22 Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong

Tour Testimonials

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

Answer: Quality of hotels, excellent tour leaders, especially Jo, our national leader, who was very organized and a tough task master but kept us on schedule and was really very nurturing. We especially loved the Terracotta Warriors, Hong Kong, and the trip down the Yangtze, also the other boat trips. The food was excellent--I am partial to Chinese food and found it uniformly very good. Every meal was different but excellent. Loved the plug in in Shanghai to see the City Planning Museum and walk in the old market in Chongqing. Also, two home visits, lunch in Hutong home.

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 felt all the meals were really very good. We have eaten a lot of Chinese food in NY Chinatown and found the food on the trip very authentic and interesting. No two dishes were the same--quite a feat given the number of plates served!

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: Liked them all. Much better than Chinese found in middle America.

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

Answer: China Spree operates a very well-organized and comprehensive tour. Their staff, both in the home office and during the tour, were very professional, friendly and helpful. We especially appreciated our national guide, Jo, who took very good care of us and resolved a series of problems that arose very efficiently and to our satisfaction. China is a unique place, far more modern than we'd expected. It felt safe and the people we met were friendly. I feel it has opened our understanding of the world we are moving into in the future in important ways. I would recommend this tour and tour company most highly.
 
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Karen& Bobby V, Rhode Island
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
We loved our experience on the 22-day trip with China Spree! The amount we learned and experienced was amazing, and we have returned with a new basis for understanding what is going on in the vast and important country of China. This is EXCELLENT value for the money and we will wholeheartedly recommend it to others.

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

Answer: 1) Developing a sense of China, its history, growth, problems and approaches. Since we returned we are now reading everything we find in the newspaper about China with new interest and background. A particular treat was the urban planning museum in Shanghai, added in by our guide! I suggest you include this in all the tours since people are very curious about what they are seeing and why it is the way it is. 2) Home visits to see how people live. 3) Fabulous Terra Cotta Warrior Museum!! Beautifully designed and breathtaking.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Jo was magnificent -- attentive to detail and very helpful to me. We all came to respect her leadership which took a great burden off of us so we could enjoy things more. Wendy in Guilin Tony on Yangtze River, in general, they were very good.

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

Answer: Generally all were good selections.

CS: Are there any specific problems you experienced regarding the accommodations we provided for you during your trip?

Answer: We were impressed with the excellent service culture in China. People are willing and helpful, competent and quick to do what they can to be responsive.

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

Answer: Go with an open mind. You will be amazed at the richness and depth of Chinese culture; and astonished that China survived through the mid-20th century at all. Further, you will gain new insight into both the enormous problems, progress and challenges that are in the news every day.
 
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Margaret M & Dale O, Washington, D.C
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
The value of this 22-day Imperial Tour far exceeded monetary cost of it. It was a superbly organized and most comprehensive tour of China. The national and local guides were quite knowledgeable on China and very professional in executing their responsibilities. It's the best tour I've ever undertaken.

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

Answer: I especially loved the Yangtze river cruise and trip up Daning River through Shennon Stream. This was my first cruise and it was exciting to learn of the marvelous history of this great river and to appreciate its fantastic scenery. The boat ride was exceptional. Despite the early morning rain, I welcomed the climb to the City of Ghosts. And I was truly intrigued and impressed by the history of the Three Gorges Dam.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Betty was the "perfect" guide - caring, warm, very calm, diplomatic, knowledgeable and articulate. She also possesses a pleasing tone of voice. Even when she was not feeling well, we were her priority. She was always available - to all of us. I solicited her help with shopping in Tibet and she gladly and patiently assisted as interpreter. You have a valuable asset in Betty.

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

Answer: If you want value for your money, let China Spree show you China.
 
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Veda G, New York
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
China Spree gave me my ideal vacation in China. I got incredible value for money. I was able to see so much of China in a way that was fast and affordable. The hotels were all great, I was well fed, the guides were knowledgeable, and we had front-of-the-line access to all the destinations. This is the ideal way for westerners to see a lot of China in short time.

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

Answer: Getting to Tibet was amazing. Seeing the terra-cotta army was also an amazing experience.

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: Jo was able to keep control over a large group. A couple people in our group had physical disabilities and Jo was always able to accommidate them without holding back the rest of the group. Her ability in English was excellent and her personality was agreeable and also authoritative.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: All the local guides were good. They were knowledgeable and friendly.

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

Answer: I think anybody interested in seeing China should go. China is a fascinating country in constant change.
 
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Wolfgang B, Ontario, Canada
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
I would be happy to share my experiences with any interested traveler. In fact, I would have no problem with your using my full name and e-mail address. Since that is probably not your policy, I will plan to post a critique on Trip Advisor. I want to sing the praises for China Spree.

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

Answer: What stands out the most is the quality of the guides !!! I could not be more emphatic in praising China Spree's selection of tour guides -- both national and local. Another highlight is the quality of the hotels throughout the trip. Another highlight is the amoount of of activities and sites we were able to pack into the 22 days. China Spree certainly gives the traveler his money's worth !!!

CS: Did any tour guide solicit you for excellent rating? If yes, please list them below:

Answer: No tour guide solicited a good rating from us. However, I'm sure each of them knew that we would provide a great rating because we had such good rapport with each of them. Our National Guide was amazing. She went far beyond the call of duty in attending to individuals' needs. She really took care of the smallest details for us throughout the trip. She communicated very well and had the respect of every one in our group from the very beginning. We were so very lucky to have been assigned her as our National Guide throughout the entire trip, except for Hong Kong.

