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We were absolutely 'blown away' by our trip with Chinaspree. Everything about this trip exceeded our expectations. We can’t say enough about it, and I keep talking to all my friends about what a great tour it was. They packed in the most wonderful highlights of China in each locale. Their tour guides were extraordinary; we had both a ntaional tour guide and local guides in each of the four regions. They were not only knowledgeable and fun to be with it, but went way out of our way to make sure the trip worked for each person, including the three children in our group. The food was not only plentiful but fantastic; we ate in private rooms and were served plate after plate of deliciousness. It felt like each meal was better than the last. Each locale had its own distinctive flavors. Some of the unique experiences were SO unique: aside from the normal wonderful sites one would want to see (Great Wall, Teracotta Warriors, Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, etc), there were so many surprises: the entertainment at night (Classical Chinese Music, Shanghai Acrobats, a production on the water in Guilin with a case of thousands), the silk factory process, where we learned how silk is made from cocoon to finished product, the Guilin River Trip, exquisite in its beauty and so interesting and fun, a rickshaw ride through old Beijing, a lunch in a family’s home in Beijing, where we learned from the mom how to cook dumplings; a visit to a one room Yao Dung' where most of the people who don’t live in the cities live in caves dug into the mountain: these experiences are so unique. We NEVER could have had such a rich and full trip trying to go on our own. It was absolutely delightful. 100 on a scale of 1-10. And I would repeat it in a second flat. CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip Answer: What impressed us most was the food, the excellence of the tour guides, how happy the people were; how taken care of people in China are (parks within 15 minutes of where people live in Shanghai); when they decimate an apartment complex, they give people larger rooms and transport all the businesses as well, retired people seem to be having such a good time in the parks. The country is so beautiful, and they are handling the rapid pace of growth well, we think. It did not seem crowded to us; there was a flow and ease about getting around. Guilin was absolutely beautiful, as was the Reed flute cave. The Terracotta Warriors took our breath away when we first walked in there. CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best Answer: How about 100? Lucy was absolutely amazing. She went way out of her way for us and EVERYONE, taking care of all requests, and even requests that were unspoken, finding ways to make it work for everyone all of the time. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: would say go to China! It is unlike any picutres that you have in your head about what it’s like. It’s an amazing country, with wonderful people, beautiful and fascinating sites, and going now, while it is in its rapid growth phase, is the perfect time. We loved it! We loved everything about this trip. And I’d go with China Spree. They make it not only affordable, but super comfortable, almost luxurious. It was like having a five start experience all the way while paying fantastic prices. Talk about being economical! Unbelievable.
- Amba G, Washington
Thank you China Spree and Jim Mao. We cannot say enough about the service we received on this tour. I really do not know how you provide all the service for the price you charge. Our hotels were outstanding, the food was delicious. We were worried about having Chinese food so many days. Because you travel to so many regions in China the food is always different. From the moment we arrived at the Beijing airport we were treated like royals. Our bags were always taken care of. We saw other tour groups with large numbers and saw they spent much of their time gathering everyone. The change of the cruise ship was a great decision on China Sprees part, I had researched the previous ship and found several bad reviews. We loved the ship. The room was fine and the food on the ship was outstanding. China Spree has some of the greatest guides. Jim Mao, our national guide was outstanding. He was everywhere addressing anything that happened. One of our flights was cancelled by the airlines and he was on top of everything. He got us on a different airline with just a few minutes difference. CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best Answer: I would give Jim Mao a 20. He was everywhere. He was knowledgeable. He was entertaining and just made the trip enjoyable. I had no idea a manager would work so hard. He was at the airport when we arrived and saw us off. It was sad to leave him. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: Take the trip. You will not be sorry. We were worried about the language and food. You will not have any worries. You are in very safe hotels. The bus drivers are very courteous and great drivers. The guides are all outstanding. Their are several locations with steps but the group will wait for you. You are given time to shop and explore on your own. It will be the trip of a lifetime.
