FAQ - How to Book a Private Tour in China

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      • Who travels with China Odyssey Tours?

        They are mainly English-speaking and in the main come from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. We do have travelers from different countries as well. Our tours are well-accompanied by English-speaking guides, but guides who can speak other languages will be only available in certain cities upon request. 

        We believe that our tours appeal to individuals who enjoy historical culture, good food, exploring local regions, and want a more flexible style of travel. We welcome first-time travelers, however, also find that many of our passengers have traveled with us before and continue to do so.

      • How long have China Odyssey Tours been in existence and are you registered with any tourist organization like ASTA, for example? 

        China Odyssey Tours is owned and operated by Tang Dynasty Tours Co. Ltd, which is an officially licensed China tour company (LN: L-GX-GJ00080), a member (ID: 08-3 2124 6) of IATA(International Air Transport Association ), a member (ID: #2323) of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), and a member (ID: #900199237) of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents).

      • What kind of tour(s) can I get from China Odyssey Tours? 

        Your tour is a private tour! Your individual guide will meet you at the airport/train station upon your arrival, showing you around, till seeing you off at the airport / or train station for your next destination. You will not be mixed with other tourists when sightseeing and transferring except for wherever applicable.

      • Do you have children-friendly tours? 

        Every family has unique travel needs. Our China travel specialist is always devoted to customizing an Itinerary and activities for family travel with kids. Other features we offer:
        * A variety of meals catered for kids.
        * Licensed safe driver & private car in each destination.
        * Moderately paced tour to suit your children’s age.
        * Kid-friendly tour guide, patient & responsible.

      • Do you handle tours to other countries other than China?  

        China Odyssey Tours is Tang Dynasty Tours' first online brand focusing on providing private tours in China directly to end consumers from all over the world. We are operating the Odyssey series across destinations in China and Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand) and Indian Sub (India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka).

      • What are the benefits of a private tour? 

        As a private tour, you are the key to controlling where to stay longer or shorter if it does not affect the timetable. The small nature of private tours means that the local tour guide becomes your traveling companion rather than just a tour guide, which makes for a much more rewarding experience.

      • How to plan my China trip with you? 

        1. Send us an inquiry by filling in one of our online forms. Tell us when you wish to come, how many days, where you want to go, how many people, and any other information which is necessary for us to plan a perfect China tour for you. 
        2. After we receive your inquiry, one of our professional China travel consultants will email you and give you a proposal.
        3. If you accept the proposal (you may modify it till you are satisfied with it), we will calculate the tour cost and send you the tour price. If you accept it, please confirm that you would like to book it.
        4. You need to pay a deposit of about 30 percent of the total price (full amount)to secure the booking and we will make all the reservations according to your tour itinerary immediately after we receive your deposit. Just tell us what you want for your China tour and let us do the rest! We provide prompt response, professional tour design, reasonable prices, and worry-free customer service.

      • What is the difference between Private tours and SIC tours? 

        Private tours are fully guided tour packages, namely, a professional tour guide who can speak your language and a private car with an experienced driver in each city will be at your service during your China stay. From the starting city to the last stop, they will take good care of you, providing services as follows: airport/train pick-up, guided tour, airport/train seeing off. Exceptions that you have to do tours with others are in Yangtze River Cruise and Li River Cruise. We have a Youtube video directly explaining what you can expect from our private tours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H30nd2d1eE

        Taking SIC tours (seat-in-coach tours) means you have to share a large coach with strange tourists. An English-speaking tour guide and a coach driver are responsible for all the group members so your request may not be solved shortly. The advantage of SIC is the less expensive price but the itinerary is not flexible at all. 

      • What kind of tour(s) can I get from you?

        We offer different kinds of tours including: 
        Package tours elaborately designed by our travel experts feature scheduled tour routes & itineraries, and quotations. All these tours are fully escorted packages, which means in each city, you will have your own professional tour guide speaking your language and a private air-conditioned car/van/coach with your private driver at your service during your stay there, from meeting you at the airport (or train station) upon your arrival, showing you around, till seeing you off at the airport (or train station) for your next destination. 

        It means all the tour packages we have on our website are flexible and tailored to meet your special interests. We understand people are different, and so are their requirements for their own tours, to design a perfect and personalized tour to China for you according to your own special interests by co-working with you is always our goal. 

        You can always just send us an email telling us your own interests, which places you want to go, what you want to see and what you want to do, let our tour consultants tailor-make a special tour plan for you for a special tour experience in your life. 

        Note: If a group is bigger than 10 people, we can offer a private escort (nationwide tour guide) who will be at your service all the time, traveling with the group from one city to another during your whole trip to China.

    • When are the peak season, shoulder season, and low season in China?

      According to our past experience, the peak season refers to April to May and September to October, the cozy weather of which ensures a pleasant trip. The flip side is that relevant tourist resources like hotels and flights are in greater demand than in the low season. It’s advised to make your bookings at an early stage.

      The shoulder season starts in June to August, and November while the low season takes place in December and ends at the beginning of March.

      Tibet finds its peak season from July to October.

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