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.
China is now one of the world's most visited countries and for Brits it may be the lure of the perfect sweet and sour chicken that draws them East with Chinese food rated Britain's most popular takeaway. Chinese food is likely to play a starring role in any trip to China with its sheer diversity but there's plenty else on offer to rouse the senses. As one of the largest countries in the world and sharing borders with 14 other countries, China is a land of contrast and unique cultural heritage. From the legendary Great Wall in the north, to the stunning karst landscapes of Yangshuo in the south, and the pulsating city of Shanghai in the east, China has natural and man-made wonders galore.Read More
Awarded in the category of Best Tour Operator to East and Central Asia last year at the British Travel Awards, our China tours are the perfect way to explore the highlights of this fascinating country from escorted group tours to private trips and tailor-made holidays.
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|China For Teens - 8 days||Beijing, China||30 Dec 2017||£1,195|||
|Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days||Beijing, China||03 Mar 2018||£995|||
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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.
Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in China
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China tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on 73 recent reviews — See All China Reviews
Tristan was the ultimate in guides! From the moment he met me at the airport his friendliness was the first thing that I noticed. He gave me his number and I was to call him with even the smallest issue. He was so full of historical knowledge that no question went unanswered. He is a real asset to On The Go. Tom was our local guide for Xian and was well versed in local history. Nice man.
Fei, in Shanghai I found to be a little abrupt and not as warm as the others. He didn't seem to be happy the first day but did warm up after that a little.”
Absolute.y fantastic tour. Jackie was an amazing tour guide. Incredibly attentive with nothing being too much trouble. He deserves your top award for customer service. ”
The trip was absolutely amazing and I would like to thank On the Go tours once again for choosing me as a winner. The cities we visited were so different , yet the same the guides were so knowledgeable in each of their respective regions, nothing was too much trouble for them and they each ensured that their little chickens were well cared for. The experience was so mind changing in all aspects from food to culture to everyday living. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is considering going to China. our group although small got on so well and we became one happy family ensuring that each person got the most from the experience. I certainly have made some new and special friends thanks to you. I will send through some photos to you within the next week or 2. just have a few major events to sort for year end. Best regards and thanks. ”
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.
Booking your China tour from United Kingdom
To book your tour to China, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to China with us: