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12 Day The Middle Kingdom

Tour Testimonials

I have a newfound respect for China and its people. I didn't disrespect them beforehand, but just didn't know much about the culture and people. China offers so much in the ways of history, food, beauty, and culture that I'm pleased to have been able to experience. Though most people were surprised that I selected China as a vacation destination, I'm really glad that I did it. I recommend this trip to everyone and can definitely claim that China Spree offered one of the best tours possible for an amazing value.

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

Answer: The visit to the Great Wall was a highlight, as well as seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors and the boat ride on the Huangpu River in Shanghai (that was part of the optional tour.) I recommend that somehow, the boat tour in Shanghai be included in the tour. The other items in the optional tour were okay, visiting the bazaar and museum, but the boat tour was the highlight.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Peng made the tour extra special, I think. He was humorous and knowledgeable. We all laughed so much that even the bus drivers commented on how much fun we seemed to have. He really went above and beyond to make things flow smoothly for us.

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

Answer: I'd tell them to keep an open mind, don't be critical, accept the differences in culture as for what they are and sit back and enjoy the ride, especially if China Spree takes care of all the details for you!
 
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Talitha F & Kamryn H, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Great trip, unbelievable value

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

Answer: Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors

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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Judy & T, Nevada
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We were pleasantly surprised by China. This trip was quite valuable and provided a great opportunity to see the main sites in comfort.

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

Answer: The best part of the trip was certainly value. Our guide was fantastic and we also enjoyed the quality of hotels. Saw the tourist sights that we wanted and enjoyed The Great Wall the best.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Clevin was fantastic, communicated perfectly and left us with a great sense of Chinese culture. He dealt effectively with many different personalities and always tried to please everyone. He has the patience of a Saint and should truly be commended. You can tell he loves his job. On our last night in Shanghai, we chose to not take the optional tour, and Clevin went above and beyond to organize an actual dinner cruise for us and even had someone meet us at the dock to escort us aboard. He truly went above and beyond.

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

Answer: Do it!
 
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Stephanie G & William A, Pennsylvania
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Recommend this tour 100%. Bring a positive attitude and don't be afraid to hit the road when you have spare time. The exchange/conversion of the money is easy and also helps maintain mental agility. Don't be afraid to bargain with the merchants; this is expected and I would say probably welcomed. Always keep a smile in your face. Remember you are a guess in China and the food, customs are somewhat different to what we are used to.

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

Answer: The Great Wall of China. Although we had to walk a lot and climb a lot of steps I would do it again without thinking twice. The scenery is breath taking and very clean historical site. I'm a pharmacist so the trip to the medicine museum and the pharmacy was a great experience to me.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Clevin-very knowledgeable of his culture and country history. Very accessible to solve our problems or concerns. I lost my cap in a restaurant, brought to his attention and he called the restaurant and I got my cap back. Also another person left his camera in a restaurant and he was able to secure it and had it for the person shortly after. He ensure we had a wakeup call every day; everything was on time every day on schedule. Has good communication skills although sometimes he talks British English or terms and other times Australian English but we all managed to understand him. Great guy and always pleasant.

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

Answer: Don't delay; buy your ticket now. It is a great experience and it is reachable to even the small budgeted family. Oh yes, when you are asked to send your passport to China Spree's representative to get your China visa don't hesitate to do so. We did it and so many others too. We all experienced the same positive result; got our passport back, with the Chinese visa on time for the trip.
 
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Guillermo Q & Esther F, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I had an excellent experience with China Spree. Their web site was easy to navigate and they covered every detail needed to prepare for my trip to China. The tour itself was a wonderful experience. The tour guide was excellent, the accommodations were superb, the food was very good and the itinerary covered so many interesting sites and activities. China Spree far exceeded all my expectations and I would highly recommend travel with this company. Helen

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

Answer: Loved the Great Wall. Would have liked even more time to spend there. Also tour guide,Zhou, was excellent. Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. She was very clear on her instructions, very patient, took care of every detail and watched over us carefully. She made an extra effort to make my mother's birthday special. She is a very pleasant person to tour with.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Zhou spoke excellent English at a slow enough pace that she was easily understood. Her knowledge of China, its history, culture, and of the areas visited and was extensive and interesting. She was able to answer most of our questions. She was very attentive to every detail making our trip worry free. She was sensitive to the desires of the group and very diplomatic. She was a pleasure to tour with.

 
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Helen H, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Going on tour with China Spree was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes and warm socks, and be ready to see the many incredible sites that await you in China. We did the 12 day tour, which translated to 10 days of touring, and a day of traveling on either end. Our tour guide was simply the best: knowledgeable, funny, energetic, and had a great attitude. Going to China isn't like a Caribbean vacation, but rather is an adventurer of exploring a whole different world and learning so much. You go on multiple field trips a day! The hotels were all awesome, and the tour even included two excellent shows at night, one musical one and one acrobatic one. Every day we thought that that day was going to be the best day of the whole trip, but the next day was even better. If you go with an open mind and a flexible attitude, you are sure to have the vacation of your life like we just had.

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

Answer: The greatest highlight was the tour guide Clevin. He made every day exciting for us with his positive attitude, funny stories, and wealth of information about China that he shared. We all loved being part of the "Clevin family." All the sites he brought us to were fascinating. Climbing on the Great Wall was certainly one of the highlights. Another was the time we spent at the park(Heaven Park?) and seeing all those people out together, in the cold, playing cards, doing tai chi, playing with the Hackensack, etc. Enjoyed the rickshaw ride and the meal at the local home. Seeing the skyscrapers in Shanghai. The two evening shows were terrific, too. So many big highlights!

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Clevin was just the perfect tour guide! He did a fantastic job of organizing all 26 of us, by clearly communicating directions for every detail throughout our long tour. I don't know how he did it, as I would last about one day in his job, and then get promptly fired! :-) He was flexible. When our tour sort of rebelled at the end of the week, stating that they didn't want to eat the same kind of food again that night, he solicited suggestions from the group and then decided to have the bus driver bring us back to the hotel, and those people that wanted to then join him for dinner could, and those who would prefer to go off themselves and have dinner could do that. That made everybody happy, and we appreciated his problem-solving and flexibility. Also, he helped people find their way around the shops in Shanghai, which I felt guilty about, as I felt this should be a little break for him, but he seemed happy to do it, and I know people appreciated it. He really wanted to make sure everybody was as happy as they could possibly be. And we were.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: Highlights of the hotels that had Jacuzzis. All of the hotels were awesome.

 
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Lyn G & Wendy W, Georgia
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: The ancient structures that date B.C. are amazingly impressive; imposing admiration and great wonder of such a feat.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Lisa made China personal to us. She is a beautiful person and a wonderful employee! She should be valued for her hard work. She also has a gift for kindness and patience, especially in today's working world.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: The hotels were immaculate. We were very happy with all the amenities. We just wish we had more time to spend just in the hotels themselves! They were very beautiful.

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: All meals were good. Especially in the Hutong area in Beijing. The meal at the home! Wonderful home cooking!

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

Answer: Our visit to China was one that was very impressive, beautiful, and interesting. They have accomplished Great things (especially in such a short period of time), dazzling the eye and amazing the senses. The country side will match any beauty found in the world. The ancient structures are very impressive! They give you a sense of accomplishment to stand before them and see them with your own eyes. At times, it is hard to determine how old China is. They are tearing down and building up at an alarming rate. But what is old and what is not- is very difficult to determine to say the least. Nevertheless, the China we saw (and what we are designed to see) is very impressive, and at times breathtakingly beautiful. A developing country with stark contrast and the idea of equality through communism is worth the visit alone. And once you get an eye full of the cherished Panda Bear, it will indeed bring a smile to anyone's face.
 
