Clients:jandon117 from:Australia December 5th, 2016
Andy customised our 14 day China trip to visit 4 cities in China with our grandson. He found excellent accommodation that suited our needs and always provided updates and details exactly when promised. He even responded to a request for help at 1 am and organised alternate flights the next day when the tail of a typhoon forced the cancellation of our scheduled flights. Odyssey guides were always there to meet us and their English was great. I would recommend Andy and Odyssey tours to anyone seeking a professionally organised trip to China.
Clients:jong84 from:United States of America December 5th, 2016
Couldn't have had a better experience than China Odyssey tours. They did a fantastic job coordinating pick ups, drop offs, and train rides. Our primary guide was Sunny who did a fantastic job. She has an amazing knowledge of the subject matter as well as being enjoyable to be around. Very highly recommended.
Clients:donaldclementclark from:United States of America December 4th, 2016
Tilla was an excellent guide. She was very informative about Chinese history and culture. She was flexible so that we rode bikes on the city wall in the morning and visited the terra cotta army in the afternoon. A very nice person.
Clients:Swee L from:Malaysia November 29th, 2016
Our first time with China Odyssey was for Xian tour 2014, Sept. Chengdu in March 2016 is our 2nd time so that should speak for itself. The company is reliable, reputable and will accommodate our requests to the best of their ability. Planning is a coordinate effort as it was a private tour with special itinerary which was suggested and adjusted to suit us. Our tour consultant, Andy, was very patient and tried to accommodate us in our planning.
Chengdu was a memorable trip indeed. We are considering Jiuzhaigo end of next year and will give China Odyssey our plans and hope we are able to make it.
Clients:China1919 from:United States of America November 28th, 2016
We booked 4 nights in Beijing with Odyssey Tours and were delighted and impressed from start to finish. Our guide Serena was outstanding! She spoke excellent English and more importantly was friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible! I selected an out-of-the-way hotel in the hutong area of Beijing, which was not easy to find, but Serena turned it into one of the many great adventures of our time with her. She never rushed us, and she allowed us to wander and explore in ways that you never have the opportunity to do with a large group. I highly recommend Odyssey Tours for China and if you can get Serena as your guide, you will not be disappointed!
Clients: Cliff H from:United States of America November 27th, 2016
My family of five (2 adults and three kids ages 11, 14, and 16) arranged a two-week vacation with China Odyssey Tours. We visited Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin/Yangshuo, Chongquing, Yichang, and Shanghai, and we did a 3-day cruise on the Yangtze River. China Odyssey arranged for a private English-speaking guide and driver in each of the cities. Although our itinerary was busy, we never felt rushed or too tired, but it was nice to have the 3-day cruise after the first week to just relax on the ship as we cruised down the beautiful Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam. Our contact at China Odyssey Tours was Andy Xie, and he was extremely responsive and attentive, both before the trip and during our tour. As a result, the logistics of our trip went very smoothly. All of our tour guides were very professional and knowledgeable: Zack in Beijing, Emma in Xi'an, Jesse in Guilin, Ellie in Chongquing, Flora in Yichang, and Johnny in Shanghai.
In Beijing, we toured the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, and several other sites. In Xi'an we visited the Terracotta Warrior museum and rode bikes around the city wall. In Guilin, we took a short river cruise and saw the beautiful lush mountains. Perhaps our favorite part of the whole trip was biking and hiking around Yangshuo, where the scenery is breathtaking (be aware that biking through the city of Yangshuo on the way to the countryside can be a bit harrowing with all the traffic; our two youngest daughters were quite scared, but did okay). We visited Chongquing (30 million people!) briefly before boarding our 3-day cruise on the Yangtze River. The cruise had stops each day to cities and sites along the river, which were nice. The best part was just relaxing on the boat with our family, taking part in the activities like Tai Chi in the morning, scarf-wearing demonstrations, evening shows, and enjoying the yummy Chinese buffets. We also really enjoyed visiting the Three Gorges Dam - what an engineering marvel! When we ported in Yichang, we spent the afternoon walking around and getting a Chinese massage. They had a room that fit our whole family with a gigantic large-screen TV (more like a movie screen), where we received foot and leg massages and watched a movie of our choice. We then flew to Shanghai, where spent a day touring the major sites and visiting some of the largest and most beautiful building in the world!
Special thanks to Andy and China Odyssey Tours for one of the best family vacations we have had!
Clients:Hayat Guinand-mkinsi from:Switzerland November 7th, 2016
We spent 12 days in Vietnam with Odyssey tours. We were 2 people from Switzerland and 2 from Morocco .We visit this beautiful country from north to south with professional tour guides, good drivers . All the time , we could contact Andyxie if we had some questions.We already recommend Odyssey to our family and friends in Switzerland and Morocco. Thank you Andy. Next time we'l visit Japan or Tibet and China with Odyssey!
