Ritz Tours

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  • Ritz Tour Beijing Yangtze Shanghai - economical choice

    Oct 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: many sites, good value,decent food,relatively all inclusive
    Cons: large group,little free time at tour sites,pollution

    Summary: I just returned from the 11 day Yangtze River trip by Ritz Tours. For $1299 + $80 visa fee, it is difficult to complain about too much especially when this fee includes air fare, ground transport, 3 nights on the Yangtze, practically all meals, admission ... read more

  • Trip to Taiwan in May 2011

    Dec 6, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros:  Changes were handled efficiently and all paper work was promptly emailed or mailed directly.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: Won 7 day trip to Taiwan sponsored by local radio station in SF.  Trip consisted of air, hotel, all transfers, daily breakfast and insurance.  Also included was air to Hualien to see Taroko Gorge Nat'l Park including lunch, train trip back to ... read more

  • Indochina Ritz Tour over the top.

    Jul 27, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Everything from value, food, hotel, drivers, guides, and beautiful countries to visit.
    Cons: Not one!

    Summary: My granddaughter and I were the only two signed up and we received 5 Star treatment throughout the entire trip. New drivers and guides at every country. Cambodia was a real surprise with it's extreme beauty and charm. Delicious cuisine and hotels were ... read more

  • China Scenic 12 days 10 nights

    May 29, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: well organize, great tour director, great value, good hotels and meals
    Cons: can't think of any. only long international flights.

    Summary: We visited 4 cities in 12 days.  Each day the itinerary was well planned and scheduled.  We saw as much as we planned to see.  It's amazing to see the historical sites and places.  Each day was full and tiring but it's worth it.We ... read more

  • Phenomenal Value - China Essence 12Days 10Nights [CESX]

    Jan 7, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Great value, Tour Guide (Gary), many sights, good hotels and food.
    Cons: For the money I paid, I have no complaints. 

    Summary: I took my family of five on this tour and we had the time of our lives. We are seasoned travellers as I have been to 50 countries and my family members have been to 20 so we know what to expect on a trip.  This was my third trip to ... read more

  • Europe dream 17 days(11 countries)

    Aug 26, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Review: Back to USA,I often think about everything during this trip.
    Cons: Food can be improved.

    Summary: This trip is a beautiful dream to me. Body is tired,but mind is so happy.Pro: 1. Tour guide(Henry) is great,he shared his personal experence in Euro pass over ten years.Let me can understand Europe culture more and deeper.2. ... read more

  • China 15 Day Highlight Trip

    Apr 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, all-inclusive meals, buffet breakfast was great. 
    Cons: more time at Great Wall - only 2 hours
    chinese food everyday for lunch and dinner

    Summary: My wife and I went on the .net tour.  Like the other gentleman in a previous post, there are two sites, .com and .net.  The .com is catered to English speaking and the .net is catered to Chinese speaking.   We did visit quite a few ... read more

  • Disappointing trip - do not recommend

    Oct 24, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: - Includes all meals and accommodations
    - We were escorted around... a bit too structured though
    Cons: - Meals are bland
    - Shopping and kickbacks to Tour Guides
    - Not worth the value

    Summary: I took the 10 Day China Program this past September and I would not recommend it to my friends ever again. The price for the program is just not worth the trip.1. Tour guides seemed not to care about our requests or needs. One couple in our ... read more

  • Whirlwind tour but a great value

    Jul 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, insurance included, many tour choices
    Cons: Some shopping stops... can't think of anything else.

    Summary: After reading all these mixed reviews, I felt compelled to write a review of my own to share a few things that I have found out about the company while on one of their tours. The company and expectations: I want to start by stating that the ... read more

  • Think Twice, Cost is not Everything

    Jul 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, reasonable to a point,
    Cons: Long days, inflexibility, not enough time spent at historic sites,

    Summary: I went with Ritz Tours on a ten day trip November 2005. After reading other reviews, I felt compelled to add mine. Yea, the price is cheap, you can't beat that. The price of the tour was cheaper than buying just an airline ticket. The hotels were ... read more

  • Ritz Tours 10 Day Beijing-Xian-Shanghai with Hong Kong Extension

    Apr 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Tour Guides (Nelson Zhu and Scott Shi), Great value for money
    Cons: Too much time spent at required shopping stops, limited time at Forbidden City

    Summary: We just returned from the Ritz Tours 10 Day Beijing-Xian-Shanghai Deluxe Tour and would recommend this tour. We had fantastic guides - particularly Scott Shi in Beijing and Nelson Zhu as our national tour guide who was with us throughout the 10 days. ... read more

  • Ritz Tours- Italy. Ritz treats its travelers like cattles.