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Paul & Jenny C, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: I did enjoy all of it, but the Terra Cotta Soldiers were overwhelming. I had no idea of the scope of the museum and did not know the history of how and when they were made. It was fantastic.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Song Pong (Nick) was fantastic!!! He was so knowledgeable about China in general and all the sites we visited. He was so helpful and doing everything to take care of all of us and be sure we were having a good time. He has a very warm personality and easy to talk to. I felt he really made our tour special. He said we all would be "family" on the tour and that was the feeling I had. Everyone on the tour was very easy to get to know and get along with.

CS: Comment on your hotels

Answer: I thought all the hotels were extremely nice. All the rooms were very good sized and clean. I was always amazed at the size of the buffets for breakfast. There was always such a variety.

CS: Comment on your group meals

Answer: The Peking Duck dinner was special as well as the Dim Sum dinner. I did enjoy all the meals and did have many different things that we don't have in USA. Eating in the private home was a special treat.

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

Answer: Tour with China Spree!!! The itinerary is super and the cost can't be beat. Pong, our tour guide was the best ever and all the hotels are great.
 
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James Frederick & Carol Ilene H, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Traveling with China Spree was easy and hassle free. Our country guide was excellent and make the entire process as smooth as possible. If you don't know the language, this may be the best way to see the highlights of China without the stress of doing it yourself. It's also affordable for students and you get excellent meals and accommodations. Overall, I enjoyed my trip with China Spree and would recommend it to my friends and family!

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

Answer: Of course walking the Great Wall was a surreal experience, but there were many times where I had to catch my breath and take it all in because parts of the experience are so unlike anything you can find in the United States.

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

Answer: Be prepared to see things that you've never seen before. If you are willing to explore a little on your own, off the beaten path, you will have experiences you will never forget. It is adventure worth taking!
 
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Stephanie Lynn G & Katherine Adele E, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: Our guide, Song Pong, was fabulous. He made every effort to assist, educate, entertain, and improve every aspect of our journey. He has a broad and deep knowledge of Chinese history. He also is able to explain material in simple and humorous ways that are easy to understand and keep everyone's interest. I would give him the highest rating possible. I also liked the mixture of historical sites (Forbidden City, Terra Cotta warriors, etc.) with traditional industries (silk, jade, tea, pearls).

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: As indicated above, our guide was exceptional, and I have traveled extensively around the globe. He united a large and diverse group of strangers, was cheerful and extremely knowledgeable. Their English language fluency was were very impressive.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: All of the hotels were excellent. The hotel in Beijing was probably the nicest. The breakfasts were huge and offered a lot of variety.

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: All of the meals were great. I particularly liked the food in Xi'an because it was spicier and more interesting than the food in Beijing and Shanghai.

 
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Jeanne Evelyn D, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree is an excellent value for the wonderful accommodations, the amount and quality of the sites you are taken to, the excellent information your guides offer, and the many special features you are treated to. We continue to sing China Sprees praises to friends and family, encouraging them to visit the orient

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

Answer: The people of China were our highlight. They were friendly, polite and welcoming.

CS: Comment on your hotels

Answer: All were excellent. Clean, spacious, and great breakfast offerings.

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

Answer: A visit to China is one of the best vacations we ever had. Though visiting the East is so different than the West, we found the people of China to be wonderful, interesting, friendly, accommodating and welcoming.
 
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Jeffery C, New Jersey,
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: Enjoying the history aspect of China, we thoroughly enjoyed being able to see the "old China", with the palaces, gardens, old Hutong town, temples, Great Wall, rickshaw ride, shows etc. The New part of China especially in Shanghai was ok but reminded us too much of the states. We were more impressed with the Forbidden City and old China history as stated above

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: Lisa went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. She was professional, her communication skills was excellent and very knowledge of Chinese history and western cultures. What we enjoyed was her commitment to making our trip special and her loyalty to China Spree. This is a very important factor in making a corporation successful. She was wonderful.

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: We thoroughly enjoyed the Dim Sum meal as it was fabulous and very tasty. The Peking Duck was also very nice and the Noodle meal at the Terra Cotta museaum was wonderful

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

Answer: The experience we encountered from the beginning with booking our reservation through China Spree, obtaining Visa through China Spree and the wonderful itinerary was such an everlasting and memorable experience. Our tour guide, bus driver and overall itinerary will forever be imprinted in our hearts as being one of the best we have ever had. Thank you China Spree for making affordable trips, with quality in mind for many of us who are on a budget. You made it possible to fulfill our dream and we look forward to traveling through China Spree in the future.
 
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Hilda & Raymond S, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree provided an excellent tour experience and luxurious accommodations at a bargain price. Although the description of tour and price may appear to be too good to be true, in fact, everything promised was true. I highly recommend China Spree.

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

Answer: There were so many highlights. But most of all, tour guide Lisa was the key to making this trip truly outstanding. She managed all arrangements expertly, makes all travelers welcome and special, deals with all events with good humor, patience, and expertise. We all love Lisa!

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: Lisa is excellent in all categories. She is so personable and professional; knowledgeable and willing to share experiences. She treats everyone with respect and handles all problems with patience and good humor. We learned a lot from her. She personifies all the best traits of an advocate for goodwill among people. So far as I know, everyone on the tour felt very lucky to have Lisa as our tour guide and "mother hen" to make sure all aspects of the tour were very special for each traveler.

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

Answer: All were outstanding. I cannot rank them because they were all excellent and cannot evaluate any as higher or lower that another.

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 the meals were good.

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

Answer: Sign up for a tour today!
 
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Donelda S & Shirley S, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was the very first travel tour we ever took as we always plan our own vacations. I would like to say, that EVERY aspect of the tour,exceeded our expectations....accommodations, food, sightseeing, information gained and especially our tour guide. It is great value for your money and will give you a lifetime experience that you will remember forever! When I return to the East, the first tours I will check out will be with China Spree!

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

Answer: There are far too many AMAZING things to see in China to be able to single out one, though walking on the Great Wall was an unforgettable experience! I think the real key or highlight was our tour guide, Lisa. She was so well informed, kind, caring, patient, accommodating, personable, etc., etc, etc. I am convinced that having "the right guide" can make or break the tour.

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: She opted to make accommodations for everyone when and wherever possible. Her limitless patience, upbeat personality, warmth, and knowledge of China were fabulous. She was really a perfect guide every day in every way.

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

Answer: In genereal, the meal arrangement exceeded my expectations. I thought I would go vegetarian, but the quality of the meats was fine and I ate everything...fish, chicken, pork, shrimp, beef.

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

Answer: Enjoy the experience!!! Be open minded, respect and appreciate a culture different from your own. A trip to China is an enriching, memorable, cultural experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Remember, in life "It's not how many breaths you take, it's about how many moments take your breath away!"
 
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Dennis & Sherry L, New Jersey
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Touring with China Spree is an excellent way to experience China. It far exceeded our expectations. The quality of accommodations, food, and personnel are an unbelievable value. We will be judging any future travel experiences against this wonderful tour.

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

Answer: We were most pleased to have seen as much of China as the tour presented to us in these 12 busy days. Everything was new to us and we were quite taken with your country and your people.

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: We were very impressed at how much we were able to see in 12 days.

CS: What tour features and sites are unnecessary to be included in your trip?

Answer: We would not want to exclude anything.

