May 28th, 2017
WOW! So glad we booked with Odessey Tours, had great tour guides and great hotels! Thank You
May 3rd, 2017
My husband and I recently travelled to China and used Odyssey tours to book our trip. Wendy was our consultant for our flights and hotels and everything we needed. We couldn't have been happier our trip. We took 4 internal flights and one bullet train trip to work our way around China. Odyssey organised tour guides for each city and they were at every airport without fail to pick us up. They drove us to our hotels and checked us in. We couldn't praise our guides enough. We spent some days investigating ourselves using local trains and found this to be quite easy. Odyssey organised all our tickets and the guides even checked us in at the airports. We were never on our own, we always knew that Odyssey had our back and we could call or text when ever we needed to.I highly recommend the company, for a private tour such as ours, or a small group to a large group. Everything worked like clock work. You definitely need the assistance of a guide for some of your touring, as the language barrier is too hard to overcome by yourselves at times. Thankyou Odyssey, we couldn't be happier with your package. Julie and Gary Adamson
April 28th, 2017
I booked a 10-Day Taiwan Tour with Odyssey Tours, as my second option did not reply back. This just goes to show how Odyssey is dependable, through Wendy, my travel consultant. Attention to detail, diligence, caring, customer service are hallmarks of Odyssey. This is the second time I traveled with them. The tour itself was a blast, the itinerary complete, my tour guide/driver James a friendly, knowledgeable fellow. The accommodations were excellent too. Moreover, Odyssey even sent a surprised gift through its local representative Shirley as a token of a truly memorable tour. I appreciate it very much. Well done!
February 14th, 2017
My wife and I booked our Odyssey tour with the assitance of Wendy and it was the best trip of our lives. We traveled to Beijing China and it was SPECTACULAR. I can not begin to tell how great the service was from meeting our tour guide and drive at the airport until our last day. My hat goes off to Daniel, our tour guide and Mr. Lee the driver. Also, what I found to be interesting was my wife and I went on our own for a celebratory dinner and Daniel encouraged that we give him a telephone to assure him that we made it in safe. If anyone has the opportunity to travel to Asia, I would encourage them to take advantage of Odyssey for the service is top notch.
December 26th, 2016
Just returned from a trip to China organised by Wendy at China Odyssey Tours. My daughter and I had a memorable time visiting Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors. Definitely a place to visit as this archeological find is over 2,000 years old. Also the Ancient City Walls with the Bell Tower standing in the centre of the city were great sights to see. Wendy customised our trip to suit and nothing was a bother for her. A guide was organised for us and Harry was so knowledgeable on everything we asked. We were driven to many great places in Xi'an and had a pleasurable time visiting all the ancient sights. Wendy organised all flights, accommodation and tours and I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in visiting China. I will definitely return again when my savings permit...A very big THANK YOU....
December 12th, 2016
Our trip to China (Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai) through Odyssey Tours was wonderful--a trip of a lifetime! We worked with Wendy to plan our trip and Wendy was great. Wendy created the perfect itinerary for us. Through our back and forth emails she was able to pick up on just what we wanted and allowed us to customize our trip to see additional sights and to add extra days to visit with family. We wanted to experience the culture and we did! Plus, the Courtyard 7 hotel was the perfect place for us. So historic and we loved being in a hutong. The hotels in Xi'an and Shanghai were also great, and in safe and convenient locations.We had a different tour guide and driver in each city. All were wonderful and went out of their way to make our trip special. Our flight was delayed in Chicago and Alice, our Beijing tour guide, was waiting for us at the airport at 11:30 pm--9 hours after our scheduled arrival and was terrific about picking us up at that late hour. Alice made sure to fit everything into our time in Beijing and included extra things. Alice has a keen interest in history and was great about explaining the history and culture of the area. I found she purposely built on what we learned the previous day and helped us to learn and make sense of everything. Alice was willing to start our tours early and never complained about staying longer than expected with us. Our driver, Mr. Lee, was exceptional. He also worked late sometimes to ensure we would arrive back to our hotel safely. Traffic was