Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't addressed here or elsewhere on our website, please get in touch.
Can I substitute one of the sights like the Summer Place for another location like the 798 Art District that my friend suggested?
Sure, in the end all of our tours are customized to preference, so as long as the change is practical, we will do our best to work it out.
What is a recommended tip for the guide? Driver?
For a single day guide, a tip of 20-50RMB per person is fine. If the guide is with you for several days, then 100RMB or more per person is more appropriate. Driver tips should be about half the amount of guide tips.
I need vegetarian meals – can they be arranged?
We can arrange for most any meal requirement.
How should I prepare myself to make the most of this tour?
We will provide a list of things to bring and perspectives that are helpful when touring with us. Your itinerary will cover everything from weather provisions to who you should tip.
I heard that bargaining is needed in China, can you recommend a guideline? How can I get a good deal?
Bargaining is necessary in some places and not in others. Be sure to ask your guide what is the appropriate guideline for the given situation.
If I need to cancel my trip at the last minute, what are my options?
Once show tickets and in country transportation are booked they cannot be refunded. We will refund 50% of the UTEC service fee.
Can children come on this tour?
Sure. We can help you decide on itineraries that are most suitable for the age and number of children in your group.
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What are some safety issues we need to pay attention to as we are seniors travelling alone?
The most important issue we have found is to watch your step. Even within the city the standards for walkways and staircases are not the same as in the West, so it is important to pay attention to where you are walking and avoid a slip or a fall that can ruin a vacation.
I thought that China is an atheist country, how is it possible for us to go for such a vision tour? Is it legal?
It is neither illegal to be a Christian in China or to travel with a Christian tour group.