Hi, has anyone have any experience with cheap China tours currently on offer at many asian travel agents in melbourne?
Offers range from Aus$88 to $99 for 8 days touring about 4 places including Shanghai and include 5 star accomodation, food and coach travel (air fares extra).
I have heard that these tours are heavily subsidised by the tour operator hoping to earn from commissions from shopping stops. I have also heard that some operators turn nasty and cut out dinners if the tour group is not buying at the shopping stops.
Any feedback would be appreciated.