16 Day Best of China & Hong Kong (2010)

Tour Testimonials

Three years ago I ventured to China for the first time and had a fabulous 13-day tour with one of China Spree’s competitors. I saw and learned so much about China’s history, culture and people. The accommodations were more than expected, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I returned home wanting my children and other family members to see China to experience their ancestral land as I did. After comparing prices and value between different tour companies, we joined the 16-day China Spree Best of China & Hong Kong Tour this summer. I worried a little about revisiting China and traveling to many of the same major cities and towns for a second time, but happily, I found little comparison between the two tours. Indeed, the two tours were very different. I was seeing and experiencing new sites, and the local guides were even more informative. The hotel accommodations were the finest, always in central locations. Meals were at top restaurants offering a rich variety of local cuisine. China Spree offered so much more in terms of itinerary, accommodations, meals, and general service. What made the trip most successful for us was the continuous attention and care that Victor, our national tour guide, provided. He was an excellent host. Not only did Victor pay meticulous attention to coordinating the detailed logistics of our well-packed tour, he entertained us in song, humored us with jokes, and taught us to speak and read some Chinese. I would love to see more of China with China Spree. Perhaps a trip to Tibet!
 
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Virginia L, California
16-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/26/2010 - 07/11/2010
 

 
I am so glad I chose to use China Spree for our tour to China and Hong Kong. When I first contacted them to arrange a tour, they were accommodating and professional. They helped me to find the tour which fit in with my time frame and places I wanted to visit, for an amazing price which included all meals, many exciting excursions and air fare. Their company sent conformations and arranged for visas promptly, eliminating any worry about details. When we first arrived in China, we were greeted by our wonderful tour guide, Ron, who proved to be the best tour guide imaginable. He was so organized on all the details - he took care of us better than our own mothers. He made sure we had bottled water, reminded us about passports, told amazingly interesting stories, demonstrating his historical knowledge as well as excellent story-telling skills. We also had terrific local guides in each of the the different cities visited, which added interest and variety of knowledge and perspective. Accommodations and food also proved to be above our expectations. The hotels were top quality, comfortable and beautiful. The food was amazing - at least 12 different dishes per meal, including local specialties. I especially appreciated and enjoyed the planned excursions which were many and varied. Our activities included riding a high speed maglev train, a journey to the top of the third tallest building in China, a gondola ride through the water town of Tongli, a walk through the beautiful Reed Flute Cave, a walk through the active Buddist temple at the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a chance to see the adorable Pandas up close, to name just a few. We were able to do all these things without feeling rushed - we were given enough relaxation time in between activities, with trips to tea houses, gardens, and optional foot massages. The organization and attention to detail of this company is exceptional - all at an amazing value. I highly recommend China Spree as the tour company of choice when visiting China.

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

Answer: I definitely recommend a visit to China. It is an experience of a lifetime - not to be missed. There is so much to see and do - culture, history, entertainment, shopping, sight-seeing, and interacting with the Chinese people.
 
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Wendy M, California
16-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/19/2010 - 07/09/2010
 

 
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip with your company last August (2009). I apologize for the delayed response, but nonetheless I have absolutely nothing bad to say about my experience on the 16 Day Best of China and Hong Kong Tour. My tour only had 9 people so the tour guides were able to tailor the trip to our interests. Speaking of the tour guides, they were amazing!! So knowledgeable, personable and helpful. It was so nice to not have to wait on any ticket lines, everywhere we went it seemed like they were waiting for us because the tour guides had such good relationships with everyone. The hotels we stayed in were amazing, much better than I expected for the price of the trip. It was the best trip of my life and my only regret is that your company doesn’t give tours for other places in the world. I am usually a believer in the idea that you get what you pay for, but honestly this tour offered so much more than what I expected for the price...it is truly a great bang for your buck! I highly recommend this to anyone I know that is traveling to China. Thank you for everything!
 
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Gina S, New York
16-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  07/24/2009 - 08/07/2009
 

 
We just got back from our 16-day tour of best of China and Hong Kong. The tour was very well organized and exceeded our expectations in every respect including the value of services, tours, sightseeing, hotels, food, transportation,etc. Tour guides and trip leader were well informed and spoke clearly. We highly recommend China Spree if you are planning any trip to China. The tour we took was really a great mix of the modern aspects of today,s China as well as the historical and picturesque sights such as Guilin, Zuzhou and Tongli.
 
