We consider experiencing good Chinese cuisine to be an important part of the tour experience. When on a tour, lunch is generally Chinese style and normally included in the price. Our guides will help you order according to your taste. Mild, spicy, meat, vegetables, rice and/or noodles. Dishes are served family style and shared by the guests. The driver may eat on his own but the guide will join you if you like.
Food in Beijing is quite good quality and we take our guests to genuine local restaurants, not tourist traps. We consider it distasteful to ask you for small amounts of money during the tour, so we offer unlimited standard drinks including Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea and local beers. You also won't leave the table hungry, if you need more to eat just let your guide know.
We don't have fixed restaurants we must use, it depends on where you are at the time you are hungry. When traveling around China we normally have the same arrangements outside Beijing but this may vary depending on your exact itinerary.
Unless there is a special activity planned or you prefer to have all your meals catered, guests often prefer to relax after a days tour and arrange their own dinner. This gives you flexibility in time and cuisine. Having all your meals catered every day can be tiresome. Handling your own dinner allows you to have some control and also strike out on you own. Your guide can give you restaurant suggestions and in big cities you can find lots of options for fine dining, fast food, both western or Chinese. Hotel staff can often make restaurant recommendations within walking distance.
If you get the taste for a burger or pizza after a lot of Chinese food, this is easily found in Beijing, Shanghai and many other cities around China. Many hotel restaurants offer nice food. China also has its share of McDonald's, KFC and Subway sandwich chains if you need a fix.
Most hotels come with breakfast, or if not it can be added at a cost. Four and five star hotels will generally offer a good western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Three star hotels may only have a Chinese breakfast, or a Chinese interpretation of a western breakfast. Anyway a Chinese breakfast is not bad - rice porridge, eggs, Chinese style breads and vegetables.
Most of our tours offer unlimited bottled water in the vehicle so you can keep hydrated and healthy all day long. Grab a couple bottles to take to your room for the night. Tap water in big cities in China is not going to make you sick, it is chlorinated. Fine for brushing your teeth but best to stick to bottled water as you don't want to upset your system on your big trip.
Children and Special Diets
Our guides are accustomed to handling special diets or the selective eating of children. Let us know in advance if you have food allergies or other special requests and we can plan for you. Children often find they like certain Chinese dishes, such as noodles, fried rice or sweet and sour pork. If a stop at McDonalds or KFC is required your guide can do this on the go.
6 Days • CNY 2,170
This is an itinerary only parents with young children will understand. If you have children who have a nap as part of their daily routine, then this itinerary might be the right fit. We pick you up in the morning according to your schedule, have a morning activity and then return you to your hotel for a nap. Then in mid-afternoon we will pick you up again for another outing on most days. This...
1 Day • CNY 2,950
This tour takes you from Beijing to Xi'an and back to Beijing in one long day. If you are short on time then this tour is for you. If you have more time then we recommend at least one night in Xi'an. Let us know if you would like this itinerary customized.
Beijing → Xi'an → Beijing
1 Day • CNY 440
This one day tour takes you through the highlights of Shanghai. Get a bird's eye view of the city from the Oriental Pearl tower, visit a classical Chinese style garden, walk through China's best museum and enjoy an end of the day stroll on the Bund. We can customize this tour to your interests and add airport or train station transfers as well.
1 Day • CNY 450
Jews played a significant role in Shanghai's development through 1949. Many wealthy and successful entrepreneurs lived in the city and ran thriving businesses. Our tour takes you on the historical trail through Shanghai's Jewish history. Lunch at Shanghai's Jewish Center gives you a glimpse into the continuing role of Jews in China. From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai accepted over...
1 Day • CNY 570
This tour starts and ends its day at your cruise ship in Shanghai. We will pick you up and drop you off again. If you are traveling with others and join together then the cost for this tour will be reduced. We can customize the itinerary if you have some activities you would like to change on the second day. As with all our tours we give American style service.
5 Days • CNY 1,920
An ideal itinerary for families or those who want to see natural beauty and Chinese countryside. We can adjust the active components of this itinerary such as biking, caving and river rafting to your preferences. This itinerary starts and ends at the Guilin airport. It covers all the major sights in Guilin and Yangshuo. We do not include hotels as there are many options and we can add this...
Guilin → Li River Cruise → Yangshuo
3 Days • CNY 2,200
Harbin is a winter wonderland during the approximate 2 months of the annual ice festival. Ice carvers come from all over the world to compete in the ice carving competition. There is also a complete village of ice with colored lights to see at night. Truly a world class festival. This tour takes you to all the highlights of Harbin, plus a day for skiing.
Harbin (Ice Festival)
2 Days • CNY 1,760
Harbin is a winter wonderland during the approximate 2 months of the annual ice festival. Ice carvers come from all over the world to compete in the ice carving competition. There is also a complete village of ice with colored lights to see at night. Truly a world class festival.
Harbin (Ice Festival)
1 Day • CNY 390
When your cruise ship docks in Xiamen, this is an economical no shopping tour to see the city highlights. Join up with other passengers on your cruise ship to bring the price down, the more guests the lower the per person price.
11 Days • CNY 10,450
This tour takes in China's most common route delivered with quality in a no commission shopping format. You will spend your time seeing the best sights with a carefully selected guide and indulging in good local cuisine. You will not being taken to "factories" every day to make up for a low tour price. You won't be asked to reach in your pocket every day and buy overpriced...
Beijing → Xi'an → Guilin → Li River Cruise → Yangshuo