14 Days Giant Panda & Yangtze River Tour

Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai

Traveler Reviews

Tour Code: TCT-China-Group-16

Tour Type: Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Tour Highlights:

  Well-designed small group tour with less than 18 pax in a group

  Cover the major destinations and most famous wonders

  Expand to the Giant Pandas Breeding Research Base in Chengdu

  Offer a comfortable Yangtze River cruise on one of the Three Gorges' top-rated floating hotels
 

From $ 2226

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Beijing ★★★★
 

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

Please note:
1. We generally arrange the airport pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport(PEK). If your flight arrive at Beijing Daxing International Airport(PKX), it will cause an transfer supplement: US$90 per 5-seat car per way
2. Our airport transfer from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is generally arranged on sharing basis according to the arrival timing of each client's flight. If any tourists request a separate private transfer service from Beijing Capital International Airport, it will cause an transfer supplement: US$50 per 5-seat car per way.


Beijing City View
 

Day 2Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Peking opera facial mask painting, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Beijing ★★★★
 

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 you will enjoy a Beijing Hutong tour by rickshaw with a local family visit, which will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. Then we will have a stop at a Chinese courtyard and take a Chinese culture experience - Peking opera facial mask painting.

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. The memorable Beijing city tour for the 1st day ends by dropping off at your hotel lobby. 

Note:  At night, alively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater or the Acrobatic Show can be your optional night entertainment.  

Forbidden City
Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with round way cable car, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Beijing ★★★★
 

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. (***Round way cable car are included at Mutianyu Great Wall***)
 

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. 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 - Xi'an
Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Xian ★★★★
 

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
Summer Palace
 

Day 5Xi'an
Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Pottery workshop, Bell Tower Square, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Xian ★★★★
 

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***). 
 

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 cave dwelling pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a miniature terracotta warrior and discover the unique ancient housing style in north China.  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.
 

When you back to downtown, we will walk around Bell Tower Square and walk to the well-known Muslim Quarter, where you could  enjoy your shopping time  and challenge a variety of local snacks. The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby.

Note: 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
Gao's Courtyard, Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Plaza, High speed train to Chengdu

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch 
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Chengdu ★★★★
 

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 to visit Gao's Courtyard, which is a wonderful choice for you to appreciate ancient residences and explore the local culture of shadow puppetry. Continue to our trip to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Plaza, from which you will have photo stop at this landmark of Xian and enjoy the magnificent and world top music fountain show at the plaza at 12:00 (depends on the availablity).
 

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, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Chengdu ★★★★
 

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, 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). Then transfer back to hotel or we will arrange taxi to bring you back to hotel and enjoy a leisure night.

Notes: You may check with your local guide and Sichuan opera is recommended to be your optional night entertainment. 
 Leshan Giant Buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha
 

Day 8Chengdu
People’s Park, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Ancient Street

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Chengdu ★★★★
 

In the morning, have breakfast in the hotel, the we will have a leisure trip to walk into locals.  Visit 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.
 

Enjoy the authentic Sichuan food for lunch and in the afternoon we continue our visit to Wuhou Temple. It the largest museum of the site left over from the Three Kingdoms Period, and a very quiet oasis in the city. Walk around Jinli Ancient Street neighboring to Wuhou Temple. 

Drop off at your hotel in the downtown of Chengdu. 

Sichuan Cuisine Museum
Sichuan Cuisine Museum
 

Day 9Chengdu - Chongqing
High speed train to Chongqing, Embark on the boat

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Victoria USA Cruise or President Cruise or similar ★★★★★
 

After breakfast, take the morning train to Chongqing for about 2 hours. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the train station. After lunch, we will go to know more about Three Gorges and Yangtse River by visiting Three Gorges Museum, not only the largest monographic museum in China, but also a public undertaking for the preservation, education, scientific research in respect of cultural relics and the natural environment of Chongqing and the Three Gorges area. The Chongqing People Hall is just located opposite to the Three Gorges Museum. You can take a picture of this construction like Temple of Heaven from the apperance. Then we will go to visit Hong Ya Dong at  the riverside area of the Yangtze River.  It is the best place to visit group of stilted buildings, appreciate Hongya Dicui, stroll mountain city old street, watch ba-yu culture, and taste delicious food, and it is also the Jiangbei lounge.
Then transfer to the cruise and check-in at the Victoria cruise. The check-in time is between 18:00 and 20:30. The Yangtze River cruise boat departs from Chongqing at 21:00.