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Vera and Leon M, Tennessee
16-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  04/10/2010 - 04/25/2010
 

 
Our trip with China Spree was an outstanding experience, and much more than we expected it would be! We not only saw many of the most important historical sites in China, but we had an opportunity to see some of the tranformation in both the city and the countryside. Our national guide, David, made our trip smooth and enjoyable! I doubt that one could find a better guide. We highly recommend China Spree your trip to China!

CS: The local guides you like best. Why?

Answer: I liked Lillian from Beijing and Sue from Guilin. Both women seemed to me to be sincere and gave us good background information. They were relaxed enough to make us feel comfortable, but capable of making adjustments when necessary. Both allowed us to see their personalities, as real people. Sue had to make very necessary adjustments when the Li River was too high, and our river trip was canceled. We first drove to the cave while the company decided what to do about the canceled trip on the Li River. We drove out to the mountains and had an opportunity to stop at a village where David asked the teacher of the school, if we could see the children at recess. As a retired teacher, I was thrilled to see the children who crowded around us. I started to count in English, and they knew what I was doing. The children were precious! We did see the mountains and people in the fields planting rice by hand and plowing with the water buffalo. When we needed a bathroom, the driver stopped at a gas station. Sue checked with us to see whether we could use the station bathroom which was an open drain without stalls. We said that we would use it. It was quite clean, but there were no doors. She stayed with us during the meals to make sure that everything was satisfactory.
 
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Ellen P, Washington
16-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  03/10/2010 - 03/25/2010
 

 
I don't know how to begin to sing the praises of this wonderful company-China Spree. Right from the beginnining, we were most impressed with the organization and thoroughness of the website and the helpful obliging staff at the company office. EVERTHING was clearly laid out- what to wear, what to bring. what to expect and on and on, to really whet our appetites for the trip. From the moment we arrived in Beijing untill we were seen off at the departure gate in Shanghai we were treated like royalty and were clearly made to feel that it was the intent of China Spree, via the tour guides to make this the most memorable special trip of all. Before departing for China, I remember looking at the lengthy testimonials and thinking how they could not be fabricated. Now that we have been away I know that all of these people (like us) cannot say enough good things about this tour, and therefore these lengthy discertations. Apart from the outstanding itinerary, outstanding 5 star hotels, great food and exceptional service by the various tour guides, I must say that the MOST impressive aspect of the whole experience was the unbelievable dedication to excellence by the China Spree and their intent on making this the trip of a lifetime for the clients. It must be noted how unbelievable the company handled a crisis at the time of a most unusual and untimely snowstorm in Xian. The airport was closed and 19,000 people were stranded. Our guide Lisa showed UNBELIEVABLE leadership as she rescued us from the airport and arranged our care. We were returned to the hotel and redirected the next day to Hong Kong all at the extra expense of the company - all with no fault of theirs and certainly no obligation to us, It was so very special to receive a personal phone call from the owner of the company apologizing for our inconvenience- clearly a class act!!!! The integrity of the company and the special way that we were made to feel will long be remembered. I congratulate you, China Spree, wishing you all the best in your future business years and thank you so very much for a WONDERFUL trip.

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

If you want to experience China with a company you can trust, a company that specifically and clearly goes the extra mile to make your travel experience the BEST ever, don't waste your time looking for another place, rather sign up with the assurance that you will be looked after exceptionally well and be prepared to have a fabulous tour.
 
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David R, Manitoba
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  11/06/2009 - 11/20/2009
 

 
We had a wonderful experience traveling in China with China Spree. Their tour guides are absolutely outstanding and the hotels they use are top-notch. I don't think you could get better value for your dollar anywhere else.

First and foremost, Lisa (Li Yue), our national tour guide. I find it difficult to express how much she added to the overall experience. She is a top-notch professional in every aspect of her job, demanding excellence from the hotels, drivers, local guides, restaurants, etc. She's genuine CEO material. At the same time, she was a lovable friend to all of us. I truly hated saying goodbye. Overall she's a great ambassador for China and a tremendous asset to your company.
 
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Kent and Marie, Florida
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  10/23/2009 - 11/06/2009
 

 
Put all of your old impressions of China aside!!! For those of you who think the Chinese are unfriendly and pushy: you are dead wrong! I've traveled all over the world and I can say, they are the most friendly, accommodating, generous, intelligent people I've ever experienced. The sights are more spectacular than you can ever imagine: every place a delight! The food was wonderful, the streets clean. The best places, the best value can only be found by traveling ChinaSpree. Go!

