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21 Day China Panorama

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This tour would have to be labelled a trip of a lifetime. We had no hitches or snags and our tour director Jo has to be the best tour guide we have ever met. The tours, hotels, meals, boat excursions were far beyond what we expected. I think this tour offers one of the best values we have ever had in travelling.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: walking on the great wall and the dragon spine rice fields

CS: What's the number one way your National Guide could have improved your experience? if you rated him or her as 'excellent', Please tell us why.

Answer: Jo did an incredible job and was available to us 24 hours a day to solve any problems. She went out of her way to ensure everyone was satisfied and new what was happening. She took us on a bus to see a performance in Bejing,to a shopping mall in Shanghi and a early morning walk with Ginger in Guilin during our free time. All 18 persons on our trip invite Jo to come visit us

CS: In your opinion, how many good meals did you have during your trip? Could you please list them in order from 1 to 10 (1 is the best) to the best of your memory?

Answer: In our opinion all meals were great and I cannot name one problem from my memory

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

Answer: Book your trip today and ask for Jo to be your tour director.
 
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Kenneth Blair & Eleanor Donata P, British Columbia, Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The online reviews of China Spree were so good that I thought they may not be legit. However, I assure everyone that China Spree really IS that good! From start to finish they were professional, helpful and knowledgeable. The value that you get for the $$ is outstanding. They have truly dotted all their i's and crossed all their t's. Don't hesitate to book with this company. And ask for Jo as a national tour guide. She is terrific. You'll be very pleased. In fact, our group -- we met on the tour -- had such a good experience that we plan to travel together on World Spree to Vietnam and Cambodia.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were so many! The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Longji, River Li, Shanghai.

CS: Do you think it is worth to visit Suzhou and Tongli?

Answer: Yes, I enjoyed them. It was nice to have some easier days. I can understand why you might want to substitute something else, though.

CS: What's the number one way your National Guide could have improved your experience? if you rated him or her as 'excellent', Please tell us why.

Answer: No need for improvement! Our national tour guide, Jo, was excellent. She is very knowledgeable, organized and thorough. It's clear that she is experienced as she handled all issues with professional, yet personal, service. She is a gem! She represented your company and country very well. She truly went above and beyond. In fact, because of her, our group is looking to plan a trip together to Vietnam and Cambodia. using World Spree. We all "connected" and would like to travel together again. If someone can call me, I'd like to look into this further.

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

Answer: Go! And go with China Spree! The value is excellent.
 
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Ann Hewitt K, Illinois
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were so many highlights, it is difficult to choose one. Each location was a highlight in and of itself.

CS: Comments on your guide

Answer: Although we were too small a group to have a national guide throughout, when we connected with Sunny's group on the cruise, he treated us as though we were with him the whole time. He went out of his way, even during his free time in the evening, to ensure a great experience for us.

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

Answer: China Spree provided us with one of the best trips we have taken. We had excellent local guides in every location. The food was great; the service and support was great. The trip was reasonably priced, good bang for the buck. I will recommend China Spree to my friends and family.
 
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Albert & Eileen Robin S, New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree took care of everything and made this a very enjoyable trip that was completely stress free. We saw all of the things you would want to see in China, and had beautiful accommodation and service the whole time.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: Tough to say, we saw so much. I felt the Great Wall exceeded my expectations, it was very impressive. The modern cities (Hong Kong, Shanghai) were also exciting for me to see. My wife really enjoyed the Guilin area, as it was extremely beautiful.

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

Answer: Be prepared to experience a country like no other on earth. It will not be an easy "relaxing" vacation like laying on a beach, but it will be an adventure you will remember for the rest of your life.
 
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Michael Thomas S & Melissa Judy T, Alberta, Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The finest travel experience I have experienced. I am 83 years old.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: The quality of the food, accommodations, attention to details regarding travelers comfort and the quality of the guides。

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

Answer: Go!!!
 
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Donald Tucker B, Nevada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
This is absolutely a Fisrt class trip for the money!!! Go for it!!!

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your trip you wish to share?

Answer: Everything from start to finish was just FIRST CLASS!

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

Answer: Broaden your minds!! Absolutely safe!Chinaspree takes excellent care of you no matter WHAT AGE! Don't miss it & please do the 22 day trip!!! One week does not capture all of it. The flight is long! Enjoy 22 days!!
 
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Sharon & Richard Charles E, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree did an amazing job at an amazing price in organizing and carrying out our China tour. They had every detail down pat and made our experience the most memorable. We would (and have) recommend(ed) them to anyone thinking about touring China.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The comradely and closeness that we achieved with our fellow tour members and guides.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Can't think of anything more that Sunny could have done to improve our experience. He was very doting, like a little mother hen making sure we were all safe and happy. He was very personable, communicated exceptionally well and gave us a very real and unbiased knowledge of Chinese culture and modern ways. Loved him like a son.

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

Answer: Be open to new experiences, it is not the USA. Be prepared for surprises as China is progressing very rapidly. People are extremely friendly, inquisitive and helpful. The language is not a barrier, you can make yourself understood, eventually. The guides are very helpful in this respect. You'll be amazed and awed at every turn of the road. Try it, you'll love it.
 
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Darryl & Jerilynn M, New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The 21-day China Panorama trip was beyond our expectations. I thought I knew a lot about the culture, but experiencing it first hand was another story. We've traveled to a lot of countries, but never experienced anything as this. Everything from the guides, the hotels, the variety of food was incredible. The "old and new" buildings, the Great Wall, the beauty of Guilin and Tongli. Everywhere you looked was a new and wonderful experience. China Spree shows it all, top notch! I didn't expect China to be one of our Best vacations we've had. Looking forward to our next trip with China Spree!

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: We couldn't have asked for better.....Because Kevin was "excellent" if you had a higher rating he would have received it from us.

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: The Mongolian dinner in Beijing, the Peking dinner in Beijing and the very last night in Shanghai were the best. The Mongolian because it was so different from all the others.

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

Answer: AMAZING, WONDERFUL, EDUCATIONAL, an experience of a lifetime!!! China with China Spree should be "A must see" on everyone's bucket list!
 
