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China holidays bring together a world of experiences like no other destination. A place where incredibly old and state-of-the-art rub shoulders, China is home to magnificent sights like the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to roly-poly pandas, vibrant mega-metropolises and serene landscapes.

With a history of civilisation stretching back over 4,000 years it’s little wonder that China boasts an incredible richness of historical wonders. The Great Wall of China, stretching for over 4,000 miles through mountains, forests and deserts , the Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex, and the over 8,000 strong Terracotta Army are the icons of the country. However you’ll find exquisite reminders of China’s glorious past all over the country and you may be just as wowed by the magnificent ancient walls of Xian and Pingyao, the Grand Buddha of Leshan or the Hanging temple at Jinxia Gorge.

A China holiday is about so much than history alone though. Covering nearly 4 million square miles and a vast range of landscapes, the natural wonders are more than a match for the historic ones. Enjoy a tranquil cruise through the lush countryside of the Li River, dotted with towering limestone peaks, marvel at the towering cliffs of the Three Gorges on a Yangtze cruiser or get up close and personal with China’s most celebrated bear, the adorable panda in Chengdu. From the snow-capped mountains of Yunnan to the rolling dunes of the Taklaman Desert the diversity is astonishing.

Don’t forget the cities. China’s pace of development in recent years has been nothing short of astonishing and the gleaming metropolises that have sprung up are at the cutting edge of architecture and technology. The astounding skyline of Shanghai may be the most iconic but it is just one of many incredible cities that are breaking the mould, all linked by an ever expanding network of super speedy bullet trains.

Last but by no means least let’s not forget the culture. Every province brings a new set of flavours to its cuisine and a new range of beliefs, philosophies and cultures to it’s way of life and you’ll experience them all on China holiday with Wendy Wu Tours

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Top Holidays to China

As the UK's Number 1 China Specialist, we offer nearly 70 holidays to China in almost every province. From short breaks of just a few days to 28 day extravaganzas that provide the ultimate China experience you can also enjoy a host of different styles of travel.

Here's just a small selection of our most popular holidays to whet your appetite. Explore our full collection of tours or call one of our China experts to start planning your next holiday of a lifetime

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Wonders of China
3 Solo Departure Dates Available

Wonders of China

317 Reviews
16 days from £3,190pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Great Wall Warriors in Xian Yangtze River Cruise Li River and Yangshuo Bustling Shanghai
Summer £750 off
Majestic Yangtze
4 Solo Departure Dates Available

Majestic Yangtze

184 Reviews
14 days from £2,590pp

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Bustling Shanghai Yangtze River Cruise Chengdu Pandas Warriors in Xian
Summer £750 off
Dreams of Nature

Dreams of Nature

6 Reviews
22 days from £3,390pp

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Longji Rice Terraces Zhangjiajie Yangtze Cruise Nine Villages Valley Chengdu Pandas
Summer £750 off
Glories of China
2 Solo Departure Dates Available

Glories of China

143 Reviews
14 days from £2,790pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Bustling Shanghai Li River Cruise Warriors in Xian Bullet Train Great Wall
Summer £750 off
Magnificent China Tour
2 Solo Departure Dates Available

Magnificent China Tour

171 Reviews
22 days from £3,690pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Great Wall Warriors in Xian Yangtze River Cruise Chengdu Pandas Modern Shanghai
Summer £750 off
Grand Tour of China

Grand Tour of China

123 Reviews
26 days from £3,990pp

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All the iconic sights Yangtze River Cruise Yunnan Province Pandas
Summer £750 off
China & Tibet Discovery

China & Tibet Discovery

16 days from £3,690pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Warriors in Xian Lhasa's Potala Palace Chengdu's Pandas Yangtze Cruise
Summer £750 off
China in Style

China in Style

15 days from £5,190pp

Fully Inclusive of Tour & Flights

Chengdu Pandas Great Wall Warriors in Xian Yangtze River Cruise
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Tailor-made China Holidays

Embark on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure with a Tailor-made Holiday in China. We will help you design a trip to meet your exact requirements. Choose your destinations, accommodation, touring and experiences to create the perfect holiday.

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  • Create your perfect itinerary
    Create your perfect itinerary
  • Travel around any way you like
    Travel around any way you like
  • Immerse in local life with private guides
    Immerse in local life with private guides
  • Choose your style of accommodation
    Choose your style of accommodation

Best places to see in China

No trip to China would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

Places to go in China

China is a country of variety, from the vibrant cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the calm and charm of the Yangtze River. The cities and regions of China below will provide plenty of inspiration.

Award-winning Guiding...

Award-winning Guiding...

All of our holidays in China are accompanied by a dedicated National Escort throughout. We task them with the responsibility to keep you safe, happy, inspired and entertained and they respond with Gusto! Guiding you through the intricacies and eccentricities of the Chinese way of doing things with expert ease.

All of our National Escorts in China...

  • Have a minimum of five years experience in guiding
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are unparalleled experts, born and raised in the local area
  • Go through rigorous and constant training
  • Are at your service 24 hours a day
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Frequently Asked Questions about China

  • When is the best time to travel to China?

    The best times to visit China are in the Spring, which falls between April – May and then in the Autumn, which is between September – October. This is when the weather is much more comfortable for tourists to explore.

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  • Are the meals all local cuisine or are there any western meals and do they cater for vegetarians?

    As our tour focuses on unique and authentic experiences restaurants are hand-picked to ensure quality and authentic traditional dishes. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for as we make sure all dietary requirements are sent over to the guides prior to departure.

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  • Is there a lot of walking involved on our China tours?

    We grade our tours on level of activity and amount of walking involved, which can be found on the tour pages on the website and in our brochures, under ‘Physical Rating’. We grade the tours as follows:

    • Level 1 – A reasonable level of fitness is required, but its more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances.
    • Level 2 – This will involve a little more time on your feet than level 1 tours and may involve a bit more walking or steps.
    • Level 3 – A good level of fitness is required, as around 2-3 hours of walking will be required per day. Other activities such as cycling, may be included and walking longer distances.
    • Level 4 – Level 4 is similar to level 3 but the activities may be of longer duration or a more challenging terrain.
    • Level 5 – You’ll need to be fit and adventurous to participate in these tours as in some cases you will be active for most of the day on tough terrain or have physically demanding activities.

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  • What part of China is the Great Wall in?

    The Great Wall of China stretches from Shanhaiguan on the Bohai Sea to Lop Lake in the Gobi Desert – around 4,000 miles. Most people visit the Great Wall from Beijing.

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  • When are the China Public Holidays?

    China enjoys seven public holidays every year and although attractions, hotels, and transportation are usually open, they can be extremely busy.

    Prices are also normally at a premium so unless you are visiting for the express purpose of experiencing the holiday, these times are generally best avoided.

    Many traditional holidays are based on the lunar calendar so the dates change from year to year. Our tours are designed to accommodate the holidays but talk to our team for the dates in your chosen year if you are concerned.

    Public Holidays in China Dates

    • New Year's Day: 1 Jan
    • Chinese New Year (Spring Festival): late Jan, early Feb
    • Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping): first week in April
    • Labor Day (May Day): 1 May
    • Dragon Boat Festival: early June
    • Mid-Autumn Festival: late September
    • National Day: 1 Oct

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Time Difference - GMT +8 Approx. Flight Time - 10 Hours Visa Required? - Yes Capital City - Beijing Population - 1.4 Billion Dialing Code - +86 Currency - Yuan

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