    Jan 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing.
    Cons: Everything from itinerary, schedules, communication regarding currency exchange, food, hotel, tours, etc.

    Summary: I was disappointed with Ritz Tours. I'm not sure if it is Ritz Tours’ lack of professionalism, but my experience traveling to Italy with Ritz Tours was an unpleasant one. The first thing I stepped off the airport at Rome, the tour guide warned us ... read more

  • Europe 17 days

    Nov 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Itinerary and food sucks

    Summary: I recently joined the 17 days Europe highlight tour provided by Ritz tour and I am very disappointed with the tour. This is the worst trip I ever experienced. Dissatisfaction: Food: I wish there is less Chinese food and more local food. The amount ... read more

  • Deluxe 10 day China-Beijing-Xian-Shaghai with Hong Kong extension

    Sep 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hotels, price, buses, free time, shows
    Cons: Guides, food.

    Summary: I agree the hotels were great, and they got better as the trip progressed. The one in Shanghai was a little bit far away but excellent accommodations. The Terracota Warriors are definitively the best of the trip. The airlines in China were always on time ... read more

  • 15-day China Highlight tour (OCH)

    Jul 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well organized & well run tour, good hotels, relatively all inclusive
    Cons: Unprofessional tour lead, too much shopping, food varied.

    Summary: I have just returned from their China Highlight tour. Except YangZhou, all the hotels were 5-star as advertised. For Xian Sheraton (an older hotel), other than the water ran a little bit slower than usual for the shower, I did not see garbage dump or ... read more

  • Ritz Tour - standard 10 day tour of Beijing - Xian - Shanghai

    Jun 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tour guide. City guides experience varies. Cheap price.
    Cons: Not enough time in Shanghai. Too much time spent at forced shopping sites.

    Summary: Just returned from a 10 day standard tour with Ritz. This was my first time doing a tour and I was skeptical at first. It was also my first time in China. For someone who has never been to China and wants to get a flavor of the country, this tour is a ... read more

  • yunnan province tour

    Sep 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, li jiang local guide was good(david liu)
    Cons: feel like a sucker, they are liars, to fast paced, just the torrist traps

    Summary: horrible. i dont know where to begin. starting from the airport in LA i knew this was going to be bad. china southern was the airline to canton. this airline apparently seems to think the bottom of the barrel 777 is adaquate for flight. the plane had the ... read more

  • Worst Experience of Our Lives

    May 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap Price.
    Cons: Everything Else.

    Summary: I can vouch for the bad experiences that others have with Ritz Tours. We took a Thailand trip with Ritz and it was the most horrible experience in our lives. The tour guide did not speak any English at all. He was the lowest life form we have ever ... read more

  • Ritz Tours incredible tour of China. Best tour we've ever taken. Apprehensive? Read this review.

    May 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well organized tour, excellent hotels and food. Travel insurance and all tours except one included.
    Cons: One less shopping stop, a chance to stop at the tea terraces and rice paddies.

    Summary: We were somewhat apprehensive taking a tour to China. We weren't sure about what to expect, was Ritz Tours okay and what about Air China? I hope this review will help you if you're not sure. China was the most interesting, wonderful tour we have ever ... read more

  • Shopping, Eating, No Flexibility - that's Ritz Tours' idea of travel

    Apr 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quite inexpensive.
    Cons: Too much shopping; extremely inflexible schedule; unprofessional guides; commie-style disciplining by guides; impersonal service

    Summary: My wife and I are experienced travelers. We travel both on our own as well as in groups, and our experience with Ritz Tours is the WORST EVER! We took their China Scenic 14 days vacation (OAZ071004) on July 10 through 23, 2004. I regret to say that ... read more

  • Thailand Tour

    Nov 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive prices
    Cons: Not suitable for anyone who does not speak Chinese. Lack of well prepared guides

    Summary: Although Ritz Tours are of moderate price, it may no be a positive experience if you are looking to learn something from your travel experience. My husband and I took a tour to Thailand (Summer 2004), and we barely got few directions on when to get off ... read more

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