China holiday and Yangtze river cruise

China holiday and Yangtze river cruise

A comprehensive China itinerary covering its length and breadth
From £2,979 to £3,449 20 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov
2020: 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 22 May, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 09 Aug, 30 Aug, 06 Sep
Great Wall of China walking holiday

Great Wall of China walking holiday

Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall
From £1,799 to £2,149 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 19 Oct
2020: 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 25 Apr, 9 May, 23 May, 27 Jun, 25 Jul, 22 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 8 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 31 Aug, 07 Sep, 21 Sep
China on a shoestring small group holiday

China on a shoestring small group holiday

Experience the real China.
From £2,585 to £2,889 22 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
2020: 19 Apr, 17 May, 26 Jul, 6 Sep, 11 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 01 Sep
Silk Road adventure holiday

Silk Road adventure holiday

Follow ancient footsteps along the Silk Road
From £2,660 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Aug
2020: 8 May, 4 Sep
£100 per person discount off 30th August 2019 group tour

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Silk Road holidays, Central Asia

Silk Road holidays, Central Asia

Journey along the Old Silk Road
From £3,795 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug
2020: 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 29 Aug
China Express adventure holiday

China Express adventure holiday

A fast-paced tour of Chinaís highlights
From £658 to £999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 6 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 10 Jan, 21 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 25 Mar, 27 Mar, 1 Apr, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 29 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 24 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 8 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug ...
Essential China holiday

Essential China holiday

Encounter the essence of China
From £1,710 to £2,399 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 18 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 15 Dec
2020: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 3 May, 17 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 16 Oct, 18 Oct, 23 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

China will astonish you with its diversity and uniqueness.
From £1,685 to £1,820 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov
2020: 1 Jan, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 6 May, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 29 Jul, 14 Oct, 4 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jul, 31 Jul
China Silk Road tour

China Silk Road tour

Cities and beautiful landscapes of Chinaís western expanse
From US $3,735 to US $3,984 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Aug, 17 Sep, 8 Oct
2020: 12 May, 9 Jun, 15 Sep, 13 Oct
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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 £8,785 120 days ex flights
Small group travel
Tibet and China cycling holiday

Tibet and China cycling holiday

A Challenging cycle tour in China and the Tibetan Plateau.
From US $3,250 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Aug, 15 Sep
2020: 29 Aug, 14 Sep
Beijing to Shanghai tour in China

Beijing to Shanghai tour in China

Discover the delights of China's north
From £1,040 to £1,175 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 18 Dec
2020: 1 Jan, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 10 Jun, 1 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jul, 31 Jul, 07 Aug, 11 Sep
The Essence of China vacation

The Essence of China vacation

Explore cultural & religious heritage
From £2,530 to £3,010 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 19 Aug, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
2020: 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 01 Jul, 15 Jul, 19 Aug, 23 Sep
China holiday, discover imperial China

China holiday, discover imperial China

Exploring Eastern China
From £2,449 to £2,849 12 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct
2020: 4 Apr, 16 May, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 10 Oct
Late availability on these dates: 14 Sep, 21 Sep
Trans Mongolian railway holiday

Trans Mongolian railway holiday

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,710 to £2,780 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 Aug, 7 Sep
2020: 9 May, 13 Jun, 18 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep
Add two nights free accommodation (Pre or post tour or a combination of both) when booking one of our 2019/2020 tours. Applies to all 19/20 'Guaranteed' & 'Available' small group and Independent journeys over 12 days.
China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Sixteen days of high-speed cities, terracotta giants and a spiritual stay in the life of a monk
From £2,768 to £3,459 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov
2020: 10 Jan, 21 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 25 Mar, 27 Mar, 1 Apr, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 29 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 24 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 8 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 2 Sep, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 9 Oct, 14 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov ...
Silk Road adventure tour

