China holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Great Wall of China walking holiday
Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, from £1499 - £1849 (10 days) inc UK flights
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
Russia to China on the Trans-Siberian Railway, from £2256 - £3020 (20 days) ex flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness, from £1544 - £2060 (23 days) ex flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 - £3395 (23 days) ex flights

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China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo
Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures, from £2999 - £3249 (18 days) ex flights
South East China holiday, culture & nature
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from €1950 (10 days) ex flights
Silk Road adventure holiday
Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road, from £1995 - £1999 (14 days) ex flights
Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China
Cities, wildlife, ancient history and rolling rice paddies, from £1848 (18 days) ex flights
South East China photography holiday
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from €2340 (10 days) ex flights
Exciting family holiday in China
An exciting family holiday taking in the highlights of China, from £1320 - £1380 (12 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in China
China's iconic historical sights, from £2800 - £3500 (14 days) inc UK flights
Essential China holiday
Encounter the essence of China, from £1955 - £2399 (21 days) ex flights
Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg
Ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, from £2599 - £2699 (21 days) ex flights
China Express adventure holiday
A fast-paced tour of China’s highlights, from £899 - £1099 (8 days) ex flights
Small group tours to China
A popular small group journey through the best of China, from £2760 - £3445 (15 days) ex flights
China holiday and Yangtze river cruise
A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth, from £2599 - £2929 (20 days) inc UK flights
The Essence of China vacation
Explore cultural & religious heritage, from £1820 - £2630 (21 days) ex flights
China tailor made tour
A combination of metropolis and ancient gardens, from US $1099 - US $3349 (8 days) ex flights
Honeymoon in China, Beijing and Guilin
A sweet honeymoon travel in Beijing and Guilin, from US $1577 - US $1942 (8 days) ex flights
China family holiday, Pandas & Warriors
Explore all that is China: Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City, from £2329 - £2549 (16 days) inc UK flights
Guilin & Yangtze river cruise holiday, China
Get close to the nature in Guilin and Yangtze river, from US $1130 - US $1606 (7 days) ex flights
Silk Road in China holiday
Take an epic journey: discover the true Chinese Silk Road, from £3250 (19 days) ex flights
China, Tibet and Nepal tour
Journey across the Himalaya from the Great Wall to Everest, from £2690 (19 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to China
A short trip encompassing ancient and modern China , from £1899 - £2149 (11 days) inc UK flights
China tailor made holiday, from Beijing to Shanghai
Highlights of China private tour from Beijing, from US $1132 - US $2019 (8 days) ex flights
Tibet & China cycling holiday
A Challenging cycle tour in China and the Tibetan Plateau, from US $3100 (15 days) ex flights
China tailor made holiday
Explore the Terracotta Warriors, Forbidden City and the Great Wall, from £3019 (16 days) inc UK flights
The Silk Road small group tour
Discover the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, from £2299 - £2399 (16 days) inc UK flights
China strenuous walking holiday
Walking in China for those looking for a challenge, from £1992 (14 days) ex flights

61 reviews for China holidays3.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent China holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Great Wall of China walking holiday
Five stars: Themost memorable parts were walking on the Great Wall, interacting with ordinary Chinese people in theTemple of Heaven Park and seeing Red & Giant Pandas. (more)Sally Payne
I LOVED every minute of my stay in China, and the tour was very efficiently run. Our tour guide, Jerry was really great. (more)Phyllis Ryan
Great organisation, exactly what I was looking for and far exceeded my expectations. (more)Lynne Oakerbee
From £1499 - £1849 including UK flights
South East China photography holiday
It was a wonderful holiday/experience The weather was perfect, We had a very good choice of food. Beer very good. Wine ghastly. Excellent company we laughed a lot. Oktay helped us with any camera problems and gave us some very good advice. He went to the trouble of following us up after our return to see if he could help us with our photo's (more)SIMONA doyle
This trip offers so many great memories which get even better as I reflect on them following my return. A great experience, with a great host and an invaluable local guide. (more)Jenny Abbott
I enjoyed the whole trip. I think it was well planned, even leaving it open to changes, tour leaders know their way around well and we had plenty of interesting photo opps. and they are always available and helpful. I would rate it 10 out of 10. (more)VIVIANE VAMMALLE
From €2340 excluding flights
Exciting family holiday in China
Memorable parts? The itinerary planned by our operator worked out beautifully for my family of 8. A couple of the guides, especially Johnnie in Beijing and Susan in chengdu engaged with the children and helped make our time in those cities very enjoyable. we loved that logistics were taken care of by our guides n drivers. The children loved the ice skating, the time at the Great Wall, learning to cook their own dishes, spending Christmas day at the panda research center, biking in town... (more)Kristin Baker
