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1.How to book?
2.How to pay?
3.How can I get the health service in Beijing?
4.Do I need to bring my medical record?
5.Health Precautions while travel in China
6.Medical Treatment in China
7.Is it safe for women to travel alone in China?
8.What effect does the revaluation of the Chinese currency (Renminbi) have on the cost of my trip?
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1.How to book?

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2.How to pay?

1.Wire transfer.If you are booking your tour 30 days before your departure date, you may choose to make the payment by wire transfer. If you make payment from outside of China, please choose our US$ bank account, if you make payment from Hong Kong in HK$, please choose HK$ account, RMB account for payment made in RMB within mainland China. Important Notes for those who make the payment through wire transfer:

1.Please include your tracking code on the transfer sheet when you are making wire transfer in the bank.

2.After you have made the wire transfer in your bank, please make a copy of the transaction receipt or stub issued by the bank, write down your tracking code on the copy and fax us the copy of the transaction receipt (Fax no. 86-10-67142013). Once we have received your payment fax, we will start to secure your booking.

3. It may take up to 10 days for your payment to reach our account.

2.Cash on the airport

3.Visa or Master Card by fax (Under construction)

4.Visa or Master Card secure online payment via PayPal (Under construction)

3.How can I get the health service in Beijing?

Hotels usually have access to a doctor if you need one. If your condition is serious, you will be taken to hospital. In emergency, you may call:

SOS First Aid Centre

Qianmen West Street

Tel: 66014433 /120

There are also two private clinics offering Western qualified doctors, medicines and treatment. Both run a 24-hour service and doctors and nurses can speak English. These clinics are not cheap, but they will accept payment by credit card.

International Medical Centre (IMC)

Lufthansa Centre (Ground Floor)

Room 5106 50 Liangmaqiao Road

Tel: 64651561

Asia Emergency Assistance (AEA)

International 14 Liangmahe

South Road 1/F Chaoyang District

Tel: 64629100

4.Do I need to bring my medical record?

Yes, all travelers are recommended to take their medical records along. In the event of An emergency your medical records will be of great assistance. The medical record should include your blood type, immunization record, allergies, and any medications you are currently taking (both prescription and non-prescription), You should also include your doctor's name, address, phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

5.Health Precautions while travel in China

Drink only boiled or bottled water or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes. (also see Is the tap water drinkable?)

Don't eat food purchased from street vendors.

Don't drink beverages with ice.

Don't handle animals (especially monkeys, cats, dogs), to avoid the risk of rabies.

Don't swim in fresh water (excluding well-chlorinated pools) in some parts of China to avoid infection with schistosomiasis.

Wash hands often with soap or water (and/or instant antibacterial hand wash).

Don't eat or drink dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized.

Don't share needles with anyone.

Eat only thoroughly cooked food, or fruits and vegetables that you have peeled yourself.

Never eat uncooked meat, raw eggs, or unpasteurized dairy products. Raw shellfish is dangerous for people who have liver disease or compromised immune systems.


6.Medical Treatment in China

Hotels usually have access to a doctor.

In the event of a serious condition which requires hospitalization, your tour guide will do everything possible to ensure that you receive that best treatment possible. Please call your China viptours Travel Advisor so that we can help in any way possible.

The major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou have hospitals that will reach the Standard of foreign hospital however the hospital systems differ considerably. Hospitals in other cities may not offer the same standards of hospitals in foreign countries.

On entering hospital all patients are required to pay a substantial deposit before any treatment will be administered. Nursing care in hospital is strictly limited to medical treatments so patients will require a person who can assist with all other activities. No food is supplied.

We highly recommend that all travelers but comprehensive travel insurance in their home country before departure.

7.Is it safe for women to travel alone in China?

China is regarded as a safe place to travel for both men and women, however female travelers are sometimes more likely to encounter harassment, but uncomfortable situations can often be avoided by taking the following precautions.

