We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Asian Adventure”
Review of The China Guide

The China Guide
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Old Beijing Walking Day Tour: Dashilan Shops, Lunch, and Foot Spa...
Ranked #29 of 387 Tours in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The China Guide creates private, customized China tours. With our Western-style travel sense and passion for Chinese culture and history, let us send you on a journey you will never forget.
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Asian Adventure”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

In March of this year we did a cruise which included Beijing and Shanghai. Rather than pay the very expensive prices of the ships tours we decided to use the China Guide. We were very impressed with the flexibility they provide, allowing us to decide exactly where we wanted to go and where we wanted to stay. Our tour in Beijing was excellent - could not have asked for more. We were late off the ship so time was a bit tight but we managed to see everything we wanted and a little bit more. The guide, Fiona, was brilliant, cheerful, helpful and full of information. We saw the main sites and enjoyed every minute of it. it was a 2 day tour finishing at the great wall. We managed, thanks to Fiona, to miss the queues and this saved a lot of time. We also used China Guide for Shanghai. This was a larger group and our guide Andy coped well with some slightlfy diffcult members. Again the sites were amazing and we saw everything we wanted and a bit more.

The China Guide office staff, particularly Yan Ban who dealt with our tours, were very helpful and the correspondence, by e-mail, was very quick. We found it best to contact in the mornings and they often got back to us within a couple of hours. The prices come down the more people are on the tour and if others, outsiders, want to join in they will ask if you are happy with this so you have a lot of control over the size of your group and what you do. RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY TO ANYONE WANTING TO SEE THE LOVELY SITES OF CHINA.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank sbdell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

515 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“professional trip”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hi,booked china guide after reading reviews.We wanted trips from the ship,Volendam ,to Beijing and Shanghai and someone on cruise critic said china guide was good.It was a lovely experience,from the moment we entered into email contact with them they were very proffessional and the suggested tours what we wanted,we changed some of their suggestions for others of our own and there was no problem with this.As it was cheaper to have more people on the tour we ended up with 4 couples,as we thought 8 was enough to enjoy the trip and hopefully make new friends.They have the payment process sorted out perfectly for individuals and it all went well.They arrived on time and the guide,Jerry and our driver Mr lou were excellent,meals they took us to were the best chinese food we had eaten for a long while and the hotel we stayed in in Beijing,Jade Garden was excellent too.Thankyou China Guide and if we are your way again we will be in contact.

Visited March 2013
Thank dunnitall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We had a two day tour in Beijing with overnight stay , thanks for a excellent tour our guide Fiona was great and went out off her way to please us, great sites pity we were pushed for time...

Visited March 2013
Thank shaggie38
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tours from cruise ship in Beijing and Shanghai”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

A group of us from the cruise ship Ms Volendam used The China Guide for trips in Shanghai and an overnight stay in Beijing. Yan organised our trips in both cities. We were picked up at the ports on arrival. Our guides, Erik in Beijing and Winnie in Shanghai were excellent and really looked after us. In Shanghai we went to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang water town where the ships tours didn't go. They missed a wonderful place to visit, recommend a trip there. Our hotel in Beijing was comfortable,quiet,clean and right in the heart of the city.
Thank you to all for making our tours in China a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this tour company for excursions from your cruise ship and at a fraction of the cost of the ships tours.

Visited March 2013
4 Thank mints22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wheeling, West Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Wall Hike”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Found The China Guide on the web recommended by a major travel book company. Contacted them and selected our hike on the Jinshanling to Simanti section of the wall. Everything, transportation and hike, was as advertised. Our guide, Andy, was awesome. Great hike on the wall.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank chilehed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The China Guide also viewed


Been to The China Guide? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing