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This was the first time I have been on a tour from start to finish with a group. All in all this was one of the best trips I have been on in my life. (I have been traveling for 27 years – half my life); have been to 35 or so countries on 6 continents. I decided on China Spree’s 16 day Grand China & Yangtzee cruise after browsing thru numerous trips and tour agencies and decided on this particular trip for including what I thought were some of the main Chinese cities and sightseeing; including the Yangtze River cruise; knowing the area behind the 3 Gorges dam was already filling up with water and the landscape would be changed there forever! I would have to say for the value, it was an incredible trip. I was amazed at the price differential relative to most other companies with similar itineraries. Guides were terrific; very knowledgeable and generally tried not to overwhelm us with too much information.
- James G, Kansas City, Kansas
This was the first time I have been on a tour from start to finish with a group. All in all this was one of the best trips I have been on in my life. (I have been traveling for 27 years – half my life); have been to 35 or so countries on 6 continents. I decided on China Spree’s 16 day Grand China & Yangtzee cruise after browsing thru numerous trips and tour agencies and decided on this particular trip for including what I thought were some of the main Chinese cities and sightseeing; including the Yangtze River cruise; knowing the area behind the 3 Gorges dam was already filling up with water and the landscape would be changed there forever! I would have to say for the value, it was an incredible trip. I was amazed at the price differential relative to most other companies with similar itineraries. Guides were terrific; very knowledgeable and generally tried not to overwhelm us with too much information.
- James G, Kansas City, Kansas
Chinaspree rocks!! We went on the Mighty Yangtze tour from 4/16 - 4/29 and it was FANTASTIC!!! The entire tour was very well organized -- and an unbelievable price that included international and domestic airfare, all hotels (which were quite comfortable, although in general beds in China are firmer than we are used to), all meals but 1 lunch and 2 dinners, admission to all the sights (Great Wall, Forbidden City, TerraCotta Warriors, etc -- check out the itinerary at chinaspree.com), a national guide with us the entire trip and local guides for each city. We loved our national guide -- informative, helpful, friendly, excellent English, and the local guides were also well informed and excellent communicators in English. Wilson Wu was responsive to all our questions and really seems to want to make this the best experience for his clients. I think that it is very telling that when he called us to ask about our trip, he said 'I don’t want praise -- tell me what you didn’t like so I can improve it for the next group'. We had a hard time finding anything to criticize…I would unequivocally recommend chinaspree to anyone considering a visit to China.
- Kelly S, Soth Lake Tahoe, California
Chinaspree rocks!! We went on the Mighty Yangtze tour from 4/16 - 4/29 and it was FANTASTIC!!! The entire tour was very well organized -- and an unbelievable price that included international and domestic airfare, all hotels (which were quite comfortable, although in general beds in China are firmer than we are used to), all meals but 1 lunch and 2 dinners, admission to all the sights (Great Wall, Forbidden City, TerraCotta Warriors, etc -- check out the itinerary at chinaspree.com), a national guide with us the entire trip and local guides for each city. We loved our national guide -- informative, helpful, friendly, excellent English, and the local guides were also well informed and excellent communicators in English. Wilson Wu was responsive to all our questions and really seems to want to make this the best experience for his clients. I think that it is very telling that when he called us to ask about our trip, he said 'I don’t want praise -- tell me what you didn’t like so I can improve it for the next group'. We had a hard time finding anything to criticize…I would unequivocally recommend chinaspree to anyone considering a visit to China.
- Kelly S, Soth Lake Tahoe, California
This company is a world class tour company and I highly recommend them. They have the heart to provide a exceptional trip for their clients. Every detail was taken care of. It was a fantastic and varied itinerary. Not only the sights you would expect to be highlighted, such as the Taj Mahal, but the Taj Mahal at sunrise! The National Park to view wildlife and possible tiger sightings was a highlight because our lucky group saw an incredible tiger, close up, resting and then stalking and hunting. Our tour guide Ashok was not only excellent, he was exceptional. He took every opportunity to educate us about what we were seeing, the history and culture. He went above and beyond and arranged an extra bus ride to a local market to show us how Indians live and shop beyond the eyes of most tourists. Fantastic, I have no words to describe his abilities to guide. It is a busy and fast paced trip but there still seemed time to take care of your personal things such as downloading pictures, attending to emails, even reading a book. I managed to book two fantastic massages too. Everyone needs to go! Some of our friends, said Why India??? I say why not! Form the Taj Mahal to the Tigers in the National Park and just the sights and sounds and smells as you make your way thru this colorful, chaotic happy country is a stimulation all should experience. Just go!!!
