Find out why a China tour with us is a unique travel experience
And create beautiful travel memories for a lifetime
If you’ve never taken a China tour, how do you decipher between all the options? With so many China tour operators, it’s difficult for western travelers to know who to trust.
The team at ChinaTours.com totally understands this dilemma. We get that it’s a long way to travel to China. We also appreciate that a China tour is often a once in a lifetime experience and you want your travel adventure to be truly memorable.
That’s why we do everything we can to make your China tour easy and enjoyable for you. From the initial enquiry through to follow up after your China vacation, we pay attention to every detail. Why? Because we’re committed to helping you create beautiful travel memories.
Curious and want to know more about the ChinaTours.com difference? Discover the secrets to creating a perfect China tour.
ChinaTours.com difference #1: Hotel locations that save time and money
If there’s one thing you should know before traveling to China is it takes time to move about regardless of where you’re going. Particularly in busy cities like Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, traveling in traffic can eat into precious tour time. It pays to know that accommodation out of the city will cost you - time, money and an experience of real China.
We understand you didn’t travel to China to spend time sitting in traffic. That’s why we select only four and five star hotels located within the inner city precinct and close to your tour’s sights. And what about after the day’s touring is over? There’s no need to stay locked up in your hotel room. Time to get out and get amongst it!
Traveling to Beijing? Our hotels, located close to Wangfujing, are the China equivalent of New York’s Manhattan precinct. Equally, Nanjing Road in Shanghai offers a similar experience. And it’s the same in all destinations we travel to. Combining ancient China, culture, street food, and contemporary shopping, western travelers have direct and easy access to create their own unique memories while on tour through perfectly located hotels.
ChinaTours.com difference #2: Sensible flight times mean comfortable, easy travel - and more time to enjoy real China
There’s no doubt China is a big place. Distances between destinations can mean flights are necessary, but it shouldn’t mean you travel at ridiculous times to meet your China tour schedule.
The ChinaTours.com team knows it’s customers and we understand they really want to enjoy their China adventure.
That's the reason we only schedule comfortable flight times, usually in the afternoon. While there’s a price difference for our flight selection, ChinaTours.com customers don’t suffer through pre-dawn departures or late night sorties that leave them tired and unable to enjoy their China holidays.
We want you to love your time on tour and be smiling in every photo!
ChinaTours.com difference #3: Modern train travel is a new standard in China tours
Yes, China’s opened up to the world, but China’s opened up domestically too. How? With a growing network of the world’s biggest and best high speed train and station network. Providing the opportunity for international guests to see more of China, we make arrangements for our customers to experience these wonderful new trains while traveling with us. Feel the need for speed? You will when you sit back in first or second class comfort and take in the vast and ever-changing landscape that is China.
And in keeping with our commitment to taking care of every detail, your tour guide will help you navigate the vast train stations. You’ll be accompanied to the platform where your train leaves from, ensuring you board safely and easily. Although this means we must purchase a travel ticket for your guide (who won’t be boarding with you) due to China’s security arrangements, we love looking after our guests this way. We know our service is your travel memory and door-to-door care is just another way we create unique travel experiences for ChinaTours.com customers.
ChinaTours.com difference #4: Travel with a guide and make a personal connection with real China
There are guides - and there are ChinaTours.com tour guides. For over a decade, we have sourced the very best tour guides in the business. Here’s why. We understand a China tour guide can make - or break - your travel experience with us. We also know there is nobody better than a knowledgeable, experienced, and enthusiastic local to share their city with you. Only a real ‘Beijinger’ can provide a window into the essence of the city. Only a real Shanghaier will be able to share from their experience as a local.
We search out people who genuinely care about and are proud of their city - and we pay extra to keep them as part of the ChinaTours.com team. We figure we must be doing something right because many guides have worked with us for over 10 years. When you travel with ChinaTours.com, you learn from people who love what they do and who want to share that enthusiasm with you.
ChinaTours.com difference #5: Enjoy comfort and safety in our new coaches and cars
With a commitment to your comfort and safety on tour paramount for us, we carefully select travel partners who align with our values.
When traveling between sights, or to and from hotels, airports, and train stations, we engage the service of quality transport providers. All vehicles meet licensing and regulatory standards, are less than three years old, and we never use secondhand vehicles.
While a price differential is reflected in our vehicle selection, we value the safety and comfort of our customers while they’re traveling with us.
