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Departure for your China Travel

Welcome to Travel Planning 101. Here you will find everything you could possibly want to know about where you are going and what to do to prepare to get there! Each of our major countries and cities is found within this travel guide. Just the travel facts! Including:

Travel highlights of the country--. The intruducion for China
Fun facts and background information.
Detailed history notes, facts on currency, health, holidays and transportation.
Pre-departure tips and typical costs.
Information on weather and electricity plugs.
Suggestions on things to do if you have extra time to explore on your own.

Before departure for your China travel, pay attention to four aspects as below:

Home Security - Notify family members and/or neighbors as to how long you will be away from home. Place valuables in the bank. Suspend all deliveries, including your newspaper subscription. Have the post office hold your mail. Leave a house key with a neighbor and set up automatic timers to activate lights and play the TV or radio at set times. Turn the thermostat down to 55-63 degrees (if you generally keep it set at a higher temperature); turn the thermostat up to 76-78 degrees (if you live in a hot and humid climate). Disconnect electrical appliances and turn off the hot-water heater. Empty and defrost the refrigerator; keep the refrigerator door propped open in order to avoid mildew. Secure all window and door locks.

Arrange for the care of your house, lawn, garden, plants, and pets. Well-kept grounds give the impression that the house continues to be lived in. Arrange for the in-home care or boarding of your pets. Ask a family member, friend, or neighbor to make periodic checks of your home or consider employing a house-sitting service.

Personal Insurance - At present, most of the International Travel Services in China only provides 'Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance' to their foreign clients. Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance covers only accidents occurring during the activities arranged by a travel agency, so it is recommended that you purchase personal insurance in your home country before departure. We recommend that all visitors to China purchase travel insurance sufficient to cover medical needs and trip curtailment beyond the coverage of the Agency policy.

Leaving For the Airport - Always reconfirm your airline reservations before leaving home, preferably 72 hours in advance of your departure. When making or reconfirming any arrangements, be sure to obtain the name of the person with whom you have spoken as well as a confirmation number

Arrive for your flight a little early. Airlines suggest that passengers on international flights arrive a minimum of two hours before take-off. Give yourself extra time to avoid getting frazzled should you be slowed down by heavy traffic or inclement weather on your way to the airport.

Leave an itinerary with hotel telephone and fax numbers as well as the Regent contact number (if you are on a Regent tour) with someone. Let one or two people know where to reach you.

Keep An Open Mind - When you leave your home in North America, you are embarking on a journey that will take you to places that are very different from your usual way of life. Try to be flexible and enjoy the unexpected. Embrace new sights, sounds, people, and the culture around you. Sample the food, try to speak the language, ask questions, and smile; you will return home a more knowledgeable person with happy memories. Many travelers have told us that Chinese people are the friendliest people in the world--find out for yourself!

chinauniquetour.offers you more than 40 multi-destination package tours in China including all the components to make your China trip comfortable, unforgettable and worthwhile:
*Transfers and transportation after arrival in China including domestic flight ticket including airport and oil tax, train ticket or air-conditioned car/tour bus as specified in the itinerary?

  1. Hotel Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  2. Chinese or western Meals as specified in the itinerary
  3. Professional tour guide and driver
  4. Sightseeing program with entrance fees as indicated

China Tours are divided into Private China Tours and Join-in China Tours.

(1) Private - travel with privacy and freedom at your discretion
Most of the products are based on Private China Tours with the following features:

  1.  All of the itineraries can be customized or tailor made to suit your interest and request without extra charge 30 days prior to you
  2. departure date for China. 
  3. You decide your departure date, your travel buddy, daily program including wake-up call.
  4. Enjoy the tour guide and car service only for you. No others will join your party.

There are more than 40 enjoyable and exciting Private China Tours available with detailed description and illustration for your choice.
Just search and choose the right one for you, book it and you will get real-time confirmation with detailed information. No filling  of  query form, no waiting time to get confirmation, no more back and forth . You can now travel so easily and safely to China and we 
just help!
Private China Tours offer you three types of hotels to choose for your trip: Standard Class(3* hotel), Deluxe Class(4* hotel) and Superior Class(5* hotel).China Accommodation

(2) Join-in China Tours-travel with others with fixed departure date and itinerary

If you prefer to join a tour group sharing tour guide and tour bus service with others from all over the world(usually most of them speak English).  Join-in China Tours offers 2 most popular Join-in itineraries for you and we guarantee your satisfaction with the best group discount.
Join-in China Tours are carried out with the following features:

   *the itinerary can not be changed, pre-tour or tour extension request can be made 14 days prior to your departure for China.
   *tour departure date is fixed and minimum 2 people traveling for each departure date.
   *you will share the tour bus and tour guide service with others with fixed daily program
   * Join-in China tours can be less expensive when the travel expense is based on group discount, or shared among people traveling
   with you.
   *Being the most reliable travel company China Travel Depot will not transfer you to any Join-in or Seat-in-Coach tours organized by other
   tour operators. We guarantee the departure date for your benefits and satisfactions.

What will the China Travel Depot tour guide do ?

  1. Meet you at the airport/train station for transfer service
  2. Give you an insight into the cultural heritage of the places you visit.
  3. Arrange activities and independent sightseeing, where possible.
  4. Tell you about local restaurants when there is a chance to eat out.
  5. Generally help you with anything else you need to know.
  6. Offer your tour suggestions for your next holiday .

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