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Robert & Lori R, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: I loved the entire trip as did my teenaged daughter. I wish there would have been some younger people in our group closer to her age, but she enjoyed the trip immensely.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: There was nothing Kevin could have done to make things better than they were. Kevin was knowledgeable of China's past, present and future. He was willing to answer all of our questions ranging from historical facts to current situations in China. His extensive English vocabulary and speaking fluency was better than many Americans who have lived in America all their lives. Just as important, he was personable and always accessible. He gave us his cell number to contact whenever we might have need to. He was sensitive and very helpful to those with special needs -- one co-traveler was sick a few days, one twisted his ankle and another injured her arm. (He was much more sympathetic than I would have been, bringing ice packs for them, getting them crutches and wheelchairs, etc.) It's obvious Kevin is a "people person" in every sense of the phrase. He had a genuine smile on his face, a good attitude and was always happy. He had a great sense of humor and patience. Kevin is the kind of man you feel totally comfortable in communicating with about anything. He works well with all people - the old and young, the easy-going and difficult. He took care of all our needs and wants, going beyond what would be expected. At the end of the trip, instead of leaving Shanghai for San Francisco, my daughter and I flew to Taiwan (pre-arranged flight through China Spree). As such, we were not covered by China Spree at that point, but Kevin (knowing I am directionally-challenged), accompanied us to the airport and even sat with us and waited for a couple hours until we could check our luggage. And this was after he stayed up all night helping with co-travelers whose very early morning flights were delayed, etc. He is a hard worker and gives 100% to his groups. Kevin is over-the-top as a tour guide and person. I am thankful he was our tour guide. All the local guides were attentive and focused on their jobs as guides.

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

Answer: I chose China Spree from the incredible reviews their previous travelers gave them. I concur with those travelers - I had an amazing trip from an amazing tour company. The trip was expertly planned from start to finish, with phenomenal tour guides, upscale accommodations, great and plentiful meals and famed and historic sites with local culture mixed in. I loved seeing the many facets of China without having to waste time with transportation, ticketing, etc. I can't imaging finding such a great value with any other tour company and give my highest recommendation to China Spree.
 
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Kelly & Kyla C, Oklahoma
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Glad that the Great Wall, Post 14, was where we went this time because we had gone to the popular section in September 2001 and it was crowded and rainy so we did not stay very long.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny did a great job of explaining the culture to us and we thoroughly enjoyed him as our local guide in Xian and then as our National Guide on the Victoria Anna to Beijing!!! We were very pleased to have him as our guide.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: Marco Polo breakfast buffet was the best one and the Sheraton Xian North City, Xian was my second favorite. Enjoyed the beautiful Marriott Parkview, Shanghai, and the Executive Chef, Assistant Restaurant Manager and Happy the waiter made us feel very welcome.

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

Answer: We highly recommend the 21 Day China Panorama tour. The itinerary, tour guides, hotels, meals were definitely first-class all the way. The Victoria Anna Executive Deck Program was a definite plus and it was wonderful to have reserved seats for the great entertainment each night. We were in China in September 2001, so we wanted to return now that the dam is finished and we are glad that we did.
 
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Geoffrey & Elizabeth W, Arizona
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Entire trip was fantastic and at a reasonable cost. We could not possibly have been happier with the guides, the pace, the sights, the food, the hotels (all truly five star) and China itself. We have been on many tours previously and China Spree stands head and shoulders above all the rest.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Friends have asked what was our favorite part of the trip. We have honestly answered "days 1 through 20". Every single day was wonderful. Did not care for day 21 because it was a long ride home.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was fantastic. Do not know how he could have done anything better. He even led us when there was nothing in particular scheduled.

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: Every single lunch and dinner was wonderful. Could not rank them. All breakfasts were simply incredibly superb.

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

Answer: Go! Go! Go! And do it with China Spree!
 
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Daniel & Sandra S, Arizona
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The whole trip was great. There was so many highlights that it is hard to pick just one, but the Great Wall was my most favorite.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was absolutely fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. He was well prepared for anything, he interacted great with everyone on the tour. Tried to cater to each and every one and help them out with anything they need. He definitely made the overall experience of the trip better, I couldn't imagine having to experience all that china has to offer without someone like Sunny leading the group.

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

Answer: Be prepared for a busy trip, great all around experience.
 
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Allison N, Alberta, Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Our 21-day China Spree trip to China exceeded just about all of our expectations. Our Tour Guide couldn't have been better. She spoke excellent English, was extremely knowledgeable and made sure everyone was having a good time. The sites were carefully chosen and diverse and a lot of ground was covered. At the end of our trip, we felt that we had a great experience and a very good feel for what China is all about.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were many highlights. In particular, we loved the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Guilin and the Li River, Tongli and Suzhou Silk Factory, Hong Kong, Yu Gardens in Shanghai.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I think Ming did as well as any guide possibly could. She spoke well and clearly, while some of the local guides did not. She was interesting and extremely knowledgeable and extremely caring about the people in the group. She did everything possible to make sure everyone was comfortable and happy. She taught us some Chinese, which was very helpful. The trip would not have been as enjoyable without her and we felt very happy that she was our guide. We miss her!

 
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Richard & Merle C, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to China with China Spree. We've taken a number of overseas trips but have never had a Guide as well versed in the culture and history as our National Guide, Ming. The itinerary was excellent and we really appreciated the quality of the hotels chosen for the trip. We loved this trip and will be recommending China Spree to our friends and relatives.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: It would be extremely difficult to choose - we enjoyed seeing the major sites in the larger cities (the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace in Beijing, the terra cotta warriors in Xian, the Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai. Perhaps the best part of the trip (most unique) was visiting the Guilin area (the Long Sheng Dragon Spine Rice Terraces and the Li River Cruise). We liked seeing the country side and some of the villages along the way.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Li Ming was well versed in Chinese culture, history and demonstrated a real passion for her job and love of China. She went out of her way to accommodate the requests of our large group. My husband had a crown come off early in the trip and Ming arranged an appointment for him with a dentist who spoke English and who was part of a clinic that serviced western clients. We had also arranged our own air travel to China but Ming arranged to have a local guide assist us upon arrival and departure (something we did not expect, but which was extremely helpful). She also assisted my husband in finding a reliable tailor in Shanghai so he could have a suit made while there. We have travelled on a number of overseas trips and can say without a doubt that Ming was the best tour guide we've ever had. I do not eat red meat so had listed myself as a vegetarian (my sister was a vegetarian) and Ming went out of her way to ensure that there were extra vegetables at every meal. Ming also taught us how to count and many useful phrases, which helped us navigate shopping in the markets and in engaging with the local people. I really can't say enough good things about Ming - she really made our trip special. I can't remember the names of the guides we had in Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise but they were all excellent.

