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China Holidays

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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

Top China Holidays

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

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.

Discover our Tailor-made Tours
  • Create your perfect itinerary
  • Travel around any way you like
  • Immerse in local life with private guides
  • 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.

  • Discover Great Wall of China
    Great Wall of China

    China’s most iconic sight, the Great Wall of China winds its way through the stark landscapes of north China for over 4,000 miles.

  • Discover Terracotta Warriors
    Terracotta Warriors

    Perhaps the world's greatest archaeological site, a huge subterranean necropolis home to thousands of figures

  • Discover Giant Pandas
    Giant Pandas

    The centre of China’s conservation efforts, set up to resemble the mountain and forest regions in north Sichuan.

  • Discover Li River Cruise
    Li River Cruise

    Enjoy a magical cruise lined with striking jagged karst peaks and lush, pastoral scenes.

  • Discover Yangtze River Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise

    Cruising the mighty Yangtze helps you to discover China's history, scenery and culture from a new perspective.

  • Discover Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square

    The vast expanse of Tiananmen Square covers over 100 acres making it one of the largest public squares in the world.

  • Discover The Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City boasts over 180 acres of exquisite and ornate traditional Chinese palatial architecture.

  • Discover Wulong National Park
    Wulong National Park

    A wonderland of naturally formed stone bridges, narrow gorges and limestone formations,

  • Discover Huangpu River Cruise
    Huangpu River Cruise

    one of Shanghai's many busy highways, always full of trading ships, tourist boats and traditional sampans.

  • Discover The Temple of Heaven
    The Temple of Heaven

    A complex of magnificent religious buildings set within the 267 hectares of the Temple of Heaven Park.

  • Discover The Grand Buddha of Leshan
    The Grand Buddha of Leshan

    The largest stone-carved and tallest pre modern statue in the world sitting peacefully over the confluence of three rivers.

  • Discover Longsheng Rice Terraces
    Longsheng Rice Terraces

    Carved into the mountainsides that tower above the Heping River, the Longsheng rice terraces swoop and whirl their way along the hills.

  • Discover The Summer Palace
    The Summer Palace

    Built in 1750 as a summertime playground for the royal family the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese landscaping.

  • Discover Potala Palace
    Potala Palace

    Lhasa's principal landmark, the Potala Palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama.

  • Discover Nine Villages Valley
    Nine Villages Valley

    One of China's most beautiful secrets dotted with traditional Tibetan villages with striking alpine scenery.

  • Discover Zhangjiajie

    endowed with striking natural beauty, its dramatic pinnacles a distinctive feature of the Chinese landscape.

  • Discover Huanglong

    Renowned for its cascade of colourful pools and natural ponds that tumble down a beautiful valley.

  • Discover Stone Forest
    Stone Forest

    Covering over 300 kilometres, the towering karst pinnacles of the Stone Forest create a mysterious illusion of woodland.

  • Discover Mt Everest Base Camp
    Mt Everest Base Camp

    Located under the gaze of its north face, on the Tibet side, the sweeping views of Everest and its massif are unsurpassed.

  • Discover Mt Emei
    Mt Emei

    A stunning peaks famous for it’s spectacular views, Buddhist history and unique biodiversity.

  • Discover Lama Temple
    Lama Temple

    The Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple, is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.

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.

  • Discover Beijing

    China’s capital, home to many must-see sights, such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and the gateway to the Great Wall.

  • Discover Shanghai

    A gleaming modern city with towering skyscrapers, a vibrant nightlife and vast shopping malls frames the charming historical Bund district.

  • Discover Xi'an

    The historic gateway to the Silk Road, today Xian is a modern city surrounded by the ancient city walls and famous for the Terracotta Warriors.

  • Discover Chengdu

    Known as the home of the giant panda and China's most laid back and charming city, Chengdu is also the gateway to China's west.

  • Discover Guilin

    The beauty of the Guilin’s landscape, lazy rivers meandering amongst towering limestone peaks, has inspired poets and artists for centuries.

  • Discover Tibet

    Set high on the roof of the world and guarded by the planet’s highest peaks, Tibet is a place shrouded in magic and mystery.

  • Discover The Yangtze River
    The Yangtze River

    Winding its way through mountains, gorges and fertile plains, the Yangtze has played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China.

  • Discover The Silk Road
    The Silk Road

    The Silk Road has long stirred the imagination with tales of camel caravans and swashbuckling adventurers.

  • Discover Chongqing

    Chongqing forms a peninsula of city life, surrounded by mountain scenery. The gateway for Yangtze cruises and breathtaking Wulong Karst National Geology Park

  • Discover Hong Kong
    Hong Kong

    Asia's most cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong dazzles with its intoxicating east meets west vibe and unique legacy of British colonialism and Chinese culture.

  • Discover Kunming

    Nicknamed the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ Kunming and the gateway to the Shilin Stone Forest, Kunming basks in its wonderfully mild climate and cosmopolitan atmosphere

  • Discover Lhasa

    Tibet’s capital sits in a stark valley ringed by towering snow-capped mountains. Despite modern development, Lhasa still retains that magical, mystical atmosphere

  • Discover Pingyao

    The historic city of Pingyao, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is most famous for its fabulously preserved ancient city wall.

  • Discover Macao

    From its Portuguese-Chinese heritage to its vibrant food scene, Macao has established itself as one of Asia's most fascinating destinations.

  • Discover Hainan

    China's tropical beach getaway, the balmy island of Hainan is a paradise of golden beaches, swaying palms and azure waters.

Our National Escorts in China

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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Our China Holiday Reviews

Awards are all well and good, but it's our customer feedback that means the most to us. We're proud that so many of our customers would be happy to recommend us to their friends and family - that's all the accolade we need.

  • Everything was brilliant from start to finish. The guide Hoffman was a real treasure. He was so calm and pleasant and he was so attentive to everyone’s needs. The trip itself was fantastic, showing everything I wanted to see and do in China.
  • The Wendy Wu team took care of us from the moment we arrived....our National Escort Jay went above and beyond the call of duty, nothing was too much trouble. Transport was 1st class and the sights were just breath taking. Our next trip will be with Wendy Wu without a doubt.
  • We had a superb holiday. Gary, the National Escort, was super, friendly, funny and so welcoming, going way beyond what we would have expected. The food was excellent and the level of organisation was superb.
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Our Awards

  • British Travel Awards 2020 - Best Escorted
  • British Travel Awards 2020 - Best Holiday Company to East and Central Asia
  • British Travel Awards 2020 - Best Holiday Company to Southeast Asia
  • Globe Travel Award Winner 2020
  • Silver Travel Advisor - Awards Winner 2018

Winner of Best Specialist Tour Operator 11 years running at the Globe Travel Awards, the 'Oscars of the Travel Industry'. Multiple award winners at the British Travel Awards, the most influential poll of consumer opinion in travel.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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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