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“Private Tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chingqing, Yantze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour

China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour
Room 212, Building 6, No.11 Huixian Road, Guilin 541004, China
0773-5854000
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Ranked #1 of 31 Activities in Guilin
5.0 of 5 stars 117 Reviews
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Guilin, famed as "the finest scenery under heaven", is one of the regions you must visit in China. Guilin is excellent for either a leisurely vacation or an outdoor adventure. Picturesque Li River flows through Guilin and Yangshuo, with fascinating Karst peaks along the way. The magnificent Longji Rice Terraces in the minority mountain area of Longsheng has never failed to amaze its visitors.
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“Private Tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chingqing, Yantze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We had a trip of a life time to China planned and organized immaculately by China Odessey Tours and specifically by Mr. Reinself Wei, our tour consultant. He arranged a private tour for us to match our designated time frame and based on places we wanted to visit. He also made valuable recommendations to see many fascinating attractions in each city we visited. The whole arrangement was made by email correspondence within a week or two. The quick replies we received each morning from Mr. Wei and the manner in which he accommodated our every wish was truly incredible. It was simply a pleasure to work with him. And of course once our trip started, everything that happened surpassed our expectation. Upon our arrival in each city, wonderful tour guides were waiting to take us to our hotels by private cars with bottles of cold water already waiting for us in the cars or vans. Our tour guides in the five or six locations that we visited were extremely friendly with excellent command of the English language. They made us feel very welcomed and treated us like royalty. We would like in particular to mention our tour guides in Beijing, Amanda, and in Guilin, Lewis, who went out of their way to make sure we saw, learned, and enjoyed our visits as much as possible. Hotels were all truly five star with fantastic service. The Hilton in Xian, Shangri-La in Guilin, and Westin in the Bund in Shanghai were amazing, as was the cruise ship Gold 7 on Yangtze river.

It was simply a dream trip. Thanks to China Odyssey Tour Company and Mr. Reinself Wei.

Visited April 2013
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Mehran L,

Thanks for very much for taking time to post a warm review on Trip Advisor, which is a big publicity for us. We are pleased to see you are satisfied with our customized and private tour, the tour guides and the hotels. Your satisfaction is our goal.

You are also appreciated for mentioning the hotels you stayed in China, a good reference for those who seek five star hotels during their China trips.

You review has been shared with my team members. All of us are happy that you enjoyed your trip with us.Welcome you back on your next trip to China!

Best regards,
Sophie Lu
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“Amazing trip with China Odyssey Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a specific time period to visit China. Unlike other operators, China Odyssey was able create a customized itinerary that included private tours in Guilin, Xian and Beijing. The tour included an English speaking guide, van and driver in each location for the four of us. They also handled all the hotel and flight arrangements. Everything went smoothly. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke superb English. To better experience the culture, we ate at local restaurants (which were recommended by our guides). We had a fantastic time as China Odyssey Tours exceeded our expectations! Thanks Shelly!

Visited April 2013
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Tom R,

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the customized itinerary and private tours. It’s also great to see you enjoyed the local restaurants and better experienced local culture. I’ve shared with all staff in COT. Shelly also brought you her greetings.

Do let us know when you plan your next trip to China. It would be our great pleasure to welcome you back.

Best Regards,
Sophie Lu
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“Stunning landscapes and good times with China Odyssey Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We just returned from our travels in Southeast Asia and China. China Odyssey Tours arranged all the details for our stays in Hong Kong, Guilin, Xi'an, and Beijing. COT made travel in China so easy for us. We were greeted at the airport in each city by an English speaking tour guide who took care of our every need. Each guide went above and beyond our expectations to be sure that everything went smoothly and our every need was satisfied. They each made special arrangements for us to be sure we had vegetarian options wherever we ate while touring. I also would like to add that each guide was very well trained and had received their university degrees in the field of tourism with certification credentials.
Our guide in Guilin, Roy, was such a pleasure to be with. He is a nice young man who gave us a wonderful experience in this beautiful region of China. We had lots of laughs and learned so much about the history of this region and about the ethnic groups residing in villages nearby. Thanks for a memorable time in your beautiful city.

Visited March 2013
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear BellaShell,

Thanks for providing positive review about your Guilin tour on Trip Advisor. We are glad to know you had a wonderful time in Guilin. As you mentioned, the landscape of Guilin is truly stunning with crystal water and interesting limestone peaks. Many ethnic minorities live here. Hope we can show you more when you return next time. I’ve shared this review with all staff. Your tour guide Roy sent his greetings to you. Looking forward to your next trip to China!

