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Emergency Meeting was Held in Forbidden City China, in Wake of Notre Dame Fire
Published: Apr. 23, 2019

The big fire on the famous Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris on April 15, 2019 caused a serious damage on the roof and some internal buildings have also been affected. The fire is a warning for fire protection on historical relics and the Forbidden City has set a comprehensive mechanism for fire safety.

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    What to see in China for first time travelers?

    China is a vast land with abundant tourism resources. For first time travelers, the top travel destinations of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and the Yangtze Cruise are recommended. As ancient capitals, both Beijing and Xian boast fantastic cultural and historic relics, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors. Guilin is well known for its superb natural beauty, with Li River flowing through an amazing landscape resembling a scroll-painting. A relaxing cruise on the Yangtze River allows people to immerse themselves in the wonder of the natural surroundings. Shanghai, an international metropolis, best shows the country's pulsating modern development as well as its olden-day charms. In the light of the above, you can combine visits to these cities as you wish to create your China holiday tours.

    For a second time traveler, what are the recommended destinations?

    If you wish to go further on your second trip, you may consider visiting some regions with distinctive features. For panda lovers, Chengdu will satisfy your desire to observe these cute creatures in their natural habitat. In addition, it provides easy access to the magical Jiuzhaigou. Tibet is a good option for those who are interested in learning about Tibetan Buddhism and seeking out the mystery of this unique land. Cities in southwestern region like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guiyang, Kaili, and Zhaoxing are also popular for their rich ethnic minorities' folklore and customs. If you are curious about the Silk Road culture, you can visit Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar and more cities depending on your trip duration. For those who like mountain sceneries, Zhangjiajie and Mt. Huangshan are indeed visual delights. The above mentioned are only partial lists, our travel consultants are ready here to customize a private China tour package to meet your needs.

    How many days are needed for a China land tour?

    It mainly depends on the destinations of your trip. For a single city vacation package, three to four days are required. If you want to visit two to three cities, basically one week is needed. A 12-day to two weeks China vacation package usually would cover four to five cities. Once you decide on your destinations, we can help you work out a realistic duration.

    What is the best time to travel to China?

    China is a vast country with wide-ranging climatic conditions, so a decision about the best time to visit should be based on the regions you plan to visit and the kind of weather you enjoy. Generally speaking, late March to May in spring, September and October in autumn are the best months to visit most of the cities. Try to avoid travelling during the National Day Holiday from Oct 1st to Oct 7th as all sightseeing spots are very crowded. For visitors who want to save money and enjoy sightseeing without interference by tourist crowds, you can plan your private China tours in the winter season from December to February.

    How much would a trip to China cost?

    The prices will range widely depending on the destinations, durations and your demands for comfort. Let's take one of the most popular itineraries as an example, 8 days Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. It will cost about USD1400 per person on the basis of a private China land tour for two people with 4-star accommodation and domestic flights in between. If you join in a small group tour with the similar itinerary, the trip usually costs about USD999 per person. For travelers who start your 2019/2020 China tours from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, etc, international flights are not included. 

    Many travelers also take the high speed trains instead of flights to save the cost and enhance the travel experience, which has been proved to be an awesome choice. No matter how much you want to spend on a trip, as the best China tour company we are always happy to tailor make a private tour itinerary that best fits your needs. In addition, our early bird discount can also help you save more.
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      Posted on May 24, 2019
      Having ended our visit to China, we have just positive words to say about Marcopolo who did their utmost to help us with our tour arrangements. The itinerary was well planned and always busy - we did change one of our days itinerary in Guangzhou and the guide was able to assist us in changing the days trip to include the zoo which was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels at the three star level were good quality and more than suitable for what we expected. No complaints or criticisms at all, and we would very happily recommend this company to others, and also use their service again ourselves. ... More
      Melanie Moore
      Posted on May 24, 2019
      I would like to say thank you to Emily for answering all our many questions we had as we were planning the trip. She always gave extremely useful information in her answers and at all times we felt that she was trustworthy and honest in her arrangements. Our China tour guides were very well informed and able to assist us with everything we needed in all the cities. The transport buses used were clean and tidy and the drivers were always courteous and friendly. Emily, thank you very much for recommending we visit Xiamen and the Giobei clusters that was a great experience. ... More
      Posted on May 23, 2019
      The tours offered were totally accomplished. Hotels, breakfasts, entertainments were very well selected. The guides had vast knowledge not only of the attractions but also of the city history; drivers in every city were A1. Both, guides and drivers were very diligent, courteous and always willing to support us in all our needs. I'd like to thank Mike, our guide in Beijing, for helping me find a wheel chair at the last moment and also helping my son push me through all the walk to the Forbidden City. Thank you so much for your help. ... More
      Pat & Alan Grumont
      Posted on May 23, 2019
      In preparation for the journey we were hampered by the payment method we had to employ as we had not had this experience anywhere else on our journey through China. However we were pleased that it all worked, including the phone call we had to make when our train was 2 hours late into Chongqing. We also appreciated the help given to us by Tang Chongchun (our connecting guide at Chongqing) as he helped us to find the Guild Hall which was quite close to the cruise ship and well worth the couple of hours we spent there wandering alone through the myriad of interesting rooms. The cruise ship provided us with all our needs and they were able to cater for the few 10% only English speaking passengers. We also appreciated the each time we phoned or emailed the company we were either answered promptly or replied to quickly. We also really liked the tracking number concept as this worked well for us!! Thanks for the kind and efficient service. ... More
      Michael Volz
      Posted on May 23, 2019
      We have been working with Travel China Guide for many years and have found them to be very competent at a reasonable price.
      Sean Meighoo
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      Posted on May 23, 2019
      Our customer service representative, Emily Xin, has provided us with excellent service so far. She has promptly responded to all our messages and clearly explained our tour details. We're looking forward to our upcoming trip.
      Craig A
      Posted on May 22, 2019
      Our guides/driver are excellent, we were not disappointed with the knowledge and service they provided to us. If we do come back, we would definitely use Travel China Guide again!
      Posted on May 22, 2019
      First thanks for making our China tours to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai so memorable. The choices were so good, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had appropriate time for ourselves for shopping etc. and yet had enough time for the planned sightseeing. Made for some wonderful memories. The guides were very good for most part. The one in Shanghai (Gordon) seemed in a bit in a hurry (wanted to move thru the day quickly) but the other two were simply marvelous (Brian and Jackie). Thanks for helping with food (we were vegetarians) and breakfasts at hotels were very good. We will cherish our short but memorable time with this company. Thanks again and we are pleased to recommend them to everyone. ... More
      Posted on May 22, 2019
      Thank you for helping us to have a really enjoyable time. The trip was a very memorable one which will hold with us.
      Posted on May 21, 2019
      We make all our own arrangements and I must say everyone was very helpful and things went smoothly. Our experience is that the people on the staff of different hotels that are used to dealing with foreigners know what they want and try to supply it. Everywhere we went we felt well-taken care of and not the least stressed. It was also good to have a contact phone number of our travel consultant Selina. We didn't have to use it, but it was a security to know that we could. We had arranged Chinese sim cards and I recommend that to other travelers. So many times we called the hotel for advice or to tell the taxi driver where to take us, not to mention the GPS when we were lost. Overall, thanks to Travel Guide, our holiday in China ended successfully. ... More
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