China’s main draws that exceed other countries are in size, depth, and variety. It has the world’s richest breadth of culture, most varied and spectacular natural wonders, and most impressive architectural feats.
In 2016 the time has come for more creative China tours. There are more attractions, more high-end hotel options, and more high-speed rail options than ever. Insisting on high-quality services, we are proud to present our ever best-selling China tour packages, themed tours, and special interest travel products.
We’ve also provided some Smart Travelers' Tips to get you started on planning (see below).
These packages are the top choices of 10,000+ groups in 2015, choose one to start your first trip to China or create a trip to meet your needs.
Build your China tour on your particular interests, such as a close encounter with a panda, feasting on Chinese cuisine, or shooting the amazing landscapes.
Trending destinations that you should visit before the crowds pour in:
China’s top tourist cities to visit:
China is a vast country with at least five climate zones, so there’s no perfect period suitable for all regions. We recommend asking your personal China Highlights travel advisor for suggestions, or seeing our information on your intended destinations.
Generally, temperatures are most comfortable in May, September and October. Now the choice is yours: flowers blooming, hot sunshine, autumn hues, or snow scenes. Read more on Best Times to Visit China.
Avoid China’s major holidays (unless you want to take part in the celebrations), as transport and tourist areas are packed and prices for hotels at least double.
Typically Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou are the first choice as gateways to China, but now Chengdu’s airport offers a number of useful connections to the U.S., Europe, and Australasia, opening up western China in a single direct flight.
Generally speaking, China is a safe country to travel around, and most people you meet are friendly, honest, and trustworthy. China Highlights’ knowledge and flexibility will help you avoid any trouble.
Most tourists need to apply for a China visa in advance. China Highlights can help with an invitation letter for those who book with us, and usually a China visa can be issued in 7–14 working days.
Good news! At the end of 2015, 16 cities of China are 3-day visa-free (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, Guilin, Xi'an, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Wuhan, Tianjin, Harbin, and Nanjing). Take a short China tour alongside a trip to another country! See more on China’s Visa-Free Cities.
China Highlights arranges this key permit for our customers and delivers it to the last stop before Tibet. For more see The Tibet Entry Permit.
Air quality in large China cities is worse than in Western cities, but it is being controlled, particularly in Beijing and other tourist cities, usually ranging from a tolerable nuisance to quite good.
It’s very different to a Chinese takeaway! You can taste many new flavors and dishes in China, from spicy tofu to yak fat tea. If you travel with us we will take you to the best and cleanest restaurants, serving authentic local flavors. We’re flexible and able to adjust to any eating requirements you have.
We suggest booking your tour as early as possible, to avoid price rises related to exchange rates, fuel surcharges, etc. However, we can make last-minute reservations, and will always try to the best of our ability to make your travel arrangements happen.
China Highlights not only designs and tailors itineraries to your needs, but also offers the flexibility to adapt if your circumstances or ideas change. You can even make changes during the tour, and our consultancy is free of charge. Only third party expenses incurred by China Highlights due to changes are charged to the customer.