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: We have only the highest praise for our tour guide, Jo. She was excellent. She was informed, well organized, spoke excellent English and understood our questions and comments to her. She made sure the traveler on crutches and his wife--often in a wheelchair--were well cared for and that they participated in every aspect of the tour that they wanted to do. At the same time we all saw everything that was on China Spree's itinerary. She worked long days and into the evenings. Her wonderful sense of humor and knowledge of Chinese history and culture made every day valuable.

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

Answer: Best: Marriott City Wall--The Concierge was most helpful at the Marriott and its location between a park and the railroad station made for some interesting walks. Crowne Plaza--A beautiful setting with the lake and walks. The bedding was extremely comfortable. Although we were only there for one night, it was a memorable experience. JC Mandarin--We were really impressed that the hotel's top chef, whose photograph was prominent in the entryway, was bussing tables at a really busy morning breakfast. He bussed our table and served us coffee. Clearly he was doing all he could to support his staff and make things go better. It is one of our cherished memories of China and your people.

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: They were all good. The most memorable was at Mrs. Fong's home in the Hutong.

CS: I know it is not ideal to eat Chinese meals everyday for that many days of your entire China trip. How seriously do we need to arrange western style meals for you?

Answer: We went to China to experience China. We were very satisfied with the meals.

CS: I know it is not ideal to eat Chinese meals everyday for that many days of your entire China trip. How seriously do we need to arrange western style meals for you?

Answer: We went to China to experience China. We were very satisfied with the meals.

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

Answer: Go as soon as you can. You will be glad you did.
 
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James & Elizabeth S, Illinois
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China is an amazing country- so vast and with much variety. Getting around on your own is difficult, since many taxi drivers, restaurants, and even hotel staff do not speak much English. Haggling with the details and trying to figure out on your own can waste valuable time and efforts. Traveling with a quality tour is the best decision we have made. We were somewhat skeptical about tours, since we have always travel on our own, but Chinaspree is so efficient and thorough we just spent time enjoying China, without the frustration. If you are planning to travel to China, we highly recommend China Spree, for the excellent itinerary, tour guides, value.

CS: Did any tour guide solicit you for excellent rating? If yes, please list them below: Answer: Mr. Wei Li was our national guide. We felt very welcomed, well-informed, and felt like we were a part of a big family. I think Mr. Wei Li went beyond his duty to help in anyway he could. We felt safe, and trusted his advice on what to do and not to do. Our trip was very efficiently run, no time wasted.

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: He understood travelers from U.S. very well; our needs were always met.

 
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Mick N & Hanh L, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Absolutely loved the tour. Everything was done well, the tour guide we had is the best in his field, for those of us that are older, having a man for our tour guide made it easier to hear him. As we get older we lose our hearing and mens voices are better to hear than women's. I'm so glad for getting Pong (Nick) as our guide, he make it come to life for us, and made it fun.

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: He was so good with details, he made sure everything was on time, had tickets if needed, had the bus there waiting for us, was on the phone making sure that lunch or dinner would be ready when we got there. Made sure no one got lost an that everyone knew where we were meeting and at what time.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: We only had Pong, which was more than enough, he was wonderfully informative and good fun to be with, we miss him already, spending so much time together it feels as if we left a member of the family behind.

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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Randall & Sandra G, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I recommend China Spree for both experienced and novice travelers. The access to major Chinese destinations made this a trip of a lifetime that we will never forget. China Spree made it possible for my husband and I to go and have a great adventure together. The wonderful value of this trip allowed us to even do some shopping while in China.

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

Answer: This was our first trip to China. We were concerned that because of the distance and because we don't speak Chinese that we would do best in a tour group. We enjoyed all of the sights but we were most interested in this tour because of the destination of the Terra Cotta warriors which I have been reading about since I was a kid. We found Xian to be a very interesting city as well.

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 wonder even now when Lisa slept or ate. She was amazing. She handled every detail of our tour as a true professional with humor, knowledge and patience. She is a true ambassador for her country. Seeing the next category, other tours obviously have multiple tour guides for different cities. She was excellent in every way. We loved her!

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

Answer: Best - Marriott City Wall

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

Answer: Go to China using China Spree. You can't go wrong. They are professional, meticulous, and value obsessed. Just what you want when are you traveling so far from home.
 
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Lori C & Courtney R, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I never expected to find a trip to China so affordable and comprehensive. The entire experience was an adventure into a different culture. Our tour guide was our patient teacher of history, culture and society. The Chinese people were gracious and hospitable. The tour group came together as strangers and ended up friends. I would love to visit more of this wonderful country.

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

Answer: Of course, The Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. But most of all, the people of China, friendly and gracious. A wonderful tour leader, Pong (aka Nick), introduced us to history, customs and culture with amazing patience and joy.

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: Friendly, knowledgeable, approachable, intelligent, passionate, informed, caring, sharing, patient. The best smile on the planet.

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

Answer: Take the time to take this adventure.
 
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Carol P, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
take segments from the letter I wrote to Lisa. I also posted on tripadvisor and highly recommended China Spree!

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

Answer: enjoyed seeing the local people in the park, the visit to the Shanghai museum, the market,the home visit-it was all great!

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

Answer: Go to visit China! A wonderful cultural educational, and enlightening trip!
 
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Barbara & Paul B, Connecticut
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
The Middle Kingdom tour offered by China Spree is fully as advertised, except that it provides a 5+ star tour at a 3 star price, leaving you with wonderful memories and questioning why you even considered any of the other competitor tour offerings!

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

Answer: Candidly all the sights were great, we actually were particularly impressed with our guide who was able to provide historical background information on all the sights we saw.

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: Song Peng ... or NICK was an excellent guide, candidly we can't think of any way that he could have improved our experience beyond what we did experience! We appreciated Peng's thoughtfulness, honesty, and wonderful humor.

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: Meals were interesting. We were not used to Chinese meals and it was somewhat difficult to adjust. All the lunch and evening meals were of comparable quality, in our opinion. The Peking duck meal, the meal at the Islamic restaurant and one other which I can't identify were very good. The breakfast meals were all excellent and we would rate them all "best".

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

Answer: China is a wonderful place to visit. It's main cities afford Western conveniences at and above US standards, and innumerable historical sites that will "blow your socks off" in terms of rich historical significance and scale.
 
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Emil & Barbara K, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I found China Spree's Middle Kingdom tour a wonderful introduction to China. There is nothing to compare with the quality for this price. Before I left, many of my friends said this tour was "too good to be true". I am enjoying telling them how wrong they were!

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

Answer: Our tour guide, Lisa, spoke such excellent English and was both knowledgeable and willing to help with any situation. She certainly enhanced the wonderful accommodations and the historic sites we visited. Her humor and good nature, even when tested by tour members who wandered away, etc. was remarkable. We also enjoyed all her anecdotes about life in China and feel that I came away with a greater understanding of the people and life in China today.

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: Lisa went out of her way to accommodate every request. She arranged for a trip on the fast train to the Pudong airport in Shanghai, for example, when some of the tour participants expressed an interest. In fact, one of the tour participants wrote a poem thanking her for everything and all the participants signed it.

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

Answer: They were all wonderful.

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

Answer: If you've ever wanted to go to China, they should sign up for a China Spree tour immediately!
 
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Donelda S & Shirley S, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Do not waste your time comparing other companies. Actually, I don't know the others but it is impossible to offer a better tour than China Spree. I have no complain about anything, for me CS tour was perfect.

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

Answer: The guide was fantastic. She not only guided us, she really took care of us.

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: The guide could not be better. I rated her as excellent but actually she is excellent+

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 of the meals was excellent.

CS: Did you often come across repetitive dishes during your China trip? What were they? Please specify the bad or mediocre meals and restaurants that we should make change.

