China - Tailor-made Holidays


If the idea of group travel does have you reaching for your passport, we are more than happy to tailor-make a holiday to China for you designed specifically around your requirements.Our specialist China tailor-made team will be able to advise you on the best accommodation options, select the sites that you particularly want to see and put together an itinerary for you that is truly memorable.


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Planning your tailor-made holiday to China


Here's three ways to help you start planning your Chinese adventure!



Our quality assurance on your holiday to China


Our expert team have travelled extensively throughout China and are on hand to offer advice and create the perfect, carefully planned tailor-made holiday for you. With experienced local Chinese specialist guides to show you around the key sites at each port of call and local representatives available to offer further assistance should you require it, travelling with On The Go couldn’t be simpler - we handle all of the arrangements and finer details, you just need to relax and enjoy your exclusive journey through the magnificent country of China!


We ensure that all our recommended hotels, and support services in China are regularly inspected and as an AITO, ABTA and ATOL bonded operator, you can be assured of exemplary service standards, our high customer satisfaction levels and that the payment you make for your holiday is adequately protected.




Booking your China Holiday


A great holiday takes time to plan and we’re here to make it easy for you! Our job is to create the perfect holiday that matches your individual requirements with the best that China has to offer. We consider all your specific preferences and use our extensive travel knowledge and firsthand experience to create a special travel experience, especially for you.


  • Once you've had a chance to explore our website, call or e-mail us with some basic ideas and a brief outline of what you’d like to see and do including the standard of hotels you require and your approximate spending budget.
  • Upon receipt of your request we will get right to work on your quotation.
  • Within a day or two, we’ll get back to you via email or post with a written quotation and follow-up call.
  • If our quotation does not fit your requirements the first time, we’ll happily make amendments as many times as necessary until it’s perfect!


We look forward to welcoming you on holiday to China very soon.



Suggested Itineraries to China


Have a look at our selection of private tours to China below, which are a good start-point for planning your tailor-made holiday to China.



Classic China & Chengdu

Journey south from the nation's capital to...
12 days from USD $3,849

Sizzling Sichuan

Explore China’s beautiful Sichuan pools...
8 days from USD $3,299

Postcard from China

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan -...
10 days from USD $2,139

Totally China

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing,...
18 days from USD $4,289

Silk Road Adventure

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in far...
15 days from USD $5,499

Journey Down South

Get off the beaten track and see the of in...
10 days from USD $2,819

Do a group tour privately


If one of our group tours to China fits the bill, but you would rather not travel with a group, we can easily arrange one of our group tours for you on a private basis. More information on our group tours can be found here.


Accommodation in China


As one would expect, China offers a wide range of incredibly luxurious and modern hotels, the most popular chain being the award winning Shangri-La Hotels. But the beauty of tailor-making your own holiday in China is that there is a vast range of hotels from 3-star up to 5 star deluxe, so we will do our best to find a centrally located hotel within your budget, providing you with the equivalent Western rating, in accordance with the style and type of facilities and amenities on offer. Be aware that choices of traditional or smaller boutique hotels are somewhat limited in China, especially in the lesser visited areas. Nevertheless we are able to offer some unique accommodation experiences, such as a hotel at the top of Yellow Mountain or and eco lodge by the Great Wall.


Some of our top accommodation picks for China:

Double Happiness Hotel - Beijing - Standard

A traditionally styled hotel set around a tranquil courtyard with nearly 250 years of history. Once the residence of a famous Qing dynasty scholar, the hotel offers guests a fascinating insight into an ancient way of life in Beijing. The unique rooms are decorated with Chinese furnishings as well as modern facilities including in-room safe and internet access.

DuGe Courtyard Hotel - Beijing - Deluxe

A designer courtyard boutique hotel, the DuGe blends traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary design. All the themed rooms are unique in design, open directly onto the inner courtyards and are include a 24 hour butler service. Traditional tea performances frequent the courtyards daily and delicious traditional and international cuisine is served in the two restaurants. Why not take advantage of the free bicycle hire and explore the local hutongs? Perfectly located in a historical alley in the Dongcheng hutong district.

Buddha Zen Hotel - Chengdu - Superior

The design of this stunning hotel follows the spirit of Buddha Zen combined with traditional Chinese aesthetics and the property features rare Tangkas and ancient temple paintings. The guestrooms are bright and spacious, elegantly furnished with precious embroideries. The hotel also features a vegetarian restaurant, a tea house and spa.

Sofitel - Xi'an - Deluxe

The majestic Sofitel Xian houses several heritage buildings of historic importance and features four restaurants and two bars. The spacious and well-appointed rooms feature ultra-modern conveniences and plush interiors, and the hotel also boasts a jacuzzi and sauna.

