Reviews and Recommendations for Imperial Tours - China


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By: dede

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2013

our guide gwen was the best and handles everything- even the unexpected--- she is a credit to imperial tours which did a good job
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

Highly Recommended

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Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

We had a wonderful adventure, with unexpected surprise touches that made it extra meaningful. Of the 7 guides that we had, 5 were excellent!! We were able, within 24 hour notice, to make additions/changes to the schedule, which allowed us to do some things we had not previously realized we would like to have included in the schedule. Hotel accomodations were wonderful and Sam stayed in close touch during our trip to be certain all was moving along smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

The best way to travel in China.

By: D2

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2013

Our experience with Imperial Tours exceeded our expectations. Their model of small groups, great properties, terrific guides and drivers as well as itineraries that include both the must see highlights coupled with some unique/customized experiences results in a great trip. Their followup and accessibility during the trip was also a plus. We will not hesitate to plan another trip to China with Imperial Tours.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

Beijing Made Perfect


Reviewed on: 15 Nov 2015

I have never seen a tour company operate with as much concern for their customers as this one. We were met even before immigration at the Beijing airport and escorted through to our English speaking guide. We were given his cell number and the cell of our virtual concierge in Shanghai. We could call either for any problem and use the pre-programmed cell phone provided to us. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and our driver wonderful - he even picked us up for dinner and brought us home so we would not have taxi problems. The tours were fun and informative and we felt "protected" because we had someone who lived there, knew the system and the city, and was able to converse with us about many subjects. It was enlightening, fun, and the way to go. We noted Frommer's Guide did not mention Imperial in its list of guides. They were wrong on many things in Beijing and Hong Kong. Not including Imperial was just another one.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Perl
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Go with Gwen

By: Putnam Explorer

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent guides with well thought out excursions. Only criticism is the two plus spent at the Shanghai Urban Planning Center. Our guide insisted upon this visit. Good for Nationalist Chinese, but not for westerners who have only 3 days in Shanghai. Would have preferred art galleries or unique local neighborhood/market excursion.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter