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How to go to Chengdu from Yichang by Train

alan ( england ) February 26,2015

hi I would like to book a ticket train ticket from Yichang to Chengdu after the cruise not sure how to go a bout it can you help please

Sophie Huang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 27,2015

Sophie Huang
Dear Alan,

Greetings from Sophie, Top China Travel!
Thank you very much for your attention and well noted that you are looking for train tickets from Yichang to Chengdu.

Please kindly be advised that it is around 12:00-13:00 when you check out from the Yangtse River Cruise boat. Therefore, we suggest you take the train in the late afternoon to Chengdu.

There isn't any train which start from Yichang and end at Chengdu. Therefore, all the trains from Yichang to Chengdu start from other cities, but have a stop at Yichang station.

We suggest you below 2 trains
Train D2223 1526/2201
Train G307 1621/2300

Duration: 6 hours and 40 minutes

Train fare with handling fee for 2nd class seat (economy class): USD56 per person
Note:
The above price is only inclusive of train fare for economy class seat and handling fee
The above price excludes delivery fee
We could only book the train tickets with transfer service from Yichang pier to railway station. Otherwise, we do not offer train tickets booking only.

One way transfer from Yichang pier to railway station for a group of 1-2 persons:
USD98 per group.


►Recommended Chengdu Tour:


4 Days Best Chengdu Tour

(Attractions: Thatched Cottage of Dufu, Wuhou Temple, Wangjiang Park, Sanxingdui Museum, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding )

6 Days Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Tour
(Attraction: Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Valley)

Can you offer a China group tour instead of a China private tour

lucia wang ( USA ) February 25,2015

instead of private tour, do you have group tour I could join as single person and willing to pay for hotel single room premium.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 25,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Lucia

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

Thanks for your enquiry. I'm glad to help you on this tour.

Which cities do you plan to visit? For group tour, we can arrangement in Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin only.
And when do you want to have the tour?
How many days do you want to travel?
Should I book the hotel for you or you plan to book it by yourself?
If you want to book hotel from us, which star hotel do you prefer? 3 star for budget, 4 star for comfortable, 5 star for luxury. And we could not book youth hostel or some kinds of that accommodation at present.

Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.
Have a nice day!
Best Regards
Peggy

What is visa free policy in China and how can apply it in Beijing

arthasiebel ( USA ) February 25,2015

I am interested in your 3 Day VisaFree Essence Tour. First what does Visa Free Mean? We will be flying into Beijing for the three days then leaving. We would like to visit the Great Wall but we are seniors and need to know how long we would be walking on the wall before we could exit. Are there places to sit if needed on the great wall? Will we be escorted on the Great Wall? We would be visiting October 21,22,23,2015. What time should we schedule our return flight on the 23rd? What airport? Thank you for any information you can give me.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 25,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Arthasiebel

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

Thanks for your enquiry, and I will offer you the answers one by one in the following:

1) First what does Visa Free Mean?
Visa-free policy in China:
The new 72-hour visa free stay policy which will be effected since Jan 1st 2013 allow people who need to transit in China a more convenient way to have a short exploration of specified cities.

a. Who can apply for a 72-hour visa-free stay in?
► Hold a visa to the third country (third country is not China): That means, for example, your international ticket should be USA to Beijing (on Oct 21), and then Beijing to Thailand or any other country but could not be USA (on Oct 23).
► A connecting air ticket of leaving above authorized airports to the thrid country (thrid country is not China) within 72 hours: That means, for example, if you plan to have a visa-free tour in Beijing, your flight should arrival Beijing Capital Airport. Because only Capital Airport can issue visa-free permit in Beijing.

b. Things must knows:
► You must have the confirmed airport leaving ticket before arrival, or you will be rejected to apply the visa-free right: That means, for example, you have already bought the Oct 23 airfare from Beijing to Thailand before you arrival Beijing.
► The 72-hours visa free time is valid since you finish the visa-free procedure but not the arriving time of your plane to above cities
► One visa-free permit only valid in one city, that means Beijing visa-free permit could ensure a visa-free policy in Beijing only, no applied in rest places in China

c. Where can I get the transit stay permits?
You need to register at the police station with your visas within 24 hours of your arrival at the authorized airports, the only entry-exit applicable for the policy. And the 72 hours will be calculated starting from the moment you get the transit stay permit.

