Cultural vacations in China
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Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Cities, wildlife, ancient history and rolling rice paddies.
From £2,138 18 days ex flights
Tailor made: Fancy meeting giant pandas, wander the Great Wall and try traditional dishes? Over 18 days, you’ll explore China’s classic highlights and much more, giving you a great feel of China’s scenery, culture and city life. Amble through the world’s largest rice terraces, visit the Terracotta Army and go back to the future in Shanghai.
China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver
From US $2,319 to US $2,719 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
From US $3,335 to US $3,485 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct
2018: 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 25 May, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct
Late availability on upcoming trips
China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan vacation, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From US $4,999 to US $5,399 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 9 May, 13 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec
Exciting family vacation in China

Exciting family vacation in China

An exciting family holiday taking in the highlights of China
From US $2,013 to US $2,440 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South East China vacation, culture & nature

South East China vacation, culture & nature

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China
From €1,950 10 days ex flights
Small group travel
China tailor made vacation, from Beijing to Shanghai

China tailor made vacation, from Beijing to Shanghai

Highlights of China private tour from Beijing
From US $789 to US $1,929 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China tailor made tour

China tailor made tour

A combination of metropolis and ancient gardens
From US $1,099 to US $3,349 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China vacation, discover imperial China

China vacation, discover imperial China

Exploring Eastern China
From US $2,475 to US $2,555 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 31 Mar, 21 Apr, 12 May, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct
Late availability on upcoming trips
China highlights tour

China highlights tour

Short culture-filled adventure in China
From US $1,284 to US $1,690 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 6 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 10 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 22 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 24 Dec, 29 Dec
2018: 5 Jan, 6 Jan, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 8 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 8 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 9 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep ...
China culture & hiking vacation

China culture & hiking vacation

A wonderful experience of real China
From US $2,830 to US $3,600 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yunnan tailor made vacation, China

Yunnan tailor made vacation, China

Distinctive ethnic culture & Magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge
From US $1,199 to US $1,499 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Essential China vacation

Essential China vacation

Encounter the essence of China
From US $2,960 to US $3,799 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 19 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec
China Express adventure vacation

China Express adventure vacation

A fast-paced tour of China’s highlights
From US $1,399 to US $1,599 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 24 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 21 Apr, 29 Apr, 9 May, 13 May, 19 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 7 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 1 Dec, 9 Dec
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

A true overland journey
From US $4,865 to US $5,305 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Aug, 20 Sep
2018: 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 9 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov
The Essence of China vacation

The Essence of China vacation

Explore cultural & religious heritage
From US $2,801 to US $3,920 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct
2018: 10 Mar, 21 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 23 Jun, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Beijing to Lhasa on the famous sky train
From US $1,660 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China vacation, ancient capitals tour

China vacation, ancient capitals tour

Highlights of China, discover its capital cities.
From US $1,146 to US $1,553 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Silk Road adventure vacation

Silk Road adventure vacation

Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road
From £2,395 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Sep
2018: 12 May, 15 Sep
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness.
From US $2,356 to US $2,970 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov
2018: 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent

The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent

Travel from China to Central Asia on this historic journey
From US $6,000 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 5 May, 11 Aug, 1 Sep
Yunnan hiking & culture tour in China

Yunnan hiking & culture tour in China

Dali, Wei Shan, Nuodeng, Shibao Shan, Zhongdian, Lijiang
From US $1,600 to US $2,286 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yellow Mt walking tour, China

Yellow Mt walking tour, China

Hike in the beautiful Yellow Mountains in China
From US $1,318 to US $3,082 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong

Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong

Trekking Mt. Meili Inner Kora and Mengkong Gorge
From US $2,514 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 6 Dec
10 day Great Wall of China walking tour

10 day Great Wall of China walking tour

Trekking on the really wild Great Wall & Beijing exploration
From US $1,859 to US $1,923 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct
12 day Great Wall of China hiking tour

12 day Great Wall of China hiking tour

Experience the best parts of the eastern Wall
From US $2,196 to US $2,268 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Aug, 11 Sep, 27 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct
Trekking and cultural tour of China

Trekking and cultural tour of China

Experience the spectacular landscapes China has to offer
From £2,468 to £2,535 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 30 Oct
China Silk Road tour

China Silk Road tour

Cities and beautiful landscapes of China’s western expanse
From £2,589 to £2,668 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 27 Oct
China highlights, small group tour

