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Mr. Wu and the girls at the chinaspree office need to be congratulated for arranging this middle kingdom tour of China.This was the first time my family and I were visiting P.R. of China. In the time at hand we had a very good glimpse of China, her rich history and culture. Everything including the visa, the overseas and domestic travel and lodging was handled by Mr. Wu's staff for us. The best part of the tour was our English speaking national and local tour guides that took care of us as their own family. Most of our meals were included in the tour. Not knowing the language we couldn't have gone on our own to eat leave alone understand the menu. The local guides selected the menu and took us to the restaurant. Cindy our national guide made sure that we had enough time for breakfast and met in the hotel lobby to travel for the day. All our guides were very good and helping. We had an opportunity to ride the subway on our own in Beijing and Shanghai. and the local guides gave us directions without discouraging us. The guides also told us what and where to buy stuff when asked. Overall this was an enjoyable experience. I would definetely inform my friends and family to select chinaspree for visiting China.
- Pushpa D, Phoenix, Arizona
Mr. Wu, you have put together a truly delightful trip in China Delights. Long enough to enjoy the various cities, not a boring moment and neither was it short that we felt rushed. You have done it very well. We are thinking of a repeat trip to China with you (hope the value continues) I have already told all our friends about Chinaspree.
- Taposhi S, St. Louis, Missouri
Many people have asked me about our recent trip to China. My first response is that the trip was wonderful due to choosing China Spree as our tour company. On our vacations, we like to see as many sites as possible, and this is also the goal of China Spree for its customers. Our tour guides were dedicated to providing extensive visiting time at as many sites as possible during each day of the tour since China Spree believes that its customers want a good return for their investment. Also, we cannot say enough about the quality of our tour guides. Our national tour guide, Kevin, was flawless in his management of the tour with no missed connections or extensive idle time. Kevin was so helpful and caring with all of the tour members that he became a good friend to everyone. On the last day of the tour, everyone was sad to leave him. During a personal crisis on the tour, Kevin helped us late at night; and he showed up early in the morning to make sure that he got us on the bus so that we didn’t miss anything on the tour schedule. The local guides were also equally informative and friendly, and they all spoke very good English. All of the hotels, accommodations, and restaurants on the tour were 5 star or near. We found the other people on the tour to be very friendly and active. These people seemed to be very experienced travelers, and we believe that their travel knowledge led them to choose China Spree. As an added bonus, our guides were able to put us up front by the stage for the cultural and acrobat shows. I would certainly recommend China Spree for anyone who wants to see as much of China as possible in a short time for a very reasonable price. Your visit to China will only be as good as your tour company makes it, and China Spree will provide you with an unforgettable visit to China. However, if you want to sit around in your hotel for half the day, don’t choose China Spree.
- Craig & Dolores J, Saint Louis, Missouri
The trip was wonderful! Since returning from China, I have had the opportunity to hear about someone else’s experience on a higher priced tour, and read an article from a Dallas Newspaper comparing two China trips with well known tour companies (again higher priced). Before having this information, I came home very satisfied with my China trip booked through China Spree. After obtaining the comparisons, I was even happier that I chose China Spree. I was amazed at how well organized the trip was; the Hotels were of top quality (much more elegant than I expected), the food was plentiful and mostly regional and served in what we would call family style, so there was the opportunity to try dishes that one might not order; and there was also enough variety so that if you are not so adventurous, to find something to eat that you would be happy with. Breakfasts were Buffet and offered a mixture of East and West cuisine; so again, plenty of choises. Eating was very much a Chineese experience, and added greatly to the China Travel experience. Our National Guide, Lucy, was wonderful; as were all our Local Guides. Besides for explaining the sights, the guides shared with us so much of local customs and traditions (each area had unique cultural features). Lucy was with us throughout the trip and acted like a mother hen, always ready to explain things, helping organize our experience, explaining clearly anything we needed to know for our excusion, the next day, etc. Lucy very much added to our China experience. I think one of the things that impressed me with my trip was that meals were meals, and sights were sights. As anyone who has taken a planned european tour knows, often the sight listed is really a lunch stop and often leaves little time to see the sight you expected to see, unless you forgo lunch; or as seasoned travelers learn, you have to be creative about your lunch so you can see the sight. This was not an issue at all on the China Spree tour. I never felt rushed at the sights, and as we went through the sights there were frequent periodic free time periods provided to explore and take pictures. Instead of a block of time, the free time periods, were doled out genorously in parcels of time as we progressed through the sights. I was very satisfied with my trip, and would definitely reccomend China Spree. Would I use them again for a different itinerary? Definitely. I was excited about going, I expected some inconveniences that never materialized (eg. I expected to deal with maybe tight travel accomodations and was so pleasantly suprized at the roomy transportation. I expected an extented van or mini bus since China Spree limits the size of the tour group. I was amazed that for our group of 20 persons we throughout China were transported in full size modern buses!) China Spree exceeded my expectations in so many areas.