In total, that means if you want to have a visa free tour in Beijing,
Firstly, you need to book international flights (both arrival and departure flight) before you arrival Beijing
Secondly, the international flights could not USA-Beijing-USA, it should be USA-Beijing-Another Country
Thirdly, if you meet above conditions and get a visa-free permit in Beijing Capital Airport on Oct 21st 8:00 a.m., you can stay in Beijing before Oct 24th 8:00 a.m.


2) How long we would be walking on the wall before we could exit. Are there places to sit if needed on the great wall? Will we be escorted on the Great Wall?
The walking time on the Great Wall will be 1 - 1.5 hrs according to your physical situation.You can sit on the Great Wall in any moment and have a rest by sitting on the stairs on the wall directly. If you book a Great Wall tour with us, we can offer you all the neccessary service for your Great Wall sightseeing including transferring from hotel to Great Wall as well as transferring from the Great Wall back to the hotel, tour guide & driver serve for you in the whole tour (they will serve for you since pick you from the hotel, to Great Wall sightseeing, and then finish their service when transfer you back to the hotel), meal arrangement if you need.


3) We would be visiting October 21,22,23,2015. What time should we schedule our return flight on the 23rd? What airport?
The visa free policy is not available if your flight is a return flight. And in Beijing, only Capital Airport allow visa-free travelers to arrival and departure.

Thanks for your time to read this mail. If you have any question, don't hesitate to let me know in any moment.


Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.
Have a nice day!
Peggy

Tour around Tianjin by Train

MN ( Singapore ) February 25,2015

Hi I plan to travel to Tianjin in September. Are there any nearby cities that I can visit by train other than Beijing? I have been to Beijing before. I am planning a 2-week trip.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 25,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi MN

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

If you plan to have a 2-week trip, the time is enough to visit 5-6 cities generally.

And train from Tianjin to other places is not as convinient as that ones in Beijing, if you plan to visit other cities by train from Tianjin, the most comfortable and convinient way is take a train to Beijing firstly and then transmit the train to the other one. You can just transmit the train in the train station. And the C train from Tianjin to Beijing only costs 33min transportation.


And for the nearby cities which you can visit, the following can be recommended to you:
Xian - train from Beijing to Xian is about 5.5hrs, you can visit Terracotta Warriors and experience the ancient Chinese culture there. Generally, a Xian tour will be a 3-day tour.
Taiyuan, Datong, Pingyao -train from Beijing to Taiyuan is about 3.5hrs, you can visit Jinci Temple, Datong Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Ancient Town. Generally, a Taiyuan-Datong-Pingyao tour will be a 6-day tour.
Luoyang, Shaolin Temple - train from Beijing to Luoyang is about 4hrs, you can visit Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple. Generally, a Luoyang-Shaolin Temple tour will be a 4-day tour.


So which places do you prefer? You can check about some tours on our site firstly:
Beijing-Xian-Luoyang tour: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-tours/11-days-china-cultural-tour/index.htm
Beijing-Xian-Datong-Pingyao tour: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-tours/11-days-north-ancient-towns-exploration-tour/index.htm
Or if you have any other place plan to visit, you can let me know firstly

Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.
Have a nice day!
Best Regards
Peggy

China tour enquiry from USA in 2015 Feb

Deb Hinricks ( USA ) February 25,2015

Does you trips include the VISA required to visit China?

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 25,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Deb

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

The price of our tours excludes the visa fee, That means you need to apply the visa by yourself. But we can offer invitation letter for you if you book the tour with us and pay a part of deposit for the tour.

So aiming to offer a more suitable tour for you, would you please let me know the following information?
1) When do you plan to have this tour? How many days do you plan to travel?
2) Any cities you plan to visit? Which city is your arrival and departure city?
3) How aboutthe hotel star you prefer? 3 star for budget, 4 star for comfortable, 5 star for luxury
4) How many people will travel together?

Once I've got your above information, I can offer you an itinerary and price according to your request.

Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.
Have a nice day!
Best Regards
Peggy

China tour to Beijing and Shanghai in May

Ofelia payongayong ( Phillipines ) February 24,2015

I m interested in 8 days china tour. Travel time will be about onfirst week of may 2015

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 24,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Ofelia,

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

May I know more about your tour information so that I can offer you a more suitable one for your reference?
1) May I know which hotel star you prefer? 3 star for budget, 4 star for comfortable, 5 star for luxury.
2) How many people will travel together?

