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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(101)
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5-hour Hong Kong Afternoon Tour

Asked by jully on Jan.05, 2017 01:18


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Dear Ms jully phanla oei, Thank you. Yes, we know your tour is for today. Please walk 6 minute to Cordis Hong Kong Hotel at Langham Place to join in our tour. The pickup tim......

Answered by Steven on Jan.05, 2017 10:27

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Nanjing Essence 1 Day Tour

Asked by Patricia on Dec.29, 2016 17:14


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Dear Patricia, Thank you. We do not have a join-in tour for you to sign up. And it would be very expensive if you hire a private car with driver and tour guide. I recommend you......

Answered by billy on Dec.29, 2016 17:39

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Mutianyu Great Wall 1 Day Tour

Asked by SUZANNE on Dec.27, 2016 11:06


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Dear Suzanne Ding, Greetings from Chinatouradvisors. This is Kin your personal tour consultant. You will have 2-2.5hours on Great Wall and there is Cable Car you can try but yo......

Answered by Kin on Dec.29, 2016 17:42

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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour

Asked by Dan on Dec.12, 2016 02:54


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Dear Mr. Dan Farbman, We do not pickup from Kai Tak cruise ship terminal You can go to your hotel by yourself first, then take our afternoon tour. http://www.chinatouradvisors.com......

Answered by Steven on Dec.12, 2016 15:00

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Half Day Deluxe Hong Kong Island Amazing Tour with Sky Terrace

Asked by Bernadeth 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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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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Hi, can a solo traveler can join the tour?

Asked by Nova on Feb. 15, 2017 02:20


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Hi, Nova, Yes, a solo traveler can join the tour. 1. which day do you want to book? 2. Please tell me the hotel name and address for pickup arrangement 3. You will be picked up f......

Answered by Steven on Feb. 15, 2017 15:07

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Thank you for the link. I am interested in booking 6 days tour with hotel accommodation. 4 adults. 2 rooms must be provided. Tentative dates..from 19th March to 30th march. But i d......

Asked by Gautam Banerjee on Feb. 14, 2017 13:07


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Hi, Gautam, the tour only price is USD 395/person. Then 4 of you the total price will be USD 1580. Thank you.

Answered by Steven on Feb. 15, 2017 15:11

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how if the hotel name where we stay is not mentioned on the list ? can we still be picked up ? thank you in advance!

Asked by Esthiningrum Dewi Agustin on Jan.23, 2017 20:11


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Thank you. If your hotel not on the pick up list. We will suggest you go to a nearby hotel for pick up. Please check our pick up hotel list: http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/trav......

Answered by Alex on Jan.24, 2017 17:41

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If ever we want a transfer back to our hotel, how can we arrange it?

Asked by Caroleen Aba on Jan.21, 2017 18:15


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Dear Caroleen, We sincerely apologize that we do not offer return coach service back to hotel for this Pearl of the Orient 3 Hour Night Tour. Thanks and best regards.

Answered by Steven on Jan.24, 2017 17:36

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We are inter stud in your today Can we have a pick up at airport.

Asked by Nagesh on Jan.13, 2017 07:28


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Hi, Nagesh, No, we do not pickup from the airport. Please check all our tours with pickup from Four Seasons Hotel. You can take airport express to Hong Kong Station, walk to Four ......

Answered by Steven on Jan.13, 2017 09:58

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