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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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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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A Yangtze River Cruise is one of the must do's on a tour to China. From Chongqing, board your cruise and sail through the dramatic landscape, spectacular scenery, and marvel at engineering feats. Visit ancient sites, local markets and see the natural beauty of the Three Gorges Dam as it makes its way through the famous Three Gorges.

  • Holiday duration: 4 days
  • Price from: £1,638
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Our specially designed family tour to China's most iconic sights. Visit Beijing's Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army, then get up close to pandas and explore Hong Kong.

  • Holiday duration: 16 days
  • Price from: £2,790
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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China Rice Terraces and Ethnic Tribes
An off the beaten track experience that will take you on a trek through a dramatic landscape of terraced rice fields and learn about the traditions and customs of China’s ethnic groups, the Miao, Dong and Yao villages. Best time for this tour: Mar to April / October to November

  • Holiday duration: 8 days
  • Price from: £1,577
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Explore eastern China by Bullet Train, with no internal flights. Visit historic Beijing and modern Shanghai and enjoy classic gardens, ancient canals and spectacular mountain scenery.

  • Holiday duration: 15 days
  • Price from: £3,047
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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A short discovery tour of Tibet, taking you through stunning Himalayan mountain landscapes, pristine lakes, and ancient monasteries. Experience the spiritual traditions, join the monks in prayer and visit a local Tibetan home. Enjoy a walking Lhasa and Gyantse’s old towns and handicraft markets.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,267
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Explore Imperial palaces, hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy Hong Kong's exotic beaches and local markets. 10 days from £2,025 including international flights.

  • Holiday duration: 10 days
  • Price from: £2,025
  • Operator: Veloso Tours
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China Yunnan, Kunming-Dali-Lijiang by train
Discover Yunnan on an incredible train journey from Kunming to Dali and Lijiang. Explore Yunnan’s cultural wonders, travel through timeless landscapes, visit minority ethnic tribes. Best time for this tour is from March and May / October and November

  • Holiday duration: 6 days
  • Price from: £664
  • Operator: Eastravel
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Pandas and Buddhas of Sichuan
A tailor-made journey to Sichuan to marvel at its craggy landscapes, delicious food, Tibetan culture and pandas! Get up close and personal with this renowned animal at the heart of the Bifengxia centre. Visit the largest Buddha in the world at Leshan and climb the sacred Buddhist Mountain Emei.

  • Holiday duration: 6 days
  • Price from: £880
  • Operator: Eastravel
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