Once I have got your above information, I can send you our tour itinerary including details and prices for your reference.

Peggy
Top China Travel

Travel to Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai in 11 Days

nela cortez ( Australia ) February 24,2015

My husband and I would like to inquire about joining a tour group of 6 to 9 people, the 11 days experience china tour about April. How much would it cost us in double occupancy hotel room. What airlines fly from Cairns Australia to Beijing. Thankis for your response.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 24,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Nela Cortez

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

The 11 days experience china tour now is available in private tour. This 11 days tour covers Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai. And it is the most popular tour among our guests.

At present, we haven't 6-9 join in group tour arrangment. But if you want join in group arrangement, Beijing and Shanghai can offer. In Xian, there is no group tour, so Xian only can offer private tour; and in Guilin, aiming to offer you a flexible tour, we recommend private touras well. So if the group tour for 11 days tour will be: Beijing and Shanghai in group tour, Xian and Guilin in private tour. But my suggestion is to choose the private tour in all four cities (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai). Because most of our guests (couples) prefer to choose private tour which pays a little higher than the group tour but can have a more flexible and comfortable experience during there China tour. Private tour can be arranged according to your time. And it is in a less urgent itinerary, more arrangement on the meals, and more flexible and free time in your China tour for you to see this country by yourself.

So which kind of tour you prefer, would you please let me know so that I can offer you an itinerary based on that request:
1) choose group tour (Beijing and Shanghai in group tour, Xian and Guilin in private tour) or choose private tour (private tour in all four cities (Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai)).
2) Do you have exact travel date?
3) May I know which hotel star you prefer? 3 star for budget, 4 star for comfortable, 5 star for luxury.

Once I have got your above information, I can send you our tour itinerary including details and prices for your reference.

Peggy
Top China Travel

Travel to Beijing and Xian in Mar

max ( italy ) February 23,2015

hello TCT, i am intersting in a tour to Xian and beijin for 2 people with an italian speaking guide. 2 days in xian and 2 days in beijing atthe beginning of March. contact me for me details, thanks

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) February 24,2015

Peggy Jiang
Hi Max

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

May I know more about your tour information so that I can offer you a more suitable one for your reference?
1) Does your tour start from Xian and end in Beijing? Or any other city do you plan to start and end the tour?
2) May I know which hotel star you prefer? 3 star for budget, 4 star for comfortable, 5 star for luxury.
3) Since the March is soonly coming, do you have the exact tour date?
4) And it is an urgent booking for us, so we only accept Paypal payment for urgent booking, hope it is convinient for you.

Once I have got your above information, I can send you our tour itinerary including details and prices for your reference.

Peggy
Top China Travel

What is the Cost of Badaling Great Wall Helicopter Tour

Julie ( USA ) February 12,2015

What is the cost of the 15 minute Badaling Great Wall helicopter tour for 3 people?

Cookie( TCT Sales Representative ) February 12,2015

Cookie
Dear Julie,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel

Because of the rare number of helicopters, we will need you to tell us when you would like to make this tour, so that we could find out whether the date you would like to book this tour is available or not.

The quotation here bases on 4 people (no tour guide) taking one helicopter.  So your group is less than 4 people, would you like to join other clients to form a group (4 pax) for the tour? If not willing or could not form a group (4 pax), the actual price is to be requested. Generally, tour guide could not get on the board with you. While if you choose to charter the helicopter (pay for the price of 4 pax by yourself), you can ask the tour guide company with you.

After we get these information about your plan, we will send you quotation to your email.

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

High Speed Train from Guangzhou to Baoding

Charles ( Nigeria ) February 08,2015

Hello, I'm planing a trip to Baoding city. Please is there highspeed train connection from Guangzhou to Baoding?

Cookie( TCT Sales Representative ) February 08,2015

Cookie
Dear Charles,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel!

There are 3 shifts highspeed trains from Guangzhou to Baoding, G68, G70 and G72. Below is the high speed train schedule from Guangzhou to Baoding.

Guangzhou to Baoding High Speed Train Schedule 

Departure Station
: Guangzhou South Railway Station
Arrival Station: Baoding East Railway Station
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Running Time
G68
11:15
20:20
9h 5m
G70
12:50
21:37
8h 47m
G72
08:24
17:38
9h 14m


Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

Regards,
Cookie
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