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21 Day China Panorama

Tour Testimonials

You exceeded our expectation. We have traveled a lot in the last few years and this rates on the top. It is a 5 star experience on a 3 star budget.

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

Answer: Of course the oblivious: The Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Soldiers. We enjoyed each city and they each had unique qualities. Especially enjoyed both river cruises.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Sunny was responsive to every need. He plan activities for those interested on our free day in Shanghai and showed us how to use the subway system, took us to the market and arranged for the night cruise on the Huangpu River. He made us feel like he really cared about us and wanted us to have the best time possible.

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

Answer: Let China Spree take care of your visa applications it's worth every penny.
 
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Paul & Maria F, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
It was advertised as the trip of a lifetime and this turned out to be a perfectly accurate description. I cannot remember being so overwhelmed with sights, sounds and experiences on every single day. Great value for money, terrific tour guides, amazing locations and landscapes.

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

Answer: The trip down the Yangtze River.

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

Answer: Do it immediately. If you travel with energy and an open mind, you will not be disappointed.
 
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Thomas & Stephanie D, Oregon
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We experienced a cross section of China--from the modern to the traditional. Time was used efficiently--a lot of activities were packed into a day, but at a leisurely pace. Exellent tour guide, who was informative and very caring about the group. Our accommodations and restaurants were first rate. Extra activities were added when time permitted.

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

Answer: The Tang Dynasty stage show.

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: We liked all the China Spree features.

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: Peng is an exceptional guide! He quickly established a good rapport with our group. He was very well organized, knowlegable, charismatic and passionate to talk about his country. He was helpful and caring, even taking care of all our special needs when anyone was sick. Everywhere he paid attention to detail, even helping with serving meals in the restaurants. As a result, everything was well organized and executed with proficiency.

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

Answer: Best: Marriott--Shanghai centrally located with a beautiful room and view. The rest were very good.

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 exceptional. We enjoyed the variety and quality of food.

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

Answer: As far as we are concerned no change is needed.

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

Answer: China is a fascinating country that is undergoing modernization, against a backdrop of traditional customs. A most rewarding experience!
 
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Richard & Marion M, Manitoba
21-Day China Panorama
 

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

Answer: Trips to Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Dragon's Spine, Three Gorges Dam, Hong Kong, Shanghai plus having free time for us to visit with friends in Shanghai.

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

Answer: China Spree provides an excellent, comprehensive quality tour package at a reasonable, competitive price. Our overall experience on this trip was excellent. Thank you Wilson and China Spree!!
 
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Lynn & William G, South Carolina
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
The 21-day China Panorama trip was beyond our expectations. The guides were excellent, the history mind-boggling, the hotels upscale, the variety of activities interesting, the food delicious, and the skyscrapers unbelievable. Be prepared to be surprised and amazed at the China of the 20th century with all of its city, minority, and farmer peoples, cars, electric scooters, bicycles, building cranes and spectacular beauty. China Spree shows it all.

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: All of the hotels were beyond our expectations. It was wonderful that they were willing to change money for their guests.. . this is something you could emphasize in your literature. Having laundry service on the Victoria Anna was a wonderful perk

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: How many accolades can I give to Felix?! He is energetic, caring, patient, funny, helpful, and knowledgeable. His sense of humor was amazing as was his ability to access problems and deal with them. He got hugs from all the women in our group upon our return from Hong Kong. That definitely says something about how much we missed him for even two days. He went out of his way to help 10 of us get to the Beijing Opera and to help a woman whose family situation forced her to leave the trip early. He was willing to take any of us to a wonderful dumpling restaurant while at the Yu Garden bazaar in Shanghai. I really can't say enough good things about him. He's a wonderful human being and a terrific guide for your company.

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

Answer: It was an eye-opening fantastic three weeks.
 
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Kent & Carole D, Michigan
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We cannot recommend China Spree Panorama highly enough. The value is excellent, but the special features: visiting with local families, guides with deep knowledge of history and the political changing scene in China, three very different river experiences, excellent quality hotels and an itinerary packed with day tours, monuments, terra cotta warriors, evening experiences, the Chinese Opera. and much more, makes this a wonderful experience at any price. Our guide, Felix, should be made a Chinese National Treasure. And the food is astounding. Go, you won't be sorry. Raphael and Lynne.