- Barbara, Florida
When we first considered booking a tour with China Spree we were a little hesitant because we did not know anyone who had been on a tour with China Spree. But, after checking with the Better Business Bureau, and reading comments on a variety of internet travel sites about China Spree, we believed China Spree would be a reputable company and provide a good tour. We took a chance and were thrilled with the results. China Spree provided a tour that exceeded our expectations. The hotels were excellent; the food was good; and the tours were absolutely thrilling. We were told that the hotels booked by China Spree would not be as nice as other tour companies. But it was funny when we saw those same tour groups staying in the same hotels we were in with China Spree! And when we attended some of the shows, the China Spree group had the best seats in the house -- even better than groups on the more expensive tours with other companies. I don't know how China Spree can host such a great tour for such a reasonable price. We paid less for our tour than we would have with some of the other companies, but we always felt China Spree was first class. I will recommend China Spree to anyone considering a tour of China. Our family loved it! CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip Answer: The warmth and friendliness of the guide, George Li. He was the glue that bonded everyone and all the experiences. We were so fortunate to have him as a guide. Also, we were very impressed with the cultural exchanges, including dancing in the park with locals, and having lunch in the hutong.
- Debra, Florida
China spree is an excellent company. It was a true pleasure to just pack my bags and say 'where to next' without worry of it being up to my standards. The hotels were excellent, sites were unforgetable, food was a feast to say the least. The guides were so knowledgable, my family learned so much, we had a true appreciation for the culture. China Spree had a unique 'culture sites' program where you visit and have lunch at a familys home and was really interesting. Nothing was left for to chance, everything was taken care of and ran smoothly. They really know what they are doing. I didn’t have a single bad moment. Even my husband and son who didn’t want to go to china and complained about having to go, at the end of the trip they both said it was the best trip ever. I am happy to say that we are looking forward to using China Spree again. The tour guide George was a big fat 10++, truly worked very hard for us. I saw him always asking one by one if we needed anything, if everything was good. He did a great job of managing a group. Was informative. I could see the pride in his country, and how he wanted us see it. I could honestly say HE made the trip from great to excellent.
- Aleida, California
What an amazing trip! If you’re looking for a very good and honest tour company, China Spree is the way to go. I have learned so many amazing things from my stay in China; I only wished I had booked a longer stay. China Spree took care of everything - once you step off the plane in Beijing you are taken care of until you leave for home. Excellent meals, excellent hotels, flawless service from the bus driver to the tour guides, everything you can imagine; not to mention all the amazing destinations your tour will take you to (depending on the package). When it came down to choosing which tour company to use I’m so happy I went with China Spree; you won’t be disappointed. I would recommend you ask for Jim Mao as your national tour guide, he made the trip that much more special and unique. In the beginning I was debating whether to go to China by ourselves and make all the travel arrangements. Thank God we didn’t, it would’ve been a bit of a hassle; our guides took care of our domestic flights, meals plentiful and served up quickly, our hotel arrangements, our transportation within the cities, our tickets for the cultural sites, any special requests we had. It just put your mind at ease to know you had such good people taking care of everything, and it allowed us to really sit back and enjoy the ride. Also worth mentioning is that large groups get priority access to most of the historical sites, so we really didn’t stand in the long lines for the individual entrance. I was a bit skeptical a first putting all my trust in one company - but the quality and service we got was unsurpassed and I would definitely recommend China Spree to anyone wanting to experience China. When the opportunity comes to visit China again, I’ll be booking with China Spree. Mike CS: Things that impressed you most on this trip Answer: The people - very friendly, open, and kind hearted. Their pride and respect for all things ancient and sacred, the tour guides who helped us every step of the way as well. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: Get ready to be amazed and pleasantly surprised. China offers so much history, amazing cultural experiences, beautiful modern cities, and so much more. I heard that China has changed so much in the past 10 years and you can really tell. The people are very friendly and I recommend you take it day by day - time flies when you’re having fun!