- Mary R, South River, New Jersey
This is the second time I've done a group travel trip. This one was by far superior. It included many things not included by other companies like the Shanghai acrobats and a dance show. With other companies, those would have been extras. China was fun and I felt very safe wandering around on my free time. China Spree guides went the extra mile providing many extras like bottles of water daily for the touring so we didn't have to worry about getting that. The trip was well-organized, thoughtful and overall well-run. They didn't miss a beat. We just showed up at the different sites, meals and venues and everything was ready to go. I liked not having to worry about a thing just seeing and experiencing China. The people in our group were great and the way China Spree arranged meals and sightseeing, it allowed us to bond or operate independently if we so desired. I also appreciated that China Spree didn't bombard us with so-called factory tours. It seemed like on my previous group tour to another country, we got stuck doing those often.
- Ines A, Alexandria, Virginia
I have been to over 80 countries and have been involved as a participant, planner, and/or tour director for many tours in Asia and worldwide. I went on China Spree’s Middle Kingdom as one of 12 passengers with a last-minute booking when some unexpected free time became available to me. I chose it based on the dates, great itinerary, small group size, and apparent value for the dollar. The tour exceeded my expectations in all regards! It was a wonderful introduction to China and the itinerary was simply outstanding. The National Guide/Tour Director, Li Ming, was superb in every way. In addition to seeing awesome sights, our national and local guides really gave us a feel for the country and a real understanding of the Chinese people and contemporary Chinese culture. The value offered for the dollar on this trip was exceptional. The amount of free time was perfect. Everything was extremely well-organized thanks to China Spree and our terrific National Guide. I highly recommend China Spree based on my experience!.
- John F, Santa Rosa, California
I have been to over 80 countries and have been involved as a participant, planner, and/or tour director for many tours in Asia and worldwide. I went on China Spree’s Middle Kingdom as one of 12 passengers with a last-minute booking when some unexpected free time became available to me. I chose it based on the dates, great itinerary, small group size, and apparent value for the dollar. The tour exceeded my expectations in all regards! It was a wonderful introduction to China and the itinerary was simply outstanding. The National Guide/Tour Director, Li Ming, was superb in every way. In addition to seeing awesome sights, our national and local guides really gave us a feel for the country and a real understanding of the Chinese people and contemporary Chinese culture. The value offered for the dollar on this trip was exceptional. The amount of free time was perfect. Everything was extremely well-organized thanks to China Spree and our terrific National Guide. I highly recommend China Spree based on my experience!.
- John F, Santa Rosa, California
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the China’s Best Treasures by China Spree. We were especially impressed with the friendly and courteous care given by all who made the trip so memorable for us. Within the time available, we saw all that one could possibly expect of the important sights. The accommodations were nice. The national and local tour leaders did a wonderful job of adding to our enjoyment by helping us understand what we saw. We consider the China Spree to be an outstanding value. (And I know of what I speak because I have been on numerous foreign tours given by well known tour companies). If you plan to travel by China Spree, you do not have to be apprehensive about the tour. You will be well cared for. Your welfare is uppermost in the minds of your guides.
- Paul N, Fredericksburg, Texas
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the China’s Best Treasures by China Spree. We were especially impressed with the friendly and courteous care given by all who made the trip so memorable for us. Within the time available, we saw all that one could possibly expect of the important sights. The accommodations were nice. The national and local tour leaders did a wonderful job of adding to our enjoyment by helping us understand what we saw. We consider the China Spree to be an outstanding value. (And I know of what I speak because I have been on numerous foreign tours given by well known tour companies). If you plan to travel by China Spree, you do not have to be apprehensive about the tour. You will be well cared for. Your welfare is uppermost in the minds of your guides.
- Paul N, Fredericksburg, Texas
My wife and I have taken several escorted tours in Europe and Central America and would rank our China Spree tour as of our best experiences based upon its comprehensive itinerary and value for the money. Our initial concerns regarding the low price, a possible language barrier and the reputed sanitary issues were absolved as we embarked on the tour. The prearranged meals afforded us true flavors of the areas of the country we visited without any concern about what we were eating; the hotel accommodations were excellent and perhaps a little better than what we normally stay at in the USA (on a retirees pension and a teachers salary) and the air, river and bus modes of transportation were better than expected. Our national guide’s English and her explanations of what we were seeing and were to see were excellent. Her knowledge of American culture provided her just enough to appreciate us as guests and what we might want to know.
