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China with more than 5,000 years of written history, is a popular destination full of profound cultures, mysterious places and stunning sights. Our China guide gets you closer to attractions, Chinese culture, history, heritage, the arts and local life, and make you understand China easier and deeper.
Recommended Colorful China Tours
China is full of history and landscape resources. These classic China tours covers top-rated spots and fabulous scenery in different cities. Plan your exclusive trip based on your duration in China and explore the best of China that you never read on a book.
6 Days Small-group Beijing, Xian, Shanghai Boutique China Tour in High-speed Train
Hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu and enter the Forbidden City then excite for all the highlights in Beijing, explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and visit an army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an then overlook the metropolitan city on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower concluding your adventure in Shanghai, the Paris of the East. Enjoy an in-depth sightseeing experience over six days with this comprehensive Beijing, Xian, Shanghai city tour. With a knowledgeable guide, feast your eyes with major attractions and experience Chinese high-speed train.
18 Days China Tour including Beijing Xian Shanghai Tibet Yangtze River Cruise
This 18 days tour begins from the capital city Beijing to Xian, Lhasa and Shigatse two Tibet Historical cities, cruise on the Yangtze River, ends in Shanghai. Through traveling these famous Chinese cities, you will be enjoyable and make this tour memorable in your lifetime.
5 Nights and 6 Days Tour of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou Highlights
This tour takes you to visit the most important sights in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. In Zhouzhuang & Suzhou, you discover Zhouzhuang Water Town, Hanshan Temple, Guanqian Street, Humble Administrator's Garden, Six Harmonies Pagoda and Hefang Street. In Hangzhou, you experience Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Former Residence of Hu Xueyan and West Lake. In Shanghai, explore the city symbols including Old Town, Yu Gardens, City God Temple Bazaar, Bund, Nanjing Road and Shanghai Museum.
12 Days China Tour Package: Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Mount Huang and Beijing
Join this China tour, experience combination of historical, cultural and natural sites is the best selection. Your will learn China's thousand-year-old history. Get closely in touch with China's amazing culture, interact with local people and admire the breathtaking landscape. This 12 days China tour package let you experience the "oriental pearl Shanghai", "humanly paradise" Suzhou and Hangzhou, and "Mount Huang" famous for the odd rocks and cloud sea and end in the capital historical city Beijing.
11-day Honeymoon China Tour to Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River and Shanghai
Welcome to your romantic honeymoon in China. Deluxe and romantic accommodations, considerate itinerary and unexpected surprises are all included on this tour. Explore both ancient cultures and enjoy a prosperous modern life. Your informative guides will show you around not only to the most classic spots, but also take you for a genuine local experience by visiting adorable giant pandas and local markets. Besides, the high-speed train from Beijing to Xian and cruise on Yangtze River will refresh yourself with new experience en route.
12 Days Highlighted Silk Road China Tour and Beijing
In Beijing, discover the magnificent monuments and cultural highlights. You visit impressive landmarks like Tiananmen Square and absorb the ancient majesty of UNESCO World Heritage including Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall. Satisfy an appetite for authenticity with Peking roast duck, enjoy a gorgeous night show and join local life in the hutong. Ancient Silk Road is often attractive with its rich historical and cultural treasure. This tour covers all important cities in Gansu Province along the silk road. You can enjoy not only the cultural relics, such as temples, the site of ancient pass, grottoes, etc but also have a chance to experience the vast and majestic natural view in northwest part of China, such as Zhangye Danxia landform, Gobi desert, Jiayuguan Pass, desert in Dunhuang, Yellow River in Lanzhou and Leitai Tomb of Han Dynasty in Wuwei. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a private tour and receive the undivided attention.
7 Days Kunming Dali Lijiang Tour
Join this seven-day trip to the highlights of Dali, Lijiang and Kunming in Yunnan. Explore the UNESCO world heritage Stone Forest in Kunming. Admire the romantic of Erhai Lake, experience the Yan's Compound of Bai Minority in Xizhou Ancient Town, the tie-dying in Zhoucheng Village, Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance, Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Village, and the Former Residence of Joseph Rock in Lijiang. You will get to know Yunnan well from your professional and friendly tour guide.
