16 Days China Highlight Tour

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai

Traveler Reviews


Tour Code: TCT-Classic-11

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

  Fine- designed classic tour covering the main travel destination in China
  Private service catering to your personal interests
  Suitable for first-time visitors to experience the combination of the history, culture, scenery and modern of China
 

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 2349 2114

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag. Over the next several days, you’ll explore this ancient city which is also the political and cultural heart of China. Get ready for that.


Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Hutong Tour by rickshaw

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.

[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.

[12:30-14:00] Lunch time at a local popular restaurant to experience the real Chinese food.

[14:00-16:30] Drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Enjoy long route Beijing Hutong tour by rickshaw, while you will experience the old Beijing leisurely and visit to the courtyard and local family. Rickshaw tour will be ended at Drum and Bell Tower which were central to official timekeeping in ancient China. Then we will have stop at a tea house.

[16:30-17:30] Back to your hotel after today leisure tour. You are free to ask your guide for suggestion of evening activities, such as the night show and place to have Peking duck dinner.


Beijing Hutong

Day 3Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

[08:00-08:30] You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.

[08:30-10:00] Before going to the Great Wall, you will visit Temple of Heaven, where the local resident will do morning exercises in the square. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, etc. and get to know the real folk master there.

[10:00-13:30] Have a stop at a jade store, then drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant nearby The Great Wall.

[13:30-16:00] Enjoy your half day exploration at Mutianyu Great Wall. You can choose to hike or take cable car up and roam around. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall. Take the Toboggan down from the top is also unique experience there.

[16:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

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

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xian ★★★★
 

[09:30-10:00] You will be met at the hotel lobby and enjoy half day leisure tour before leaving Beijing.

[10:00-11:30] Visit Summer Palace which is China existing largest and best preserved imperial garden.  It is also a large natural landscape garden which used Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as based address, modeled on the Hangzhou West Lake scenery. Enjoy boat ride on Kunming Lake is also a pleasant experience.

[11:30-12:30] Enjoy your lunch nearby the Summer Palace.

After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Summer Palace

Day 5Xian
Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Somerset Xindicheng Xian ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour for the Ancient city.

[09:30-12:30] Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. Then you will have a chance to visit pottery figurine factory, where you can learn how to make a pottery figurine.

[12:30-14:00] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. After that, visit the Bell Tower which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel. Tonight, we highly recommend you watch the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner at your own cost.


Qin Terracotta Army

Day 6Xian - Chengdu
Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, High speed train to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and you will enjoy leisure tour in Xian city before leaving for Chengdu.

[10:00-12:30] Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and you will have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.

[12:30-16:30] After lunch, drive to Xian North Railway Station for a 4hrs high speed train to ChengduYour Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Ancient City Wall

Day 7Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.

[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around.

[12:30-13:30] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people dancing, playing mahjong and drinking teas. Tea break will be arranged in the park as well as mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 8Chengdu - Guilin
Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Walk around Ronghu Lake and Shanhu Lake area

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Take a morning flight from Chengdu to Guilin. Upon arriving at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, you will be met by our local tour guide and transfer to downtown. Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant to enjoy the Guilin cuisine. Then we will visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. After that, drive to Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. You could climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas by walking along Shanhu Lake bank.

Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9Guilin - Longsheng
Longji Rice Terraces, Minority Village

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

[08:30-09:00] You will be met at your hotel lobby and start to discover this beautiful city.

[09:00-12:30] Set off for Longsheng, drive up and down along the mountainous road and it will takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. More than 700 years, the brave and smart local residents developed and built the paddies into hillsides surrounding their villages. With such a long history, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides, which becomes a great natural view for tourists from all over the world.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the minority village. You may have chance to try the local food like bamboo rice and so on.

[14:00-15:30] You will have free time to explore the minority villages and also walk into the rice terraces to take some good pictures. You will have chance to see locals working in the fields, children playing in the village as well as women in national costume weaving or doing needle works under the roof, ect.

[15:30-17:30] Be transferred back to your hotel. We will have stop at pearl store on the way. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night.

Longji Rice Terraces Guilin 
Longji Rice Terraces

Day 10Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River Cruise, West Street, Yangshuo countryside tour

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel★★★★

[08:00-08:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.

[09:30-14:00] Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the picturesque scenery from the window. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot.

[14:30-17:00] You will have biking tour in Yangshuo countryside and riding at Yulong River side leisurely and appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded.

