Subject: Considering China
Hi Ziners,

I am contemplating a 2 1/2 - 3 week trip to China in either April or September-October, 2006. After doing a lot of research on the 'net it would appear that this, unusually for me, should be a small group tour rather than a solo trip. I have checked the archives and there is nothing there on China that I could see other than a link to Conde Nast.

To date I have found possible tours with: 1. Open World Tours, 2. Laurus Tours, 3. Elder Treks, 4. Explore Tours and 5. China Highlights Tours.

They all seem to cover the same areas (the highlights for first time visitors). All have a Yangtze River cruise.

Questions: Has anyone ever used any of these agencies? Has anyone ever visited China as a one-time tourist? Can anyone recommend any other possible agencies?

Am open to any suggestions by China knowledgeable people!

Thanks all! Travel Safely! Debby - Israel