Absolute China Tours

Hangzhou, China

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Testimonials 10

  • Dr.Dana Vulpescu Germany

    Absolute China Tours website

    Dear Eric, thanks you for your excellent service. We enjoyed a 3 week round trip, covering the most important tourist spots like Beijing, Xi'an, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai. Our hotels have been excellent throughout the country and our local guides were extremely attentive and trying hard to please any extra wishes. When one of our flights was cancelled due to bad weather the agency did everything possible to resolve the inconvenience. Five out of five stars. We would recommend for any China traveler.

  • Haroon Ismail Patel United States

    Absolute China Tours website

    Great trip. Great company overall. No mishaps. Well organized especially booking/ planning last minute. Zoe was great. Lily our guide in Beijing was great too. I would've given 5 stars but for the guide in Xian. Nice person, reasonably good English but for lack of a better term- we just didn't click! I think she would do great in another industry. Maybe it was an off day or two for her but somehow the concept of " the customer" comes first " got lost somewhere. She needs to be less dictatorial and more flexible. While we had flexible options in Beijing in terms of food and sites( had a great time) , the Xian leg, especially food choices were non negotiable - not so much I would think from a company standpoint but more so due to lack of guide flexibility and enthusiasm - even when I was prepared to pay the extra! Xian, especially the Muslim quarter and its eclectic food was the highlight for me- no mention of it by the guide - we explored at night and " discovered" it and loved it. Again, not to sound too critical- I'm glad that they were able to pick us up and drop us off and share some facts with us- but in comparing the Beijing vs Xian tours, I think we could've done better in the latter.

  • Haroon Ismail Patel United States

    Absolute China Tours website

    Great trip. Great company overall. No mishaps. Well organized especially booking/ planning last minute. Zoe was great. Lily our guide in Beijing was great too. I would've given 5 stars but for the guide in Xian. Nice person, reasonably good English but for lack of a better term- we just didn't click! I think she would do great in another industry. Maybe it was an off day or two for her but somehow the concept of " the customer" comes first " got lost somewhere. She needs to be less dictatorial and more flexible. While we had flexible options in Beijing in terms of food and sites( had a great time) , the Xian leg, especially food choices were non negotiable - not so much I would think from a company standpoint but more so due to lack of guide flexibility and enthusiasm - even when I was prepared to pay the extra! Xian, especially the Muslim quarter and its eclectic food was the highlight for me- no mention of it by the guide - we explored at night and " discovered" it and loved it. Again, not to sound too critical- I'm glad that they were able to pick us up and drop us off and share some facts with us- but in comparing the Beijing vs Xian tours, I think we could've done better in the latter.

  • Chelra United States

    Trip Advisor website

    Firstly, I want to show our appreciation to our trip advisor,Zoe. She is so attentive and experienced. It is the first time we come to have a visit in China. One of our friends suggest choosing China Absolute Tours as they had once. We are very pleased with their wonderful service, suitable tour arrangement. Both of us have a good time in Hangzhou. West lake, known as the pearl of Hangzhou, is always surrounded by so many people who come to appreciate its beauty. It is too big to walk around . It looks that it costs almost 3 hours to go around the lake on foot. Due to the limited time,we took a scenic bus to go around the lake.Maybe I would like to choose a bike to go around the lake next time . At last, thanks so much for the guide,Mary's help. I will be contacting her for our next China trip.

  • Hi Center United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor website

    Before we came to Hangzhou we never imagined that we would have such a wonderful tour in Hangzhou. Our trip designer Eric is enthusiastic, patient and considerate when planning our tour. Hangzhou has a comfortable weather, beautiful scenery and delicious Hangbang food. West Lake, known as the proud of Hangzhou, is surrounded by people who are admiring her unique beauty. The lake is too big that we took a scenic bus to go around it and take a boat to the island called Santanyingyue in the center of lake. What impressed us most is the show Impression West Lake, which is performed on the water to present the history and culture of West Lake by exploring the folklore and myths of Hangzhou. In a word, we enjoyed our stay in Hangzhou and we will come again if there is a chance.

