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Tour groups are always an option, but often full of scams and headaches. This is not to say there are not good ones out there, but do research, ask questions, and if the package price seems too high or low, be skeptical. The best source of information is on Fodor's forums (www.fodors.com), where many travelers share the good, the bad, and the ugly, like pressured tipping, frequent shopping stops, and low-quality food.
Beijing Discovery Tours. Beijing Discovery Tours, an American-Chinese company, can arrange private tours countrywide. The company is not cheap, but is extremely reliable and thorough. 800/306–1264. www.beijingdiscoverytours.com.
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