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Acclaim from Social Travel Platforms

AgateTravel.com has long been appreciated by our customers. Especially TravelChinaGuide.com, our brand in China and Asia tours established in 1998, has made a great success. Hereunder are rave reviews from the most popular social travel websites like Tripadvisor, Trustpilot, and Product Review.

Traveler Overview 5.0  Based on 2525 traveler reviews
  • 699marcellac
    December 16, 2019
    Outstanding Tour in Xi'an
    My friend and I had the most amazing time with our tour guide Carol. She was super friendly, accommodating and very easy to understand.

    We began our tour with another friendly family from Singapore to see the Terracotta Warriors site. Carol explained the history of the site to us and how it was found. Since we went in the winter, the site was very open and we were able to take amazing pictures. Luckily for us, the farmer was there on the day we went and we were able to get his...Full Text
    My friend and I had the most amazing time with our tour guide Carol. She was super friendly, accommodating and very easy to understand.

    We began our tour with another friendly family from Singapore to see the Terracotta Warriors site. Carol explained the history of the site to us and how it was found. Since we went in the winter, the site was very open and we were able to take amazing pictures. Luckily for us, the farmer was there on the day we went and we were able to get his signature and a picture with him as well.

    After the site, we got lunch around the area and we dropped off the family by the Muslim Center in Xi'an. My friend and I had a private tour for the rest of the evening. We went to the small wild goose pagoda, a museum in the pagoda and Xi'an City wall. Carol also informed us about a show that was happening that night with a dumpling dinner included. She was able to help us get last minute tickets and requested accommodation dinner for my friend who is allergic to gluten and soy. Our tour was suppose to end after visiting Xi'an's City Wall, but Carol and our driver was nice enough to drive us to the show and waited for our show to end and then drive us back to our hotel.

    Even after we left Xi'an, Carol checked in with us to make sure we were okay and we made it to our next destination. I highly recommend this tour. It is definitely affordable and worth it.
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  • Jonharwig
    December 13, 2019
    Great tour at a reasonable price.
    We did the mini group tour, 3 people in total, visiting the Terracotta Army, Xi'an City Wall and Wild Goose Pagoda. Our guide Roger was excellent, and made the tour very interesting. He spoke very good English and explained to us, the history and meaning of the sites we visited. Would definitely recommend.
  • Fchu36
    December 13, 2019
    Xian tour made awesome with Tracy
    Tracy filled the gap of our missing link of the Chinese history, especially when we witnessed the Terracotta worrier site! Her knowledge and the variety of activities empowered us to understand the culture and people way of living! We absolutely love every minute of our stay here. Xian is so charming in multiple ways.
  • SReneeM76
    San Francisco, California
    December 13, 2019
    Amazing Day Tour of Terracotta Army and Xian City highlights
    Carol is a delightful tour guide! I would highly recommend her and this tour for any first time Xian visitors.
    All day tour taking you by private van to Terracotta Army and back to city to revel in the highlights of Xian.
    For the beginning of the tour my friend and I were joined by a family visiting from Singapore. We were picked up directly outside our Airbnb and headed out of the city for the 45-1 hr drive to the Terracotta Army. On the drive from the city, Carol, provided us with...Full Text
    Carol is a delightful tour guide! I would highly recommend her and this tour for any first time Xian visitors.
    All day tour taking you by private van to Terracotta Army and back to city to revel in the highlights of Xian.
