Please locate the best three Mandarin-speaking day sight-seeing tour guides or tour companies in Manhattan/New York City for a group of 18-25 Chinese visitors from mainland China. I want to know 1) website, email, phone contact information 2) reviews (particularly from Chinese visitors) and corporate references 3) itineraries for a day of sight seeing 4) base cost for 1 guide and option for 2 guides on the tour with shuttle bus included. Preferably, these would be companies/guides used to dealing with corporate customers, not simply day tourists---and--specifically---there should be no shopping stops or stores as part of the itineraries or planned days since such events usually indicate operations which are trying to overcharge the tourists/guests---not a way to treat my corporate guests.
The best three Mandarin-speaking tour companies in New York City are Stretch-a-Leg Travel, Custom & Private New York Tours, and The Levys' Unique New York! We have developed the attached spreadsheet with relevant tour information as requested. Our research approach and findings are outlined below.
We researched industry publications, trusted media sources, and user review sites to develop the attached list of tour operators. We focused on highly-rated tour companies that cater to Mandarin-speaking travelers and allow for customized, educational, and fun itineraries. We have highlighted key points regarding the proposed tour companies below. Contact information, pricing, and additional requested information is included within the attached spreadsheet.
Stretch-a-Leg Travel focuses heavily on Chinese-speaking tourists—the company even produces a Chinese version of its website. Tony Chen, the company's main guide, boasts "16 years experience as a high-end private tour guide." Stretch-a-Leg crafts custom itineraries based on tourists' needs and interests. Following an exhaustive search, we determined that pricing is not available via public sources, however, the company will provide a customized quote within one business day.
CUSTOM & PRIVATE TOURS
Custom & Private provides tours in a wide variety of languages including Mandarin Chinese. The company has 475 TripAdvisor reviews, 98% of which rate the tour as "Excellent." Prices range from $145/hour for a four guest walking tour up to $395/hour for a luxury mini-bus, all of which include one tour guide. As with Stretch-a-Leg, you can use the website's Request Form the company directly to confirm the price for a customized tour with two guides.
THE LEVYS' UNIQUE NEW YORK!
The Levys' offer a wide range of creative, specialized topics in their tours, including top attractions, tasting tours, movies & TV, and cultural tours. The company specializes in both group and corporate tours and provides Mandarin-language tours at an additional fee. Following our exhaustive search, the price for an additional tour guide was not available via online sources, however, we believe this could be confirmed by contacting the tour guide directly for a custom quote.
The top three Mandarin-speaking day sightseeing tour companies in New York City are Stretch-a-Leg Travel, Custom & Private New York Tours, and The Levys' Unique New York! We have developed the attached spreadsheet list with relevant sources enclosed. We hope you find this research useful. Do let us know if there are any questions.