Travel with us through spectacular landscapes and futuristic cities to the cultural heart of China

Journeying through China is to experience an exotic and ancient land, formed over many centuries by powerful imperial Dynasties, who expressed their political might with lavish palaces that survive today. This is a country enriched by remote Buddhist monasteries and gleaming temples and where the evocative names of its most iconic places alone are enough to stir the wanderlust of even the most reluctant traveller; the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City of Beijing and the Terracotta Army.

In the face of rapid urban development, traditional street life still bustles amid the towering skyscrapers of mega cities, whilst the fertile rice terraces and limestone peaks of the south contrast with the snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes of the high Tibetan plateau, one of the world's most mysterious, isolated and mythical regions.

We invite you to browse our selection of China holidays below. These itineraries have been carefully planned by our destination specialists to optimise your time and provide a deeper perspective on life in China.

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The Dynasty Tour - Holidays to China

China

Dynasty Tour

13 Nights from £3,777 €3,632 $3,910

Travel back in time from the futuristic skyscrapers of Shanghai, through rural life in the country's most beguiling landscapes to tales of China's dynastic…

The Dynasty Tour
Tours in China

13 Nights from £3,777 €3,632 $3,910

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Shanghai

    Day 2 - Highlights of Shanghai

    Day 3 - Shanghai at leisure

    Day 4 - Shanghai at leisure

  2. Day 5 - Reed Flute Caves & transfer to Longsheng

    Day 6 - Longji Rice Terraces

  3. Day 7 - Li River Cruise

    Day 8 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo

  4. Day 9 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 10 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  5. Day 11 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  6. Day 12 - Day at Leisure in Beijing

The Emperor Tour - Holidays to China

China

Emperor Tour

13 Nights from £3,822 €3,686 $3,968

Our classic tour through China's essential highlights. Visit the Great Wall near Beijing, see pandas and the Terracotta Army up close and cruise through su…

The Emperor Tour
Tours in China

13 Nights from £3,822 €3,686 $3,968

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

  4. Day 5 - Xi'an city tour

    Day 6 - Terracotta Army & Big Goose Pagoda 

  5. Day 7 - Transfer to Chengdu & visit Jinli Street

    Day 8 - Panda Research Center & Sanxingdui

  6. Day 9 - Transfer to Guilin & visit the Reed Flute Caves

    Day 10 - Li River Cruise

  7. Day 11 - Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai 

    Day 12 - Highlights of Shanghai

    Day 13 - Maglev Train to airport

The Yangtze Tour - Holidays to China

China

Yangtze Tour

16 Nights from £4,244 €4,192 $4,517

Cruise down the Yangtze River and see China's most iconic sights; adorable pandas, the Forbidden City and Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, futuristic Shang…

The Yangtze Tour
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16 Nights from £4,244 €4,192 $4,517

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

  4. Day 5 - Xi'an city tour

    Day 6 - Terracotta Army & Big Goose Pagoda 

  5. Day 7 - Transfer to Guilin & visit the Reed Flute Caves

    Day 8 - Li River Cruise

  6. Day 9 - Transfer to Chengdu

    Day 10 - Panda Research Center & Sanxingdui

    Day 11 -  Jinli Street & transfer to Chongqing

  7. Day 12 - Ghost City & Shibao Zhai Temple

    Day 13 - Qutang & Wu Gorges

    Day 14 - Three Gorges Dam

  8. Day 15 - Highlights of Shanghai

    Day 16 - Maglev Train to Airport

The Tibetan Discovery Tour - Holidays to China

China

Tibetan Discovery Tour

16 Nights from £5,191 €5,329 $5,748

Venture into Tibet to admire historic monasteries, lavish palaces and breathtaking landscapes and discover how this mysterious and holy land is adapting to…

The Tibetan Discovery Tour
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16 Nights from £5,191 €5,329 $5,748