crazy in Beijing but I felt safe with Mr. Lee as our competent driver. He was very personable and we enjoyed each day with both Alice and Mr. Lee. I can't say enough good things about both of them.In Xi'an, we were met by our tour guide, Eric. He was so warm and friendly and once again went out of his way to make our tour easy and special. Eric recommended great restaurants and activities for the evenings which enhanced our tour. He recommended the opera followed by the traditional 16 dumpling dinner, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Eric also has a strong interest in Chinese history and was able to help us navigate the sites quickly while telling us much more information than we could have discovered visiting historical sites and museums on our own. My husband forgot his bag at the Terracotta Warrior museum and Eric figured out a way to recover the bag. We were very grateful.We were met in Shanghai by our tour guide, Ellie. Ellie also was great. We had less time to spend with Odyssey in Shanghai because we also visited our relatives. With Ellie's help and the excellent driving by Mr. Song we were able to visit the most important sites. Ellie also helped us understand the Chinese culture. The silk factory and skyscraper views of Shanghai were times we won't forget.We were a little worried about visiting China because we didn't know the language and we'd never been to Asia. We didn't need to worry. All our tour guides spoke excellent English. Our China experience was wonderful. We didn't want to leave. Odyssey made visiting China interesting, fun and easy. We learned so much that we would have missed by visiting any other way. The tour guides and drivers were excellent. They worked hard to help us have a great vacation. We felt safe and relaxed and we were able to really enjoy our time in China. We will recommend Odyssey to our friends and we hope to have Odyssey's help on future vacations.
November 19th, 2016
This is a long due review but I wanted to take the time to share my positive experience with Oddysey Tours. My family and I used this tour company to visit China in early August. Their customer service is outstanding. Wendy, our travel agent, was extremely helpful and accommodated all of our requests with no issues - we got to visit HK, Shanghai, Guilin, Xi'an and Beijing in 2 weeks. She was always on top of everything even during the trip! The hotels booked and the transportation were also great even though we went with an economic option. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly as well: Leo (Xi'an) and Robin (Guilin) were off the charts and made our trip a unique experience! Overall, we were more than happy we used Oddysey tours and would certainly recommend it to anyone planning to visit China.
November 6th, 2016
My husband and I toured with China Odyssey in September his year. I could not recommend this company more highly. From assistance with booking and visas prior to travel, to our amazing experience in China, we had the holiday of a lifetime. Thank you Wendy at Head Office in Guilin for your prompt responses to our emails and follow up of every request. The itinerary was perfect for our first trip to China. Thank you Wiliiam for looking out for us in Hong Kong. We had been before but appreciated the transfers to Disneyland and the conversation! Autumn gave us an amazing experience in Shanghai. I don't do heights but she cajoled me ( in the most supportive way
October 19th, 2016
I visited China in May 2016 and used China Odyssey Tours to help us see the best in China. We were very happy with their service and hospitality. Wendy was our consultant and did a fabulous job organising all the different places we wanted to see. Our trip ran smoothly with no hiccups and I would definitely recommend China Odyssey for anyone interested in visiting China.
October 19th, 2016
My friend Margaret Sampson and myyself took a 2 week Odyssey Tour in September arranged by Wendy Wan. We could not have been more delighted with her careful planning. I was a little apprehensive to travel so far and leave us in unknown hands and wondered about the outcome. She delivered everything as promised and felt completely comfortable throughout our trip. The hotels were wonderful and our guides had expert knowledge and were really warm nice people. Our itinerary included everything we wanted to see. CiCi in Beijing and Amber Yan in Xian were outstanding.I want to say how delighted we were with The Tea Cosy Inn. It's charm and the family was a place you wanted to stay longer.Thank you Wendy and everyone who had a part to allow us to have our memory of a lifetime.I do want to say thank you to our driver in Shanghai who showed up the 2nd day with his grandchild's stool for me to step on to get in the van. Please let him know how really nice it was of him.I will highly recommend Odyssey Tours.Again thank you and the nice people we met.Norma Johnson
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