China boasts an incredible blend of unique architecture, rich cultural heritage, incredible natural terrain and delectable cuisine. A history dating back thousands of years means the country is sprinkled with archaeological sites, temples and ruins in amongst lush rice paddies and gleaming commercial centres. With such vast distances to cover, taking a tour through China can make the experience smoother, allowing you to enjoy this fascinating country with ease.
Don’t miss these China attractions
- Great Wall of China
- Terracotta Warriors in Xian
- Temple of Heaven
- Li River
City or country
With so many different tours of China on offer you’re spoilt for choice; take a couple of days exploring the dynamic cities or set off for extended journey winding through many parts of vast and varied country. A city-based tour through Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong can be a great way to admire the significant landmarks, historical attractions and cutting-edge architecture.
On the other hand, a cycling and walking tour is a great way to mingle with the locals in both the major cities or through the countryside. You can stop off at markets, admire the scenery and observe day to day life. Culinary tours are also available for those who proudly call themselves a foodie; so pack your chopsticks and prepare to taste some delicious authentic cuisine.
History and culture
Specific history tours are available for those who are passionate about learning about the past, including former dynasties, towering emperors, ancient customs and of course, the Great Wall of China. The adventurous may like touring to Tibet to visit the Dalai Lama’s home, the Potala Palace, while others can travel to Xian for a glimpse at the iconic Terracotta Warriors.
There are several boat cruises on China’s magnificent waterways to choose from and shopping tours for those that would love to be guided through China’s retail experience.