See the real China on our range of classic tours and delve deeper into Chinese culture on an unforgettable tailor-made holiday. Plus plan ahead with our handy China Travel Guide.
Beautiful scenery, bustling cities, delicious cuisine and more than 5,000 years of rich cultural heritage await on your holiday in China. 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. Beyond the great metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, other must-see's in China include imperial Chengde, the huge Buddhist sculptures in the cave temples at Datong and the enchanting Bai town of Dali.Read More
Then there's dramatic Tiger Leaping Gorge, the karst landscape and cormorant fishing of Guilin & Yangshuo, the panda research centre in Chengdu, and Chongqing - where cruises begin their scenic route down the Yangtze. We have been running trips to China for over 15 years and with our experienced local English speaking guides you'll gain true insight into this fascinating country whilst visiting all the best places.
Top China Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Backroads to Beijing - 8 days||Shanghai, China||16 Sep 2017||USD $1,279||was $1,705 25% off|||
|China Express - 6 days||Beijing, China||14 Oct 2017||USD $1,526||was $1,795 15% off|||
|Fine China - 13 days||Beijing, China||21 Oct 2017||USD $2,520||was $2,965 15% off|||
|Chinese Checkers - 11 days||Beijing, China||21 Oct 2017||USD $2,061||was $2,425 15% off|||
|Hutongs to Hong Kong - 13 days||Beijing, China||07 Oct 2017||USD $3,884||was $4,315 10% off|||
China Group Tours
Our fun and informative group tours are perfect for first-time visitors with the services of qualified English-speaking local guides, plenty of sightseeing covering China's main highlights and enough free time for you to explore too. With the Great Wall topping most travellers' wish lists in China, closely followed by the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, we've ensured that all our China group tours include these two incredible sites. read more
Our trips typically have between 15 and 20 travellers and are escorted by a local Chinese guide who will organise day-to-day activities, ensure smooth hotel check-ins and with their expert local knowledge, provide tips on where to shop or eat. We also use specialist local guides at key sights of interest to maximise your experience.
Accommodation is in comfortable 3-4 star well-managed, centrally located hotels and we include arrival and departure transfers, all transportation, guided sightseeing and a number of your meals. When kicking off our travels in Beijing or Shanghai we start with a group meal, affording you the chance to meet your travelling companions over a Peking Duck dinner or traditional Chinese feast before the adventure really begins!
China Festival Tours
A number of colourful festivals take place in China each year and we've arranged special festival tour departures to coincide with the most popular ones. For something a little different this festive period, consider a visit to Harbin in the north-east of China. Nicknamed the Ice City, the local arctic climate makes it the ideal setting for the Harbin Ice Festival which has now gained worldwide recognition. See mammoth snow creations carved expertly by local and international sculptors, depicting anything from people and animals to monuments. For the young at heart this popular festival offers an endless array of winter fun with massive ice slides illuminated by neon lights.
China Private Tours
If you'd like to travel to China on your own private tour then we've got a selection of itineraries that are bound to get your travel bug biting. From the vibrant ethnic minorities, stunning stone forest and spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, the birthplace of Confucius in Qufu to the famous Silk Road, the natural beauty of the Sichuan province and China's monochrome mascots, the giant pandas, in Chengdu, whatever brings you to China, we've got it covered.
China Short Stays
Soak up all that Beijing and Shanghai have to offer with one of our short stay packages, ideal for those planning a stopover en route elsewhere. In Beijing explore the vast Forbidden City and marvel at the Great Wall whilst in Shanghai discover the old and new with funky bars, modern department stores, towering skyscrapers, traditional temples and gardens, plus fantastic shopping.
Explore China your way with a tailor-made holiday designed exactly how you want it. Whether it’s a special stay at the Great Wall, a cruise down the Yangtze River, a visit to see the pandas in Chengdu or heading to the summit of Thousand Tortoise Mountain, we're here to recommend activities and overnight stays for that perfect tailor-made holiday to China. From classic itineraries to journeys off-the-beaten track, our expert team are on hand to create the ultimate trip to China.
China Day Tours and Excursions
Maximise your time in China's greatest cities with our range of day tours and activities that cover everything from guided sightseeing to some of the world's most iconic man-made wonders to culinary adventures with local guides.
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China tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.61 out of 5 based on 77 recent reviews — See All China Reviews
Being our third time with On The GO Tours, we had high expectations and they were met. Our guides, Jackie, who was our trip guide, and Tom and Tristan, who were guides in two of the cities, were fantastic. Fun and informative, we were very happy with all they did and how they helped us with anything we asked. I would definitely travel with On The Go again and the only complaint I have is that the trip could have lased longer. Thank you so much for the professionalism of the guides as well as their ability to deal with everyone on the trip. Kudos and hope to see you soon. ”
What an absolutely amazing trip we had last month on the Shanghai to Beijing tour, our first trip to China, and our first trip with On the Go Tours. Our guide James (along with Tom in Xian and Tristian in Beijing) did an excellent job, and we were quite a large group of 22. All ensured that that our whole trip ran smoothly,
James's knowledge gave us a great local insights into all the places we visited. Everything was so well planned. His patience and ability to adapt ensured our entire group all had the best experience. James is a true asset to On the Go Tours.
I am certain that if had we decided to explore China on our own we would be lucky if we would have seen and done a quarter of what we did as part of our tour.
My only disappointment was the untimely rain we had in Beijing meaning we were not able to experience the Badaling section of the wall but on the bright side I now have a reason to go back.
I have not stopped recommending China as a fantastic holiday destination since we came home and I look forward to my next On the Go Tour.”
This is my fifth OTG tour and one of the best. Feng was absolutely amazing!!! She was informative, professional, and attentive. I really feel like she was our "mom" while in China; even going as far as to show me what street food to try; and which to avoid. There was plenty of guided time and free time; a perfect balance. The local guides in each city were great too! Benny was hilarious, telling us to stay together "like sticky rice"...
I'm already looking for my next tour because OTG has not disappointed me yet. Amazing how much you get for the price. I love how much you see in a limited time! Five star trip for a three star price. Can't go wrong with OTG!!!!!”
Recent Travel Articles on China
On our group tours to China, we include an overnight stay at the Juyongguan Pass section of the Great Wall to rise early the next morning and visit the wall in peace and quiet. By staying right beside the Great Wall, we can get there before the day trippers and other tour groups, enjoying time to wander the wall free of the usual crowds. It's the best way to enjoy this incredible World Wonder.
Highlights of our China tours
With such a varied geography, illustrious history and fascinating collection of cultures, China offers travellers an astonishing choice of travel destinations. Here are just some of the highlights you'll find on our tours.
Tick this New World Wonder off your bucket list with a walk along the Badaling section of the Great Wall and a night spent beside Juyongguan Pass for an early morning visit without the crowds.
Come face-to-face with the famous Terracotta Warriors, visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, ride the ancient city walls by bike and explore the atmospheric Muslim Quarter with hot pot for lunch.
Admire the striking scenery of karst limestone outcrops and enjoy a rafting cruise along the calm, clean waters of the Yu Long River with plenty of time at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.