Testimonials

China Links Travel prides itself in providing the best service to all of our customers. Listed below are testimonials from some of our satisfied customers. If you would like to add your testimonial, please click here.

We have just returned from China doing the Essential plus pandas tour. We had a fantastic time. Travelling out of season in November the group was tiny and there were no crowds anywhere.
The organisation was first class with door to door drop off and collection at all the sights. All the guides were good with Kevin in Beijing being exceptional.
We saw all the sights on the itinerary and even managed to fit in a bit of shopping and a couple of extra shows.
Many thanks to China Links for such a great holiday.

Amanda

We all rated China Links very highly. The hotels were excellent. Their guides have professional qualifications, interesting information and very good English. They took outstandingly good care of us and were highly organised.

Mrs Graham

From the awesome ” Great wall ” to the amazing ” Terracotta Warriors ” to the ” 3 Gorges Dam Project ” or indeed the delights of the Panda Reserve (and everything in between ) every day was a delight! Of course we recognise that without the first class organisation, and a team of very good national/local tour guides the outcome could have been somewhat different and for that we say a big thank you to China Links and their China contacts. Speaking of the guides, we would have to say they added so much to the trip, not least because of their professionalism, their style, their knowledge and finally their grasp of the English language.

Jean & Ray

I’m back home after a fabulous holiday in China. Many thanks to your company and local guides for helping to make it so interesting and stimulating.

Judy

Dear Jan
As you know I have just returned from the most amazing grand tour of China organised by China Links. The tour took in all the wonderful places that I had wanted to see, and others that I was not aware of, and I was not disappointed by any of them.The organisation by China links of the itinerary was superb, they managed to fit in as many venues as was possible in the time and appeared to arrange it such that a few days of very intense sight seeing were followed by a short period at a slower pace. Which for me was perfect as I did not get too tired. The linking transport and accommodation were all first class and the local guides not only knowledgeable and friendly but able to interact with our western humour which must have been very difficult for them. I guess I was lucky in that my group started as ten and then gradually reduced until I was on my own for many days. This gave me one to one with the guides and I felt like an “emperor” to be treated that way. All the meals were included and some were very special, such as the Peking Duck dinner, but they all took in the regional variations so were really tasty and interesting and in well appointed surroundings.I would be grateful if you could pass on my heart- felt thanks to everyone at China Links involved with my tour for carrying out what I expect was a difficult job with absolute perfection. I would also like to thank you and all the staff at Courtney Travel for inviting me to the presentation by China links last October and for always being so helpful in making the arrangements for the holiday (not to mention the lovely coffee).

Malcolm 

Hi – We were part of a China Links Tour to Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai from 6th Feb to the 14th. We wanted to let you know that our trip was an unqualified success. The arrangements ran like clockwork and the schedule included so much that we are full of memories of wonder and enjoyment. The guides who accompanied us were outstanding. Galen, Julie and Caroline all spoke excellent English and were full of interesting and relevant information which they shared with humour and enthusiasm. The test of a good tour operator is often how it responds to problems. We had a difficulty with a minibus in Xi’an (It simply did not have enough room) and the next morning a larger bus arrived. Brilliant service! We were also delighted to find that our travelling companions were excellent company and that too helped the enjoyment! Thankyou for providing us with an outstanding holiday that will live long in the memory!

Roger and Helen

The fact that you GUARANTEED the tour, regardless of numbers was a major factor. We liked the wide variety of attractions, not just the essential must-see item. Guides were excellent, very accommodating and, as the groups were small, able to adapt and add things on. Well worth upgrading and taking out the VIP package on the Yangtse Cruise, the upstairs restaurant was fantastic!

Aston family

We returned on a high after we had seen such wonderful places. We had in our mind a picture of every place we were going to visit and each place offered us the wow factor. From the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army to the Pandas and the Shanghai skyline at night. China is simply incredible! We want to thank China Links and in particular, you Karen, for all your help from when we first booked the holiday through to sending us the tickets. We also say a big thank you for letting us know about the upgrade on the Yangtze River Cruise as many people did not know about this option from other tour operators. You are a credit to China Links and your customer service is first class. As you know, I was very much looking forward to seeing a giant panda. On October 19th we arrived at the research centre in Chengdu and, according to our guide the day was perfect for giant pandas. I feel both privileged and lucky enough to have seen 56 giant pandas on this special day, a day that I will remember for the rest of my life!

many thanks for all your help with the arranging of our holiday and to all at China Links both in the UK and in China who made our special holiday so memorable for us.