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

Answer: China Spree travelers will have no problems travelling in China. The use of such well informed and talented guides made the trip easy. The materials offered by China Spree are excellent so many questions are answered before the trip. We felt safe, well cared for and were able to enjoy the sites, scenery and people of China.
 
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Thomas & Carol D, Alaska
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: I wanted to get a flavor of the culture, an understanding of the variances as we visited different areas of the country and to visit iconic places such as the Great Wall, Li River Valley, Three Gorges Dam, etc. The trip met my expectations in every way. I am a geologist and really enjoyed seeing the different geological regions.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I am a former CEO and have managed thousands of individuals over my career - your national tour guide Li Ming is an unbelievable talent - she always demonstrates outstanding inter-personal skills, contributes value added information, keeps the group on schedule and really knows her stuff. She was excellent at teaching us language skills and answering questions about what drives the people of China. She is by far the best tour guide I've ever had and me and my wife do a lot of international travel. You should be extremely proud that she works for your firm. She was so insightful and had outstanding inter-personal skills. In fact she was so good I actually wrote a song for her that our group sang to her on the second night of performances on the Victoria Anne - it was "Sweet Li Ming" (a play on Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline) - It goes like this --- (First Verse) Where it began, it was in Beijing, then on to Xian; then to Guilin, and on to Hong Kong and now where in at the Three Gorges Dam; (Chorus) China, touring China, reaching Out, touching me touching you; Sweet Li Ming, good times never felt so good, we've been impressed, and with Ming we knew we would. (Second Verse) I look at tonight, and I see the laughter, Ming you have us feeling alright; and when we go, taking our memories with us, China Spree you did us Proud! China, Touring China, reaching out, touching me touching you; Sweet Li Ming, good times never felt so good, we've been impressed, and with Ming we knew we would!!! We had the other tour guide on the boat Qing translate to Chinese and all 24 of us signed it and gave it to Ming - she was truly touched. You should get the video and watch. This effort shows just how much we appreciated Ming - she is the best! The local guides were all good.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: We really liked them all - they all greatly exceeded our expectations. I will single out two that we enjoyed the best Marco Polo - due to its absolute prime location and great house wine at the bar; Sheraton Hotel, Guilin because we are runners and were able to run along the river every morning - it was very special.

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

Answer: My wife and I do a great deal of traveling both domestically and abroad. Our 21-day trip to China with China Spree was the best trip value by far that we have ever had. The accommodations were simply outstanding, the itinerary allowed us to see all of China's iconic features and get a flavor for the various regions, the food was exceptional and our guides and drivers were the best we've ever had. I never rarely do surveys but have completed this one to honor the outstanding service, value and memories China Spree has given me and my wife on this Panoramic Trip of China. This is a trip you should take and only take with China Spree!
 
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David & Pamela M, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We found the trip to be a great value and a wonderful experience. The guides take great care of you and we felt safe throughout the trip. The sites we visited were very historic and wonderful to experience, great shows and plenty of good food. Would highly recommend this trip and this company.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The Terra Cotta Warriors, and the cultural exchanges. The shows were also wonderful. The people we met were great. The best of the trip was our national guide Ming Li you have a treasure with her as an employee.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: (Ming Li) Fun, always on top of the trip scheduling, insuring all the transportation was there and all the meals were presented properly and completely even to the point of helping out a restaurant if they were short staffed. Well versed in the cultural exchange areas made us feel at home with the people. Basically was great at herding a bunch of old farts around the wonderful country of China making sure our tour was the best that it could be.

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

Answer: Relax and have a great time.
 
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Bobby R & Marianne W, Colorado
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The 21 day China Panorama was most enjoyable and excellent value for money. The hotels were all five star and lived up to their ratings. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and made the tour a smashing success! We would not hesitate to recommend this trip.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: There was no one great highlight, but rather a rich variety of varied and impressive venues.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: We rated Ming as excellent because of her rich knowledge, her excellent communication skills, and sense of humor. As well, she was well organized, always available and flexible in her dealings with the group. Our thanks go to Ming for making our China Panorama a wonderful experience!

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

Answer: China, with China Spree, is an experience not to be missed!
 
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Robert & Georgina U, Ontario, Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
This was our first travel experience with China Spree-we were very impressed with the high quality customer service provided prior to and during our travel experience. The USA, national and local tour staff went the extra mile to ensure a "stress free" and enjoyable travel experience; compared to our other foreign travel experiences, the hotel accommodations were of much higher quality and the itinerary provided a wide variety of cultural and historical experiences. The national and local tour guides were passionate and knowledgeable representatives of their respective regions and communities.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Really enjoyed the diversity of geography, culture, history of the various regions and dynasties of China and its history; seeing the Terra Cotta warriors was remarkable, as well as the Forbidden City, Great Wall, cruising the Yangtze river, etc.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Our national tour guide Li Ming was fantastic! Not only is she multilingual, but she is also cross culturally informed, very personable and highly committed to providing high quality customer service; she and China Spree made travel connections upon arrival and departure for us even though we only purchased the land package only, and Ming also provided direction and support on our "leisure days" to ensure we could navigate the subway system for shopping despite it being her day off and a national holiday in China.

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

Answer: If you are considering travel to China, highly recommend that you commit to engaging China Spree based on our experience-overall great value for cost!
 
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Jerry & Alice M, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We would highly recommend China Spree as a company which responds quickly to enquiries and is willing to make arrangements for individuals who may have different requirements from the usual. For example, we had to have our passports and visas returned to us in the US in time for us to return to Canada prior to the tour. This was handled efficiently and speedily.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The National guide, Li Ming, made the trip really memorable. She is the best tour guide we have ever had. As for the highlight of the trip it would be hard to choose because everything was wonderful. However, the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors were probably the two that stand out.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Ming was the best tour guide we have ever had. She anticipated our every need and went out of her way to make sure we got the most out of our trip to China. She was a truly wonderful ambassador for her country and was loved by each and every member of our group. She could not have been any better! She has an excellent grasp of English, a delightful sense of humor and is devoted to her country and her group. She is an absolute asset to your company.

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

Answer: Take note of the suggestions from China Spree regarding the Ten Commandments and What to Expect. This company provides the best itinerary, accommodations and meals at a most reasonable price. You will not find any other tour company that can show you the heart and soul of China as well as China Spree. We heartily recommend China Spree to anyone wanting to visit China. This was our most favorite tour of the many we have taken.
 
