China Escorted Tours
We doubt there are many places in the world that you can visit which combine the old with the new so eloquently as the Mystic East, and you'll discover this too when you embark on your escorted tour to China. Aside from its modernity of skyscrapers and designer showrooms, slide off the tourist trail and you’ll come face to face with the legends and myths of The Forbidden City, stretch your legs with a bracing walk across The Great Wall and be taken aback by the charms of China’s best preserved walled town of Pingyáo.
There is so much to see and do whilst on China escorted tours that it maybe wise to schedule your time carefully in order to fit everything in. Trek your way around Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yúnnán, pop your head in the sky as you climb Huáng Shãn, stare in awe at the motionless ranks of the Terracotta Warriors when in Xían or lose yourself in Hangzhou – which the locals call 'Paradise On Earth'!
Top 3 Cities You Must Visit:
If you’re looking for ideas on where to visit whilst on your China escorted tour, perhaps our Top 3 may help…
You may at first be overwhelmed by this awesome city but power through this as you’ll find many wonderful things to see and do whilst exploring. Head up Victoria Peak
on the tram for some unbeatable views of the harbour and city, stock up souvenirs with a visit to the Temple Street Market
, enjoy high tea at the Peninsula and get up close to mysticism with a visit to the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple
– one of the most interesting places in the whole city.
China’s biggest city, Shanghai, definitely deserves to feature high on your list of cities to visit whilst on your escorted tour of China as it combines the cultures of the East and West. For a slice of modernity, head over to Pudong Economic Zone
for stunning night scenes of the Huangpu River
. The Bund
is worth a visit too as it is a living museum showcasing its collection of colonial architecture. Other grand sights to add to your itinerary are Yuyuan Garden
, the Jade Buddha Temple
, Grand Theatre
and not forgetting cruises along the Huangpo River.
Many of you may not already know this but Beijing has been China’s capital city for over 700 years and is home to some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past. The most famous of these remnants is of course, The Great Wall and the Forbidden City which is one of the largest and most complex of imperial palaces. A tour by rickshaw through the Hutongs
will give you a glimpse of old Beijing. Mixed with the old is an element of the new with the amazing Olympic Village consisting of the Bird’s Nest Stadium
and Water Cube
as well as the stunning shopping malls of Wangfujing Street
If you prefer the more rural things in life, never fear as China escorted tours provides this as well as its vibrant cities and towns. Gaze out at the epic grasslands of Inner Mongolia
or squint at the peaks of the Himalayas
, cycle between the fairy-tale karst pinnacles of Yángshuo
, soak up the tranquility of the Yuányáng Rice Terraces
of Yúnnán and when it all gets a bit much, just chill out on the beaches of Hăinán Island
Things You Can Do On Your China Escorted Tour:
• Wander round peaceful pagoda gardens
• Explore ancient temples in Beijing
• Enjoy a train journey to Suzhou
• Take a bracing walk along The Great Wall
• Step into the Forbidden City
• Absorb the atmosphere of Tianamen Square
• Cruise along Guilin's Li River
• Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River
• See the beautiful pandas
Beijing is the capital of China and boasts some impressive superlatives. Among the must-sees on China holidays are the Forbidden City (the world's largest palace complex), the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square, the largest in the world. It's also an ideal base from which to explore the Great Wall.
Described as a dynamic metropolis where East meets West, Hong Kong is undoubtedly the most westernised city in China. For incredible views over the famous skyline, take the Peak Tram to the Peak, then admire the skyscraper symphony of lights from Victoria Harbour, or visit the 250-tonne Giant Buddha.
With its sci-fi skyscrapers and shopping complexes it's no surprise that Shanghai is billed as the most westernised city in China after Hong Kong. On escorted China tours, stroll through the colonial past on the Bund by Huangpu River, enjoy the peace of Yu Garden and shop on bustling Nanjing Street.
Whether you want to walk the Great Wall of China or see endangered giant pandas, for many China tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience. Coach holidays to this fascinating country mean that no matter where you travel to, you'll be well looked after from start to finish.