China Trip Planning—Is this Trip Right for You?

Most westerners travel to China only once in their lifetime. China Spree want to ensure you have all the resources in planning your dream vacation. Please read the following information regarding the level of activity you can expect, your physical requirements, trip destination information, tour pacing and meal arrangements specific to this China trip.

Physical Requirements:

This multi-city and cruise package tour is moderately paced and includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking. It is suitable for an average level of physical fitness, but is not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. The tour itinerary does involve sightseeing on foot, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing of stairs, and Dis/embark between moving pontoons, docks and boats, sometimes without handrail or assistance. To fully participate in this tour, you must be able to complete some long days of touring with minimal breaks. The departures for this winter special tour cover a period from late autumn (November) to early spring (March), when the temperature in Beijing and Xian varies from 20 F at night to as high as 60 F at noon. The weather could be cold and you may need to walk on slippery surfaces due to weather conditions such as rain and possibly even snow. Though it doesn't happen every day, there could be smog in Beijing or somewhere during the winter season (usually from November to early March). If you have a serious pulmonary problem you might want to reconsider a winter trip. For other popular tours in regular tour seasons (April to October), please click here.

Climate & Terrain:

Read more about the climate of cities on this China tour.

China Visa Required:

U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling to China must have a valid passport and a visa obtained prior to entering the country. Please read Passport & China Visa for the complete information including answers to ALL your questions about VISA to China. Download China Visa Instructions.

Flight Schedule:

This China cruise tour package comprises of air travel segments using commercial flights with airlines, such as Air China. This is NOT a chartered flight and therefore the passage contract and your air tickets, once issued, shall constitute the sole agreements between you and the airline(s), and are subject to terms and conditions specified by the airlines.

Please download Flight Schedule, and make sure to read All About Flights section for further information of baggage allowance, mileage, and seating & dietary request, etc. Also read more about Air Travel and Frequently Asked Questions.

Group Size & Tour Guides:

The average group size of this tour is between 10-16. We do not have limitations on the maximum group size. A minimum of 10 is required for a guaranteed departure. A National guide is assigned when the group size is 10 passengers or more.

Document Delivery:

Your final travel documents will be sent to you about 2 weeks prior to departure. If passports are included, then a signature will be required upon delivery. In the packet, you will find your air itinerary with your electronic air ticket number (e-ticket), the final tour itinerary, Know Before You Go, China hotel and emergency contact, and other important information for your China tour. If your address is a PO Box, then we must send your package via the US Postal Service. Note: the documents for all travelers registered in the same reservation form will be sent to that address unless we are notified otherwise. You can change your mailing address in the Member Area up to 30 days prior to your tour departure. Once the documents are sent it is impossible for China Spree to reroute it to a different address. Prior to delivery, you will receive an email notice with shipment tracking information. Documents delivered to outside the continental U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) will incur an additional delivery charge of $40 if sent by courier service.