China Highlight’s Lily Gao planned a fantastic itinerary for our three week private tour. I highly recommend this experience as the logistics were seamless and the recommended sights were exceptional.
Traveling to a foreign country may be intimidating when there is no English signage but every step of the way our needs were met.
The Great Wall was the highlight in Beijing and the Terra Cotta Soldiers in Xi’an were amazing. We love to include a national park in our travels and Zhangjiajie couldn’t be beat. It’s a must see place! Don’t miss the Li River cruise where you will enjoy the view of the Karst mountains. I personally was disappointed in the Chendu panda experience but others really liked it. Shanghai was a perfect way to end our trip.
All the hotels were terrific. We ate amazing dishes prepared to our liking. All the guides spoke English well. They were all professional and very helpful; some were better than others. There was no shopping unless we asked.
Review by Scienceline1 month ago
Very good experience in china zhangjiajie with China highlights. Alice helped me planned the trip and sarah the tour guide is very good. Overall its an excellent experience
Review by Wendlina Eufora1 month ago
Excellent service from China Highlights! Kimi Huang booked everything according to our wishes, including getting a good deal on business class flights from Hong Kong to Xi’an and back. Loved the Wyndham Grand hotel they use in Xi’an. Our guide Robbie knows not just the city, but the whole history of China. His English is very good and we loved his sense of humor. Robbie will tailor the tour as you like it! Highly recommended. We were busy and saw everything we wanted to see, but also had breaks when requested. Also, he has very good restaurant recommendations!
Review by Kieanna Calabaza1 month ago
Tour in China in August 2019 - Family of 2 adults and 3 children.
Shanghai - Guilin - Chengdu - Xi'an - Beijing
Everething perfectly and accurately organized. From internal transfers to experiences they take care of every steps. Flexibility to create your own program and to make changes (even lastminute ones).
Always knowledgeable and informed guides with very good language fluency.
Best for us: Longsheng rice terraces - Yangshuo Bamboo rafting and Show of Impression Liu - Dujiangyan Panda keeper program in Chengdu - Mutianyu great wall visits in Beijing
Review by Karen Barr1 month ago
Just finished our two week tour of China (Beijing, Pingyao, Xi’ang, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise and Shanghai) and had a most enjoyable time. Big Cedit to our tour organiser Sally Guo who fixed everything behind the scenes. Everything went like clockwork and we were always met by the different guides and had our train tickets for each leg of our trip. Thank you Sally. Also a big thank you to William Cheng in Pingyao for being a first class tour guide. Interesting, educated and first class English. He made our time in this very special medieval walled city a real delight. And to Snow In Chengdu for her enthusiasm and detailed knowledge. I wouldn’t hesitate to use China Hightlights again. Thank you for a perfect two weeks enjoying this beautiful country.
Review by Busby1 month ago
We only had 2 days to visit Beijing and the Great Wall so we decided to go through China HIghlights: we did not regret it for one second!
Our guide KING KONG, along with our driver, made the visit easy, fun and super interesting. The schedule is very flexible and the meals included in the package were delicious, big and in non-touristic places.
We higly recommend China Highlights.
Review by Tulape Oinment1 month ago
We have just returned to the UK, having spent the most wonderful time exploring China. I discovered 'China Highlights' through TripAdvisor and noticed how highly thought of they are by visitors from all over the world. From my first contact with Lily Guo I knew I'd made the right choice. The service was of the highest order, before during and after our holiday. I spent 10 months planning all the details and Lily made everything come to life. The guides were fantastic and everyone of them spoke fluent English. They were all extreamly knowledgable and friendly. They made everything so easy and stress free. We travelled from Beijing to Xian, then onto Zhangjiajie down to Guilin and Yangshuo and finished off in Shanghai. It was the holiday of a Lifetime and thanks to Lily our flights, trains, private photo shoots all went smoothly. Thank you China Highlights and Lily Guo for providing the best customer service experience imaginable.
Kind regards Owen & Jean Hickey
Review by Gridd Nipannan1 month ago
We all had a lovely time in China, China Highlights planned our trips as we had requested. Cactus took us around Beijing, Rocky in Xian and Candy in Shanghai all very pleasant and attending to our needs, especially as we had an 82 year old old father and special needs daughter.
Review by Alvidrez1 month ago
Just to express my thanks and appreciation for the excellent organization of my wife's and mine trip to Xi'an and to Guilin.