- Michael, Florida
As a business person for 40 years, I know of the need to please the customer. Your destinations were well chosen. Accommodations were excellent and your organization was absolutely awesome. I am bewildered as to how you could put such a phenomenal trip together and have it come out so well. Personally, I cannot understand how you could put such a 21 trip together for such little money. Aren’t you suppose to be profitable??? We would take a trip with China Spree again and not hesitate for a minute. I salute your entire organization for each persons passion for excellence. When you sponsor other trips, please contact us first because we are in line waiting
- Arlene B, Sedona, AZ
What a trip! From the time we spotted Lisa, our Beijing guide, in the magnificent airport we were handled with care. I think each of us in our group of 9 were amazed at the gorgeous hotel--surpassed our expectations by a mile. Our first Chinese meal was in the Hutong -- at a home where the lady was proud to show us her home and her furniture purchased by her grandparents many years before. Every dish she brought from her tiny kitchen was more luscious than the one before. I still dream about the fried corn dish. Bus was clean, safe, roomy, with huge windows and a good driver. Hotels continued to amaze us. Meals got more elaborate as the days went by. We ate Chinese, and some of us became expert with the chopsticks. From the skyscrapers of Beijing and Shanghi to the Great Wall; from the Forbidden City to the multi-story mall at our hotel; from the rows and rows of apartments to the multi-story homes of the 'peasants' in the countryside,' from the bustling city streets to the lovely lake and parks of Hangzhou, we grew more amazed. We experienced history, the Chinese cultural revolution, and a capitalistic (??) China! We vacationed along side the people of China. Many families had come from far parts of the country to view the sights in amazement as we were doing. Some stopped for coversation, a photo, and even a hug! School children came in groups with a 'HELLO’ to us as they went by. Plate glass, matresses and plumbing parts were delivered on bicycles. Young professionals shopped or scurried about. We throughly enjoyed the trip. THANK YOU CHINA SPREE! What did you like about this tour? Personal attention to detail, excellent guides, wonderful hotels, variety and overwhelming amount of Chinese food in lovely restaurants, comfortable, large buses and safe bus driver. We saw the tourist sights, but got the feeling that we were also seeing at least a tiny glimpse of the real China The small group (ours was 9) was perfect. Not a lot of waiting for people, easy to stay in a group and to hear our guides’ information.
- Carolyn & George M
Great tour. Wonderful guides, amazing sites, perfect logistics. This was the 4th tour with World Spree and it lived up to the standard set by the previous tours to China, Indochina, and India. I was pleased to see a tour in South America and intend to take advantage of the Ecuador tour in the future. Well done World Spree.
- Donald B
I found World Spree had a very good tour, specially the trip the Tiger Reserve in Ranthambore, was what attracted me the most, as I'm a big feline lover and be able to see those majestic animals in their natural environment was amazing. Ashim our guide was great, he knows and loves his country. He explained to us so many things of the daily life in India, the History and how India got Independent, the different casts and arranged marriages (it's always easier to remember those things with examples, so he was giving us examples all the time). The fact that World Spree is sponsoring a small village school close to Jaipur and we were able to visit, was something I really appreciated, it was a heart touching experience. World Spree is a great tour company that offers great value! They take you to amazing places and with amazing guides who are passionate about their country.
- Camila S, South Australia
This tour exceeded my expectations. We were met at the airport by our national tour guide "Lucy". What a gem she is! I cannot imagine there being a better guide. Everything went smoothly from our point of view( so we know she did a great job). This tour is not for the faint of heart - they keep us busy seeing and doing everything we could possibly fit in. No one was complaining. We came here to experience China and we can say that we have. In addition to the highlights of the tour such as the Great Wall, Warriors and pandas - they had really awesome things planned that turned into awesome things. We took a rickshaw ride to a private home where they prepared a typical meal for us. We also went to a private apartment in the city and helped prepare dumplings. We watched a couple difference noodle making demos with sampling of course! We even got to visit a family to see their progress from a cave home to a wooden home as they could afford it. All and all it was these extra things added in with the larger expected things that made the trip so much better than I was expecting. We had three local guides and they all did an excellent job. The food was great. Breakfast buffets had a large selection including western foods. I would highly recommend this company if you want things to go smoothly! I hope to be able to take another trip with them. I loved this trip.