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: Jo's performance as our guide exceeded any expectations anybody could have had for the trip. She gave careful attention to so many details, working at night while we slept to ensure a smooth experience the next day. She was good at problem solving, making sure that we were all satisfied with our trip every day. She is very compassionate but still firmly demanding in terms of adherence to "rules" to ensure everybody's maximum enjoyment. Although small in stature, she's big in presence.

CS: Other comments on your local guide.

Answer: My "scoring" might look like I was perhaps too generous in my praise. Actually, if there were another category higher than Excellent, I would have used that is several cases. Your guides make the trip enjoyable for your customers !!!

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

Answer: Just keep the great breakfasts. The buffet breakfasts were a great way to start the day. AND, coffee through out the country was GREAT !! We had been told that we should take Nescafe with us (that's instant coffee) because the coffee in China is not good. WRONG !! Every breakfast place had superb coffee. They have Expresso Machines and we had perfect coffee.

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

Answer: China Spree offers a superb adventure and a very enjoyable tour. The accommodations and sites toured exceeded all of my expectations.
 
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David H & James M, California
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
China Spree exceeded our expectations. Our tour group was amazing. We were all veteran travelers who got along well with each other. Our tour guides were great and knowledgeable. The combination of the historic with personal touches, like the visit to a Hutong home was wonderful.

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

Answer: Everything! We were truly impressed with Beijing. It was a totally clean, cosmopolitan city with impressive modern buildings. The fact the weather was beautiful the days we stayed there was even better. the Hutong visit was my favorite part of the Beijing tour. My favorite part of Tibet was seeing the pilgrims go around the temple and the shopping.

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

Answer: Go! China was not what I expected it was better!
 
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Joseph & Julie D, Pennsylvania
10-Day Tibet & Beijing
 

 
Be prepared to be totally amazed by the history, culture and awe-inspiring sights. China Spree exceeded our expectations and helped create a trip of a lifetime. We have travelled far and wide and felt that this trip was well organized and a lot of attention given to the details. We were in a small group of 8 and even without a national guide we were well looked after. With so many internal flights in China we had ample support and our local guides were all very knowledgeable, informative and easy to communicate with. The itinerary was very comprehensive and explored different aspects of China. The hotels were excellent. We loved the different regional Chinese cuisines and the local beer! Breakfasts were western style with ample opportunity to try local items too. This was our first visit to China and Tibet and we would highly recommend China Spree to anyone who is interested in doing this tour. You will be in excellent hands!!

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

Answer: The trek to the Great Wall of China, The Terra Cotta Warriors and meeting the gentleman who dug the well that led to this amazing discovery Visiting Potala Palace in Lhasa Guilin - the visit to Longsheng the Dragon Spine Rice Terraces and the Li River cruise.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Pema our local tour guide in Lhasa, Tibet. He was extremely knowledgeable about the region, its history, religion and nomadic people. His passion and personal experiences made it a wonderful learning experience for us. Amy in Beijing was very welcoming, lively and enthusiastic. She also surprised us with a birthday cake during a lunch on my husband's birthday. We did not have a national guide as there were only 8 of us in the group. We felt that we had very good guides that spoke good English and because they were local, they shared a lot of knowledge about their particular region. They supported us at every airport. Everyone was very caring and let me know when there was a beef in the dish as I do not eat it.

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

Answer: You will be amazed by what you see. China has so much to offer. China Spree made our journey exciting and such a beautiful learning experience. Every day was a new adventure. Go with an open mind and China is truly yours to discover.
 
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Prakashchandra & Urmilla B, Ontario
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
I received what I purchased from Chinaspree, a very well organized and comprehensive tour. I felt safe and well taken care of all the time. Our national guide Jim, was there for us all the time, solved any difficulties and took special care of all of us.

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

Answer: There were many highlights, but to mention some: The organization of the tour, very comprehensive, our national guide Jim Mao, very knowledgeable local guides like Phoebe in Beijing, Alex in Xian, Tendam in Tibet and Jack in HK; The Yangtze Cruise, HK. I was gladly surprised to find a rapid changing country, fast growing economy which you can see with all the new constructions and public works, clean cities, well manicured green spaces, friendly and simple people.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: National guide-Jim was very helpful, knowledgeable and careful. He made sure the itinerary was fully met, very nice and informative of everything of his country, solved difficulties encountered, very communicative and very proud of working for Chinaspree. All local guides were very professional and informative

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

Answer: This is a very good and balanced tour. very inclusive. I hate to be offered optional tours in the middle of the main tour. I strongly recommend Chinaspree to future travelers. This is a very well organized, professional and well known company, well known to Chinese tour suppliers.
 
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Lourdes P & Aida C, Pennsylvania
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend it.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: National guide Jim-Good sense of humor. Always available and was most helpful when checking in at the airports

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

Answer: I would encourage those interested to sign up for the 22 Day Imperial China, Tibet and Hong Kong tour. It is well worth it.
 
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Barthold & Dorothy H, South Carolina
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
China Spree offers you a fantastic experience at an unbeatably reasonable cost. The itinerary is very detailed and allows you to have a truly unique experience as you see all of the great wonders that China has to offer.

CS: Comment on your tour guides

Answer: Jim Mao did an absolutely fantastic job. Without him, our trip would not have been anywhere near as enjoyable. He did a superb job in guiding us through the itinerary, dealing with any difficulty situations (and people) that we encountered along the way with great tact and professionalism. He was very knowledgeable and approachable. He displayed great flexibility in adapting to our needs. His efforts made our trip the most memorable experience that it turned out to be. I can't sing his praises enough!!