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

Answer: Book with ChinaSpree!!!! Fabulous!!!!!
 
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Patricia, Florida
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  10/23/2009 - 11/06/2009
 

 
I was very nervous to go to China because of the cultural differences and stories I had heard, but after my trip with Chinaspree, I would go back to China in an instant. This is a great way to get to know China. China is a huge country and there are so many things to see, the Best of China and Hong Kong Tour gives you great insight to it all. I was not ready to come home from my vacation. At the end of the trip, I wished that I had signed up for the 21 day tour so I could stay longer. Chinaspree is a great company. Their tour guides are amazing. I had Ming as my national guide and I could not have asked for a better guide. She spoke great English, was very friendly and knowledgeable about China and US customs and she really cared about our experience. She wanted us to have a great time and to fall in love with China, so she made sure we were having fun and liked all the spots we went too. She was amazing. If I took another tour with Chinaspree, I would want her as my guide. The local guides were great too, everyone spoke great English and was friendly. Chinaspree really hires good people to show you around the country. The food was amazing. I never got tired of the food. We weren't eating the same meals every night, so there was always a new dish to try with new flavors. You can tell Chinaspree has gone through so much work to pick the right dishes for us. The hotels were great. I have never stayed in such nice hotels before. Some of the beds are a bit harder than what I was use to but still very comfortable and the breakfast at the hotel was very good too. I went on the best of China and Hong Kong tour in October and I would highly recommend it. I saw everything I wanted to and more. I saw all the big stuff- the Great Wall, the Forbidden city, the Bird's Nest, the bund in Shanghai, the Terra Cotta Soldiers and then I went places and saw things I never knew existed like Tongli or Guilin. These were great towns that really represented the China I imagine. I would go on another Chinapsree tour in an instant. They really take care of their travelers and make it so easy for you while in China. It is a great tour company.

CS: Did any tour guide solicite you for excellence rating?

Answer: No.

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: How good the food was and the fact that I never got tired of it. The quality of the hotels. I loved the Great Wall. The smaller towns were amazing, like Tongli and Guilin. Guilin was a great town, I could have stayed there longer. I wanted to see more of the town.

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

Answer: 10. Ming was out national tour guide and I could not have asked for a better guide. She was knowledgeable, friendly, spoke amazing English and she cared. She wanted you to have a good time and enjoy China, she always made sure we were enjoying ourselves and getting the most from our experience

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

Answer: The food is wonderful; don't be worried about not liking it. The bathrooms are not as bad as you expect them to be. The tour guides tell you which ones to go to and there is almost always at least one western style restroom but be sure to bring toilet paper with you no matter where you go and hand sanitizer. The people are friendly but it would be good to learn how to say a few phrases like "how much is this" and different numbers for bargaining with the vendors. If you go in October, bring a scarf, gloves, and a couple of warmer items since Beijing was really cold and windy. Overall, you will have a blast. Bring lots of memory cards; you will take a lot of pictures.
 
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Laura S, California
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  10/16/2009 - 10/30/2009
 

 
If you book a China Spree tour, you will not be disappointed. You may think the lower price means less value, but, believe me, you will be amazed at how the nice the hotels are, how good the food is, how well organized the tour is and how good the guides are. We had an excellent national guide and, fortunately, only 10 people in our group. Our guide set the tone for a delightful, positive experience, and the itinerary included everything we wanted to see and more. I can't say enough good things about our China Spree trip, 14-day Best of China and Hong Kong. We had never been on an organized tour before, and this turned out to be one of the best trips we've ever taken.

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: The guide - Lynn - was charming, well informed, took care of our every need. She was spectacular. The hotels were far beyond what we expected - luxury hotels. The food was out of this world, even though it was always Chinese; but there was so much variety, it didn't get tiresome. The itinerary was all-inclusive and featured the absolute best parts of what we wanted to see of China.

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

Answer: The Chinese people were wonderful - they were so open and friendly and interested in us, a very vibrant society, not at all the image I had of them.
 
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Richelle & David, Colorado
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  10/09/2009 - 10/23/2009
 

 
We are from Canada and were very hesitant about booking a trip online with an American company. We were very doubtful that the quality could be any good for such a remarkable price. We checked the company out thoroughly and found nothing bad, so we took the plunge and booked the trip. We were astonished at what an absolutely fantastic trip we got for the money. There is nothing we can complain about from the ease of booking to the wonderful hotels, great food, superb tour guides, and everything they include (places we went and things we saw). Our national tour guide, Ming, was absolutely fantastic. She made everything wonderful for us. The tour was well organized and everything went smoothly. We have absolutely nothing bad to say about Chinaspree. We thank them for making this a trip of a lifetime we will remember always.