Notes:
1. If you have enough free time in Chongqing before embark, you can have a try of Chongqing Hot Pot for your dinner.
2. Generally, the cruise departs from Chongqing Chaotianmen terminal, but some cruise boats may depart from Fengdu or Fuling Terminal (from Chongqing about 1.5-2 hours' drive), which depends on the water level and the cruise's arrangement. 

Chongqing City View
Chongqing City View

Day 10Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City (optional), Fengdu Shuangguishan National Park, FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show(optional)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Victoria USA Cruise or President Cruise or similar ★★★★★
 

Enjoy a full day Yangtze cruise! In ther morning, you will have an optional shore excursion short visit to Fengdu (depends on river condition). Fendu is known as the 'Ghost City' to most Chinese people. Fengdu Shuangguishan National Park is arranged as your shore excursion. You can also choose to take the additional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City with extra fee. Tonight a captain welcome reception is arranged for all the tourists. Feng Yan San Guo “Rommance of the Three Kingdoms” Show is another show excursion for you in the evening.

Victoria Cruise Itinerary: (only for reference, may change by cruise without notice)

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.

[09:00-13:30] Shore excursion---Fengdu Shuangguishan National Park is arranged in the morning. Or take additional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City with extra cost. Buffet lunch is served on board.

[16:00-21:30] Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. In the evening, you can choose to take the additional Shore excursion---FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show.
 

Notes:
1. The cruise shore excursion and docks are subject to the arrangements which might influent by seasons, water levels, cruise canals and climates and subject to change without prior notice. During the cruise, you will receive the schedule from boat for declares the daily programme
2. Service fee to river guide and cruise crew on board is RMB150 per passenger which does not including in fare.
3. The other personal expense such as internet service, laundry, drinks and bar charge etc are not including.

Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise
 

Day 11Yangtze River Cruise
White Emperor City, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Victoria USA Cruise or President Cruise or similar ★★★★★
 

Today, an optional excursion will be arranged at around 07:30 to the White Emperor City - a place offers a view looking toward the Qutang Gorge is depicted on the back of the Chinese 10-yuan bill. Back to the ship and then pass through Three Gorges that namely Qutang Gorge - considered the most dramatic by many visitors, Wu Gorge - known for its deep valleys and forest covered mountains, and then after lunch, you will have a boat excursion to Goddess Stream .

Victoria Cruise Itinerary: (A bit different from the itinerary of other cruises):
06:30 - 07:00 Early bird coffee and tea/ practice Tai Chi at upper deck
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast (Buffet)
07:30 - 10:15 Optional Shore excursion - White Emperor City (at your own expense RMB295 P.P)
10:45 (Est.)    Sailing through Qutang Gorge
12:45 (Est.)    Scenic cruising - Wu Gorge
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Buffet)
15:15 - 18:15 Shore excursion - Goddess Stream (or Shennong Stream depends on river condition)
19:00 - 20:30 Captain's Farewell Banquet (set-menu table dinner)
21:00 - 21:45 Crew cabaret
(18:30-23:00) Check out and pay for the bills if any

Notes: 1. Excursion trip to White Emperor City, you would take the coach directly to Baidi Temple in 20 minutes' drive. You will have two hours for your White Emperor City visit to appreciate the rich historic story and mysterious land.

Qutang Gorge-Yangtze River
Qutang Gorge
 

Day 12Yichang - Shanghai
Three Gorge Dam, High speed train to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch, Dinner box
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Shanghai ★★★★
 

In the morning, you will firstly visit the Three Gorge Dam (2.5 - 3 hours) - planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric project in the world. After the visiting, the local tour guide will pick you up and transfer to a good local restaurant to have a lunch before being transferred to train station to take high speed rail(about 7.5 hours) to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam
 

Day 13Shanghai
Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: 4 Star /4+Star Hotel in Shanghai ★★★★
 

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 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
The Bund
 

Day 14Departure Shanghai
Transfer to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Meals: Breakfast

Your China Experience is over too soon as your transfer to the airport by our driver 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 on sharing basis according to all the travelers' departure flights. If a separate private transfer is required, it will cause transfer supplement: US$75 per 5-seat car per way. Independent private transfer service will be required in advance. 
 

