Private, Tailor-made China Tours 2022/2023

Private, Tailor-made China Tours 2022/2023

Our China tours are typically private and tailor-made. There is no big bus, no group of strangers, and no fixed itinerary. Unlike other travel agencies who only sell fixed China tour itineraries, we create unique China experiences for you, tailored to your style of travel. We are a tour company based in China, offering you local experiences at local prices.

If you're living or working in China, for your long holidays and short breaks, you can also find some really amazing plans by visiting our China tours for Expats

Most Popular China Tours for 2022/2023

These are our most popular three China tour itineraries, which visit all the classic sights. 80% of first-time travelers start tailoring their China tours from these itineraries. All of the itineraries below can be customized.

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Classic Wonders
  • Exclusive Great Wall Night Tour
  • Make a Terracotta Warrior
  • Discover hidden rural scenery
  • Ascend the highest building in China
China tours to visit pandas in 2021
A Close Encounter with Pandas
  • Explore the Forbidden City with an expert
  • Feed a lovely giant panda
  • Make dumplings with a local family
  • Relax on a Yangtze River cruise
China nature tour
China Natural Wonders Discovery
  • Wild Great Wall hiking
  • The Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
  • Cycle in beautiful countryside
  • Bamboo rafting on a crystal-clear river

China Tour with More in 2022/2023

Discover real China with China Highlights exclusive experiences:

Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Explore a "living" Forbidden City
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China in Progress
China in Progress
Meet old and new China in Shanghai.
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Be a Chinese Villager
Be a Chinese Villager
See the authentic rural China
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Be a Panda Keeper
Be a Panda Keeper
Take care and feed a Giant Panda
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About China Highlights

travelers' choice 2021

Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"

Whatever you want from your China tour, our travel advisors are ready to help you with 1:1 advice.

China Tours 2022/2023 Planning Tips - Top Places to Visit

Below are the best 5 places to visit for your first, or second, tour to China. We can customize a unique tour for you to include any of these places or anywhere else in China you are interested in.

  • #1 Beijing — China's capital city for over 700 years is a vibrant blend of historic and progressive grandeur.
  • #2 Xi'an — Xi'an is to China as Rome is to Europe. Discover ancient Chinese civilization at the Terracotta Army and in the ancient city.
  • #3 Shanghai — Shanghai is China's New York. It offers the best view of modern China. Its impressive skyline and bustling metropolis show you the forefront of China's development.
  • #4 Guilin — Guilin's famous for its relaxing, picturesque countryside. Its limestone landscapes are the Chinese image of scenic beauty.
  • #5 Chengdu — You should not miss Chengdu's pandas, especially if you are traveling with children.

To cover all of the above-mentioned destinations, you need about 12 days. For a short China tour of about 8 days, you may consider the first three: Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an.

You may be interested in more unusual China experiences or prefer destinations that are off the beaten path. Our travel consultants, who have explored the country thoroughly, know what to suggest and can help you tailor-make a tour based on your interests.

Best Time to Visit China

For comfortable weather conditions, the best times to visit China are spring (April–May) and autumn (September–October).

For a quiet experience, avoid China's public holidays: National Day holiday (October 1–7) and Chinese New Year Holiday (15 days before and after January 22 in 2023), and school summer holidays in July and August.

For the best prices: visit in the low season from November to December.

best time to visit China

How many days for a classic tour?

For a classic tour, we recommend you spend at least 8 days at the most classic destinations — Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an. Our 8-day Golden Triangle itinerary fits this recommendation perfectly.

Here are recommendations of what to see in the top five China destinations:

how many days for a classic China tour

There are no fixed itineraries for our tours. Our travel advisors can change the itinerary according to your schedule, interests, and budget.

Which city to enter/leave China from?

The most popular China gateway cities are Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, with huge international airports and plentiful attractions.

Our tours can start from whichever gateway city you prefer.

How to get a China visa in 2022/2023

Foreign citizens normally need a visa to visit China. We recommend you apply for your China visa one to two months before your travel date. Applying for a visa with the help of a visa company may save you a lot of hassle. See more on China Visa Requirements and China Travel Restrictions

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