Answer: Please don't make any change.

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: I liked the real Chinese better maybe because of the variety. We had so many plates available so even when I didn't like one I had many other options.

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

Answer: Don't hesitate in visiting China, it is a fantastic country. I got really impressed with China.
 
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Heronides V & Ana M, Brazil
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We took the Middle Kingdom tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in Chinese history and culture. Our guide, Nick, was amazing. He continually did everything in his power to ensure a fabulous experience for everybody on the tour. As a result, we had a very positive experience with our initial introduction to China and we would LOVE to go back again.

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

Answer: Our guide, Nick, was amazing. He went way beyond what was expected to ensure that our travel experience was the best possible.

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: The experience was fabulous. I would like to travel again with Nick as guide. He did an excellent job.

CS: What tour features and sites are unnecessary to be included in your trip?

Answer: Thoroughly enjoyed everything we saw. Terrific itinerary.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: I hope I have understood this category correctly. Nick was with us throughout the trip and he did an excellent job. I am seriously considering a future trip with China Spree if Nick is the guide once again.

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

Answer: GO!!!! This is an experience of a lifetime. We loved our time in China. We learned so much about so many things and will always be glad we went with China Spree and got to know Nick. He made the trip fabulous.
 
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Laura J & Melinda S, Utah
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree offered an exceptional experience which far exceeded our expectation.

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

Answer: There were many amazing highlights - the entire tour was outstanding.

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: Lisa was highly organized to provide us with the best possible service from our restaurants, site visits, and travel from/to various cities. Her professionalism is directly related to our wonderful trip and experience. Her knowledge and presentation (as well as humor) was amazing. I cannot express enough how outstanding Lisa was as our tour guide.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: Our tour is memorable because of the excellence Lisa provided. She was an excellent ambassador for China! Lisa was always accessible, immediate to solve problems/concerns, and organized to provide the best service you could ever ask for. She was tireless and enthusiastic throughout our trip. Lisa was more than a "tour guide" - she was a life line to a culture which we had limited communication with. If there was a level beyond excellent, I would place Lisa there. We enjoyed our experience because of her excellence!!

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 good but most memorable was in the family home; second was dim sum

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: China food by far was better - really enjoyed variety and choices

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

Answer: for large group felt was very good

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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Edward & Janice B & Leona P, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I am so glad that I took this trip to china with China Spree. The trip exceeded my expectations. The hotels were all 5 stars, the breakfasts at the hotels were amazing, so many options. The restaurants provided great food. I recommend to anybody who wish to travel to China to use China spree. I was afraid about the tour guide and their English knowledge on translation. I has bad experiences with another tour guides, Jo was excellent.

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

Answer: All the trip was excellent.

CS: What was the LEAST ENJOYABLE aspect of this trip for you?

Answer: None, all was great.

CS: tour features and sites are unnecessary to be included in your trip?

Answer: All were great.

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 was very enjoyable, she made jokes and it was a pleasure the way she conducted the tour. Very friendly and concerned for all the tour group members.

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

Answer: I liked all the hotels. They were very convenient located and beautiful hotels.

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 enjoy more the meal we had at a mall. I think it was Benjing. All the breakfast were the best.

CS: I know it is not ideal to eat Chinese meals everyday for that many days of your entire China trip. How seriously do we need to arrange western style meals for you?

Answer: I do not think so, we were in China and we had every day different dishes. that is what I liked. Breakfasts had western options, I think that was enough.

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: I liked more the Chinese food In China. Because of the variety of dishes. they also taste different. I think the seasoning is different. the Chinese food in America is too greasy

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

Answer: Definitively travel with China Spree, the price is unbeatable and especially during the November month.
 
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Carmen B & Giovanna D, New Jersey
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
You can even post my whole name and phone number - I would definitely travel with you all again and will travel with you to Vietnam and the rest of the Asian experience again soon.

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

Answer: Every Hotel - Excellent - Every destination on tour - Excellent- Informed and professional guide.- Excellent

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: My trip was EXCELLENT.

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: The entire package was Excellent

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: She spoke Chinese and English both very well and was able to identify directly with all of our needs. She was so experienced she anticipated questions before they were asked and made sure everyone was comfortable and informed at all times.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: Jo was the best guide I have experienced in my travels to many different countries. She was well educated and passionate about her job. She was professional and made sure everyone was punctual. Great experience having her as a guide.

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

Answer: All were more than I expected and was very happy to be there.

CS: Are there any specific problems you experienced regarding the accommodations we provided for you during your trip?

Answer: Everything was fabulous.

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 excellent and good tasting - I don't even like Chinese food. I got to where I really enjoyed and looked forward the meal experiences.

CS: Did you often come across repetitive dishes during your China trip? What were they? Please specify the bad or mediocre meals and restaurants that we should make change.

Answer: Excellent everywhere.

CS: I know it is not ideal to eat Chinese meals everyday for that many days of your entire China trip. How seriously do we need to arrange western style meals for you?

Answer: I think you all have hit it on the head. Chinese food done very,very well is better than Western meals done to the best of the available Chinese chefs ability. Flavor profiles in China are different than in America spices available are also different,so you all did exactly as should be done. Serve excellent Chinese food. You told everyone in the itinerary ahead of the trip what to expect and then delivered better than expected Chinese meals.

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: I think the meals we had in China are better than the Chinese food available in America

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

Answer: Expect the unexpected, if you want a vacation like you do in America -STAY HOME- This is an adventure to be appreciated by only the Elite travelers who want to experience and learn other cultures and expect to have many WOW experiences.
 
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Barry & Janice H, Texas
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This trip had so much packed into each day that it was hard to believe how much we took in in just 10 days. The size of the cities was amazing. I was particularly pleased with our choice of a November travel date. While it was a little chilly, the lack of crowds made it much easier to see and all the beautiful places and truly experience them.

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

Answer: Of course, the Great Wall and in general the vibrancy of the cities.

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: She kept us on track through the whole tour, didn't lose any one along the way and kept her cool the whole time. We traveled with a couple who were physically handicapped, and Jo went out of her way to accommodate their needs. We also had a single person who was particularly needy and Jo was very good to her as well.

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

Answer: I can't begin to rate them because they were all great! I was tempted to steal sheets

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

Answer: One of our group had a food allergy and our guide always made sure that she had an appropriate meal.

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

Answer: I absolutely endorse China Spree. The itinerary was well organized, our tour guide was excellent in her knowledge and information as well as in her caring for our group. The hotels were spectacular, and the whole country was so clean and tidy.
 
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James & Helen S, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We were very pleased with our China Spree tour. The guide was excellent. The hotels, tours, shows and meals all exceeded our expectations. We got great value for the cost. We would highly recommend China Spree.

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

Answer: The Great Wall. The Temple of Heaven The gondola ride in Tongli

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: Kevin was ready to help each and everyone with whatever request we had. He was very pleasant and had a nice way of dealing with everyone. He was friendly, courteous, firm when he needed to be and had excellent people skills. He had a nice sense of humor and good knowledge of all the places we visited.

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

Answer: They were all excellent, but I would rate the Marriott City Wall and Crowne Plaza the highest.

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'm sorry I don't recall the names of the restaurants. The home-cooked meal after the rickshaw ride was very good. There was a restaurant on the top floor of a mall near the Birds Nest that was awesome. The restaurant in Tongli was good.

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

Answer: You will be impressed by this tour and everything you see in the country.
 
