work there for the pandas, they have acres to roam free in and the Base is having great results with breeding the pandas which will hopefully allow some of the pandas to be released into the wild in the future.
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