    For the beginning of the tour my friend and I were joined by a family visiting from Singapore. We were picked up directly outside our Airbnb and headed out of the city for the 45-1 hr drive to the Terracotta Army. On the drive from the city, Carol, provided us with background and history of the discovery of the site as well as the intended excavations to follow. She gave us insights and tips on visiting the area, like avoiding the street vendors and schemes. Additionally while there she gave us information on the sites and was always eager and helpful with snapping photos for us.
    After the drive back from the Terracotta Army, my friend and I were fortunate enough to continue on the day tour as a private tour with Carol, she took us from the small goose pagoda, city wall, and even an Evening Show with Dumpling Dinner!
    I personally have dietary restrictions and she made sure to communicate this to the restaurant so that I could enjoy the experience along with my friend.
    Further more leading up to the end of the evening, as Carol became aware of our travel plans, she went above and beyond to help us fill up our free day following the tour, with recommendations that included: foot massages, museum entry, and transportation to and from each place.
    Carol made my time in Xian so enjoyable and I am so grateful for her warm welcome and hospitality!Collapse
  • 869Sabrina
    Beijing, China
    December 12, 2019
    Pretty much got a private tour
    Came during the off-season so I ended up with a private tour! Lily was fantastic, she knew more than I was expecting and she made sure I managed to get some fantastic photos! She convinced me to try some of the Xi’an noodles and I’m so glad she did! And I am a solo traveller so it was nice to feel like you were traveling with a friend briefly. She even messaged me to make sure I made it back to the hotel alright since I decided to find my own way back.
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Traveler Overview  Based on 367 traveler reviews
  • Bong Lui Lui
    1 review
    Dec 13, 2019
    Very good and nice travel agent
    Very good and nice travel agent! I had a wonderful time in Beijing and Xi'an. I would like to recommend anyone who is going to China, please do take up any tour by TravelChinaGuide!!!
  • Jan Murphy
    1 review
    Oct 24, 2019
    A great holiday experience in China
    This was our first experience holidaying in Asia and Travel China Guide Tours was there for us every step of the way. Right for the start the holiday was tailor made for us and we had the same rep helping us along the way, she was extremely helpful, replying to any questions or queries we had almost immediately, which was most impressive taking into account the time difference between England and China. The holiday lived up to our expectations and probably exceeded them, I was quite nervous...Full Text
    This was our first experience holidaying in Asia and Travel China Guide Tours was there for us every step of the way. Right for the start the holiday was tailor made for us and we had the same rep helping us along the way, she was extremely helpful, replying to any questions or queries we had almost immediately, which was most impressive taking into account the time difference between England and China. The holiday lived up to our expectations and probably exceeded them, I was quite nervous visiting this part of the world but going as part of a guided tour was great. The hotels and restaurants were great, the tour guides looked after us well and were all very knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend them and would certainly book with them again.Collapse
  • Pitso
    1 review
    Oct 04, 2019
    Travel China Guide Tours provided an amazing service
    Travel China Guide Tours provided an exceptional service for me while touring Xian. The online registration process was smooth from the start. The pricing was the best thing of all the tour companies I surveyed and the guide was most helpful. Your made my trip memorable and I want to thank you. All the way from South Africa.