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David & Bernadette K, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree provided a wonderful experience on our tour of the Middle Kingdom. The price could not be beat and our tour guide "Jo" was a real treasure - better than the finest jade or pearls! She provided us with the historical and cultural context not only for these primary sights, but for the little sights along the way that made it a particularly rich experience. I feel that now I not only have seen China, but I have much more knowledge about Chinese culture - where they have come from and where they are going.

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

Answer: Of course seeing the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Terra Cotta Army were highlights, but those are places that I could have experienced with any tour group. Really, the highlight was our tour guide Jo. She provided us with the historical and cultural context not only for these primary sights, but for the little sights along the way that made it a particularly rich experience. I feel that now I not only have seen China, but I know about Chinese culture, then and now.

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 could find absolutely no fault in Jo's performance. She was knowledgeable, accommodating, tolerant, and funny! Her command of the English language was so great, it was hard to imagine that she had never been to the States. She is the primary reason why we had such a great trip. She even dealt with one very difficult person on our tour with tact and grace. She went out of her way to make sure that people had a great experiences, even offering additional tours and services that weren't on the itinerary. I am happy to provide Jo with an "excellent" rating.

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

Answer: All of the hotels were wonderful, so it is hard to pick one that is best. Perhaps the Crowne Plaza in Hangzhou - mostly because the atmosphere was a serene break from the cities. Don't make me pick one that I liked least - there wasn't one.

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

Answer: Just book it and experience all that China (and China Spree) has to offer. You will never regret it.
 
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Joanne M, New Jersey
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
The value was extraordinary. The hotels were excellent and first class. Our guide Kevin Li was with us throughout and did a fantastic job. Unforgettable experience in all the places visited. Would strongly recommend China Spree.

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

Answer: The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai at night. Wonderful group to share the experience with!

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: Kevin was extremely knowledgable and did a great job with our group. He was very flexible which our fun group needed. Kevin was with us in all the cities we visited which was very helpful.

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

Answer: China is an amazing place to visit and the sights and people are unforgettable. For value and professionalism I could not recommend a better company than China Spree.
 
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Jay & Hilar T, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: Everything was well planned and organized it was difficult to pick out one particular highlight

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: National guide-Edward, just wanted to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves and was not disappointed in anyway, he went above and beyond expectations. The local guides were extremely knowledgeable, I particularly liked Lisa, she was very knowledgeable and was always right there when you had a question and would give an answer.

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

Answer: Take a chance on China Spree you will not be disappointed. The trip was Great from the beginning until the end. The cost is very cheap for all you get, I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know and in the future I hope to travel again with them, China Spree will definitely be my first choice in the future!
 
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DeAnn B, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
From the outset of my tour, I took notice of the quality of communications from tour guides and the mutual respect bewteen tour guides in China and the owner of this company, Wilson Wu. The guides could very well have been owners of the company themselves! They delivered on Mr. Wu's tenets of excellence, customer service and value that are set forth in his letter on the China Spree home page. It was a wonderful experience. .

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

Answer: Old Chinese proverb: Tell me, I may hear. Show me, I may see. Involve me and I'll understand.
 
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Drozd Jr L, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My mother, aunt, uncle, cousin and I recently returned from the Middle Kingdom tour led by the wonderful national guide, Ronald Wang. The trip was truly one of the most memorable, well executed, and inspiring experiences of my life. China Spree works with outstanding hotels, restaurants, guides, and entertainment programs. The itinerary allowed us to visit all the major sites (Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, West Lake, Tiananmen Square, etc) without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. The highlight of the trip was definitely Ronald. Ronald went over and above any expectation to provide us with a comfortable, organized, and friendly experience. His knowledge of all the sites, as well as China history and culture, led me to refer to him as Professor Ron by the end of the trip. We truly felt like we were a part of his family, and that we were receiving a personal tour of his country. I highly recommend China Spree and Ronald. When I return to China to visit other parts, it will definitely be on a China Spree tour led by Ronald.
 
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Grace T, Chicago
12-Day Middle Kingdom
 

 
Good day,

My 12-year-old son and I recently arrived back home from the Middle Kingdom tour I was on with my karate club, Purple Dragon. I thought you should know how happy we were with China Spree. The trip was extremely well organized and well thought-out. We saw a great number of attractions in a short period of time. Also, the food and accommodations were great.

Our guide, Jing, was particularly effective. She did not miss a single detail and worked tirelessly to attend to everyone's needs. Everyone on the trip got personal attention from her, and she was smiling and willing to help regardless of what time of day it was. She is genuinely a treasure and an asset to your company.

Feel free to post my review on your website if you care to.

Yours truly, Sandra Filosof
 
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Sandra F
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was a great trip that opened our eyes to past and current Chinese culture and customs and its thousands of years of history. Extremely educational and worthwhile. Go Now and Learn about Tomorrow's next Super Power!
 
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Carmen N & William S, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Great tour, great value. We had a wonderful time. The tour went very smoothly thanks to the ourstanding efforts of the country and local guides. We enjoyed all the attractions on the itinerary and the variety of things that we visited.

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

Answer: Take a tour. Although we have never taken a group tour before, we were very glad that we took this one. It would have been impossible to see all that we did in the time available if we had been on our own. We would also not have experienced things with the same insight that our tour guides provided.
 
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William & Margaret S, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

It is a cultural experience not to be missed. I learned so much about the culture and people and found the people warm, friendly and accepting and the cultural heritage indescribable. I cannot say enough about how much China has to offer from its past and present to the world. At one point, I am speaking in a video to someone and I quote myself, "I’m just about amazed out at this country". That’s how it was. I am a well-traveled person, and this trip has been the highlight of my travel experiences. I wish to go back. Don’t miss it. See the past and the future rolled into one.
 
Paula P & Gema G, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

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

Answer: I was once in front of a seafood restaurant in Bethesda, MD deciding whether to go in. An elderly couple were exiting and I asked them how this restaurant was. The gentlemen told me that if I did not totally enjoy it, he would pay for my meal (and he gave me his business card). He was absolutely correct. Were I able I would make the same offer to anyone equivocating on taking this trip. China Spree is excellent, the tour excellent and China an absolute delight - like being on a different planet.

CS: Tour Testimonial

Answer: I had never heard of Chinaspree - found it on the internet. I was skeptical - did some checking, etc. It is by far the best of many many tours, trips we have taken. I would recommend it without reservation, and I will make another trip.

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

Answer: We are well traveled and accustomed to high quality accommodations, etc. This was in all respects the best tour we have ever taken. Guides were top notch. Hotels excellent (Hangzhou choice might be better), meals were good to excellent. Most importantly we learned that China is an incredible country inhabited by very good and special people. A true delight!
 
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Dr. Paul & Caroline L, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Dear China Spree,

Fond memories of our China Spree Mighty Yangzte trip (091008MY) of October, 2009 have not faded. Rather, these memories are enhanced by reflection. The trip was memorable, historic, fun. Every now and then I reread my journal to travel once more down the Mighty Yangtze and through ancient, as well as modern China. The armchair traveler can enjoy a trip over and over again. We loved traveling with China Spree.

I was delighted to receive your e-mail of November 10, 2010 informing me that I won second place in the Journal Contest just by doing what I like to do most—journaling my travels.

Thank you for a wonderful trip, an interesting contest and providing me with a winning experience.
 
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Shirley W, Illinois
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree provided me with a tour well beyond my expectations. I have traveled with four other tour companies in Europe and Africa and was totally unfamiliar with travel in Asia or China Spree. I learned about it on the internet and was a bit nervous about booking. DO NOT HESITATE!! The best value I have ever had for my money. I traveled solo for the first time in my life and felt totally comfortable with everything. China is beautiful!!! Thank You, Eric and China Spree.

CS: How was the general performance of your guides?