[17:00-18:30] After that, drive back to Guilin for an overnight


Li River Cruise

Day 11Guilin - Hangzhou
Fly to Hangzhou, West Lake, Lingying Temple

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

Check out from hotel in the morning and drive to airport to catch the morning flight for Hangzhou. Upon arriving at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, you will be greeted by local guide.

After lunch, go ahead for Su Causeway, one of the top 10 Scenes of West Lake. Explore the West Lake in-depth, while the local public bike or shuttle bus is also available at your disposal. Firstly, bike from Su Causeway to West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden about half an hour. There are thousands of red carps in the fishpond here. Enjoy the pleasure for feeding the red carps and have fun. After that, get back to Su Causeway and enjoy orientation walk to Bai Causeway about 1 hour, while you will appreciate most of the famous scenes.

Then visit the Lingyin Temple, which is one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China. It is also a tourist attraction that can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics as well as agreeable natural scenery. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.


West Lake

Day 12Hangzhou
Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Chenghuangge Pavilion, Hefang Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-10:00] Pick up from hotel and transfer to Meijiawu Tea Culture Village

[10:00-12:00] Discover the Meijiawu Tea Culture Village which is considered the best to return to the nature. With its idyllic beauty, the tea farmer will take you to the mountain area and you will be impressed by the tea terraces of high and low hill-slops. You may have chance to learn how green tea is made.

[12:30-13:30] A La Carte Lunch at a local restaurant with the asistant of your guide. 

Before you have a free time to  explore Hefang Street by yourself, you will visit Chenghuangge Pavilion, which is at the bank of West Lake.

Meijiawu Tea Village
Meijiawu Tea Village

Day 13Hangzhou - Suzhou
High speed train to Suzhou, Lingering Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Pingjiang Ancient Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★

A leisure breakfast in hotel in the morning, then our guide will transfer you to train way station to catch a high speed train for Suzhou. After lunch, you will have a half day Suzhou city exploring tour to admire the classic Chinese gardens.

The first stop is Lingering Garden which is the large classical private garden in China. Lingering Garden was built in the Qing Dynasty style and it is known for exquisite architectural art. Next stop is at Lion Grove Garden.  It is one of the four greatest gardens and representative classic gardens in Suzhou City and has a history of more than 650 years. Then we will have a leisure walk along an ancient street --- Pingjiang Ancient Street , where many locals still living.

Suzhou Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden

Day 14Suzhou - Shanghai
Tongli Water Town, drive to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

[09:30-10:00] You will be met at your hotel lobby and start today’s tour to Suzhou Gardens and the Water Town.

[10:00-13:00] Drive to Tongli Water town which was established in the Song Dynasty and very rich in cultural heritage. Enjoy your time and discover its long history and traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples which were built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. You will have a chance to take a local boating trip along the waterways.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant nearby the waterway.

After the tour, you will be transferred to Shanghaiby private car directly and check-in at the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Nanjing Road would be a nice place for hanging out at night.


Tongli Water Town

Day 15Shanghai
Shanghai Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the New and Old Shanghai.

[09:30-12:30] Visit Shanghai Old Street where you will find the 100-year-ago Shanghai here. The people, the hanging red lanterns, the ancient memorial arch, all of these form into a picture that describe the old Shanghai. And then, walk into the Shikumen, The old alley is also a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where the local residents still live there. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund which was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century.

[12:30-13:30] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

[13:30-16:30] Have a stop at silk museum. Reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Have a cup of coffee and take a short break. In conclusion, visit Shanghai Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel. We highly recommend you watch the ERA Acrobatic Show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


The Bund

Day 16Departure Shanghai
Transfer service to the airport

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3045 2740 $3211 2890
6 ~ 9 pax $2349 2114 $2515 2264
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3320 2988 $3510 3159
6 ~ 9 pax $2624 2362 $2814 2533
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $3717 3346 $4214 3793
6 ~ 9 pax $3021 2719 $3518 3167
Price includes:

♦ Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
♦ Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
♦ Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
♦ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
♦ All attraction entrance fees as specified
♦ Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:

* International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
* Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
* China Entry Visa Fees
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services


Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, 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.

