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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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Small Group Escorted China Tours with International Airfare

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.
    • Customer Reviews
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      4.8348 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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      Constance & Dave Sartor
      United States
      Posted on June 15, 2019
      John was friendly, energetic, and knowledgeable. You can tell he loves what he does. Enjoyed all of the sites. Would recommend John and Travel China Guide to anyone first visiting the country!
      Posted on June 15, 2019
      SUMMARY: Overall, I am very impressed with TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE. I really had no specific expectations and probably that's the reason I was impressed with the service that they provided. Overall, following were the key highlights:
      a. Each of their guides were really good. They were professional and dedicated.
      b. There was a great amount of coordination between the guides. They knew exactly where to drop us, pick us up etc. They knew what information would help us to continue. In this brief trip, we experienced China's flights, trains and boats/cruises.
      c. TCG were prompt in responding prior to our travel and also their guides where equally prompt during our time in China. This was indeed a well-run teaming & coordination that I experienced.
      d. Each of the hotels that I stayed in were top class (4 or 5 stars); the shows we visited were nice; our bookings were all there on time and on schedule; when we landed at the hotel, we had all paperwork done and could go and hit the bed immediately (we did have a small issue in Beijing where we had 2 rooms which were on different floors; however after sending a short wechat message to Selina, that too got resolved in the next 3 hours and my uncle/aunt were able to move next door to ours – again; great coordination).

      This has been a very good trip for my entire family and a very good tour investment. I will definitely look for TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE if we were to travel to China again.

      Kingshuk Ghosh

      (PS: I had more details on this trip, but I am unable to provide that in the comments section as the web page is giving errors while submitting; Hence the key summary above)
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      Jose A D Mario
      Posted on June 14, 2019
      Dear Friends,

      The service was very good. The main complication is the time difference with Buenos Aires, for which the answers take a long time.
      In any case, all the procedures could be carried out successfully.

      Thank you
      Julie Gilmore
      United states
      Posted on June 13, 2019
      Our small group tour of China (Beijing, Xian, Guilin) was over. We were lucky to find ourselves surrounded by a great group of people (14 in total) with various backgrounds and differing personalities which made for great conversations, company and excellent memories. The trip itself whilst very busy and full of activities provides a very balanced split between tour and free time both during the planned activities and after hours. The real life experiences are very memorable and a wonderful idea to highlight how the Chinese people live daily. If we come back to China we will ask for Chinatravelguide to be our guides again. ... More
      Tanya Dixon
      Posted on June 13, 2019
      We would like to express to TCG our sincere gratitude for a wonderful trip. This company excels at providing professional friendly guides with excellent local knowledge. Many thanks.
      Roger Montgomery
      Posted on June 13, 2019
      My trip was wonderful in all respects. My guides, Celine, Barry and Jang were very knowledgeable regarding history of the sites we visited and all feedback forms were completed in private. The hotels chosen were first class and the breakfast buffets were excellent. The restaurants chosen for lunches and dinner were also excellent and the food was superb in every case and the amount and diversity exceeded all my expectations. I think the food quality was a definite memorable high point for me. The experience of The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, Xian city wall bike ride, the home visits, The Terracotta Warriors were of course also memorable experiences. I also appreciated the skilled and safe drivers and our guides' friendly attitude. Great service, I'll certainly use you again. ... More
      Julie Le
      United States
      Posted on June 12, 2019
      We were totally happy with the booking procedure. It is often the case, when one asks a question on email; some time may elapse before a return reply is received. Not so with TCG. Any question was answered immediately. This gives the booker confidence.
      Antoaneta & Padraig
      Posted on June 11, 2019
      We're just back from our trip to China and still overwhelmed with the impressive sights we visited,lovely people we met and last but not least, the professionalism of the Travel agency. Organization of the group tour was incredible. We had some reserves in trusting an unfamiliar online travel agency, but every single detail of the trip was planned and delivered to highest standard. Our travel agent was Selina and she and the local guides delivered exceptional services. We had Linda in Beijing, Carol in Xian, Tracy in Chengdu and Summer in Shanghai - all very knowledgeable, nice and helpful. We would definitely recommend the services of Travel China Guide and would use them again for travels in Asia. ... More
      Posted on June 11, 2019
      Everyone on the tour commented on how good this company is. We thought the guides and drivers were fantastic and extremely hard working, friendly and knowledgeable. If anything the hotel in Xian is a little tired, but still OK. The food in all places was very good. We liked the way it was organized on the bus, with who liked what, and then phoned through to the restaurant so when we arrived our meal was ready promptly. Well done!
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