Small group holidays in China
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China holiday and Yangtze river cruise

China holiday and Yangtze river cruise

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
From £2,849 to £3,049 20 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct
2018: 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 25 May, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct
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Great Wall of China walking holiday

Great Wall of China walking holiday

Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall
From £1,699 to £1,999 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
2018: 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Availability on this trip for coming months
South East China holiday, culture & nature

South East China holiday, culture & nature

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China
From €1,950 10 days ex flights
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Silk Road adventure holiday

Silk Road adventure holiday

Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road
From £2,395 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Sep
2018: 12 May, 15 Sep
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia

Silk Road holidays, Central Asia

Journey along the Old Silk Road
From £3,695 to £3,795 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 2 Sep
2018: 28 Jul, 1 Sep
China Express adventure holiday

China Express adventure holiday

A fast-paced tour of China’s highlights
From £899 to £1,029 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 24 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 21 Apr, 29 Apr, 9 May, 13 May, 19 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 7 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov ...
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness.
From £2,065 to £2,190 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov
2018: 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov
Essential China holiday

Essential China holiday

Encounter the essence of China
From £1,840 to £2,399 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 7 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 25 Feb, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 19 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec
Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Silk route tour by overland truck

Overland the entire Silk Road and then head up to Mongolia
From £7,745 to £7,960 120 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Jul
2018: 22 Mar, 14 Jun, 26 Jul
Family holiday to China

Family holiday to China

A grand journey through China
From £2,639 to £3,178 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct
Beijing to Shanghai tour in China

Beijing to Shanghai tour in China

Discover the delights of China's north
From £1,020 to £1,190 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec
2018: 3 Jan, 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov, 19 Dec
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries

A true overland journey
From £3,273 to £3,710 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 20 Sep
2018: 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 9 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 10 Oct, 7 Nov
The Essence of China vacation

The Essence of China vacation

Explore cultural & religious heritage
From £1,956 to £2,745 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct
2018: 10 Mar, 21 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 23 Jun, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct
China holiday, discover imperial China

China holiday, discover imperial China

Exploring Eastern China
From £2,299 to £2,549 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct
2018: 31 Mar, 21 Apr, 12 May, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct
South East China photography holiday

South East China photography holiday

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China.
From €2,340 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Oct
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures
From £3,199 to £3,459 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 16 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 15 Apr, 18 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 9 May, 13 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec
Small group tour to China

Small group tour to China

Visit the Great Wall & Tiger Leaping Gorge
From £1,999 21 days ex flights
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The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent

The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent

Travel from China to Central Asia on this historic journey
From £4,290 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Aug, 2 Sep
2018: 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 5 May, 11 Aug, 1 Sep
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours

Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours

Hong Kong Yangtze River Boat trip Shanghai & Beijing
From £1,129 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: Weekly Monday departures throughout the year.
Budget holiday to China

Budget holiday to China

Buddhist heritage & archaeological treasures of China
From £1,499 14 days ex flights
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Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Trek in Inner Mongolia desert and along the China Silk Road
From US $5,577 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Oct
Minya Konka trekking holiday in China

Minya Konka trekking holiday in China

Spectacular mountain trekking in Sichuan province
From US $3,013 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Sep, 22 Sep, 10 Oct, 27 Oct
Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet

Cycling holiday in Eastern Tibet

Chengdu, Xiaojin, Danba, Dong-gu, Bamei and Kangding
From US $3,185 to US $3,221 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 17 Oct, 7 Nov, 22 Nov
Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong

Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong

Trekking Mt. Meili Inner Kora and Mengkong Gorge
From US $2,514 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 6 Dec
Mt. Muztagh Ata Base Camp trekking tour, China

Mt. Muztagh Ata Base Camp trekking tour, China

wonderful glimpse into the exotic cultures and landscapes
From £2,597 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Sep, 26 Sep, 10 Oct, 22 Oct
Avatar Mountains China Photography Tour