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5.0

DEBORAH O

5.0

Thanks to Ms Raylene He we had a wonderful and well organised trip to 5 destinations which all went off without a hitch including being met by guides and drivers in each city and looked after very well. This all included several domestic flights a train trip and permits. I have no qualms in recommending this company to other travellers.
Natasha J

5.0

I can't recommend this company enough!!I started talking to Yocky via the chat system on their website, as we wanted to do a 2.5 week trip around China. Our itinerary was:Shenzhen-Beijing-Xian-Kunming-Dongchuan-Chengdu-Guilin-SanyaHere's how things went:1) She was instant in her replies and responded to subsequent emails within the hour (and trust me, I sent A LOT of emails). She was always so thorough and efficient.2) She made us a tailor made trip that covered everything we wanted, including some slightly more off the beaten track attractions.3) She helped us keep to our budget and suggested reasonable things we could cut out when things were too expensive (not something many companies would do as they are trying to make a quick buck).4) She listened to all of our requests for things such as early morning flights, vegetarian food, and readjusting itineraries.5) All our drivers and guides were EXCELLENT; they were prompt, kind, spoke excellent English and had a wealth of knowledge about all the sites we saw. All the cars on our private tours were nice and comfortable and had water.6) Despite asking for 3* hotels, all 7 hotels we stayed in seemed like 4* to us and all included breakfast.7) With such a large and complicated trip there were bound to be a few hiccups (e.g. there was a marathon in Xian one day which meant a lot of roads were closed, so we couldn't access sites). Yocky was in touch with us the entire time and helped us rearrange our plans quickly and ordered complimentary tickets to a show to make up for the inconvenience.We were so nervous about our first trip to China as we speak no mandarin and are strict vegetarian but honestly this was one of the best trips of our life; this company made it so easy for us and I really can't imagine having been able to do it myself any better!
snoopy10463

5.0

We booked our trip with Top China Travel a private tour and was amazing experience. We were 4 people , just ladies. It was very well organized, our Spanish guides in the different cities very good especially Leon in Xian, the best. They were very knowledgeable and took care of us. Every time we went to another city, they didn't leave us until the check-in at the different airports. Our agent Raylene did an excellent job, organizing our trip, she was on top of everything. Thanks Raylene for our unforgettable vacation.
Bonnygillis

5.0

We used Top China Tour for a recent trip which included Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. This was a small group with four to six members. Top China travel did an excellent job. The hotels were all in excellent locations and the service was top notch. The tour guides all spoke very good English and knew the history of all the many places we visited. I always felt very comfortable wherever we went. Everything was organized nicely. I highly recommend Top China Travel as they provided us with a very memorable trip!
andyanne2017

5.0

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of China. Our holiday was organised by Rebecca Wei who was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived in Beijing and departed from Shanghai. There was lots to organise as we had two internal flights and three train journeys as well as three nights on a boat cruising the Yangtze river. All the arrangments fell into place like clockwork, our guides were excellent, spoke very good english and had a good knowledge of the places we visited. We saw some fantastic sights but some of the highlights for us were The Great Wall, The Yungang Grottoes, The Hanging Temple Datong, The terrracotta warriors and the muslim quarter in Xiang and the cruise on the Yangtze. We travelled in September so the temperatures were around 28C [ fine for us as we live in Durban] it is also a good time as the lines to get enterance to some places were very short. There was a lot of walking involved so comfortable walking shoes are a must as well as a sun hat. We stayed in a couple of "traditional" hotels which we loved and then some very upmarket hotels. The exception was the hotel in Xiang which scored 100% on location but had some very unfriendly staff a poor restaurant as well as putting us in an unrenovated room for the first night. We moved to the renovated floors for the other night which was much better. I should add here that this was a mistake by the hotel not TCT] My one regret is that we should have stayed a night in Wuzhen Water Town but that really was not practical as we had to leave our hotel in Shanghai at 4 in the morning to catch the flight home. We have some wondefull memories so thank you Rebecca and TCT for organizing a really interesting holiday Andrew and Anne B, DurbanSouth Africa
andyanne2017

5.0

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of China. Our holiday was organised by Rebecca Wei who was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived in Beijing and departed from Shanghai. There was lots to organise as we had two internal flights and three train journeys as well as three nights on a boat cruising the Yangtze river. All the arrangments fell into place like clockwork, our guides were excellent, spoke very good english and had a good knowledge of the places we visited. We saw some fantastic sights but some of the highlights for us were The Great Wall, The Yungang Grottoes, The Hanging Temple Datong, The terrracotta warriors and the muslim quarter in Xiang and the cruise on the Yangtze. We travelled in September so the temperatures were around 28C [ fine for us as we live in Durban] it is also a good time as the lines to get enterance to some places were very short. There was a lot of walking involved so comfortable walking shoes are a must as well as a sun hat. We stayed in a couple of "traditional" hotels which we loved and then some very upmarket hotels. The exception was the hotel in Xiang which scored 100% on location but had some very unfriendly staff a poor restaurant as well as putting us in an unrenovated room for the first night. We moved to the renovated floors for the other night which was much better. I should add here that this was a mistake by the hotel not TCT] My one regret is that we should have stayed a night in Wuzhen Water Town but that really was not practical as we had to leave our hotel in Shanghai at 4 in the morning to catch the flight home. We have some wondefull memories so thank you Rebecca and TCT for organizing a really interesting holiday Andrew and Anne B, DurbanSouth Africa
Bianca v

