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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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      4.8682 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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      Roberto
      Canada
      Posted on December 11, 2019
      We were lucky to meet the excellent guides. They were passionate, patient, considerate and qualified. It was so nice of them! We enjoyed our China tour a lot! Anyway, taking a package tour will be more convenient if you go to China for the first time!
      Leif Forcia
      Australia
      Posted on December 08, 2019
      The guides were extremely professional and the itinerary was well planned. We really enjoyed our tour and we thought we had exceptional value for money. Our China tour was terrific and we would be happy to recommend TravelChinaGuide to our friends.
      Lina Mason
      Australia
      Posted on December 03, 2019
      Compliment for the communication of the custom consultant Emily! She was professional and responsive! When we prepared the tour, it was very pleasant to obtain an answer so fast to every question. She gave us very good information and advice. Finally, we chose the Yangtze Cruise Tour. What impressed me most was the Three Gorges Dam. It was the largest hydropower project in the world. So marvelous!!!
      Stephanie
      Australia
      Posted on December 01, 2019
      Thanks to Linda in Beijing and Carol in Xi’an for their attention to detail and hard work! Our China tour was enjoyable and pleasant!
      Laura Farinas
      USA
      Posted on November 27, 2019
      We had been to China for 3 times and we had always chosen the Travelchinaguide. It was a professional travel agency and we trusted them--the professional customer consultants and the guides. It was so convenient for us to get good arrangements from TCG and we just enjoyed the trip and had fun! The arrangements were reasonable and considerate. We had enough time to visit the beautiful sceneries and restore energy and strength. Both the hotels and restaurants were nice. The environments were quiet I especially liked the guide in Shanghai. She was very qualified and easy-going. I spent a good time with her! ... More
      Tiffany
      Canada
      Posted on November 24, 2019
      Here I wanted to talk about my overall feeling towards the China tour! I was writing this China tour company review to let you know that we had a great time in China. China was a really amazing country and I loved its profound cultural basis. We were so happy to have chosen the TravelChinaGuide and the guides were excellent!
      JeannieB
      France
      Posted on November 23, 2019
      I have been using Travel China Guide for my day tours and other services in the past few years, and they never failed to satisfy all my demands. This is the first time I signed up for a 11-day tour with TCG. The pre-tour information provided by TCG is most helpful, the travel consultant was most efficient and patient with my hesitant and changing attitude.

      The whole organization of this tour which involved 5 cities is exceptional from day 1 to the end. I am lucky to be with a group of 18 travelers who are most friendly and charming. Early rise to start the day and to beat the madding crowd is an intelligent approach. Although we all went on separate directions after the city of Xian, overall, it was an enjoyable and fun tour, especially on the Yangtze cruise. I also enjoyed the meals that were included in the tour, they were simply delicious and sumptuous. I was pleasantly surprised to find 3 couples with whom we started the tour in the last leg of our tour.

      The different tour guides we had in each city are very knowledgeable and friendly. My only regret was about the tipping per person per day recommended by TCG for the guides and the drivers. I do agree that all travelers in this tour had accepted TCG's recommendation initially, however, it seemed like this became compulsory when one particular guide became incredibly upset because a couple left in a hurry and "forgot" to give their share. I understand that they made up their forgotten share the next day.

      Like in all service provider, the clients can be generous if they were pleasingly satisfied with the services. But when the tipping becomes a must, I would suggest that TCG include the amounts in the tour price to avoid anxiety for the travelers and some unpleasant and embarassing situations.

      Thank you again for your excellent services.
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      Jeremy Martel
      New Zealand
      Posted on November 20, 2019
      We were very happy with the guides’ services and organizations! The guides were nice and responsible. They made our China tour splendid! Surely we will recommend the TravelChinaGuide to everybody who likes to visit China. We are grateful for their kind assistance!
      Tanner Kahlon
      Australia
      Posted on November 17, 2019
      We had a great time on our China tour! The guide Effie in Guilin left me a deep impression. She was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the sights that we visited. What’s more, she was extremely helpful to our requests and made us stay a wonderful experience. Her service was in a high level. It was an amazing trip to China!
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