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Holidays to China

China’s 5,000 years of civilization collide with a 21st-century powerhouse vibe, making the huge country an immensely captivating place to visit. Its innate sense of culture is evident in much loved proverbs; ‘a book is like a garden carried in the pocket’ reads one that neatly evokes China’s widespread characteristics of natural beauty, creativity and no-nonsense practicality. In Beijing, enjoy the splendours of the Forbidden City and take in cutting-edge art at Dashanzi Art District, then head out to the Great Wall; visit Shanghai for urban pizzazz and eye-popping sky-rise architecture; marvel at the misty beauty of the Guilin limestone landscape; cruise the Yangtze to see ancient wonders and (controversial) engineering innovation; sample spicy Sichuan cuisine in Chengdu, also renowned for its giant pandas.
And that’s just for starters. Wherever you go, daily life also delights – from kite flyers to vibrant markets and time-honoured tai chi sessions in public parks.

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Explore China on a deeper level from the huge Buddha Statues of Datong to the Sugarloaf Mountains of Guilin. This comprehensive tour will take you from the iconic Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors of Xian, Shanghai's intricate neighbourhoods, and the medieval city of Pingyao contrasting the ancient with the modern.

  • Holiday duration: 19 days
  • Price from: £3,141
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Enjoy a grand cross-country tour of China, visiting its most iconic sights, seeing pandas up close, journeying through spellbinding scenery and exploring its fascinating cities.

  • Holiday duration: 23 days
  • Price from: £4,760
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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Discover spectacular scenery, distinctive culture and customs of the ethnic minority groups, waterfalls, rice terraces and ancient villages in Yunnan. Visit the rice terraces of Yuanyang, Stone Forest in Shilin, trek up sacred mountains, and continue to Dali. Drive along the shores of Erhai Lake, visit the Three Pagodas and UNESCO-listed Lijiang.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £2,408
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Contrast China's imperial and communist past in Beijing to its booming present in Shanghai, where we also find European heritage and grandeur. Hike along a wild part of the Great Wall, get close to the Terracotta Army, a 71m high Giant Buddha and adorable panda cubs and marvel at classic storybook landscapes.

  • Holiday duration: 19 days
  • Price from: £3,615
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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An epic journey by rail from Beijing via the world's highest Qinghai-Tibet Railway over mountain landscapes to Tibet. Explore Beijing’s Summer Palace, Forbidden City and Tiananmen, hike the Great Wall before embarking on your rail journey. On the way, you will visit Xining’s impressive Cultural Museum, Qinghai Lake and Lhasa's Tibetan temples.

  • Holiday duration: 11 days
  • Price from: £1,954
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Journey through the Yunnan province, admire stunning landscapes and enjoy privileged cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse Road.

  • Holiday duration: 16 days
  • Price from: £4,196
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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This immersive tour takes in two spectacular cities, Beijing and Shanghai, and allows you to experience the Great Wall of China, Forbidden Palace, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Li River (on a cruise) and Shanghai's intricate ancient neighbourhoods that stand along modern architecture.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £1,670
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Journey through China's past in Beijing, hike the Great Wall, see baby pandas and a giant buddha, marvel at storybook landscapes and discover Hong Kong and its exotic islands.

  • Holiday duration: 17 days
  • Price from: £3,388
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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An eye-opening experience touring China by high-speed train on one of the most modern rail networks in the world. Begin your journey from Beijing, with stops to admire medieval Pingyao, Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors and Luoyang’s natural wonders.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £1,539
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Venture into Tibet by train to admire historic monasteries and visit Mount Everest Base Camp. Along the way discover how this holy land is adapting to life in modern China.

  • Holiday duration: 16 days
  • Price from: £3,891
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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