Why travel to China
Cut off from the rest of Asia by the Russian steppes to the north and the Himalayas to the south, China has spent literally thousands of years refining and innovating its ancient cultures. Today’s rush for modernity may seem to replicate the style of the west, but it is being conducted in a manner that is unmistakably Chinese – all of which makes travelling in this vast country a uniquely compelling experience.
Undiminished by the economic revolution taking place around them, China’s Big Five sights – the Great Wall, Forbidden City in Beijing, Terracotta Army, Yangtze Gorges and limestone mountains around Guilin and Yangshuo – all retain their timeless allure. For the most vivid taste of old China, however, we recommend visiting smaller, less frequented destinations between the headline locations or, time permitting, venturing to the country’s far southern and western provinces, whose rural heartlands preserve architecture and ways of life little altered since the Ming and Qing eras.
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China Grand Tour
20 days from £4460 per person
This once-in-a-lifetime trip will leave you awe-struck at the refinement of ancient Chinese culture, and splendour of the country’s landscape. Three weeks is the minimum amount of time you’ll need to complete a tour of the country’s Big Five sights ...
China’s Ancient Heartland
15 days from £3200 per person
Trace the evolution of Chinese religious culture from the rock-cut caves of the Wei Dynasty (mid-5th century AD) to the warrior monks of Shaolin’s Kung Fu temple on this extraordinary two-week tour of China. You’ll visit the iconic Ming palaces and ...
Shanghai and the Garden Cities
12 days from £2795 per person
If you’ve been seduced by the aesthetics of medieval China showcased in Ang Lee’s movie, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, you’ll love this leisurely tour of the most traditional, picturesque towns and cities on the country’s eastern flank. It start...
Iconic Landscapes of China
17 days from £5800 per person
Antique scroll paintings spring to life on this 17-day tour, which blends together the crème de la crème of the country’s most distinctive landscapes. In addition to the quintessentially Chinese limestone scenery of Zhangjiajie, with its mist-shroud...
China’s Forgotten Himalayas
13 days from £4600 per person
A chain of five beautifully sited lodges in the mountains of northwest Yunnan Province provide the backbone of this 12-day trip to the edges of the Himalayas. Stylish and luxurious, the Songtsam hotels enable you to experience the region’s most awe-...
13 days from £1949 per person
Journey to the capital city of Beijing on our Classic China tour. See the iconic Tian An Men Square, catch a glimpse of life in the Hutongs and amble on the Great Wall of China, a World Heritage site. Take a day train to Xi'an, to explore the bustli...
13 days from £1889 per person
Beijing, the enthralling capital city of China, is your first stop on our China Experience tour. Visit Tian An Men Square and the Great Wall of China. Take a day train to Xian to explore the bustling Muslim Quarter and to visit the Terracotta Warrio...
17 days from £2689 per person
This once-in-a-lifetime trip will leave you awe-struck at the refinement of ancient Chinese culture, and splendour of the country’s landscape. In seventeen days you’ll complete a tour of the country’s Big Five sights (Beijing’s ‘Forbidden City’, the...
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