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China Odyssey Tours
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US$692.50*
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4-Day Beijing All-inclusive Private Tour with Food Adventure
Ranked #7 of 407 Tours in Beijing
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Owner description: China Odyssey Tours Beijing office, not only providing private Beijing tours, but also custom China tour packages for worldwide travelers. With over 20 years of experience in tour operation, we have the expertise to tailor-make personalized tours with the best value for money to meet our customers' needs. Visit the incredible ancient Forbidden City Home to China's Emperors.Be dazzled by Beijing's exciting and colorful Peking Opera.Beijing, the capital of China has so much to offer visitors. As one of China's four ancient capitals, Beijing is China's center for art and culture. Beijing is home to some of the most stunning architectural wonders in the world. The Imperial residences and parks such as the Forbidden City and Summer Palace never fail to awe visitors with their grandeur and Scale, military fortifications such as the Great Wall and City Gates humble visitors with their sheer scale, the walled hutongs which have been home to Beijing residents for centuries never fail to surprise visitors with what lies around the next corner. Beijing is an exciting and dynamic city. It is the perfect place to see China's incredible ancient past and exciting present.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked with Odyssey a 4 week long tour of China, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong. We worked with Susan from Odyssey over email to custom tailor the tour to our travel dates and interests, she was very helpful and patient with our requests. She took care of all the accommodations, flights and tours at every destination!

We started in Beijing, where Jack was our guide. His English was great and he was very knowledgeable and adjusted the tour to our pace, so, for example, we were able to check out Jingshan park after visiting the Forbidden City and get a birds eye view of it. We also made time to visit a local tea shop, where we sampled several types of Chinese tea, and with Jack's help we checked out local delicacies on every day of our trip - grilled lamb, noodles, Peking duck! Jack also gave us some great tips for where to go in the evening for shopping and sightseeing and for more delicious food. If you are headed to Beijing, I would highly recommend Jack as the tour guide and Odyssey as your tour operator!

Xian was our next stop and was full of ancient history! Terracotta warriors and Hanyang Tombs were most impressive. We also had an evening to spend at the Muslim quarter of Xian, where a busy night market is and try great street food! In Shanghai we had great time visiting the French quarter, the Bund and World Financial Center (and tried the famous soup dumplings near Yu Garden).

We then visited Taiwan, where our guide was Spencer - he was absolutely great! He took us around Taipei, to Yehliu Geo Park, to Sun Moon lake and back. Once we asked learned about our local food passion, he would literally ask the driver to pull over when he saw a roadside stall selling local fruit or other produce. He also told us a lot of interesting stories about his life and other passions (outside of being a tour guide). He also helped us with directions around Taipei on our free day. We were very fortunate to have him as our guide!!

In Bangkok our guide was Lucky and she also was great - from her we learned a great deal about the history of Thailand and about local traditions and culture.

In short, we are very happy we booked with Odyssey and that we got such wonderful guides as Jack, Spencer and Lucky for our trip!

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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ilyawagner,

Thank you for your kind words on our services. We regarded your satisfaction as an honor and recognition in our service and felt proud of it.

At China Odyssey Tours, we realize that each journey is special for every client. So we would like to do everything possible to ensure your trip of discovery to China is one of your best travel experiences.

We are very glad that you would extend to more Asia countries soon and we look forward to accompanying you again.

Best wishes,

Femando Shen

You are not alone with Odyssey

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have now had our first experience of "private touring" and thanks to Odyssey and the personalised service given by our Travel Consultant Bruce Peng and our many guides we could not be happier.
All persons concerned were friendly, obliging, knowledgeable, articulate and punctual.
Special mention is made of Autumn in Shanghai, Jim in Chengdu, Andrew in Xian, Tarshi in Lhasa and Alice in Beijing.
Special mention is made of the many very skillful drivers we had. Without their skill I wonder how we would have survived the Chinese "traffic chaos". Greg and Rene

1  Thank Rene P
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rene,

Thank you for your kind words on our services. We regarded your satisfaction as an honor and recognition in our service and felt proud of it.

At China Odyssey Tours, we realize that each journey is special for every client. So we would like to do everything possible to ensure your trip of discovery to China is one of your best travel experiences.

We are very glad that you would extend to more Asia countries soon and we look forward to accompanying you again.

Best wishes,

Femando Shen

You are not alone with Odyssey

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I book a lot of private tours -- high end and I am very picky about logistics and planning. I want only the best hotels and the best guides. Femando at Odyssey worked with to plan an amazing 2 weeks in China, including a river cruise, with private guides, for 2 couples who are very well travelled. Everything ran like clockwork. The guides were sensational without exception. I could not have wanted more. Femando even arranged a wheelchair and pusher for my husband who sometimes has difficulty walking long distances. It was a godsend. China Odyssey exceeded my expectations. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Thank Laraine B
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Laraine,

Thank you for your kind words on our services. We regarded your satisfaction as an honor and recognition in our service and felt proud of it.

At China Odyssey Tours, we realize that each journey is special for every client. So we would like to do everything possible to ensure your trip of discovery to China is one of your best travel experiences.

We are very glad that you would extend to more Asia countries soon and we look forward to accompanying you again.

Best wishes,

Femando Shen

You are not alone with Odyssey

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Beijing and Mr Eric was our guide and he fulfilled our expectations making our stay a very pleasant one

Thank Marco Antonio G
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Odyssey-COT, Public Relations Manager at China Odyssey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marco Antonio G,

Thank you for sharing your tour experience on trip advisor.

At China Odyssey Tours, we realize that each journey is special for every client. So we would like to do everything possible to ensure your trip of discovery to China is one of your best travel experiences.

We are very glad that you would extend to more Asia countries soon and we look forward to accompanying you again.

Best wishes,

Femando Shen

You are not alone with Odyssey

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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