Based out of Xian, China, China Tours is a well-established tour operator that offers a range of thrilling sightseeing opportunities around the country.
China Tours has done a great job of organizing custom-designed tours spanning the most important places in China – and at very competitive rates.
The company operates with a determination to deliver a satisfying tour that will create lasting memories of China for the rest of your life.
Private Tours / Join-In Tours
Private pre-made tours, as well as Join-In tours, are what China Tours really specializes in.
Depending on your interests, you can choose from a variety of different packages.
Private tours are ideal if you have 2 – 5 people in your party and Join-In tours are great if you are either solo or want to be surrounded by other travelers.
It’s important to note that generally, the Join-In tours are a little cheaper.
Here's a quick example of one of the tours:
If you’re interested in seeing the major cities of China you may consider checking out the 12 Day CT-02 private tour package.
The tour first begins in Beijing where you’ll get to see Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.
Next, the tour heads to Xian for a glimpse of the world-famous Terracotta Warriors.
On Day 6 the tour continues to Shanghai to see the major attractions and visit a number of Chinese cultural museums.
From there the tour goes on to the gorgeous scenery of Guilin and Yangshuo where you’ll be able to take river cruises, hike through caves and even take bike rides.
Finally, the tour ends in the always exciting city of Hong Kong!
For private tours there are three different classes:
The classes (and prices) vary by type of accommodation, dining options and modes of transportation.
The all-inclusive fees for a tour package include admission to the attractions mentioned in the itinerary, meals, full-time English speaking tour guides, accommodation (normally in hotels like the Sheraton and Intercontinental), pick up at the airport and liability insurance for the duration of the tour.
The “Luxury class” of the tour mentioned above costs $2,480 in the low season and $2,897 in high season.
The only expenses you’ll need to worry about are your flights to China, China visa fees, and personal souvenirs, and tips for your tour leader.
Custom Made Tours
What if you’re interested in visiting a few places on one of the organized tours and a few other places on another tour?
That’s the reason China Tours offers custom made tours – so you can choose exactly what you want to see and where you want to go.
When you click on the “Customize a Tour” tab you’ll land on a contact page where you can enter your name and e-mail and proceed to fill out a questionnaire.
You’ll have the option of choosing the places you want to visit, your choice of 3 – 5-star accommodation, your specific interests, and even a type box to specify any special requests.
You can even choose between Western or Chinese meals.
After completing your custom made tour, a representative will quickly get back with you for further details and an expense overview.
Customer Service / Trust and Reliability
When you contemplate a tour there’s nothing more important than quick, clear and reliable customer service.
One of the things that most impressed me about China Tours is their sincere desire to go the extra mile in catering to clients.
They are dedicated to providing a top level of service.
To begin with, instead of having to e-mail to get in touch with a representative, the very first thing you see on the homepage of their website are direct phone numbers.
If you’re not in a position to call, you can also easily contact China Tours online with instant chat or via Skype.
While some sites make it difficult to get in touch, China Tours makes it easy.
Like many things on the internet, it’s important to include user reviews with personal touches.
Be sure to browse through the user reviews to read honest reviews and even get some tips about where to go or which guides you may be interested in hiring.
Also, click on the “About Us” tab to read all the background information.
Traveling is one of the most incredible ways to gain experience and learn about the world, but sometimes it can be downright frustrating to figure out exactly what to see, where to stay and how to get there (in your short amount of time).
China Tours makes it convenient and hassle-free to organize a tour to fit your precise interests so you can have fun without having to deal with all the travel annoyances.
Mark was raised in central Africa before migrating back to the U.S. for University. After graduating, he decided to continue traveling the world. On Migrationology, he shares the cultural side of travel from a slow-paced local perspective that often revolves around his love for eating all forms of food. Join him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @migrationology.