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China must be one of the most evocative of country names, conjuring images of Beijing and the Great Wall, Xi’an with its terracotta warriors, Chengdu with its pandas, the southern regions with their strange mound shaped mountains, rivers and foggy vistas.  


We can certainly take you to see all those places, as can all other tour operators to China, but we can also offer you something different - especially if you have already seen all the usual places in China on a previous holiday, or, just want to avoid them and the tourist crowds.


Would a visit to the far west of the country with its towering green clad, cloud capped mountains, deep valleys and hidden towns and villages, where the population looks distinctly Tibetan appeal to you more?

You could end it off in the high-tech city of Shanghai and its neon lit ultra modern cityscapes.  A great formula for a holiday of contrasts, we think.


You could begin with an arrival in Beijing and then fly into Inner Mongolia on China’s western borders, with its barren sandy deserts, camels and oases. A very different image of China and its people.


You surely won’t want to miss the beguiling pandas in their Chengdu home, or the monks of the Shaolin Temple and their astonishing martial arts expertise.


Fly in and out of Hong Kong - another of China’s instantly evocative city regions. A ‘must see’ place if you have not been to this part of the world before.   


Whatever you want to do on a holiday to China we can do it for you - from short breaks to Beijing and its delights, to Xi’an and its monumental excavations, coastal Shanghai with its long European history and the mountains and rivers of Guilin, the rock carved gigantic Buddha statues in Luoyang and the desert towns and cities on the far western borders.


Just ask us and we will put together the perfect China holiday just for you -

and we don’t charge extra for this service!



Holidays to China

Here are just a few of our sample tours to the most popular places in China, but we have many more combinations to offer you and we are very happy to ‘tailor make’ a tour just for you - at no extra charge!

Please give us a call or send an email and we will be happy to help you.

Beijing, Great Wall, Terracotta warriors & Pandas

(Beijing-Xi'an-Chengdu-Guilin-Shanghai) 11N/12D


Day 01 Arrive in Beijing Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Beijing

Day 02 Beijing City Tour (Breakfast) Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Summer Palace.  

Day 03 Day tour with Great Wall (Breakfast) Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong pass.On the way, visit Jade Factory. Then back to the city and stop by the Bird Nest and Water Cube Olympic Venues. At the end, have some free time at Silk Market.  

Day 04 Beijing to Xian (Breakfast) Take 'Bullet Train' to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Visit Ancient City Wall. Overnight in Xi’an

Day 05 Terracotta warriors Tour (Breakfast) Today you will visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, then back to the city and visit the Muslim quarter.

Day 06 Xi’an to Chengdu (Breakfast) In the morning,take flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Then visit Jinli Ancient Street, the rest of day free.

Day 07 Giant Panda and Giant Buddha Tour (Breakfast) In the morning, visit Panda Breeding and Research Centre and Leshan Giant Buddha statue carved into the cliff side, viewing the Buddha from boat (no climbing!) Return to the hotel in Chengdu.

Day 08 Chengdu - Guilin (Breakfast)  In the morning, take flight to Guilin. Upon arrive in Guilin, transfer to hotel and later visit the Reed Flute Caves and the South China Pearl Museum.

Day 09 Visit Yangshuo (Breakfast) After breakfast, enjoy a Boat Cruise on Li River to Yangshuo. Arrive in Yangshuo, visit the West Street for free shopping. Return to Guilin to overnight.

Day 10 Guilin-Shanghai (Breakfast) In the morning, fly to Shanghai. Upon Arrival in Shanghai, be greeted & transfer to hotel. Optional Program: River Cruise on Huangpu River in evening.

Day 11 Shanghai City Tour (Breakfast) Visit Yu Garden, Silk Factory and Jinmao Tower. After that, visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. Optional Program: Era Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Day 12 Depart Shanghai (Breakfast) Today, you will enjoy a journey on the Maglev train to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your homebound flight.

(Also available as a shorter 9N/10D tour without Guilin visit)



Beijing, Great Wall, Kung-fu warrior Temple, Terracotta warriors

Beijing-Luoyang-Xian-Shanghai 9N/10D


Day 01 Arrive in Beijing Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Beijing

Day 02 Beijing City Tour (Breakfast) Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

Day 03 Day tour with Great Wall (Breakfast) Visit the Great Wall of China at Juyong pass.On the way, visit Jade Factory. Then back to the city and stop by the Bird Nest and Water Cube Olympic Venues. At the end, have some free time at Silk Market.

