8 Day Timeless Beijing

Tour Testimonials

China Spree and staff are exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and consise. Our family of 6 (four boys) traveled to Beijing, on China Airlines. You will be very pleased when you arrive into Beijing and get through their security process. Very quick, organized and friendly. Faster than anything the US has to offer. A big smile from your guide, ours was Shirley. Very organized. Bus to the hotel nice and comfortable, and the hotel was great. Walking distance to many attractions, with easy access to a very simple and friendly subway system! Hotel had great restaurants to choose from, breakfast every morning with many food groups to please anyone. Beijing itself, incredible.. Again, friendly and amazing! Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Bell and Drum Towers- all wonderful! We just needed a few more days there! Looking forward to coming back, spending more time at the Great Wall, and travelling to other cities. We didn't worry about a thing.. Our 4 boys ages 10-16 years were very comfortable and even took the subway by themselves a few times. They had fun playing hacky sac with the locals. Truly an amazing and wonderful trip..

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: Well organized, Shirley was the perfect hostess, she met all of our needs anytime we had requests.. Our hotel was great- nice people, great food, nice rooms.. Conviently located- loved being by the subway and walking distance to so many places...The Great Wall- the friendly people, beautiful parks, Bell and Drum tower- of course the Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City too...

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

Answer: It's safe, friendly well organized (streets, subways) and the food is great.History wise, mind boggling! Really incredible... Everyone should walk on the Great Wall!
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Kelly V, Idaho
7-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel  11/22/2009 - 11/28/2009
 

 
Our family, including our two teen boys have traveled to over 30 countries around the world. This of all our trips has been the single best experience. It has the balance of adventure with the safety of a tour guide. One can organize travel on their own or with the group depending on your comfort level. There are so many wonderful experiences in China....the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiennamen Square as the typical tourist sites. But more adventure awaits in the local ancient villages of the Hutongs and watching the senior citizens in the Temple of Heaven do their typical activities. Our family joined in by playing the local "hackeysack" games with the locals and attending a Kung Fu show in the evening. Even we were daring to go to the indoor Silk Market where we bargained our way to many exiting purchases. The hotel in Beijing was perfect location. Loved the rooms, noise level perfect and all the amenities and breakfast was fabulous.

I thought I would lose weight this trip because the food might be too adventurous. I found this the best Chinese food I have ever had. Even eating around the Hutongs and buying food from local vendors was so fabulous. Finally, across the hotel is the Wu Market. Dare to go in and you will be sure to have an adventure. Definitely buy some candy from the candy stalls and pastrys as well. You will never regret it. Be sure to know that you have to pay separate at each stall instead of at a register. Try the candied fruit on a stick that look like mini candy apples. The whole trip we saw Chinese people eating these and wondered what they were. We finally tried one the last day and highly recommend this sweet dessert.

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

Answer: A trip full of safety and adventure and good times. You cannot pass this trip up!!!! It is perfect for all age groups.
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Julie k, California
7-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel  11/22/2009 - 11/28/2009
 

 
This was my first time taking a tour through a travel company like this, and of course it was to a place halfway around the world. I was a bit nervous about sending money -- let alone my passport! -- to people and a company I did not know. Were they trustworthy? Would I get scammed? It was a bit of an act of faith for me to do this. And I am glad I did! Everything fell into place as described. The arrangements were smooth, the buses and guides were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be there. We made all of our stops. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The hotel was top-notch. I am very glad to have had my first tour-package arrangement go so well, because I suspect it will make me more open to doing something like this again in the future.

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

Answer: Do it!
 
China Express: Beijing Free-style Travel
Phil D, Minnesota
7-Day China Express -- Beijing Free-style Travel  11/22/2009 - 11/28/2009
 

 
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