11 Days Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Shanghai Group Tour

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai

Traveler Reviews


Tour Code: TCT-China-Group-09

Tour Type: Join-in Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Tour Highlights:

  Well-designed small group tour
  Cover the major destinations and most famous wonders
  Suitable for who like to seek the culture and history of China with new friends
  Reveal the real China with visit to all highlights in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai
  Expand to the Giant Pandas Breeding Research Base in Chengdu
 

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.


Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Tea store

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure tour by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at tea store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Jade carving factory, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment or similar ★★★★

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a jade carving factory en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel or similar ★★★★

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Beijing Hutong

Day 5Xian
Ancient City Wall, Tai Chi Chuan Course, Terracotta Warriors, Pottery workshop

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel or similar ★★★★

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.


Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian - Chengdu
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, High speed train to Chengdu

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch Box
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi or similar ★★★★

You will have a leisure morning for your to walk around. Then our guide will meet you at hotel and help you with check-out. Continue a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda ,  one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty buddha temples. It is  reputed as the Tang Dynasty elaborate and valuable Buddhist architectural heritage. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum.

Take a late afternoon high-speed train(2nd class seat) for about 4 hours from Xi'an to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 7Chengdu
Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Mt. Leshan

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi or similar ★★★★

Today enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (2-3hours) - a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. After lunch (on your own expense), drive to Mt. Leshan. Walk from the head of the gigantic Buddha to his enormous toes (Alternative: Taking Boat from the ferry to the river in front of Buddha). The tour ends at the Tianfu Square where is the city center. Then transfer back to hotel or we will arrange taxi to bring you back to hotel from the square (If the group size is less than 4 pax).

 Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha

Day 8Chengdu
Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Cooking Class

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Mercure Chengdu Chunxi or similar ★★★★

Today we will have a unique day by visiting Sichuan Cuisine Museum, which is the only one so called “eatable museum”, it brings a new visiting concept –visiting can not only completed with eyes and ears, but also enjoy with mouth and nose. Your participation is the highlight of this trip: Taste the Sichuan style stuffed pancake, Tofu pudding, Sichuan pickle; Appreciate the cultural relics to learn history of Sichuan cuisine; Visit the organic vegetable garden, experience the traditional manufacturing techniques of flipping, sunburning and dewing to make Pixian chilly bean paste etc.; Involve yourself in the original food processing techniques, Savor the delicacy made by yourself; Enjoy dishes cooked by yourself.

Menus to choose from: A. Panda steamed dumpling, Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, B. Pumpkin steamed dumplings, Daqian dry-braised fish, boiled beef in chili sauce. 

After all the hard work and excitement, you’ll relax and experience the life of a “Chengduer”: Sitting in bamboo chairs and sipping tea from a traditional Chinese teacup set in the tea house, you can either have some snacks like peanuts and sun flower seeds or play several rounds of Mahjong, the favorite pastime here, then back to Chengdu.

Sichuan Cuisine Museum
Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Day 9Chengdu - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Transfer service between airport and hotel

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: Sunrise On The Bund Hotels & Resorts Shanghai ★★★★
                              or Greenland Jiulong Hotel ★★★★

Have a leisure breakfast and free morning. After check out the hotel, our guide will escort you to take flight to Shanghai.

Recommendations for your free time:
- People’s Park, where locals relax themselves by singing, dancing, playing cards or chess, ect. You could have a cup of tea at local tea house and enjoy the leisure time in the park.
- Jinsha Site Museum, which is the museum established in the Jinsha ruins site, and is also a museum to show categories of ancient Shu culture in Sichuan area during Shang and Zhou dynasty.
- Jinli Ancient Street, which is with elegant style of the architectures on both sides tells what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.
- Kuanzhai Alley, is formed by three alleys called Kuan Alley (Wide Alley), Zhai Alley (Narrow Alley), and Jing Alley. The major buildings in this site are courtyards and ancient style streets. It is a cultural site consisting of 45 Qing Ming Dynasty style courtyards, modern villas and gardens, as well as theme hostels.
- Hotpot, is very popular in Chengdu and is known for its spicy and hot flavor. Having a hot pot lunch at local restaurant is a good try. Although this kind of hotpot is taken as the Chongqing specialty by the locals, it has become famous and popular all over the country for a long time.

The Shanghai local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.

Kuanzhai alley
Kuanzhai Alley

Day 10Shanghai
Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Old Street, Silk Museum, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, City History Museum, the Bund

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Sunrise On The Bund Hotels & Resorts Shanghai ★★★★
                              or Greenland Jiulong Hotel ★★★★

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River. 