All of our local guides did an excellent job. As noted above, our national guide, Jim Mao, was absolutely fantastic. I'd also like to single out Jack, our Hong Kong guide. He went out of his way to give a great tour of the city. Then, he came back, on his own, at night, to walk those who were interested around the city, showing us many fascinating highlights. He also did a great job of getting us to the airport in the morning for our flights home

CS: Your comment on group meals

Answer: I liked all of the meals. I greatly enjoyed the food! Breakfast always offered a variety of different ethnic choices. The lunches and dinners provided us with a great sampling of all the different types of cuisines that China has to offer. No one meal stands out as been superior to the others. I enjoyed them all.

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

Answer: Be prepared for the unexpected. Be open and flexible and you'll be amazed at the magnificence that is China.
 
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James S, Michigan
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
My husband and I just returned from your 21 day Imperial China, Tibet, Hong Kong trip. I am writing to let you know that both of us had the most amazing time. The value was absolutely there. The food was wonderful and plentiful. Our guide is now part of my family - Peng - the most amazing, caring and informed guide that I have ever come across. Half way into the trip my husband said that we had already gotten our moneys worth. The itinerary was great, the guide was incredible - China Spree absolutely delivers "First Class China Travel at Bargain Prices". From start to finish - booking through Vancouver office to our return home - we were treated so well - we couldn't come up with a complaint if we tried.



 
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Felena & Dan S, BC
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
Good morning Wilson,

I have recently returned from my China Spree Tour (Imperial China/Tibet and Hong Kong) and want to take this time to personally write to you about this exceptional trip although I will save most of my feedback for the online questionnaire.

I have traveled fairly extensively and recently toured India prior to this trip to China. The differences between your tour company and the company I used for India were extensive. First and foremost, Ming Li, our national tour guide, is the most exceptional guide I have ever had. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and concern for our well being was boundless. If you recall, I have a life threatening allergy to shellfish and had serious concerns about my ability to safely eat the food in China. During our first meal in Beijing, I was approached by Ming as well as Jack, our local guide, to inform me that every restaurant on our itinerary had already been notified about my allergy. Even with this information, I conveyed to Ming my own anxieties about eating the food. She went above and beyond to let me know what every dish on the table was, had chef’s come out of the kitchen to talk to me, and had special food made for me if there was even the slightest possibility that there was cross-contamination in the kitchen. The lengths to which Ming and in effect, your company, went to soothe my anxiety was extraordinary. This enabled me to fully enjoy my trip rather than continuously worrying about what I could or could not eat. In general, Ming’s ability to oversee the entire tour and to ensure that everyone’s needs were met was exceptional. I often wondered if she ever got any sleep or was she continuously just working beyond the scenes to make sure every little detail of the trip was attended to? I cannot say enough about this woman. You are extraordinarily fortunate to have someone of her caliber working for you.

It is rare that i contemplate returning to a place that I have visited as there are so many trips on my "to do" list. In this case, i can say that I know I will return to China and it will most certainly be with China Spree.

Thank you for making China Spree such a wonderful organization. It is obvious that your employees reflect the attitude of the company. Keep up the great work. I will surely be recommending you to my family and friends.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Wells
New York City
 
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Carolyn W, New York
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
It was an amazing trip of a lifetime, the people of China are warm and welcoming to their guests, the sights and history were dazzling. The guides (national and local) were very knowledgable and made everything seem effortless. It was the first tour I have ever been on and was well worth the price. I could not have arranged such an extensive trip myself!

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

Answer: GO, you will be amazed!
 
Joyce Barbara H, Arizona
22-Day Imperial China, Tibet & Hong Kong
 

 
Go in the spring, the summer, the fall, or even on the winter cold, have open mind, be adventures, and be the perfect guess.

China Spree
It is the company that keeps their prices low, their guides up to date, their motor coach running, the food and my bed warm. This company has the perfect relationship with their partners, the right connections with great communication skills and the best team. I will travel with them to any part of the world as long and as far they can take me.
 
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Lucy T, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree is by far the best organized tour we have ever been on. They took care of every detail including the air transportation from our home town to San Francisco to Beijing and back. They took care of the Chinese visa. The days were packed full of interesting sights and delicious food. Among the more unusual highlights were the lunch in a local Beijing home and the outstanding theater performance shows. Accommodations were superior. When the untimely winter snowstorms and fog through our schedule off track, the competent guides made the best of the situation by organizing an interesting train ride from Xi'an to Shanghai instead of the canceled air flight. I strongly recommend China Spree to anyone who wants to travel to China; and I plan to use China Spree again sometime. I have complete confidence in them.

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

Answer: Learn the Chinese expressions that China Spree provides in their booklet, and get an additional phrase book. Using some of the expressions make the trip all the more fun. I would also recommend reading up a little on the major points of interest which the tour will include, and on China in general. This is more than just a recreational tour. This is an enriching, learning experience.
 
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Carl G, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Hi Mr Wu,

Nice to hear from you.....I refered a lot of my friends to use your travel agent and they are all happy. When they get back from vacation they thank me.... Have a safe New Year.

Rufina and Jose Albano
 
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Rufina & Jose A, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I have used three other tour companies and China Spree was the most outstanding. I would recommend them to anyone traveling to China or anywhere else they provide tour service. Everytime I had a question and contacted China Spree the person answering the phone had the answer and everyone was pleasant to deal with. They were quite honest in describing the tours, the conditions to expect and went out of there way to ensure we each had a wonderfull experience. The personal touch really came through. I would be glad to personally talk to anyone having questions about using China Spree. Thanks for making the trip a wonderful experience.
 
