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Apr 2024

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Classic China

Since I love ancient history, Beijing and Xian were awesome! Am not a city person, so the last minute add-on of the water town near Shanghai was most enjoyed. Highl...

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Jeanne Maniscalco

Apr 2024

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Classic China

The China tour was amazing. Much to surprise and joy there was a good amount of walking. It’s helpful to keep in mind that visiting places like the Great Wall, Ter...

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Apr 2024

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Classic China

Too short- 10 days minus 2 travel days, so this itinerary is just 8 days. Then travel days to different cities, you lost a day at the airport. A lot to see, a lot of...

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Andrew

Oct 2015

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Overall, the trip was excellent. This was

Overall, the trip was excellent. This was my first time with Intrepid but I have taken several similar trips (Tucan). The tour leader (Kris) was excellent and the ac...

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Anne

Sep 2015

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Emma was an excellent group leader- very

Emma was an excellent group leader- very friendly, helpful and polite. We really liked her suggested restaurant and activity recommendations and felt that they were ...

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Steve

Sep 2015

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Excellent Guide. Good Itinerary.

Excellent Guide. Good Itinerary.

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Benita

Sep 2015

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A well put together itinerary from Intrepid

A well put together itinerary from Intrepid and my tour guide Emma Guo was fantastic. She made herself available to the group 24 hours with added information on loca...

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Cornelia

Sep 2015

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I had a amazing time during this

I had a amazing time during this trip. China Experience is a very good to see a lot of spots in China. That only negative point was that we couldn't see the Forbidde...

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May 2024

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Walk the Great Wall + Xian

Our tour leader wanted to do a good job, but his English skills are not that good. He often failed to communicate clearly or sufficiently with us. He didn't tell m...

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Andrew

Apr 2024

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Walk the Great Wall + Xian

China is a phenomenal destination and everyone should go to dispel all the negative stereotypes that are thrown at us by a right wing media. The Wall reminds one th...

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OM

Aug 2019

Provided byG Adventures

DO NOT GO!!! Worst Tour Ever!

Poorly-chosen itinerary. Crappy hotels with no air-conditioning, broken fridges, clogged showers, and smoked-through "non-smoking" rooms. No meals, no transport: you...

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OM

Aug 2019

Provided byG Adventures

DO NOT GO!!! Worst Tour Ever!

Poorly-chosen itinerary. Crappy hotels with no air-conditioning, broken fridges, clogged showers, and smoked-through "non-smoking" rooms. No meals, no transport: you...

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May 2024

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Best of China with Yangtze Cruise

This trip was fabulous. Our travel director Kevin brought the history and culture of China alive for us through his extensive knowledge, attention to detail, unfail...

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Anonymous

Aug 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Annapurna Circuit

This trip was excellent-the first Himalayan experience, a highly thought-of trek through brilliant mountain and remote scenery in mostly ideal weather conditions ...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Amazing trekking experience.

Namaste! When we decided to book this trek we considered several things - costing, availability, timings and fitness level; and upon reflection, we chose the right...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Beyond Expectations

An absolutely amazing trip. Nepal is such a beautiful country with very beautiful, kind and open people, and this trips opens a door into this culture. I have been...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Annapurna circuit

I have just returned from a very exciting three week trip to Annapurna circuit. Every day was different and full of adventure. With excellent guide in Gum, we all ...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Annapurna circuit group winter trek

A trek that shows Nepal from the city to the mountains. Watch the landscape, people, villages, food and animals change as you climb from the city, to subalpine, to...

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Anonymous

Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Annapurna Circuit

Fantastic trip. Great people, scenery, culture and views. Very well organised and was very well looked after by trip leader and whole exodus team. Visiting poon hil...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look For in China Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country - however in China it’s a bit of a different story.

Negative or lower rated reviews for China tours often bring up the culture shock - though most have a positive word to say about their tour guide and the trip itinerary in general. So in the case of China reviews, the tour itself may have been enjoyable but the country was different than expected.

As you read China reviews, consider that China - while a wonderful country with amazing history and people - can be very challenging for travelers, particularly western travelers.

The language barrier is one of the primary reasons that traveling with a local guide is essential in China. They are invaluable for keeping things calm in the often crowded and confusing areas you visit, make sure you find things to eat that you’ll enjoy, and can also help you experience more rural countryside regions, that would be extremely difficult to navigate independently if you don’t speak the language.

That said, while most guides in China speak english, sometimes their accent will be thick and difficult to understand. This can be quite frustrating for some and possibly lead to a lower review score. Be sure to take this into account as you read China tour reviews.

Accommodations in China may also be quite different in terms of comfort level, depending on where in the country you’re traveling, and the tour style. Many China tours feature overnight trains, which can be quite an experience - not always super comfortable.

Homestays and local hotels are very common on China tour itineraries, and these too aren’t every travelers cup of tea. Be prepared with an open mind and adventurous spirit, ready to learn about a very different culture from your own.

If you want a professional take on traveling in China, see the Travelstride China Guide »