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China vacations

China vacations

Discover the megacities of Beijing and Shanghai, walk the Great Wall and cruise the Yangtze on a tailor-made China tour

From pulsating modern cities thirsting for global prestige to remote rural areas where time slips gently by unnoticed, China is just as beguiling and diverse a land as it always has been.

Flight Time

14 hours upwards dependent on airline (New York to Beijing)

Time Zone

UTC +8

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Enjoying hand pulled noodles

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calling one of our China specialists at 1-855-834-8220

Suggested itineraries for China

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to China could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in China

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to China. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate China at its best.

Video: My travels in China, 2016

Giant Panda, Chengdu
China

See pandas in China

Spend some time in the presence of the beautiful giant panda on your tailor-made vacation in China. With these magnificent animals still on the list of endangered species, visiting them is a memorable and enchanting experience.

The Great Wall at Jinshanling
China

The Great Wall of China

One of the world's most spectacular sights, a walk on the Great Wall of China is a must for anyone visiting this enthralling country. We can recommend the best places to see the wall and the best times to visit on a tailor-made trip with Audley.

Yangshuo, China
China

What to do in China: our highlights guide

Visit China's Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, walk the Great Wall, hike along the Dragon’s Backbone, and meet the native minorities in the Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. China specialist, Alice picks her favorite things to see and do when visiting this vast country.

Terracotta Army
China

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.

Yao tribe girls in the rice fields, Longji
China

Travel to China with your family

With its long established culture and history, we can highly recommend China for a family adventure vacation. From seeing giant pandas or cooking lessons, to watching a kung Fu demonstration, there's something for everyone.

Cormorant & Fisherman on Li River, Guilin, China
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Yangtze River cruises

The world's third longest river, a cruise along the Yangtze is the perfect way to explore China’s otherwise inaccessible heartland in comfort, and witness not only the legendary Wu, Qutang and Xiling gorges, but also the equally impressive Lesser Three Gorges.

Zhong woman, Longji
China

Ancient civilisations: The Qin Dynasty

The Qin Dynasty was a short period in Chinese history but one of the most important. Our knowledgeable specialists can create a tailor-made trip that visits the very best historical sites to help you get the most out of your trip.

The Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, Beijing
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Boutique hotels in China

China is home to some of the best boutique hotels in the world. If you're planning a visit we can recommend a number of stylish, characterful and luxury hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, and further afield as a base for exploring.

Visiting the prayer wheel at the Songzanlin Monastery in Zhongdian

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Provide us with a few starting details about your travel plans, and one of our China specialists will be in touch to give you suggestions and ideas.

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