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Ralph, Ohio
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I had never been on a tour before, usually when I travel, I travel with friends and they take care of me. My tour with China spree was one of the best travel experences I have ever had. The arrangements were so easy and convienient. I paid one fee, and all the travel arrangements were made, from my plane from my home town, to Beijing, all the travel arrangements once inside China, including the plane trips inside China, all the resturant meals, and hotels. The tour guide went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were well taken care of and the treated us with great respect. They were just as excited to take care of us as were were excited to be in China. If I had tried to plan this trip myslf it would have cost more than twice as much. This was one of the best time I have ever had in my life.

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

Answer: 10 +++ Bill was a very hard worker, always very happy and cheerful. He was always full of energy. I am a vegetarian and he always make sure I got plenty of vegetarian food at the resturants. He was always looking out for our safety, for example he would always let us know where to watch for unexpected steps so that we would not fall. After every meal, he would look under the tables to make sure we did not leave anything behind. He even took the time to make sure we got the seat that we wanted on the plane. Some people wanted isle seats and I always wanted a window seat, and he made sure that I always got one. He always made sure we the toilet was close by and he walk us to the toilet if we needed it. That is very important if you are in a foreign country. Even though he has been a tour guide for many years, he was never bored, never unattentive, always very alert, never seemed like he was in a rut or that he was following a routine. If there was anything we wanted, he got it for us. I wanted a big Chinese flag, and he found one for me.

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

Answer: It was the best money I ever spent.
 
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Anthony, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
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
 
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David and Margo, Colorado
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Dear China Spree, Thank you for providing us with a truly amazing, once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure! Since China has so many historical, political, and cultural wonders to explore your tour was a perfect introduction to its many splendors. One of the smartest decisions we made was to rely on your thoughtfully organized and well executed itinerary. Navigating China's airports, roads, sights, and restaurants without the expertise of your experienced guides and tour bus drivers would have been impossible on our own. Despite the experience gained from traveling to many countries on several continents, we felt comforted having full-time guides with us every step of the way. There's no doubt that our expectations were greatly exceeded and that we received great value for our money. We will enthusiastically recommend China Spree to our friends and associates and look forward to comparing their experiences with our own. Best Regards, Arthur and Ines Bryant Redmond, WA (USA)
 
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Arthur, Washington
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I have been fortunate to travel all over the world with various land groups, as well as on cruise ships, but I have never had a more pleasureable trip than I had while traveling with China Spree. This is truly an exceptional company. They handled every detail in a very precise manner from making certain that we had our Chinese Visa to getting on the plane safely on our return home. They employ some of the finest English-speaking Chinese tour guides that were well-educated and very knowledgeable about aspect of our journey. The accomodations were superb as was the transportation, both land and air. The food was a little different than I expected. The restaurants were beautiful and clean, but true Chinese food is not at all like American-Chinese. Maybe I'm just spoiled. I had a wonderful trip and would not hesitate to travel with this company again, or to recomment them to my friends.

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

Answer: China is beautiful. There is so much to see that you feel like your head is on a swivel. The people are lovely and very polite and quick to share information about their culture. If you have the opportunity to travel there, please do; but make certain that it is with China Spree.
 
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Jim K, Ohio
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our first trip to China and we went with a somewhat lower expectation. The trip turned out to be wonderful and exceeded even our most wildest expectation. The itinerary included so many variety that we felt we really got to see every part of the cities we visited. Our tour guide, Ronald was fantastic, knowledgeable and spoke perfect English and also had lots of humor. We also enjoyed the fact the group was small and we got to know everyone. This tour was also amazing that we had a wide age span. Our youngest tourist is 24 and our oldest is 84 and that made our meal conversations extremely exciting with different views and comments. The ultimate plus was the group consisted of really positive people. The hotels we stayed were 5 stars all the way. Meals were great with so much food. The massages Ronald arranged for us really helped after climbing the great wall. We would love to travel with China Spree again and especially with Ronald soon. Thank you for the most memorable experience.

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

Answer: I don't really think there is anything more my mom, my partner and myself could have asked to make this trip more enjoyable. We honestly had a fantastic time. We felt our stars must have all lined up to have such a wonderful small group of travelers who all got along well and a guide who was more than accommodating.

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

Answer: Go with a smaller group like Chinasprees groups. You will be able to learn so much more from your guide and for yourself. It is a fascinating country with a long history, but has also become a world class country. Go with an open mind and really enjoy what the local people can offer.
 
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Andy & Yuchi, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
China Spree offered one of the most comprehensive and delightful trips we could have imagined. The tour guides were exceptional and the itinerary was very well executed. the hotels, the meals and the transporation was outstanding. This was truly the trip of a lifetime.

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

Answer: Our tour Manager Amber Yan rates 10+++. She did an outstanding job. She was extremely attentive to individual needs and she was delightful to travel with. She arranged a special birthday celebration for my wife on her birthday that was a memorable experience. She was the best tour guide we have ever travelled with.

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

Answer: Don’t hesitate to travel with China Spree.
 
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Michael, Missouri
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: Everything. Value for the cost. Good accommodations. Our national guide Ronald was great. Ron's knowledge and insight was very good and he did the most to make our trip the best it could be. This was the first tour I had ever been on and I had apprehension about it. Any concerns I had were put at ease within the first day.

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

Answer: Ronald our Tour Manager was great, he definitely cared about us all not only as a group but as individuals. Ron is a man who cares about his job and seems to but his all into it. He is an asset to China Spree and I would rate him as a 10.
 
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John, California
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: I was most surprised by the quality of the food. I remember from our previous trip that all of the food tasted the same by the end. Although we were tired of Chinese food by the end of the tour, I still thought that the variety and quality was excellent. The dumpling dinner in Xian was my family’s favorite food.

