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VISA-FREE TOURS


Recent changes mean visitors to Beijing, Shanghai and some other cities can stay up to 144 hours without a visa as long as they fulfil the conditions, including onward travel to a third country. For these purposes Hong Kong counts as a third country as it is administered separately from the rest of China. Other combinations are possible, for example Japan or Vietnam. Please ask for details.

Departures can be made any day, so you are not fixed by set departure dates. Minimum 2 persons. These tours completely avoid the need for costly Chinese entry visas - a saving of up to £700 for a family of four - destined to become more costly and more time-consuming to obtain with the expected introduction of fingerprinting/biometrics for applications.

BEIJING VISA FREE - £1,840pp

10 days - See the highlights of the capital such as the Forbidden City and Great Wall, plus Hong Kong.


SHANGHAI VISA FREE - £2,135pp

10 days - A short tour covering Shanghai and the nearby cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou, plus Hong Kong.


DAILY DEPARTURE TOURS


These tours provide the best value and most modern way to experience China today. A combination of pre-arranged transport, accommodation, self-guided tours, optional join-in coach tours and local English-speaking assistants ensure a smooth and easy way to see the amazing sights of China at a great price while giving you the freedom to also explore on your own.

Departures can be made any day, so you are not fixed by set departure dates. Minimum 2 persons. For tours price includes a special single entry group visa (minimum 2 persons) - a saving of up to £320 for a family of four. No need to send passports away or complicated forms to complete.

SHANGHAI, XI'AN, BEIJING - £1,920pp

9 days - A short tour covering the three centres of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing in the comfort of quality hotels throughout.


PANDAS AND PALACES - £1,850pp

10 days - A short tour covering the historic sites of Beijing, Xi'an plus Chengdu for China's famous pandas.


GLORIES OF CHINA - £2,380pp

13 days - The beautiful landscapes of Guilin added to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.


PANDA AND YANGTZE CRUISE - £2,420pp

16 days - China's famous giant pandas at Chengdu, together with a Yangtze cruise and the highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.


SMALL GROUP TOURS


We also organise a number of quality tours during the best seasons to visit China using small groups (maximum 16 persons) to make them more manageable, provide more personal service and give you a better experience. We believe our group tour holidays to China offer excellent value for money and provide a variety of experiences and an insight into the country that larger and less specialist companies fail to match. In addition, we use mostly 5-star city centre hotels, and while most meals are included we recognise that on a long tour some people may want a change, so on occasions we leave you free to make your own choices.

WONDERS OF CHINA AND THE YANGTZE - from £2,885pp

14 days - A 5-star Yangtze River cruise, combined with Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.


THE GRAND TOUR - from £3,280pp

19 days - One of our most popular tours - a comprehensive tour including the highlights of China, giant pandas and a Yangtze River cruise.


ADD-ON TOURS

A selection of organised add-on tours that can be added to a tour or to your own travel arrangements to China.



3 days

HONG KONG - from £299pp



4 days

CHENGDU - from £450pp



5 days

SANYA - from £515pp

YANGTZE CRUISE - from £525pp

ZHANGJIAJIE - from £860pp

GUIZHOU - from £925pp



6 days

HUANGSHAN and HANGZHOU- from £750pp



7 days

TIBET - from £1,250pp



8 days

YUNNAN - from £1,450pp


RAIL TOURS

NEW! For those on more of a budget we have just introduced two tours using high-speed trains in China, combining private guide arrangements with "seat-in-coach" tours of the main highlights and 4-star hotels. These provide excellent value for money and can depart any day. Alo here is the epic train journey across China to Lhasa to Tibet

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS - from £1,700pp

8 days - Combination of the two iconic cities of Beijing and Shanghai, plus a daytrip to Suzhou.


CLASSIC CHINA - from £1,870pp

9 days - The "golden triangle" of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.


TO TIBET BY TRAIN

11 days - The ultimate adventure, travelling on the Qinghai-Lhasa railway, then through Tibet to Mt Everest base camp