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Chinese Visa & Embassy(6)
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What type of Visa should I apply for?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:48


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Usually a single entry Visa is adequate, the Visa is valid for 3 months after its date of issue and allows you to stay in China up to 30 days. 

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What documents do I need to apply for a Visa?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:47


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You will need your original passport, please make sure your passport has a validity of at least 6 months. In addition to this you also require a Visa application form and a passpor......

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How do I apply for a Visa?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:46


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You can apply for a Visa either through the Chinese Embassy or Consulates. Alternatively you can contact your travel agents or Visa services. 

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Do I need a Visa?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:44


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China a Visa is required. The best way to make sure is by going online and checking on the Chinese Consulate’s website. 

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I have one question.....?.how do we get here I have only been to the one in chatoyant sanl

Asked by cyw on Jun.25, 2012 10:55


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I have one question.....?.how do we get here I have only been to the one in chatoyant sanlitun but idk bout this. Shukria. ......

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Booking and Planning Tours(2)
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What type of tours do you provide?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:53


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At Chinatouradvisors.com we offer private tours, group tours and city tours. For more information click on our tour sections.

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How do I plan a tour with you?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:53


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First fill out an enquiry form online giving us information on destinations you are interested in, the number of people attending and any additional requirements which will help us......

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Alterations to Itinerary(93)
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Asked by Marlina on Aug.10, 2016 16:46


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Is this package still valid for travel in December 2016? I plan to travel with my husband and 3 children (ages: 11, 9, 7). Am I correct that the children are free of charge when th......

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4-Day Shanghai and Disneyland Tour

Asked by Rosa Macedo on Jun.05, 2016 01:01


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Dear Rosa, I have sent itinerary with price in WORD. Thank you.

Answered by Alex on Jun.06, 2016 15:28

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Macau Tour with pickup from Hong Kong

Asked by Trevah on Apr.12, 2016 18:08


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Dear Trevah, Thank you. If you want to book a tour to Macau for April 13. Sorry it is too late. If you need to book a tour for April 14 or after, please tell me: 1. Tour day?......

Answered by billy on Apr.12, 2016 18:51

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Hong Kong to Macau Tour & Macau Hotel Transfer

Asked by Fenny on Apr.04, 2016 13:43


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Dear Fanny, Yes, we can buy night (21:00 or 22:00 PM) ticket ferry Macau to Hong Kong (China Ferry Terminal Kowloon). USD137 per adult/child (this trip includes a visit to Venetian......

Answered by BILLY on Apr.05, 2016 18:59

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Macau Tour with pickup from Hong Kong

Asked by Rosaline on Apr.01, 2016 09:47


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Dear Rosaline, We have a tour package inclusive of Venetian, plase check at: http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/chinatour/Venetian-Macao-and-Disney-Hollywood-Package-1564.html.......

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Money(3)
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Where can I exchange currencies?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:01


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You can exchange money or traveler’s cheques at any of the major banks and in some hotels, more importantly you will have to have your passport with you. 

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Can I withdraw money using my credit card in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:00


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There are ATM machines located throughout the major cities in China where you can withdraw money. However in rural areas it is less likely there are locations where you can find AT......

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What credit cards can be used in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:00


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Most major credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB can all be used in large shopping malls, hotels and some restaurants in large cities. If you venture into......

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What to pack(1)
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What essentials do I need to pack?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:02


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Firstly the most important things that you require are your passport with the necessary Visa, flight tickets and a copy of your tour itinerary. <br /> <br /> Your travel money wi......

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Travelling in China(6)
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Why is there private transfers when I have booked a private tour with private vehicle hire included?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:16


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The private vehicle is used for touring the city only and does not include transportation to airports and cities.&nbsp;

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What are the common practices for tipping in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:16


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Tipping is common in China especially for hotel housekeepers, bellboys and restaurants. Also tipping for your tour guide and driver is like a token of appreciation for their servic......

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What are the weather conditions like in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:15


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Depending on where you plan to visit in China and the season you decide to visit the weather conditions vary. We suggest that before your departure for the tour that you check the ......

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How are taxis in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:10


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Taxis are readily available in China and they are marked different colors according to different cities. The taxis fares are calculated using a meter which is started as soon as yo......

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Is it compulsory that I have a tour guide while travelling in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:09


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If it is your first time visiting China then having a tour guide would make your visit a lot easier. As our tour guides can provide you with first hand information and travel tips ......

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Hotels and Dining(4)
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Is the tap water safe to drink in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:23


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Do not drink the water straight from the tap in China, there is always bottled water available in the hotel. If you must drink tap water please use the kettle to boil before drinki......