The Bund

Day 11Departure Shanghai
Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Your China Experience is over soon as you transfer to the airport and board the homebound international flight, bidding a fond farewell to this ancient land.

Service Ends

Please note: We generally arrange the free hotel-airport transfer together according to all the travelers' departure flights. If your flight is postponed, you probably need to wait at the airport for a long time. If separate transfer is required, extra fee will be caused. Please check with us in advance. If independent travel to airport is preferred, you could also let us know in advance.

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Arrival DateDeparture DatePrice Based on Above Listed HotelsEnquire
Double OccupancySole Occupancy
2020-03-11 2020-03-21 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-03-18 2020-03-28 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-04-08 2020-04-18 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-04-15 2020-04-25 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-04-22 2020-05-02 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-05-06 2020-05-16 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-05-13 2020-05-23 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-05-20 2020-05-30 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-06-12 2020-06-22 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-06-17 2020-06-27 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-06-24 2020-07-04 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-07-08 2020-07-18 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-07-15 2020-07-25 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-07-22 2020-08-01 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-08-05 2020-08-15 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-08-12 2020-08-22 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-08-19 2020-08-29 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-09-02 2020-09-12 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-09-09 2020-09-19 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-09-16 2020-09-26 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-10-07 2020-10-17 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-10-14 2020-10-24 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-10-21 2020-10-31 $1566$2058Enquire
2020-11-11 2020-11-21 $1517$2004Enquire
2020-12-16 2020-12-26 $1492$1928Enquire
Arrival DateDeparture DatePrice Based on Above Listed HotelsEnquire
Double OccupancySole Occupancy
2022-03-09 2022-03-19 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-03-16 2022-03-26 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-04-06 2022-04-16 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-04-13 2022-04-23 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-04-20 2021-04-30 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-05-04 2022-05-14 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-05-11 2022-05-21 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-05-18 2022-05-28 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-06-08 2022-06-18 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-06-15 2022-06-25 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-06-22 2022-07-02 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-07-06 2022-07-16 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-07-13 2022-07-23 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-07-20 2022-07-30 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-08-03 2022-08-13 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-08-10 2022-08-20 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-08-17 2022-08-27 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-08-31 2022-09-10 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-09-07 2022-09-17 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-09-14 2022-09-24 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-10-05 2022-10-15 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-10-12 2022-10-22 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-10-19 2022-10-29 $1566$2058Enquire
2022-11-09 2022-11-19 $1517$2004Enquire
2022-12-14 2022-12-24 $1492$1928Enquire

Price includes:

♦ Sharing transfers for group tours
♦ Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class
♦ Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
♦ Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
♦ Entrance fee to the attractions listed in the itinerary
♦ Meals as specified in the itinerary.
♦ Government taxes and service charge.
♦ Insurance fees (China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance)
♦ Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
♦ Tibet Permit if the itinerary includes any destination of Tibet

Price excludes:

* International airfare or train fare for entry or leaving China
* China entry visa fee
* Any meals, tours and activities not specified in the itinerary.
* Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
* Personal expenses
* Single Room Supplement
* Personal travel insurance


Remarks:

※  Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2020 to Dec 31, 2022, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※  TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※  No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
※  Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※  Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※  TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control


Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

silvertop65

5.0

My wife and I booked a private tour with Top China Travel for 6 days , From the outset the help we got from TCT was first class and Joyce our representative in China answered all our questions and tailored the tour accordingly . On arrival at Beijing airport the guide Venus and driver Mr Howe were there to meet us and take us to our very comfortable hotel which TCT had arranged. The second day we visited the Great Wall which was fantastic. Neil the guide for this trip was knowledgeable and very informative and later in the day we wandered around the beautiful Summer Palace at leisure. The Forbidden City with Venus our lovely guide was incredible as was meeting local people in the Hutong and market. A trip to Xi An to see the Terracotta Warriers taking the bullet train from Beijing was incredible travelling at 306 kilometres an hour. Comfortable and spotless taking just 4hr 20min to cover 1,200 Kms . Again when we arrived in Xi An station our guide Vincy and the driver Mr Toa were there to meet us and take us to our hotel. The next morning our car driver and guide took us to the Buddhist Pagoda in Xi An the first to be built in China, Very Interesting and so peaceful. The terracotta warriors were incredible, a massive site with five pits. We cannot thank Top China Tours enough for helping us to have an experience of a life time and we recommend them unreservedly. Clive and Lynne..
Kmayer14

5.0

Our private tour guide, Jason, picked us up at our hotel and took us to the pier outside of Guilin where we boarded our boat for a cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. The experience was amazing!! The views were stunning, breathtaking... whichever word you want to use, but I can see why many claim this is the most beautiful region of China. And Jason was so warm, welcoming and accommodating. We learned so much about him, where he's from and the culture in southwest China. It was a great day and an experience I would highly recommend if you're visiting this part of China. We're so thankful Lily at Top China Travel helped us plan this awesome day trip!!
Salim A

5.0

When I planning our private trip to china I have read many trip adviser reviews and I have noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so i sent her an e-mail asked for the best two weeks private tour in China for 6 persons , whiten two days she replied me recommending 5 cities ( Zhangjiajie, hangzhuo , shanghai, Beijing , Guilin ) we went through the program which she sent to us it was excellent so we asked her to go ahead to arrange our journey . it was a great choice we made, The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels which reserved for us by TCT were excellent We can only say thanks for TCT and especially Janet Chan
KAIS Y

5.0

I contacted TCT TopChinaTravel Guellin for my trip to china, the travel consultant "Raylene" is very proffesional, she make every things easy and possible, also.she helps us to prepare a rich and comprehensive program. Also it is very reactive whatever by mail or by other means of communication.
The welcome at the airport was perfect as all visits mentioned in our trip programme. Their prices are very competitive too. I strongly recommend to choose this agency.
WojtekPoland2015

5.0

As a partner for few events in China in a different localisation and with different programs, the TCT represented by Mrs Janet Chan, showed unexpected involvement on all details. Helpful hints, flexibility and many other features ( relations with local subcontractors ) made our business on highest leavel with uncommon feedback....
Willy-Yosef

5.0

We are 2 older couples from Israel and returned 10 days ago from China. I think it was one of my most impressionable foreign travels, if not the best. China is amazing and the tour was impeccably organized and executed by TCT. They did a great planning job, provided good advice in finalizing the itinerary, the whole tour was extraordinarily punctual , hotels were great, the guides knowledgeable and very friendly, even the Chinese lunches included in the tour that we intended to pass on, turned out, most of them , as interesting and definitely worth tasting. China is probably one of the few places one can afford a private tour without being a millionaire, and I can warmly recommend TCT as your tour organizer. Regev and Grunfeld families, Israel
GroovyGoofie

5.0

We planned a family trip around China with people joining and leaving during the journey as they had to go back to work. Going the first time to China we decided to book trough an agency to simplify things from our side. We contacted several agencies asking for an offer. TCT was by far the first one to in the most professional way, so we went with them. After 3 weeks of travelling with them I can fully recommend this company when travelling in China.
Especially our consultant, Vicky of whom we just can speak highly of, did a great job with managing to get all things together always on time and the way we wanted it. If there was an issue we could contact her at any time and we could be sure that she will get it done, somehow. 
Note: WeChat used to prove very useful when travelling around and get in touch with guides etc.
Thank you TCT Team for organizing this great family holiday.
Clarence F

5.0

We were driven to the mountain where the terraced fields were found by Ocean and his driver. When we arrived, the weather was threatening and then the rain came. Fortunately, there is a fix; the sedan carriers volunteered to carry us up the steps to our hotel for a reasonable price each (420 Yuan total, about $70). It was fun, we stayed dry and off the uneven steps in pouring rain. The Ping An Hotel was fine, although beds were a bit hard. View of terraced fields was awe-inspiring in every way!!! We got pictures on our balcony and at a spot Ocean recommended. We returned to Guilin the next morning. We thank Top China Travel for a wonderful tour.
2017caz

5.0

Our tour was organised by Janet Chan, whom I would highly recommend to anyone planning a holiday in China. The original itinerary was set some 5 months in advance and involved 12 different guides and drivers, 10 hotels and a cruise on the Yangtze. As could be expected, a number of issues arose in the subsequent period prior to our departure including areas being affected by earthquakes (requiring a change of itinerary) and specific flights being cancelled. None of these caused us any concern as Janet dealt with them in the background and emailed us the changes as we moved around the country. The ability and attitude of the chosen guides and drivers varied from location to location, however, none were unsatisfactory and a significant number were excellent. Despite there being three train trips and six flights, the designated TCT guide was always there to meet us on our arrival, which after 3 weeks across a broad itinerary was a great comfort. Most of the guides displayed a high degree of flexibility and were able to vary the program under their control to ensure that we covered all of the items and attractions that we had on our itinerary. In some cases this involved changing the daily schedule completely to ensure that we covered everything that we wanted to see. On a general note, TCT and Janet Chan in particular took great care of us despite some unplanned changes to our itinerary. An earthquake in western china altered our plans somewhat and she stepped up and organised on short notice another part of China to see. Cancelled flights and delayed flights were taken in stride and train trips organised so nothing was missed off our bucket list. Because of her organisation with the local guides and drivers we were never left stranded and she was always willing to be on call if there were any problems. She was very willing to hear our feedback and met with us once personally on our trip to talk face to face about our experiences. I would without reservation recommend TCT and our agent Janet Chan to anyone travelling to China in the near future. Happy travels!
FromRichmondVA