Everything went precisely according to plan. the guides were excellent, knowledgeable and friendly - and the entire experience was just outstanding !!!
Review by CBug1 month ago
We had Rita at China Highlights arrange our three week private tour. We have been in China before and had specific places we still wanted to see. Rita did a fabulous job of setting up our itinerary. We had a private tour and we felt very well taken care of. We were met at the airports or railway stations, helped to check into our hotels (sometimes right up to our room), and we had very professional guides and drivers. We are avid travelers but are now 70 and 73 so we did not want a DYI trip in a confusing country. The guides also helped us with wheelchairs from the check in counters to the gates and from the gates to the baggage pick-up. In the larger airports, the distances can be very daunting. Everywhere we went we saw wonderful scenery, had wonderful meals, and great hotels. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour agency.
Review by Cotrac1 month ago
Local guides were excellent. Had a really good time. At first I thought it was a bit pricey, but once in China I realized that China is not so cheap. So I think it was reasonable.
Review by GreggDIppel1 month ago
Gerry the guide kept telling us to take the time and enjoy the scenery. It was a tour with extra time so Gerry went extra miles for something additional for us. He specifically took us to enjoy G20 afternoon tea. The snack looked so cute and tasted great. Such a relaxing and pleasant stay here. -Lauraroxette
Review by Lorrainel Goulter1 month ago
Travelled to Beijing in September; The Forbidden Tour & The Temple of Heaven was good, amazing scenaries with loads of history. The tour guide Jean was ok, his english was not that fluent but ok to understand. He would accommodate to your needs like stopping by so i can get coffee, skip the long queue eventhough we already got tickets and post tour guide me to the shops to get my essentials. However was disappointed that i didnt get a chance to buy any souvenirs at Forbidden City cause we ran out of time and that the guide said it was expensive, despite it was a private guided tour; it was ok didn't enjoy it much.
However for the Great Wall Tour, my friend and i enjoy it soo much better. We had a very fluent English guide name Michael. Very accommodating to our needs and very informative and knowledgable about the history of the Great Wall. We had lots of fun and laughter, very easy to communicate with when questions or issues arises. Highly recommend Michael for tour guide. Will book him again when i come back next year.
Review by Blay1 month ago
She was the best of the guide we met . English excellent and knowledge as well . She asked us our needs and she was able to satisfy them at all.
She organize a special tour in Yangshuo you didn’t schedule on our travel plan. More over she suggested to go to see the show at the theater on the river . Something that left us surprised and so happy to make the choice to go.
After show she brought us to the hotel even if the kitchen was closed getting our dinner because of we ordered in the afternoon. She helped us to selected the most tasteful dishes. Moreover I asked her two stamps with two different characters she let us made found them for us. I asked her two books to study Chinese she went personally to find in the early morning because I didn’t want to rush our breakfast in those peaceful incredible place.
She made a surprise was so nice .... and at the airport as well was able to have to great place for our long legs
Review by Nikicustomer Derrow1 month ago
China Highlights is a lot more expensive than other tour providers and didn't really deliver much more, in fact, probably less than other tours.
Review by Wildbrooks1 month ago
My husband and I had the best time in Beijing on our recent visit about a week ago. Our guide Ivy was the best, so kind, patient, always in a good mood and teaching us loots of history and other details about Beijing and its culture.
Also our driver Mr. Zhoe was the nicest and patient.
Than you so much for everything Ivy now we are friends
Review by Doramy1 month ago
We just completed a wonderful tour of Xi’an through China Highlights. Our guide, Robbie, had a deep knowledge of the many ruling dynasties throughout China’s history. The tour of the various City attractions was exceptional. Every stop on the tour included not only historical facts about the sites themselves, but interesting anecdotes in very clear English. Robbie went over and above the call of duty when Gavin - a staff member at the Wyndham Hotel - found my cell phone (which apparently fell out of my jacket as we were leaving for the airport). Robbie arranged for the hotel to bring it to me and stayed with me until I had it in hand.
All in all this tour - the City, the venues, the accommodations, the lunches, the driver (Mr. Wang) and, especially Robbie - far exceeded my expectations.