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Lindsay & Robyn C, Manitoba
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We don't think there's another company that compete with China Spree in the overall value/quality for this trip. The accommodations and food exceeded our expectations, the guides were excellent, and all of the excursions/tours were exceptional. We will recommend China Spree to anyone interested in visiting China. We look forward to using World Spree in the future.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Guilin was a total surprise! Not only the beauty of the countryside, but the excursions we went on highlighted that enchanting area. We loved the Li River cruise, hike to the Dragon Spine Terraces and the Tea Plantation. We felt we could have stayed an extra day in that area.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was an excellent guide and proved it day in and out. Great anticipation skills of needs of group, we had some issues! Managed difficult problem children without letting it interfere with everyone else's experience. He was helpful, caring, you could tell he enjoyed sharing his country with visitors. We missed him when we left for Hong Kong and looked forward to his return in Chongqing. He handled a family crisis with two members of our group with privacy and professionalism.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: We were pleased with the accommodations.

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: We enjoyed most of the meals, good variety. It helped that we didn't stay in one region longer than 3 to 4 days. One of the best meals was our farewell dinner in Shanghai, excellent.

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

Answer: Be patient, be flexible and take notes. Remember, you are a guest and be respectful.
 
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Robert & Cheryl H, Virginia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China is a strange land. Expect it to be different. Our national guide was our lifeline and became our friend helping so many people along the way. Sunny was the best and we really appreciate his efforts. He spent so much time helping us with learning Mandarin. I thought that was special. Hang on to this guy... he is one of the jewels of China.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Being in such a different country than my own, we had anxieties about the trip. Our guide made those anxieties disappeared immediately. That was the key highlight for me. There were many highlights throughout the trip. It would not be fair to be too specific because there were so many; each as important as the last.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was simply the "the best". He helped so many people with their problems. He had some very difficult people to deal with and he did what had to be done, in style.

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

Answer: China Spree provides many great high quality adventures on this tour. The value is remarkable.
 
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John & Beverley A, Alberta
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We loved our 21 day China Panorama Trip. It was a busy 3 weeks, and we got to see and do many great things. We loved the beautiful natural scenery we saw on the Li River Cruise, the hike in the Dragon Spine Terraces, the garden in Suzhou, the Yangtze River Cruise, and the Reed Flute Cave. We enjoyed seeing local people living their everyday lives in the Hutong visit (Beijing), the bird and flower market (Chongqing), people dancing/doing tai chi/playing mahjong at the Temple of Heaven, and the tuk tuk ride to the farm house ((Guilin). China's history came alive seeing the Terracotta Army, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the cave dwelling, and the Shanghai museum. The pandas at the Chongqing zoo were great. Our national guide, Sunny, was wonderful. He helped make this one of the best vacations we have ever taken.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: We loved almost every minute of this tour, but some of our favorite things were 1-hiking the dragon spine terraces, 2-cruising the Li River, 3-taking the peapod boat ride on the Goddess stream (off the Yangtze River)

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny (Hongbin Sun) was fantastic. He knew so much about China-culture, history, traditions, etc. Besides being very knowledgeable he was also very kind, caring, hardworking and organized. He managed every aspect of the trip so well, that we feel very lucky to have had Sunny as our national guide.

CS: In your opinion, how many good meals did you have during your trip? Could you please list them in order from 1 to 10 (1 is the best) to the best of your memory?

Answer: 1- Mongolian barbecue at the 99 Yurts 2- lunch at a private home in the hutongs of Beijing 3- dumpling dinner before the Tang Dynasty show. We had many great meals. There were unusually 8-12 dishes served at every meal, so even if you didn't like some of the dishes, there were always plenty left to choose from.

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

Answer: Out trip to china was a great experience. China has so much to offer travelers. Book a trip soon.
 
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Thomas & Gaby M, New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We went on the 21 day tour of China with Yangtze river cruise and Hong Kong. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone looking for a comprehensive tour of China with 1st class hotels and meals and most everything included. Best guides going. We would definitely use this company again.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were so many highlights it is hard to pick one. We really enjoyed the Li River cruise, Guilin, the rice terraces, the Terracotta Warriors and I can go on and on as each day had special events to treasure.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: We have taken tours to China before, Turkey, Thailand, Israel and Egypt and Sunny far outshined all of the guides we have had and we used different tour companies for each of these. The group had quite a diversity of personalities and he managed to meld us all together and keep everyone happy which is no small feat. He was personable, good sense of humor, available anytime if needed, patient, knowledgeable, efficient, and very good at keeping track of us all. You could definitely tell he has a passion for the job and he likes people. Couldn't ask for better.

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

Answer: China Spree is a top-notch company and is excellent value from great hotels, good meals, more inclusions, a full itinerary and excellent guides. Travel stress free with China Spree
 
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Chancelot & Brenda M, British Columbia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We took the 21 day Panorama tour in April 2014. China Spree handled all our travel arrangements, including travel to Vancouver and visa's to China and we were very happy with how they handled everything. This trip exceeded our expectations. The hotel accommodations were all 5 star and were first rate. Sunny, our National tour guide, was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable on Chinese history and customs and he really looked after us from the time we arrived until day we left. We feel our tour with China Spree provided exceptional value for the price paid and we would recommend China Spree to anyone planning a tour to China.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Many highlights but our tour leader "Sunny" was exceptional and really made the tour enjoyable for us.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was always available to help with problems, answer questions and made himself available on "free days" to guide tour members to local markets for shopping or arrange extra tours (i.e. River cruise in Shanghai). Provided advice on the quality of goods offered for sale at various markets, factories, retail outlets.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: We could not have been happier with the accommodations. All were excellent and exceeded expectations.

 
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Barry & Diane C, Alberta
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
You exceeded our expectation. We have traveled a lot in the last few years and this rates on the top. It is a 5 star experience on a 3 star budget.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Of course the oblivious: The Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Soldiers. We enjoyed each city and they each had unique qualities. Especially enjoyed both river cruises.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was responsive to every need. He plan activities for those interested on our free day in Shanghai and showed us how to use the subway system, took us to the market and arranged for the night cruise on the Huangpu River. He made us feel like he really cared about us and wanted us to have the best time possible.

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

Answer: Let China Spree take care of your visa applications it's worth every penny.
 
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Paul & Maria F, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
It was advertised as the trip of a lifetime and this turned out to be a perfectly accurate description. I cannot remember being so overwhelmed with sights, sounds and experiences on every single day. Great value for money, terrific tour guides, amazing locations and landscapes.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The trip down the Yangtze River.