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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 Jan 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023, 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

PunkNelson

5.0

Great Hotel stay Very Nice Tour guides Convenient planned daily trips Average selection of restaurant for food though
Kiwimac53

5.0

We were looking for a tour in SW China while in the area for work and found this one. While we wouldn't normally get a private tour but surprisingly it was actually cheaper than most of the group tours in the area and was great value. While I would usually rather keep one guide for the whole tour, as you get to know each other and they get to know what you are interested in, we changed guides 5 times during this trip (fortunately we had the same guide in Kunming at the start and end of the tour which was a real bonus as Murphy, our Kunming based guide, was excellent.) In this case changing guides had the advantage of local knowledge at each site so compensated for the change. Of the 4 guides we had 3 excellent and 1 very good with each of them working hard to look after us and make sure we enjoyed our trip. Vicky, our Dali based guide was also extremely good making our time there a highlight. The tour gives you 2 days at each base ie travel in the morning, have the afternoon and the next day touring the area then drive to the next base. We chose the driving tour as we feel it gives you a better experience of the area and you get to see the locals in action. All the drivers we had were great - they went out of their way to look after us and were very safe, which is saying something for driving in China. While all of the guides were very fluent in English none of the drivers could speak English which was a slight disadvantage as you didn't have the guides with you when traveling between bases but the friendliness and helpfulness of the drivers more than made up for this. The tour was very well organised and we knew what we were doing from the time we met our guide on arrival at the Kunming railway station to when we walked through security at the airport on our way out. The tour comes with 4,5 and 6 star accommodation choices and we went for the cheapest 4 star option. While the English at the hotels was limited the guides made sure we were checked in and out and took care of any issues (which were minimal). The 4 star option is largely "Chinese style" hotels ie designed for Chinese visitors with breakfast consisting of what many westeners would consider dinner style food but there was always eggs and toast for the less adventurous. The hotels were all clean and comfortable and generally very well located. The Hotel in Kunming (Jin Jang Inn) was a bonus as it seemed higher than 4 star and we stayed there both on our way in and out. As well as breakfast, lunch came with the tour which was enjoyable as the guides choose the restaurants so we got a variety. I got the feeling that most of the restaurants were owned by friends or family or there was some arrangement with the guide, but as you get to formally review each guide and the meals at the end of each stop they work hard to make sure you enjoy the meal and there was always an abundance of food. We tried a range of local cuisine and there was only one meal we didn't think was up to par. You get your own dinner which also suited us as there is invariably a range of restaurants or for the more adventurous there is the street vendors and you can choose what you want. The vehicles we were driven in were all very good- plenty of space and very comfortable. Being a private tour, while there was a set itinerary, which was diverse and very interesting with something for most people, the guides could tweak it to suit individual interests eg more time at one site and less at another. It is easy to get a bit templed out but overall the itinerary was a good mic of nature and culture. I would thoroughly recommend the tour and the company and we will be looking to the company if/when we go back - Guilin is next on the list as the guides were very happy to discus what they thought we would and wouldn't enjoy based on working with us on this tour,
N2265ZIinfo

5.0

Excellent guides, flexible and knowledgeable travel agent. They speak good English. Our trip was very well organized. We are 100% happy and I can recommend Top China Travel to everybody.
Wesley O

5.0

I contacted Top China travel for a 13 day China vacation (Beijing/Xian/Yangtze River cruise/Shanghai) and right from the start Bonnie provided me with great choices and package options. Throughout the entire planning and even during the trip Bonnie was there for us following up and making sure everything was perfect. Thank you Bonnie for making our China vacation unforgettable.
Johnf8958

5.0

From the minute I contacted Vicky at Top China Travel to book our holiday, to the time we were taken to Pudong airport for our flight home, the experience was perfect. My wife and I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and all of our tour guides were fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Thank you Vicky and all at TCT and I will definitely be in contact when I return to China.
lakazdi

5.0

I went on a Top China Travel group tour. Everything was so well organised that I never had to worry about anything. I really liked that the group was small and it felt like we were a big group of old-friends all travelling together, not just a passenger on the bus. Every hotel, guide, driver and restaurant was very well picked. I was very happy with how well-informed each guide was, how flexible they were to ensure we all had a great time, and their English was all very good. At every step of the way, guides had us fill in a Top China Travel feedback form which I am certain the company take very seriously since their service was so good. I will be passing on their details to all my friends and family who want to travel in China.
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.
EBTraveler