5.0

My mother and I recently visited China from 4 September 2017 to 18 September 2017. Our private tour with Top China Travel (TCT) started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai. Along the way we visited Xian, Guilin and did a 3 day cruise down the Yangtze river. We were very very impressed with the services provided by TCT. The guides and drivers who met us in every city where enthusiastic, friendly, helpful and entertaining. They continuously strived to do their utmost best to accommodate us and make our experience a pleasant one. Having the guides definately made our trip a relaxing one especially with the language barrier. Our trip planner from TCT, Bonnie even met up with us in Guilin to meet us and give us gifts which was really something special. TCT made sure we experienced all the best and most amazing sites of China, both old and new! The tour was attentive and personal and I would definitely recommend it as a MUST to anybody travelling to China!!! Thank you to our tour Guides Linda, Lucy, Michelle, Cherry, Victor, Jakob and our tour planner Bonnie for the most wonderful visit. China is an exquisite and vibrant country which will definitely see me again!
520claudia

5.0

We've been in China this August from 4th to 20th, starting from Beijing and finish in Shanghai, with many transfers through the "tailor made"trip (we've been in Chengde, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Huangshan...). We're very found in Chinese culture and food, so we asked to the travel agency a "not so touristic" tour. We found everything we were looking for! Janet, our correspondent, made everything work wonderfully, with patience and aknowledgement. We really suggest this agency if you want a really Chinese experience with the best quality and price!
Santoshdesh

5.0

Right from my first email till even after reaching home from the tour, I and my family were taken excellent care of by Vicky and others of Top China Travel. Our 16 day tour of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xian, Beijing, Guilin and finally Hong Kong was not just planned excellently, it was made highly pleasurable by Vicky and her colleagues from the TCT office and each of the tour guides who became a part of my family while going around. Our tour was a private tour making us feel like VVIPs at each stage due to exclusivity experienced by us at each scenic, cultural or historic place we visited. The guides got us the best seats with discounts for all the shows we had desired to experience making our tour very memorable. Last but not the least the invaluable guidance and tips as well as their initiative helped us save quite many yuans and dollars! I can't thank Vicky, all the tour guide and TCT for a classic experience of all times!
bsingh1952

5.0

Overall our 16 days customized private trip to China ( including Tibet region ) was organized very well .Our contact person was Maggie Qin . We visited Beijing , Xi'an , Lhasa and Shanghai. We also took 3 nights Yangtze river cruise from Chongqing . Everything went off smoothly . The five star Hotels booked for us were excellent and centrally located . There was no problem with air , train or ship bookings . All cars arranged for local travel were in good condition and drivers courteous . All guides were well behaved and always present at the time of arrival at different destinations . They explained things nicely and in interesting manner . They were also helpful and flexible to meet our requirements . Thank you Maggie and thanks to the entire TCT team .
samiraelmi

5.0

We reserved this tour by China Travel which is joint by China Highlights. Terraced Fields and Yangshuo have kind of unique sceneries to offer. Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo passes by spectacular views. Thanks to our tour guide chasen Cai, we really enjoyed every minute of our trip. He was cheerful, energetic and helpful. He gave us detailed information anywhere needed. Show of Impression Liu was also a must see in Yangshuo.
Ira P

5.0

My family and I (4 pax) from Australia took a 16 day private tour with TCT in April. My husband found this tour operator from a friend and we took our chances after checking their reviews on Tripadvisor. A young lady, Yocky was our tour consultant. Yocky is fantastic! She is very professional, informative and more importantly she is honest, genuine and attentive! She was very responsive to our queries and paid attention to details. She even organised a pocket wifi to be sent to us when we first arrived in Beijing! Such a gem and great asset for this company. Considering she claimed that we were her first clients, she did her job perfectly.The tour itself was very organised. My husband and I did a lot of research ourselves, so we kind of know what we wanted to do, and where to go. We started in Beijing, Xian, Jiu Zhai Gou, Chengdu, 3 night river cruise with Century, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Along the way of the preparation, Yocky helped us with the final details, such as aligning with the cruise time table, what to prioritise, etc. She even suggested some local food.In each city, we were given a private car with driver and a tour guide. We didn't have any problems when arriving at the airport and the tour guides helped us check in at the airport (I find this is important, as it seems each local airport has their own 'safety regulations' that we found quite confusing!). We found most of our tour guides were professional with good English and knowledge of their local areas. I would like to highlight our tour guide Lin from Chengdu. Lin was excellent. She accommodated our needs very well. Ask for Lin as your tour guide when you visit Chengdu.Our regular communication with Yocky also helped us alot. Again, we really appreciate Yocky's availability throughout our trip. When we had to change our flight times and resolve problems with the river cruise,these issues were fixed by Yocky and her team immediately thanks to the pocket wifi and Yocky's availability!We were very satisfied with this tour provider especially with the service provided by Yocky. We will use this company again in the future.
valerithomas