Nicholas and Brian

Just felt the need to feedback following our recent trip to China with you in October to Beijing, Xiang, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It was a wonderful visit, so interesting and exceeded our expections. Everything went like clockwork – nothing – not even the little things that happen on every trip – went wrong. it was perfect.Of particular note were the guides in Beijing (Galen) and Xiang (Amber) who were excellent. We would really appreciate it if you are able to pass on our appreciation to them. It was a ‘holiday of a lifetime’.

Rosemary and Norman

Just a quick note to let you know Ms Susan Bradley called in today to say what a wonderful trip she and Christine had to China. She could not praise China Link enough, and is now thinking about Vietnam and Cambodia. Thank you for all your help with their booking.

Sally, Go Travel

Just wanted to say we all thoroughly enjoyed our tour. All the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful in getting us from A to B. Not sure what the guides thought but all our hotel choices were spot on and we would certainly recommend them to others. Thanks again for your assistance in making this a memorable “adventure” for our 50th birthdays.

Dot

If there is a WOW factor to be given for fantastic organisation then it has to go to China Links. If you ever want an excellently organised tour of China this is the company to choose. We had a list of places and things we wanted to do in China so we gave this to China Links and they came back with an itinerary that ran like clockwork. We could not fault them for great choices of hotels, local guides, who were very polite, always on time and had excellent knowledge of their particular city and surrounding area. We fully expected to be joining a group of people at each of our stops but we were always on our own with the full attention of both the driver and the guide. We also wanted to visit Borneo after seeing China and China Links organised this for us also, everything from our flights, pick ups from and to airport, hotel and trip to see the Urang Utans, nothing was to much trouble for them. This company definitely provided fantastic value for money and we would not hesitate to give them the highest recommendation possible and we can only thank them for all the fantastic memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

Brian, Hays Travel

Congratulations to everyone involved with China Links for making our recent holiday so perfect. My husband and I travelled with on a tour of China organised by China Links. From The very beginning- planning etc you have been more than helpful and efficient. We were met by each tour representative as planned and looked after in a first class manner by them all. William (chong) our first guide was exceptional !!!! very professional taking us to all the places listed and more.Every Hotel and restaurant first class, clean, with more than enough food, we really cannot fault the holiday.

Eileen and Tony

I would like to thank you for organising such a great trip, and I will be recommending your company to family and friends. Please feel free to use my review on your website as I do not think you are getting enough credit for what you do.

Theresa and Phill

Just returned from fabulous holiday. All arrangements went smoothly and the Guides were brilliant especially Bill Liang in Beijing and Autumn in Shanghai. Thank you very much. We especially thought the headphone earpieces were a good idea in Beijing as we could hear the guide In large crowds and could look around safe in the knowledge we weren’t going to get lost. Thank you so much for the excellent service.

Anne

We have just returned from our holiday in China.Please pass on our thanks to all those involved in making this a truly memorable holiday. All the guides were very efficient and knowledgeable.They all spoke very good English and always made sure our needs were catered for. The hotels were all of a good standard and staff were always pleasant. Breakfasts were all buffet style with a wide choice of dishes. The restaurants chosen for our lunches and dinner were all good. We always had several dishes of meat fish and vegetables. Each day we seemed to have a new variety of food to sample. We would have no hesitation in recommending China Links to anyone who is thinking of visiting China in the future.

Greg & Chery

Returned from China 10th October well organised holiday very good guides especially Galen from Beijing stayed with us for 10 days very helpful my Wife has trouble with long walks due to a back condition sorted out weal chairs when needed and kept an eye on us if we separated from the main group group of fourteen good number to keep track of.

Robin

We loved loved loved our trip to China, and would not hesitate to recommend China Links, your organisation made our trip so much more wonderful, as once we realised we were in good hands in China, we relaxed and had the experience of a lifetime. Thanks again to you and Helen.

Dawn and Mike

I want to say how much I enjoyed the tour. The other participants were most pleasant and almost all were, like me, potters. The Japanese guides were excellent and I would definitely recommend that you employ them again. Robet Yellin is very knowledgeable in his field and communicates well. He took us to places and to meet fascinating people that we would never have found on our own. Having a guide who speaks Japanese is invaluable. I would definitely recommend this tour to other potters.

