China

China is a country on everyone’s lips as it rushes head first into the future. It is a nation of epic proportions, world famous cuisine, ancient wonders and has a history that dates back thousands of years.

This well-aged country retains a deep sense of traditional identity and as the old and modern worlds collide there has never been a better time to experience China’s diverse array of attractions. China will have you bumping into yin and yang at every turn – from ancient wonders such as the Great Wall, hutongs, temples, traditional water villages and the remarkable terracotta army to the dominating cutting-edge architecture, glitzy large scale malls and high-speed rail lines.

The bustling megacities of Beijing and Shanghai are quickly becoming cultural hubs but venture outside these urban centres and you can truly appreciate the contrasts this country has to offer – take a cruise along the Li River and discover the striking scenery, enjoy the creative and imaginative Harbin Ice Festival, relax and socialise in a Sichuanese teahouse, explore the mighty Yangtze River, hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge or journey across the infamous Silk Road.

The vast and varied land of China is an ideal destination, whether it’s a few days’ break or an in-depth journey of exploration. Discover amazing landscapes, cultural delights, relax luxuriously or get refreshingly active. China undoubtedly will impress.

CapitalBeijing
Official LanguageMandarin
CurrencyRenminbi
TimeGMT +8
Population1.4billion
Power (Voltage)220
Area (km2) 9,326,410
Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard

Beijing Double Happiness Courtyard

Beijing, China
Nestled in a protected historical area, this hotel occupies a 500-year old hutong building offering guests the opportunity to experience Beijing as it ...
Buddha Zen Hotel

Buddha Zen Hotel

Chengdu, China
Oozing character and serene charm, this boutique hotel is located adjacent to the ancient Wenshu Monastery, where you can listen to Buddhist sermons a ...
Central Hotel

Central Hotel

Shanghai, China
Offering a great stay, this hotel is conveniently located in the shopping and business district adjacent to the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall. It is al ...
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Landmark Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Offering the perfect base for business and leisure travellers, this hotel is a short walk from dining and entertainment options. Alternatively, a 10 m ...
Days Inn Forbidden City

Days Inn Forbidden City

Beijing, China
Set in a great location, this simple hotel is a short walk to Wangfujing Street, Tiananmen Square and as its name suggests, the Forbidden City. Start ...
Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai, China
This unique and elegant hotel is situated in the bustling Bund-East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street area. A 5 star property exhibiting an air of classi ...
Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

Xian, China
Within the ancient walls of Xian, this heritage hotel is surrounded by serene courtyards and enchanting gardens which encapsulate the historic riches ...
Grand Park Xian

Grand Park Xian

Xian, China
Overlooking Xian City Wall, this hotel boasts an imposing facade with tiled roofs that evoke the grandeur of an ancient palace. Ideally located it is ...
Guilin Bravo Hotel

Guilin Bravo Hotel

Guilin, China
A leisurely walk from the city centre and the night market, this hotel overlooks Ronghu Lake which is beautifully lit in the evenings. Across from the ...
Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Gulou

Chengdu, China
With a stay at this hotel, visit Chunxi pedestrian street for Chengdu’s best shopping, a 20-minute walk away, stop for tea at one of the traditional t ...
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei

Shanghai, China
Ideally located near transport links, including two train stations and the long-distance bus terminals, this modern hotel is in the downtown Puxi area ...
Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Guangzhou, China
Sitting in a great location on the Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street – a shopper’s paradise. This hotel is also within close proximity to the Hualin Jade ...
Holiday Inn Tianjin Aqua Centre

Holiday Inn Tianjin Aqua Centre

Tianjin, China
This hotel is conveniently connected to Aqua City Shopping Mall, which provides an all in one experience with shopping, entertainment and dining optio ...
Hotel Equatorial

Hotel Equatorial

Shanghai, China
Strategically located within the Puxi business district, just minutes away from the Shanghai Exhibition Centre this hotel offers easy access to other ...
Hotel Kapok Beijing

