8 Day Timeless Beijing

Tour Testimonials

We recently went on your Timeless Beijing 8 day trip. We left on February 24th. It was an outstanding experience ! From the time of arrival until our departure at the airport, everything was first class ! The value, for the money, was unbelievable. The key elements, that made the trip were: 1) Amy , our tour guide, was with out a doubt, the best ! She explained everything in a wonderful way. Her pride in her country was wonderful 2) The hotel could not have been better. The full American breakfast, started the day perfectly ! 3) The sites were a great experience. We covered so much ground in such a short period of time. 4) Our bus driver could not have done a better job. He was great! We have told more people about China Spree and their professionalism. Thanks for providing us with a great view of a wonderful culture.
 
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Patrick S, Iowa
8-Day Timeless Beijing  
 

 
Hi Jim,

Patricia and I both wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the trip to China last week. The trip exceeded our expectations but the biggest reason was your being our guide! Your kindness, patience, cultural and china history knowledge, and the attention to detail that you provided was beyond the call of duty. For you to go as far as helping us at the airport, to return home safely was unbelievable. And yes your singing on the bus topped each day off! When we had a chance to sit, relax and discuss our trip with our close friends the O’Malleys, we cannot explain how much we enjoyed your company and of our fellow travelers. See two pictures attached!



Please remember if you ever have an opportunity to visit the USA and in particular the State of Rhode Island please consider letting us show you our beautiful state!

Sincerely,

Steve & Patricia W
 
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Steven & Patricia W, Rhode Island
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
We are long experence travlers and have used many tour companies. We have had some bad ones but most of then are pretty good. We have to say with out one bit of hesitation China Spree is the best and I mean the best tour company we have ever used. The guide, the price and the itinary was top notch. It doesn't get better than China Spree.

CS: Comment on your tour guide

Answer: I have been on many many tours over the years and I have never seen a guide like Kevin. He was funny, well informed had a good grasp of English. As I said, he was like a mother hen, he didn't miss a thing. If he felt you had something wrong he was on it right away to mend it. He was there at 8am to meet us and he stayed around the hotel after the tour to answer any questions or to give advice. When I couldn't get a umbrella from our hotel he got one from the manager. At one of our lunches we could not find four seats together so we could have lunch with my daughter and her husband. Kevin without upsetting anyone had two couples move so we could sit together. At the airport we were told there were no window seats. Kevin pulled his magic and we got one. This man is worth his weight in gold and as a former business owner I can tell you, you should never lose him. People like this will continue to make your business successful.

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: China was never high on our bucket list. We when we saw what China Spree was offering we decided to book a tour. After spending seven days experiencing the food,culture and the friendly people I would highly recommened visiting this country. It is beautiful and has so much history. We were so happy with what we found we are now talking about going back real soon.
 
Christopher William A & Christine Lucy E, California
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
This was a great trip at a great value-- we would not have been able to see as many sights in the same period of time if we had been on our own. Our guide provided many historical and cultural insights that enhanced the whole experience.

CS: Comment on your tour guide

Answer: He was very smart and told us a lot about the culture and history and the changes that have been taking place in china over the past several decades. We only had one guide-- Kevin. So he was out nation guide and local guide. He took care of our special meal requests and helped us with our connecting flight at the Beijing airport when we were delayed. He was the best part of the trip.
 
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Katherine & Leslie H, Oregon
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
Anyone I know planning a trip to China would be crazy not to do it through China Spree. From the time the trip is booked to the time you get home, you're treated like a special guest and made to feel welcome in a different country. I wasn't sure what to expect from China or the tour guide, but our tour guide was a very special person who made everything fun and informative. Nothing is left to chance. The meals were great, the bus driver was great and polite, and the itinerary gave us a look at most of the place anyone who visits China has to see. It was a great experience and I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I had the chance.

CS: Comment on your tour guide

Answer: George was outstanding. As I said before, he made himself available even when we had our free time if we needed any help or guidance. His knowledge of Chinese culture gave us all great insight into Chinese life, more so than we could have read or picked up in some guide book. And he is passionate about his country and he genuinely enjoys his job.

Climbing the Great Wall of China. It's always been a dream of mine and I believe no visit to China is complete without making it a definite part of the visit. Aside from that, I would have to say "George", our tour guide, was simply outstanding. He gave us insight into Chinese life and even offered us his mobile phone number in case we needed any help or guidance while we were on our own time. That's going above and beyond as far as I'm concerned. I've never seen that before in any of my travels.

CS: Comment on China Spree hotel

Answer: When I booked the tour, I thought we'd be staying at a different hotel so I was a little disappointed when the tour itinerary arrived and it was a different hotel than what I had researched. However, the Hotel was a terrific place to stay. Its location was great, next to subway and within walking distance of some great restaurants. Staff and service was wonderful and the breakfast was an impressive array of food to suit any and all tastes.

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Book a trip through China Spree and you're guaranteed a trouble-free holiday and see some of the world's greatest treasures.
 
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Bruce C, Ontario
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
The tour was a great overview of what makes China such a fascinating country. In 8 days we saw many of the sights you have read about in history books or seen on tv. You get both a good mix of tour time with a lot of information about the history and culture of China as well as time for independent exploration. Talk to locals, ask questions, walk down that interesting street, ask to join in a game of badminton or tai chi, brave the metro and the markets, haggle like you never haggled before! The experience will not be forgotten!

