Touring the Great Wall of China is a bucket list item for most travelers, and NY1's Valarie D'Elia shows you how to make the most out of a top travel experience in the following report.
The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a totally "pinch yourself" place to visit.
"This has topped the sights that I've seen so far," said one person.
"Just the fact that people built this as long ago as they did, it just goes right through the mountains, I mean, there are no words to describe this," said another.
The Great Wall is just one of the highlights on a tour of Beijing that I visited courtesy of China Spree. Beijing is a staple of the 13 tours the company offers, which are divided into three pricing categories.
China Spree is a popular option for active travelers who enjoy a good bit of bustle on trips that range between eight and 22 days, with itineraries as far reaching as Tibet.
"My very first passport, my very first tour group, so I've no comparison," says one person. "But I must say, it was jam-packed to the gills."
While the hotels on the itinerary are first-class, you can't always rely on Western standards when you are on the road, especially when it comes to "going" places.
"For the women to always carry toilet paper with you," says one person. "No matter where you go, even though it's supposed to be a nice restroom, it sometimes isn't at all."
China Spree packs in a lot of value with flights included, meals, and incredibly efficient and knowledgeable local and national tour guides.
Double occupancy cash prices from John F. Kennedy International Airport range between $988 per person for a special eight-day tour to $6,700 for a luxury 18-day trip. Frequently, there are $400 early booking discounts.
For more information, visit chinaspree.com.