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Our tours of China

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Recent changes mean visitors to Beijing, Shanghai and some other cities can stay up to 144 hours without a visa as long as they fulfil the conditions, including onward travel to a third country. For these purposes Hong Kong counts as a third country as it is administered separately from the rest of China. Other combinations are possible, for example Japan or Vietnam. Please ask for details.

Departures can be made any day, so you are not fixed by set departure dates. Minimum 2 persons. These tours completely avoid the need for costly Chinese entry visas - a saving of up to £700 for a family of four - plus the expense of travelling to apply in person due to now compulsory fingerprinting/biometrics for all applications.


10 days - See the highlights of the capital such as the Forbidden City and Great Wall, plus Hong Kong.


10 days - A short tour covering Shanghai and the nearby cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou, plus Hong Kong.


These tours provide the best value way to experience China today. A combination of pre-arranged transport, accommodation, tours and guides ensure a smooth and easy way to see the amazing sights of China at a great price while giving you the freedom to also explore on your own.

Departures can be made any day, so you are not fixed by set departure dates. Minimum 2 persons.

SHANGHAI, XI'AN, BEIJING - from £1,920pp

9 days - A short tour covering the three centres of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing in the comfort of quality hotels throughout.

COOKERY TOUR OF CHINA - from £2,295pp

10 days - Visit Shanghai, Guilin and then learn how to cook delicious Chinese dishes in the beautiful surroundings of Yangshuo.

GLORIES OF CHINA - from £2,380pp

13 days - The beautiful landscapes of Guilin added to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.

CHINA RAIL EXPLORER - from £2,995pp

14 days - Discover China's historic heartland using high-speed trains. Visit Pingyao, Luoyang and Shaolin - the home of kung fu.

JAPAN AND CHINA BY RAIL - from £3,150pp

14 days - The highlights of two different countries both explored using high-speed rail.


16 days - China's famous giant pandas at Chengdu, together with a Yangtze cruise and the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.

TIBET AND SHANGRI-LA - from £3,299pp

15 days - Lhasa and Gyangtse in Tibet combined with beautiful Lijiang and Zhongdian in Yunnan province.


16 days - A combination of Lhasa in Tibet with a leisurely cruise on the Yangtze River.

TIBET AND PANDA - from £3,350pp

16 days - China's famous giant pandas at Chengdu, together with the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai and Tibet.

YUNNAN JOURNEY - from £3,680pp

16 days - The amazing sights of China's far southwest, including Lijiang, Dali, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La and Yuanyang.


We also organise a number of quality tours during the best seasons to visit China using small groups (maximum 16 persons) to make them more manageable, provide more personal service and give you a better experience. We believe our group tour holidays to China offer excellent value for money and provide a variety of experiences and an insight into the country that larger and less specialist companies fail to match. In addition, we use mostly 5-star city centre hotels, and while most meals are included we recognise that on a long tour some people may want a change, so on occasions we leave you free to make your own choices.

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS - from £3,100pp

15 days - A 5-star Yangtze River cruise, combined with Shanghai, Guilin, Xi'an and Beijing.

THE GRAND TOUR - from £3,680pp

19 days - One of our most popular tours - a comprehensive tour including the highlights of China, giant pandas and a Yangtze River cruise.


China is a vast country, with so much to see. For those who have already visited the main sights in China here is a selection of private escorted tours that can be added to a tour or to your own travel arrangements to China.

SANYA - from £515pp

5 days - Enjoy a relaxing stay at a beachfront resort on China's southern tropical island.

ZHANGJIAJIE - from £860pp

5 days - Amazing natural scenery, grand vistas, deep canyons and rich forests all combined in World Heritage site.

GUIZHOU - from £835pp

5 days - Explore the distinctive landscapes and peoples of Guizhou province, in south-east China.


6 days - Combine the natural beauty of Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, with the famous city of Hangzhou.


6 days - Mountain and grassland scenery, ancient Tibetan monasteries, all in this glimpse of a little-known area.