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

Answer: There were so many, but I think our national guide, Felix, made the experience informative, fun, interactive and fostered friendships between our group travelers. He really made everything special.

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: Our guide Felix, explained to us that a flight had been cancelled which necessitated our being transported by bus for 4+ hours in order to catch another flight. Really, it was a delightful trip through the countryside and we had a number of conversations and question and answer sessions with Felix about a large variety of things. I think China Spree should consider making this a permanent part of the tour - and so did many of my fellow travelers. Personally, we would like to see a bit more leisure time to do things we like to do that others may not.

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 don't know how Felix could have improved our experience. He enhanced it in every way. He was ALWAYS cheerful, available, friendly, kind, forthcoming, and very very knowledgeable. He made sure we were all together when we needed to be, given great restaurant service, and made hotel check in and out seamless. He made sure he told us about all the components of each meal and that we were all satisfied. We had two vegetarians on the tour and he went to special lengths to make sure each was accommodated to her liking. We had a traveler become quite ill and before anyone knew it Felix had arranged a doctor, transportation to a hospital, special care at the hotel, etc. without missing a moment with the rest of us. Another traveler on our tour had to return home due to her mother's serious illness. Again, Felix to the rescue, arranging travel arrangements, etc. without depriving the tour of his constant support. We all grew to think of him as a knowledgeable, very likable guardian angel and grew quite fond of him, I think. As the tour progressed, and we all began to know each other better, shared jokes and family stories began to happen as the group became a mini-family. Felix facilitated this and enhanced the experience for us all.

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 cannot do this. Each meal was just fine. I really love dim sum, so that banquet was quite wonderful for me. I also love spicy Szechwan food, so those dishes were particular favorites of mine. Every restaurant had it's high points. For atmosphere, the home meal in Beijing was particularly special.

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: We may never go to a chinese restaurant in the USA again. The food was very superior: Lighter and more flavorful when, not "burning" when very spicy. Less oily. New flavor combinations. Generally beautiful presentations. Truly lovely.

CS: If you are vegetarian, did you find the meals we provide acceptable to vegetarians in terms of variety and quality? Did you have enough to eat? Did your tour guide assist you with your special dietary request? What could China Spree have done to make it more convenient for vegetarians or those with special dietary requests?

Answer: I am not a vegetarian, but I did chat with a woman on our tour who limits her diet to vegetables and she said she was quite pleased. Felix made sure at each and every meal that our two vegetarians were very satisfied and worked with kitchen staff to make sure a variety of vegetarian dishes were available. I had quite enough to eat and I am a hearty eater. The food was plentiful, varied, and delicious.

 
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Raphael & Lynne R, Delaware
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We spent 18 days touring China with China Spree. The hotels were first rate and the drivers were very professional. The buses were clean. The itinerary hit the highlights that we wanted to see and many others that I did not expect to see. The growth is on a scale that most of us cannot believe and the experience is more of an adventure that a vacation. Our national guide, "Ming", was very friendly and attentive remembering to cater to every person in our group. She was cheerful and upbeat for the entire trip. She spoke English very well, and was very knowledgeable. She was very direct about China; how it is evolving and the problems that come with change. But you could tell she was proud to be Chinese. One day, upon our request she called China Spree and arranged changes "on the fly" to our itinerary when we mentioned we wanted to see something different. By taking care of the details, Ming was a large part of our group having a good experience. China Spree delivered what promised and more. I would highly recommend them, and hope that your guide is as good as ours. Keith Danville, CA

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I found them all to be friendly accommodating and knowledgeable.

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

Answer: A quality tour company is essential. China Spree did great for us.
 
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Michelle & Keith W, California
18-Day China Spree Private Tour
 

 
This was the best planned tour, from beginning to end that we have ever taken. Best trip for the money, and you won’t believe the quality of the hotels. I would give them 6 stars.