Dress conservatively. Although short skirts and tank tops may be comfortable, they may also encourage unwanted attention. Avoid walking alone late at night or in questionable neighborhoods. Do not agree to meet a person whom you do not know in a secluded place.

Be aware that some men tend to mistake the friendliness of foreign women for romantic interest. Be wise and it is unlikely that you will experience any difficulty.

8.What effect does the revaluation of the Chinese currency (Renminbi) have on the cost of my trip?

The Renminbi was revalued against the US Dollar and other currencies by about 2%. This means that these currencies are now worth approximately about 2% less when converted to the Chinese currency. The simple way to explain the effect is that the cost of your trip will be increased by about 2% and you will receive less money when you exchange foreign currencies for the Renminbi.

9.Which traveler's cheques are handled by the Bank of China?

Issued by Currencies



International Payment Co. USD GBP CAD

American Express Co. USD DEM FRF

Citibank USD

Nanyang Commercial Bank USD HKD

Swiss Bank CHF

Bank of Tokyo JPY

Mitsui Bank JPY

Sumitomo Bank JPY

Fuji Bank JPY

If you have any problems, please contact the Bank of China, Beijing Branch (Tel: 010-63035128).

10.Is it easy to find an ATM in china?

You won't have any problems finding an ATM in the bigger cities in China, although you probably won't be able to find one in remote areas or the smaller towns. However, this situation is changing, and ATMs are gradually spreading out across the country.

11.What credit cards are accepted in China?

Most of the internationally accepted credit cards are usable in China. They include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's club, and the JCB card of Japan.

Credit cards are accepted only in large shopping malls and stores. Credit card symbols are displayed in the visible place in shops and hotels indicating credit cards are accepted

12.How about the money stuff?

China's legal tender is Renminbi (RMB). Foreign currencies can not be used directly in China, though some shops illegally accept foreign currencies.

The basic unit of RMB is yuan. 1 yuan (or kuai) =10 jiao (or mao). RMB is available in both paper notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes are 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao. The denominations of coins are 1 yuan; 5 and 1 jiao. Hong Kong uses HK dollars.

Foreign currencies may be converted into RMB at all banks, bank branches or hotels at the exchange rate quoted on the foreign exchange marker on the day.

Black market in foreign currency is forbidden in China. People may approach you in front of hotels, at tourist spots or at banks for a black market exchange. You should be extremely careful. The exchange rate may be attractive--higher than the bank rate--but it is illegal and you risk being cheated. Sometimes these peopldon't give you the right amount, since you don't have time to count the money or, even worse, they may give you fake notes or a bundle of plain paper with a few notes on the top.

When you exchange money at the banks, you should ask for a certificate, with which you can change RMB back to foreign currency when you leave the country.

The Bank of China is the bank which specializes in handing credit cards issued in foreign countries. They include Visa, MasterCard, Diner's Card, American Express, JCB, Million Card and Federal Card.

These cards can be used at major hotels and shopping centres where the Bank of China has branches. In the event that you lose your card, you should report to one of the branches of the Bank of China and apply for a replacement.

The Bank of China has an agreement with foreign financial organizations on selling, cashing in and compensating for travelers' cheques.

The official exchange rate at this time is 6.9 yuan to 1 U.S dollar. Keep the receipt of the transaction as you might need when you leave China to change your US dollars back in Bank of China at the airport.

13.May I take Chinese currency to China for my convenience? Is it illegal to import or export Chinese c

General you need not take Chinese currency to China since you can easily exchange you US$ into Chinese Rmb in hotels and banks. However if you would like to have local currency upon your arrival in China, it is okay that you may take a volume of Chinese currency less than 20,000 Rmb without declaration at the customs. You are required to declare your import of Chinese currency exceeding 20,000 Rmb.

14.What's the weather like in China?