ChinaTours.com difference #6: Tour itineraries designed with you in mind
The ChinaTours.com travel design team are travelers just like you. They want their tours to be more than a holiday - they want an experience. That’s why we design our tour itineraries with you in mind.
Every aspect of the tour from pick up to sights to when we finally see you off is carefully curated to create a beautiful travel memory.
We really do mean it when we say ChinaTours.com takes care of every detail. It’s our attention to every little thing and the service we provide which makes all the difference.
ChinaTours.com difference #7: Shop like a local
We totally understand shopping for a memento from your travels is part of the total experience. However, we also understand nobody likes feeling they’re forced to shop in certain locations because it suits the tour guide or driver. We’re proud to say we have no commission-based shopping stops on our tours.
In destinations where shopping can be a unique and special experience, we like to keep it that way for our customers. That’s why we offer our guests the opportunity to explore and discover shopping that makes every city special. Our approach to shopping on tour is perfect for the traveler who values culture, experience, and beautiful travel memories. While touring with ChinaTours.com, you only need to ask your guide for assistance to find your very own travel treasure - and they’ll lead the way. Whether you want to visit the biggest shopping mall, tiniest bespoke artisan’s shop, or local markets, we’ll take you there. When you shop with us, there are no commissions, no cons, and no hidden costs. Just shopping on tour the way it should be.
ChinaTours.com difference #8: Eat where and when you want
One of travel’s great joys is experiencing and savouring the local cuisine. In China, like it’s people, there is a rich and seemingly endless diversity of food choices. So why would we limit our customers to commission-based restaurant destinations? Especially when they can choose from local street food, your guide’s local favourite, or a five star exclusive restaurant?
Our tour price doesn’t include meals (apart from breakfasts and cruise meals) because we know wonderful, different, and interesting food is the stuff of travel memories. Whether you want to spend 2 USD on a bowl of Xi'an noodles or pay premium prices for Beijing’s best Peking duck, we’ve got you covered. We can help with restaurant choices and menu selection. Your local guide in each tour destination will make it happen – you only need say “Let’s eat!”.
Want to know more about how we make special travel memories?
China Tours was awesome from start to finish! They are very responsive, always answered my emails promptly and were very efficient! We were met just as promised in both cities. Stayed at the Novotel Peace in Beijing and the Grand Mercure Renmin Square in Xi'an, both hotels were in great locations, amazing breakfasts with western and eastern options.
Our host in Beijing, Shirley, was very informative, friendly and fun! She helped us with the language and we got to eat in a local restaurant that wasn't touristy, she translated it all for us! What I also loved was that she would tell us about the sights we were seeing, then give us free time to walk around at our pace-just waited for us and we left when we were ready. We wanted to stop for a beer or something and no problem-they go at the pace you want! Much better than a group tour where you are stuck doing what the group wants! She also walked us into the train station in Beijing which is huge and SO crazy, we would have been lost! Took us right to where we would board the train which was a huge help!
Sally in Xi'an was also a great tour guide...so sweet and helpful! One thing I REALLY wanted to spend time seeing was the Terra Cotta Army and she never rushed us or made us feel like we had a schedule to keep to! She also helped with the language and found fun places for us to eat... I can't stress enough how wonderful this company is...traveling to China can be challenging due to the language barrier, they make it easy, relaxing and a real joy! I would use them again most definitely!
Date of experience: September 2019
harold s Fredericksburg
Reviewed 1 week ago
8 day tour
amazing time. tour guides great. would definitely recommend. easy to work with company. did a great job of followup with my questions.
Date of experience: August 2019
loganmurrayam Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago
An amazing day at the wall
A day tour to tinamean square , forbidden city and the majestic wall was truly a wonderful experience . Kevin was an exceptional tour guide knowledgeable about sites as well as local history past and present. He was considerate to all 7 of us and showed us the best photo opportunities as well as acting as our photographer. He conducted the tour with charm, good humor and sprinkled us with some of his very own special Buddha wisdom . At the end he presented us with our names written in Chinese characters . I would rate this tour and particularly Kevin as one of the best run and managed in my many years of travel. Cost effective too. Thank you Kevin for a memorable trip. Anne and Dave Ireland
Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 2 week ago
2 weeks in China- shanghai,Xian,Beijing,Zhangjajie.