5.0

We had so many marvelous experiences. The VIP hotel at the top of the Longhi Scenic Area was beyond anything I have seen before, and the 'ride' up to the top carried by 3 strong men in a 'rickshaw' defied description. At 84 I would not have reached the top without their help. The memories of this adventure will be with me always, and when the cold winter months arrive, I shall recall this pleasure all over again. Well done Janetl Well done TCT and well done China. Your beautiful country does you credit.
Charles C

5.0

The tour of China arranged through top China travel was the best adventures ever throughout the country. Our guides were first rate and unparalleled professionalism was shown in every area of China we visited: Guilin, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We enjoyed every moment of our privately guided tours. Our visit to China was wonderful and we cannot say enough to endorse top China travel as a first-class travel agency. We have returned to our home in Corpus Christi, Texas with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Marianne L

5.0

We are currently still traveling but wanted to give a review of our Beijing section of the trip. Firstly, when we explored options on tours on the internet we sent email from the TCT website requesting information. Janet replied and from there on the planning was effortless. She accommodated all that we wanted to see into a well planned trip. She was responsive and prompt in her replies from China and could speak english well. We arrived at our first destination in Beijing. Our guide, Eric Gu, greeted us at the airport with a big smile. For last 3 days he has shown us the attractions. He is very knowledgable, patient, flexible and fun. Speaks excellent english also. He made extra effort to accommodate our requests and waited patiently while we were eating delicious food, buying pearls and handbags and booking us theatre tickets to the Kung Fu show. We cannot have enough thanks for the good service we got. Stay tuned for the rest of our trip. On the Xian and Shanghai now.
Julie B

5.0

My sister and I were looking for an independent tour to China and Tibet and after writing to three different agencies with our proposed route and activities we decided to go with TCT travel. Why TCT? Daniel Mo, our contact person responded quickly to every email that we sent. He was both professional and friendly. An excellent travel agent! The planning was personal. If we didn’t like a proposed hotel or tour, he came up with something better. He made recommendations about sights worth seeing and places worth skipping. Nothing was too much to ask; he wanted us to be satisfied. The other two agencies were more inclined to offer standard hotels and tours. The bank transfers were efficient. There was no hassle with money. Our route: Beijing, Lhasa, Xian, Guilin-Yangshou, Shanghai, a total of 17 days in October. Seeing Tibet was to be the highlight of our trip. Daniel arranged the Tibet permit, a hotel in the center of Lhasa and a local Tibetan guide who was truly amazing. If you have the time and are not frightened off by the high altitude (you must take medicine), go to Tibet!! That being said, our entire China-Tibet trip was fantastic. We enjoyed everything that we did, all of our tours. The hotels had excellent locations (extremely important). Our guides were wonderful and did everything they could to make things run smoothly. They all met us at the airport(s) upon arrival and assisted us at departure. They accompanied us everywhere organizing and translating and of course supplying us with information at all of the tour sights. They ordered our lunches based on what we like to eat (my sister is a vegetarian). We were never herded around like a tour group. The approach was personal and flexible. All of our transportation was arranged perfectly by Daniel/TCT; flights, trains, vans, cars, boats, bicycles and rickshaws. We could not have asked for a better introduction to China and I would certainly recommend TCT to anyone who wishes to travel independently. From the planning phase to the actual execution; excellent!
rambleglobal

5.0

We used Top China Travel to book our entire 16-day trip through Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Leshan, Guilin, Yangshuo, and Shanghai. We had a private guide and driver in each metro area who was always there to pick us up at the airport/train station and drop us off at the airport (and help us check-in for the next flights even). Our guides spoke English well, were very accommodating to our needs, and were fun be around throughout each segment. We were a little hesitant to book with a company based in China, but we combed the internet for reviews and found many that appeared authentic and all were good reviews. While in China, we met multiple people traveling with larger groups than us but paid more money than we did for our custom trip. If you're going to China, you have to at least consider Top China Travel - they were excellent.
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