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Imperial Tours offers private and customized group tours combining local expertise with the high service and quality levels expected by sophisticated travelers. We offer two types of bespoke vacations. “Ultimate China” is for those seeking a...more
Wanguocheng 2-2004, Xiangheyuan Lu 1, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100028, China
Our tour traveled to the Great Wall for a birthday lunch for myself and my son. This was my first trip to China and also the first tour so I was a little apprehensive about the day. Our guide Leon arrived promptly and proceeded to...More
Our guide did not carry water, have umbrellas for the sun, sited facts not stories and was just not fun. The van they put is for hours was poor and did not have seats that reclined. In the service description they said we would have...More
2 Thank walterfscottiii
Guy R, Owner at Imperial Tours: Private and Group Itineraries, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018
Dear Mr Scott,
We are sorry you did not enjoy your tour in Beijing as much as your experiences in Xi'an.
In Beijing, both the extreme heat of August and the rain it precipitated made it difficult to provide services there. The rain meant that...More
We traveled to China for three weeks with Imperial. We wonder if there is another comparable tour company in the world...if so we have not found it. Our tour several years ago was with the best guides, the best hotels, the best personalized service, the...More
3 Thank travelbuddy2010_10
margot k, Manager at Imperial Tours: Private and Group Itineraries, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2015
I'm sorry we set the bar so high, making it tough for you to find a comparable experience elsewhere in the world. I think the solution to this dilemma would be to do a return trip to China with Imperial Tours! We look forward to...More
I have travel the world with a variety of tour operators, especially geared toward photography, since I am a Nature Photographer. That being said, I do enjoy cultural photography as well.
Imperial Tours not only put my tour together based upon my travel preferences regarding...More
4 Thank NickiG555
Guy R, Owner at Imperial Tours: Private and Group Itineraries, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2015
Dear Nicki, Thanks so much for posting such a great review for Imperial Tours. We're delighted you so enjoyed your second trip to China, and look forward to the third!
We did a 2 day tour with Imperial tours in Shanghai. This is a well organised company offering unique experiences. We started with a 3 hour Bund tour with Patrick Cranley and it one of the best things we have ever done. Patrick is an...More
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Guy R, Owner at Imperial Tours: Private and Group Itineraries, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to send in this terrific review. Please do return to explore more of this wonderful country as you have time, and please do tell your friends about how amazing China can be.
As I have traveled with Imperial twice in the past few years, to China and Tibet...
I feel they are the best of the best in this market. I also, being a China Specialist, have traveled in China with other land operators. What makes Imperial...More
We booked a personal tour with imperial for my wife and 2 children (ages 17 and 10). On the first day in our hotel there were boards games and a personalized workbook for my 10 year old to learn about china. The tour guides were...More
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Guy R, Owner at Imperial Tours: Private and Group Itineraries, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our services. We're certainly delighted you enjoyed your time in China.
Managing Partner, Imperial Tours
Just came back from China and This was the best trip we ever had...imperial Has knowledable guides in each city and sent us with a host who travels with you all the time. Every tour was memorable and our host anticipated every need. Every meal...More
We first used Imperial Tours in 2007 for a three week trip to China with our family and had an absolutely incredible experience, with entry into many sites not open to the public. Our local guides were fantastic -- friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Recently we...More
My wife and I have traveled on bi-annual trips out of the country for almost 40 years and many have been memorable. When I reflect on a place, tours, hotels, restaurants, or individual experiences, only a few memories really standout. Not so with Imperial Tours....More
Thanks for your inquiry. I am not able to paste html links in this answer. Therefore, assuming you are based in North America please could you phone our San Francisco office at 888 888 1970 and ask them about the possibility... More
Thanks for your inquiry. I am not able to paste html links in this answer. Therefore, assuming you are based in North America please could you phone our San Francisco office at 888 888 1970 and ask them about the possibility of joining the first half of our Majestic Tour. Please note that because of our unerring focus on quality, our small group tour comes in at a higher price than most.
Best wishes for the new year, Guy
You could join the first half of one of our group tours, but I can't send you the internet link because of restrictions that Tripadvisor set for these responses. Please therefore could you contact our office at 888 888 1970... More
You could join the first half of one of our group tours, but I can't send you the internet link because of restrictions that Tripadvisor set for these responses. Please therefore could you contact our office at 888 888 1970 and Margot or Lisa will assist you. Sorry in the delay in this reponse. Regards, Guy