Clients:wanderer454 from:Australia November 7th, 2016
Odyssey Tours organised a personal / tailor made tour for three of us in September/ October, which was very enjoyable, and highly recommended. We did a 11 day/ 10 night tour with them, and travelled to Beijing, Xian, did the Yangtze River cruise, and Shanghai. Everything worked like clockwork. We were picked up on schedule at each airport, by a friendly guide and driver, (in a vehicle big enough to accommodate our luggage). All our hotels were in the heart of the city and the guides went the extra length to see that all went smoothly. Our guide in Beijing, Serena, even stayed with us right until our train left for Xian at 8.40 pm, so that she could ensure that we were on the right carriage/ compartment. Our experiences in the other cities were similar - we were well looked after. Many thanks to the lovely guides in the other cities, Emma in Xian, Bella in Chongqing, Flora in Yichang and Robyn in Shanghai. I would highly recommend Odyssey Tours to anyone planning to travel to China.
Clients:Jalila C from:United States of America November 5th, 2016
This may be the longest review ever, but it still doesn't do this tour company justice for the experience they gave us! My girlfriend and I booked a 3 day personalized Beijing tour through China Odyssey Tours. We booked at the last minute and Andy, our travel consultant with China Odyssey Tours, accommodated our every need. On day one, a fab car arrived decked out with leather interior, a driver and our guide. They even supplied water and tissues! Our tour guide was Tom. He was the most caring, and courteous gentleman we have ever met. He treated us like friends instead of customers. We toured the Forbidden City the first day, and it started raining, so he stopped and bought us rain parkas! He stuck it out in the cold and rain with us for three hours there, and when our cameras and phones ran low on power, he started taking pics for us with his phone! We are crazy girls, so we kept changing up the itinerary, such as, my girlfriend wanted to see pandas, so he added the Beijing Zoo to our itinerary (FYI:the pandas were asleep, so we didn't get to see much, so Jack went back to the zoo days after we had left and emailed us better pics of them awake, this guy is just too much!), and he accommodated every change we made, even stayed late with us to take us to the best local restaurant to get Peking duck, which was on our bucket list. He ordered for us and even served us! We felt like queens the whole time we were with Tom! He got us an Uber back to our hotel and made sure we were in safely before he left, and took a train all the way home! The next day we hiked the Great Wall with Jack. We hiked six hours from the unrestored Jiankou side to the restored and tourist laden Mutianyu side, the contrast between the unrestored made you really appreciate the restored side. It's the only way to really "see" the Wall! We had so much fun, and he was so patient with our slow pace, lol (it was supposed to take only four hours!). He laughed at all our grunts and moans as we virgin hikers pushed to the top and across every hill and stairway (OMG, there will like millions, I have a newfound love for elevators now). At the end we tobogganed down the side of the mountain at Jack's recommendation, and that was the cherry on top for all our hard work! He took us to a nice restaurant afterwards, and he also served us, these guys wouldn't let us lift a finger, including our driver each day who was always there ready to open doors or carry bags. The last day our Tom was back again, and we visited the Summer Palace, the zoo, we rode a rickshaw through the hutongs (alleyways), and even stopped in the local park and learned to play a fancy foot game/exercise called Hackensack, and we went to silk and jade stores to shop. Tom's knowledge of China was unending, he is definitely a scholar and would've been one allowed to walk through the central gates in the days of the emperors (only the emporors, chosen scholars, and the empress on her wedding day were allowed, Tom taught us a lot, and we turned them all into jokes to accomplish our goal of making him laugh at least every hour we were with him, lol).Then at the end of our trip Tom did something extraordinary, he did not just drop us off at the seriously busy and confusing Beijing airport, he loaded all our bags for us, went inside and checked us ( we would still be there right now trying to figure out where to go and what to do!) in and walked us straight to security where we said our goodbyes, we did the traditional Chinese bow to say goodbye, but then he had to get big old American hugs from us because we were really moved and honored by what he did for us, he made the trip not better, but the best! We learned so much about his life and culture and even religion (we pegged the name of his new religion Temple of Tom, that's our inside joke, lol) during our long talks over dinner and driving around the city, and he ours, it was the most beautiful experience, and he is one of the most magnificent souls this world will ever know! So if you get the honor to tour with this company, ask for Tom, and if you hike the Wall ask for Jack, they will absolutely give you a life changing experience!
China Odyssey Tours rocks!
Clients:Elahe Radmaneshfar from:Iran November 1st, 2016
I strongly recommend Odyssey service to anyone looking to know China more. We had an amazing trip to China with a tailored made tour. We spent 17 days in China and in every city that we visit we had a professional tour guide, our trip was organised by Mr Andy Xie, and he helped us in every single matter that we requested. He also gave us some beautiful souvenir from China. The highlight of our trip was Guilin and Yangshou with the excellent tour guide we had there (Ms Gong Jia-Ying-- Merlinda) and also amazing tour guide in Shanghai (Mr Kathy Yao) he is a walking encyclopedia, he has incredible knowledge about Chinese culture, history, infrastructure, you name it!. We will recommend Odyssey to our friends and family who wants to visit China in future. I highly recommend our consultant (Mr Andy Xie) and his team. Until next trip!
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