Review of: Private Xian Day Tour including round way flights from Shanghai: Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses- Xian City Wall - the Great Mosque
We booked our trip to China based on the Tripadvisor review through chinatours.com. 2 weeks of tour in China were managed very well.The hotels were of Accor groups and we had good English speaking guides with very good knowledge of the Chinese history and Chinese culture in every location .They also helped us to check in at the airport and to order food at the restaurants. They made our trip very relaxing n easy. Would like to thank Dora from Chinatours.com who helped us with the tour schedule in a short span of time.
We started our trip from Shanghai with John ( our guide). Due to Typhoon, our flight to Zhangjajie got cancelled. At 7pm, we asked him to leave for the day as we had to book a hotel for the night .But he insisted that he would stay back n drop us to the hotel. Though John's duty was over after dropping us at the airport, he stayed with us till the time . He went out of his way to help us and to make us feel comfortable. Thank you John, we would definately like to meet you again In Beijing , Collin took us around, very knowledgeable and speaks well. We had mouth watering food coz he took us to very good restaurants to eat. Thank you.
Would also like to thank Zoe from Xian and Aaron from Zhangjajie who equally contributed to make our trip the most memorable one. It was worth booking a trip through chinatours.com
Date of experience: August 2019
Christopher A Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 week ago
9 Days Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai Small Group No Shopping Stops Tour
Firstly, our trip was fantastic. Our Review: The lead-up for us going on holidays, when booking, was excellent. Our guides were great; very knowledgeable, helpful, & patient, & went out of their way to provide extras, e.g. shows, lunches, dinners, pedicures, that weren’t on the tour itinerary. They also provided us with a good history lesson about China. Our drivers were also very good. Beijing: Our guide was Suzy & the places that we visited were brilliant: • Tiananmen Square & through the Forbidden City. • Temple of Heaven (added lunch). • The sensational Mutianyu area of the Great Wall with chairlift, & toboggan (added lunch). • The Confucius Temple & Imperial College museum were terrific. • Wudaoying Hutong was great. • The Summer Palace was massive & very impressive. • Birds Nest & Water Cube (2008 Summer Olympics). • Sanuanli market. Our guide, Suzy, added great extras: • Show, ‘Golden Mask Dynasty’, at Beijing OCT Theatre. • The Circus World of Beijing ChaoYang Theatre for the Acrobatic show. • Shopping centre. The bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an was great. Xi’an: Our guide was Sally & the places that we visited were great: • The Terracotta Warriors & Horses are something to see. • The Xi’an City Wall is in fantastic condition. • We went to the Muslim Street: o Great Mosque; o Bazaar. • Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square (added lunch). • Shaanxi History Museum. • Big Wild Goose Pagoda. • Small Goose Pagoda. Our guide, Sally, added great extras: • Dumpling Dinner & Tang Dynasty Show. • Reflexologist & a massage (followed by lunch). The flight from Xi’an to Shanghai was excellent. Shanghai: Our guides were Hugo, & Jacky, & the places that we visited were terrific: • The Bund. • Shanghai History Museum. • Yuyuan Gardens. • Nanjing Road. • Shanghai Bazaar. • French Concession. • Xin Tian Di (New Spot). • Drove to Suzhou: o Master of the Nets garden. • Tong Li water town (Shanghai Venice): o Walked around the canals.
Date of experience: July 2019
Francisco C Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 week ago
Review of Andy, our private tour guide of a 3 day August trip in Beijing. The tour was arranged by China Tours.
We have just completed an exciting 2 week adventure in China which started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai. Our very first guide was Andy. He did the Beijing portion of our adventure. He was foremost a consummate professional and really set the tone for our trip. He was friendly, respectful, punctual and very knowledgeable about everything in Beijing, Chinese culture, history and philosophy, etc.He paid attention to all details and went out of his way to make sure we were getting the most of our trip. For example, our daughter who is an engineer wanted to see the CCTV Headquarters building,aka, Pair of Pants. He made sure we did. Our children needed Chinese cell phone chips. He made a phone call and next day we had them. My wife is blind and he understood that she also needed to touch objects when possible to get the most of experience. Andy was patient and allowed time and went out of his way for that to happen. We even stopped at a local Chinese restaurant he recommended where we enjoyed a delicious lunch. We cannot not say enough about Andy.
We will always remember our first trip to China with great fondness thanks in large part to Andy. We wish him and his family happiness, prosperity and good fortune.
Date of experience: August 2019
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