China as you like it: Tailor-made tours

Find an fully packaged organised tour too stifling? Want more freedom, at a cheaper price? Can't find a tour to suit you and your needs? Below are some suggested itineraries for a framework for a private tour where you have the convenience of flights, trains, transfers and hotels all organised, and to which you add a join-in excursion if you wish, or alternatively do your own thing as you prefer - all at a very competitive price.

Western Xia mausoleum


Sample itineraries that cover the main highlights of any tour to China, combining old and new, countryside and modern city. All these itineraries are flexible and can be added to or reduced to meet your requirements. Alternatively, you can request your own tailor-made itinerary by clicking HERE and filling out the form or you can simply email us with your phone number and we will give you a call back to arrange everything.

Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai • £1,770pp inclusive of flights
9 days - The must-see highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.

China explorer • £1,985pp inclusive of flights
13 days - Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai.

Glories of China • £2,095pp inclusive of flights
13 days - Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, plus beautiful Guilin and Suzhou.

Yangtze Highlights • £2,200pp inclusive of flights
14 days - Cruise upstream on the Yangtze River, plus Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.

Cruise and pandas • £2,650pp inclusive of flights
15 days - Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai together with a Yangtze cruise and Chengdu to visit the pandas.


Specific tours that can be customised to make an itinerary or included as part of a longer trip.

Walking the Great Wall
1 to 5 days - Hiking along some of the best sections of China's famous Great Wall near Beijing.

Southern minorities
10 days - Experience the distinctive culture of some of China's ethnic minorities in Guizhou and Guangxi

Central China explorer
14 days - History and culture in China's heartland, including Datong, Pingyao, Wutaishan and Luoyang.

The Silk Road
17 days - Following the silk route in China's north-west as far as Kashgar.

Taiwan tours
1/2 day to 5 days - A selection of daily departure or join-in short tours of Taiwan.

11 days - An introduction to the many historical and scenic delights of the island of Taiwan.

Yuanyang rice terraces
5 days - The amazingly beautiful terraced rice fields of southern Yunnan.

Hiking in Guilin
5 days - Appreciate the stunning scenery of Guilin by hiking, biking and rafting between Guilin and Yangshuo.

10 days - History and scenery in China's eastern province, visiting Qingdao, Qufu and Taishan.

Monasteries and deserts
16 days - Remote spiritual retreats and the edge of the Gobi desert in one of China's most fascinating areas.

Forest landscapes
10 days - Striking mountain and forest scenery to be seen in Zhangjiajie (Wulingyuan) and the South Sichuan "Bamboo Sea".

19 days - Diverse historical sights, beautiful wild scenery and culture in China's far north.

China's tropical south
6 days - The exotic Xishuangbanna region on China's borders with Burma and Laos.

6 days - The beautiful mountain scenery of Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, and the scenic city of Hangzhou.

To Tibet by train
11 days - The ultimate adventure, travelling on the Qinghai-Lhasa railway, then through Tibet to Mt Everest base camp

Leshan and Mt Emei
5 days - Connect with spirituality and natural beauty in Buddhist sacred spots.