Maureen

I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to thank you for all your help in the organisation of our trip to China and, for me Hong Kong recently. It was a fabulous holiday and China is ‘awesome’ the places we visited and the sites we saw will stay in my memory for a long time which is just as well given that the photographs I took really do not do justice to what we have seen. All our tour guides were very attentive to our needs and gave us lots of information about the cities and places we were visiting. However, I have to commend William, our guide in Beijing. His English was almost perfect and we learned much about daily life in China during our trips between sites. He was attentive to the needs of all of our group (some were more demanding than others) and made sure that no-one was lost during our trips to the very busy sites. We even joined a school party on the Great Wall for photographs! I will most certainly be recommending your company to my friends and family who are thinking about a trip to China. My next door neighbours may even be thinking about a trip early next year.

Gail

Thank you for a memorable holiday on the Cruise and Panda itinerary you prepared for us 4th – 19th September. Throughout the holiday all transfers were no problem at all as we were met and welcomed at each stage of the journey by efficient and informative people.In particular may I say that Bill ( William) Liang in Beijing was an excellent guide and organised each day to run without a hitch. Nothing was too much trouble to him and he guided us through the programme with such professionalism. A guide to be highly commended.I thank also him for organising a birthday cake for me on 7th Sept. A day not to be forgotten.In Chengdu, Lilian went out of her way to ensure all went smoothly and again should be commended for her professional approach to her work. At Chongqing station we were met by Gerry who fed us and transferred us to our ship with such efficiency and pleasantness. The cruise on the Victoria Grace was excellent and again all staff on board helped in making it a good experience. Again Maria Thank you and all at China Links for your help and we will without doubt recommend your company to family and friends.

Rev. Peter & Alice

China was absolutely AMAZING!! What an adventure we had, 5 star customer service from China Travel Links in China – I shall be recommending China Travel Links to everyone.

Natalie

Just wanted to pass on our enormous gratitude for such a magnificent 10-day trip to China as part of your China Essentials package.The guides were all excellent particularly Bill Liang in Beijing – what a superb representation of the Chinese people. He combined excellent local knowledge, superb organisation (it ran like clockwork) and an endearing sense of humour to help make it our most enjoyable trip to date. Top marks and a definite asset to your organisation. If we did have any constructive pointers, it would be that the time in the Terracotta warrior pits could have been greater – the museum in the morning, although very good, should play second fiddle to what is an incredible attraction. And we didn’t realise just how nice Shanghai is – I think if we went back we’d drop Suzhou and stay in Shanghai for both days! All in all though, a superb trip, excellent value for money and an invaluable insight into Chinese culture and way of life. Will definitely recommend to our friends and feel free to clip any of the above for use on your website.

Kevin and Natalie

Just a word to say how much we enjoyed our recent trip to China with China Links. We arrived back in Manchester last night after a wonderful holiday. The guides were very knowledgeable, were always on time and dealt with our request for vegetarian meals brilliantly. Your arrangements went very smoothly and made for a great time. I hope we can look forward to more holidays with your organisation, thank you once again.

Steve & Jackie Hyams

Great China was a really memorable holiday. Thanks to all the guides and drivers, we would have been helpless without them. My favourite guides were William (Beijing) and Catherine (Guilin, Yangshuo). Also the guide in Hangzhou (Sam, I think). Enjoyed meeting and travelling with the rest of our group and sitting round the table with them. The food was good and the accommodation was very comfortable.The highlights lived up to expectation eg the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, Forbidden city etc. The Giant Pandas were better than I expected – thanks to Lilli for getting us there early.The Giant Buddha is impressive but we spent too much time in the mini bus that day and nobody liked the restaurant in Leshan. The scenery, cormorant fishing and Liusanjie Show at Yangshuo were magical (and thanks to Catherine for dealing with a really difficult queue for us to go rafting) The cruise was excellent and a welcome break from the hectic schedule – would happily have done a longer cruise. Suggestions: one restaurant per day instead of two and grab a sandwich somewhere; allow more time for inevitable traffic jams (we ran out of time for the olympic sites); stop at places with western style toilets if possible. I will recommend China Links to anyone who is interested.

Robin

Just to let you know I have just had an excellent report from our first ‘China Links’ passengers! They were absolutely full of praise the whole trip was faultless, so got lots of feedback from them. They had super flights/hotels/guides and tours, so well pleased!

