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  • Kashgar

  • This historic city at the crossroads of the Silk Road is famous for its Sunday animal market.
  • Chengdu

  • The Capital of Sichuan Province is home to the Panda Reserve and Grand Buddha
  • Xian

  • Dates back to 1000BC and hosts the outstanding Terracotta Worriors.
  • Beijing

  • The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Olympic Games and much more.
  • Shanghai

  • The City of the old and the new earns its title as "Paris of the East" and is the top Shopping Centre too.
  • Guilin

  • Stunning limestone formations along the banks of the wonderous Li River.
  • Hong Kong

  • A captivating blend of Eastern and Western cultures, the perfect add-on to any tour.

Temple of Heaven

Temple of HeavenThe magnificent Temple of Heaven, situated in central Beijing, was visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies, where sacrifices were offered and prayers were said for good harvests. Built between 1406 and 1420, it is regarded as a Taoist temple. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The architecture and layout of the Temple of Heaven is based on elaborate symbolism dating back to pre-Confucian times. The Temple is enclosed with a long wall. The northern part within the wall is semicircular symbolizing the heavens (where the sky is imagined as a rounded dome) and the southern part is square symbolizing the earth (two dimensional and flat, as the earth appeared to be).

Fully inclusive group tours in China

China Highlights
  • China Highlights

  • Eight Ancient Cities on our Best Value Tour
  • Our best value tour to China explores the famous sights of this fascinating land as well as many of its hidden treasures. See historic cities, fabulous landscapes and the famous panda reserve in Chengdu. Also discover the ancient Buddhist sites at L ...
  • 27 days from £1990
Yangtze River Panorama
  • Yangtze River Panorama

  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Admire some of the most spectacular scenery that China has to offer. Enjoy a four night cruise along the Yangtze River that passes through the dramatic Three Gorges and explore the beauty of Yunnan Province. Visit attractive Lijiang, discover the Ti ...
  • 28 days from £2390
Grand Tour of China
  • Grand Tour of China

  • A Tour That Sees Everything
  • To get the most from one visit to China, look no further than the Grand Tour. This comprehensive itinerary includes all the main sights as well as allowing some time for relaxation. After the Wall and the Warriors, enjoy a four night cruise on the Y ...
  • 27 days from £2490
Classic China
  • Classic China

  • China's Finest Scenery & Sights
  • This tour combines many of the great sights of China with a Yangtze River Cruise and picturesque Yunnan Province. Discover the bizarrely eroded limestone pinnacles of the Stone Forest, stroll through the beautiful Old Town of Lijiang and gaze in awe ...
  • 22 days from £2590
Magnificent China
  • Magnificent China

  • Famous Sights & Hidden Gems
  • Take an in-depth look at the best of China on one of our most popular tours. All the famous sights are covered along with some special treats. Gaze in awe at the Grand Buddha in Leshan, visit the traditional gardens of Suzhou and admire the magnific ...
  • 21 days from £2590
Wonders of China
  • Wonders of China

  • The Most Famous Sights
  • Visit all the famous sights of China in just over two weeks. Experience the variety of wonders that China has to offer from the history of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors to modern and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Take in the beauty of Guilin a ...
  • 16 days from £2090
China Delights
  • China Delights

  • Our best value three-week tour
  • New for 2010, China Delights is a great value tour that focuses on amazing scenery and historic sights from Guilin to the Great Wall. Discover gems that are less often visited such as the traditional gardens of Suzhou, beautiful West Lake in Hangzho ...
  • 20 days from £1890
Ancient China
  • Ancient China

  • Discover China's Dynasties
  • Trace three thousand years of magnificent history. Visit four ancient imperial capitals as well as the wonderfully preserved UNESCO listed town of Pingyao. Discover the roots of Chinese Buddhism at Wutaishan, the Longmen Grottoes and also Shaolin, w ...
  • 18 days from £1990
Glories of China
  • Glories of China

  • Spectacular Sights & Scenery
  • The striking landscape along the Li River is the defining highlight of this popular itinerary. Stay overnight in the small town of Yangshuo surrounded by rice fields and limestone hills. Add the history of Beijing and Xian along with cosmopolitan Sh ...
  • 14 days from £1590
Majestic Yangtze
  • Majestic Yangtze

  • Cruise, Pandas & Historical Sights
  • The highlight of this two week tour is a four night cruise on the Yangtze River. Sail through the Three Gorges where the vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the water. Add to this a visit to the famous panda reserve in Chengdu and it’s easy ...
  • 14 days from £1990
A China Experience
  • A China Experience

  • A Brief Tour of the Best of China
  • This classic itinerary visits the three most famous cities of China: Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Included are the must-see sights of the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall and for contrast we also visit the historic canal tow ...
  • 10 days from £1490
Silk Road Explorer
  • Silk Road Explorer

  • In Marco Polo's Footsteps
  • Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo to discover the history of the Silk Road, a centuries-old route strongly influenced by Muslim and Buddhist beliefs. Visit ancient forts and desert oases, walk on the far western end of the Great Wall and experie ...
  • 27 days from £2990
China Splendour
  • China Splendour

  • China's Treasures & Natural Wonders
  • Discover the spectacular beauty of Nine Villages Valley. Rarely seen by western visitors, this delightful scenery is one of China’s real treasures. Combined with the most popular sights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai this tour really provides t ...
  • 14 days from £2390
Himalayan Express
  • Himalayan Express

  • Ride Across the Roof of the World
  • Explore the mystical land of Tibet to discover fabulous palaces, holy monasteries and sacred temples. The highlight of this visit to the Roof of the World is the rail journey across the stark and dramatic Qinghai Plateau. We complete our tour with t ...
  • 20 days from £2790
Grand Yangtze
  • Grand Yangtze Cruise

  • Cruise the Yangtze in Style
  • Cruise the Yangtze in style aboard the five-star Victoria Prince. On the way explore the former imperial capital of Nanjing and beautiful Mt Huang before cruising through the dramatic Three Gorges. There’s also plenty of time to relax and admi ...
  • 19 days from £2590
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