- John R, California
All through my visit in India I was thankful I had pushed the button to purchase this trip. It was the journey of a lifetime. The quality of the hotels was amazing. I worked at a five star, five diamond hotel for fifteen years and so I know outstanding service standards and ourstanding amenities. Kudos to you!!! The service at all of the hotels was way above what I expected. Of course, having a Bengal tiger less than a foot from our vehicle has to be the highlight! And then to be able to see the tiger go after its prey was just beyond what anyone in our group imagined. I have to say that everyday was a highlight. Do not miss an opportunity to travel with World Spree. They are professional, caring and knowledgeable about their product. The hotels are absolutely first rate and worth the trip in themselves. I felt like royalty.
- Nancy B, Colorado
I enjoyed the country a lot more than I expected and I thank World Spree, and especially my tour guide, for such a great trip. Ashok Jain made our trip absolutely fantastic. Everything that we did, everything that he talked about, was wonderful. You could tell that he loves his job. I couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. He made our India experience unforgettable. Each day was a new highlight. The Taj Mahal and going to the Tiger Reserve were on top of my list, but everything we did was great! Each hotel was great, with wonderful staff, beautiful rooms, and the food was great. World Spree provided me with a wonderful experience in India! I can't wait to go back again. India is a wonder of its own, but very different from the USA. Keep an open mind set, enjoy the differences between your country and India, and get the best out of the experience that you can. Do all the additional tour options, and enjoy the trip as much as I did!
- Martha B, Montana
I did an obscene amount of research in choosing a China trip for both my grandmother and I to truly enjoy. I flipped through every brochure, scoured every website, compared every review I could get my hands on. We chose China Spree based on affordability and the list of features included. It proved to be one of the best travel decisions I’ve ever made. Our journey across China and Tibet could not have been more phenomenal. A great trip starts with the people. Jim Mao is a master of his craft. I cannot imagine a better guide. Charm, wit, knowledge, persistence and an infectious laugh, Jim had it all and he won us over immediately. The local guides followed his lead and they were all organized, informed, accommodating and patient. Our fellow travelers, too, were a wonderful group of smart, interesting people and it was a joy to share this experience with them. During my research, I wanted to find a tour that met the needs of a 27 year old as well as those of a 76 year old. I wanted authenticity, information, culture, comfort and fun. I wanted to avoid tourist traps, shopping and wasted time. I knew I wanted to interact with locals, get into the street markets, eat crazy foods, go out to the bars and drink with complete strangers and somehow get by without sleeping because I wanted to see as much as humanly possible in our 17 days there. I also knew my grandmother wanted the safety and comfort of those 5-star hotels, that she wanted to see folk shows and dancing, that she wanted to buy some souvenirs for her other grandkids and that she didn’t ever want to be rushed or tired. In every sense, in meeting every want, need and requirement, China Spree delivered, exceedingly. They showed us an enormous country, its vast history, its promising future, its tireless people and their beautiful traditions... all of this, without so much as breaking a sweat. In all her years of traveling, my grandmother says she’d never had the pleasure of being on such a well-organized tour, with such expert and accommodating employees. She thanks me for finding China Spree and I’ll forever thank them, Jim Mao, the local guides and all the people with us on the tour for making our trip as fantastic as it was. CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best Answer: 10. 15 if possible. Jim was amazing. He cared about every person’s individual needs and juggled that with the needs of the tour as a whole. Any problem that came up was addressed promptly and solved in no time at all. He helped a couple who had a health emergency the very first day and saw to it that they got proper care and got back to Beijing when they regrettably had to leave the tour. He handled lost baggage. He found me a memory card for my camera when I desperately needed one. He kept my grandmother company when she was too tired to walk around the temples in Tibet. We loved Jim and I would take another trip with him in a heartbeat. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: When traveling to China, there’s China Spree... and then everybody else.