    Pitso
  • Tom Glaister
    1 review
    Sep 20, 2019
    Magnificent China tour
    My grandson was studying for a semester at Seoul National university and suggested that we tour for sometime before returning to Canada. I came across Xi'an Marco polo International Travel service Co. Ltd. when exploring the website of CVAC (China Visa application center) in Toronto. As neither of us had travelled in the "Far East" before, had little knowledge of China, and did not speak Mandarin, we thought it sensible to have tour guides from a company familiar with the country I am glad we...Full Text
    My grandson was studying for a semester at Seoul National university and suggested that we tour for sometime before returning to Canada. I came across Xi'an Marco polo International Travel service Co. Ltd. when exploring the website of CVAC (China Visa application center) in Toronto. As neither of us had travelled in the "Far East" before, had little knowledge of China, and did not speak Mandarin, we thought it sensible to have tour guides from a company familiar with the country I am glad we did! Our itinerary was carefully planned, and went fully according to plan. Our tour coordinator, Vera Yu, assisted us with the itinerary, paperwork and documentation for arrival in Beijing, and even arranged to meet us in Xi'an.
    The tour was magnificent,although strenuous for me as a senior,and covered many of the sites and cities we had heard of over the years. Hotels were beyond our expectations, and cheap, from what we experienced in North America. Hotel meals were generally excellent but we preferred to eat in local cafes; this was much cheaper and not at all difficult as most cafes had pictures of their menus posted outside, and staff were always helpful. In fact we were sometimes overwhelmed with how friendly and helpful Chinese people are.
    On the Yangste cruise, where we were the only Westerners, several crew members spoke some English, and the public announcements were often repeated in English or the benefit of non-Mandarin speakers.This cruise was spectacular giving much insight into daily life in China, and culminating in the magnificent 3-Gorges Dam.
    In Shanghai we went on our own with a bus tour of the city, a river cruise, and walking.I must add that I felt safer walking a night in Shanghai than I have felt in many North American cities. The Shanghai Bund (river walk), night lights on the Huangou river, and the Shanghai tower should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Traveler Overview  Based on 90 traveler reviews
  • Cathy
    Jun 16, 2019
    Exceptional Tour Company
    We used Travel China Guide for a customised 15 day private tour of China for 4 people, and had the most amazing time.
    This company is exceptional - I was nervous about using a foreign travel company, but once I started corresponding with Emily, everything quickly fell into place - despite me sending about 20 emails over the course of 4-5 months to tweak different parts of our tours. Emily was so organised, the day tours and travel arrangements all worked without a hitch. They will also send...Full Text
    We used Travel China Guide for a customised 15 day private tour of China for 4 people, and had the most amazing time.
    This company is exceptional - I was nervous about using a foreign travel company, but once I started corresponding with Emily, everything quickly fell into place - despite me sending about 20 emails over the course of 4-5 months to tweak different parts of our tours. Emily was so organised, the day tours and travel arrangements all worked without a hitch. They will also send you a letter to assist with your China visas. We used We Chat in China to communicate with the Guides, who were all brilliant.
    No hesitation is recommending this company. (Note they trade as Xi'an Marco Polo International Travel Service).Collapse
  • Greg
    Mar 08, 2019
    Great 14 day China trip including Tibet with TCG
    I can highly recommend TCG. The trip was exactly as advertised and certainly met or expectations. I booked the trip online and our consultant Wendy was very helpful. All of our guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English well. The cost was reasonable and we did not encounter any unexpected fees.
  • katew
    Mar 06, 2019
    They made the process of booking trains in China painless
    Travel China Guide booked all our Chinese trains for us over a holiday period when it's almost impossible to get trains. They were excellent (and even apologised that they had only managed to get us seats in adjacent rows on one particular train that was bursting to the seams). Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
  • Sharon T.
    Feb 19, 2019
    Great experience in China with TCG
    Our 10 days trip to Hangzhou-shanghai-suzhou was nicely organized by TCG. I would like to give a big clap to my travel consultant Emily as she dealed quickly and nicely to my various requests and enquiries. Our travel guides and drivers are also very polite and helpful during the trip. Only one small suggestion to the travellers or TCG perhaps is to have travellers or guides to contact each other before the trip to confirm on the exact meetup point in train station, as travellers could get lost in big station.
  • Kathy M
    Feb 15, 2019
    Perfect tour to see the best of China
    They were amazing, a truly memorable trip all went to plan with no additional costs. My 8 day China trip was very organised with no problems, we were kept busy sight seeing every day, we stayed in the best hotels, ate the best Chinese food our guide Candy was amazing and very helpful and went beyond her job. Thoroughly recommend Travel China for all your travel. Would love to do another tour with them.
  • Amanda
    Feb 12, 2019
    Exceptional trip run by exceptional people
    We booked a small group tour from Beijing to Xian then Chengdu to Shanghai, and Travel China Guide Tours also arranged extra flights for us to go on to Guangzhou afterwards by ourselves. Everything about the trip was professional and beautifully organised, from our first enquiries by email to the trip itself. We travelled by internal planes and train. The guides in each city were great, the hotels were lovely and all of the meals that were part of the package were exquisite and plentiful and in ...Full Text
    We booked a small group tour from Beijing to Xian then Chengdu to Shanghai, and Travel China Guide Tours also arranged extra flights for us to go on to Guangzhou afterwards by ourselves. Everything about the trip was professional and beautifully organised, from our first enquiries by email to the trip itself. We travelled by internal planes and train. The guides in each city were great, the hotels were lovely and all of the meals that were part of the package were exquisite and plentiful and in wonderful restaurants (unlike other trips that fri...Read moreCollapse
  • Stuartk
    Feb 02, 2019
    Beijing Made Easy
    When we travel we prefer to do our own thing, but with a later night arrival and wanting to see the big 3 in an effective manner we booked with TCG a pick up from the airport and a small group tour to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall.
    We could not have been happy with doing so. We were meet and well looked after at 11.30 at night and swiftly delivered to our accommodation while at the same time getting some help titbits about life in Beijing.
    Our small group tour...Full Text
    When we travel we prefer to do our own thing, but with a later night arrival and wanting to see the big 3 in an effective manner we booked with TCG a pick up from the airport and a small group tour to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall.
    We could not have been happy with doing so. We were meet and well looked after at 11.30 at night and swiftly delivered to our accommodation while at the same time getting some help titbits about life in Beijing.
    Our small group tour was just that 5 people plus our very knowledgeable and pr...Read moreCollapse
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