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

Answer: Mighty Ming was an 11 to us! We loved her. She was very knowledgeable, very personable and was consistently striving to make sure we were all happy at all times. If there was anything that bothered us, she made sure it got corrected right away.
 
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Andrea, Ontario
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  09/25/2009 - 10/09/2009
 

 
We really enjoy our time in China thanks to ChinaSpree. There is not a moment that we are bored. The food selection is great especially compared to other tour company I had used in the past... All the tour guides are knowledage and friendly. If anyone has Victor as a tour leader, please ask him to sing. He has such a wonderful voice! He will do anything in his power to make sure all the travelers are happy, which take great patience and understanding. This particular tour is great combination because there is time for history, culture shows , different region cusine and most importantly, shopping.

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: food.
 
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Dianna and David, Texas
14-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  09/18/2009 - 10/02/2009
 

 
The Best of China and Hong Kong was fabulous! From the moment we set foot in Beijing we were guided through the vast countryside with class. Our National Guide, Victor, was terrific. He took care of all the details so we could relax and enjoy our trip. Each city had a local guide who was an expert on their area. We were able to see all the highlights in each city. We thought we'd be tired of the food but were surprised at the variety at each meal. The portions were more than adequate and the variety was never ending. The hotels greatly exceeded our expectations! First class, 5 Star - fabulous! Every hotel had robes, slippers, toothbrushes, combs, shampoo, conditioner, in-room safe, complimentary bottled water. I'm a swimmer and the pool in Hong Kong (underwater music) and Shanghai were unreal. There were workout facilities and some hotels had steam and/or sauna. We were a bit unsure when we booked: new company, really low price - but we are thrilled we went with China Spree. They know how to do China! Bee Dee

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

Answer: Victor Li was FABULOUS. On a scale of 1-10 he was a 10 1/2 at least. He was friendly, personable, knowledgeable and very organized. He took care of all the details so we could relax and enjoy the tour. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone considering China Spree.

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

Answer: This is the way to go! China Spree has it all covered - fabulous hotels, great meals, sightseeing to all the "must see" places - and all at a VERY reasonable price. This is a First Class operation. You won't be sorry you booked with China Spree. (P.S. ask for your National Guide to be Victor Li).
 
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Bee, Florida
14-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  08/15/2009 - 08/28/2009
 

 
China Spree is the best tour company I have ever dealt with. They offered excellent support and service prior to the trip. Once we got there, everything met or exceeded my expectations. I can't say enough about our national guide Jim. He was right on top of everything making sure that we had the best possible experience every step of the way. He was always smiling and friendly, sang us songs, and made the whole experience quite memorable. The local guides were all very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. The hotels were top notch and the food was excellent and mostly local and not "touristy." Being from Canada, I had many reservations about booking with a U.S. company on-line who would only accept a cash payment from me. However, if anyone who reading this is considering China Spree and has similar doubts, relax, this is a great company that puts the European tours I've done with the typical western travel companies to shame. China Spree really put the customer first and went out of their way to make my trip an awesome experience! I would highly recommend China Spree to anyone considering a tour of China.

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: Everything! The guide, Jim Mao, was the best guide I have ever had. He was always happy and friendly. He made sure we got everything that was promised to us (including full glasses of beer at the dinner table!). He really made the whole experience exceptional. We also enjoyed eating local food and not tourist food for most meals as has been the case on past tours I have done in Europe. The food was really very good. The shows and the sites were fantastic, and the local guides were all very knowledgeable, approachable, and very friendly. You have assembled an excellent team of guides. China Spree should be commended for their excellent customer service as well. I heard many fellow travelers commenting on the great service they received in the US from Michelle.

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: Jim, Jim, Jim!!! What a guy and what a guide. He continued to deliver throughout the trip. Aside from him, I loved everything that we visited with Shanghai and Beijing being my major highlights. I got to walk on the great wall, see Tienanmen Square, go up the Jin Mao at night in Shanghai, and my wife got to hold a panda. What more could we have asked for. Plus, we stayed at hotels that were as good or better than most hotels I had stayed at in the US and Canada, and better than most I have stayed at in Europe. All for a really good price. Also, the shows were simply fantastic. I can't believe the value we got for the money.
 