Avatar Mountains China Photography Tour

Photography in Avatar Mountains and Phoenix Ancient Town
From £2,900 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 May
12 day Great Wall of China hiking tour

12 day Great Wall of China hiking tour

Experience the best parts of the eastern Wall
From US $2,196 to US $2,268 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Aug, 11 Sep, 27 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct
10 day Great Wall of China walking tour

10 day Great Wall of China walking tour

Trekking on the really wild Great Wall & Beijing exploration
From US $1,859 to US $1,923 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Jun, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct
Trekking and cultural tour of China

Trekking and cultural tour of China

Experience the spectacular landscapes China has to offer
From £2,468 to £2,535 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 30 Oct
China Silk Road tour

China Silk Road tour

Cities and beautiful landscapes of China’s western expanse
From £2,589 to £2,668 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep, 10 Oct, 27 Oct
China holiday and Yangtze river cruise
From
£2,849
including UK flights
It was excellent. We were particularly impressed with the local guide- his organisation local knowledge etc was tremendous and really made the holiday. (more)Christine Casey
The walk along part of the Great Wall of China. 9 out of 10! (more)gillian black
Great Wall of China walking holiday
From
£1,699
including UK flights
The views from the wall watchtowers and then to see the wall stretching out across the beautiful landscape it is something special. (more)Ferenc Suhai
Walking wall on long empty stretches was the highlight. (more)Roger Phillips
Seeing the extent of the Great Wall, the amazing achievement of its history and construction. (more)Brett Scott
South East China photography holiday
From
€2,340
excluding flights
If you're seriously thinking about this trip don't hesitate - book it! (more)Martin Lovell
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
Silk Road adventure holiday
From
£2,395
excluding flights
The most memorable was Kasger Sunday Market. (more)Mahesh Patel
The local food is lovely - go with an open mind (more)Peter Kerr
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
From
£3,695
including domestic flights only
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
South East China holiday, culture & nature
From
€1,950
excluding flights
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
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
From
£4,290
excluding flights
Do not hesitate!! It is very interesting trip and very well organised. (more)Ljiljana Padjen-Pajovic
Absolutely wonderful, a once in a life time experience and all the guides were extremely knowledgable, funny and helpful. The sights and experience was truly magnificient (more)Gunilla Westerlund
China Express adventure holiday
From
£899
excluding flights
Amazing experience! (more)Linda Anderson
Lhasa was absolutely magical, seeing the Potalla Palace for the first time from the roof top bar of the hotel was breath taking. (more)Joan O
Budget holiday to China
From
£1,499
excluding flights
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
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
From
£2,065
excluding flights
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
Hong Kong to Beijing overland tours
From
£1,129
excluding flights
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
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
£2,480
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Mongolian ger camp was wonderful. ...the local guides Tuya and Nimo were terrific and made the Mongolian stop off great. Lake Baikal was also amazing...great fun with the sauna and jumping in the freezing river..standing on the frozen lake...beautiful and memorable. The entire train journey was special and being escorted by a brilliant guide was just the best way to feel safe yet given every opportunity to meet and interact with travellers from everywhere, learn new... (more)Rachel Guinee
Beijing to Chengdu tours, Mountains & Monasteries
From
£3,273
excluding flights
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
Beijing to Shanghai tour in China
From
£1,020
excluding flights
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
The Essence of China vacation
From
£1,956
excluding flights
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
Small group tour of Yunnan, China
From
£2,500
including UK flights
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
Silk Road in China holiday
From
£3,250
excluding flights
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
Small group holiday to China
From
£2,029
including UK flights
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
China family holiday, Pandas & Warriors
From
£2,449
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The great Wall, Yangzte river and Yangshoui. Tips? It's a tiring and very full on trip so be prepared for a fully packed itinerary. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 8/10 (more)Krishna Pindoria
China holiday, discover imperial China
From
£2,299
including UK flights
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
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