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

Answer: 11.... Ronald Wang was excellent. His English was perfect and he was easy to understand. We especially enjoyed his willingness to share his personal experiences about what it was like to grow up in China. It really made the immediate history come alive for us. I felt that our 16-year old received a better impression of what life outside of the US could be like. Without Ronald’s insight, the tour would have felt much more isolated. I’m not sure I would have gotten as good a feeling for the country. Our tour group was 22 people, but he managed to keep us moving without feeling rushed. Ronald was flexible about working with people’s desires and the weather so I felt we got to see everything at the best times of day. If I were coming back to China I would definitely try to get on one of his tours.
 
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Barbara, Oregon
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I would recommend China Spree to any body who is interested in visiting China. The trip exceeded our expectation. Most of the time we stayed in Five star hotels. The locations of the Hotels were very good. Our group size was 18. The national Guide came with us through out the trip. The shows were breath taking. No optional tours like the other company do. everything is included including meals. We have traveled out of the country with well known Tour operators. This is the first time we used China spree. I would not hesitate to say they were for better than those famous well known tour operators. No body can beat their price.

CS: What would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: I would definitely go with China Spree. They exceeded our expectation. Five star hotels, Sightseeing, Acrobatic show, Tang Dynasty Show and meals are included in there price. No other tour company does all these for the price we paid. The tour guides go beyond the expectations to make everybody happy in the group. Groups are small.
 
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Ms. Murphy, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We have never taken a tour before. I have heard horror stories from other travellers who went on tours and complain about other companies accomodations, food, the hectic pace and cold impersonal guides. None of this applies to China Spree. The rooms were great, the days were full but not exhausting, the food was abundant and delicious and the guides, without exception, were exceptional. From the time I first contacted China Spree on the phone to simply inquire about the trip, I was treated politely and respectfully with absolutely no pressure. Leading up to the day of the trip every question and concern I had was answered fully and honestly in a reasonable amount of time. When we landed in China and first met our guide, we were warmly greeted by George who was to be our guide and go-to person for the duration of the trip. He was with us from the beginning to the end. His attention to detail, his pleasant attitude and his knowledge made this, without a doubt, the most stress-free, comfortable vacation I have ever had. While George shepherded us throughout the country, local guides joined in and gave us detailed information about the area and what we were seeing. They answered all of our questions and knew their subjects intimately. Each of them had an infectious energy and a passion to share their country with us. While the mysteries of the Orient were revealed to us, we were treated like valued, honored guests. It wasn't simply a tour of tourist attractions though. We were taken into an individual home and served a typical meal. We took a ride on the canal in Suzhou and witnessed unpretentious daily life. We were given the opprotunity to roam about on our own and experience China up close and personal. A great deal of credit for this this trip, this experience, lies with our national guide George. I can only speak of our tour, but If he and the people I initally spoke with on the phone are any indication of the quality of China Spree's other tours this is a remarkable company. They didn't simply take our money and hustle us around to various tourist sites, there was a real commitment to providing us with the best experience possible. Examples of their willingness to help were demonstrated first when I asked if there were any "paper cuts" we could buy. They are designs cut out of paper using scissors and are quite delicate and beautiful. George looked several places and asked several people for us over several days. The group got involved and finally, at one of the little stores we stopped at between cities, one of our companions found what we were looking for. The cohesion and commraderie that had been developed by the guides paid off. Also, when one of our fellow travellers was passively involved in an accident, a quick call to the local guide resulted in a conversation between the guide and the officer that extracted our companion from what could have been a very messy incident. For the last week we have been passing out those beautiful paper cuts to friends and work mates, telling stories of our adventures in China and extolling the virtues of China Spree and their guides. This is a vacation we will remember and talk about for years to come.

CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip

Answer: The Great Wall trip. We had pleanty of time to explore it and get a real sense of history and size, the canal trip was an excellent look into the lives of local people, I loved the opprotunities to walk in the parks and see the people exercising, dancing, and just enjoying the time out with family. It's more interesting to me to see how people live than look at artifacts in glass display cases.

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

Answer: George Li is amazing! The man's untiring attention to detail, his ability to shepherd us around and maintain a pleasant attitude with a real sense of humor was amazing and very much apprecited. It was a subject that several of us in the group talked about. George Li managed to quickly become not just a guide but a trusted and well liked friend showing us his country with a real sense of pride and joy.

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

Answer: If you want travel that is more than a get away or an escape, if you want to experience China instead of simply see it, let China Spree show you the way. It's time and money well spent and the journey will enrich you well beyond the tour.
 
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Richard, Iowa
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
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!
 
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Colette, Florida
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My expectations of China were far exceeded with the help of China Spree. A seasoned traveler I have experienced the best and worst of exotic locations. I would rank China Spree at the top of my list in terms of making you feel comfortable, keeping you informed, providing superb accommodations, an excellent menu, sites to see, etc....for such a young company they do a tremendous job and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a guide while in China...

CS: What did you like about this trip?

Answer: The whole trip was fascinating....nothing was NOT fun!

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

Answer: I would give Amber a 10. she was so helpful, willing to help, always wanted to listen to what you had to say and just a delight to have. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Have an open mind....it is a very different culture from the west.
 
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Clint William, Oregon
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our (I and my honeymoon wife, Barbara) first overseas guided tour. The trip was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. One I would highly recommend. We saw many of China’s treasures, monuments and interesting and informative factory tours where our guide was helpful in the sales transactions.. Our guide, Lisa, was the very best. Add to this the excellent coach drivers. The camaraderie which built among our tour guide and eighteen of us created one happy family. All of which resulted in a tour which went far beyond our highest expectations. The tour (honeymoon for us) was a great, reasonable in cost, and one to treasure.