House of Shambhala - Lhasa - Deluxe

The House of Shambhala is a boutique-style yoga hotel, an oasis of tranquility with traditional Tibetan architecture and furnishings. The restaurant provides divine Himalayan cuisine and tea can be enjoyed on the roof-top terrace.

Casa Serena Boutique Hotel - Shanghai - Deluxe

The Casa Serena is a sophisticated hotel with guestrooms featuring antique furniture and a homely atmosphere. This unique property is a glorious combination of trendy-chic and classic luxury with a stunning restaurant and bar, and all the services you'd expect from a 5 star equivalent.

Our 5-category system for grading accommodation in China


On your tailor-made holiday enjoy a bespoke mix of accommodation, sampling the best of what China has to offer. On all our quotes we will provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels using our ‘On The Go’ categories below. Accommodation can range from western style hotels and resorts to charming boutique or heritage properties and other styles unique to China.


Simple: Whether it be an eco lodge or a simple 2-star western-style hotel in remote areas where accommodation is limited, this is a no-frills option.

Standard: As comfortable as a western 3-star hotel, usually featuring en suite rooms with a moderate range of facilities.

Superior: A good standard of accommodation, usually equating to a western 4-star, with well-appointed en suite rooms and facilities, which more often than not include a swimming pool.

Deluxe: Luxury, comfort and 5-star facilities, often in beautiful settings - spacious en suite rooms, restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre and other amenities, plus excellent service.

Lavish: Crème de la crème, 5-star plus - exquisitely appointed en suite rooms, restaurant, pool, fitness centre and amenities galore. Sheer opulence!



Getting around China whilst on holiday


Road Travel: Airport transfers and road travel at each port of call will be in our own chauffeur driven, private air-conditioned cars and minivans all of a modern European standard.

Air Travel: We recommend covering large distances by internal flights which are normally on scheduled services with local airlines.

Train Travel: China has an excellent rail network, which makes overnight travel quick and comfortable. All 4-berth sleeper cabins, known as ‘soft sleepers’ are fitted with bunk beds, air–conditioning, lockable doors, linen and even a soft pair of slippers.

Yangtze Cruising: At 6340km in length, the Yangtze is the 3rd longest river in the world and offers breathtaking sights along the way such as The Three Gorges, making it a popular option whilst in China. Offering cosy air-conditioned twin bedded well appointed cabins and numerous guest facilities, 3-meals per day are provided.

Living it Local: To add a bit of flavour to your travels through China we can organise bike riding in Xi’an on the medieval City Wall and boat rides along the waterways of Suzhou, known as the Oriental Venice!



Pricing Guidelines for a Tailor-made Holiday in China


Prices can vary considerably for tailor-made travel as the quality of hotels, places visited and time of travel is entirely up to you. In addition, you may choose to have a private guide to escort your right through your holiday in China, or simply have the services of local Chinese guides at each port of call.


Prices also vary dependent upon the number of people in your travelling party, as fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across each group.


For an indication of the sorts of prices to expect for a private holiday in China please have a look at some of the Private Journeys featured on our website. These are based on two people travelling, sharing a twin/double room.


Our group tours can be done on a private basis too, and this option will typically be less expensive than a 100% tailor-made holiday. So depending on your budget, a private group tour or one of our featured private itineraries might be worth consideration.


Inspirations for a holiday to China


Not sure what you want to see in China? Help is at hand! Our expert team of tailor-made consultants aim to understand what inspires you to travel so that we can put together the perfect trip for you, incorporating your interests and passions, whether they be a love of wildlife, food, local culture, beach, luxury or outdoor adventure. Here are some of our top picks for China.


Chengdu Pandas

Meet China's beautiful mascots...

Climb the Great Wall

Conquer the Great Wall of China

Yangtze River

Cruise the mighty Yangtze
More ...

Explore Hong Kong

Hang out in hip and happening Hong Kong

Get to Guangzhou

Head to Guangzhou, formerly Canton....

Sojourn to Suzhou

Discover China's Oriental Venice

And lots more ...


China is a massive country of sublime beauty and contrast, from the fairytale scenery of Huangshan and the jagged limestone peaks of Guilin, to the rice terraces of Longsheng and futuristic skylines of Shanghai. With so many exciting destinations, sights and experiences on offer, our China group tours may not cover all everywhere you wish to visit or perhaps you'd simply prefer your own private holiday? That's no problem at all, we can tailor-make any itinerary designed specifically for you around your requirements and if you wish to visit destinations we haven't featured on the website, this can also be arranged. 


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Fill in your China tailor-made holiday wish list and we'll do the rest!


Your China Holiday Wish List ..

Once you have a rough idea of what you would like to do and see on your holiday, please fill in our simple 'Holiday Wishlist'. We’ll fully discuss your requirements, perhaps make some suggestions and then get right to work on your quotation.

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