China highlights, small group tour

Wonderful experience of the finest cultural heritage sties
From US $2,565 to US $2,643 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Aug, 22 Aug, 1 Sep, 12 Sep, 7 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec
Beijing and Great Wall of China walking tour

Beijing and Great Wall of China walking tour

Unique hiking experience on Really Wild Great Wall in China
From US $1,422 to US $2,289 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China highlights tour, tailor made
From
US $2,319
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China
From
£2,138
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We had many memorable experiences on our trip to China. Every day produced a new experience, each different and often additional things that we had not anticipated. Clearly The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Panda's, Forbidden Palace were all amazing, but for me the peace and quiet of drifting down the river on a bamboo raft at Guilon was just perfect after the frantic traveling around China. Tips? Make sure that you have a suitcase with wheels,there is a lot... (more)Nigel Davies
China vacation and Yangtze river cruise
From
US $3,335
excluding flights
It was excellent. We were particularly impressed with the local guide- his organisation local knowledge etc was tremendous and really made the vacation. (more)Christine Casey
The walk along part of the Great Wall of China. 9 out of 10! (more)gillian black
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
US $1,660
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really. Tips? Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets. Local benefits? Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport... (more)Sue Byrne
Silk Road adventure vacation
From
£2,395
excluding flights
The most memorable was Kasger Sunday Market. (more)Mahesh Patel
The local food is lovely - go with an open mind (more)Peter Kerr
Exciting family vacation in China
From
US $2,013
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The itinerary planned by our operator worked out beautifully for my family of 8. A couple of the guides, especially Johnnie in Beijing and Susan in chengdu engaged with the children and helped make our time in those cities very enjoyable. we loved that logistics were taken care of by our guides n drivers. The children loved the ice skating, the time at the Great Wall, learning to cook their own dishes, spending Christmas day at the panda research center, biking in town... (more)Kristin Baker
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
From
£3,695
including domestic flights only
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this vacation. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the vacation was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
From
US $6,000
excluding flights
Do not hesitate!! It is very interesting trip and very well organised. (more)Ljiljana Padjen-Pajovic
Absolutely wonderful, a once in a life time experience and all the guides were extremely knowledgable, funny and helpful. The sights and experience was truly magnificient (more)Gunilla Westerlund
South East China vacation, culture & nature
From
€1,950
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The minority villages as not many westerners get to see this part of China. They welcome you into their houses and although they have very little they gave us some oranges. We also visited a primary school which was great fun as we taught the children hopscotch and a few words of English. Tips? You will have a wonderful time. You have to be prepared to rough it a bit but its well worth it. A fascinating journey. Local benefits? Absolutely Overall... (more)Phil Linley
China tailor made vacation, from Beijing to Shanghai
From
US $789
including domestic flights only
The parks were my favourite part of the trip, I also really enjoyed walking on the Great Wall and the live show in Xian. (more)Leigh McGlone
Overall this was a fantastic trip and we feel very honoured to have been able to see all that we did, especially the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors. (more)Ewen Macnair
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
From
US $2,356
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The terracotta warriors at Xi'an and the Great Wall. Cherry, our guide although very young, was dedicated and gave us great tips and help when choosing restaurants and outings. Our group integrated very well and everyone was on time for going places. Tips? Travel light, but do take toilet paper!! Local benefits? We certainly used local transport (busses, trains and only once taxis). Overall rating? Most enjoyable. The only thing that didn't work out... (more)Sheila Taylor
China nature & culture holiday
From
€1,600
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Undoubtedly engaging with Dong culture in such depth, especially the music, dance and embroidery! Tips? Be prepared for humidity! Local benefits? hard to say but we were very aware of how tourism was essential to the minority peoples. Overall rating? Absolutely fantastic - we couldn't have wished for a more informative and thoughtful guide. (more)Margaret Anwell
China tour, Shanghai to Beijing
From
US $1,322
excluding flights
The best part of my vacation came unexpectedly on the last day, when I found myself gazing at the roofs of the Forbidden City from the top of Jingshan Temple. (more)Jennifer Jenkins
I feel that every part of the journey is memorable - I enjoyed it throughout. It is very difficult to pick a few highlights, as I feel this trip includes most of China's highlights....It was a great vacation - a lot of interesting sights, fascinating history and great people (more)Pamela Krueger