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Ron, Alberta
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  7/31/2009 - 8/14/2009
 

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

Answer: My husband and I experience with China Spree was very good. When booking, we had our concerns about ratio price/quality, but our surprise was that everything went good. I would never take this trip without a tour and resulted that this company had everything arranged for us, tickets (we did not have to stay in long lines), restaurants (meal was served in a very short time), shows (we had good seats), Hotels may vary in qualitiy but overall good. Nice experience!
 
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Patrizia & Roberto, Texas
14-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  07/24/2009 - 08/07/2009
 

 
I had an amazing time on my trip with China Spree. The local tour guides were excellent and provided support whenever it was requested of them. They were flexible and able to accommodate the trip to meet our needs. For example, our tour group really enjoyed shopping so the tour guides were flexible and gave us extra shopping free time when requested. They accompanied us to the restaurants for meals and made sure to answer questions about the food. The guides also helped us check in at the airport as a group so we could share the weight limit on our luggage. They also checked us into hotels and made group arrangements for tickets at each of the sightseeing spots so we didnt have to wait on any lines. I enjoyed that nearly everything was payed for so that I only had to worry about carrying money for purchasing souvenirs. All the hotels, food and entrance fees to sightseeing locations were paid for and they even provided water bottles for us each day. The tour guides were also helpful with providing tips on how to bargain in the markets, how to spot fake items (jade, pearls, money, etc) Oh, and the hotels...they were so nice. I wasn't sure what to expect. I wasn't sure if 4 stars in China meant the same thing that it does in the US, but I was very impressed with the cleanliness, friendliness and beautiful modern decor of the hotels. Overall, I could not have expected a more pleasant tour experience. I highly recommend China Spree to everyone!

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

Answer: Bring toilet paper, don't over pack and go to China with an open mind. You will be impressed by how much there is to see and experience.
 
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Gina, New York
14-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/12/2009 - 06/26/2009
 

 
We just returned from a wonderful trip to China with China Spree. We were on the 15 day best of China and Hong Kong tour. The national tour guide, Ming, was outstanding as were the local guides assigned to us in each location where we traveled. The hotels were first rate and the food was excellent. The motor coaches were very comfortable and the sites that we visited were all interesting and we managed to visit every site that we wanted to see during our visit. China Spree certainly is the most caring of all tour companies that we have traveled with over the years. My wife and I were quarantined for 2 1/2 days by the Chinese Government because a family on the plane that we took from Washington DC to Beijing had a confirmed case of the H1N1 virus. China Spree made certain that we could stay in our hotel. They negotiated with the Chinese officials and the hotel to ensure that we would be comfortable. They assigned the local guide to look in after us and bring us meals. They payed for our hotel room and flew us to our next destination after we were released from quarantine. They had the local tour guide take us to the airport and check us in. The local guide brought us flowers and the China Spree representative in China came to see us as well to ensure that we were safe. China Spree certainly took care of us. They were fabulous. I whole heartedly recommend touring China with China Spree. Lenny Loewentritt

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

Answer: Our tour manager Ming is rated a 10. She was very knowledgable and very caring. She was warm and everyone on the trip felt very fortunate to have Ming as our national guide. She had a tremendous knowledge and was able to communicate with all of us very well.

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

Answer: You can feel totally confident that you will get the best value and you will stay at excellent hotels, see the great sites and have excellent guides throughout your tour. If you plan to go to China, China Spree is a great choice for a tour company.
 
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Lennard, Maryland
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/19/2009 - 07/03/2009
 

 
Dear China Spree,

Thank you for an awesome and unforgettable china trip filled with memories and great experiences.

This photo is of myself, Brian Yee, on a recent China Spree trip from June 18 - July 3, 2008. I am on the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. It was on the harder side and relatively deserted on this portion and was marveling the idea of 'actually' being on the Great Wall! I'm in China, on the Great Wall... might as well do a kung fu kick to top it all off! What a fantastic trip!

Brian
Happy China Spree Traveler
 
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Brian L, California
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/19/2008 - 07/03/2008
 

 
The 15 Day Best of China and Hong Kong exceeded my expectations and was worth every penny. It was a great way to see China. I have absolutely no regrets about any portion of the trip. The small group size and national guide allowed me to see more of China than I would have either by myself or with a larger tour group. Everything was very well organized and professional.