- Kimberly B
This tour exceeded my expectations. We were met at the airport by our national tour guide 'Lucy'. What a gem she is! I cannot imagine there being a better guide. Everything went smoothly from our point of view( so we know she did a great job). This tour is not for the faint of heart - they keep us busy seeing and doing everything we could possibly fit in. No one was complaining. We came here to experience China and we can say that we have. In addition to the highlights of the tour such as the Great Wall, Warriors and pandas - they had really awesome things planned that turned into awesome things. We took a rickshaw ride to a private home where they prepared a typical meal for us. We also went to a private apartment in the city and helped prepare dumplings. We watched a couple difference noodle making demos with sampling of course! We even got to visit a family to see their progress from a cave home to a wooden home as they could afford it. All and all it was these extra things added in with the larger expected things that made the trip so much better than I was expecting. We had three local guides and they all did an excellent job. The food was great. Breakfast buffets had a large selection including western foods. I would highly recommend this company if you want things to go smoothly! I hope to be able to take another trip with them. I loved this trip.
- Kimberly B
Wonderful tour - could not have been more pleased. We did & saw so much. The tour was well planned and gave us great insights into China and its people. Our tour guide - Felix- was superb. He made the tour exciting & informative. We enjoyed all the hotels and the Yangtze river cruise. The cruise on the Li river was also most enjoyable.
- Daniel A
WOW ! This was an outstanding trip. This was our third trip with World Spree and we plan to join another group soon. The accommodations were excellent! The food delicious ! The travel van was clean and comfortable! The Guide was beyond Outstanding. We learned so much about a culture that was unfamiliar to us and we respect the presentation of the different locals.
- John H
We researched a trip to China in 2006. We were impressed with Wilson and learned that China Spree offers a very good tour for an excellent VALUE! After this trip, we continue to be impressed with the itinerary, value and the tour guides. Thank you Wilson Wu and China Spree. As always, the Great Wall and Tera Cotta Warriors were breath taking and majestic. Traveling with four grand children (ages 12 to 15) and introducing them to the sites and cultures of China was wonderful. Our tour guide, Kevin, was especially helpful in providing an enjoyable experience for our grand kids, ourselves and our other traveling family and friends. The Pandas experience was also a highlight as well as the opera where the kids enjoyed getting the makeup and the interaction with the actors. Kevin's interaction with the entire group was great. He was especially helpful when interacting with our grand kids and making certain that we, as the grandparents, were confident the kids were always close by and learning about the sites. His interaction with the kids was extraordinary. They learned much more about Chinese culture because of that interaction than simply taking a tour. He treated them to Chinese treats and they shared American goodies with him. He made a special effort to assist our kids and other people when they weren't feeling good (ie. altitude sickness in Tibet). We think he went above and beyond what was expected. We have traveled to seven continents and feel that he may be the best guide we have had. Amy in Chengdu was very enjoyable and enthusiastic. She was easy to understand and fun to listen to and had fun stories to tell us. Yulla in Lhasa was very knowledgeable with excellent English. Kevin served as the local guide in Xian and was extremely knowledgeable. China is a feast for the senses. It is full of diverse people and traditions, a smorgasbord of cuisines, and dazzling landscapes. We experienced the culture, history, art, and food, as well as the everyday life of the people of the various regions we visited--and it made for a fascinating trip!! We brought 4 of our grandchildren (ages 12-15) on this trip and they absorbed the information in the various 'Culture InSites Programs' and learned about centuries of history that were brilliantly disguised as fun!! A BIG thank you to Kevin for all he did to go above and beyond to make this trip unforgettable! Book a trip with China Spree--you will not be disappointed with your experience!!
