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“China Tour”

Ranked #42 of 130 Tours in Hong Kong
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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“China Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you see a cheap tour of major cities in China at a ridiculously low price and think it may be too good to be true, it's not. I recently did an SNA tour of China to Beijing and Shanghai for 7 days for around $1000 for tour and airfares from Melbourne. Considering virtually two days are taken up on travelling to and from and a further 5 hours on the bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai (wonderful experience), they certainly packed a lot into the remaining days. Of course, preplanning by the tour operator augers for a smooth journey and they did it very well. Prior to the tour, we chose three of the six options and were talked into selecting a fourth one on the last day. That was to the acrobatics show which I wouldn't have thought would interest me, but it will leave a lasting impression. We had a fantastic Chinese tourguide in Beijing, Gary, and lucked out with another one just as good, Simon, in Shanghai. They explained the history and cultural aspects of different people and places but didn't overload us with bucketloads of dates and places. If you want all that, then read a book! And the options weren't expensive either. The only negative of the trip was the location of the hotel, especially in Shanghai. We stayed in a 5* hotel, the Radisson Blu, which was very classy, but would have been happier with a 'lesser' hotel in, or close to, the city. Afterall, you only to sleep and shower in a decent room. As we had options, the location wasn't a problem, but those who chose not to do the options were at a bit of loose end with nothing close by. However, to their credit (SNA), a bus was quickly organised to take those people to a market. If you see this trip, or another one for about $1400 for 13 or 14 days, then jump on it. It is great value and well worth it. I'm assuming it is a promotional exercise by SNA, but whatever the reason, I'm very glad I did it. Well done SNA.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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“China holiday with China Spree”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

If anyone is looking to visit China from any part of the world it is best to travel with China Spree
They are very much customer focussed and give good value for money -
We from London joined our family form the US and had a wonderful 5 star holiday to China for a fraction of the price -

I would very much recommend China Spree if you are looking to visit China.

Visited July 2013
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Toured with Travelsphere. Excellent hotels, tour manager very good. Itinery non stop but brilliant.
Only complaint repetitive food every day although breakfasts Western and good choice. Looking for another tour now! Tremendous value for money.

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