Day 04 Beijing to Luoyang ( Breakfast) After breakfast, take the 'Bullet train' to Luoyang. Arrive in Luoyang, be greeted & transfer to visit Longmen Grottoes, then transfer to Hotel. Optional Program: Kungfu Revelations • 9 Scrolls Show in the evening.

Day 05 Day tour to home of Kung Fu – Shaolin Temple (Breakfast) Today you will have a day tour to Shaolin Temple and watch the Kungfu Show performed by Kung Fu Monks. Then back to Luoyang and visit the White Horse Temple.

Day 06 Luoyang - Xian (Breakfast) In the morning, take the 'Bullet train' to Xian. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Visit Ancient City Wall. Overnight in Xi’an

Day 07 Terracotta warriors Tour (Breakfast) Today you will visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, then back to the city and visit the Muslim quarter.

Day 08 Xi’an to Shanghai (Breakfast) In the morning, take flight to Shanghai. Upon Arrival in Shanghai, pick up and transfer to hotel. Optional Program: River Cruise on Huangpu River in evening.

Day 09 Shanghai City Tour (Breakfast) Visit Yu Garden, Silk Factory and Jinmao Tower. Afterwards visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. Optional Program: Era Acrobatic Show in the evening.

Day 10 Depart Shanghai (Breakfast) Today, you will enjoy a journey on the Maglev train to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your homebound flight.

A Journey through historic China  

Chengdu, Maerkang, Kangding, Emeishan, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai  (16D/17N)


Day 01:Fly to Chengdu, China on scheduled service

Day 02:Arrive Chengdu  where you will be met by your guide & transferred to the hotel to freshen up. Then visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding & Research Centre, one of the best places to see China’s most endearing residents. After lunch, return to your hotel, with the rest of your day free to rest & relax. Hotel: Sheraton Lido Hotel, Chengdu

Day 03: Chengdu/Maerkang   After breakfast, depart Chengdu and travel along scenic Minjiang Valley to Maerkang. Stop at Taoping to visit its Qiang People’s Village, famed for its unique architecture and original atmosphere. After lunch, explore the Grand Zhuokeji Tibetan Mansion which is 5-floor Tibetan house and stone fortification - an oriental architecture wonder. Move on to the stone-constructed Tibetan village of Xisuominju in Zhuokeji. Dinner & overnight at Maerkang.   Hotel: Maerkang Jingjinlong Hotel

Day 04: Maerkang/Danba    Leave Maerkang for Danba this morning (4-5 hours driving). Explore Jiaju Tibetan village, rated by National Geographic as the most beautiful village in China. In this area of Gyarong Tibetans, there are many villages with massive stone-built farmhouses, eye-catching, high & rising far above the village towers. These towers in the ancient town were built for defence when fighting with a bow and arrow. (Chinese lunch & dinner) Hotel: 318 Inn

Day 05: Danba/Kangding    Travel to Kangding, en route, visit Xinduqiao, an upland town along Sichuan-Tibet Highway, known as a Photographers Paradise for its special light, undulating mountains, bluish cloudscapes, Tibetan farms and meandering rivers. At Tagong, you can see the Monastery where Princess Wenchuan, on her way to Lhasa to wed King Songtsen Gampo, left the now famous Jowo Sakyamuni statue. Continue on to Kangding where you stay overnight. (Chinese lunch & dinner)  Hotel: Love Song Hotel

Day 06: Kangding/Emieshan    This morning's tour explores the newly established Mugecuo National Park, with its turbulent rivers, forested mountain slopes, bare & rocky valleys, multicoloured lakes, grasslands, mountains and hot springs in an area of forest, azaleas & alpine environments. After lunch, we will drive (about 5-6 hours) to Emeishan for the night & dinner, check-in to hotel.  Hotel: Hongzhushan Hotel