- Gerald G
I just returned from a 9 night (5 in Ubud, 4 in Nusa Dua) Bali tour with World Spree. Contrary to someones post about 'paying through the nose', our tour cost little more per person than airfare would have been from San Francisco. The hotels were stellar, the guide, Sudarata, was kind, flexible, very informative and fun. The other advantage to a World Spree tour is the ease of it all. No driving, getting lost, exhausted or frustrated. The pace was not exhausting like some other tours are. I could not speak highly enough of this tour and tour company. Some folks on our tour had been on 2 or 3 other tours with World Spree and love them (rightly so). This was my 1st tour with them and my husband and I were beyond pleased and would not hesitate to travel with them again to another destination.
- Vanessa J, California
This is our second trip with World Spree and once again it exceeded our expectations. The quality and expertise of their national guides is outstanding and the tour they provide for the cost is second to none. All accommodations are excellent and the days' events are well planned with minimal delays, no waiting in long lines. Travel is relaxed and always focused on the comfort and needs of those touring. If you have ever had a desire to go to Vietnam, this is your trip. You will be amazed and astounded at the beauty of this country and warmth of its people. To see Vietnam from the North to the South, to learn of its history and struggles, to experience the culture in the towns and markets is to gain a perspective that's invaluable. We will always cherish the memories made and time spent there. We thank Quang and World Spree for making it happen!
- Dennis T, Michigan
We highly recommend using World Spree if they offer a trip to places you desire to visit. They are very competitively priced. They offer accommodations in five star hotels where possible. They employ the very best tour guides that not only are extremely knowledgeable, but give you very personable care. World Spree gives you an extensive breakfast each morning and their selection of restaurants that are included on their tours are very good. They see to it that their guests see all important and interesting sites and their guides go out of their way to show you things of interest that are not in the guide books. The tour buses that they use are very comfortable and if your are going to a climate that is hot, they give you plenty of bottled water to keep you hydrated, and cold wet towels to keep you cool. They employ only highly skilled drivers for their buses and you get to really appreciate the driving skills in traffic we would never drive in. This is our second trip with this company. We took a tour to China when they were called China Spree. As we said above, we highly recommend World Spree to take you on your tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our two trips with them and feel that you get exactly what they offer and more.
- Barbara T, Illinois
The only word to use when describing the Incredible India trip is AMAZING! Everything was perfect; tour leader, accommodations, the sites visited, everything. It was all enjoyable! Our Tour Leader, Ashim, was more than excellent. Professional in every way. Great sense of humor, obviously enjoys his work, knowledgeable and great personality. The trip was amazingly well organized, every meal was really good and all hotels were excellent! I would not hesitate to book another trip with World Spree. Well organized, competent and great value.
- John G, California
This trip really exceeded our expectations. I loved all the tour features and sites! Our guide Sudharata was excellent. He always explained out itinerary thoroughly and clearly. He was very knowledgeable and answered questions intelligently. He looked out for our safety and was always aware of where everyone was. He took very good care of my daughter and her special diet, making sure she always had something appropriate and wonderful to eat, so she never felt left out. He was patient and pleasant, always ready to help solve any problem or concern. Both hotels were excellent! The Alaya Ubud was lovely, more intimate, with very friendly staff, excellent food, in a serene atmosphere. The Melia Bali in Nusa Dua was in a gorgeous setting, had a great room, wonderful breakfast, and a great location! I have traveled with many different tour companies around the world. I was very impressed with the quality of our accommodations, itinerary and food on this trip. It was great value for the price!
- Mary J, Florida
World Spree is a world class company. You don't have to worry about a thing. Everything is taken care of for you. Just enjoy. Our National Guide who has been a guide for a variety of companies for over twenty-seven years agrees that you can't do better than World Spree. We had many highlights including Jaipur, Agra (Taj Mahal), Ranthambhore (the hotel), Khajuraho (specific monuments), and Varanasi (the rituals associated with the Ganges). Sandeep was also a great guide, whose knowledge and spirituality were very evident. This trip was absolutely excellent!
- Brian R, British Columbia