China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

China vacation and Yangtze river cruise

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
From US $3,405 to US $3,565 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 3 May, 24 May, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 20 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct
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 $4,250 to US $5,399 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Oct, 17 Oct
2019: 11 Jan, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 12 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 14 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov
Great Wall of China walking vacation

Great Wall of China walking vacation

Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall
From US $1,435 to US $1,505 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 18 May, 27 Jul, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
Family vacation to China

Family vacation to China

Great Wall of China and Terracotta Warriors
From US $2,940US $2,205 to US $3,380 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Oct
2019: 6 Apr, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 29 Jun, 30 Jun, 6 Jul, 7 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 4 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug
Up to US $730 off. Late availability on these dates: 14 Oct
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China highlights tour

China highlights tour

Short culture-filled adventure in China
From US $1,510US $1,318 to US $1,690 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Oct, 12 Oct, 21 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 28 Dec
2019: 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 8 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 12 Apr, 13 Apr, 14 Apr, 20 Apr, 21 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 9 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 7 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 1 Sep, 3 Sep, 5 Sep, 15 Sep, 18 Sep, 20 Sep, 8 Oct, 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct ...
Up to US $230 off. Late availability on these dates: 07 Oct, 12 Oct, 21 Oct, 26 Oct, 02 Nov, 09 Nov, 23 Nov, 07 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 28 Dec
Essential China vacation

Essential China vacation

Encounter the essence of China
From US $2,890 to US $3,999 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 16 Dec
2019: 6 Jan, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 18 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Dec
China Express adventure vacation

China Express adventure vacation

A fast-paced tour of China’s highlights
From US $1,190 to US $1,599 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Oct, 17 Oct, 28 Oct, 1 Dec
2019: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 14 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 6 Dec, 18 Dec
Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Overland the entire Silk Road and then head up to Mongolia
From US $6,692 to US $6,708 120 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Jul
20% off this tour if you book by 9th October 2018 for departures between 20th September 2018 and 31st December 2019
Tibet & China biking vacation

Tibet & China biking vacation

A Challenging cycle tour in China and the Tibetan Plateau.
From US $3,250 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Aug, 11 Sep
China tour, Shanghai to Beijing

China tour, Shanghai to Beijing

Discover the delights of China's north
From US $1,495US $1,346 to US $1,670 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 19 Dec
2019: 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 18 Dec
2020: 1 Jan, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Up to US $140 off. Late availability on these dates: 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 07 Nov, 19 Dec
Yunnan Meili trekking vacation in China

Yunnan Meili trekking vacation in China

Explore the stunning landscapes of China's Yunnan province
From US $2,299 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Oct, 27 Oct
2019: 5 May, 22 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 27 Jul, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 26 Oct
2020: 3 May, 20 May, 7 Jun, 12 Jul, 25 Jul, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 24 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 07 Oct, 27 Oct
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

A true overland journey
From US $4,650 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Apr, 11 May, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 12 Oct
2020: 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 11 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 10 Oct
China vacation, discover imperial China

China vacation, discover imperial China

Exploring Eastern China
From US $2,475 to US $2,675 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 6 Oct
2019: 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 11 May, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct
2020: 4 Apr, 18 Apr, 16 May, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 06 Oct
Silk Road adventure vacation

Silk Road adventure vacation

Follow ancient footsteps along the Silk Road
From £2,485 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 May, 6 Sep
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Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip
From US $3,999 to US $4,299 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Oct, 15 Oct
2019: 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness.
From US $2,500 to US $3,000 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 10 Oct, 7 Nov
2019: 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 12 Jun, 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 10 Oct, 07 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 $6,199 to US $6,380 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 10 Aug, 31 Aug
2020: 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 2 May, 8 Aug, 29 Aug
Trans-Mongolian explorer vacation

Trans-Mongolian explorer vacation

Experience China, Mongolia, Siberia & Russia’s Golden Ring.
From £5,115 to £5,350 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Mar, 17 Apr, 15 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 28 Sep, 19 Oct
Tibet small group tour

Tibet small group tour

Discover the Tibetan & Chinese Cultures of Amdo and Kham
From £3,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jun
The Ancient Horse Tea Trail in Yunnan, small group

The Ancient Horse Tea Trail in Yunnan, small group

Yunnan province amazing walking & visiting mountain villages
From £4,395 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Sep
Chinese hill tribes walking holiday

Chinese hill tribes walking holiday

Walking in China to hill tribes of Guangxi and Guizhou
From £3,395 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 Apr
Uzbekistan small group vacation

Uzbekistan small group vacation

10 days exploring the Silk Road Treasures of Uzbekistan
From £1,695 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 May, 25 Sep
Trans-Mongolian railway vacation

Trans-Mongolian railway vacation

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,255 to £2,680 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 May, 15 Jun, 20 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep
China small group tour: Land of Dragons and Emperors

China small group tour: Land of Dragons and Emperors

Main sights plus the lakes and mountains outside Shanghai
From £4,295 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 May, 12 Oct
Cycling tour of China