Eric (National Guide) was delightful, considerate and obviously worked well with his local guides. His laid back personality was comfortable and caring. John, Sherry and Anthony were all great. All willing to listen and accomodate. All good educators and efficient at moving us. When a handful of us wanted to see a performance at West Lake that was not on the itenerary, Eric and Sherry made it happen for us! John made Beijing feel like home and Anthony was superb in his Garden tour especially.

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

Do not delay this experience, if you have ever had any inclination to go to China - book now!!! I left my heart there.
 
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Nancy T, Alabama
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Travel is all the same. I mean, the Great Wall is the Great Wall whether you went there on your own or were part of a group. That’s the bottom line, right? No. First, traveling is more than just seeing a landmark. If it were not, you may as well stay home and just "google" it. And surely you can be adventurous and go the do-it-yourself way.

Or, you can have an efficient, intelligent, and very accommodating coordinator show you around so you can focus less on the travel and more on the experience. China Spree, personified by Mr. Ron Wang, is such a coordinator. He is more than a travel guide. He is in fact your host - a most insightful host for that matter. He leaves nothing to chance to make your visit memorable and worry free. From making sure your bags are delivered to your room, to ensuring you stay hydrated with their free bottled water, Ron does not miss a beat. Everything the brochure said, he does (and more). The local guides, Vicky, Allen, and Raymond are very informative, attentive, and quite straightforward. They tell you how things are in their culture - no bull, no hesitation.

I can say a lot about China itself. But that’s not why you’re here perusing this site. I can, however, say that having traveled extensively (less South America and Antarctica) I do not miss any of the countries I’ve visited. But I do miss China. Thanks in large part to Ron Wang and his team.

On behalf of my wife Rose, my brother Rolando and his wife Ling, and my sister Susana and her husband Leonardo, "xie xie," China Spree.

Well said Bro. If I may add, the hotel choices were outstanding, specially the Garden Hotel in Suzhou. Bus transportation were very spacious. After a day of visiting fascinating sites, it helps to be able to be transported without worries and stay in a relaxing hotel with their excellent breakfast to start another day. The booklet sent by China Spree in preparation for the trip was informative, giving you the insights of things to bring, the sites, common Chinese phrases, etc. Like my bro said, we’ve traveled quite a bit and the trip to China was the one we miss most.

Cheers to Mr. Ron Wang and team. Thanks to China Spree for putting together an excellent package tour.

All the best,

Rogelio P. S
 
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Rolando S and Ling C, New York
12-Day Middle Kingdom
 

 
Go in the spring, the summer, the fall, or even on the winter cold, have open mind, be adventures, and be the perfect guess.

China Spree
It is the company that keeps their prices low, their guides up to date, their motor coach running, the food and my bed warm. This company has the perfect relationship with their partners, the right connections with great communication skills and the best team. I will travel with them to any part of the world as long and as far they can take me.
 
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Lucy T, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree is by far the best organized tour we have ever been on. They took care of every detail including the air transportation from our home town to San Francisco to Beijing and back. They took care of the Chinese visa. The days were packed full of interesting sights and delicious food. Among the more unusual highlights were the lunch in a local Beijing home and the outstanding theater performance shows. Accommodations were superior. When the untimely winter snowstorms and fog through our schedule off track, the competent guides made the best of the situation by organizing an interesting train ride from Xi'an to Shanghai instead of the canceled air flight. I strongly recommend China Spree to anyone who wants to travel to China; and I plan to use China Spree again sometime. I have complete confidence in them.

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

Answer: Learn the Chinese expressions that China Spree provides in their booklet, and get an additional phrase book. Using some of the expressions make the trip all the more fun. I would also recommend reading up a little on the major points of interest which the tour will include, and on China in general. This is more than just a recreational tour. This is an enriching, learning experience.
 
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Carl G, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Hi Mr Wu,

Nice to hear from you.....I refered a lot of my friends to use your travel agent and they are all happy. When they get back from vacation they thank me.... Have a safe New Year.

Rufina and Jose Albano
 
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Rufina & Jose A, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I have used three other tour companies and China Spree was the most outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone traveling to China or anywhere else they provide tour service. Everytime I had a question and contacted China Spree the person answering the phone had the answer and everyone was pleasant to deal with. They were quite honest in describing the tours, the conditions to expect and went out of there way to ensure we each had a wonderfull experience. The personal touch really came through. I would be glad to personally talk to anyone having questions about using China Spree. Thanks for making the trip a wonderful experience.
 
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Ralph, Ohio
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
David and I visited China in October of 2009 and we had a wonderful experience due to China Spree and the weather. We had no bad weather which always makes an adventurous vacation more fun. Our national guide, Bill Huang (you may want to request him) was the other reason everything went better than we had expected. He is very aware of the needs and wants of his guests. We saw all the national sites of the Middle Kingdom that we knew to see and we were given time to enjoy them, and we saw much more as well. We visited places that we would not have known to look for. We were given the history of China, our questions were answered; we met and mingled with the Chinese people, and we experienced life in China. All this was enjoyed with the comfort of clean, nice buses and very good drivers. We did not have one driver among four that made us gasp even once. We did not need to handle our luggage except to identify it. Our hotels were all very nice, clean, friendly, and the rooms spacious. The food.....we thought of eating Chinese the day we returned home. The breakfasts in the hotels were banquets, and the lunch and dinner meals always offered us at least one new and different flavor. Traveling from city to city was made painless. Though he would never promise us easy travel, Huang was always able to secure boarding passes and check in without lines and hassles and our seat assignment wishes were always considered. We only worried that we may never again be able to get ourselves around in our travels of the world without China Spree.

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

Answer: Bill Huang, out national guide, was simply outstanding. We know your score is 1-10 but we would rate him higher. He just made the trip for all of us. His is intelligent, efficient, thorough, while personable, humorous, and genuinely concerned that his guests see and enjoy doing all they expect to do.

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

Answer: Go to China. Do not hesitate. The sites and history are understood best by being there. The people you meet will you not forget. The Chinese, as we came to know them, are a warm and humorous people. Visit with a guide; without a guide you will miss more than you want to. The language, you can learn a few words. The people will help you. If you are going to use a tour group.....i recommend China Spree
 
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David and Margo, Colorado
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I had never been on a tour before, usually when I travel, I travel with friends and they take care of me. My tour with China spree was one of the best travel experences I have ever had. The arrangements were so easy and convienient. I paid one fee, and all the travel arrangements were made, from my plane from my home town, to Beijing, all the travel arrangements once inside China, including the plane trips inside China, all the resturant meals, and hotels. The tour guide went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were well taken care of and the treated us with great respect. They were just as excited to take care of us as were were excited to be in China. If I had tried to plan this trip myslf it would have cost more than twice as much. This was one of the best time I have ever had in my life.

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

Answer: 10 +++ Bill was a very hard worker, always very happy and cheerful. He was always full of energy. I am a vegetarian and he always make sure I got plenty of vegetarian food at the resturants. He was always looking out for our safety, for example he would always let us know where to watch for unexpected steps so that we would not fall. After every meal, he would look under the tables to make sure we did not leave anything behind. He even took the time to make sure we got the seat that we wanted on the plane. Some people wanted isle seats and I always wanted a window seat, and he made sure that I always got one. He always made sure we the toilet was close by and he walk us to the toilet if we needed it. That is very important if you are in a foreign country. Even though he has been a tour guide for many years, he was never bored, never unattentive, always very alert, never seemed like he was in a rut or that he was following a routine. If there was anything we wanted, he got it for us. I wanted a big Chinese flag, and he found one for me.