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

Answer: The highlight would be hard to pick out as it was all superb. The Great Wall was on our bucket list, so I guess it would be the Great Wall. Our fellow travelers were great and our national guide Betty was sensational. She was part of our great travelling family.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Betty was the best. She was very informative, kind, kept everyone in line, and was always there when we needed to know something. Tours always left on time, no one got lost, and when one of our fellow travelers slipped down the hotel stairs, she was right there to take control. Betty was the best and deserves a big fat raise for all she does. She always had a smile for everyone. Locals guides were all superb, very knowledgeable, and they all loved their jobs and it showed.

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

Answer: Book today! We will not regret a moment!
 
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Kevin & Brenda H, BC,Canada
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Go see this fascinating country of 1.3 billion people!

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

Answer: It was a 'full' experience, having both national and local/city guides, men and women. Traveling in a different culture can be stressful. The 5 star hotels, two nights or more, with spacious rooms and delicious breakfasts provides a comfortable base for the day. We liked an opportunity to try Eastern breakfast selections in an hotel setting.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: David provided so much information at times it was difficult to figure what was his point. Early in trip, someone asked about China's auto industry. He went into so much detail he put half of us to sleep. We learned to ask specific questions. If he didn't know something he was very good to ferret information and respond to individuals. He was proud of China's history and had a good heart, always asking if we wanted more food, did we like the restaurant or museum. As a traveler with access to both men and women guides is a tremendous plus! Each guide has particular interests and speaks knowledgably to regional issues, roles and concerns in families, economy, personal ideas about America.

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

Answer: Observations: Practice your camera skills. Carry your camera for 2 weeks prior to the trip. Capture images under various conditions. Chinese people like to see images of their children, their city, themselves. Live out of your suitcase for a week prior to travel. They have stores in China.
 
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John & Elizabeth C, Virginia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: National guide-David had an excellent performance during the 21 days of our trip, always with good character, always courteous and helpful, always cared for us, very knowledgeable about the information we requested, for me is the best guide I had in my life. Thanks to David Su for making our trip to China an unforgettable experience. Melinda and Chanel deserve special recognition, in my opinion they have many qualities and made us feel special and different, besides that helped us understand a bit more about the interesting Chinese culture. I will always have one beautiful remembrance of them.

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

Answer: Do not hesitate to buy your trip through China Spree. China is an unforgettable experience, not everything in China is perferto, there are difficulties, but has an interesting culture has landscapes that will never see in any place in the world, just get ready for adventure and go with an open mind to meet interesting people with lives and habits completely different to yours.
 
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Juan F & Camejo E, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Our China Spree tour to China was top notch. All the personnel went overboard to make sure we had a great trip. The tour included so many tours and side tours. The highlights were visiting the silk factory, sailing on the Li and Yangtze Rivers, climbing up to the rice paddies and getting to be friends with the tour guides and other guests. Friends for life. The hotels made me feel so special. Overall, our trip memories will bring us joy forever.

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

Answer: Guides were very good, especially Betty Wui, Beijing Sarah and Shanghi Mei. They treated us like family and were very knowledgable about the history of China. Betty even taught us some Chinese. Always available or she left her card with her name and number when our day was finished. She catered to everyone's needs. We had some overweight people. She made me feel special, by asking about my family. She gave me compliments, like I was clever at learning Chinese. She was very positive, never complained. Always smiled.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: I gained 5 pounds, so I guess I had lots of good food. Loved the Peking Duck, Dim sum was a fun night Guilin 1st night stood out as very good Last night with all the meat dishes and wine was also great. Breakfasts were very good everywhere, so much choice. I enjoy Chinese food.

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

Answer: For the best way to see China, book with China Spree.
 
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Theresa & Gerard F, British Columbia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We had a small group of 10 travelers and with our expert guide; Lucy we really did become family and the memories of this trip to China will last a lifetime.

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

Answer: I was able to experience places I had heard about since childhood.....ex. the Great Wall of China, rickshaw rides, seeing junks, Tiananmen Square etc

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Lucy showed that she truly loves China and this passion was evident. She answered all our questions even regarding 1 birth families , politics . She has been to Canada which I think is an asset because she knew exactly what we were talking about. She was always very professional. If I ever returned to China I would as to have Lucy again

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: They were all excellent

CS: Your comment on hotels

Answer: Marriott City Centre, Shanghai.....the best......none are "least' ...all hotels were 5 star and we were extremely happy with all the accomodations

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

Answer: Don't hesitate...go, see and experience China, it will be beyond your expectations!
 
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William & Joan S, Ontario
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
This trip to China with China Spree was spectacular. It was more than we had envisioned. We would recommend China Spree to all of our friends.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Lucy was always there to help in any way she could. There were very few problems, but we knew that we were in her capable hands all the time.

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

Answer: There were so many it would be difficult to choose just one. Every day was an adventure.

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

Answer: Go! Go! Go! and experience the culture of this country.
 
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Robert & Evelyn B, Florida
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree is the BEST! They definitely give the biggest bang for the buck. To do this trip on our own would have probably cost us about 25% more. The hotel accomodations are first class. The guides are first class. The attention to customer care and details is meticulous

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: If I could rate David as better than excellent, I would. David went above and beyond every single day...even on the last day which was our free day in Shanghai, David took a few of us to bazaar. David was constantly trouble shooting, paving the way, making sure we were all safe, taken care of, and happy. When my husband became ill and had to be hospitalized in Chongqing, David took us to the hospital and stayed with us helping us thru the system and translating for us. I eventually ran out of money and David paid the bills until I could get more money the next day. He stayed with us until 1:30 am, when he and I left back to the hotel. He took calls from the hospital and was up and back with me to the hospital at 6:30 am. My husband was released. David showed great care and concern and made sure that we were taken care of. When our flight home was delayed due a typhoon and we all were going to miss our connecting flights out of Beijing, David traveled with us to Beijing making sure that we all were taken care of with a place to stay and food to eat. David helped us deal with Air China in getting flights rescheduled. When Air China was less than helpful in getting our bags back to us after we missed the flight, David took the bull by the horns and made that happen too. He is WONDERFUL!!! Give David a raise!

 
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Tracey & Robert K, Washington
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
I have been traveling since my first trip oversea in 1967 to work and travel in Europe and have not stop. I have traveled with a backpack to ultra luxury, by myself and in groups, on business or pleasure and China Spree’s tour of China was the best I have every taken. We did not want it to end. Thank for a wonderful first experience of China.

CS: Comment on your National guide

Answer: He solved all problems before they even happened, he was always ahead of the game and solving an possible upcoming problem. He even saw what we were not eating during the first few meals and realized the group did like tofu so he ask us, got our opinion and then adjusted the menu for the rest of the trip

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

Answer: Go to China as soon as possible and as often as possible after your first trip, because it is such a vast country and there is so much to see, and use China Spree to make all arrangements
 
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Richard C & Terry W, Pennsylvania
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
CS: Comment on your National guide

Answer: Edward was an excellent guide, he is organized, and knowledgable, a great problem solver and tried to please everyone on the tour. He appears to be a very caring person. For example, one night on the cruise tour and was sick and didn’t go to dinner. Edward called my room to check on me and later in the evening brought me fruits and breads to eat. He really went out of his way to do that, I thought that was very thoughtful.
 
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Dorothy N & Richard L, South Carolina
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Good morning Mr. Wu,

My wife and I just returned last week from our 21 day Panorama Tour (CS110427CP).
We want to let you know that the entire trip was not only amazing, but first class as well.
We were impressed with everything from start to finish:

- China Spree web site is detailed, well organized and very informative
- staff at the office are friendly and provide quick responses to questions
- all of the guides in China were fantastic (Kevin, Linda, Sue, Jack, Charlie, Tom and Celia).
  The service that they provided right up until our departures at the various airports was outstanding.
- all the places we visited in each city were well chosen and enjoyable
- food selection and proportions throughout the trip were excellent
- hotels that we stayed at were more like 6 star rather than the advertised 5 star

This was the first time that the two of us had elected to travel in a tour group. The "bar" has been set very high and we can only hope that our future tours can provide the service that China Spree provides. We certainly will be telling all of our travelling friends about the type and quality of tours that are available through China Spree.

You have an excellent tour business Mr. Wu. Be proud of your accomplishments, and always praise your entire staff both in the United States and in China. They certainly do an outstanding job.

Our only disappointment Mr. Wu is that China Spree does not offer tours to other parts of the world.