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Is there anything to be particularly aware of while dining in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:22


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When choosing restaurants it is best to make sure that the hygiene levels and conditions are up to standards. Also if you have any allergies or are vegetarian it is best to ask the......

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What meals are included?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:21


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The meals that are included will be stated in your itinerary, on most days there will be a hotel breakfast and Chinese lunch. You will also have the opportunity to try different de......

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How are the hotels in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:20


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Depending on the star rating of the hotels the facilities and conditions vary. However, in most cases the hotels are usually 3 stars and above and basic facilities such as air cond......

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Use Your Mobile in China(2)
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Can I buy a SIM card to use in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:24


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Yes, SIM cards are readily available at convenience stores. When purchasing your SIM you have a selection of different service providers and there is already credit in your SIM car......

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Can I use my mobile phone in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:23


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It is best to check with your mobile service provider prior to your trip. In addition to this we recommend that you ask your service provider the charges that will be incurred whil......

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Staying Safe in China(4)
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What should I do if I lose my passport, wallet or credit card?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:26


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In the unfortunate event should you lose your passport immediately contact your tour guide who will help you report to the police. In addition to this you will have to report the l......

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If I plan to visit place on my own what is the best way to get there?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:25


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If you have free time and wish to visit some locations yourself we suggest asking the hotel to call a taxi for you. Also have the place you wish to visit written in Chinese and a h......

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Is shopping at night from street stalls safe?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:25


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Often at night there are people selling souvenirs or trinkets on the street, in some cases it is harmless. However, if ever approached by a stranger offering to sell you something ......

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What should I be especially aware of while traveling in China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:24


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We suggest for your safety that any valuable belongings or expensive jewelry be left back at home. As for travel documents we recommend that you have a copy of your passport as wel......

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Health Issues(3)
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Is it compulsory that I bring my medical record?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:28


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We suggest that you bring your medical record with you in the event of an emergency it will be useful.&nbsp;

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Should I bring my own medication?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:28


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If you have compulsory medication which you require then this must be brought with you. Other medications such as pain killers, cold and flu remedies can be brought along with you.......

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Is there any require vaccinations before visiting China?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 10:27


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We recommend that you inquire about vaccinations 4-6 weeks prior to your trip to China. If your tour includes visits to rural areas then vaccinations are required. The main vaccina......

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Cancellation and Refund(2)
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Is there a cancellation fee incurred?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:59


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A cancellation fee will not be incurred if you contact us 14 days or earlier before departure. If you fail to contact us 14 days before the cancellation fee will be calculated in a......

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How do I cancel my tour?

Asked by tony on Dec.24, 2012 09:59


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You can cancel your tour by sending us a formal written notice stating your reason for cancellation. Depending on the dates that you confirmed a booking with us the amount which is......

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The Latest Questions & Anwsers
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Is this tour available for Thursday November 24th, 2016?

Asked by Frank P. on Nov.22, 2016 11:22


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Hello. I'm sorry to tell you that from November, this group tour only departure every Saturday. So this tour is not available on Nov 24. So now you have the following options: 1. C......

Answered by steven on Nov.22, 2016 11:37

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Hi. We are interested in the half day tour at 12:50pm tomorrow November 17. We have 6 adults and 2 kids. Pls confirm

Asked by Bernadeth Ilag on Nov.16, 2016 06:33


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Hi, Bernadeth, please notice that we do not pickup from Regal Riverside Hotel. Please go to Holiday Inn Golden Mile to join in our tour. Address: 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kow......

Answered by Steven on Nov.17, 2016 12:15

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How are we returned to the hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui? I am interested in the morning tour of Hong Kong. The reason I ask is I would like to go to the fabric market after the tour.

Asked by Rachelle on Nov.05, 2016 01:46


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Dear Rachelle, Thank you. The pickup hotel and drop off hotel can be different. You can ask us to drop off at: Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong Address:50 Nathan Road, Tsims......

Answered by Steven on Nov.07, 2016 15:12

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Do you have Hong Kong 3 days tour without hotel and how much will it cost per person? Pick up and drop off from hotel is required. Date is on 17 Dec - 19 Dec 2016.

Asked by Jessica Lee on Nov.04, 2016 16:22


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In the price part, you can see the tour only price which is USD 212/person.

Answered by steven on Nov.04, 2016 16:42

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Can you suggest the best way to reach this tour coming from Suzhou? Thx! JM

Asked by JMarc on Nov.01, 2016 16:46


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Hi, Jmarc, there is no bullet train from Suzhou to Huangshan. Please go to Shanghai Hongqiao Station, there is only one bullet train to Huangshan everyday. G1509 (0831/1315)

Answered by billy on Nov.02, 2016 10:23

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