Review by Rebeks1 month ago
We were a group of 18 adults , visiting 6 cities in China for the first time. We contacted Chinahighlights to book our Transportation to and from Airport/Train stations and Hotels in 6 cities like Beijing, Xian, Zhangjiajie,Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai. I must say Chinaighlights did an excellent job of organizing the transport. They were Reliable, Punctual and above all very easy to communicate and make changes whenever required. We were picked up and dropped on time in all the cities. The buses were Clean and in Excellent condition with good driver and Air Conditioning. They sent complimentary special guides in Being to help us Navigate at the the Airport and and the huge Beijing Station. Our sincere thanks to Sharon and Chinahighlights for helping us have a wonderful Vacation.
Review by Ranglal1 month ago
We had such an amazing experience!
I was traveling to china with my wife and brother, and we reserved a tour with China highlights. SO WORTH IT!
We had the most amazing tour guide Ping.
She was amazing, funny, informational, and just full of surprises! Made our tour so special and we would recomend her to anyone!
Review by Mickr2 months ago
We chose China Hilights thanks to trip advisor it was a great choice.it is a very professional agency, the guides really make the difference in particular the precious Michael in Chengdu, the fantastic and always available Laura LU in Guilin, and the professional Ying in Xian
Thanks to all of you for being with us in these 14 days a special thanks goes to the direction of our journey SABRINA always in contact with us through wechat thanks thanks thanks
Review by Yashas2 months ago
We completed an 11-day tour of China (Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin) in late August. Claire Wong was outstanding in helping us organize a customized tour for our family of 5. Nearly flawless in outstanding service from China Highlights and their local contractors. On time airport to hotel to airport service, outstanding tour guides and drivers, flexible plans, great hotels - absolutely no way we could have toured China otherwise. Would absolutely recommend and use again.
Review by AKknudsen Kleemeyer2 months ago
Gerry was our guide for our family's recent trip to Hangzhou. It is a beautiful city with long history. And there are many beautiful places around west lake. Gerry was informative that he gave us much introduction to the city and scenic places. He also recommended good restaurants to us. It is a memorable trip in Hangzhou.
Review by DBecker2 months ago
Melody was an awesome tour guide. She took care of everything for the trip at Zhangjiajie. She made us feel welcomed. Her English is well and you will not be disappointed with her as a tour guide
Review by Baskal Augello2 months ago
I went to Pingyao as a part of our travel in China with China Highlights. Our guide William was the best guide we had in the entire trip in China! He shared with us his profound knowledge of the place and local chinese traditions, and he tailored our tour according to our requests. Highly recommended!!
Review by AnneConlon Ioakim2 months ago
We booked a 2 weeks trip private tour to China during July 2019 through China Highlights. Our travel advisor was Lilian. She is definitely a gem. Throughout our planning process, she was quick to respond to our requests and questions. She follows up with us not only through the planning, but during the trip and at the end of the trip. Her customer service is definitely top notch. Our tour guides were great. They were prompt meeting us at the airport/train station regardless of the time of arrival. It made the transition from city to city very smooth and effortless.
In Beijing, our tour guide was Cactus. She was so energetic and mesh well with our group. She brought her energy with her every day. As summer months were full of tourists, she regularly conferred with us for schedule changes so we can avoid large crowds, and it worked well for the duration of our visit in Beijing. She provided great recommendations for dinner options around the hotel. She was very knowledgeable, and we had a great time with her.
In Zhangjiajie, our tour guide was Tony. He provided us great insights into the lives of the minority people living in the area. His local knowledge saved us long waits to see various attractions. We were able to modify our itinerary to avoid long waits. Considered how crowded the areas were, we literally have no lines for majority of the areas that we went.
In Guilin, Jenny was our guide. She brought her years of experience with her and were extremely knowledgeable. She understood our group’s sense of humor and was a great participant in our banters. We had a great time seeing the Rice Terrace, the cruise, and mopeding through Yanshuo country side with her. We were able to meet up with Lilian while in Guilin, it was great meeting her in person.
In Shanghai, Candy was our guide. She was very flexible and accommodating with our requests. We went up to the 2nd tallest building in the World – Shanghai Tower, visited the bund, the Yu Garden, and other areas. We got to see both the old and the new Shanghai.
Our trip with China Highlights were exceptional. True, China Highlights is more expensive than other tour company that I have contacted; however, the customer service, knowledge, experience is unrivaled. It’s worth the extra money paid. I highly recommend China Highlights to any one interest in visiting China.