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!”.
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