There's a lot of it, from tropical in the far south to sub-arctic in the far north! China's a big landmass, running from the Pacific to the Himalaya, with latitudes similar to the US. A trip through Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Guilin would be like going from New York to Florida via Texas and Wisconsin. It's about 5,500 kilometers from the tropical south to the cooler north, and there can be as much as 40 C difference between them.

In winter the monsoon blows in from Siberia, bringing very cold, dry weather in the north, and weakening as it travels south, while in summer the monsoons bring warm wet weather in from the ocean, and summers can be very hot and humid in many areas. Spring and Autumn usually bring the best weather.

15.When is the best time to visit China?

Choosing the best time to visit China depends on which places you wish to visit, what type of weather you enjoy. May, September and October are the peak tourist months at China's most popular destinations when the weather is most comfortable, but prices are higher, and everywhere is more crowded. Prices drop a bit in the shoulder season, which runs from late March through April and from June through August. The low season arrives in late November, and continues through the winter when there are fewer crowds and the prices are lower.

16.What is high season? What is the definition for high season, shoulder season and low season?

High season marks the most popular times of the year for travel in China, due to the weather, holiday periods or other reasons. Therefore hotels, airlines and travel agencies are heavily booked, and prices are higher than at other times.

The seasons are usually defined as follows:

High season: April 1 to May 31, Sep 1 to Nov 15.

Shoulder season: June 1 to Aug 31.

Low season: Nov 16 to Mar 31.

However, there may be some variation to these dates by different hotels, airlines or travel agencies in different regions. For example, high season in Tibet is from July 1 to Oct 15 and the rest of the year is considered to be low season.

Travelers should also be aware that the peak holiday periods: first week in May, first week in October, Chinese Spring Festival (often takes place in late January or early February) are particularly busy. Prices and bookings will be even higher than usual.

China Highlights Travel reserves the right to vary prices as a result of seasonal charges being imposed.

17.Do I need visa for China?

All visitors traveling to mainland China, whether for business or pleasure, require a visa. No Visa is required prior to enter Hong Kong, a Visa will be issued upon arrival. If you travel beyond Hong Kong, even for a few hours, you will need a China visa to enter China.

18.What do you mean by passport photo?

The Chinese consulate requires a photo similar to the one in your passport. They will only accept photos which are head-only, full frontal, with a white background, approximately 1-1/2. Cut-outs from personal photographs are not acceptable.

19.What should I do if I lose my passport during my stay in china?

If you do lose your passport, call your guide or travel advisor for help and notify the local Public Security Bureau(PSB) immediately. The PSB will then issue you a proof of lost passport, with which, you need to go to the nearest embassy or consulate of your own country to apply for a new passport. To have the replacement, you will need to know all the information previously recorded and show identification and proof of citizenship. With the new passport issued, you can get a new Visa in the PSB, so you can go on your trip or re-enter your country. Please note that in some cases, a replacement may take weeks to process, and it may be valid only for a limited time. So take especial care of your passport in your journey.

20.What type of visa do I need? Should I apply for special visa when leaving and re-entering mainland C

Single-entry China visas are usually valid for 3 months after the issue date, and will permit you to stay in China for a maximum of 30 days. This visa will allow you to travel as a tourist or conduct general business activities. Most people need only to apply for a single-entry.

You need to apply for 'double' or 'multiple'entry Visa if you need to leave and re-entering mainland China. Please keep in mind that even when you leave for Hong Kong, Macao from mainland China, you still need to have 'double' or 'multiple' entry Visa.

21.What do I need for visa application?

Your passport (original, not a copy), which must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel, with at least one blank visa page (amendment pages and pages with bar codes are not acceptable for visa stamping).

One completed, signed Visa Application Form for each passport, with two passport photos. China Highlights Service can supply a current visa application form.

22.How to have my visa extended?

Foreigners who want to stay in China beyond the duration of their visa need to apply for an extension.

The visa extension application should be a form submitted to the Local Public Security Bureau 7 days before the expiration date of the visa.

Visitors traveling with a group on a group visa and who want to stay longer than the group should apply for an individual visa.