5.0

Almost every Guilin hotel can provide something like this tour, including a bus return with a couple of pleasant stops. The basic set up is hotel pickup, transport to a boat loading area, a flotilla of those boats going down the river, and then some time in Yangshuo. But be careful about the return. It is often an add on item for an additional cost, and the connection in Yangshuo can be a bit dicey if your boat happens to be going behind schedule. So book through your hotel and take a phone so you can contact the tour guide if you need to. But you might also want to stay overnight in Yangshuo. That's probably what I would do if I had it to do over.
Raghavan A

5.0

We signed up with TCT after reading reviews of Tibet tour agencies. Our trip included 4 days in Lhasa, two in Shigatse and one at the base camp. TCT made all the arrangements including the Tibet permit, hotels, tour guide, car and the driver for the entire trip. The arrangements were superb. The guide and the driver were very accommodating to our needs and made the entire trip very convenient. At the base camp, the guide even arranged for extra oxygen in case we need it. She was also very helpful in advising us as how to get acclimated to the altitude. The entire trip was smooth and enjoyable and we would highly recommend TCT for travel to Tibet.
Richard B

5.0

A wonderful experience travelling down the river Li in the mist - fairyland paradise all rolled into one. Our guide Arther was excellent and was able to point out places of interest on the trip. Top China Travel who organised the whole trip were extremely efficient. A must place to visit even if time is limited.
catebeai

5.0

Today we had a great day. We went to the Great Wall. Walked about 1 kilometer of the 8000. We went to a Jade warehouse. We had a great lunch there. We then went to the summer palace and enjoyed the views. We ended our day with a tour of Hutong. We had a fabulous dinner in the home of Mrs. Fan. So far our driver (Mr. Luo)and Dream have been wonderful. Five stars.
Anirudh_Goyal

5.0

We just got back from a week long trip in China covering Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu with TCT. We did Hangzhou and Shanghai on our own. TCT was suggested by a friend since his friend had used them before. My wife and I found Tina from TCT to be excellent and very helpful and accommodative in organizing our trip - including helpful suggestions on where to eat etc. she even organized our inter city travel tickets - we flew on China Eastern. Our guides in Xi'an (Paul) and in Chengdu (Lin) were simply fantastic. Paul was extremely professional, knowledgable and helpful. His explanations and English were super and he has lived in the US before. Lin was extremely friendly, kind and helpful - we had a fantastic time with her. Her English was super and we had a lot of fun in the trip. Both Paul & Lin are extremely good and enthusiastic about what they do and anyone having them as guides are very lucky - they even helped us in ordering food and interacting with the locals and adjust our itinerary. In Beijing you need to have strong legs and our guide Grace surely had them. Grace is friendly and energetic. The ground transportation used was excellent and the drivers were safe and courteous. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend TCT. We stayed in the Shangri-la chain of hotels throughout our trip and they were simply fantastic - excellent service, breakfast, locations and room - really felt like a home. Absolutely no regrets in our choices for Our China trip.
CattyDoo

5.0

Me, my brother, and mother just got back from our 3.5 week trip all around China with TCT. From the moment we landed in Beijing we had an experienced and friendly guide waiting for us at the airport (Felix who was GREAT!). All of our guides throughout the cities we went to were very knowledgeable, had stellar English, and were very friendly. The drivers of our personal van were also very nice and did their job very well. The trip was planned with great detail and thought by Janet- we got to see so much in our 3.5 weeks there from The Forbidden City in Beijing, The Great Wall, Pandas and Hot Pot in Chengdu, Shanghai, Rice Patties in Chengdu, The Terracotta Warrios in Xian and so much more! We highly recommended top China Travel and loved the personal touch they added to our wonderful trip. Many thanks, Catherine, Dragana, and Paul
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