Lynn (tour escort) was excellent in keeping us entertained and informed about what we were seeing and Chinese culture. She tried to make sure everyone was having fun and answering many questions, including some "rude" questions from fellow travelers. She was very talkative and upbeat.

Go to China and go now! More and more people are finding out how easy it can be to visit this amazing country. So stop thinking about it and book before it becomes more expensive or more crowded with tourists.
 
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Eric S & Anthony G, New York
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
Her (Jo) attitude, Knowledge of china, local resources, politics, locations, logistics, the people, social information etc. etc. Her language skills and vocabulary. Her friendliness, patience and tolerance. Her willingness to self-disclose personal information to help us understand relevant issues. We couldn’t ask for a better guide.
 
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Bruce L, Arizona
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
An excellent overall value. This is an adventure more than a relaxing vacation. The people are friendly and gracious. If you can connect with local people by all means do so. It will enhance your trip immensely. Do some research into the history of the places you will be visiting to get the most out of your experience. The people in your tour group will be equally wonderful. We likely made some life long friends by being open and willing to share our experiences with others. This is the deal of a lifetime for the money.

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Read, research, and be humble. Go with as few preconceptions as possible and enjoy the people and culture. Try new things and don’t limit yourself. When will you ever be in China again?
 
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Shelly & Kevin M, California
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
I was initially apprehensive about the China Spree tour to Beijing because I couldn't believe that quality and activities for the proposed trip could be provided for the cost listed. Everything went like clockwork with my flight arrangements, upon arriving in Beijing the hotel was excellent as far as amenities and location. Our tour guide, Lisa, was knowledgable and very careful to ensure that we had a safe and enjoyable experience in China and the tours were fantastic. China Spree delivered exactly what they promised and definitely exceeded my expectations.

CS: Comment on your tour guide

Answer: Lisa related personal experiences as well as recounting historical facts to make the China experience more substantial. She also appropriately used humor to make the trip fun and interesting.
 
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Genie S, Florida
8-Day Timeless Beijing
 

 
China Spree and staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and consise. Our family of 6 (four boys) traveled to Beijing, on China Airlines. You will be very pleased when you arrive into Beijing and get through their security process. Very quick, organized and friendly. Faster than anything the US has to offer. A big smile from your guide, ours was Shirley. Very organized. Bus to the hotel nice and comfortable, and the hotel was great. Walking distance to many attractions, with easy access to a very simple and friendly subway system! Hotel had great restaurants to choose from, breakfast every morning with many food groups to please anyone. Beijing itself, incredible.. Again, friendly and amazing! Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Bell and Drum Towers- all wonderful! We just needed a few more days there! Looking forward to coming back, spending more time at the Great Wall, and travelling to other cities. We didn't worry about a thing.. Our 4 boys ages 10-16 years were very comfortable and even took the subway by themselves a few times. They had fun playing hacky sac with the locals. Truly an amazing and wonderful trip..

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: Well organized, Shirley was the perfect hostess, she met all of our needs anytime we had requests.. Our hotel was great- nice people, great food, nice rooms.. Conviently located- loved being by the subway and walking distance to so many places...The Great Wall- the friendly people, beautiful parks, Bell and Drum tower- of course the Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City too...

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: It's safe, friendly well organized (streets, subways) and the food is great.History wise, mind boggling! Really incredible... Everyone should walk on the Great Wall!
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Kelly V, Idaho
7-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel
 

 
Our family, including our two teen boys have traveled to over 30 countries around the world. This of all our trips has been the single best experience. It has the balance of adventure with the safety of a tour guide. One can organize travel on their own or with the group depending on your comfort level. There are so many wonderful experiences in China....the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiennamen Square as the typical tourist sites. But more adventure awaits in the local ancient villages of the Hutongs and watching the senior citizens in the Temple of Heaven do their typical activities. Our family joined in by playing the local "hackeysack" games with the locals and attending a Kung Fu show in the evening. Even we were daring to go to the indoor Silk Market where we bargained our way to many exiting purchases. The hotel in Beijing was perfect location. Loved the rooms, noise level perfect and all the amenities and breakfast was fabulous.

I thought I would lose weight this trip because the food might be too adventurous. I found this the best Chinese food I have ever had. Even eating around the Hutongs and buying food from local vendors was so fabulous. Finally, across the hotel is the Wu Market. Dare to go in and you will be sure to have an adventure. Definitely buy some candy from the candy stalls and pastrys as well. You will never regret it. Be sure to know that you have to pay separate at each stall instead of at a register. Try the candied fruit on a stick that look like mini candy apples. The whole trip we saw Chinese people eating these and wondered what they were. We finally tried one the last day and highly recommend this sweet dessert.

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: A trip full of safety and adventure and good times. You cannot pass this trip up!!!! It is perfect for all age groups.
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Julie k, California
8-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel
 

 
This was my first time taking a tour through a travel company like this, and of course it was to a place halfway around the world. I was a bit nervous about sending money -- let alone my passport! -- to people and a company I did not know. Were they trustworthy? Would I get scammed? It was a bit of an act of faith for me to do this. And I am glad I did! Everything fell into place as described. The arrangements were smooth, the buses and guides were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there. We made all of our stops. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The hotel was top-notch. I am very glad to have had my first tour-package arrangement go so well, because I suspect it will make me more open to doing something like this again in the future.

CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Do it!
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Phil D, Minnesota
8-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel
 

 
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