Please select your location:

With China’s fast pace of development and growing international and domestic tourism industry, it’s important to plan your trip well to experience an authentic view of the country. Our specialists have an in-depth knowledge of this diverse nation and their itinerary ideas include unusual destinations well off the beaten track as well as China’s incredible highlights. Each trip suggestion can be tailored to your interests and we can plan a route to help you avoid the busiest times and locations at China's main sights so that you can get the most out of your travels.

Speak to someone who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Alice

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our China specialists on 01993 838 220

Highlights of China: Beijing, Xian and Guilin


  • See the home of the emperors for centuries, The Forbidden City

  • Get away from the crowds and walk along The Great Wall

  • See the Terracotta Warriors at Xian

  • Take a relaxing cruise down the River Li, amongst beautiful limestone karst scenery

  • Get a taste of rural life in China in the village of Longji

Classic China


  • See The Great Wall away from the crowds at Jinshanling

  • Marvel at The Terracotta Warriors - each with a different face

  • Experience the hustle and bustle of Shanghai, one of the world's most exciting cities

  • Take a boat trip amongst beautiful limestone karst scenery in the southern city of Guilin

  • Get a taste of village life in Longji, with its centuries-old rice terraces

Southwest China: Yunnan's mountains & minorities


  • See the Tibetan town of Zhongdian, high on the Tibetan plateau.

  • Experience rural Chinese life in the village of Shaxi.

  • Visit the historic Naxi town of Lijiang.

  • See the Bai-minority town of Dali with its Ming dynasty-era three pagodas.

  • All breakfasts included throughout.

A tale of two cities: Hong Kong & the history of Angkor

  • Take in the views from Kowloon over to Hong Kong Island.

  • Enjoy some of the best dim sum in the world with the locals Hong Kong style.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's up and coming capital.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring temple complex of Angkor Wat and bring out your adventurous side exploring Ta Prohm.

  • Relax in Kep and experience the flavours of Cambodia cuisine.

14 Days from £2,730pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

A tale of two cities: Hong Kong & the history of Angkor


  • Take in the views from Kowloon over to Hong Kong Island.

  • Enjoy some of the best dim sum in the world with the locals Hong Kong style.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's up and coming capital.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring temple complex of Angkor Wat and bring out your adventurous side exploring Ta Prohm.

  • Relax in Kep and experience the flavours of Cambodia cuisine.

Yangtze River Classic

  • Spectacular scenery along the Yangtze.

  • Seeing the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.

  • Xian's terracotta warriors.

  • The wonder of Beijing's Forbidden City.

  • The extraordinary Great Wall at Jinshanling.

12 Days from £2,935pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Yangtze River Classic


  • Spectacular scenery along the Yangtze.

  • Seeing the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.

  • Xian's terracotta warriors.

  • The wonder of Beijing's Forbidden City.

  • The extraordinary Great Wall at Jinshanling.

Trans Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow

  • Stand atop the magnificent Great Wall of China.

  • Spend the night in traditional nomadic accommodation in Mongolia.

  • Hunt for wild horses out on the Mongolian steppe.

  • Visit the world's deepest fresh water lake.

  • Visit the Kremlin in mighty Moscow.

16 Days from £3,215pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Trans Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow


  • Stand atop the magnificent Great Wall of China.

  • Spend the night in traditional nomadic accommodation in Mongolia.

  • Hunt for wild horses out on the Mongolian steppe.

  • Visit the world's deepest fresh water lake.

  • Visit the Kremlin in mighty Moscow.

Classic China & Fujian tulou houses

  • Visit the Great Wall of China, at the lesser visited Jinshanling section

  • See the iconic Terracotta Warriors

  • Relax in the spectacular karst scenery of the south west

  • Discover Hakka minority culture in the earthen tulou houses of Fujian province

  • Spend time in the colonial city of Xiamen

14 Days from £3,810pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Classic China & Fujian tulou houses


  • Visit the Great Wall of China, at the lesser visited Jinshanling section

  • See the iconic Terracotta Warriors

  • Relax in the spectacular karst scenery of the south west

  • Discover Hakka minority culture in the earthen tulou houses of Fujian province

  • Spend time in the colonial city of Xiamen

Family China

  • See the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.

  • Take in an awe inspiring Kung Fu show.

  • Have a cookery or Kung Fu lesson, or both!

  • Enjoy a gentle cycle tour around the Guilin countryside.

15 Days from £3,820pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Family China


  • See the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.

  • Take in an awe inspiring Kung Fu show.

  • Have a cookery or Kung Fu lesson, or both!

  • Enjoy a gentle cycle tour around the Guilin countryside.

Classic China & Yangtze cruise

  • See the Great Wall at its most scenic spot, away from the crowds

  • See the Terracotta Warriors at Xian

  • Get a taste of rural China by exploring some of the villages around Xian

  • Relax and watch the world go by on a Yangtze cruise

  • Explore bustling Shanghai

  • See the beautiful and timeless limestone karst scenery of the Guilin area

  • Spend time at the rice terraces of Longji

19 Days from £4,065pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Classic China & Yangtze cruise


  • See the Great Wall at its most scenic spot, away from the crowds

  • See the Terracotta Warriors at Xian

  • Get a taste of rural China by exploring some of the villages around Xian

  • Relax and watch the world go by on a Yangtze cruise

  • Explore bustling Shanghai

  • See the beautiful and timeless limestone karst scenery of the Guilin area

  • Spend time at the rice terraces of Longji

Yunnan Explorer

  • Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority

  • Get a taste of rural life in the village of Shaxi

  • See pristine Lake Lugu, on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces

