China holidays and tour packages
Why choose us?
China Direct's aim is to provide high-quality, value for money holiday packages. By providing best value we constantly seek the best balance between quality and price. Our unique advantage is offering value for clients' money - a very strong selling point in the current economic climate. In effect we offer 5-star hotels at 3- and 4-star prices and have a range of products suitable for different budgets. Our prices are truly the BEST if you compare like with like.
Hotels we use regularly for our tours include:
Beijing: Jade Garden Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Dongzhimen, Traders Hotel
Xi'an: Grand Noble Hotel
Shanghai: Crowne Plaza Hotel
Guilin: Grand Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
Chengdu: Tibet Hotel, Renhe Hotel, Buddha Zen Hotel
Most of these hotels have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for their high standards. No one else in UK is using all these top-range hotels for mainstream holidays and we do our best to make our clients' China holidays special and exciting.
We offer group tours, departing at the best times of year to visit, allowing you to discover China in the company of like-minded travellers in small groups. Departures are 'guaranteed' for minimum of 2 persons and will not be cancelled for lack of numbers. Our tours are priced less than 95% of UK tour operators. Our tours might be slightly more expensive (£100) than the very cheapest tour operators (which have large groups of up to 50 people at a time with lower standard hotels far away from city centres and with inclusions in their itineraries but more optional tours) because we design your holidays around your requirements, make the most of your time and budget and select your preferred style of accommodation and create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists who understand you fly thousands of miles not merely to see China but also to feel it.
We also offer private tailor-made tours, where you have the services of your own local guides and transport and driver, yet at competitive prices between at least £300 to £500 or more per person cheaper than equivalent arrangements elsewhere.
Being the BEST China tour operator in the United Kingdom is the reason why we are here. We know the Chinese travel industry inside and out and are well aware of its many faults. We are determined to do what we can to change the Chinese inbound travel industry for the better and bring it up to the internationally accepted standards. For many of you a tour of China is a dream holiday. As owner of China Direct, my challenge is to fulfil your China holiday dreams and I promise to do the best I can.
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All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
- Qinghai-Tibet railway, Tibet and Mt Everest base camp. - take the world's highest railway to Lhasa before exploring Tibet in depth as far as Everest Base Camp
- Walking the Great Wall of China- walk on some of the classic sections of 'wild' wall near Beijing
- Guizhou ethnic minority culture tour - experience the lives, customs and culture of minority groups in southern China
Exciting new options
- Hiking and rafting in Guilin - experience the beautiful countryside around Guilin and Yangshuo by hiking, biking and rafting
- Yuanyang rice terraces - a photographer's dream tour to the magnificent terraced rice fields of Yuanyang in southern Yunnan
- Leshan and Mt Emei - Buddhist culture and belief in one of China's sacred mountains and one of the largest Buddha statues in the world