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Our ready-made best tours to China can take you to any or all China's classic cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, and Chengdu. Whether you are traveling with family or friends, seniors or kids, our experts will find the best tour for you. Thousands of customer reviews for our tours on TripAdvisor prove the quality of our service!

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    FAQs on Best Tours to China

    What is a private tour?

    A private tour is one that is specifically designed for you, your own family or friends with no other strangers. We have a wide selection of pre-made cheap tour itineraries of 2020/2021 on our website for you to choose from. Meanwhile we are also gifted in customizing the best China tour itinerary no shopping to cater to your specific interests. Here we outline the key benefits of taking a private tour.

    A. Schedule your trip on any date or for any length that you wish.
    B. Choose travel destinations and scenic spots that interest you.
    C. Decide what kind of hotels to use.
    D. Private guide and driver serve you and your party only.
    E. Travel at your own pace with flexibility to suit your travel style.

    When is the best time to travel to China?

    It is indeed a big concern for most travelers. In simple terms, late March to May in spring, September and October in autumn are relatively pleasant to visit most tourist cities in the country. Some highlight cities, such as Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong are top travel destinations for first-time visitors at anytime of the year. Those who travel in the low season between December and February are rewarded with lower prices and a hassle free sightseeing experience. Also, it is advisable to avoid the Chinese Golden Week Holiday from Oct 1st to Oct 7th as there are crowds of visitors everywhere.

    What are the major cities to enter China?

    Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou are all busy global transport hubs, and they have frequent flights linking almost all parts of the world. At the same time, these cities have long been favored travel destinations boasting prominent attractions and a relaxing atmosphere. Besides, with large numbers of visitors coming to Xian, Chengdu and Kunming every year, the three cities also operate increasing numbers of international flights to the major cities in the world.

    How many days are needed for a trip to China?

    For first time travelers, we usually suggest a two weeks China tour itinerary including the destinations like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, and Yangtze Cruise. It gives you an overall impression of the country in terms of history, culture, development and natural scenery. If you can only do a one week tour, it is the best to take the classic one week itinerary Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. For travelers who would like to have an in-depth exploration, we also prepare 3 weeks and 4 weeks more private China tour itineraries for you to choose from. Anytime you are planning a trip to China, we are ready to customize the best itinerary for you. 

    How much does it cost for a trip to China?

    It depends on various conditions, such as how many days you will stay, which cities you will travel to, what levels of hotels you will choose to stay, and many others. Let's take an example, if you take our 11 days small group package to Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai, it costs around US$1400 per person during peak season, while if you take a private guided package with the similar itinerary, it costs about US$1800 per person based on 2 to 3 travelers as a private group. It is hard to tell how much money is needed for a trip briefly, but our experienced travel consultants are more than happy to tailor a trip to your budget.

    Will you arrange the visa for us? How far in advance should I have a visa?

    Sorry, we do not arrange the visa, but we are happy to offer a free invitation letter to assist our clients in obtaining the visa.

    You should apply for the tourist visas (L) from your local Chinese Embassy or Consulate, and the process takes about 5 to 7 working days. It is recommended that you apply for it one or two months before your planned travel date. If you apply too early, the visa may expire before your trip is completed. The validity of a single-entry visa is normally 3 months.

    How far ahead of time do I need to book with you?

    Generally, it is advisable to book your holiday at least 30 days prior to the departure date. However, if you are going to travel during the peak season, we suggest you book it the earlier the better to guarantee the hotel and flight reservations as well as our excellent travel guides. In this way, you will have plenty of time to prepare for a wonderful trip. What's more, we also offer early bird discount from time to time for both private and group tours.

    How do I contact you in case of emergency during the trip?

    We usually provide clients with all necessary contact information prior to the trip. You can call either your local guide or travel consultant whenever you encounter any emergency or need help. Our professional travel consultants are available 7 days a week, from 07:00 to 21:00 in the office and also we have 24/7 mobile services.

    Do you offer discount for children?

    Yes, our price for children is quoted based on their ages. A child under 12 years old receives a good discount off the regular adult fare on the land service charge and internal airfares. Those who are aged 12 and over will be charged as adults.

    For infants under 2 years old, only the infant airfares are needed. However, if your trip involves a Yangtze River cruise, there is an extra percentage of the cruise fee required for the baby.

    Is there any specific vaccination for traveling to China?

    At present, China has no serious infectious diseases, so no specific vaccination is required. However, the yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for visitors coming from yellow fever prevalent area. These people need to present a valid vaccine certificate of yellow fever upon entry as well as their other travel documents.

    What is the approximate size of the bed at hotels? Are King-size beds common?

    The hotel guest rooms are basically twin rooms and double rooms. There are two single beds in a twin room. As for a double room, only one large bed is placed in it, and the bed can be King-size or Queen-size varying from hotel to hotel. Generally speaking, most 5 stars and 4 stars hotels have King-size beds available in their guest rooms. Below are explanations of the normal sizes of the above mentioned beds.

    Room Type

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 Bed Equipment

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 Bed Size

    Metric (cm)

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 Imperial (inch)

    Twin room

    Two single beds

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 120 x 200(single)

    47 x 78 (single)

    Double room

    One queen size bed

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 150 x 200

    59 x 78

    One king size bed

    世界杯预选赛竞猜 180 x 200

    70 x 78

    Usually what time would your daily sightseeing start and end? Do I have free time to go shopping?