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

Answer: You hear and read about China in the news, but until you actually visit China you are missing out on a great experience.
 
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Jonathan, Wisconsin
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/19/2009 - 07/03/2009
 

 
China spree is an excellent company. It was a true pleasure to just pack my bags and say "where to next" without worry of it being up to my standards. The hotels were excellent, sites were unforgetable, food was a feast to say the least. The guides were so knowledgable, my family learned so much, we had a true appreciation for the culture. China Spree had a unique "culture sites" program where you visit and have lunch at a familys home and was really interesting. Nothing was left for to chance, everything was taken care of and ran smoothly. They really know what they are doing. I didn't have a single bad moment. Even my husband and son who didn't want to go to china and complained about having to go, at the end of the trip they both said it was the best trip ever. I am happy to say that we are looking forward to using China Spree again.

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

Answer: George was a big fat 10++, truly worked very hard for us. I saw him always asking one by one if we needed anything, if everything was good. He did a great job of managing a group. Was informative. I could see the pride in his country, and how he wanted us see it. I could honestly say HE made the trip from great to excellent.

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

Answer: To expect the unexpected, submerge in the culture and enjoy yourself. Life is a trip to enjoy.
 
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Aleida, California
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/05/2009 - 06/19/2009
 

 
When we first considered booking a tour with China Spree we were a little hesitant because we did not know anyone who had been on a tour with China Spree. But, after checking with the Better Business Bureau, and reading comments on a variety of internet travel sites about China Spree, we believed China Spree would be a reputable company and provide a good tour. We took a chance and were thrilled with the results. China Spree provided a tour that exceeded our expectations. The hotels were excellent; the food was good; and the tours were absolutely thrilling. We were told that the hotels booked by China Spree would not be as nice as other tour companies. But it was funny when we saw those same tour groups staying in the same hotels we were in with China Spree! And when we attended some of the shows, the China Spree group had the best seats in the house -- even better than groups on the more expensive tours with other companies. I don’t know how China Spree can host such a great tour for such a reasonable price. We paid less for our tour than we would have with some of the other companies, but we always felt China Spree was first class. I will recommend China Spree to anyone considering a tour of China. Our family loved it!

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: The warmth and friendliness of the guide, George Li. He was the glue that bonded everyone and all the experiences. We were so fortunate to have him as a guide. Also, we were very impressed with the cultural exchanges, including dancing in the park with locals, and having lunch in the hutong. I wish we could have had more cultural exchanges in other places.

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

Answer: Pack light and only bring clothes that wash and dry quickly and easily. Bring two pairs of shoes -- sandals for days when your feet swell from traveling on airplanes, and walking shoes for other days. Be prepared for a few uncomfortable public toilets (always keep toilet paper with you). Have plenty of film, batteries and camera cards with you. Keep a detailed journal. Learn a few Chinese words. Relax and enjoy the people of China! Bring plenty of cash -- credit cards are not accepted in most places.
 
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Debra, Florida
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  06/05/2009 - 06/19/2009
 

 
George Lin, I cannot say enough good things about him. He is the very best. The scenery, the hotel, the food was all good but George brought it to life. All you had to do was make your need known and it would be taken care of. The trip was all that I expected and more. So much packed into so little time. It was definately worth the money. It will leave you wanting to return to see more. The hospitalty on the people of China was remarkable

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

Answer: The stair master at the gym is you best friend before the trip, especially if you are from a flat place like Florida.
 
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Christopher, Florida
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  05/22/2009 - 06/05/2009
 

 
We were somewhat hesitant to book with China Spree as they were a new company with a short track record. After our 15 day China and Hong Kong trip in November 2008 we could not have chosen better. Their price for the trip lent itself to 3 -4 star hotels and economy food. Let me tell you that this was not the case. All the hotels were 5 Star or above and new. The food was excellent and we never left a meal not stuffed to capacity. Our National Tour Guide George Lee was always there to answer any questions, make sure the luggage was always with us when we traveled by in-country air (5 flights) and keep us on track and on schedule. He was the very best we have ever encountered. In each city China Spree provided local tour guides that were very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed each of their individual personalities. We cannot recommend China Spree highly enough for your trip to China. From booking your trip to completion they were always available to answer questions to do what was necessary to make your experience enjoyable and interesting. We would book with China Spree again.
 
 
 
Best of China & Hong Kong
Fran and Len,Texas
15-Day Best of China & Hong Kong  11/6/2008 - 11/20/2008
 

 
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