From £1320 - £1380 excluding flights
South East China holiday, culture & nature
Memorable parts? The minority villages as not many westerners get to see this part of China. They welcome you into their houses and although they have very little they gave us some oranges. We also visited a primary school which was great fun as we taught the children hopscotch and a few words of English. Tips? You will have a wonderful time. You have to be prepared to rough it a bit but its well worth it. A fascinating journey. Local benefits? Absolutely Overall... (more)Phil Linley
From €1950 excluding flights
China highlights tour, tailor made
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
From US $2202 - US $2294 including domestic flights only
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the holiday was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
From £3295 - £3395 including domestic flights only
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
Memorable parts? The sights and experience was truly magnificient, hard to pinpoint as there were so many. Had the most wonderful travelling companions, and though we got stuck in no man's land between China and Kyrghistan, nobody complained. Tips? To travel as light as possible, to keep an open mind in case something unforeseen happens and to enjoy all the wonderful people you come across everywhere. A smile goes such a long way and gives so much in return ! Local benefits? We... (more)Gunilla Westerlund
From £3690 excluding flights
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
The Lake Baikal Homestay and the Mongolian Ger Camp... both have incredible memories for me that will stay with me for life! (more)Heidi Hosgood
I loved the train journey, chatting to the locals, making food, using the hot water urns at the end of the carriage and having the wheels changed on the Mongolia/China border was a fantastic experience. (more)Sally Foote
The most memorable was staying in a ger at Terelj National Park [Mongolia] and walking in the park... The most exciting was seeing the cosmonaut memorial in Moscow and balancing a Kazakh hunting eagle on my arm outside Terelj. (more)Christine Johnstone
From £2256 - £3020 excluding flights
China tailor made holiday, from Beijing to Shanghai
The parks were my favourite part of the trip, I also really enjoyed walking on the Great Wall and the live show in Xian. (more)Leigh McGlone
Overall this was a fantastic trip and we feel very honoured to have been able to see all that we did, especially the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors. (more)Ewen Macnair
From US $1132 - US $2019 including domestic flights only
Budget holiday to China
The Great Wall was the most memorable part. None of the pictures really do it justice, the views are amazing. We went about 60KM away from Beijing and set off early. It was really worth it as it was not crowded at all and we almost had the Wall to ourselves. (more)Darren Grubb
It was great! The tour was well organized and the guide was awesome. China is a huge country, but you get to see a nice bit of it in this tour. (more)Candy Owens
From £1549 - £1599 excluding flights
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
Memorable parts? The terracotta warriors at Xi'an and the Great Wall. Cherry, our guide although very young, was dedicated and gave us great tips and help when choosing restaurants and outings. Our group integrated very well and everyone was on time for going places. Tips? Travel light, but do take toilet paper!! Local benefits? We certainly used local transport (busses, trains and only once taxis). Overall rating? Most enjoyable. The only thing that didn't work out... (more)Sheila Taylor
From £1544 - £2060 excluding flights
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
The Great Wall and toboganning were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Lourdes Macias
The "Guilin/Yangshuo" segment was the most enjoyable, the place was scenic and relaxing, and we had lots of options for activities from kung fu to cooking class. (more)Christine Frank
From £1129 - £1249 excluding flights
Yunnan tailor made holiday, China
Memorable parts? The museums in Chengdu, Kunming and Shanghai (all outstanding), and the monasteries and temples particularly Ganden Sumtseling Monastery near Shangri La. Tips? Book your own accommodation ( in hostels or inns) and arrange all your own meals; this saved us a lot of money and enabled us to escape from the international tourist bubble. Regard your itinerary with the holiday provider as a legal document, and make sure it specifies EVERYTHING you wish to see as there... (more)Gillian Gillanders
From US $1199 - US $1499 excluding flights
Beijing to Kathmandu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
All of the holiday was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the train journey from Beijing to Lhasa. The visit to the nunnery was fun. There was nothing on my trip that I didn't enjoy so it's hard to choose 1 thing I enjoyed most. (more)Jules Palmer
Excellent....Go with an open mind, an attitude of adventure. It is a different country. You will not find the same facilities as at home. The food is different. But it's all part of the adventure. (more)Yoginee Patel
It was very memorable and exciting, and a good idea to go on a tour through a country that would be difficult to navigate alone. (more)Laura Tomlinson
From £3200 - £3560 excluding flights
Shanghai to Beijing tour in China