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

Answer: Do it immediately. If you travel with energy and an open mind, you will not be disappointed.
 
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Thomas & Stephanie D, Oregon
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We experienced a cross section of China--from the modern to the traditional. Time was used efficiently--a lot of activities were packed into a day, but at a leisurely pace. Exellent tour guide, who was informative and very caring about the group. Our accommodations and restaurants were first rate. Extra activities were added when time permitted.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The Tang Dynasty stage show.

CS: What tour features (including interesting meals, evening shows, itinerary design, etc.) do our competitors offer that you like very much but that China Spree does not offer?

Answer: We liked all the China Spree features.

CS: What's the number one way your National Guide could have improved your experience? if you rated him or her as 'excellent', Please tell us why.

Answer: Peng is an exceptional guide! He quickly established a good rapport with our group. He was very well organized, knowlegable, charismatic and passionate to talk about his country. He was helpful and caring, even taking care of all our special needs when anyone was sick. Everywhere he paid attention to detail, even helping with serving meals in the restaurants. As a result, everything was well organized and executed with proficiency.

CS: Please list the hotels you like BEST and LEAST, and specify why?

Answer: Best: Marriott--Shanghai centrally located with a beautiful room and view. The rest were very good.

CS: In your opinion, how many good meals did you have during your trip? Could you please list them in order from 1 to 10 (1 is the best) to the best of your memory?

Answer: All meals were exceptional. We enjoyed the variety and quality of food.

CS: Other Comments and thoughts on how we can improve the meal arrangements for China Spree tours.

Answer: As far as we are concerned no change is needed.

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

Answer: China is a fascinating country that is undergoing modernization, against a backdrop of traditional customs. A most rewarding experience!
 
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Richard & Marion M, Manitoba
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Trips to Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Dragon's Spine, Three Gorges Dam, Hong Kong, Shanghai plus having free time for us to visit with friends in Shanghai.

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

Answer: China Spree provides an excellent, comprehensive quality tour package at a reasonable, competitive price. Our overall experience on this trip was excellent. Thank you Wilson and China Spree!!
 
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Lynn & William G, South Carolina
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The 21-day China Panorama trip was beyond our expectations. The guides were excellent, the history mind-boggling, the hotels upscale, the variety of activities interesting, the food delicious, and the skyscrapers unbelievable. Be prepared to be surprised and amazed at the China of the 20th century with all of its city, minority, and farmer peoples, cars, electric scooters, bicycles, building cranes and spectacular beauty. China Spree shows it all.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: All of the hotels were beyond our expectations. It was wonderful that they were willing to change money for their guests.. . this is something you could emphasize in your literature. Having laundry service on the Victoria Anna was a wonderful perk

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: How many accolades can I give to Felix?! He is energetic, caring, patient, funny, helpful, and knowledgeable. His sense of humor was amazing as was his ability to access problems and deal with them. He got hugs from all the women in our group upon our return from Hong Kong. That definitely says something about how much we missed him for even two days. He went out of his way to help 10 of us get to the Beijing Opera and to help a woman whose family situation forced her to leave the trip early. He was willing to take any of us to a wonderful dumpling restaurant while at the Yu Garden bazaar in Shanghai. I really can't say enough good things about him. He's a wonderful human being and a terrific guide for your company.

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

Answer: It was an eye-opening fantastic three weeks.
 
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Kent & Carole D, Michigan
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We cannot recommend China Spree Panorama highly enough. The value is excellent, but the special features: visiting with local families, guides with deep knowledge of history and the political changing scene in China, three very different river experiences, excellent quality hotels and an itinerary packed with day tours, monuments, terra cotta warriors, evening experiences, the Chinese Opera. and much more, makes this a wonderful experience at any price. Our guide, Felix, should be made a Chinese National Treasure. And the food is astounding. Go, you won't be sorry. Raphael and Lynne.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were so many, but I think our national guide, Felix, made the experience informative, fun, interactive and fostered friendships between our group travelers. He really made everything special.

CS: What problem, if any, did you encounter with the itinerary, logistics, tour features and pacing of your China trip? What could we have done to improve your overall travel experience?

Answer: Our guide Felix, explained to us that a flight had been cancelled which necessitated our being transported by bus for 4+ hours in order to catch another flight. Really, it was a delightful trip through the countryside and we had a number of conversations and question and answer sessions with Felix about a large variety of things. I think China Spree should consider making this a permanent part of the tour - and so did many of my fellow travelers. Personally, we would like to see a bit more leisure time to do things we like to do that others may not.

CS: What's the number one way your National Guide could have improved your experience? if you rated him or her as 'excellent', Please tell us why.

Answer: I don't know how Felix could have improved our experience. He enhanced it in every way. He was ALWAYS cheerful, available, friendly, kind, forthcoming, and very very knowledgeable. He made sure we were all together when we needed to be, given great restaurant service, and made hotel check in and out seamless. He made sure he told us about all the components of each meal and that we were all satisfied. We had two vegetarians on the tour and he went to special lengths to make sure each was accommodated to her liking. We had a traveler become quite ill and before anyone knew it Felix had arranged a doctor, transportation to a hospital, special care at the hotel, etc. without missing a moment with the rest of us. Another traveler on our tour had to return home due to her mother's serious illness. Again, Felix to the rescue, arranging travel arrangements, etc. without depriving the tour of his constant support. We all grew to think of him as a knowledgeable, very likable guardian angel and grew quite fond of him, I think. As the tour progressed, and we all began to know each other better, shared jokes and family stories began to happen as the group became a mini-family. Felix facilitated this and enhanced the experience for us all.

CS: In your opinion, how many good meals did you have during your trip? Could you please list them in order from 1 to 10 (1 is the best) to the best of your memory?

Answer: I cannot do this. Each meal was just fine. I really love dim sum, so that banquet was quite wonderful for me. I also love spicy Szechwan food, so those dishes were particular favorites of mine. Every restaurant had it's high points. For atmosphere, the home meal in Beijing was particularly special.

CS: China is renowned the world over for its many famous cuisines. The Chinese food you ate on your China tour maybe different from what you are used to in North America. Which do you like better? In which way? Why?

Answer: We may never go to a chinese restaurant in the USA again. The food was very superior: Lighter and more flavorful when, not "burning" when very spicy. Less oily. New flavor combinations. Generally beautiful presentations. Truly lovely.

