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“Loved every minute. Thanks China Culture Tour!”
Review of China Culture Tour

China Culture Tour
Ranked #8 of 44 Tours in Guilin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: China Culture Tour is a professional, experienced and reliable Chinese tour operator based in Guilin, China. At China Culture Tour, we can customize luxury China tours based on the individual needs of our clients. You can select a China tour for a solo traveler, a family or a larger group secure in the knowledge that we will accommodate your individual needs at the most reasonable price and ensure your journey is enjoyable in every way.
Simsbury, Connecticut
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“Loved every minute. Thanks China Culture Tour!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of using China Culture Tour to see the sights of China. After researching a number of options we concluded that using a tour company based in China was far more cost effective than using a locally based US tour company. What attracted us to China Culture Tour was the fact that they specialize in custom tours for small groups. This was important to us as we had specific sights we wanted to see and specific requirements for hotel accommodations. In addition we did not want to be part of a group. Grace was our contact person at China Culture Tour. She was absolutely fantastic. She helped us design our itinerary, select hotel accommodations and suggested sights and dinning options. Every request we made was answered within hours. We started our tour in Shanghai, flew to Guilin, cruised down the Li River to Yangshuo, flew to Xi'an and ended the tour in Beijing. About two weeks overall. At each location we were met at the airport by a guide and driver who stayed with us throughout our stay at that location, finally dropping us off at the ticket counter for our flight to the next stop. The guides were wonderful...knowledgeable, smart, funny and absolutely reliable. The drivers were skilled and the vehicles clean and in good condition. We selected top grade hotels and premium rooms. In each case our expectations we met or exceeded. Of course the sights of China are wondrous from the modern to the traditional, the cities to the country side. Taking a private tour allowed us to travel in luxury and spend as much or as little time as we wanted at each place. We loved every minute of our visit to China. I doubt any tour company could have given us a better in-depth experience of China than China Culture Tour. And the value for money was unbeatable. I have no hesitation in recommending Grace and China Culture Tour to others looking for an unforgettable experience in an unforgettable country.

Visited March 2014
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ChinaCultureTour, Public Relations Manager at China Culture Tour, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Hi, Ian,
Your words “Loved every minute” is top praise for China Culture Tour. Thank you! We really do put in 120% effort to make sure that our clients have the tour of a lifetime. We’re glad you enjoyed it so much, and hope that maybe you’ll come back some time to take in some of the other places like Sichuan, to visit the pandas, Tibet, Shangri La (Yunnan) and other beautiful places. We shall always try to exceed your expectations.

CHINA CULTURE TOUR TEAM
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Darwin, Australia
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“Fantastic 11 day Tour of Eastern China”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

From the outset we sought advice from Grace of China Culture Tours who constructed an excellent tour programme of Eastern China fulfilling all of our wishes to see the best of this part of China. Starting with a few days exploring fascinating Shanghai, we travelled to Suzhou to see the excellent attractions of the ancient and modern aspects of this region. Then on to Hangzhou to explore West Lake Lingyin Temple and Leifeng Pagoda. A car trip then took us to Huangshan and a spectacular cable car ride taking in the stunning scenery at Yellow Mountain. Trekking around the Mountain taking in the unforgettable scenery was the highlight of out China trip with many photos to secure the memory. We were lucky to have clear weather to view both the spectacular sunset and sunrise on the Mountains. The return trip to Shanghai was through Tunxi and Hongcun Village, some more shopping in Huangshan and a late night flight to Shanghai. Some more days visiting further highlights of Shanghai completed our Eastern China trip. Our local guides were articulate, informative and professional people who ensured we had an unforgettable experience in each region. We cannot speak highly enough of the professional attentive and all embracing service and advice provided by Grace from China Culture Tours. Highly recommended for excellent service planning and consultation on what was an outstanding tour of Eastern China.

Visited November 2013
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ChinaCultureTour, Guest Relations Manager at China Culture Tour, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Hi Graeme,

You were so lucky that you had a nice weather during your tour! You were surely lucky that you had China Culture Tour arranged your tour! We always try our best to customize the most suitable tour for our friends coming from afar! China Culture Tour cares about friends more than money.

Thank you!

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Seattle, Washington
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“Toured Bejing with the in-laws”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

I am an American with a Chinese wife. We planned a trip to Beijing with my in-laws from Southern China in October. We booked a customized Beijing tour through "China Culture Tours". This was a great option as we got to pick the places we wanted to see and didn't have to go anywhere else, as it was a private tour. I have taken a tour with a different company in the Chinese province of Hainan before, and it was terrible because they made you go to shopping places that overcharged you for souvenirs. But China Culture Tours only took us shopping when we wanted to, and they advised us on what was a good price!

It was also nice that when we went to eat at good and reasonably priced Chinese restaurants that they offered advice on what was good on the menus. Their suggestions were great! As if we booked a private tour, we had our own tour guide and our own driver with our own van.

Everyone that we dealt with was great: our initial trip coordinators Morgan and Grace; our tour guide, Jackie and even the driver were all very friendly and had good English skills. I would definitely recommend this tour company to make your vacation your way!

PS We also got to see Florentijn Hofman's Big Yellow duck inside the Summer Palace!

Visited October 2013
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Seattle
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“Great tour company!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a fantastic tour with China Culture Tour. With only a short amount of time in Guilin, they really helped us make the most of it. I don't usually prefer tours but they helped us navigate the language barrier very effectively and also saved us a lot of time with private transfers to take us everywhere we wanted to go, plus some places we might not have known about. Our guide spoke proficient English and was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the place, having grown up there herself. Very enjoyable and highly recommended!

Visited December 2013
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Chula Vista, California, United States
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“It doesn't get any better than China Culture Tour!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We did a 3 week trip through China with China Culture Tour. We started in Beijing, went to Luoyang, then Xi'an, then Chengdu, then Shanghai, then Hanzhou, Wuzhen, Guilin, Longji, Yangshuo and Hong Kong. We worked with Grace from day 1 and she could not have been more fantastic! I don't know how many e-mails we had back and forth, discussing all sorts of details and questions. She wanted to ensure that we had EXACTLY what we wanted and she did exactly that! Grace made our trip absolutely perfect! Everything was so easy! Our guides were awesome, our accommodations were amazing, and our transportation was extremely comfortable. Thanks to Grace, we got to see everything we wanted to see at a price we could afford.

Thank you China Culture Tour for making our China trip unforgettable!

Visited July 2013
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