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

Answer: Before they finalize a trip to China, they should check with what China Spree has to offer.
 
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Gustave J, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This was our (I and my honeymoon wife, Barbara) first overseas guided tour. The trip was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. One I would highly recommend. We saw many of China's treasures, monuments and interesting and informative factory tours where our guide was helpful in the sales transactions.. Our guide, Lisa, was the very best. Add to this the excellent coach drivers. The camaraderie which built among our tour guide and eighteen of us created one happy family. All of which resulted in a tour which went far beyond our highest expectations. The tour (honeymoon for us) was a great, reasonable in cost, and one to treasure.

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

Answer: Every day was well orchestrated by Lisa, our terrific guide, and filled with history, Chinese lessons, and interesting anecdotes. We were also entertained by Lisa teaching us the 'Watermelon" Taichi. Lisa is definitely a 10!

CS: What would you like to say to potential travelers to China?

Answer: Before they finalize a trip to China, they should check with what China Spree has to offer!
 
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Gustave Jules, Maryland
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Happy New Year to everyone at China Spree. Remembering our experiences in China do put a smile on our faces.
 
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John J & Susan E, Wisconsin
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I travelled on the Middle Kingdom Tour with Chinaspree in April 2009 and had a really wonderful time. The tour was well organized, the hotels, food and sightseeing were great. Our national guide Kevin was extremely helpful, kept us entertained with stories and anecdotes and made us feel like family. I would recommend Chinaspree to all tourists who want to visit China.
 
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Sushama, North Carolina
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My husband and I both loved our Middle Kingdom trip with China Spree and will recommend this trip to our friends. We saw and did a great variety of things, from visits to several World Heritage Sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terra Cotta army, to having lunch at a small Hutong home; from seeing big urban centers like Bejing and Shanghai, to seeing the intimate gardens at Suzhou; from seeing priceless art objects at the Shanghai museum to shopping for simple folk art crafts at the Old Shanghai Bazaar. I had several memorable interactions with local people including dancing with local women, helping to stretch silk for a silk quilt, and trying to knot silk in the production of a silk rug. Our guide was excellent and spoke perfect English. Every day was packed full of adventure. This trip exceeded our expectations in every way.
 
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Ron & Connie -- Morgantown West Virginia
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Dear China Spree, Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful and enjoyable tour. Our tour of the Middle Kingdom in February 2009 was absolutely fantastic and was one of the best and most memorable trips we have ever had. As seasoned travelers, that is saying a lot! We have been raving about our trip ever since we got back a few days ago. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our trip, from the sites we saw, to the great hotels, and the delicious meals we had. The highlight of the trip for us was our wonderful national guide, Ming Li. She was so extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and organized. As far as we are concerned, Ming Li is one of the greatest treasures of China! We highly recommend China Spree and would definitely love to go another China Spree tour in the future. Thanks again!

Q: What did you like about this trip?
A: We loved how well organized this trip was and how we were able to see all of the major sites in the areas we visited. We also loved the vast amount of information our tour guide, Ming Li, shared with us not only about the sites, but also regarding Chinese culture and language. It helped us to have a fuller appreciation of what we were seeing.

Q: What tour arrangements or scenic spots are unnecessary to be included in the itinerary?
A: We can't think of any places that were unnecessary, and were happy with all of the tour arrangements and hotels we stayed in.

Q: Things that impressed you most on this trip.
A: How professional and knowledgeable our tour guide was and how organized she was.

Q: Comment regarding your Tour Manager. A: A scale of 1 to 10 is too limiting. Ming Li deserves a 100! She was absolutely fantastic and made the trip so enjoyable for all of us.


Megan & Randy

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

12-Day The Middle Kingdom tour
 
 
 
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Megan & Randy, Colorado
12-Day The Middle Kingdom, February, 2009
 

 
My husband, and I, have travelled extensively. No where have we enjoyed such incredibly good value for our money. The days were filled with interesting sightseeing. The evenings were spent in very good hotels. The best part was our caring, warm and competent national guide. We will never forget her, as she made our trip one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives.
 
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Arthur & Andrea, New Jersey
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Just returned from The Middle Kingdom Tour -- and cannot say enough great things about China and ChinaSpree. Trip was good -- far, far exceeded my expectations. Other than 13+ hours on the plane, absolutely everything was great. The hotels were all excellent; (wait til you see the Skyway Landis in Shanghai!); the food fun, filling and interesting (one of the very best meals was at the home in the Hutong!); the local guides were all excellent, friendly, informative. We were really shown all the best highlights -- the bus was comfy -- the drivers very good (which they have to be to drive in China!). Our afternoon at the Great Wall was just amazing -- it is almost mystical. All the arrangements by ChinaSpree were done; we never had any delays, or problems checking into/out of hotels; our meals were all ready when we arrived; the local guides were all at hand. Excellent! Now a word about our National Guide (Ming Li) -- she was absolutely, postiively THE BEST!!! Totally professional, attentive to every request, and great fun! She really made the trip as close to perfect as it could be. I've traveled on several other tours -- and Ming was by far the best guide ever. She is a true asset to ChinaSpree. I would without hesitation recommend ChinaSpree to anyone planning to travel in China. You certainly cannot match the price -- or the services received!

Q:What would you like to say to potential China Spree travelers?
Travel with ChinaSpree!! (And learn how to "hover" ......)
 
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Maureen -- Clinton, NJ
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
I TOLD MY WIFE BEFORE THE TRIP THAT IF THE SERVICE ON THE TOUR WAS AS GOOD AS BEFORE THE TOUR, THEN WE ARE IN FOR A TREAT. AND IT WAS ,IT EXEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS , AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THIS.
 