Hotel Kapok Beijing

Beijing, China
This uniquely designed boutique hotel is located within the heart of this ancient Chinese city. The Forbidden City and the popular Wangfujing shopping ...
Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel

Novotel Beijing Peace Hotel

Beijing, China
Superbly situated in central Beijing’s Wangfujing District, this hotel is close to all the main attractions and is within easy access to the cities ex ...
Regent Beijing

Regent Beijing

Beijing, China
Offering a distinctive blend of timeless splendour and modern luxury, this hotel opens the door to a truly exquisite stay. Occupying a prime position ...
Renaissance Chengdu Hotel

Renaissance Chengdu Hotel

Chengdu, China
This luxurious hotel is located a five minute walk from Chengdu Railway Station, giving it great access to surrounding areas. Modern and elegant with ...
Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Shangri-La Hotel Guilin

Guilin, China
Overlooking the picturesque Li River, this hotel offers an unforgettable way to experience Guilin. With a classic, oriental style ambience, guest room ...
Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Guilin, China
Located on the Li River in enchanting Guilin, this deluxe city hotel boasts 408 modern, well-appointed guest rooms, including 17 suites. All rooms fea ...
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square

Xian, China
Combining the heritage of Xian and the classic French hospitality of Sofitel, this majestic hotel is well located and is close to many of the city’s h ...
The Yangtze Boutique Hotel

The Yangtze Boutique Hotel

Shanghai, China
Originally built in 1934, this art deco hotel is ideally located in People’s Square and enjoys convenient access to Shanghai metro lines, as well as b ...
Xian Forest City Hotel

Xian Forest City Hotel

Xian, China
A 10 minute walk will take you to the famous Bell Tower from this well-appointed 3 star hotel which will suit those on a budget looking for good value ...
Xian Titan Times Hotel

Xian Titan Times Hotel

Xian, China
Located next to the city wall, this recently renovated hotel is close to the city attractions. Stroll around the city walls in the evening for some g ...
Acrobatic Show & Shanghai Lights

Acrobatic Show & Shanghai Lights

Shanghai, China
Enjoy an energetic Shanghai evening with an outstanding performance by the Shanghai Acrobatics School and Troupe. Get ready for a night of skilled, ja ...
Ancient Capitals

Ancient Capitals

China, Xian, Beijing
Experience the splendour of the ancient capitals, Beijing and Xian and gain an insight into their rich history and culture. On this tour you will visi ...
Beijing by Bike

Beijing by Bike

China, Beijing
Hop on a bike and explore Beijing’s colourful backstreets with this guided cycling tour. Discover the hutong laneways and landmarks of this fascinatin ...
Beijing Experience

Beijing Experience

China, Beijing
This great value tour introduces you to the sights, sounds and tastes of Beijing – the most popular of China’s cities with many ancient wonders. A day ...
Beijing Foodie Tour

Beijing Foodie Tour

China, Beijing
There’s no better way to experience a city than through its cuisine. Meet your food-loving local guide and begin a Beijing food adventure to remember ...
Best of Shanghai

Best of Shanghai

Shanghai, China
The best of Shanghai covers all the main highlights. Visit the Yuyuan Gardens, a famous classical garden completed in 1577, then the adjoining old tow ...
Biking to Pandas & Buddhas

Biking to Pandas & Buddhas

Chengdu, China
Chinas Sichuan province is home to the iconic panda, revered cuisine and treasured regional culture. Take a closer look by bicycle. Destination Chi ...
Chengdu’s Giant Panda

Chengdu’s Giant Panda

Chengdu, China
Undoubtedly this is a highlight tour. Visit and learn about the panda at the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The panda is an iconic symbol of C ...
China Discovery

China Discovery

Shanghai, China, Xian, Beijing
This classic China tour covers the must-see destinations and sights in China including the picturesque and charming water town of Suzhou. Some entry c ...
China’s Golden Triangle