    It starts at about 08:30 and ends at around 18:00 when there are full day sightseeing activities arranged. The schedule may change slightly with the seasons. Sometimes there are evening shows included, in which case we finish the day at around 21:00. You can do some shopping on your own after the normal daily sightseeing. Alternatively, you may include a free day and go on a shopping spree during your private trip if you want.

    Can I use my mobile phone in China? And can I visit sites such as Facebook and Twitter?

    You can use your mobile phone as long as it is unlocked. If your phone is locked, you can call your carrier to ask for unlocking it. Since the international roaming rates are very expensive, we suggest you buy a prepaid local SIM card. You can easily buy a SIM card as they all have lots of branches and outlets in cities and even airports. Our guide is happy to help you with it.

    Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc. are not available in China. If it's convenient, we suggest you download WeChat - a very popular free mobile messaging & calling app. It is a great way for you to connect with locals during your trip.

    I am interested in meeting and interacting with local people, do I have a chance to make it with your arrangement?

    Yes, there are plenty of opportunities for you to meet and interact with local Chinese people in different cities. You will experience authentic old Beijing life during the exciting Hutong travel. When visiting the Temple of Heaven, you can see and even become involved personally with the Beijingers to do some leisure activities such as playing chess, flying kites, singing, dancing etc. In addition to learning home-cooked dishes, a local family visit in Xian also gives you a real glimpse into typical Chinese way of life. You get to see locals going about their daily lives while cruising down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo, and exploring the countryside of Yangshuo. It is indeed an interesting experience to have a stop at the 'Marriage Market' in Shanghai People's Square Park. Examples of such activities are too many to list.

    Our private tours are extremely flexible, and to tailor-make a trip that will be to your heart's content is something we are really good at.
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      4.8689 Reviews
      Posted on March 10, 2020
      I had traveled to China with TCG twice and this was my third time to book a 10-day Best China tour on this credible company!
      Thank you very much for leaving us such nice memories of the magnificent attractions on the third China trip!
      Posted on February 29, 2020
      Jimmy was a warm, responsible and experienced guide in Shanghai. Meeting him was the one of the best parts of our Best China Tour to Beijing-Xi’an-Yangtze River-Shanghai! He explained the Shanghai Museum in detail and tried his best to give us an amazing cruise on Huangpu River. The groups of high-rise building constructions showed the modernization and prosperity of Shanghai city. We also marveled at the mountain scenery of the Three Gorges in Yangtze River! Hugely recommended!
      New Zealand
      Posted on February 20, 2020
      I traveled to four cities in Yunnan with my parents. We were pleased with the 8-day best China tour planned by Travel China Guide. On this China trip we gained more happiness than tiredness! Shangri-La was a very pure place to relax and we visited a Tibetan family to learn about their traditional life customs. Dali was a romantic resort. We enjoyed the gorgeous views of the peaceful water and Cangshan Mountain covered with white snow! They constituted a very magnificent scene!
      Posted on February 17, 2020
      We had reliable, hardworking and patient guides on our 12 days Best China Tour. They were all helpful with our smooth journey. It was good experiences of visiting a local family in Xi’an and taking memorable pictures of the lovely Giant Pandas. Not Bad!
      Elsa Roman
      Posted on February 08, 2020
      Lily was responsible for every detail and cared a lot for the old in my family. We all enjoyed the time in Beijing with her. She was a competent guide! In addition, our travel consultant Abbey was very patient to answer our questions and warm-hearted to provide us with useful advice on the details of the 6 day best China tour from Beijing to Shanghai. The payment process was very convenient and fast, and we finished the booking travel package with high efficiency.
      Posted on February 06, 2020
      Warm guides & professional team gave us a relaxing experience during this 15 days Best China tour! Thanks for your hard work and great arrangements of attractions & hotels!
      Posted on January 28, 2020
      The guides introduced every attraction with a dedicated attitude. Indeed, Guilin landscape tops compared with those elsewhere, and Yangshuo landscape tops that of Guilin. The 12-day best China tour itinerary of Beijing-Shanghai-Guilin-Hongkong was well organized and went smoothly. Thank you so much!
      New Zealand
      Posted on January 25, 2020
      Last year, we had an amazing experience on our 14 days best China tour to Silk Road! The whole journey was substantial but bot very tired. We marveled at the thousands of colorful Buddhist murals and statues preserved in Dunhuang Mogao Caves.

      Most of the accommodations were satisfying. We asked to upgrade our four-star hotel to a five-star hotel in Xi’an. There was a problem in the process, but fortunately our guide soon solved it. It didn’t affect our rest. The hotel was well equipped, spacious and clean.

      All guides were responsible for every member of our group and explained the facts about the attractions in detail along the journey. We had a new understanding of the Silk Road. The route of this China tour was worth trying if you would like to explore the mysteries of the Silk Road.
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      Ben Conti
      United States
      Posted on January 19, 2020
      The guides had an excellent attitude and great communication skills. They were very knowledgeable. They had answers to all our questions patiently and professionally. I liked their notices of attractions in advance before getting to every site. I also liked their arrangements. GOOD AND COLORFUL!!! All of them were patient, considerate and nice! We were so lucky to meet them in China! Our 9 days small group China tour ended with success!
      Posted on January 18, 2020
      All the guides’ splendid introductions left me with a deep impression! They showed concern for all the group members. GREAT APPRECIATION!!! I wish to have the opportunity to come back to China!
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