CS: If you are vegetarian, did you find the meals we provide acceptable to vegetarians in terms of variety and quality? Did you have enough to eat? Did your tour guide assist you with your special dietary request? What could China Spree have done to make it more convenient for vegetarians or those with special dietary requests?

Answer: I am not a vegetarian, but I did chat with a woman on our tour who limits her diet to vegetables and she said she was quite pleased. Felix made sure at each and every meal that our two vegetarians were very satisfied and worked with kitchen staff to make sure a variety of vegetarian dishes were available. I had quite enough to eat and I am a hearty eater. The food was plentiful, varied, and delicious.

 
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Raphael & Lynne R, Delaware
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We spent 18 days touring China with China Spree. The hotels were first rate and the drivers were very professional. The buses were clean. The itinerary hit the highlights that we wanted to see and many others that I did not expect to see. The growth is on a scale that most of us cannot believe and the experience is more of an adventure that a vacation. Our national guide, "Ming", was very friendly and attentive remembering to cater to every person in our group. She was cheerful and upbeat for the entire trip. She spoke English very well, and was very knowledgeable. She was very direct about China; how it is evolving and the problems that come with change. But you could tell she was proud to be Chinese. One day, upon our request she called China Spree and arranged changes "on the fly" to our itinerary when we mentioned we wanted to see something different. By taking care of the details, Ming was a large part of our group having a good experience. China Spree delivered what promised and more. I would highly recommend them, and hope that your guide is as good as ours. Keith Danville, CA

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I found them all to be friendly accommodating and knowledgeable.

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

Answer: A quality tour company is essential. China Spree did great for us.
 
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Michelle & Keith W, California
18-Day China Spree Private Tour
 

 
This was the best planned tour, from beginning to end that we have ever taken. Best trip for the money, and you won’t believe the quality of the hotels. I would give them 6 stars.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: The highlight would be hard to pick out as it was all superb. The Great Wall was on our bucket list, so I guess it would be the Great Wall. Our fellow travelers were great and our national guide Betty was sensational. She was part of our great travelling family.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Betty was the best. She was very informative, kind, kept everyone in line, and was always there when we needed to know something. Tours always left on time, no one got lost, and when one of our fellow travelers slipped down the hotel stairs, she was right there to take control. Betty was the best and deserves a big fat raise for all she does. She always had a smile for everyone. Locals guides were all superb, very knowledgeable, and they all loved their jobs and it showed.

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

Answer: Book today! We will not regret a moment!
 
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Kevin & Brenda H, BC,Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Go see this fascinating country of 1.3 billion people!

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: It was a 'full' experience, having both national and local/city guides, men and women. Traveling in a different culture can be stressful. The 5 star hotels, two nights or more, with spacious rooms and delicious breakfasts provides a comfortable base for the day. We liked an opportunity to try Eastern breakfast selections in an hotel setting.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: David provided so much information at times it was difficult to figure what was his point. Early in trip, someone asked about China's auto industry. He went into so much detail he put half of us to sleep. We learned to ask specific questions. If he didn't know something he was very good to ferret information and respond to individuals. He was proud of China's history and had a good heart, always asking if we wanted more food, did we like the restaurant or museum. As a traveler with access to both men and women guides is a tremendous plus! Each guide has particular interests and speaks knowledgably to regional issues, roles and concerns in families, economy, personal ideas about America.

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

Answer: Observations: Practice your camera skills. Carry your camera for 2 weeks prior to the trip. Capture images under various conditions. Chinese people like to see images of their children, their city, themselves. Live out of your suitcase for a week prior to travel. They have stores in China.
 
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John & Elizabeth C, Virginia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: National guide-David had an excellent performance during the 21 days of our trip, always with good character, always courteous and helpful, always cared for us, very knowledgeable about the information we requested, for me is the best guide I had in my life. Thanks to David Su for making our trip to China an unforgettable experience. Melinda and Chanel deserve special recognition, in my opinion they have many qualities and made us feel special and different, besides that helped us understand a bit more about the interesting Chinese culture. I will always have one beautiful remembrance of them.

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

Answer: Do not hesitate to buy your trip through China Spree. China is an unforgettable experience, not everything in China is perferto, there are difficulties, but has an interesting culture has landscapes that will never see in any place in the world, just get ready for adventure and go with an open mind to meet interesting people with lives and habits completely different to yours.
 
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Juan F & Camejo E, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Our China Spree tour to China was top notch. All the personnel went overboard to make sure we had a great trip. The tour included so many tours and side tours. The highlights were visiting the silk factory, sailing on the Li and Yangtze Rivers, climbing up to the rice paddies and getting to be friends with the tour guides and other guests. Friends for life. The hotels made me feel so special. Overall, our trip memories will bring us joy forever.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: Guides were very good, especially Betty Wui, Beijing Sarah and Shanghi Mei. They treated us like family and were very knowledgable about the history of China. Betty even taught us some Chinese. Always available or she left her card with her name and number when our day was finished. She catered to everyone's needs. We had some overweight people. She made me feel special, by asking about my family. She gave me compliments, like I was clever at learning Chinese. She was very positive, never complained. Always smiled.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I gained 5 pounds, so I guess I had lots of good food. Loved the Peking Duck, Dim sum was a fun night Guilin 1st night stood out as very good Last night with all the meat dishes and wine was also great. Breakfasts were very good everywhere, so much choice. I enjoy Chinese food.

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

Answer: For the best way to see China, book with China Spree.
 
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Theresa & Gerard F, British Columbia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We had a small group of 10 travelers and with our expert guide; Lucy we really did become family and the memories of this trip to China will last a lifetime.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: I was able to experience places I had heard about since childhood.....ex. the Great Wall of China, rickshaw rides, seeing junks, Tiananmen Square etc

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Lucy showed that she truly loves China and this passion was evident. She answered all our questions even regarding 1 birth families , politics . She has been to Canada which I think is an asset because she knew exactly what we were talking about. She was always very professional. If I ever returned to China I would as to have Lucy again

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: They were all excellent

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: Marriott City Centre, Shanghai.....the best......none are "least' ...all hotels were 5 star and we were extremely happy with all the accomodations

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

Answer: Don't hesitate...go, see and experience China, it will be beyond your expectations!
 
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William & Joan S, Ontario
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
This trip to China with China Spree was spectacular. It was more than we had envisioned. We would recommend China Spree to all of our friends.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Lucy was always there to help in any way she could. There were very few problems, but we knew that we were in her capable hands all the time.