  • Wang P. China

    Trip Advisor website

    I just want to express my excitement that China Absolute Tours provides me an unforgettable tour in Hangzhou. The natural views such as West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Duan Bridge and Su Causeway are so beautiful and worth a visit. The Chaptel Hotel I lived in is a member of Relais & Chateaux Association and is 3 minutes from West Lake. This hotel is located in the time-honored architecture built in the period of Republic of China. Spacious room, passionate service and authentic Hangzhou food left me a deep impression. The tour guide is friendly, helpful and considerate in the whole journey. Hangzhou is a must visit city in China and you will enjoy an absolute tour here.

  • Natador United States

    Trip Advisor website

    This is one of the most amazing places I 've been. It is must do if you visit china. I took a tour , they picked me up at the lobby of my hotel in Shanghai in a van, it takes 2 hours to get to Hangzhou, very friendly and polite drivers. there is a fee for the tour that include a fabulous lunch in a local restaurant. and then we visited the tea village, beautiful as well. The Hangzhou lake has a free entrance.

  • Howard United States

    Absolute China Tours website

    I would like to tell anyone who wishes to use your services, that Absolute Chinea Tours create for me an absolutely wonderful tour of Kunming, the Dongchuan red soil area, xian, zhangye and the danxia landform national area outside zhangye.Everything about our tour was first rate. The three tour guides all spoke excellent english. Each of the guides saw to it that even the smallet detail was taken care of, all transportation was prompt, and on time. The meals were delicious, and the dietary restrictions of my travelling companion wre duly taken care of.I have been to China three time before. I can honestly say that Absolute China Tours provided the best service at the right price og any other tour operator in China.

  • Deborah United States

    Absolute China Tours website

    China Absolute service and personnel were professional, thorough and knowledgeable. We developed a fairly complicated 17 day trip with Zoe who handled all of our requests, changes and questions as our travel adviser. She gave us suggestions on sites, events and attractions throughout the process.We had 6 different guides who were all knowledgeable about their cities, history and culture, which we requested. One of our guides with the most experience, was the least accommodating and attentive so I am not sure 10 - 15 yrs as a guide is necessary. Most of our guides had at least 3 years or more.We covered a considerable amount of ground in 17 days which we would never have been able to do without the planning and help from China Absolute. Our flight to San Francisco was delayed which caused us to miss our connection to Shanghai. Because we missed an entire day in Shanghai, Zoe was able to give us a refund for the hotel and events we missed. This was more than United offered even with them being the cause.I would highly recommend China Absolute Tours for a private tour. They were able to deliver a superior product within our budget. The must see historical sites are the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terra Cotta Warriors. We also enjoyed getting off the beaten path in Datong to see the Hanging Temples and Yungang Grottes and lunch at a tea farmer's house in Hangzhou.The final leg of our trip was in Guilin and Yangshuo with the Rices Terraces, Lee River cruise, bamboo rafts, minority groups village and cooking class. We took a cooking class in Beijing and Yangshuo, Zoe recommend Yangshuo highly which was our groups over all favorite also. It was a perfect way to end the trip because it was more relaxing.I wish we had had more time in Shanghai due to our 24 hr delay and possibly a day less in Beijing. We were overwhelmed with the traffic in Beijing, the length of time it took to get anywhere and an uncomfortable van. We decided not to go to the summer palace because it would have been another 4 hrs in the van.

  • Lewis United States

    Absolute China Tours website

    We would comment on 5 stars. Particularly, the service Christina provides in initially planning the trip. Everything occured according to plan and was extremely well coordinated. We were ecstatic about the level of service and the thoughtfulness that went into it. Also, Cynthia our guide in Guilin was great. She, with the help of Christina, arranged to have my a cake to celebrate my daughter's birthday (who was born in Wuhan, and returning to China for the first time).We were in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and it was unusually hot, but still had a good time. But Guilin and Yangshuo were a welcome break from the cities and the heat.The most enjoyable and memorable parts of our trip is Li River cruise. It was the favorite part for all my family members. If we take our trip again, we will sepnd more time in the country and less in the city. Learn more of the language to be able to engage the locals more.

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