Frequently asked Question
1.Do I need a Visa ?
China visa information.
2. I am single. Would I be safe
to travel to China alone?
An escorted tour is the best way to travel around China
because English is rarely spoken and a guide will take care
of all details to ensure a memorable journey. Single travelers
are invited to request shared accommodations, which can
be a great way to meet new friends. Every effort will be
made to find a suitable roommate. If a request for a roommate
cannot be honored, the single supplement will apply.
The tours have been designed with your comfort
and enjoyment in mind. Each tour provide offers something
unique and exciting. All of the tour packages on this website
offer the following features, except where indicated in
3. What are the qualifications of the
Inter-city and surface transportation within China
Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy at hotels
specified (Hotel tax and service charge included in the
Full meals with symbols as follows:
B - Full American buffet breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner
Guided sightseeing, including admission fees
English-speaking tour guides throughout your trip
All guides in Hong
Kong are well educated full-time CTS staff that undergo
rigorous training on an ongoing basis with emphasis on local
history and culture. They are bilingual in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin)
and English with other languages available upon request.
The Southeast Asia section has Korean, Japanese,Vietnamese,
Indonesian and Hakka speaking guides.
National guides on the Chinese Mainland are university educated
in Chinese history and languages.
It is the responsibility of all guides to welcome
guests with our meet and greet at the airport/train station
and transfer to their hotel. They attend to all matters
relating to your stay in China, from sightseeing and transportation
to shopping recommendations. They act as a friend would
to show you the best sights in their home city.
4. What about tipping as a qratuity
to the tour Guide?
This is not included in the tour price and solely at the
discretion of the guests. If they feel the guide has done
a fine job representing their interests, the recommended
gratuity is USD$3 per day from each person. The guide will
then share half of this gratuity with the bus driver.
5. Do I need a visa for Hong Kong?
Most people do not need a visa if travelling
only to Hong Kong, for up to 30 days stay. Any entry into
mainland China, however, requires
6. Why should I book with ctshk.com
www.ctshk.com is the CTS portal of the largest
travel agency in China backed by over 350 offices to provide
local support and service. The site is a powerful online
travel reservation system to book travel arrangements worldwide
but primarily inbound to Hong Kong, Macau and the Chinese
Mainland. The 24 hour a day/7 days a week service allows
users to book travel arrangements and receive confirmation
7. What about shopping and bargaining
in Hong Kong and Macau?
are numerous open air markets scattered throughout Hong Kong
and bargaining is still commonplace in small shops that cater
to tourists but may not be as lucrative as it once was. If
the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!
Consider carefully the quality of the goods
you are being sold. Take special care on Nathan Road in
Hong Kong and around St. Paul's, the Border Gate and Penha
Hill in Macau (where numerous travelers have had bad experiences
though there are some honest shopkeepers). The best way
to avoid this problem and take advantage of true bargains
is to do research ahead of time. Know the model that you
want and the selling price that it carries in your home
country and don't succumb to a fast talking salesman that
may want to substitute another model.
In Hong Kong, merchants that are members of
the Hong Kong Tourist Association will display the HKTA
logo in their shop window and they tend to be reliable.
HKTA will assist with complaints through the Consumer Council.
Macau Government Tourist Office has an aggressive
program to stop fraud. If you have a complaint against a
shopkeeper, or any concerns regarding pricing, or quality
of goods, an inspector is sent to investigate.
Consumer Council of Hong Kong
(852) 2929 2222
Hong Kong Tourist Board (852) 2807 6543
Macau Government Tourist Office
Macau Fraud Hotline (853) 340 390