- Alan S, Augusta, Georgia
My wife and I have taken several escorted tours in Europe and Central America and would rank our China Spree tour as of our best experiences based upon its comprehensive itinerary and value for the money. Our initial concerns regarding the low price, a possible language barrier and the reputed sanitary issues were absolved as we embarked on the tour. The prearranged meals afforded us true flavors of the areas of the country we visited without any concern about what we were eating; the hotel accommodations were excellent and perhaps a little better than what we normally stay at in the USA (on a retirees pension and a teachers salary) and the air, river and bus modes of transportation were better than expected. Our national guide’s English and her explanations of what we were seeing and were to see were excellent. Her knowledge of American culture provided her just enough to appreciate us as guests and what we might want to know.
- Alan S, Augusta, Georgia
Just got back from 14 day China’s Best Treasures, the tour was the most spectacular trip i have ever been on it blended cultural sites and beautiful scenery all in one.. I bonded with our group and had such a fun exciting time. Everything is handled for you by experts. So relax and open your mind to another world. CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best Lisa...she impressed me the most. I loved her knowledge and humor and she brought China and all it’s wonders up close and personal to her tour. Next to her it was Hiking the Great Wall with all it’s majestic beauty, Terra Cotta Warriors and the Show by Zhang Yimou on the Li River against its limestone peaks.. Lisa was China’s Best Treasure.. She is a perfect example of Excellent Customer Service.. She really made each person in our group feel special and i personally watched her turn from sweetheat to Dragon Lady when one hotel messed up our rooms...Lets just say she knows how to get things done. We could not be more pleased. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: This trip is an adventure of a lifetime and the amazing sites will always be in your memories and photo’s.
- Debra, Colorado
As a family, we have been on numerous tours across the globe (Europe, South America, Middle East, Africa) with many of the more well known tour operators (Globus, Grand Circle, Trafalgar, etc.) and I can honestly say that our tour in China was probably the best operated tour that I have been a part of. The tour had a great itinerary (the main reason for our selecting the trip), was very cost competitive, and essentially all inclusive. Many other tours that we have been on require you to pay extra for many optional tours and only include water with the occasional meal that is provided. The China Spree tour which was for 22 days only had 4 add-on optional tours, had every meal but 4 included (2 of which were on our free day in Shanghai) and every meal had 2 drinks included. The China Spree tour also focused on the reason we came to China, to see China. The guides gave plenty of time (both with instruction and free) to see and explore all of the major sites (Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors, etc.) Other tours that we have been on in the past left me feeling like I had not had sufficient time to explore. After completing my tour, I would give China Spree my highest recommendation. You can feel confident that they will have all the bases covered, will treat you like a VIP, even if you are in a small group (we had only 5 of us on our tour) and make sure that your trip to China is a holiday that you will not forget.
- Ben, Michigan
I just wanted to let you know the China trip we (Julie and I just took) with Chinaspree exceeded our exceptions. IT WAS AMAZING! I hope to get back soon. We LOVED it! Awesome job!
- Kim B
This was an excellent tour! We saw so much of this amazing country! The hotels we stayed at were wonderful and the food was great. Overall, the guides were extremely knowledge about the history of their cities and the country. Our national guide was exceptional and did a wonderful job ensuring that everyone/everything was taken care of.