- Paul, Illinois
If you book a China Spree tour, you will not be disappointed. You may think the lower price means less value, but, believe me, you will be amazed at how the nice the hotels are, how good the food is, how well organized the tour is and how good the guides are. We had an excellent national guide and, fortunately, only 10 people in our group. Our guide set the tone for a delightful, positive experience, and the itinerary included everything we wanted to see and more. I can’t say enough good things about our China Spree trip, 14-day Best of China and Hong Kong. We had never been on an organized tour before, and this turned out to be one of the best trips we’ve ever taken. CS: What did you like about this trip? Answer: The guide - Lynn - was charming, well informed, took care of our every need. She was spectacular. The hotels were far beyond what we expected - luxury hotels. The food was out of this world, even though it was always Chinese; but there was so much variety, it didn’t get tiresome. The itinerary was all-inclusive and featured the absolute best parts of what we wanted to see of China. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: The Chinese people were wonderful - they were so open and friendly and interested in us, a very vibrant society, not at all the image I had of them.
- Richelle & David, Colorado
China Spree has greatly exceeded my expectations and provided me, my husband and friends a memorable tour of this beautiful country. In the very beginning our tour guide met each of us with friendliness and made us all feel welcomed. Not knowing what to expect , I was very surprised to find that our accomodations were nothing but 1st class. The food was exceptionally delcious and the people were so very gracious. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable about their country and they made every effort to make sure that when we went back home we took a piece of this beautiful country with us. China Spree made every effort to provide a tour that included all the magnificient places that they could possibly fit into a 14 day tour which started from the Tiananmen Square, to the Great Wall, to the Li River, the Long Sheng’s Dragon Spine Terraces and everything in between. We have learned so much. Thank you China Spree for giving me an experience that I will always remember and cherish! CS: What did you like about this trip? Answer: For starters I loved the tour guides. Ron, Linda and Carl were friendly, knowledgeable, humorous, helpful and tolerant. I miss Ron - he was like family. He took such good care of our group and he made everything easy for us. Your country is beautiful, the people are so very gracious, the food was so delicious and our accomadations were 1st class throughout the entire trip. My husband and I loved our trip and we made so many new friends in our tour group. My memories are Beautiful! CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: It would be an absolute must that you schedule your trip with China Spree. China Spree provides you with tour guides who are knowledgeable about their country, they are personable and very helpful. China Spree will make sure you have 1st class accomodations all the way so sit back and enjoy the experience!
- Cassandra, Florida
This was our first trip to China and China Spree made us feel comfortable the entire time! The tour guides were very knowledgeable, professional and personable. We saw a great deal of the sites in China during our fourteen day trip, and our tour guides always gave us background information on everything we saw. The hotels and food were excellent! I would definetly use China Spree again and recommend it to anyone who wanted to see China! CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: Visiting China for the first time is daunting! China Spree made the trip enjoyable and exciting while giving us a tour of China’s treasures. It was a great trip.
- Mary, California
I cannot imagine a more wonderful two week tour of China for our group of returning parents and Chinese adopted girls. The trip exceeded all our expectations. The itinerary was full of memorable highlights like the Great Wall, the Long Sheng rice paddies, the Li River cruise and our bicycle ride on the top of the old Xi ’an city wall. Everything ran smoothly. The hotels, buses, and meals were all of the highest caliber. Beyond the well thought through and well delivered tour, we all LOVED our national tour guide, Lisa Li. She was warm, caring, knowledgeable, and flexible. She worked non-stop to make sure our trip was the best it could be. We appreciated the excellent staff work of China Spree in China and the United States. We have come back with memories that will last our lifetime along with a much greater understanding of China’s past and present. Thank you, China Spree! CS: Comment on your Tour Manager, using rate 1-10 while 10 is the best Answer: Ding, ding, ding hao! Excellent. On a scale of 1-10 Lisa Li gets a 20!! She is responsible for turning a good tour into a fantastic tour for us. She was personable with everyone, she shared stories from her family life that everyone loved, she was always on top of the logistics - getting us the right rooms and making sure that the buses and food were on time. She was knowledgeable about all the sites were visited. She was flexible when we needed more time. Both adults and our girls loved her like family at the end of the trip. CS: Based on your experience from this trip what would you like to say to potential travelers to China? Answer: Be prepared for a fast pace and lots of walking. Buy souvenirs whenever you can. We waited until the end and then ran out of time.
- Susan
We have never traveled before with Worldspree so didn't know what to expect. The trip was wonderful from start to finish. There isn't a thing we would change. Our guides were great, the hotels were all 5 start, the food was good and the tours were all worthwhile. We especially enjoyed the day on the Mekong River. We wouldn't hesitate to travel with Worldspree again, and in fact, hope to do their China tour in 2020.