Visitors who want their visa to be extended should provide the following evidential materials:

1. Valid passport and visa

2. A completed application form for visa extension

3. Reason for the extension.

The length of the extension depends on the type of visa and Multiple entry visas can not be extended

You are advised not to overstay the duration of your visa or fail to apply for an extension before your visa expires as you risk being heavily fined and have your travel plans disrupted.

Please contact your travel advisor for assistance in visa extensions.

23.What are the Methods of obtaining a China Visa?

China Highlights recommends that you obtain your visa before leaving the country where you live.

The costs and the length of time to process a visa vary from country to country. Please check the website for the Chinese Embassy in your country to find the information applicable to you. Application forms can usually be downloaded from the web site. China Highlights Travel Service can also supply a current visa application form.

24.Can you tell me what airline should I take if I want to fly in China?

There are many air companies in China. The following are the airlines that we often use:

Air China (CA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern (CZ), Dragon air (KA) , and Hainan airlines (HU).

All of them provide good service, and we choose the one that is most suitable for your tour.

25.What is the baggage regulations when flying inside China?


¢ÙA passenger should arrive at the airport for check in at least 90 minutes prior to departure of the flight.

¢ÚPassengers are not allowed to carry liquids onboard the aircraft, but they can be included with checked baggage. One item of cosmetics is allowed provided it is not in excess of 100 ml. It must be put into a separate package after security inspection.

¢ÛLighter and matches can not be included in carry-on baggage.

¢ÜProhibited Items: The following items are prohibited and cannot be carried in checked or carry on luggage: - Flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, polymerizable and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry arms, sharp or lethal weapons during flight. These items will be confiscated by the security if detected.

¢ÝCarry-on baggage: As of May 1st, the maximum Carry-on baggage allowance for each economy class passenger is only one piece of 5kg, and passenger traveling first-class is allowed 2 separate articles of 5kg each. The piece should be no larger than 20x40x 55cm. Carry on baggage in excess of the limit is subject to the excess baggage fee and must be carried as checked baggage.: Adult and children are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance of 20kg regardless of the number of pieces. Each piece should be within 40x60x 100cm. No free baggage allowance is granted to infants.

Check-in Baggage

Groups of 10 or more traveling together are able to combine their baggage allowance if they check in together.

26.E-tickets in China

1.Most major airlines in China are now able to issue E-tickets but not all of them.

2.E-tickets are more common to flights between larger cities than those on lesser routes.

3. Foreign traveler holding electronic ticket need only show their passports to board the plane but need to ensure that the name on the e-ticket is exactly the same as the name on the passport.

4.A confirmation code will be issued for each e-ticket.

27.I am transferring to another flight when I arrive in China what happens to my baggage?

On arrival in China you will need to clear Immigration, claim your baggage and go through Customs. You will then need to check-in again for your new flight.

Some airlines have transfer desks at certain airports and they will give you instructions when you check-in in your home country.

28.What is the airport tax in China?

Airport tax (which is called airport construction fee in China) is of 50 yuan (about US$6) per airport for flying within China, 90 yuan (about US$11) for international departure, (including flying to Hong Kong or Macau from mainland China). It is HK$50 (around US$6.5) if you depart from Hong Kong airport. This fee will be charged at the time when purchasing the flight tickets.


29.Is it safe to drink water from a bottle water dispenser in my hotel room?

No. We advise our customers not to drink from any bottled water dispenser in a hotel room. Most hotels provide individual bottles of water or large containers of hot water.


30.Why Book a China Hotel with Us?

We offer great prices because we get great deals form the Hotels. We are a travel agency with a substantial presence throughout China. We have built up good over many years with hotels in all of the major cities in China. They value our business and therefore provide great service as well as process to our customers.

All enquires and bookings at China Highlights are handled by real people, on the ground in China. We have negotiated all of our deals in person so we have a personal relationship with each hotel we promote. Price and ratings are not always a reliable guide to quality in China. We only offer hotels that provide quality product that is value for money. Do you need any other travel services? As a full service travel agency we can take care of your every need from airport pickups, flight tickets, tours and guides.