Silk Road adventure tour

Seek adventure among the mountain passes of the Silk Road
From £3,860 to £3,885 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 5 Aug, 9 Sep
2020: 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 3 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep
Add two nights free accommodation (Pre or post tour or a combination of both) when booking one of our 2019/2020 tours. Applies to all 19/20 'Guaranteed' & 'Available' small group and Independent journeys over 12 days.
Beijing to Istanbul overland tour

Beijing to Istanbul overland tour

Expereince the Silk Road and the beautiful Caucasus
From £8,000 to £8,110 42 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Sep, 20 Sep
2020: 1 May, 15 May, 12 Jun, 4 Sep, 18 Sep
Add two nights free accommodation (Pre or post tour or a combination of both) when booking one of our 2019/2020 tours. Applies to all 19/20 'Guaranteed' & 'Available' small group and Independent journeys over 12 days.
Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip
From £2,205 to £2,939 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
2020: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct

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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 £4,190 to £4,320 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 Aug, 14 Sep, 9 Oct
2020: 23 Mar, 22 Apr, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 9 Sep
Late availability on these dates: 10 Aug, 14 Sep
The Great Silk Road Adventure via the Caucasus holiday

The Great Silk Road Adventure via the Caucasus holiday

Our classic Silk Road Adventure via the Caucasus 48 day tour
From £10,595 47 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Apr, 18 Aug
Hike and bike in China holiday

Hike and bike in China holiday

Innovative hike and bike adventure commencing in Beijing
From £2,390 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 8 Sep, 9 Oct, 4 Nov
2020: 15 Mar, 5 Apr, 10 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct, 1 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 07 Jul, 04 Aug, 08 Sep
Beijing to Istanbul overland tour

Beijing to Istanbul overland tour

The ultimate Silk Road journey
From £8,680 to £8,910 105 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jul, 3 Aug
2021: 12 Jul, 2 Aug
Silk Road overland tour, Genghis Khan explorer

Silk Road overland tour, Genghis Khan explorer

Ultimate Silk Route from Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar.
From £10,245 to £10,520 129 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Jun, 10 Jul
2021: 18 Jun, 9 Jul
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Chinese Silk Road overland tour

Chinese Silk Road overland tour

Overland Silk Route tour from Xian to Kashgar
From £1,750 to £1,825 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun, 24 Jul, 24 Aug, 4 Sep
2020: 3 Jun, 4 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 29 Aug
2021: 2 Jun, 3 Jul, 28 Jul, 18 Aug, 28 Aug
Late availability on these dates: 29 Jun, 24 Jul, 24 Aug, 04 Sep
Silk Road cycling tour in China

Silk Road cycling tour in China

Cycle along the famous Silk Road in China's "Wild West"
From US $3,780 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun
China, Laos and Vietnam overland tour

China, Laos and Vietnam overland tour

From wonders of China to tropical scenery of Laos and Vietnam
From £1,325 to £1,625 32 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Jul, 5 Nov
2020: 5 Nov
Places available on our 25th July departure
Yangshuo and Hong Kong photography tour

Yangshuo and Hong Kong photography tour

Picture-perfect Yangshuo and Hong Kong Photo Tour
From £2,750 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Oct
18-25 Trans Mongolian tour, 21 days

18-25 Trans Mongolian tour, 21 days

An epic 3 weeks on the ultimate Trans Mongolian journey.
From £2,370 to £2,630 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
2020: 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, 7 Dec
Beijing to Moscow overland tour, 18-35