China’s Golden Triangle

Shanghai, China, Xian, Beijing
For those short on time, this tour showcases the main cities of China including Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, whilst also covering the key attractions. ...
China’s Grand Tour

China’s Grand Tour

Guilin, Shanghai, China, Xian, Beijing
Embark on the extensive ‘grand tour’ of China and experience some the country’s principal attractions and foremost cultural experiences. Some entry co ...
Culinary Pilgrimage of China

Culinary Pilgrimage of China

Chengdu, Shanghai, China, Beijing
On this tour, appreciate the true taste of Chinese cuisine that can only be found in the streets and alleyways of China’s most celebrated food cities. ...
Discover Mt. Huashan

Discover Mt. Huashan

China, Xian
Mt. Huashan called the West Mountain in ancient times, is one of the noted five mountains in China. Located 120km from Xian, it rises 2154.9m above s ...
Emperors Tour

Emperors Tour

China, Beijing
Take a glimpse into the history of Beijing. Begin with a visit to Tiananmen Square, a world renowned public square and the site of a number of politic ...
Explore Guilin

Explore Guilin

Guilin, China
Discover the main sights of Guilin. Begin with a visit to the Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave with multi-coloured lighting that illuminates ...
Explore Leshan & The Giant Buddha

Explore Leshan & The Giant Buddha

Chengdu, China
Escape the city and explore Leshan with its natural landscape and wealth of cultural relics. Home to the Leshan Giant Buddha, an enormous 70m high sit ...
Express Xian City

Express Xian City

China, Xian
This half day tour provides a great insight into Xian. Start with a visit to the Small Goose Pagoda, which reflects how the location of Xian at the ea ...
Food & Market Tour by Tuk Tuk

Food & Market Tour by Tuk Tuk

China, Xian
See how Xian wakes up by eating with locals and exploring one of China’s oldest and largest markets! Jump on a tuk tuk and wind through the narrow str ...
Forbidden City and The Great Wall

Forbidden City and The Great Wall

China, Beijing
This tour incorporates two of the most famous icons in the Beijing area. Firstly, visit the Forbidden City and marvel at the enormity of the courtyard ...
Great Wall Trekking

Great Wall Trekking

China, Beijing
The mountainous area surrounding the Great Wall is a rewarding destination for exploring. Enjoy hikes that bring you up close to the dramatic landscap ...
Guilin’s Gumdrop Mountains

Guilin’s Gumdrop Mountains

Guilin, China
Journey by train to the land of China’s legendary gumdrop mountains and terraced rice paddies and take in the natural beauty of Guangxi Province. Arri ...
Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin Ice Festival

China
During its long winters, Harbin beckons to come and take part in its winter wonderland. This renowned ice festival offers a once in a life time experi ...
Highlights of China

Highlights of China

Guilin, Shanghai, China, Xian
This fascinating tour showcases the main highlights of China including a visit to Guilin. Visit renowned sights that will surely amaze. Some entry cop ...
Huangpu River Cruise

Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai, China
The Huangpu River is a symbol of Shanghai and one of the top attractions in the city. Both sides of the river have iconic landmarks, but with a very ...
Hutong Evening Food Tour

Hutong Evening Food Tour

China, Beijing
Find the best, hidden local food by winding your way through the hutong alleys of Beijing in a tuk tuk. Stop at local, family run shops that you would ...
Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking

Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking

China, Beijing
Rise early for an adventurous day out. After a simple breakfast transfer to the Great Wall arriving mid-morning. Hike the east section of Jinshanling ...
Longji Terraces & Minority Villages

Longji Terraces & Minority Villages

Guilin, China
An essential part of Guilin’s attractions, head to Longji or Dragon’s Backbone in Chinese. Located in Longsheng County, it is an area where the entire ...
One Night in Beijing

One Night in Beijing

China, Beijing
Experience a night out exploring the local drinking spots in the city’s hutong neighbourhood. Start at one of Beijing’s premier craft breweries nestle ...
Peking Duck Dinner