Finding a travel agent that you can trust is not always easy. We have been in business since early 1998, and we are a subsidiary of CITS Guilin, who has been in existence since 1959. We are big enough to meet all your needs and small enough to care. We offer value for money to our clients and responsibility to our suppliers. We are also registered members of major travel industry associations such as USTOA, PATA, IATA, CATS. Read more about our company here.

We realize that circumstance change and therefore we have developed a cancellation which we believe is very fare.


31.Can I confirm a non-smoking hotel room?

Yes,we can book a non-smoking or other type of room for you upon your requirements.


32.On your web site, there are different kind of hotels, deluxe, comfortable and budget, what are the d

In most circumstances, China Highlights uses 5 star hotels for Superior Class, 4 star hotels for Deluxe Class, 3 star hotels for Tourist Class.

In some remote areas or small towns it is impossible to provide the standards of the larger cities. China Highlights will provide the best accommodation available and your travel advisor will explain the situation in detail. The cost of the hotel will be reflected in the price.

To get a quick idea of the hotel standard, please read on.

Tourist Class, 3 Star Hotel

A 3 star hotel will provide AC room, 24 hours hot water shower, clean bed, desk, drawers and closet, carpet or wood floor, telephones in every room with international direct dial(IDD), mini-bar and refrigerator, color television sets, in-house movies, music, writing materials, western and Chinese dinning rooms with English-speaking attendants, coffee shop, banquet hall or function room, buffet breakfast and bar service foreign exchange, safe deposit boxes, store, camera film developing, fax and telex service, luggage storage, 24-hour laundry and dry-cleaning, wake-up calls, shoe polishing, and taxis, accept major credit cards and medical services

In remote areas or small villages which have no star hotels, the guests house or family Inn will always be equipped with clean bed, AC room, private bathroom with hot water shower. Limited English may be available at the reception desk but it is unlikely that any other employees will speak any English.

Deluxe Class, 4 star hotel

Based on the equipments of 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels should have luxurious and spacious sound-proof rooms, low-noise toilets, and hair dryers. They should have guests and service elevators, background music, health club, swimming pool, sauna, business center, greenhouse, 24-hour doorman, babysitting services, 24-hour room service available. A guest reception and assistant manager should be available in the lobby 24 hours a day. Laundry should be returned by next day. The restaurants in four-star hotels should provide two kinds of Chinese food. Bar service should be available to one am. There should be a 24-hur coffee shop and a breakfast and dinner buffet. A clinic should be on-site. A business center with photocopying, typing and translation services should be available. (However there are some exceptions in Shanghai and Hong Kong since they have limited space they can not provide swimming pools). English should be available at the reception desk and other employees may speak limited English.

Superior Class, 5 star hotel

Five-Star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New Year, but very close. Service should be better than the four-star hotels described above. There are many hotels of five-star international standard, just as good as hotels in Washington or Ottawa except for the standard of English. Some hotels have their own fleets of Mercedes limousines of Toyota vans that make regular runs to the airport or city center. At least two hotels have Rolls Royce. Many have executive floors with concierges, free continental breakfasts, and fast check-in. Many have magnificent ball rooms and lobbies and cater to foreign business people on expense accounts. They have the best western food and probably the best Chinese food in town, and the most luxurious breakfast buffets. Some leave chocolates on your pillow, or a rubber ducky on your bathtub, nice litter touches that bring a smile.

The Chinese hotel star are determined by China National Tourism Bureau with a very strict standard, to know more differences of 5, 4, or 3 star hotels, please click here. However, please keep in mind that, China Highlights Travel do not choose hotels for our clients only based on hotel stars which was given by China National Tourism Bureau, we choose hotels for our clients based on many other factors as well, for example, feed back from our clients, location of the hotels, management of the hotels, market preference of the hotels (for example, some hotels are very experienced in serving Chinese clients but not Western Guests) and so on. English will be available at the reception desk and other employees should be able to speak English.