- Steven B
I recently returned from the 2016 Classic China & Tibet Highland tour (code 160616CCT) where I was traveling with the Greathouse group. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the countries, the culture, and the people. I was especially impressed with our tour guide—Kevin (Hu Xin), who was professional, knowledgeable, organized, and personable. His attention to detail truly made our trip memorable. We traveled with 4 teenagers who were warmly welcomed by Kevin. He enjoyed their enthusiasm as well as their curiosity. Because Kevin shared a wealth of information with the group at each historical or cultural site, we all learned a great deal. He welcomed any an all questions that arose. Having taught school for 38 years, I know that students can often have more questions than adults—something I found invigorating. Obviously, so did Kevin. He always gave them the utmost courtesy—answering every question completely and with enthusiasm for his subject. Our youngsters were enthralled by his knowledge and appreciated his treating them with the same courtesy he extended to all adults on the trip. Kevin treated every member of our group with great courtesy. As in every travel group I have ever encountered, there is always someone who is oblivious to timeliness, someone who constantly complains, someone who always wants special treatment—I’m sure you can complete that list. Kevin did a remarkable job in handling the people who failed to display the “team spirit” that allows for the group to move together without discord. I know he waited for every group to return from their evening outings—like going to the night market, before he retired for the night. He provided excellent directions for going to places that were not on the tour—for instance, what subway lines to take to see the Xi’an wall at night and where to avoid taking a taxi. Not only did I observe Kevin’s politeness to the members of our tour group, I observed that same polite demeanor with everyone he dealt with behind the scenes—hotel personnel, bus drivers, airline employees, ticket takers at cultural sites—basically anyone with whom he encountered. Two from the Greathouse group suffered from altitude sickness in Tibet, and Kevin was extremely attentive. He constantly checked on their comfort as well as whether or not medical assistance was necessary. He was with me as I made a late night check on my brother-in- law as I could not get a response to my phone call. My sister had not heard the phone, and all was well. However, Kevin and I had a plan in place for how to get to the hospital and that he would go with us to translate if my brother-in-law’s health declined during the night. Fortunately, all went well that night. While I didn’t spend as much time with our guide in Tibet, Yulla was also a delight. He had such a complete grasp of the difficult subjects he discussed with the group, that he could explain them very simply. He also displayed great courtesy to all members of our group. I had a wonderful experience with your company and will recommend it to anyone who asks. Thank you!
- Jeanne S, Kansas
I have recommended World Spree to a number of people for travel to Asia. I am looking at other trips with the company because the overall experience, cost, high standards, itinerary and guides make for a wonderful experience of the country, people, food and culture. World Spree is not only legitimate, but they offer wonderful tours for great value. The information they provide for the trip is comprehensive, the hotels, restaurants and stops are considered carefully, and they take very good care of their Western travelers.
- Annette E, Grand Cayman
Every single trip offered on China Spree/World Spree is the best deal on Planet Earth. I have done the research--believe me---they offer the most value for the least dollars, and it is 5-Star. Book a trip, and go!!!
- Donald K, Texas
I first traveled to China with China Spree in 2013, and the whole experience was sheer bliss. That is the same for this trip! The hotels were just fantastic and all guides were most excellent. The cost when compared to other companies is much better, and having taken this trip, the service provided was excellent. If you wish to travel well and save monies, then use World Spree!
- Errol B, Maryland
Incredible India' was an excellent trip in every respect. They thought of everything. Tremendous value. To be honest, I don't see how they can make any money on this tour! There were so many highlights: seeing the Taj Mahal; a tiger in the wild; visiting a home and a school; rickshaw rides. All the hotels were excellent and the food was great and plenty. Our tour guide Ashim was perfect. I cannot think of a single thing how he could have improved. He was knowledgeable, intelligent and articulate with a good sense of humor. He was excellent!
- Steven T, California
World Spree, you rock! All our guides were fantastic! Very passionate, communicative & fun! We all really enjoyed them. All the hotels were luxurious! All meals were great - healthy and fresh! This was a very well-organized tour with a fantastic itinerary & incredible accommodations! Vietnam & Cambodia are other-worldly places everyone should experience!
- Lynne D, California
Every second of the trip was a new highlight. I loved it all - the planned itinerary and especially the spontaneous moments. I cannot imagine what Som could have done to make the trip better. He was incredible. He was knowledgable, funny, spontaneous when things came up, friendly and found time to eat with each group on the tour. He was quite remarkable. World Spree is the best deal around overall. It's a great company that offered a great experience at a great price! Win-Win-Win.
- Wendy T, California