Peking Duck Dinner

China, Beijing
No visit to Beijing is complete without experiencing a Peking Duck dinner. A renowned dish of the area, prepared since the imperial era, the succulent ...
Shanghai Contrasts

Shanghai Contrasts

Shanghai, China
Explore Shanghai and discover the contrasts of this bustling metropolis. Begin with a visit to the Yuyuan Gardens, a classic creation of the Ming Dyna ...
Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai, China
Escape the city for day as you head to Shanghai Disneyland, a fun filled experience for all ages. Discover six unique and unforgettable lands along wi ...
Shanghai Evening Food Tour

Shanghai Evening Food Tour

Shanghai, China
There’s no better way to experience the bustling streets of Shanghai than by foot, with a specially created authentic culinary experience! On this tou ...
Shanghai Experience

Shanghai Experience

Shanghai, China
This three night package is a great introduction to Shanghai – one of the world’s great modern cities and China’s economic powerhouse. Visit the Yuyua ...
Shanghai Hop On Hop Off Bus

Shanghai Hop On Hop Off Bus

Shanghai, China
Shanghai is an interesting metropolis to visit with many attractions. For those who prefer to sightsee on their own, this hop on hop off ticket offers ...
Sichuan Exploration

Sichuan Exploration

Chengdu, China
Discover laidback Chengdu on this three night package. Stroll along the pleasant old streets, visit Chengdu’s panda reserve and take in the spicy arom ...
Sichuan Hotpot, Tea & Market Experience

Sichuan Hotpot, Tea & Market Experience

Chengdu, China
Discover the true heart of Chengdu by sipping tea with the locals, exploring a hidden market, enjoying a famous hotpot feast, and chilling in a boutiq ...
Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Excursion

Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Excursion

Shanghai, China
Experience two picturesque towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, each unique in the splendours they reveal. Suzhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze b ...
Tang Dynasty & Dumpling Dinner

Tang Dynasty & Dumpling Dinner

China, Xian
Enjoy an evening of culture with a Tang Dynasty dinner show. The show takes you on a magical journey through the ancient and prosperous Tang Dynasty i ...
Terracotta Warriors Standing Proud

Terracotta Warriors Standing Proud

China, Xian
A must for any visitor to Xian, start the day with a visit to a terracotta figures factory, focussing on the reproduction of the terracotta soldiers. ...
World Wonder Tour

World Wonder Tour

China, Beijing
Escape Beijing for the day and head to the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China. The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tom ...
Xian Exploration

Xian Exploration

China, Xian
This adventure begins with Xian Museum offering an informative experience on Xian history and culture. Next, head to the Square of the Big Wild Goose ...
Yangtze Experience

Yangtze Experience

Guilin, Shanghai, China, Yangtze River Cruises, Xian, Beijing
Experience the best of China as you travel from Beijing through to Shanghai and the mighty Yangtze River. Enjoy a cruise on the river and take in the ...
Zhujiajiao Water Village

Zhujiajiao Water Village

Shanghai, China
If you’ve conjured up images of old Chinese villages with charm, then Zhujiajiao Water Village will not disappoint. This 400 year old village is locat ...
Laos to China

Laos to China

Sail on the mighty upper Mekong River from Laos to China. This pioneering 14-night river expedition will allow you to discover charming villages, stun ...
Li River Cruise

Li River Cruise

Take in the magical scenery of the winding Li River with a leisurely cruise down to Yangshuo, deliberated as the most attractive stretch of water. Alo ...
Majestic Yangtze (Downstream)

Majestic Yangtze (Downstream)

This four day cruise is perfect for the cruise aficionados with less time on their hands. Departing from Chongqing, travel with Century Cruises, Pres ...
Majestic Yangtze (Upstream)

Majestic Yangtze (Upstream)

Take a journey along the mysterious waterway that is the heart of China, the mighty Yangtze River. Departing from Yichang, travel upstream with Centur ...