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 our tours and holidays to China in 2019 and 2020. 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.
Upcoming China Trips in 2019 & 2020
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Chinese Checkers - 11 days||Beijing, China||06 Jul 2019||USD $948||was $1,895 50% off|||
|Backroads to Beijing - 8 days||Shanghai, China||29 Jun 2019||USD $837||was $1,195 30% off|||
|Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days||Beijing, China||29 Jun 2019||USD $1,234||was $1,645 25% off|||
|China Family Adventure - 8 days||Beijing, China||10 Aug 2019||USD $1,316||was $1,645 20% off|||
|China Discovery For Teenagers - 8 days||Beijing, China||21 Sep 2019||USD $1,556||was $1,945 20% off|||
Our China Tours
Our China Trip Types
China Group ToursView 20 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.Read More
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.
China Tailor-made HolidaysPlan Your Dream Holiday
Explore China your way with a tailor-made holiday designed exactly how you want it. We're here to recommend activities and overnight stays for that perfect tailor-made holiday to China.Read More
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, let us know what interests you and we'll put it in your holiday. And from classic itineraries to journeys off-the-beaten track, our expert team are on hand to create the ultimate trip to China.
China Festival ToursView 2 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.Read More
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 Family HolidaysView 2 Family Holidays
China is an incredible destination with so much to uncover, irrespective of age. Our family friendly itineraries include a range of cultural and historical experiences, with a fun twist designed to keep the kids entertained.Read More
Whether it’s learning the ancient art of calligraphy, discovering the world-renowned Great Wall or visiting the famous Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu, there's something for all the family to enjoy.
China Private ToursView 10 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.Read More
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 StaysView 5 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.Read More
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.
China tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.73 out of 5 based on 70 recent reviews — See All China Reviews
I enjoyed the tour very much. China is such a remarkable country. I had no idea how much I would fall under its spell.
James, our tour leader, is a remarkable man. He was the perfect host. He got to know us and understood the needs of each of us. He possesses a wealth of information on culture, history, politics, the economy.
Andrew was our local guide in Xi'an. Like James he is proud of his cultural heritage and was happy to respond to our questions.
All hotels were fine. The train sleeper - well, it was what one would except. It was ok.
The food … what can I say? Everything I ate in China was brilliant.
I would return to China any time I could, the tour provided a great introduction to China.
James, Andrew and Matthew are invaluable to the success of On The Go Tours. ”
Our tour guide, Feng was very good. Navigating our way through China was certainly helped with her translation skills and forward planning, as we were able to see parts of the Great Wall and Terrocottoa sodiers before the mass of other tourists arrive. ”
The route ensured we experienced some of china's main attractions and areas of historic interest. Our guide was absolutely brilliant throughout our 16 day holiday. She ensured we were in the right place at the same time, was very knowledgeable and simply blended in. Couldn't have asked for a more helpful, friendly and welcoming guide. ”
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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.
Explore the sprawling Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs, enjoy an eye boggling Chinese acrobatic performance and feast on traditional Peking Duck.
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.
Visit the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see China's animal emblem in the flesh and visit the quiet Wenshu Monastery for tea in the delightful teahouse.
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.
Take a guided tour of this glittering metropolis to see the beautiful Yuyuan Garden and historic Bund with a cruise on the Huangpu River to soak up views of the Pudong skyline.