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Beautiful scenery, bustling cities, delicious cuisine and more than 5,000 years of rich cultural heritage await on your tour of China. We have been running China tours for 15 years and with our experienced local English speaking tour guides you'll gain true insight into this fascinating country.

Climb the magnificent Great Wall, discover Xi'an’s massive terracotta army, explore ancient temples and pagodas, give your taste buds a treat and immerse yourself in China's unique culture and traditions. We offer a variety of touring styles to China, from guided group tours and family adventures to private tours and tailor-made holidays.

Fisherman and his cormorants | Guilin | China

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Local tour guides
Lots of authentic experiences
Expert advice from our well-travelled team
Complimentary airport transfers
Free time to explore on your own
See the real China

A selection of our popular tours to China

Chinese Checkers
11 days | FROM USD $2,529

A complete checker board of history, culture, sights & experiences. Jump from old Beijing and the expansive Great Wall to the mammoth carved statues at Longman's Caves, Suzhou - known as little Venice and 21st century...

Great Wall & Warriors
9 days | FROM USD $2,149

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

China Express
7 days | FROM USD $1,849

Explore the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike a medieval fortress and meet a Terracotta Warrior - the perfect introduction to the charms of China!

Warriors & Dragons
8 days | FROM USD $1,899

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, see giant pandas, walk with the ever marching terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

Yin and Yangtze
15 days | FROM USD $3,799

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China's historic capital before heading south to Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River, passing through the stunning Three Gorges...

Temple and mountains | Lijiang | China
Journey Down South
10 days | FROM USD $2,819

Get off the beaten track and see the highlights of China’s scenic south. Discover dramatic landscapes, trek in the beautiful Yunnan Province and meet the locals at eco lodges and homestays.

Harbin Ice Festival
11 days | FROM USD $2,599

Enjoy Christmas and 5 star New Year’s eve climbing the Great Wall, sightseeing in Beijing, tackling terracotta warriors & throwing snowballs at Harbin’s Ice Sculpture festival!

Fine China
13 days | FROM USD $3,599

Climb the Great Wall and enter the Forbidden City, explore the Longman grottoes and encounter an army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. Then cruise the River Li in scenic Yangshuo before ending your adventure in Shanghai,...

Dragon Boat Festival
9 days | FROM USD $2,229

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - including some Dragon Boat racing...

Travertine pools | Sichuan | China
Sizzling Sichuan
8 days | FROM USD $3,499

Explore China’s beautiful Sichuan province! Discover Huanglong calcium pools and wildlife at Jiuzhaigou Scenic Reserve, Chengdu’s leading panda breeding and research centre, UNESCO Listed Dafo - the ‘Great and the...

Fun in Fine China!

From rickshaws in the Hutongs to Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven

Our group tours to China are packed with lots of fun local experiences - weave your way on a rickshaw through the Hutongs of Beijing, do a bit of tea tasting, cook up a traditional Chinese hotpot, meet the Yau ethnic minority group along the Dragon's Back Bone, join a sunrise class of Tai Chi at Beijing's Temple of Heaven or jump on a segway and race around Beijing's Olympic stadium.

Styles of travel in China

Group tour | China

Group Tours

Led by a qualified English speaking local tour guide, our group tours offer a fun and informative introduction to China. There's plenty of sightseeing and a bit of free free time to explore on your own too. With the Great Wall topping most travellers' wish lists in China. closely followed by the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, we've included a visit to both of these highlights on all of our group tours in China.


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Tailor made Holidays

Whether it’s a special stay at the Great Wall, a cruise down the Yangtze River, a visit to see a Panda bear or heading to the summit of Thousand Tortoise Mountain, we're here to recommend activities and overnight stays for that perfect tailor made holiday.


The Harbin Ice Festival | China

Festival Tours

Combine a visit to China with one of it's local festivals. Top of our list the Harbin Ice Festival in China's north-eastern Heilongjiang Province, with its exquisite ice and snow sculptures. Or head to the Dragon Boat Festival, one of China's the most important holidays celebrated throughout the country and around the world.


Fisherman and his cormorant | Guilin | China

Private Tours

Browse our short list of classic holiday itineraries to China. From the stunning stone forest in Yunnan and the birthplace of Confucious in Qufu to the famous Silk Road, the natural beauty of Guilin and China's beautiful mascots, the Giant Pandas in Chengdu, whatever brings you to China, we'll be happy to suggest a private tour tailored to your specific needs.


China tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 42 recent reviews — See All China Reviews

5

The guides were well informed. They were professional and caring throughout the whole tour. They were accommodating regarding requests. It was a pleasure to be with them.”  

• Jun 2015
4

Stephanie was a joy to be with her local knowledge was very informative and her jovial personally shone though a wonderful tour that was enhanced by Stephanie ”  

• Jun 2015
5

Exceptional, well organised, not a single fault ”  

• May 2015

Travelling to China on a tour with us

We offer a wide selection of China guided group tours, city breaks, private journeys and tailormade holidays to China. We've also got a specially designed family tour for parents with young adults and children aged 5 - 17 years, and a special tour for families travelling with teenagers ages 12 - 17 years. With lots of local interaction along the way, travelling with us, you'll have a truly authentic travel experience and discover the true pulse of China.

Recommended places to visit in China

The Great Wall of China | China
UNESCO listed

The Great Wall

Snaking some 5,500 miles (8,800km) across the country – no trip to China is complete without a visit to this world famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Hike along impressive parts of the Great Wall that are still intact or just stop and admire the magnificent views all around. Our group tours visit famous Badaling – most popular with the Chinese but for a slightly different view why not head to Mutianyu or Jinshanling if you have some extra time in Beijing.

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
AN Impressive Army

Terracotta Warriors

Famously found by some farmers in 1974, the Terracotta Warriors are fast becoming one of China’s most popular attractions. Incredibly these 8000 or so soldiers are all unique with no one face being the same as any other. The majority of these are in one of the three pits near to Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum near to Xi’an – though some have travelled the world appearing in exhibitions in London, Barcelona, the USA, South America and India!

The Gate of Heavenly Peace | Beijing | China
Capital City

Beijing

Formerly Peking, Beijing is without doubt the epicentre of China’s politics, economy and culture. From historical Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to the traditional Hutongs and modern Olympic Park. Beijing is certainly not to be missed! Whether you want to ride a rickshaw in the Hutongs, check out Chairman Mao’s mausoleum or ride a segway around the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium – Beijing is definitely a place to spend a few extra days in.

The Bund | Shanghai | China
City of contrasts

Shanghai

Perched on China’s east coast, Shanghai is home to lots of futuristic skyscrapers, the historic and decadent Bund area as well as over 100 public parks. For the best views of the city head up the Oriental Pearl tower or take a relaxing cruise along the Huangpu River. Shopaholics can get their fix on the famous Nanjing Road and nothing tastes like Shanghai than a bellyful of traditional dumplings!

Gaint pandas | China
Panda Country

Chengdu

Home to the nation’s favourite mascot, the giant panda, Chengdu offers one of the best experiences to see these beautiful bears at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre. The city is the capital of the Sichuan Province, which means lots of delicious if somewhat spicy food! You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll around Jinli Street at night – great for shopping and eating – or head out to the impressive Giant Buddha of Le Shan just a couple of hours outside the city.

Dragon's Backbone | Longsheng | China
Rural China

Longsheng & Dragon's Backbone

Famed for its impressive rice terraces, Longsheng is a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of many of China’s main cities. One of the most famous being Longji (Dragon’s Backbone) which when full of water (usually in Spring) resembles that of the scaly back of a dragon. It’s the perfect place to to appreciate Chinese countryside and get a real glimpse into local rural life.

Cycling along the Old City Walls | Xi'an | China
Experience Xi'an

Cycling on the Old City Wall

City Walls are very common in China and the one in Xi’an is particularly special as you have the opportunity to cycle, run, walk, ride around the whole thing! Built in a traditional Chinese style you really get a feel for the city and some impressive views are had at various look out points. You can even go on a tandem bike for those who don’t want to do all the cycling work themselves!

Justin went above and beyond to ensure all members of the group had a great time. He dealt with everything in a great way and made the whole trip stress-free and gave us an amazing experience in China.”  

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The Bund | Shanghai | China
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Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to China

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Visa requirements for China and info on getting your visa

The Great Wall of China | China
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Trip reviews from our travellers to China

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10 interesting things about the Terracotta Warriors
June 29, 2015 • OTG Team
Just outside of Xi’an, the incredible discovery of Emperor Qin’s underground army in 1974 put be...
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Festivals and Events
The Dragon Boat Festival
April 27, 2015 • OTG Team
With June fast approaching China is getting ready for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, when boats ...
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Great Wall, Warriors & Caves
April 1, 2015 • Guest Bloggers
Whether it is the history of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the picturesque surrounds of ...
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.
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This tour is 100% guaranteed to depart with 2 travellers.