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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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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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This diverse itinerary is ideal for the first-time visitor with a desire to experience China's main historical sights and some of the country's most enchanting scenery.

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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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Mongolia, Pandas & Pagodas from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Thailand. Available from 14 Mar 2021 to 7 Jun 2021 this 86 day trip costs from £6,975 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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Beginning in Kunming, the 'City of Eternal Spring', this trip includes visits to two of China's most charming old towns on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau; Lijiang and Dali. Explore the cobblestone alleyways, bridges and courtyards of Lijiang and visit the majestic Jade Snow Mountain. Relax in Dali and explore the surrounding scenery.

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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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Himalayan Wanderer from Dragoman is an exhilarating holiday in China, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Available from 30 May 2021 to 23 Aug 2021 this 86 day trip costs from £6,395 and has a maximum group size of 22 persons.

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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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If you’ve been seduced by the aesthetics of medieval China showcased in Ang Lee’s movie, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, you’ll love this leisurely tour of the most traditional, picturesque towns and cities on the country’s eastern flank

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