I have been on quite a few trips around the world but this has certainly been the best, largely due to the unrelenting quality of the tour leader. (more)Thomas Webb
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
From
US $4,865
excluding flights
All of the vacation was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the train journey from Beijing to Lhasa. The visit to the nunnery was fun. There was nothing on my trip that I didn't enjoy so it's hard to choose 1 thing I enjoyed most. (more)Jules Palmer
Excellent....Go with an open mind, an attitude of adventure. It is a different country. You will not find the same facilities as at home. The food is different. But it's all part of the adventure. (more)Yoginee Patel
It was very memorable and exciting, and a good idea to go on a tour through a country that would be difficult to navigate alone. (more)Laura Tomlinson
The Essence of China vacation
From
US $2,801
excluding flights
The Great Wall walk was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Colin Nelson
The overall vacation was excellent, and the group we travelled with were very nice. We thought that the trip itinerary was well designed and we thank the operator management and staff for the opportunity to have this wonderful experience. (more)Michael Barnes
I had a brilliant time, the tour was amazing, I got to see some really different parts of China and loved every day of it. (more)Lisa Calmiano
Small group tour of Yunnan, China
From
US $1,800
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Almost too many to recount! The rice terraces at sunset and dawn, the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Stone Forest, the lake and mountains and pagodas at Dali, the Jade Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, Shangri-La, the markets and ethnic minorities.... Tips? Take some dollars, go (unlike locals) between Nov and April - we had superb weather; take some warm clothing for the Tibetan plateau; take plenty of film/memory cards! Local benefits? Very much so. We... (more)John deason
Silk Road in China vacation
From
£3,250
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Finding a replica of a Tang Dynasty sancai glazed, funerary sculpture of a camel and rider, which I had first experienced as part of an exhibition of artefacts from the ancient Silk Route mounted by the British Library in 2004 in a shop in Jiayuguan at a price that I could afford. Even though the Mogao Grottos are becoming commercialised, being able to see the frescos that are available in the caves that are open to the public was a wonderful experience. Tips? Be... (more)Genie Gabel-Dunk
China Express adventure vacation
From
US $1,399
excluding flights
Amazing experience! (more)Linda Anderson
Lhasa was absolutely magical, seeing the Potalla Palace for the first time from the roof top bar of the hotel was breath taking. (more)Joan O
China family vacation, Pandas & Warriors
From
US $2,745
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The great Wall, Yangzte river and Yangshoui. Tips? It's a tiring and very full on trip so be prepared for a fully packed itinerary. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 8/10 (more)Krishna Pindoria
Small group vacation to China
From
US $2,015
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visiting the Terracotta Warriors (absolutely amazing) and going to Hong Kong Tips? Pack lightly as you will be moving around and need to keep re packing Local benefits? Yes as we used local facilities e.g cooking lesson and our guide pointed out local facilities for us Overall rating? Excellent could not find any fault would recommend highly, I think our tour guide was a fantastic ambassador not only for her company but for her Country. (more)Tracey Maton
A Classic Journey Through China
From
£2,800
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Loads of highlights in our 6 week vacation: seeing pandas & the Terracotta Warriors, walking the Great Wall, sound and light show in Yangshuo, the Potala Palace in Tibet. We also found the building work around us fascinating- such a massive scale, 20 skyscrapers at a time going up plus huge road and rail building programmes. The sheer scale of everything was astounding. Tips? Research where you want to go. Local benefits? Certainly supported the local population. Overall... (more)Linda Seaton
Yunnan tailor made vacation, China
From
US $1,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The museums in Chengdu, Kunming and Shanghai (all outstanding), and the monasteries and temples particularly Ganden Sumtseling Monastery near Shangri La. Tips? Book your own accommodation ( in hostels or inns) and arrange all your own meals; this saved us a lot of money and enabled us to escape from the international tourist bubble. Regard your itinerary with the vacation provider as a legal document, and make sure it specifies EVERYTHING you wish to see as there... (more)Gillian Gillanders
China vacation, discover imperial China
From
US $2,475
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visiting the Panda Breading centre and watching a panda mum and baby 'playing' together. Then watching the baby slipping off the platform and mum rolling over to join her baby on the ground. So special. Tips? Be prepared to carry your luggage, particularly at the train stations. The coach is often not able to park close to the station, so you have to carry your luggage across busy streets and negotiate steps and escalators that aren't working!!! Be prepared for... (more)Penelope Parker
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