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MARIO CENTO -- Clermont, Florida
The Middle Kingdom tour
 

 
Our China Spree trip was one of my best travel trips. From the moment we found their web site, which is so informative, to the time we left our last stop, we had a wonderful trip. The description of the Middle Kingdom tour was exactly what we got. The national guide, Lynn Dong, was superb! She paid attention to all the little details that made our trip stress free. The trip provided a good balance between visiting historic sites and allowing free time to do your own thing.

Please comment on your tour manager.

On a scale of 1 to 10: She is 10, Lynn is so friendly, positive and cheerful. She made everyone, even the most difficult tourist, feel welcome. She paid attention to details that made our trip stressless, such as making sure we had our passports before leaving the hotel, checking her bags last to take on any of our misplaced liquids, keeping us informed of many local customs.
 
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Geralyne G -- San Bruno, CA
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My wife and I would encourage anyone to use China Spree for their trip to China! We chose the Middle Kingdom tour and China Spree exceeded our expectations in every way. Our National Guide was tremendous, ensuring we were well cared for, entertained and informed every step of the way. Our Local Guides were exceptionally knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their pride in their country with us. The itinerary was very ambitious but ensured we saw and experienced as much as possible while permitting us enough time to re-energize before our next adventure. We definitely got the maximum value for our vacation dollar! We had anticipated making only visit to China but now we hope to be able to return for other tours and are confident China Spree will take great care of us again (though they will never be able to beat the National Guide we enjoyed on this visit, 10!! Lynn showed a sincere interest in all of us. She ensured we were well taken care of, entertained and educated about what we were seeing and experiencing. And her patience is endless.).
 
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Duane & Carole Brock
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
This trip was amazing and truly a trip of a lifetime. The pictures of China do not come close to the full beauty of the architecture, surrounding and people. The price of the trip is amazing too. I searched for 3 weeks straight, every website out there for trips, and China Spree offered the most included activities, food and 4-5 star rated hotels, all at the cheapest price. I was hesitant thinking :"this is too good to be true!" It was all BETTER than imagined. I don't know how they do it, because I calculated what it would cost to do everything and the cost was way more if done ourselves and the coordination would have been grueling. They have the timing down perfectly so that you do not feel rushed, nor bored. China is so beautiful and Lynn, our national guide, made sure it was a very memorable experience. She made sure everyone's needs were satisfied and went out of her way every day to make sure everyone on her tour had a "ding ding ding how" day (very very very good day!). Examples of this is that she noticed when certain food dishes were not fully eaten compared to those that were, and would then adjust the order for next time. When some of us wanted to get silk clothing made or massages, the guides arranged this for us where we had to do nothing. The timing of the tour with the activities, including free transportation, was all arranged. I had a dress made and the tailor came to my hotel, I designed the dress and picked out the fabric, and then he was there the next night for a fitting and it was delivered the next morning - fitting and looking better than I could have imagined. My husband and I travel all of the world, and this is by far the best trip we have every taken. We highly recommend it!

Your comment on your tour manager:
This trip was amazing and truly a trip of a lifetime. China is so beautiful and Lynn, our guide, made sure it was a very memorable experience. She is not only an amazing tour guide, she is an amazing person. She made sure everyone's needs were satisfied and went out of her way every day to make sure everyone on her tour had a "ding ding ding how" day (very very very good day!).

What would you like to say to the prospective China Spree travelers?
The toilets are not as scary as they sound. Try it a few times and then you will not have to wait for the 1-2 western style toilets. Always bring wet wipes with you though. You can never take too many pictures! Bring lots of 1 dollar bills as suggested. And always negotiate unless explicitly stated you can not. The vendor may start very high - do not let this intimidate you. You can get most things such as t-shits, chopsticks in silk sleeves, hats, silk paintings for under $5/piece. Try all of the food, it better than the Chinese food in the USA - way better. I had never seen my husband eat veggies until this trip! Enjoy every moment!
 
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Kellee Frazier & Paul Welter -- Eden Prairie, Minnesota
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Just returned from The Middle Kingdom Tour -- and cannot say enough great things about China and ChinaSpree. Trip was good -- far, far exceeded my expectations. Other than 13+ hours on the plane, absolutely everything was great. The hotels were all excellent; (wait til you see the Skyway Landis in Shanghai!); the food fun, filling and interesting (one of the very best meals was at the home in the Hutong!); the local guides were all excellent, friendly, informative. We were really shown all the best highlights -- the bus was comfy -- the drivers very good (which they have to be to drive in China!). Our afternoon at the Great Wall was just amazing -- it is almost mystical. All the arrangements by ChinaSpree were done; we never had any delays, or problems checking into/out of hotels; our meals were all ready when we arrived; the local guides were all at hand. Excellent! Now a word about our National Guide (Ming Li) -- she was absolutely, postiively THE BEST!!! Totally professional, attentive to every request, and great fun! She really made the trip as close to perfect as it could be. I've traveled on several other tours -- and Ming was by far the best guide ever. She is a true asset to ChinaSpree. I would without hesitation recommend ChinaSpree to anyone planning to travel in China. You certainly cannot match the price -- or the services received!

Q:What would you like to say to potential China Spree travelers?
Travel with ChinaSpree!! (And learn how to "hover" ......)
 
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Maureen -- Clinton, NJ
12-Day The Middle Kingdom Tour   -
 

 
I don't know how China Spree fits so much in for the price. We kept waiting for a bad hotel, an awful dinner or a boring tour day. It never happened. The organization was incredible. We had plenty of time to enjoy each stop. Our guides couldn't have been friendlier or more proffesional. The small group size was just right. We had lots of laughs and new experiences.
 