CS: Was there a particular highlight of your China trip you wish to share?

Answer: There were so many it would be difficult to choose just one. Every day was an adventure.

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

Answer: Go! Go! Go! and experience the culture of this country.
 
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Robert & Evelyn B, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree is the BEST! They definitely give the biggest bang for the buck. To do this trip on our own would have probably cost us about 25% more. The hotel accomodations are first class. The guides are first class. The attention to customer care and details is meticulous

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: If I could rate David as better than excellent, I would. David went above and beyond every single day...even on the last day which was our free day in Shanghai, David took a few of us to bazaar. David was constantly trouble shooting, paving the way, making sure we were all safe, taken care of, and happy. When my husband became ill and had to be hospitalized in Chongqing, David took us to the hospital and stayed with us helping us thru the system and translating for us. I eventually ran out of money and David paid the bills until I could get more money the next day. He stayed with us until 1:30 am, when he and I left back to the hotel. He took calls from the hospital and was up and back with me to the hospital at 6:30 am. My husband was released. David showed great care and concern and made sure that we were taken care of. When our flight home was delayed due a typhoon and we all were going to miss our connecting flights out of Beijing, David traveled with us to Beijing making sure that we all were taken care of with a place to stay and food to eat. David helped us deal with Air China in getting flights rescheduled. When Air China was less than helpful in getting our bags back to us after we missed the flight, David took the bull by the horns and made that happen too. He is WONDERFUL!!! Give David a raise!

 
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Tracey & Robert K, Washington
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
I have been traveling since my first trip oversea in 1967 to work and travel in Europe and have not stop. I have traveled with a backpack to ultra luxury, by myself and in groups, on business or pleasure and China Spree’s tour of China was the best I have every taken. We did not want it to end. Thank for a wonderful first experience of China.

CS: Comment on your National guide

Answer: He solved all problems before they even happened, he was always ahead of the game and solving an possible upcoming problem. He even saw what we were not eating during the first few meals and realized the group did like tofu so he ask us, got our opinion and then adjusted the menu for the rest of the trip

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

Answer: Go to China as soon as possible and as often as possible after your first trip, because it is such a vast country and there is so much to see, and use China Spree to make all arrangements
 
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Richard C & Terry W, Pennsylvania
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Comment on your National guide

Answer: Edward was an excellent guide, he is organized, and knowledgable, a great problem solver and tried to please everyone on the tour. He appears to be a very caring person. For example, one night on the cruise tour and was sick and didn’t go to dinner. Edward called my room to check on me and later in the evening brought me fruits and breads to eat. He really went out of his way to do that, I thought that was very thoughtful.
 
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Dorothy N & Richard L, South Carolina
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Good morning Mr. Wu,

My wife and I just returned last week from our 21 day Panorama Tour (CS110427CP).
We want to let you know that the entire trip was not only amazing, but first class as well.
We were impressed with everything from start to finish:

- China Spree web site is detailed, well organized and very informative
- staff at the office are friendly and provide quick responses to questions
- all of the guides in China were fantastic (Kevin, Linda, Sue, Jack, Charlie, Tom and Celia).
  The service that they provided right up until our departures at the various airports was outstanding.
- all the places we visited in each city were well chosen and enjoyable
- food selection and proportions throughout the trip were excellent
- hotels that we stayed at were more like 6 star rather than the advertised 5 star

This was the first time that the two of us had elected to travel in a tour group. The "bar" has been set very high and we can only hope that our future tours can provide the service that China Spree provides. We certainly will be telling all of our travelling friends about the type and quality of tours that are available through China Spree.

You have an excellent tour business Mr. Wu. Be proud of your accomplishments, and always praise your entire staff both in the United States and in China. They certainly do an outstanding job.

Our only disappointment Mr. Wu is that China Spree does not offer tours to other parts of the world.

Thanks again to everyone at China Spree for making our trip to China an unforgettable experience.

We wish you well and continued success in the travel business.

Paul and Sue
Rockwood, Ontario. Canada
 
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Paul & Sue R,Ontario
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
I feel that my trip to china could not have been better. We took the 21 day trip and did we see China. I spoke to other tours while I was there, to learn we recivied the best value, plus we had the best. Our host quide, who stayed with us, made anything possible. Our zipper broke on our suite case and our quide took by husband to buy one between tours. Any problem we had as a group he covered it. Never have I been any where that people took such care to cover your needs or concerns. I do not believe there will ever be a trip, at this price, done so well. I'm not sure by paying more, a lot more, there will ever be such a tour. Thank you China Spree for showing your country to me with such pride and honestly. I left China feeling that anything was possible if you believe.

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

Answer: You'll never believe it. The chinese love the west, so they are facinated with us and we stick out. You'll come back being able to climb steps, and over whelmed. It's bigger than you can imagine, everything is bigger and more.
 
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Shari C, Missouri
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We have taken other group tours and China Spree was the best. Our favorite part of our tour was Kevin our national guide who made our trip very enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable, very attentive to everyone's needs and caring. Like other testimonials that I read before our trip, we were skeptical of rave revues but now we understand them. China Spree has 5 star hotels & great itineraries. We enjoyed the Chinese people as they were very friendly. While we were on tours, we were fortunate to have some school children on field trips and they were adorable & very friendly. We took the 21 day Panorama tour on 3/28/10 to 4/17/10.

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

Answer: I would recommend a trip to China to everyone and of course with China Spree.
 
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Anita R, Louisiana
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Just returned from a 21-day trip to China with China Spree and I can not stop telling everyone how wonderful it was. The food was delicious, each hotel was more impressive than the one before, the trip was interesting, organized, and entertaining. But, the absolute best thing on our trip was our tour guide, Jim. He kept all of us on a tight schedule, and always made everyday an adventure -- a very lovely adventure. He was attentive to everyone's individual needs and made sure that he did everything humanly possible to fullfill those needs. He was kind and compassionate and his energy, humor and knowledge made the trip one that I will never forget.

CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best

Answer: 50!!! Jim went over and above to make the trip the best it could be. We had one very difficult couple on this trip and yet Jim not only did his best to satisfy them, but never neglected any of us in the process. Jim never lost his temper or his patience and stayed focused and organized for the duration of the trip.

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

Answer: If you are thinking about travelling to China --- go with China Spree. You will have a trip of a lifetime. And ---- request Jim!!!!
 
