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About Lead to China
Lead to China creates private China tours for leisure travelers, heritage tours for adoptive families, and tailor-made journeys for the discerning traveler. We are always confident to offer you a lifetime China travel, exactly around your needs and budgets.
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JamesAndi M wrote a review Feb 2020
Saint Joseph, MO9 contributions3 helpful votes
We used Lead to China for a visit to our children's orphanage. We chose them because they were able to accommodate our request for a simple orphanage visit - morning only, at a reasonable price. No one else was able to even come close to accommodating this request or matching/beating their price. The paperwork we had to do ahead of time was reasonable and well explained, the communication was fantastic, and everything went absolutely seamless for our orphanage visit. Our guide, Shirley, was wonderful. She went above and beyond to make sure our kids got to see/learn what they wanted to learn about their finding places and the orphanage, and even inquired further than we had thought to and was able to connect us with more information about one of our kids than we thought existed! I highly recommend Lead to China, and especially Shirley, to anyone looking to visit their child's orphanage while in China.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Phil H wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia105 contributions63 helpful votes
We were in Xiamen for one day whilst on a cruise and arranged a tor of Xiamen with Lead to China Tours. Booking the tour ws easy and Lead to China were great in organising everything. Jane our guide met us on time at the cruise terminal and spent the day showing us around her home city. Jane was great, informative and clearly proud of her home. Highly recommend
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JoshP wrote a review Jan 2020
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Lisa at Lead to China organized an amazing two week private tour for us. She took all of the things we wanted to do into account and planned a great itinerary. We were picked up at every airport and train station. She found us good hotels, took care of all of our internal travel and activities. And she organized a wonderful visit to our daughters orphanage in Hanzhong, which is well off the normal tourist trail - including a day driving out into the country to her finding site. We had excellent guides all along the way -especially Celine, who handled our time in Hanzhong and went above and beyond to provide us with an amazing experience - including escorting us dinner in the evenings since none of the restaurants in the area spoke any English. Thank you Celine!! It was an incredibly memorable experience, and Lisa and everyone at Lead To China did an amazing job of also making it stress free - which is saying a lot when you're travelling with three teenagers!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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John S wrote a review Nov 2019
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Fantastic itinerary arranged for us by Lisa. Besides visiting our daughter's home area (Nanchang/Gao'an), we toured Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. Xi'an was especially delightful. Beyond the Terra Cotta Warriors, it is a lovely city. The guides were personable and animated. Kevin, Zoe, Mary & Jennifer each exhibited enthusiasm for their city, and treated us with warmth and kindness. They also communicated with each other to make our travel from city to city as seamless as possible. Even the drivers, especially Lou and Andy, were friendly and engaging. Many thanks to all of them for contributing so much to our ten days! We found Lead to China well worth the price. Because of their service and coordination we were able to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of China. We highly recommend this agency.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TravelinMom138 wrote a review Nov 2019
Baltimore, Maryland20 contributions8 helpful votes
Lead to China arranged a private visit to the city where our daughter lived before we adopted her. We had a private driver and English-speaking guide for the whole day, from pick-up to drop-off at the railway station. We met the orphanage director who had brought our daughter to us in Nanning, toured the orphanage (rebuilt since our daughter was there), amazing, enormous lunch at the orphanage, and - highlight of our trip - they managed to track down our daughter's foster family, who cared for her for an entire year. They met us at the orphanage and brought photos from when our daughter lived with them. They were so warm and open - it was amazing to be able to meet and spend so much of the with them. This was truly the highlight of our 2 1/2 week trip to China. Our guide was from the area and spoke wonderful English. The whole experience was better than we could have imagined! We had wanted to visit our daughter's city and orphanage, but did not want to do a canned "heritage tour" (group tours aren't our thing), so this was perfect for us.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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