Spring - a Great Season to Visit China

Spring usually arrives in March and lasts until May. Spring is a comfortable season in China, and this will surely make your trip more pleasant and relaxing. It’s neither freezing cold nor sweltering hot at this time of year, though it is cloudier and rainier than autumn.

Spring is a season of flourishing new life with auspicious connotations in China! During this season, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing, which makes the scenery even more beautiful and interesting.

Another advantage to visiting China in spring is that it is not as crowded and touristy as it is during Chinese New Year, the summer vacation, autumn, or the National Day holiday. You can enjoy your trip more fully and more easily digest this beautiful country without the churning crowds.

Besides these reasons, we have selected some great day trips for your spring excursions, and we are offering a great travel incentive of 10% off the price for trips taken between April 15th and May 15th, 2019. These day trips are provided by Trippest Mini Group Tours, a China Highlights brand offering professional small group day tours in the major cities of China.

Top China Destinations for Spring Excursions

There are many destinations in China that are great choices for spring excursions. Among them, we have chosen the top four destinations for travelers based on our local experience and customers’ choices.

# 1 Beijing Day Tours

Beijing

As capital of both modern and imperial China, Beijing has a long history and rich culture. One of the most famous of the world's wonders, the Great Wall of China, has most of its most visitable sections located around Beijing. Beijing and the Great Wall in spring will be even more beautiful and attractive than at other times of year.

# 2 Shanghai Day Tours

Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the largest metropolises in the world and is attracting more and more visitors. As well as the metropolis, there are many small water towns surrounding Shanghai where you’ll see the traditional local lifestyle and classical Chinese houses and gardens. Spring is the most beautiful season to visit these water towns.

# 3 Guilin Day Tours

Guilin

Guilin’s landscape is said to be the best in the world and spring the best season to visit Guilin. Spring is a mild and rainy season in Guilin, when the mountains and rivers wreathed in mist look just like a traditional Chinese painting.

# 4 Chengdu Day Tours

Chengdu

You can’t miss Chengdu in the spring as you can see the adorable pandas at their most playful and amorous. Enjoy an authentic Sichuan hot pot to combat the humidity. Give yourself a treat and plan a trip to this wonderful city this spring.

Top Things to Do in China for Spring Excursions

# 1 Hike the Great Wall of China

Hike the Great Wall of China

Spring is the best season to hike the Great Wall of China. You’ll not only see the magnificent Great Wall under the blue sky but you'll also have the chance to see blooming flowers decorating the Great Wall, which make it even more charming. If you are a shutterbug, you can’t miss the Great Wall! Get your shutter clicking to record the precious moments you spend on the wall.

Beijing & Great Wall Hiking Tours

Spring Travel Incentive: 10% Rebate One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking

This moderately challenging, 3-hour hike offers breathtaking views of the Great Wall from Simatai West to Jinshanling, snaking along the ridge of the mountains, taking you through crumbling, ancient watch towers along the way.

US$ 113
US$ 126

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Spring Travel Incentive: 10% Rebate Two-Day Beijing Boutique Tour

Two-Day Beijing Boutique Tour

You will see ALL the most important places in Beijing in just 2 days, including the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Great value. No shop detours or tourist traps.

US$ 185
US$ 205

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One-day Beijing Highlights Tour

One-day Beijing Highlights Tour

Skip the lines at the amazing Forbidden City. Appreciate Tian’anmen Square with an insider’s angle. Enjoy 2 hours of Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu with round-way cable car.

US$ 125

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# 2 Visit Water Towns Around Shanghai

Visit Water Towns Around Shanghai

There are many small water towns in East China, especially around Shanghai and Suzhou. These water towns are pearls of quaintness that decorate the ‘Yangtze South’ area. Located in one of the richest areas of China, these water towns preserve traditional Chinese architectures, gardens, artworks, and unique lifestyles. Take a gondola ride along the small canals running through the water towns and discover the stories about each of them.

Shanghai and Water Town Tours

Spring Travel Incentive: 10% Rebate One-day Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Water Town Tour

One-day Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Water Town Tour

A trip to discover two totally different water towns near Shanghai: Zhouzhuang and Jinxi. One is famous and touristy while the other is quiet and peaceful.

US$ 113
US$ 125

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Shanghai Essence and Water Village VIP Day Tour

Shanghai Essence and Water Village VIP Day Tour

Skip the lines at the amazing World Financial Center and view shanghai from on high, then take a sculling boat through Zhujiajiao Water Village.

US$ 115

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One-day Shanghai City Tour

One-day Shanghai City Tour

An insider's trip to discover the city with an expert guide in a small group. Full of juicy details of Shanghai culture and history that you shouldn't miss!

US$ 105

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# 3 Go Biking Alongside the Yulong River in Guilin

Go Biking Alongside the Yulong River in Guilin

As the phrase states, “east or west, Guilin’s scenery is best”, and Yangshuo’s scenery is said to be “the best of the best”. Spring in Yangshuo is as beautiful as a Chinese painting. Take a bicycle or an electric scooter ride along the beautiful countryside paths next to the Yulong River where the water flows silently, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. Everything is so peaceful, harmonious, and perfect.

Recommended Guilin Tours

Spring Travel Incentive: 10% Rebate One-Day Yangshuo and Li River Highlights Tour

One-Day Yangshuo and Li River Highlights Tour

"East or west, Guilin’s scenery is best”, while Yangshuo’s scenery is the best of the best! The key, however, is finding the best way to see all the beautiful landscapes, and that’s what we will show you on this day trip.

US$ 107
US$ 119

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One-Day Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages Tour

One-Day Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages Tour

Hike the Longji Rice Terraced Fields and visit two completely different minority villages. Admire the most beautiful scenery of the terraced fields from different angles and discover the local minority cultures.

US$ 115

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One-Day Guilin City Highlights Tour

One-Day Guilin City Highlights Tour

Walk along the peaceful pathways in an ancient village, feeling the atmosphere of rural life stretching back to imperial times, or discover the secret recipe of the locals’ favorite daily dish — Guilin rice noodles.

US$ 79

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# 4 Visit Pandas in Chengdu

Visit Pandas in Chengdu

Spring is the season of love for pandas and you’ll have the chance to see pandas holding each other and showing their affection for each other. The best destination to visit these black and white bears is, of course, Chengdu. As the top habitat for pandas, Chengdu has the best environment as well as research and protection centers for pandas. Chengdu has more than just pandas, however — you’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious Sichuan cuisine.

Chengdu and Panda Tours

Spring Travel Incentive: 10% Rebate One-Day Chengdu Highlights Tour

One-Day Chengdu Highlights Tour

Chengdu has more than just pandas! You’ll find that the city also has an amazing food culture, over 3,000 years of history, and a unique local lifestyle!

US$ 143
US$ 159

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Half-Day Chengdu Pandas and Hot Pot Tour

Half-Day Chengdu Pandas and Hot Pot Tour

A carefully-designed half-day tour, you’ll enjoy spending time with these black and white bears, exploring the local cuisine-rich culture and the laid-back lifestyle, and having a tasty hot pot.

US$ 139

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One-Day Buddhist Highlights Tour with Leshan Giant Buddha

One-Day Buddhist Highlights Tour with Leshan Giant Buddha

Spend a day away from Chengdu and appreciate the largest Buddha sculpture in the world — the Leshan Giant Buddha.

US$ 169

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