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Sophie Lu
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“China Odyssey is a great tour operator - Xian & acrobats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were staying in Shanghai and wanted to go to Xian for the day. This seemed easy enough but on reading the reviews of some of the tour companies I was a little worried. It seemed that we could expect to spend some time at the attractions which would be cut short to visit shops which we really didn't want to do. China Odyssey had received good reviews in Trip Advisor but didn't appear to offer this day trip but I wrote to them and was thrilled that they could do it. They didn't pick us up from our hotel in Shanghai as some of them offered to but would meet us at Xian airport. It was easy enough to get a taxi to the airport anyway. Stella was our guide and she was quite wonderful. She told us enough to make it interesting but not too much for there to be overload. They organized for us to cycle on the city wall (which I really recommend), we went to a nice restaurant for lunch, saw the pagoda from the outside, and finished with the terracotta soldiers which were the highlight.
China Odyssey also organized acrobat show tickets for us (we gave the money to Stella in Xian). Barbara waited for us at the theatre, and showed us to our seats. The acrobat show is well worth doing.
Leila was a pleasure to deal with. She replied quickly, her emails included all the information I needed, and had different options to pay.
I would definitely use China Odyssey again.

Visited March 2013
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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear JJRae,

Thank you for sharing your travel experience on Trip Advisor! Your detailed review will let more travelers know about Xi’an and our company!
Our aim is to delight every customer every time, through outstanding personalized service, fantastic products, and amazing destinations. So we are really glad to hear that you did have a wonderful time in with us. No exaggeration to say, you have seen the best of Xi’an – the city wall, the Terracotta Warriors and the Wild Goose Pagoda, etc.

I’ve shared your delightful comment with all staffs in COT, Stella and Leila asked me to give her regards to you!

Thanks for your trust and support! We sincerely hope you back to China to explore more!

Regards
Sophie Lu
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“China Odyssey Tours Far Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Do not hesitate to book services with this travel company, China Odyssey Tours. My husband and I had already booked Airline tickets and hotels for our first trip to Asia. My husband was a little nervous about traveling in Cambodia and so we booked tour guide services with China Odyssey Tours. We are SO GLAD we did.
Before we left Hong Kong for Phnom Penh we got emails and phone calls from the company checking in and checking on us.
Our guide in Phnom Penh was Mr. Chanseng, a very knowledgeable young man
who spoke excellent English. He brought a driver with him and navigated the ins and outs and ticketing, etc of Phnom Penh.. His service and knowledge was excellent. And because he guided just my husband and myself we saw and learned more than we ever could have on our own.
In Siem Reap the tour coordinator met us at the hotel and checked in with us when we arrived. Our tour started the next morning and our tour guide Mr. Vannak picked us up at ou hotel in the morning with a driver and a Lexus SUV. So although you can bike or tuk tuk to many of the temples, we rode in air conditioned comfort. We were in Siem Reap in mid-Feb and it was hot and humid with temperatures in the 90 + degrees fahrenheit. Our guide navigated the ins and outs of ticketing, lines, etc, he spoke excellent English, was easy to understand, and shared a wealth of knowledge. When we finished touring a temple the driver would meet us with the car, cold bottled water, and a cold face cloth. We saw and learned much more than we could have if we had made other arrangements. With the SUV we saw we able to travel easily and see more of the countryside. This was an excellent service from beginning to end with daily contact from the tour company to make sure everything was going well. Again because it was just my husband and I on the tour we went at our pace and just had a fabulous trip.
I am writing this review in case anyone out there is wondering if they should book a tour/tour guide ahead of time with this company. My advice is YES. Of course it will be a bit more expensive, but for us it was well worth it!

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ChinaOdysseyTour, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours-Guilin Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Mary T,

Thank you so much for your positive comments on Trip Advisor here!

It's always nice to hear our clients praise our attentive service and also mention our travel consultant’s name. It was a pleasure to organize this tour holiday for your group. I am glad to know you all enjoy your time with us.

Thank again for your recommendation. We will keep working hard and provide quality service and prices. Don’t forget to let us know when you return to China or Indochina, and we hope to see and serve you again.

Regards,
Sophie

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