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

  4. Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

    Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

    Day 7 - Terracotta Army

  5. Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

    Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

    Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

  6. Day 11 - Yamdrock Lake & Gyantse

    Day 12 - Tour of Shigatse Monastery & Palace

    Day 13 - Return to Lhasa by road

  7. Day 14 - Overnight scenic train to Xining

    Day 15 - Xining & Qinghai Lake

    Day 16 - Transfer to Beijing

    Day 17 - Return flight to UK

  8. Extend your trip

  9. Two night extension to Mount Everest Base Camp

The Naxi Tour - Holidays to China

China

Naxi Tour

14 Nights from £5,605 €5,826 $6,286

Journey through the Yunnan province, admire stunning landscapes and enjoy privileged cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse …

The Naxi Tour
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14 Nights from £5,605 €5,826 $6,286

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Special tour - Beijing's past & present

    Day 3 - Personalised Beijing guided tour

  2. Day 4 - Hike the Great Wall of China

  3. Day 5 - Transfer to Kunming

    Day 6 - Stone Forest & Kunming

  4. Day 7 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival

    Day 8 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley

    Day 9 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass

  5. Day 10 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town

    Day 11 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha

  6. Day 12 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali

    Day 13 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake

    Day 14 - Fly to Beijing

    Day 15 - Return flight to UK

The Mandarin Tour - Holidays to China

China

Mandarin Tour

22 Nights from £6,939 €7,426 $8,020

Journey across China and back to culturally-rich cities and storybook landscapes. Marvel at the Terracotta Army and Great Wall and see a giant Buddha and a…

The Mandarin Tour
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22 Nights from £6,939 €7,426 $8,020

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

  4. Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

    Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

    Day 7 - Terracotta Army

  5. Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

    Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

    Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

  6. Day 11 - Transfer to Mount Emei

    Day 12 - Mount Emei tour

    Day 13 - Leshan Giant Buddha

  7. Day 14 - Panda Research Center

  8. Day 15 - Transfer to Longsheng

    Day 16 - Longji Rice Terraces

  9. Day 17 - Li River Cruise

    Day 18 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo

  10. Day 19 - Transfer to Shanghai

    Day 20 - Highlights of Shanghai

    Day 21 - Shanghai at leisure

  11. Day 22 - Suzhou's Classical Gardens

    Day 23 - Return flight to UK

The China Family Tour - Holidays to China

China

China Family Tour

14 Nights from £3,992 €3,890 $4,189

Our specially designed family tour to China's most iconic sights. Visit Beijing's Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army, then get up close…

The China Family Tour
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14 Nights from £3,992 €3,890 $4,189

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall of China

  3. Day 4 - Day at Leisure in Beijing

  4. Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

    Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

    Day 7 - Terracotta Army

  5. Day 8 - Transfer to Mount Emei

    Day 9 - Mount Emei tour

    Day 10 - Leshan Giant Buddha

  6. Day 11 - Chengdu at leisure

    Day 12 - Panda Research Center

    Day 13 - Fly to Beijing

    Day 14 - Return flight to UK

The Beijing City Break Tour - Holidays to China

China

Beijing City Break Tour

8 Nights from £1,812 €1,274 $1,355

Discover Beijing on our in-depth city break. Explore the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace and visit the Great Wall of China.

The Beijing City Break Tour
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8 Nights from £1,812 €1,274 $1,355

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Forbidden City, hutong tour & Lama Palace

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

  4. Day 5-7 - Beijing at leisure

    Day 8 - Departure & return flight

The Shanghai Classic Tour - Holidays to China

China

Shanghai Classic Tour

11 Nights from £2,875 €2,550 $2,737

Explore Shanghai and admire classical gardens, romantic lakes and ancient water towns, all without internal flights - perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary …

The Shanghai Classic Tour
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11 Nights from £2,875 €2,550 $2,737

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Itinerary Summary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Shanghai

    Day 2 - Highlights of Shanghai

    Day 3 - At leisure in Shanghai

  2. Day 4 - Transfer to Suzhou

    Day 5 - Suzhou's Classical Gardens

    Day 6 - Suzhou at leisure

  3. Day 7 - Transfer to Hangzhou via Wuzhen

    Day 8-9 - Hangzhou & West Lake

    Day 10 - Transfer to Shanghai

    Day 11 - Return flight to UK

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