China

A spine-tingling and glorious colossus of a country that charms all who travel there. We are constantly bowled over by China – its beauty, ancient history and powerful presence are all intoxicating, but what we feel is most fascinating is the unexpectedly fun and agile sense of humour of its people.

China is the most populous county in the world. It is also an essential stop for anyone hoping to learn more about the direction the world is taking this century. No first holiday to China is complete without visiting the truly unique city of Beijing, where you can’t help being impressed by the vastness of the Forbidden City, the scale of the Great Wall of China and the buzzing metropolis of Shanghai to learn of its colonial past and its lighting fast development into the future. Thereafter you are still spoilt for choice between travelling to Xian to explore the Terracotta Warriors, delving into Yunnan province for trekking and natural beauty in the mountains, following the majestic Yangtze or Huangpu River, eating your way through Sichuan province and Chengdu as well as visiting the popular Giant Panda Bear or going to Hangzhou, the fabled city on West Lake. There is something to interest anyone and plenty to learn from your holiday in China; from the way the country is shaped in the mega-cities to the way the country used to be through its beautiful calligraphy, tea making and classical music – much of which is still practiced today. The best piece of advice we can give is to avoid trying to do it all. This is a massive country and deserves to be visited more than once.

 

CapitalBeijing
Official LanguageMandarin
CurrencyRenminbi
TimeGMT +8
Population1.4billion
Power (Voltage)220
Area (km2) 9,326,410
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. Destinati ...
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. Destinatio ...
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. Destination ...
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 ...
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 ...