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Tours in China

From epic mountains and desert moonscapes to the modern chic of Shanghai, and ancient civilisations to the People’s Republic, trips to China are vast and varied, just like the landscape. On a holiday here, you need to take your time to take it all in. Overland China tours give the maximum opportunity to make your trip a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. Iconic sights are aplenty: float down the Yangtze, follow the Silk Road and stop off at the Great Wall before you arrive at the Forbidden City. China tours have so many cultural sights and natural wonders that you will be spoilt for choice. 

 

Or why not try a Tailormade Adventure?

We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you – perfect if you’d like to change a trip's travel dates or itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All tailormade adventures include a local guide where appropriate, as well as all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates and we’ll do the rest.

To find out more click here, or to arrange your own tailormade experience call 0330 162 1321

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China Adventure Holidays

Walking the Great Wall

124 reviews

Trek one of the seven wonders of the world

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
9 Days from 1 349 €
Guided
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Essential China

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai to discover China's highlights

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
11 Days from 1 979 €
Guided
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China: Yunnan Explorer

4 reviews

In depth exploration of Yunnan Province; south-west China

Culture
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
13 Days from 2 299 €
Guided
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Xi'an Extension

Why not extend you trip? Discover China's legendary Terracotta Warriors

Trip Extensions
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely
Guided
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Adventure trips to China: The highlights 

1. Follow the Silk RoadConnecting China to the Mediterranean via the Central Asian steppes, the Silk Road is one of the world’s oldest and most historically important trade routes and had a huge influence on the civilisations of the West. The vast plains and great deserts create an unmissable wilderness landscape, home to nomadic tribes and marauding warriors. The Silk Road is also home to the forgotten cities that were once the centre of civilisation: Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan, and Kashgar in China's Xinjiang region – regal posts on this incredible journey to Beijing

2. Trek the Great Wall: China’s most famous landmark, the Great Wall winds like a dragon across the landscape. Stretching over 6000km it maps out most things Chinese, taking in Imperial tombs, quiet rural villages and mountainous highlands before reaching Beijing itself. The best bits are away from the tourists, and we'll take you to the more remote areas. Your effort will be rewarded with peace and tranquillity, and an opportunity to get a real sense of the scale and majesty of this remarkable construction.

3. Walk among the Terracotta Army: In 1974, a group of peasants unearthed one of the biggest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century: over 8000 life-sized terracotta warriors. Beautifully crafted with astonishing attention to detail, the soldiers had been lying there for over 2000 years guarding the tomb of the first Chinese Emperor in the ancient city of Xi’an

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