- Ronald P
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
- David & Margo, Colorado
CS: What did you like about this trip? Answer: The things I liked best about this trip are 1. The People of the People’s Republic of China are Beautiful, Friendly, Talented, Hard Working and more 2.Air China. The service was super fine. 3.The tour guides who did their best to host us and inform us and have fun. 4. The drivers who never looked back and keep going forward to get us there on time safely in fine buses. 5. The hotels were so luxurious. Each one was like a visit to heaven with a feast for breakfast.. 5Star 6. The itinerary brought us to destinations we will cherish in our mind’s eye. beyond our imagination 7. The ancient beauties and the modern wonders of architecture and the Chinese people that built them, 8. The Yangtze River Cruise because of the relaxation, the entertainment, the comfort and the food, extras. The video provided by the cinematographer was award winning quality at affordable price. The amenities on the Century Cruise Line were luxurious. The activities filled the afternoon and evenings with excitement. meet the Captain Champagne Toast, Crew Talent Show and Dance, 9. The endless banquet of delightful dishes at every meal. The bountiful food and drink was so generous. 10. Sharing the Total Solar Eclipse was so special: the phenomenon was better than Science Fiction TV 11. The lessons we learned: That the People’s Republic of China is a peaceful, safe, free, beautiful place. with wonderful potential to lead the world like a friendly Panda to new prosperity and achievement. 12. The New York City Broadway Quality of Show excursions. These included the Kung Fu Show, the Asian Cultural Show, the Acrobatic Show. CS: What would you change about this trip? Answer: I will be honest. Speaking for the entire group who spoke among each other: there needs to be more time to rest, acclimate yourself to the travel, have free time to explore on your own and to shop. ( You see we have a big circle of friends who we promise to bring back surprises and treasures, like t shirts, souvenirs. The reason for this is 1. We go on vacation for new adventures (true) however this is sometime best discovered on your own time. 2. We as Americans are very hard workers often 12 hours a day and more. We have an expression 'Work hard, Play hard. ' Some of the historic excursions could be abbreviated to half the time. e.g. a half day instead of a whole day. I do not say this out of disrespect. It is just that the learning could be condensed and covered in half the time. We can get the idea of the magnificence of this ancient culture sooner . In our particular tour so many treasures were viewed over the course of 15 days that it can be exhausting. CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip Answer: We were most impressed with the welcome of the typical Chinese person even in the Beijing Hutong. We felt that as Americans our presence made the Chinese people happy. It was an unsolicited reaction from almost everyone we met. It is not a behavior you could pay for or stage like a play. This of course is a wonderful feeling. It is very encouraging and we will always remember that in the future the great People’s Republic of China is our friend. We were impressed with the ease that so many Chinese have getting along with each other. In other words, how they respect themselves and one another. When Americans ask us this question this is the answer we give them. We get the sense that the Chinese People are optimistic about their future for good reason. CS: How was the general performance of your guides? Answer: These were extremely hard working persons who displayed many virtues, especially patience. Many time we as passengers had requests that would require explanations or special needs met. The guides were totally accommodating. We are most grateful to them and would return the hospitality to them here in the states. CS: The local guides you like best. Why? Answer: Michael in Beijing was able to verbalize much history in a story like fashion to keep our interest. Good sense of humor too and compassionate about the heat and the long walks. Ambrosia was tireless in covering the Terra Cotta warriors. She has much pride in her city of Xian. Eric made friends with my son Anthony and on the long bus ride taught him some more Mandarin which he studies on Rosetta Stone. It is an excellent program. Owen was the TV quality entertainment host. he had everyone’s attention and lots of fun. Gracie went along with our play and was part of our cruise guest show. She is so charming. Richard informed us about Dr.Sun Yat Sen and helped us connect to the train and the airport with ease. William knows Hong Kong and covered the best spots. Everyone commented on his sophistication. Jack got us to the Panda Zoo and to Stilwell Museum. He is fascinating on the growing economy. Kelly in Shanghai was a dear and told us stories about East Lake and CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: If you want to be treated like a celebrity, take this tour. You will learn what life on the other side of the world is like. Vibrant and Awe Inspiring. Get out of the shop and the office and the store and the class room and experience the real world in the Peoples Republic of China. Learn for yourself that this is a free nation because it could not have accomplished the achievements thus far without the willingness of the people. See what a truly unified people can do. This is a country with vast possibilities and promise. See the natural beauty, Travel forward and backward in time to see this culture. See for yourself and don’t just believe that the East is living in the last century. China is our friend and we would enjoy knowing China better.
- Margaret L, Florida
I would happily recommend China Spree to anyone wanting to travel with a tour group in China. Our group only had 10 people total (all American) and we were like family by the end of the trip. Our national and local guides were extremely knowledge and friendly. The price was great for what we received on this trip. The hotels we stayed in were nice, even compared to American hotels. There weren’t any superfluous shopping stops, none that we didn’t want to stop into anyways. The meals we got three times a day were delicious and filling (mostly chinese food served family style). Since the groups are smaller, it allows a little bit more flexibility as compared to other tours. I would highly recommend China Spree to anyone from the US traveling to China.
- Mary, California
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!
- Colette, Florida
China Spree gave us the trip of a lifetime on our 'panorama tour:' a thoughtful, varied itinerary in just the right order, with a mixture of exercise and rest; a top-notch national guide and good local guides, superb organization, fabulous hotels way beyond our expectation, tasty meals, and interesting optional experiences, such as the amazing light show in Yangshuo. The thorough China Spree website answered all our questions, provided historical background, and gave on-target advice about clothing, adaptors, and photographic equipment and batteries. And, with its great testimonials, it attracted a great group of people with whom we enjoyed traveling. I’m delighted to be able to encourage others to embark on their own adventures in China with China Spree as their guide!
- Lois, Virginia