  • Visit the Mosuo people, one of the world's last practising matriarchal societies

  • Trek along the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Experience a taste of Tibet in the Tibetan town of Zhongdian

18 Days from £4,240pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Yunnan Explorer


  • Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority

  • Get a taste of rural life in the village of Shaxi

  • See pristine Lake Lugu, on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces

  • Visit the Mosuo people, one of the world's last practising matriarchal societies

  • Trek along the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Experience a taste of Tibet in the Tibetan town of Zhongdian

Villages of Southwest China

  • See the pretty rice terraces of Longji

  • See little visited minority villages in Guanxi and Guizhou provinces

  • See the well preserved Naxi minority town of Lijiang

  • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Experience a side of China that few other visitors experience

15 Days from £4,350pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Villages of Southwest China


  • See the pretty rice terraces of Longji

  • See little visited minority villages in Guanxi and Guizhou provinces

  • See the well preserved Naxi minority town of Lijiang

  • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Experience a side of China that few other visitors experience

Magnificent China

  • See the magnificent Great Wall.

  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors.

  • Stay amongst pretty limestone scenery in the Guilin region.

  • Visit the Tibetan town of Zhongdian, which nestles at 3,200 metres on the Tibetan plateau.

18 Days from £4,605pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Magnificent China


  • See the magnificent Great Wall.

  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors.

  • Stay amongst pretty limestone scenery in the Guilin region.

  • Visit the Tibetan town of Zhongdian, which nestles at 3,200 metres on the Tibetan plateau.

The Burma Road

  • Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority.

  • See the Bai-minority town of Dali with its Ming Dynasty pagodas.

  • Mix with the tribes at the colourful morning market in Lashio.

  • Enjoy a train journey on the Goteik Viaduct which traverses a jungle gorge.

  • Explore the temples of Bagan in Burma.

18 Days from £5,445pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

The Burma Road


  • Visit the old town of Lijiang, home to the Naxi minority.

  • See the Bai-minority town of Dali with its Ming Dynasty pagodas.

  • Mix with the tribes at the colourful morning market in Lashio.

  • Enjoy a train journey on the Goteik Viaduct which traverses a jungle gorge.

  • Explore the temples of Bagan in Burma.

Hiking in China

  • Witness the sheer magnitude of the Great Wall

  • See tea plantations on misty Moganshan

  • Journey through rice terraces and minority villages

  • Hike through the impressive Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Visit the high Tibetan Plateau

19 Days from £5,950pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Hiking in China


  • Witness the sheer magnitude of the Great Wall

  • See tea plantations on misty Moganshan

  • Journey through rice terraces and minority villages

  • Hike through the impressive Tiger Leaping Gorge

  • Visit the high Tibetan Plateau

Silk Route journey: Western China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan

  • Experience Kashgar's world-famous Sunday market.

  • Take in the stunning Karakoram mountains.

  • Sleep under starry skies in a traditional yurt.

  • Be humbled by the massive Registan in Samarkand.

22 Days from £6,030pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Silk Route journey: Western China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan


  • Experience Kashgar's world-famous Sunday market.

  • Take in the stunning Karakoram mountains.

  • Sleep under starry skies in a traditional yurt.

  • Be humbled by the massive Registan in Samarkand.

A private Trans-Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow

  • See the highlights of Beijing

  • Cross the great Gobi desert

  • Witness Mongolian nomadic life

  • Cross the vast expanses of Siberia

  • See Lake Baikal

  • Explore Moscow's major sights

18 Days from £6,230pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

A private Trans-Siberian journey - Beijing to Moscow


  • See the highlights of Beijing

  • Cross the great Gobi desert

  • Witness Mongolian nomadic life

  • Cross the vast expanses of Siberia

  • See Lake Baikal

  • Explore Moscow's major sights

Luxury tour of the Philippines

  • Explore Hong Kong's skysrapers

  • Take a guided tour of Intramuros - Manila's walled city crammed full of history.

  • Stay on Pamalican island. Seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef and stunning beaches at one of the Philippines best resorts.

  • Visit Lake Taal crossing the lake by boat and ride on horseback to the top of the volcano.

17 Days from £7,065pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

View this itinerary

Luxury tour of the Philippines


  • Explore Hong Kong's skysrapers

  • Take a guided tour of Intramuros - Manila's walled city crammed full of history.

  • Stay on Pamalican island. Seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef and stunning beaches at one of the Philippines best resorts.

  • Visit Lake Taal crossing the lake by boat and ride on horseback to the top of the volcano.

NO RESULTS

Some of our favourite travel guides

Visit the Terracotta Warriors

Visit the Terracotta Warriors

If you're planning a tailor-made trip to China, we can highly recommend a visit to the 2,500 year-old Terracotta Army. Widely regarded as one of China's top three historical sites, they have been amazing visitors since they were accidentally unearthed in 1974.

View this travel guide

The Audley Way ™ – Creating the perfect tailor-made journey

Discover

Call or email us – we'll find out where you'd like to travel and what your interests are

Create

We use personal travel experience to bring your trip to life in a tailored itinerary

Prepare

As your trip gets close, your specialist will be on hand to help you get ready

Experience

During your trip, your specialist will always be just a phone call or email away

Share

We'd love to hear all about it – your specialist will be in touch post-trip

Tell us your travel plans and a specialist will be in touch

Let's begin!

Required

Required

Required

Feedback
close x