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

Answer: It was the best money I ever spent.
 
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Anthony, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I have been fortunate to travel all over the world with various land groups, as well as on cruise ships, but I have never had a more pleasureable trip than I had while traveling with China Spree. This is truly an exceptional company. They handled every detail in a very precise manner from making certain that we had our Chinese Visa to getting on the plane safely on our return home. They employ some of the finest English-speaking Chinese tour guides that were well-educated and very knowledgeable about aspect of our journey. The accomodations were superb as was the transportation, both land and air. The food was a little different than I expected. The restaurants were beautiful and clean, but true Chinese food is not at all like American-Chinese. Maybe I'm just spoiled. I had a wonderful trip and would not hesitate to travel with this company again, or to recomment them to my friends.

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

Answer: China is beautiful. There is so much to see that you feel like your head is on a swivel. The people are lovely and very polite and quick to share information about their culture. If you have the opportunity to travel there, please do; but make certain that it is with China Spree.
 
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Jim K, Ohio
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Dear China Spree, Thank you for providing us with a truly amazing, once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure! Since China has so many historical, political, and cultural wonders to explore your tour was a perfect introduction to its many splendors. One of the smartest decisions we made was to rely on your thoughtfully organized and well executed itinerary. Navigating China's airports, roads, sights, and restaurants without the expertise of your experienced guides and tour bus drivers would have been impossible on our own. Despite the experience gained from traveling to many countries on several continents, we felt comforted having full-time guides with us every step of the way. There's no doubt that our expectations were greatly exceeded and that we received great value for our money. We will enthusiastically recommend China Spree to our friends and associates and look forward to comparing their experiences with our own. Best Regards, Arthur and Ines Bryant Redmond, WA (USA)
 
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Arthur, Washington
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our first trip to China and we went with a somewhat lower expectation. The trip turned out to be wonderful and exceeded even our most wildest expectation. The itinerary included so many variety that we felt we really got to see every part of the cities we visited. Our tour guide, Ronald was fantastic, knowledgeable and spoke perfect English and also had lots of humor. We also enjoyed the fact the group was small and we got to know everyone. This tour was also amazing that we had a wide age span. Our youngest tourist is 24 and our oldest is 84 and that made our meal conversations extremely exciting with different views and comments. The ultimate plus was the group consisted of really positive people. The hotels we stayed were 5 stars all the way. Meals were great with so much food. The massages Ronald arranged for us really helped after climbing the great wall. We would love to travel with China Spree again and especially with Ronald soon. Thank you for the most memorable experience.

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

Answer: I don't really think there is anything more my mom, my partner and myself could have asked to make this trip more enjoyable. We honestly had a fantastic time. We felt our stars must have all lined up to have such a wonderful small group of travelers who all got along well and a guide who was more than accommodating.

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

Answer: Go with a smaller group like Chinasprees groups. You will be able to learn so much more from your guide and for yourself. It is a fascinating country with a long history, but has also become a world class country. Go with an open mind and really enjoy what the local people can offer.
 
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Andy & Yuchi, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree offered one of the most comprehensive and delightful trips we could have imagined. The tour guides were exceptional and the itinerary was very well executed. the hotels, the meals and the transporation was outstanding. This was truly the trip of a lifetime.

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

Answer: Our tour Manager Amber Yan rates 10+++. She did an outstanding job. She was extremely attentive to individual needs and she was delightful to travel with. She arranged a special birthday celebration for my wife on her birthday that was a memorable experience. She was the best tour guide we have ever travelled with.

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

Answer: Don’t hesitate to travel with China Spree.
 
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Michael, Missouri
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: I was most surprised by the quality of the food. I remember from our previous trip that all of the food tasted the same by the end. Although we were tired of Chinese food by the end of the tour, I still thought that the variety and quality was excellent. The dumpling dinner in Xian was my family’s favorite food.

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

Answer: 11.... Ronald Wang was excellent. His English was perfect and he was easy to understand. We especially enjoyed his willingness to share his personal experiences about what it was like to grow up in China. It really made the immediate history come alive for us. I felt that our 16-year old received a better impression of what life outside of the US could be like. Without Ronald’s insight, the tour would have felt much more isolated. I’m not sure I would have gotten as good a feeling for the country. Our tour group was 22 people, but he managed to keep us moving without feeling rushed. Ronald was flexible about working with people’s desires and the weather so I felt we got to see everything at the best times of day. If I were coming back to China I would definitely try to get on one of his tours.
 
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Barbara, Oregon
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: Everything. Value for the cost. Good accommodations. Our national guide Ronald was great. Ron's knowledge and insight was very good and he did the most to make our trip the best it could be. This was the first tour I had ever been on and I had apprehension about it. Any concerns I had were put at ease within the first day.

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

Answer: Ronald our Tour Manager was great, he definitely cared about us all not only as a group but as individuals. Ron is a man who cares about his job and seems to but his all into it. He is an asset to China Spree and I would rate him as a 10.
 
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John, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I would recommend China Spree to any body who is interested in visiting China. The trip exceeded our expectation. Most of the time we stayed in Five star hotels. The locations of the Hotels were very good. Our group size was 18. The national Guide came with us through out the trip. The shows were breath taking. No optional tours like the other company do. everything is included including meals. We have traveled out of the country with well known Tour operators. This is the first time we used China spree. I would not hesitate to say they were for better than those famous well known tour operators. No body can beat their price.

CS: What would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: I would definitely go with China Spree. They exceeded our expectation. Five star hotels, Sightseeing, Acrobatic show, Tang Dynasty Show and meals are included in there price. No other tour company does all these for the price we paid. The tour guides go beyond the expectations to make everybody happy in the group. Groups are small.
 
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Ms. Murphy, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We have never taken a tour before. I have heard horror stories from other travellers who went on tours and complain about other companies accomodations, food, the hectic pace and cold impersonal guides. None of this applies to China Spree. The rooms were great, the days were full but not exhausting, the food was abundant and delicious and the guides, without exception, were exceptional. From the time I first contacted China Spree on the phone to simply inquire about the trip, I was treated politely and respectfully with absolutely no pressure. Leading up to the day of the trip every question and concern I had was answered fully and honestly in a reasonable amount of time. When we landed in China and first met our guide, we were warmly greeted by George who was to be our guide and go-to person for the duration of the trip. He was with us from the beginning to the end. His attention to detail, his pleasant attitude and his knowledge made this, without a doubt, the most stress-free, comfortable vacation I have ever had. While George shepherded us throughout the country, local guides joined in and gave us detailed information about the area and what we were seeing. They answered all of our questions and knew their subjects intimately. Each of them had an infectious energy and a passion to share their country with us. While the mysteries of the Orient were revealed to us, we were treated like valued, honored guests. It wasn't simply a tour of tourist attractions though. We were taken into an individual home and served a typical meal. We took a ride on the canal in Suzhou and witnessed unpretentious daily life. We were given the opprotunity to roam about on our own and experience China up close and personal. A great deal of credit for this this trip, this experience, lies with our national guide George. I can only speak of our tour, but If he and the people I initally spoke with on the phone are any indication of the quality of China Spree's other tours this is a remarkable company. They didn't simply take our money and hustle us around to various tourist sites, there was a real commitment to providing us with the best experience possible. Examples of their willingness to help were demonstrated first when I asked if there were any "paper cuts" we could buy. They are designs cut out of paper using scissors and are quite delicate and beautiful. George looked several places and asked several people for us over several days. The group got involved and finally, at one of the little stores we stopped at between cities, one of our companions found what we were looking for. The cohesion and commraderie that had been developed by the guides paid off. Also, when one of our fellow travellers was passively involved in an accident, a quick call to the local guide resulted in a conversation between the guide and the officer that extracted our companion from what could have been a very messy incident. For the last week we have been passing out those beautiful paper cuts to friends and work mates, telling stories of our adventures in China and extolling the virtues of China Spree and their guides. This is a vacation we will remember and talk about for years to come.

