She was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer pretty much anything. . What does China Spree have to fear from an honest answer? Perhaps an added day to tour to keep all Beijing activities but give people a little more recovery time would be good. I have to admit that the content of the post I've been quoting, its determination to squash criticism of one tour company in particular, its ad hominem content, its failure to address the arguments made, and its arrival as a first post on this site, in general does suggest that someone has an agenda here although it may just be the case that someone has been ripped-off silly and would rather be in furious denial than admit it or let anyone else be given warnings, although I am perhaps here myself indulging in improper speculation. Everything from start to finish was handled perfectly. All had wonderful things to say, so eventually I decided that with it being so inexpensive and the tour being everything and more than I was looking for, that I would go for it. The hotels we stayed at were fantastic.
This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. It is a less crowded section, so you will enjoy the better scenery. Most of the places serve the same dishes with little taste and its just a little blah after a while. It sounded too good to be true. But what I personally 'prefer' to do is a not a proper subject for speculation here, and b nothing to do with the corrupt state of the Chinese tourism industry--something I've spent some considerable time and effort studying over more than a decade. Above all, there was a National guide who accompanied us through the entire trip who made it even more enjoyable with his high attentiveness, very good English, and a nice sense of humor. They are very efficient, communicate well, have excellent guides and better hotels then I would typically stay in.
The guides then advise you to pay far too much for overpriced items, on which the guides get a kick-back of at least 40%, and the bus driver gets a lump sum. Will definitely book through this website again. Our guides, especially our national guide, Felix, were exceptional, showing us their country from an insider's perspective, and going out of their way to make sure we were informed and and taken care of. We usually travel on our own, but if you are planning to visit China, you can't do better than traveling with China Spree. This fear is completely unfounded.
After a long day of siteseeing, it was always wonderful to come back to these comfortable and somewhat luxurious hotels. She was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer pretty much anything. However, the China Spree national guide Kevin, in our case , made the entire trip outstanding. Better still, take this as an indication your tour company is rankly dishonest and simply taking advantage of you. On some of the optional tour days, we decided to take a journey through both cities. The trip exceeded our expectations with excellent arrangements, a comprehensive itinerary that covered sights in metropolitan and smaller towns and also included cultural and community exposure.
Took a 12 day tour to beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Tongli. Not only was the price less than most tours I had found, but the tour offered more and was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommend the tour for those who have not been and are looking for a good introduction to the country from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the Terra Cota soldiers in Xian, Guilin, a river cruise down the Yangtze River and a visit to Shanghai. I decided I did not want to eat meat while on the trip and she made sure that I knew what dishes contained meat and that if necessary I had special dishes. This is outrageous daylight robbery, practiced only on naive group travellers.
Take a wooden flat bottom boat to reach the depth of the valley, relish in the stunning scenery and catch the chance to see original life of locals. But what can you expect for flight, 4 and 5 star hotels, and meals. He has a great sense of humor but also keeps everyone in line if you start to disappear and wander away. Muslims were equally as hospitable and as curious of us as we were of them. Washington, Jose in Lima, David in Puno, Dante who drove us around, everyone was superbe. For the price, you can not beat it. So far, we have not heard a peep out of World Spree.
Our guide in Viet Nam Tuan was dedicated to his country, and the tour members. Breakfast was provided every day; lunch was provided almost every day, and dinner almost every night. However, their Peru tour was just ok mainly because of their tour guides. It has so much more to offer than just tourist sites: great food, great markets, the best kungfu show and much more. Later on, get to Hutongs to see traditional houses of old Beijing and try the outdated rickshaw. It was also very crowded which made absorbing everything impossible and frustrating. She took us to meet the rest of the group and we were transported to the hotel.
Trip was very well organized, superb, knowledgeable national tour guide who really paid attention to your needs. China Spree aka World Spree is awesome! It was a whirlwind, and tiring, trip but well worth the effort! If you are considering a trip to China, check this company out; I think you will be very pleased. He paid close attention to every member of our group to assure we had the best experience posible. I found the tour through TravelZoo a discount travel site and thought it was too good to be true but the everything turned out just as planned and was seamless from booking through arriving home. We typically sat 10 people to a table there were about 20 in our total group , with a large lazy susan on each table, and at least 10 different plates of food were provided. The main guide, Washington, was amazing.
There was about a month left before we left to our trip and we sent them our passports and they were able to get everything done in time. My wife and I recently returned from a 14 day adventure to China! She really made the trip and made sure that even if there were issues that they were resolved quietly and quickly. Frankly, vendors showing an eagerness to accept foreign cards are those you should most avoid. In Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City were interesting but I would like to go back and spend a week or two in Hoi An and Hue to just soak up the beauty. Christine and Suzanne Thanks to our amazing tour planner Alex Quan of China Odyssey Tours we had an amazing tour of 7 cities in China over 16 days. The guides were always knowedgable, with understandable English, and truly cared about our group's experience.
Reinself Wei replied to my email and from that moment on I knew this was the agency I wanted to deal with. The part handled by World Spree was pretty good except for the altitude problems. He was proud of his country and truly a great representative of China Spree. This are the points I would think most people are looking for when researching: 1 Hotels: In a word, great. After 2 hours' driving, you will arrive at the Mutianyu Great Wall. There were just 7 of us in the group, the perfect size! At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. This review could be super long so I will try to keep info short and to the point.