Thanks again to everyone at China Spree for making our trip to China an unforgettable experience.

We wish you well and continued success in the travel business.

Paul and Sue
Rockwood, Ontario. Canada
 
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Paul & Sue R,Ontario
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
I feel that my trip to china could not have been better. We took the 21 day trip and did we see China. I spoke to other tours while I was there, to learn we recivied the best value, plus we had the best. Our host quide, who stayed with us, made anything possible. Our zipper broke on our suite case and our quide took by husband to buy one between tours. Any problem we had as a group he covered it. Never have I been any where that people took such care to cover your needs or concerns. I do not believe there will ever be a trip, at this price, done so well. I'm not sure by paying more, a lot more, there will ever be such a tour. Thank you China Spree for showing your country to me with such pride and honestly. I left China feeling that anything was possible if you believe.

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

Answer: You'll never believe it. The chinese love the west, so they are facinated with us and we stick out. You'll come back being able to climb steps, and over whelmed. It's bigger than you can imagine, everything is bigger and more.
 
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Shari C, Missouri
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We have taken other group tours and China Spree was the best. Our favorite part of our tour was Kevin our national guide who made our trip very enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable, very attentive to everyone's needs and caring. Like other testimonials that I read before our trip, we were skeptical of rave revues but now we understand them. China Spree has 5 star hotels & great itineraries. We enjoyed the Chinese people as they were very friendly. While we were on tours, we were fortunate to have some school children on field trips and they were adorable & very friendly. We took the 21 day Panorama tour on 3/28/10 to 4/17/10.

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

Answer: I would recommend a trip to China to everyone and of course with China Spree.
 
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Anita R, Louisiana
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Just returned from a 21-day trip to China with China Spree and I can not stop telling everyone how wonderful it was. The food was delicious, each hotel was more impressive than the one before, the trip was interesting, organized, and entertaining. But, the absolute best thing on our trip was our tour guide, Jim. He kept all of us on a tight schedule, and always made everyday an adventure -- a very lovely adventure. He was attentive to everyone's individual needs and made sure that he did everything humanly possible to fullfill those needs. He was kind and compassionate and his energy, humor and knowledge made the trip one that I will never forget.

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

Answer: 50!!! Jim went over and above to make the trip the best it could be. We had one very difficult couple on this trip and yet Jim not only did his best to satisfy them, but never neglected any of us in the process. Jim never lost his temper or his patience and stayed focused and organized for the duration of the trip.

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

Answer: If you are thinking about travelling to China --- go with China Spree. You will have a trip of a lifetime. And ---- request Jim!!!!
 
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Doreen, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

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

Answer: I highly recommend the China Spree Panorama Tour for anyone seeking to experience the broad spectrum of contemporary China. From pastoral scenes lifted right out of traditional Chinese landscape paintings to urban centers bursting from change, from leisurely cruises to a high speed magnetic train, from ancient temples to outbursts of modern design, you will sample all the richness and color of this exciting country. Our national and local guides were always informative and ever reliable, caring for our needs as a group and for us as individuals. This is the great benefit of small group travel with China Spree. The result was a truly memorable tour, designed to showcase China and achieved with great efficiency, fine accommodations, and with good spirit and a real sense of the joy of travel.

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

Answer: Put aside any concerns about hotel choices, food selection, health issues, etc. and be open to the varied experiences that make up modern China, knowing that you are in competent and caring hands with China Spree.
 
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Robert,New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree does an amazing job with every aspect of their tours. How are able to provide such excellent hotels and itineraries at such economic rates? I have no idea. We asked our last (and favorite) local guide in Shanghai what she thought about China Spree since she provides tours for many travel companies, and she said she felt that China Spree provided the best value for your money. She commented on the fact that Wilson returns to China several times a year to check on the hotels and try out new restaurants, whereas other tour companies keep the same itineraries, hotels, and restaurants without ever returning ensure that the quality is maintained. She also mentioned that the China Spree travelers always seem really happy with their trips, which we certainly were. All this to say, our group of eight travelers was thrilled with China Spree at the end of our trip and it was interesting to hear her point of view considering her experience with such a wide variety of travel companies.

