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Dawn breaking over the Great Wall of China in Jinshanling

China holidays 2022 & 2023

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The Great Wall snaking over the horizon, impassive rows of Terracotta Warriors, sacred mountains, giant pandas munching bamboo… On a tailor-made holiday to China with Audley, you’ll see the highlights — and much more — your way. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our China specialists know the country inside out and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Weave through frenetic city markets selling everything from jade trinkets to deep-fried locusts. Drink in Shanghai’s skyline from a rooftop bar. Hike through swirling, emerald-green rice terraces in the peaceful backcountry of Longji. Cruise the Yangtze, passing vast gorges that have inspired classical Chinese art and poetry. Eat your way around Beijing on a guided breakfast tour, or dine at a family home in Xian.

Buddhist monasteries and giant prayer wheels. Cooking classes in Beijing’s backstreets. Ming-dynasty walled towns. The towering limestone peaks of Guilin. What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Suggested tours for China

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to China could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for China

  • Terracotta Army Excursion
    The Terracotta Warriors, Xian

    Terracotta Army Excursion

    Xian

    Terracotta Army Excursion

    Leaving the city, visitors drive to the area where the army was first discovered in 1974. What was finally unearthed proved to be one of the 20th century’s greatest archaeological finds, and ranks with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City as one of China’s most potent images.

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  • Panda Research Base
    Giant Pandas

    Panda Research Base

    Chengdu

    Panda Research Base

    The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, situated in the north of Chengdu, provides an excellent opportunity to get as close as possible to China's "ambassador" animal.

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  • Shanghai Highlights
    Yuyuan garden, Shanghai

    Shanghai Highlights

    Shanghai

    Shanghai Highlights

    Shanghai has very few Buddhist temples, so the Jade Buddha Temple is well known and well used. The Yuyuan Gardens and bazaar are located at the south-eastern end of the old city, its bustling maze of narrow lanes lined with traditional houses.

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Why travel with Audley?

  • 100% tailor-made tours
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  • Established for over 25 years
  • 98% of our clients would recommend us

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