10 Days Beijing, Xian, Shanxi All-inclusive China Tour in High-speed Train
History has gone with the wind, but it left its traces all around these ancient hubs and you stand a chance to see it through the lanes, buildings, antique figures to find the past glories and immerse into the culture that breeds up Chinese people. This whole tour offers ancient culture and modern miracles in three important northern cities (Beijing, Xi'an and Shanxi) including top attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Terracotta Warriors and Pingyao Ancient City among other highlights. Taking the high-speed train from Beijing to Pingyao and from Jiexiu to Xian will refresh your mind and gain you new insight on China. During the whole trip, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide, an experienced driver which bring you the most convenience.
15 Days VIP China Tour covering Beijing, Xian, Yunnan, Guilin and Shanghai
The journey is a VIP tour providing the most experienced tour guide and the most comfortable vehicle. The trip starts from Beijing, where ancient China and the modern age meet, and you can explore this fascinating city with so many highlights and landmarks. The journey continues in Xi'an, the imperial capital of China with so many dynasties that ruled China for almost a thousand year. In Yunnan, broaden your view from local minority nationalities and quaint folk culture, and marvel at south China's Karst landscape. In Guilin, discover and experience China’s rich minority culture and enjoy a wonderful cruise. Your last stop will be dazzling, metropolis Shanghai. What’s more, delicacies will catch your stomach en-route.
16-Day VIP Deluxe China Tour of Beijing Shanxi Xian Sichuan Guilin Shanghai
In the 16 days cultural tour, explore the Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City, walk a scenic section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu in Beijing; marvel at the city’s best-preserved fortifications in Pingyao; meet 7,000-strong Terracotta Warriors in Xian; upgrade your journey by having your photos taken while holding a baby panda if conditions are favorable and UNESCO heritage Leshan Giant Buddha; discover the small villages and Karst formations of the Li River, experience famous cruise in Li River, Venice-like canals of nearby Zhujiajiao and Huangpu River in metropolis Shanghai. Your guide will provide in-depth information about each site's history and significance.
How to plan a China trip
Where To Go
No matter what season be it in the dead of winter or in the heat of the summer, there is always a place in China that is worth visiting throughout the year due to its sheer size. However if there is any way you can avoid stepping foot in China is during major public holidays especially during the Chinese New Year- Spring Festival, the May holiday on the first week of May and the National holiday on the first week of October. Overall, spring and autumn seasons (March to May and September to early November) are the best times to visit China because of the favorable warm and dry weather and you can pretty much get to see the beauty of the seasons throughout the country. Summer (from June to the end of August) can be extremely hot and Winter (November to February) can be a bone chilling affair with temperatures in the high north of the country like Harbin for example dropping below zero but is great for the popular Harbin Ice Festival which occurs in January. The best criteria to use to decide when to visit is to divide China in regions and the season at a particular time.
How long to stay
If you wish to experience the best of China’s ancient history, rich culture, delicate cuisine, thriving industries and modern architecture we suggest you take at least a week for your first China trip to get a spectrum of all these highlights but if you are interested in experiencing more of the country you might need more time. How long do you have? One week? Focus on the metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. A bit longer? Delve into the traditional heart of China, in Guilin or Tibet. Below is a sample of the major highlights that shouldn't be missed.
3 days in Beijing: visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven ,Summer palace among other city highlights then also taste the famous Peking Duck.
2 days in Xian: Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors, City Wall and the Muslim Street among other highlights
2 days in Shanghai: Visit the TV pearl tower, Huangpu river cruise, Shanghai Museum,The bund, Nangjing road, French Concession and even an Acrobatics show.
2 days in Chengdu:Panda Breeding Center, Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan Opera, acrobatics and face-changing show，Kuan Zhai Lane.
China, vast as it is, has so much for you to discover. Each destination has its own special attractions. The carefully-selected Top Destinations cover the most famous and popular places to help you choose when you plan your trip to China.