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: The pacing was perfect, the hotels were amazing (except for Guilin), the tour guides were great, we learned a ton, the price was very affordable, and everything went perfectly.

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

Answer: I highly recommend anyone and everyone who is planning a trip to China for the first time to travel with China Spree. It is the best deal out there and you receive first rate service. As a history teacher, I gained a wealth of information about China from the local guides and brought back plenty of artifacts and photos to inspire my students. The hotels were amazing and the itinerary set the perfect pace for us to see the wonders of China without killing us off in the process. My favorite experiences were those where we got to be with the local people such as the lunch in the Hutongs and joining in a fan dance in Beijing, the Dragon Spine rice terraces with the Zhuong, Miao, and Yao minority people, and the tuk tuk ride to the farm in Yangshuo.
 
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Valerie, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree surpassed my expectations. The overall tour expericence was excellent. If you want to see China and experience the wonderful Chinese culture, China Spree offers a convenient way to see all of the highlights of China and more. I wouldn't hesitate to tour with them again.
 
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Gerald, Utah
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
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!
 
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Lois, Virginia
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree first impressed me with the detail of their website; next with the immediate and helpful responses to all emails during the planning stages of my trip; and finally with the care and consideration shown during my visit. The varied aspects of the tour, emphasizing both city and country life, was impressive. The comfortable accommodations and delicious food were an added bonus. Our Tour Manager, Lucy Yu, is a National Treasure. I will, and indeed have already, recommend China Spree to my friends.

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

Answer: Lucy Yu was pleasant yet exuded confidence. She was obviously knowledgeable and experienced and always gave the impression of being able to resolve any problem. She has a splendid manner of conciliation, being able to cope with all types of personalities.
 
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Sherry, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
Excellent organisation, excellent tour, small group, knowledgeable guides, friendly guides national and local. For price that you pay you can see and enjoy almost everythig of magnificent China.

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

Answer: Look China with positive eyes and you will enjoy your trip and everytning from panda to Li river.
 
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Zoran & Brigita, California
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
My wife and I are experience travelers, and have never been on a tour in any of our travels in the past. We were, in fact, very leary of going on a tour that would limit our personal options, but were also well aware that travel to China would be more difficult than we thought we could manage on our own. We researched for months and discovered China Spree. I cannot say enough about their well thought out itinerary, exceptional national and local tour guides, excellent hotels, and exciting and informative local tours. We made lifelong friends on the trip, including every member of our group of twelve. Having such a small group allowed us to really get to know one another, and form friendships that have continued. Several of us are planning to get together on future trips, and we hope to make more with China Spree.

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

Answer: The tour is arduous and you need to be in decent shape to make it through the long days. But it’s well worth it. Also, PACK LIGHT!! You need half of what you think you need, and you can cut that back by another 25%. Good shoes, underwear that you can wash and dry overnight, and a good camera. Easy packing clothing that you can wear day in and day out.
 
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Jay & Donna, Washington
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
China Spree provided my wife and I with an excellent experience at an unbelievable price. Their professionalism and concern for each traveler's safety and satisfaction are impossible to top. I have no doubt that we made the right choice!
 
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Joseph, Arizona
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
We can't rave enough about China Spree. Like most other testimonials on their website, we also marveled about the value, the the quality of hotels, meals, attractions, motor coaches and national and local guides. Believe all you read in all of the testimonials. It is all true.

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

Answer: Have no fear with China Spree as the tour operator. It is an amazing safe country where you need three weeks to do it all.
 
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Philip & Judy, New York
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
As an artist and art historian who has studied China for 30 years, this trip was a dream come true. I don't feel like I went to another specific little part of the world, I feel as though I came to understand a greater part of the world. I recommend China Spree 21-Day China Panorama tour to anyone who wants to take the trouble to see China at all. Go for it! Sure it's not like the West, it's not supposed to be! Our guides and other people who helped us on the tour were so kind and helpful. If I only had one trip to take to the Orient, China Spree would be my choice. The amount of sightseeing, the wonderful accommodations, and the bounteous food make this a truly world-class bargain!
 
 
 
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James Hutchinson , MA Ashland Oregon
21-Day China Panorama
 

 
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