The best part of my holiday came unexpectedly on the last day, when I found myself gazing at the roofs of the Forbidden City from the top of Jingshan Temple. (more)Jennifer Jenkins
I feel that every part of the journey is memorable - I enjoyed it throughout. It is very difficult to pick a few highlights, as I feel this trip includes most of China's highlights....It was a great holiday - a lot of interesting sights, fascinating history and great people (more)Pamela Krueger
I have been on quite a few trips around the world but this has certainly been the best, largely due to the unrelenting quality of the tour leader. (more)Thomas Webb
From £940 - £1085 excluding flights
The Essence of China vacation
The Great Wall walk was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Colin Nelson
The overall holiday was excellent, and the group we travelled with were very nice. We thought that the trip itinerary was well designed and we thank the operator management and staff for the opportunity to have this wonderful experience. (more)Michael Barnes
I had a brilliant time, the tour was amazing, I got to see some really different parts of China and loved every day of it. (more)Lisa Calmiano
From £1820 - £2630 excluding flights
China holiday and Yangtze river cruise
Memorable parts? The walk along part of the Great Wall of China Tips? Make sure you are fit enough to carry your own bags as some railways don't have lifts or escalator . Wheels on your luggage is a must! Local benefits? Yes we helped and bought from local traders Overall rating? 9 out of ten (more)gillian black
From £2599 - £2929 including UK flights
Northwest Yunnan day trips and short tours, China
It's always the way when you know that you really should do something to highlight the good work that someone's doing; more mundane, and far worth while things get in your way. And so, I've been meaning to write for over a month now to let you all know how much we appreciated the link that Responsible Travel gave us to a small ecotourism company in China. We would never have found them without Responsible Travel - and it was the highlight of a trip to China, which was otherwise hot, humid, and at... (more)Claire and Paul Cowie
From US $25 per tour
Small group tour of Yunnan, China
Memorable parts? Almost too many to recount! The rice terraces at sunset and dawn, the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Stone Forest, the lake and mountains and pagodas at Dali, the Jade Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, Shangri-La, the markets and ethnic minorities.... Tips? Take some dollars, go (unlike locals) between Nov and April - we had superb weather; take some warm clothing for the Tibetan plateau; take plenty of film/memory cards! Local benefits? Very much so. We... (more)John deason
From £2450 including UK flights
Silk Road in China holiday
Memorable parts? Finding a replica of a Tang Dynasty sancai glazed, funerary sculpture of a camel and rider, which I had first experienced as part of an exhibition of artefacts from the ancient Silk Route mounted by the British Library in 2004 in a shop in Jiayuguan at a price that I could afford. Even though the Mogao Grottos are becoming commercialised, being able to see the frescos that are available in the caves that are open to the public was a wonderful experience. Tips? Be... (more)Genie Gabel-Dunk
From £3250 excluding flights
Small group holiday to China
Memorable parts? Visiting the Terracotta Warriors (absolutely amazing) and going to Hong Kong Tips? Pack lightly as you will be moving around and need to keep re packing Local benefits? Yes as we used local facilities e.g cooking lesson and our guide pointed out local facilities for us Overall rating? Excellent could not find any fault would recommend highly, I think our tour guide was a fantastic ambassador not only for her company but for her Country. (more)Tracey Maton
From £1899 - £2149 including UK flights
Yunnan cycling holiday in China
Memorable parts? Great trip, I enjoyed Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-La then on 16th September I was cycling and got hit by a car. Luckily there was a doctor on the trip Chris, who checked that I was moved safely. I was taken to a local hospital and then Lijiang People's Hospital. Tests revealed some damage to the lower back and It was recommended that I was moved to an alternative hospital which could provide treatment. Sam our guide on the trip was fantastic, he went out of his... (more)Karen Harding
From US $2550 excluding flights
The Silk Road small group tour
Memorable parts? The livestock market at Kashgar. Tips? It was very hot throughout, so take loose, cool clothing. Local benefits? Supported local people by eating in some homes. Overall rating? It was very interesting, with an insight into post Russian life. The scenery in Kyrgyzstan was spectacular. The only downside was the guide in China was poor and we didn't spend enough time in the market. (more)Gillian Urro
From £2299 - £2399 including UK flights
China holiday, discover imperial China
Memorable parts? Visiting the Panda Breading centre and watching a panda mum and baby 'playing' together. Then watching the baby slipping off the platform and mum rolling over to join her baby on the ground. So special. Tips? Be prepared to carry your luggage, particularly at the train stations. The coach is often not able to park close to the station, so you have to carry your luggage across busy streets and negotiate steps and escalators that aren't working!!! Be prepared for... (more)Penelope Parker
From £2269 - £2549 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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