33.Is the cost of the Cable Car included?

Cable Cars are located at several tourist venues in China. These places include some areas of the Great Wall and some mountain areas like Emei Mountain and Yellow Mountain. China viptours generally does not include the cost of cable cars in the tour price unless cable cars are necessary to reach the scenic spots like at Yellow Mountain and Emei Mountain. If you have any health issues or prefer not to walk please ask us to include the cost of cable cars in your quotation. Ticket for cable cars can of course be purchased at the attraction.


34.What is a package tour?


A Tour Package is a China trip which has been constructed by China Highlights Travel and will include all the components to make your China visit an unforgettable experience as follows:
*Domestic fares including airfares, rail or road as specified in the tour
*Accommodation as specified
*Meals as specified
*Guide and driver
*Taxes and fees as specified
We do the organization so you just have to enjoy your trip.

1. Private China Tours 
Does your small group of family or friends (1-9 People) want privacy and freedom to change the schedule at short notice? Yes? Then work with our travel advisors to design an Independent China Package to suit your needs.

2. Organized Small Group Tours
Our experience guarantees that you see the best and get the best at the best price by joining one of our Organized Small Group Tours. The quality doesn't change we guarantee it!

Private China Tours are usually small groups consisting of 1-9 people (individuals, family or friends). Group members can enjoy the convenience and privacy of traveling in one vehicle by themselves. Choosing a PRIVATE TOUR will give much more flexibility with your itinerary and time. Your group will have an experienced private guide and driver at your disposal to ensure that you experience the best we have to offer. Groups of 1-3 guests will usually travel by air-conditioned car while groups of 4-9 will travel by air-conditioned van. Is your group 5 or larger? Check our price for a PRIVATE CHINA TOUR! You will be pleasantly surprised.

Organized Small Group Tours can be divided into 2 categories:

1. Single City/Short Tours
2. Multi-destinations China Packages

1. Single City Tours are 2-5 day packages focusing on the attractions of one city or geographical area. You will be welcomed by our guide who will meet you at your entry point whether it is the train station, airport or your hotel. You will then be able to enjoy a fully escorted tour to enjoy the sights in the comfort of one of our air-conditioned luxury vehicles.

2. Multi-Destination China Packages We have constructed packages that contain the most requested and popular sights and attractions in China. We combine the best of China with our experience and know how to give you a great tour at a great price. You will travel by luxury coach with the best drivers and guides who will ensure you lack nothing and you will meet new friends with whom you can share your China experiences.

We guarantee that you will not be disappointed by the quality or the value of our Private Tour or our Organized Small Group Tours. Our fixed departure dates for Organized Small Group Tours mean that you can plan your trip with certainty.

35.Are your tour packages customizable (tailor-made by our travel advisor)

Yes, all the packages we offer are customizable to meet your satisfaction. We know everyone wants something different, so our job is to work with you to design a perfect trip to China according to your preferences. Our purpose is to provide a personalized tour to you.


36.Are breakfasts included in my tour?

Packages arranged by China viptours always include breakfasts. If you book travel (plane or train) or hotel accommodation independently, then breakfast may not be included. Please confirm these details and advise your requirements.


37.I had booked a private tour, but why bus transfers were not provided during my tour?

Private tour indicates that you will have private car, guide and driver only at your service in each city or place when sightseeing. It does not include "Private transportation" between cities or places. We will use flights, trains, ships or local buses for in-land transportation for either "Group tour" or "Private tour".


38.Do I need to include all the meals in the package?

Chinaviptours used to include all meals for our clients traveling in China. But from the previous customer's responses, we find that most of our clients prefer to leave the dinners open on their own so that they can enjoy some time themselves after a day's tour with our guide and driver. They can choose either to go to a local restaurant for a little adventure or to have a simple dinner in the hotel where they stay. They may also prefer to choose a unique restaurant which appeals to their own unique interests. We have previous clients saying that they missed western food after 10 days' lunches and dinners all in Chinese style and at last they decided to skip the Chinese dinner in local restaurant and choose to have a western dinner in hotel.

If you decide to have local meals on your own in local restaurant in different cities, please do ask our guides' recommendations.

For some "off-the-beaten-road" destinations, we will take the liberty to include dinners in those places where we think it is better to get meals pre-arranged, because our clients may find it very difficult to communicate with the locals or hard to find a restaurant.

39.What is the content of western breakfast and Chinese breakfast?

A western breakfast will usually consist of buffet that contains - breakfast cereal, fruit, eggs, sausages, bacon and bread and toasting facilities.

A Chinese breakfast will usually include a number of hot dishes such as noodles,vegetables and rice congee (porridge) and will probably also include fruit.A selection of steamed buns containing meat or red beans will probably also be available.

Water and green tea is always available and black tea bags and coffee are usually available.


40.What's a private China tour?

Private China Tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy many highlights and privileges that the other two methods can not provide.

Private cars or minibuses ¨C A clear, air-conditioned car or minibus that will hold all the members of your group is at your service while sightseeing in a city or town, except when sightseeing is arranged by the cruise ship. Only your group will share your vehicle. Your group will usually use planes, trains or public express buses when transferring between cities or towns. Private cars or minibuses are not available except by special request and extra charges would apply.

Private local tour guide ¨C A local English-speaking guide (guide speaking other languages is available upon request) is available for your group in each city or town that you visit. The guide will take care of all tour arrangements. The guide is assigned to only your group, except if for Yangtze River cruises where the guide on the ship serves all the passengers

Private driver ¨C An experienced driver is at your disposal in each city or town.

Flexible tour arrangements ¨C You can be with your tour package arrangements according to your varying. This gives you the flexibility to change the visiting order or extend visiting time of some attractions.

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42.Comprehensive China travel infomation

Our aim is to provide those who are interested in traveling China with useful, interesting, original and up to date information which will help you to find the best things to see and do. China viptours has included comprehensive information about travel, attractions, tours and much more in China.


43.Professional, warm and timely reply to your e-mails

We are happy to receive all of your travel requests, questions and requirements by e-mail or telephone. Our travel advisors will reply to you within 24 working hours either by email or telephone.


44.Great variety of China tours

We have large number of tours in our web site highlighting different aspect of China. We also specialize in  Design Your Tours. Just tell us your specific requests and our experienced travel advisors will help design your own tour.


45.Quick search of tour packages, cruise ships, discount Hotels and flights ticket?

The search engine on the homepage is a time-saving way to reach tour packages, cruise ships and discount hotels,flights ticket but we also have more detailed classifications and special search engines to aid you in finding your needs. We have used the latest and most advanced technology to allow you to search our tour packages, river cruises and hotel accommodation. This means you always have the latest information available from which you can make your travel decisions.

46.Do you use local restaurants?
We try to take our customers to "real" local restaurants as part of our tours wherever possible. The food is authentic and atmosphere is created by the locals enjoying a very traditional part of Chinese culture; "eating". Noise is something that goes hand in hand with any Chinese restaurants so be prepared to compete with the local to be heard. Although Chinese food comes in many forms some meat & seafood dishes are served with the bones. Many people find this off-putting but it is traditional. There may be times when no English menu is available but in these cases our guide will always be available to assist.
47.Do lots of people speak English in China?
English is taught in all Chinese schools but most of the population can not speak English. It takes years of full time study for most people to be able to speak English so that they can be understood. Even in the big cities English is very limited so part of our job is to make it easier for our customers to get the most out of their tour by reducing the communication gap as much as possible. We also want to assure that Chinese people want to communicate with you. Its amazing how much can be achieved with signs and gestures when buying and bargaining for your souvenirs.
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