5.0

With forty years of travel to the far corners of our world we have encountered many guides. Like most travelers some have not been very good, some decent and the rare few that are outstanding. During our three weeks in China last month we encountered just such a rare individual. Our guide in Guilin was a young women named Ping (I'll provide her email later). Ping demonstrated knowledge and command of the history, stories and culture all along the way. Beyond that, Ping exuded infectious enthusiasm not only for our touring, but for us personally as well. We had a serious medical issue occur suddenly, in fact one of us went into diabetic shock. It was four in the morning but no matter, after calling Ping she took command and arranged for the hotel to send us, with a car, driver, and assistant to a hospital. Upon our arrival there was Ping who obviously thru on some clothes, got on her motorbike and rushed to meet us. There she not only served as translator but as though a family member, she became invested in our proper care and recovery. Truly remarkable to have such a person supporting you. In small ways she flavored her guiding with a sense of our interests and preferences, like the day we mentioned our love of pomegranates and the next morning there she is smiling and with samples for us as a treat. When we left a jacket behind, once again was on it as Ping arranged for its shipment to out next stop and tracked it until it was in our hands. Beyond that, Ping was in frequent contact to make certain of our full medical recovery and to offer her help where or whenever it might be needed while in China. Amazing! Ping can be contacted at bellakanas@163.com Sheila Hertz, Howard Entin
ourview_11

5.0

From the first email to Top China Travel with Joyce to our wonderful Tour Guide Linda and our driver I can not say more happily what a wonderful trip we have had. Linda was very Kind and very informative with all your tours. The vehicle used was at very high standard and the Driver very safe. We had a private Tour for myself and my Husband we would totally recommend this company.
Geonannie

5.0

Top China Travel is the the tops! I booked an 21 day tour of China for my husband and I and from the very first contact with Lily Lui I was totally impressed. We communicated via e-mail and Lily was very quick and helpful with her responses. Because this was not our first trip to China, I wanted an itinerary that was different from the norm. Lily's recommendations were top notch. The hotels she used were top shelf as we requested. Our guides and drivers were fantastic. What impressed me the most was that when we were in China, Lily called to speak to me and make sure everything was going well. When I ran into some issues due to altitude sickness, I contacted her and she had the itinerary changes done and finalized within an hour. This was a private tour with guide and driver and I honestly can say there was not one thing I wished we had done differently. Thanks to Top China Travel and Lily our trip to China was perfect. I will definitely be contacting Lily when we return to China for yet another visit.
Allessandr0

5.0

I am a tour leader from Italy and this was my first cooperation with Janet and how lucky we met her!! We followed the trip with her to remote areas in China including some ethnic group area in Guizhou province and Sanjiang, Longsheng and Guilin, we enjoyed completely throughout the whole trip and some arrangement even out of our surprise, like we went to Janet’s home to learn how to pack Chinese Ravioli, she invited a Taichi teacher and we had a 1 hour Taichi class inside her home community. Everything was fine and our group members are all like her very much. We strongly recommend Janet Chan (janet@topchinatravel.com) as your China trip consultant! She is so considerate and carefully planned each detail of our trip. Guizhou is a very interesting and primitive place for visiting, you should include in your China trip as well! Thank you Janet! You are very professional!!
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
Karan J

5.0

From the 1st point of contact till the end Joyce was great and helped plan a perfect trip which I was for a short time in Beijing. I was traveling alone and was recommended to join a small group of fellow travelers which was perfect. Great tour guide with a clean bus. Pick up on time and overall a great experience.
Ms Masha B

5.0

My husband and I booked a two week private tour of China with Top China Travel. It was an excellent experience. Vicky, a tour consultant, offered us a very good program visiting Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai and Nanjing. We really enjoyed every location. The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. In Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing me made our own hotel reservation and in Xian an Zhangjiajie TCT made the reservations for us. Lunch was included in the tour and the selection of the restaurants was excellent in most locations (except Xian). Overall great tour!
Chris W

5.0

When planning our China trip we read many trip advisor reviews and noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so we asked for her to arrange our journey across this fascinating land. What a great choice we made, she listened and responded to our questions and arranged all our trip that went off without any problems. We didn’t want shopping nor group travel and she responded brilliantly. Two days hiking on the wall with fabulous guide Miko, in fact all our guides and drivers were just excellent. High speed train meant we saw lots of China’s varied countryside and went to some out of the way places. We can only say great things about TCT and especially Janet Chan if you are planning a trip. Thank you Janet for an exciting and memorable trip! Chris n Jools Winstanley
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.
karenilena

5.0

wonderful visit and wonderful guide Li. Li showed us all the charms of this great city together with our Li river tour. We fell in love with this place and Yangshou. Great place to visit and it was a favourite city in all the cities we visited. great guide
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-Sanya Here'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!
JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
Candi S

5.0

Raylene did a wonderful job organizing our tour to meet our time constraints. She answered all questions very efficiently. Our tour guide Rocco met us at the airport and the Driver was waiting near by. I have specific dietary restrictions and the guide was extremely helpful communicating that with the restaurants. The trip was so easy and we always felt safe. My husband and I are looking forward to booking a more extended trip in the future. There is so much to see and the food is wonderful!
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