Day 07:Emeishan  Today is highlighted by a visit to Emeishan. A well-known Buddhist sanctuary, Mt. Emei once had more than 100 monasteries and is known for its steep cliffs, lofty peaks, roaring waterfalls, gurgling springs, towering trees and fragrant flowers. Today’s tour starts with an eco-bus to Wuxiangang where you start your trek to the Wannian Temple, the oldest surviving monastery on Mt Emei. Inside the temple see a 62 ton bronze statue of  Puxian Buddha riding on a white elephant, who is regarded as the protector of the mountain. Later walk down the mountain & stop to visit the Qingyin Pavilion and the Joking Monkey Zone. Overnight stay at the foot of Emeishan.  Hotel: Hongzhushan Hotel

Day 08: Emei/Leshan/Huanglongxi/Chengdu    After breakfast, we drive to Chengdu. On the way, see the remarkable Grand Buddha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's largest Buddha statue, carved into the side of the Lingyun Mountain. Take a short boat trip to view the statue. Later, visit Honglongxi Old Town, built 1700 years ago. Unlike the ‘old towns' within larger Chinese cities, this one is real and quite untouched by the China boom. “Amazingly beautiful” was one description by previous visitors. From here travel on to Chengdu for the night. (Chinese lunch & dinner)  Hotel: Sheraton Lido Hotel, Chengdu

Day 09: Chengdu    After breakfast, drive to Gingham to visiting Sanxingdui Museum with its remarkable collection of archeological artifacts spanning 5,000 years of culture in the Chengdu area. After lunch, tour to the Wuhou Shrine, built in commemoration of Zhuge Liang, the Prime Minister of the Shu State during the Three Kingdoms (220–280AD). The temple displays the subtleness of the Chinese garden. There are numerous historical relics here. In late afternoon, explore the famed People’s Park. (Chinese dinner)   Hotel: Sheraton Lido Hotel, Chengdu

Day 10: Chengdu/Zhangjiajie    Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Zhangjaije. On arrival in Zhangjiajie, meet local guide and transfer to hotel in the city.   Hotel: Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie

Day 11: Zhangjiajie    After breakfast at hotel, transfer 2.5 hours to Mengdong River to begin your Mengdong River Rafting (2.5 hours) & visit Furong Ancient Town before transfer back hotel in Zhangjiajie. (Chinese lunch & dinner)

Hotel: Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie

Day 12: Zhangjiajie   After breakfast, visit Tianmen Mountain by cable car; explore Tianmen Mountain Cave, Toward Heaven Venue, Bonsai Garden, Glass Skywalk and Tianmen Temple. In the afternoon, visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. (Chinese lunch & dinner)   Hotel: Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel

Day 13: Zhangjiajie    After breakfast, visit Tianzi Mountain ascending by cable car, includes Yubi Peak, stone forest, He Long Park. Then take eco-bus to visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot. Take Bailong Elevator down to visit Ten mile Gallery in the afternoon before return to your hotel. Hotel: Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel

Day 14: Zhangjiajie    After breakfast at hotel, transferred to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (where the movie 'Avatar' was filmed), hiking along the Golden Whip Stream, 7km long and about 2-3 hours trekking. Then visit Yellow Stone Village by round trip cable cars. Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai, to be met and transferred to hotel. (Chinese lunch)  Hotel: Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel

Day 15: Shanghai city tour

Full day tour to the Bund, which is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. After shopping time at Nanjing road; you will visit the famous Yu garden of classical style, south of the Yangtze River. Initially built under the reign of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty it has a history of over 500 years. The last stop of the day is to visiting the Shanghai old city town. Evening Acrobatic Show. (Chinese lunch & dinner)   Hotel: Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel

Day 16: Depart Shanghai    Today, transfer to Shanghai Airport for your homeward flight.


TOUR COST:  per person, based on Double/Twin room share

(Land arrangements only not including any international or domestic China air tickets) for 2 people travelling together  -  from GBP 3,660 per person


Tour Cost Includes:

1) Accommodation with daily breakfast.

2) English speaking local guide and all private transfers in own vehicle.

3) All Entrance fees.

4) Meals as stated in the above itinerary.

5) Two bottles of water per person per day.


Tour Cost  Excludes:

1) Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, phone calls, wifi (internet) charges, beverages, etc.

2) Tips to guides and drivers.

3) International and domestic China airfares, airport taxes & Chinese visas