Beijing to Moscow overland tour, 18-35

Consider yourself the ultimate nomad? This one is for you!
From £1,705 to £1,735 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jul, 23 Sep
2020: 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 11 May, 6 Jul, 7 Sep, 21 Sep
Great Wall of China walking holiday
From
£1,799
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
Climbing parts if the Great Wall that were over 1000 years old with no other tourists was the most memorable... (more)Janice Eastman
Walking the wall was amazing and the views with very little people around superb. (more)Rob Pattwell
China holiday and Yangtze river cruise
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£2,979
including UK flights
The food, the Terra Cotta warriors and the pandas were the most memorable parts of our holiday. (more)Jean Thomas
Walking the Great Wall of China was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Heather Magowan
The time in Yangshuo was the best part of the holiday. That landscape is amazing. (more)Ruth Thompson
Silk Road adventure holiday
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£2,660
excluding flights
Most memorable was travelling along the Karakoram Highway...Very good (more)David Finbow
The most memorable was Kasger Sunday Market. (more)Mahesh Patel
I particularity enjoyed the added insight into every day life the guides were able to give us as they were all local. It was interesting to see the three different countries and travel through the countryside, mostly in minibuses with commentary by the guides. (more)Eva Dingwalls
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
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£3,795
excluding flights
Travelling the mountains of Tajikistan and the homestay there was the most memorable. (more)Ana Maria Lopez
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
China on a shoestring small group holiday
From
£2,585
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Knife cut noodle dishes in Xiían were delicious. Tea houses in Peoples park looked amazing. Tips? Take a free walk up to the TV tower in Yangshuo for amazing views over the city and lime kast mountains. Local benefits? Not really. There is too much plastic waste in China. Overall rating? You cover a vast area in a decent period of time. (more)Dominic Pritchard
China Silk Road tour
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US $3,735
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? The people we met, the range of places we visited, the quality of our guides. The drive through the Karakoram Mountain range from Kashgar to Tashkurgen Tips? Don't go with any fixed ideas about what it might be like. Be open to everything you see. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? The holiday was excellent and I would recommend it to others. If I was redesigning the itinerary I would not include the Yadan National Geologic Park - too much driving... (more)Gill Forester
China Express adventure holiday
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£658
excluding flights
Travelling on local transport was a great experience. Great CEO and good selection of additional activities. Really enjoyed the overnight train trip. Best meal was cooked by local farmer & his wife. Overall a great trip. Can't wait to book next trip. (more)Tony Palmer
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
The Silk Route, Beijing to Tashkent
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£4,190
excluding flights
We enjoyed the whole trip, but Kyrgyzstan was a highlight. Also the Labrang Monastery was lovely. Very good. It adjusted the way I think about the world. (more)Becky MacLeod
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 holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong
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£1,685
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
Beijing to Shanghai tour in China
From
£1,040
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
Small group tour of Yunnan, China
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£2,825
including UK flights
The most memorable moment was the trek in Tiger Leaping Gorge and having tea with a Tibetan family in their home (more)Richard Peters
Most memorable were 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... (more)John deason
Yunnan trekking holiday, Mt Meili to Cizhong
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US $2,554
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? There were many memorable moments which included extraordinary vistas such as the glacier melting into streams and then the lake, challenging hikes in high altitudes, interesting meetings with local minority people, learning about different religions, customs and beliefs of the people. Tips? Some of the guides are dedicated and informative and others are less. There are at times unexpected changes with guides based on the area and population youíre visiting. The... (more)Debby Zweibach
Avatar Mountains China Photography Tour
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£2,900
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The rock formation at Zhangjiajie national park are very spectacular and stunning, the traditional Chinese Village Phoenix is a bit specail. Andreea and Matt are very attentive and they certainly look after you on the holiday, and even when I extended my trip to Beijing they kept the group together and we went on number of outings. Tips? I would do the trip in the next few years before the destinations become more touristy and enjoy the scenery which is quite special. Local... (more)Phil Duddles
Silk Road in China holiday
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£3,950
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
China family holiday, Pandas & Warriors
From
£2,949
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
The Essence of China vacation
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£2,530
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
Family holiday to China
From
£1,720
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I can honestly say that we enjoyed it all. The quality of guiding and activities was good. Our local tour leader did a great job and was responsive to our needs - the structure and organisation enabled us to pack a lot in to the 14 days. It is really hard to pick favourites but Hong Kong was probably the least favourite part and we would have preferred more time elsewhere. The cultural/historical visits were enough to inform and illuminate without becoming too lengthy for... (more)Linda Mail
China holiday, discover imperial China
From
£2,449
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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