Gill Perry – Directions

We have been back for some months now and I keep meaning to thank you for all the work you put into our trip to China. It was a marvellous trip and all the arrangements worked well with the meet and greet, hotels and travel arrangements. We managed to see so much more than we hoped and thank you for your suggestions for sights to see in each city. The trip to see the Terracotta Warriors was a highlight and the guide was such a lovely girl. She was our meet and greet person as well as our guide for the next day to the site and she went out of her way to see we were in the right place at the right time.

Marilyn

I’ve found some time this weekend to write some feedback for you from my trip to China between the 19th of September and 5th of October. First of all, I had a brilliant holiday. I’d been looking forward to the trip for a year. China certainly was an amazing experience and I think the tour I chose allowed me to see some of the many ‘wonders’ of the country. In terms of detailed feedback. Firstly, the itinerary. It seemed a little hectic at the beginning but I’m fully aware this was the time adjustment, travel, everything different for us situation! and I don’t think you should change it. It was great to have unexpected things on the itinerary eg calligraphy lesson in Xi’an. Also, the optional evening activities eg the fabulous acrobats in Shanghai. I want to finish by saying how professional and smooth everything was and that I will certainly recommend China Links!

Nicky

This is our last day in China and we have had a wonderful time. We cannot praise your company enough.
Every transfer, trip, plane, train has been made so easy and we have been able to relax and enjoy being spoilt.
We would especially like to mention some of the guides. William in Beijing and Connie in Xian are amazing!!!
We felt they went far beyond being just guides, they were superb and should be acknowledged.
We would highly recommend china links to other people and friends and thank you very much for a trip of a lifetime.

Dawn and Martin

I just wanted to write a quick note to Thank You both for your unfailing care and support during the preparation & planning, for my recent trip to China. It was an absolutely amazing experience and one that wouldn’t have started, as smoothly as it did, had I not had your help, I really appreciated it. I couldn’t quite believe it when I put my memory card in the computer but I’ve come home with just under 4000 photos! Lots of happy memories of a fantastic holiday in China.

Scott

Having researched China extensively I selected a China Links itinerary for my  lengthy complicated trip in September. The tour, a Beauty of China, was well paced and we visited all my “to do” list of  places. The guides are very knowledgeable and the whole experience was just as I imagined it should be. I highly recommend booking China Links (through your local travel agency!)

Bryony Hordern -Tickets Anywhere Travel

I have been using China Links over the last couple of months since Charlie joined them and I must say their pricing is very competitive, however their “USP” is the service and knowledge they provide.This is no more than a testimonial and has not been sent to influence any decisions.

Rob Kenton – Triangle Travel

I can recommend China Links to fellow travel agents. This summer I had the clients from hell & throughout the whole booking process China Links were efficient, courteous and supremely patient with them. I have no hesitation in recommending them, their prices are excellent & all their staff are a joy to deal with.

Yvonne Holmes – Classic Travel

We both thoroughly enjoyed our tour with China Links.  We felt it was excellent value for money and were impressed with the organisation. It was a joy to have Annie with us from Beijing to Shanghai. Her patience and problem solving knew no bounds. With regards to the local guides it was Alex in Xian who stood out for us, his enthusiasm for his area was infectious. Throughout the guides were good but the company may wish to consider some small amendments to the itinerary. In Yangshuo we had free time on an afternoon and again until mid-day the next day. We felt as though we were just marking time for some of that.  It should have been possible to cut this free time down and enable us to do the ‘umbrella rafting’ -seen as a great memory but would love to have participated.  It was also disappointing in Beijing to be taken to the Forbidden City when on that day it closed at 12.00. We know the other China Links Travel group at our hotel got to spend many hours there. With regard to the meals –all were good but we preferred it when we were able to eat in restaurants that the local Chinese were using. We got the feeling that some of the tour guides were ‘over protective’. None of the above has stopped us from recommending China Links. In fact we have already done so!

Di and Steve Harris

I’ve found some time this weekend to write some feedback for you from my trip to China between the 19th of September and 5th of October. First of all, I had a brilliant holiday. I’d been looking forward to the trip for a year. China certainly was an amazing experience and I think the tour I chose allowed me to see some of the many ‘wonders’ of the country. In terms of detailed feedback. Firstly, the itinerary. It seemed a little hectic at the beginning but I’m fully aware this was the time adjustment, travel, everything different for us situation! and I don’t think you should change it. It was great to have unexpected things on the itinerary eg calligraphy lesson in Xi’an. Also, the optional evening activities eg the fabulous acrobats in Shanghai. I want to finish by saying how professional and smooth everything was and that I will certainly recommend China Links!

Nicky