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: The Great Wall trip. We had pleanty of time to explore it and get a real sense of history and size, the canal trip was an excellent look into the lives of local people, I loved the opprotunities to walk in the parks and see the people exercising, dancing, and just enjoying the time out with family. It's more interesting to me to see how people live than look at artifacts in glass display cases.

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

Answer: George Li is amazing! The man's untiring attention to detail, his ability to shepherd us around and maintain a pleasant attitude with a real sense of humor was amazing and very much apprecited. It was a subject that several of us in the group talked about. George Li managed to quickly become not just a guide but a trusted and well liked friend showing us his country with a real sense of pride and joy.

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

Answer: If you want travel that is more than a get away or an escape, if you want to experience China instead of simply see it, let China Spree show you the way. It's time and money well spent and the journey will enrich you well beyond the tour.
 
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Richard, Iowa
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I had no desire to go and see China and my husband who turned 50 said I don't want a party I just want to go see China . So, I was a reluctant travellor. I had probably no expectations and I certainly was concerned abou the language barrier. Well, let me tell you, I had a great time and I learned so much history and enjoyed myself immensely. First I had no idea that China was so impressive with regards to the sight seeing and the shopping is amazing. I am so glad I went!
 
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Colette, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My expectations of China were far exceeded with the help of China Spree. A seasoned traveler I have experienced the best and worst of exotic locations. I would rank China Spree at the top of my list in terms of making you feel comfortable, keeping you informed, providing superb accommodations, an excellent menu, sites to see, etc....for such a young company they do a tremendous job and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a guide while in China...

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: The whole trip was fascinating....nothing was NOT fun!

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

Answer: I would give Amber a 10. she was so helpful, willing to help, always wanted to listen to what you had to say and just a delight to have. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Have an open mind....it is a very different culture from the west.
 
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Clint William, Oregon
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our (I and my honeymoon wife, Barbara) first overseas guided tour. The trip was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. One I would highly recommend. We saw many of China’s treasures, monuments and interesting and informative factory tours where our guide was helpful in the sales transactions.. Our guide, Lisa, was the very best. Add to this the excellent coach drivers. The camaraderie which built among our tour guide and eighteen of us created one happy family. All of which resulted in a tour which went far beyond our highest expectations. The tour (honeymoon for us) was a great, reasonable in cost, and one to treasure.

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

Answer: Before they finalize a trip to China, they should check with what China Spree has to offer.
 
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Gustave J, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our (I and my honeymoon wife, Barbara) first overseas guided tour. The trip was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. One I would highly recommend. We saw many of China's treasures, monuments and interesting and informative factory tours where our guide was helpful in the sales transactions.. Our guide, Lisa, was the very best. Add to this the excellent coach drivers. The camaraderie which built among our tour guide and eighteen of us created one happy family. All of which resulted in a tour which went far beyond our highest expectations. The tour (honeymoon for us) was a great, reasonable in cost, and one to treasure.

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

Answer: Every day was well orchestrated by Lisa, our terrific guide, and filled with history, Chinese lessons, and interesting anecdotes. We were also entertained by Lisa teaching us the 'Watermelon" Taichi. Lisa is definitely a 10!

CS: What would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Before they finalize a trip to China, they should check with what China Spree has to offer!
 
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Gustave Jules, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Happy New Year to everyone at China Spree. Remembering our experiences in China do put a smile on our faces.
 
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John J & Susan E, Wisconsin
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I travelled on the Middle Kingdom Tour with Chinaspree in April 2009 and had a really wonderful time. The tour was well organized, the hotels, food and sightseeing were great. Our national guide Kevin was extremely helpful, kept us entertained with stories and anecdotes and made us feel like family. I would recommend Chinaspree to all tourists who want to visit China.
 
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Sushama, North Carolina
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My husband and I both loved our Middle Kingdom trip with China Spree and will recommend this trip to our friends. We saw and did a great variety of things, from visits to several World Heritage Sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terra Cotta army, to having lunch at a small Hutong home; from seeing big urban centers like Bejing and Shanghai, to seeing the intimate gardens at Suzhou; from seeing priceless art objects at the Shanghai museum to shopping for simple folk art crafts at the Old Shanghai Bazaar. I had several memorable interactions with local people including dancing with local women, helping to stretch silk for a silk quilt, and trying to knot silk in the production of a silk rug. Our guide was excellent and spoke perfect English. Every day was packed full of adventure. This trip exceeded our expectations in every way.
 
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Ron & Connie -- Morgantown West Virginia
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Dear China Spree, Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful and enjoyable tour. Our tour of the Middle Kingdom in February 2009 was absolutely fantastic and was one of the best and most memorable trips we have ever had. As seasoned travelers, that is saying a lot! We have been raving about our trip ever since we got back a few days ago. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our trip, from the sites we saw, to the great hotels, and the delicious meals we had. The highlight of the trip for us was our wonderful national guide, Ming Li. She was so extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and organized. As far as we are concerned, Ming Li is one of the greatest treasures of China! We highly recommend China Spree and would definitely love to go another China Spree tour in the future. Thanks again!

Q: What did you like about this trip?
A: We loved how well organized this trip was and how we were able to see all of the major sites in the areas we visited. We also loved the vast amount of information our tour guide, Ming Li, shared with us not only about the sites, but also regarding Chinese culture and language. It helped us to have a fuller appreciation of what we were seeing.

Q: What tour arrangements or scenic spots are unnecessary to be included in the itinerary?
A: We can't think of any places that were unnecessary, and were happy with all of the tour arrangements and hotels we stayed in.

Q: Things that impressed you most on this trip.
A: How professional and knowledgeable our tour guide was and how organized she was.

Q: Comment regarding your Tour Manager. A: A scale of 1 to 10 is too limiting. Ming Li deserves a 100! She was absolutely fantastic and made the trip so enjoyable for all of us.


Megan & Randy

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

12-Day The Middle Kingdom tour, February, 2009
 
 
 
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Megan & Randy, Colorado
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Just returned from The Middle Kingdom Tour -- and cannot say enough great things about China and ChinaSpree. Trip was good -- far, far exceeded my expectations. Other than 13+ hours on the plane, absolutely everything was great. The hotels were all excellent; (wait til you see the Skyway Landis in Shanghai!); the food fun, filling and interesting (one of the very best meals was at the home in the Hutong!); the local guides were all excellent, friendly, informative. We were really shown all the best highlights -- the bus was comfy -- the drivers very good (which they have to be to drive in China!). Our afternoon at the Great Wall was just amazing -- it is almost mystical. All the arrangements by ChinaSpree were done; we never had any delays, or problems checking into/out of hotels; our meals were all ready when we arrived; the local guides were all at hand. Excellent! Now a word about our National Guide (Ming Li) -- she was absolutely, postiively THE BEST!!! Totally professional, attentive to every request, and great fun! She really made the trip as close to perfect as it could be. I've traveled on several other tours -- and Ming was by far the best guide ever. She is a true asset to ChinaSpree. I would without hesitation recommend ChinaSpree to anyone planning to travel in China. You certainly cannot match the price -- or the services received!

Q:What would you like to say to potential China Spree travelers?
Travel with ChinaSpree!! (And learn how to "hover" ......)
 
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Maureen -- Clinton, NJ
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
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