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Doreen, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: What could we have done to make your trip more enjoyable?

Answer: I highly recommend the China Spree Panorama Tour for anyone seeking to experience the broad spectrum of contemporary China. From pastoral scenes lifted right out of traditional Chinese landscape paintings to urban centers bursting from change, from leisurely cruises to a high speed magnetic train, from ancient temples to outbursts of modern design, you will sample all the richness and color of this exciting country. Our national and local guides were always informative and ever reliable, caring for our needs as a group and for us as individuals. This is the great benefit of small group travel with China Spree. The result was a truly memorable tour, designed to showcase China and achieved with great efficiency, fine accommodations, and with good spirit and a real sense of the joy of travel.

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

Answer: Put aside any concerns about hotel choices, food selection, health issues, etc. and be open to the varied experiences that make up modern China, knowing that you are in competent and caring hands with China Spree.
 
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Robert,New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree does an amazing job with every aspect of their tours. How are able to provide such excellent hotels and itineraries at such economic rates? I have no idea. We asked our last (and favorite) local guide in Shanghai what she thought about China Spree since she provides tours for many travel companies, and she said she felt that China Spree provided the best value for your money. She commented on the fact that Wilson returns to China several times a year to check on the hotels and try out new restaurants, whereas other tour companies keep the same itineraries, hotels, and restaurants without ever returning ensure that the quality is maintained. She also mentioned that the China Spree travelers always seem really happy with their trips, which we certainly were. All this to say, our group of eight travelers was thrilled with China Spree at the end of our trip and it was interesting to hear her point of view considering her experience with such a wide variety of travel companies.

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: The pacing was perfect, the hotels were amazing (except for Guilin), the tour guides were great, we learned a ton, the price was very affordable, and everything went perfectly.

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

Answer: I highly recommend anyone and everyone who is planning a trip to China for the first time to travel with China Spree. It is the best deal out there and you receive first rate service. As a history teacher, I gained a wealth of information about China from the local guides and brought back plenty of artifacts and photos to inspire my students. The hotels were amazing and the itinerary set the perfect pace for us to see the wonders of China without killing us off in the process. My favorite experiences were those where we got to be with the local people such as the lunch in the Hutongs and joining in a fan dance in Beijing, the Dragon Spine rice terraces with the Zhuong, Miao, and Yao minority people, and the tuk tuk ride to the farm in Yangshuo.
 
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Valerie, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree surpassed my expectations. The overall tour expericence was excellent. If you want to see China and experience the wonderful Chinese culture, China Spree offers a convenient way to see all of the highlights of China and more. I wouldn't hesitate to tour with them again.
 
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Gerald, Utah
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree gave us the trip of a lifetime on our "panorama tour:" a thoughtful, varied itinerary in just the right order, with a mixture of exercise and rest; a top-notch national guide and good local guides, superb organization, fabulous hotels way beyond our expectation, tasty meals, and interesting optional experiences, such as the amazing light show in Yangshuo. The thorough China Spree website answered all our questions, provided historical background, and gave on-target advice about clothing, adaptors, and photographic equipment and batteries. And, with its great testimonials, it attracted a great group of people with whom we enjoyed traveling. I'm delighted to be able to encourage others to embark on their own adventures in China with China Spree as their guide!
 
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Lois, Virginia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree first impressed me with the detail of their website; next with the immediate and helpful responses to all emails during the planning stages of my trip; and finally with the care and consideration shown during my visit. The varied aspects of the tour, emphasizing both city and country life, was impressive. The comfortable accommodations and delicious food were an added bonus. Our Tour Manager, Lucy Yu, is a National Treasure. I will, and indeed have already, recommend China Spree to my friends.

CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best

Answer: Lucy Yu was pleasant yet exuded confidence. She was obviously knowledgeable and experienced and always gave the impression of being able to resolve any problem. She has a splendid manner of conciliation, being able to cope with all types of personalities.
 
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Sherry, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Excellent organisation, excellent tour, small group, knowledgeable guides, friendly guides national and local. For price that you pay you can see and enjoy almost everythig of magnificent China.

CS: According to your experience from this trip what would you suggest to those who are going to traveling to China?

Answer: Look China with positive eyes and you will enjoy your trip and everytning from panda to Li river.
 
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Zoran & Brigita, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
My wife and I are experience travelers, and have never been on a tour in any of our travels in the past. We were, in fact, very leary of going on a tour that would limit our personal options, but were also well aware that travel to China would be more difficult than we thought we could manage on our own. We researched for months and discovered China Spree. I cannot say enough about their well thought out itinerary, exceptional national and local tour guides, excellent hotels, and exciting and informative local tours. We made lifelong friends on the trip, including every member of our group of twelve. Having such a small group allowed us to really get to know one another, and form friendships that have continued. Several of us are planning to get together on future trips, and we hope to make more with China Spree.

CS: According to your experience from this trip what would you suggest to those who are going to traveling to China?

Answer: The tour is arduous and you need to be in decent shape to make it through the long days. But it’s well worth it. Also, PACK LIGHT!! You need half of what you think you need, and you can cut that back by another 25%. Good shoes, underwear that you can wash and dry overnight, and a good camera. Easy packing clothing that you can wear day in and day out.
 
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Jay & Donna, Washington
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree provided my wife and I with an excellent experience at an unbelievable price. Their professionalism and concern for each traveler's safety and satisfaction are impossible to top. I have no doubt that we made the right choice!
 
China Panorama
Joseph, Arizona
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We can't rave enough about China Spree. Like most other testimonials on their website, we also marveled about the value, the the quality of hotels, meals, attractions, motor coaches and national and local guides. Believe all you read in all of the testimonials. It is all true.

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

Answer: Have no fear with China Spree as the tour operator. It is an amazing safe country where you need three weeks to do it all.
 
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Philip & Judy, New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
As an artist and art historian who has studied China for 30 years, this trip was a dream come true. I don't feel like I went to another specific little part of the world, I feel as though I came to understand a greater part of the world. I recommend China Spree 21-Day China Panorama tour to anyone who wants to take the trouble to see China at all. Go for it! Sure it's not like the West, it's not supposed to be! Our guides and other people who helped us on the tour were so kind and helpful. If I only had one trip to take to the Orient, China Spree would be my choice. The amount of sightseeing, the wonderful accommodations, and the bounteous food make this a truly world-class bargain!
 
 
 
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James Hutchinson , MA Ashland Oregon
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
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