Cycling tour of China

Actively discover China's cultural and geographic highlights
From US $2,895 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Three Gorges cycling tour in China

Three Gorges cycling tour in China

Cycling through the mountains of undiscovered Central China
From €3,190 25 days ex flights
Small group travel
China cycling tour

China cycling tour

Actively discover China's cultural and geographic highlights
From US $3,595 22 days ex flights
Small group travel
Cycling holiday in Sichuan, China

Cycling holiday in Sichuan, China

Meet the giant panda while cycling in China
From US $2,373 to US $3,162 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Trek in Inner Mongolia desert and the China Silk Road
From US $6,416 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Oct
Minya Konka Mountain trek in Sichuan, China

Minya Konka Mountain trek in Sichuan, China

Spectacular mountain trekking in Sichuan province
From US $3,013 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Oct, 5 Nov
China vacation and Yangtze river cruise
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US $3,405
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
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
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£3,795
including domestic flights only
Traveling the mountains of Tajikistan and the homestay there was the most memorable. (more)Ana Maria Lopez
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
Silk Road adventure vacation
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£2,485
excluding flights
The most memorable was Kasger Sunday Market. (more)Mahesh Patel
I particularity enjoyed the added insight into every day life the guides were able to give us as they were all local. It was interesting to see the three different countries and travel through the countryside, mostly in minibuses with commentary by the guides. (more)Eva Dingwalls
The local food is lovely - go with an open mind (more)Peter Kerr
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
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US $6,199
excluding flights
We enjoyed the whole trip, but Kyrgyzstan was a highlight. Also the Labrang Monastery was lovely. Very good. It adjusted the way I think about the world. (more)Becky MacLeod
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
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
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US $2,500
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 Silk Road tour
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£2,630
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? The people we met, the range of places we visited, the quality of our guides. The drive through the Karakoram Mountain range from Kashgar to Tashkurgen Tips? Don't go with any fixed ideas about what it might be like. Be open to everything you see. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? The vacation was excellent and I would recommend it to others. If I was redesigning the itinerary I would not include the Yadan National Geologic Park - too much driving... (more)Gill Forester
Small group tour of Yunnan, China
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US $2,375
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the trek in Tiger Leaping Gorge and having tea with a Tibetan family in their home (more)Richard Peters
Most memorable were 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... (more)John deason
South East China photography vacation
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€2,390
excluding flights
If you're seriously thinking about this trip don't hesitate - book it! (more)Martin Lovell
It was a wonderful vacation/experience The weather was perfect, We had a very good choice of food. Beer very good. Wine ghastly. Excellent company we laughed a lot. Oktay helped us with any camera problems and gave us some very good advice. He went to the trouble of following us up after our return to see if he could help us with our photo's (more)SIMONA doyle
This trip offers so many great memories which get even better as I reflect on them following my return. A great experience, with a great host and an invaluable local guide. (more)Jenny Abbott
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
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US $4,650
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
China tour, Shanghai to Beijing
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US $1,346
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
Great Wall of China walking vacation
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US $1,435
excluding flights
The views from the wall watchtowers and then to see the wall stretching out across the beautiful landscape it is something special. (more)Ferenc Suhai
Climbing parts if the Great Wall that were over 1000 years old with no other tourists was the most memorable... (more)Janice Eastman
Walking the wall was amazing and the views with very little people around superb. (more)Rob Pattwell
China Express adventure vacation
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US $1,190
excluding flights
Traveling on local transport was a great experience. Great CEO and good selection of additional activities. Really enjoyed the overnight train trip. Best meal was cooked by local farmer & his wife. Overall a great trip. Can't wait to book next trip. (more)Tony Palmer
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
Silk Road in China vacation
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£3,795
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
Small group vacation to China
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US $3,255
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
The Essence of China vacation
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US $2,794
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
Family vacation to China
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US $2,205
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I can honestly say that we enjoyed it all. The quality of guiding and activities was good. Our local tour leader did a great job and was responsive to our needs - the structure and organisation enabled us to pack a lot in to the 14 days. It is really hard to pick favourites but Hong Kong was probably the least favourite part and we would have preferred more time elsewhere. The cultural/historical visits were enough to inform and illuminate without becoming too lengthy for... (more)Linda Mail
China family vacation, Pandas & Warriors
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US $2,945
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
Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong
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US $2,514
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? There were many memorable moments which included extraordinary vistas such as the glacier melting into streams and then the lake, challenging hikes in high altitudes, interesting meetings with local minority people, learning about different religions, customs and beliefs of the people. Tips? Some of the guides are dedicated and informative and others are less. There are at times unexpected changes with guides based on the area and population you’re visiting. The... (more)Debby Zweibach
Avatar Mountains China Photography Tour
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£2,900
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The rock formation at Zhangjiajie national park are very spectacular and stunning, the traditional Chinese Village Phoenix is a bit specail. Andreea and Matt are very attentive and they certainly look after you on the vacation, and even when I extended my trip to Beijing they kept the group together and we went on number of outings. Tips? I would do the trip in the next few years before the destinations become more touristy and enjoy the scenery which is quite special. Local... (more)Phil Duddles
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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