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Anne Shultz -- Tucson, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
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.
 
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Pushpa Deshmukh -- Phoenix, Arizona
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
Hi Everybody, Just returned home from the most incredible tour I have ever been on..... actually, it was the first tour that I have ever taken. The only other time I have traveled internationally was when I was a contestant on The Amazing Race. (That trip was a race so not much of a tour even though it was on a whirlwind schedule.) The China Delights tour to Beijing, Souzou, Hangzou and Shanghai was fantastic! Our adorable guide, Julia Zhang, made everything perfect for us even to the point of having bottled water just when we needed it. When we were with masses of people in the points of interest, she always "brought up the rear" and kept a close eye on the stragglers so that no one was ever "missing". Any of you who have been to China know that the shopping and street vendors are everywhere and most of us have a tendency to wander if we see something we can’t live without. The hotels were fab! I am a concierge in a 5 star hotel and I can attest to these being 4 star, even by USA standards. Every hotel had a concierge who was most helpful with the language barrier and directions. The food was great and my only complaint was that there was too much of it. My traveling partner, Betty, and I even found some good Chinese wine, Great Wall, that we couldn’t get enough of. I want to go again, soon!
 
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Peggy Kuhn -- Jeffersonville, Indiana
12-Day China Delights
 

 
Our first trip to China was a wonderful experience thanks to China Spree. The guides were fantastic. They were always willing to share information about the sights, history, culture and traditions. Everything was very organized and ran smoothly allowing us to see as much as possible in a short amount of time.
 
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John and Kristin -- New Jersey
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
We just returned from a 11-day tour on the Middle Kingdom. We would highly recommend China Spree to anyone considering visiting China. You will be pleased beyond your expectations with the tour and accomodations afforded us. The sights are amazing. What you have seen pictures of in books cannot compare to seeing them in person. The Great Wall and to actually walk on it is an experience you will never forget. The terra Cotta soldiers in Xian is beyond belief. The tour guide (LYNN) we had the entire 11 days was wonderful beyond words. If China is on your itinerary we would highly recommend China Spree.

Words cannot express how wonderful LYNN was from beginning to the end of the tour. She was most helpful in all aspects of our trip, from teaching us Chinese to local customs. She made us feel at home like one of the family. We could ask her anything and she would find an answer for us. She is what made out trip one to remember always and should we ever go on another tour we would like to have LYNN. We rate LYNN 10 PLUS , she is the GREATEST...
 
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Joe and Rosemary Gregurich -- Sanford, North Carolina
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
The Middle Kingdom tour is very well done. You always feel comfortable and secure. The places we saw were awesome, from the Great Wall, to the Terra Cotta Warriors, to the buildings of Shanghaii. The small group(16) we traveled with became like family which made things even more enjoyable. Our guides were not only knowledgable but also had a good sense of humor. We would recommend ChiaSpree to anyone interested in a very fine China trip.
 
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Christopher Rossillo -- Ballston Spa, New York
12-Day The Middle Kingdom
 

 
My wife and I took the Middle Kiingdom Tour in June 2006 and we both agree that it is the best trip we have taken. The sites are magnificient. The local guides were excellent. The hotels were top notch. And we had seating front and center at the shows. We didn't know we were VIPs until we took this trip. When we tallked about what we would do different if we were starting over, the only thing we thought we should have done is select a longer trip so we could go to a couple more cities. We will probably go back and when we do we will call China Spree.
 
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Bryan & Carrie Baugh --Brigham City, Utah
12-day The Middle Kingdom Tour
 

 
Good Morning Lily, Helen, Wilson...

Harry Tucker and I returned from our China Spree Middle Kingdom trip one month ago and I apologize for the delay in giving you some feedback. We had a delightful time, and a most memorable experience. We marvel at how much value we received. The flight accommodations were superb, the hotels far exceeded our expectations, the tours were well planned, informative and well paced, the local guides were well informed and helpful. The greatest plus of the entire trip was the national tour director, Bill Huang. He took a personal interest in meeting all needs of each tour participant. He was timely in his conduct and organization of the tour, added special insight to the information from the local guides, set a positive mood with his humor and personality and, in short, was simply outstanding. He was the best I have ever experienced. I do trust this assessment of Bill will find its way to his direct organizational report and that he will be properly accommodated. Again, he is a credit to your organization and a marvelous ambassador of China. We have and will continue to recommend your company to others (and hopefully will be in Bill's group) who have an interest in travel to China. Again, a heartfelt "thank you" to your entire organization for a job superbly well done.
 
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Wayne Heatherly -- Knoxville, Tennessee
The Middle Kingdom tour
 

 
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.
 
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Ines Alicea -- Alexandria, Virginia
12-Day The Middle Kingdom  
 

 
China Spree provided us with an exceptional tour for the price. The informative guides brought the Chinese culture and history alive from ancient history right back up to the present. The cultural events were very interesting and costumes beautiful. I especially liked the way China Spree let us experience not only how the emperors lived, but also allowed us to see how the local present day people go about their days. We ate at a local residence and traveled by rickshaw though the local streets to see more of the current day Beijing. Our hotels were modern, clean and tastefully decorated. Our rooms - well equiped for our comfort with everything from bathrobes and slippers to toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, soaps and shampoos. I think China Spree did a wonderful job taking care of us and filling our days with adventure. I highly recommend this company.
 
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Sue Belair -- Cato, Wisconsin
12-Day The Middle Kingdom  
 

 
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