New China Tours | Spotlight Experiences of Morden China
"New China" is an exclusive series of experiences to show you what is happening now in the technology scene in China.
There is more to discover behind the piles of critics and regular tourist spots.
We've captured some of the most interesting scenarios for you. These trips are designed to offer deeper insights into a new China.
Beyond the forest of ancient palaces, Beijing is now transforming from an imperial walled capital to a modern metropolis where people are living a faster and smarter life.
Hotpot, Fun and Robots
Duration: 2~3 Hours
Ever wonder how a robot kitchen run the top hotpot chain in China? Discover China's first AI hotpot restaurant in Beijing with us.
Before feast your palate on the tasty soup, learn to know how the smart manless system works smoothly from allocating, serving to cleaning to make a dream kitchen. By the way, they're also good at taking care of hungry waiting diners, you may find some fun and surprises there.
Your guide, who is a local born and bred Beijinger, will uncover the profound changes on social life during the past decades and mind-blowing achievements nowadays.
Join in and discover the new Beijing under its medieval skin.
As a muse for a capital of the future for many directors and scriptwriters, Shanghai shows the rising side of China's aesthetic ideas and technological potential.
Cutting-edge Drones and the World's Biggest Starbucks Reserve Roastery
Duration: 2 Hours
With century-old lanes on the left and the planet's second highest skyline on the right, the magic of Shanghai is like sci-fi scenes coming to life.
Learn how Shanghai has become a fertile ground for China's independent startup industry, by visiting DJI and having fun with the world's leading drone. Get to know about a China unicorn's road to success and their cutting-edge technology (a unicorn is a startup valued at $1B).
After that, transfer to the world's biggest Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where via phone you can watch an animated version of what is inside the cask before they are whisked through copper pipes to the coffee bars.
Starbuck's first in-store augmented reality experience is jointly developed with Alibaba's AI lab. Your guide will show you more surprises and tell you the stories behind the two company.
Discovery China's Industry Giants in the Front Line
Duration: 2 Hours
Shanghai is a fertile ground for China's independent enterprises. Get deep insights into and firsthand factory experience of industry giants.
BYD Auto Factory Visit (90 minutes): Throughout years of rapid growth, BYD has established over 30 industrial parks across six continents and has played a significant role in industries related to electronics, automobiles, new energy and rail transit.
Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation Visit (90 minutes): Baosteel group is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in the Baosteel Tower in Pudong. It is the most competitive steelmaker in China.
SAIC Volkswagen Factory Visit (60 minutes): As Volkswagen's first joint venture in China in 1984, Shanghai Volkswagen, now SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) Volkswagen is now the largest auto manufacturing base in China, charting China's auto industry's development from small to large.
Note that it will be group tour, there are specific conditions of visiting time (weekends and public holidays) and visitor numbers. Inquire for more details.
Transforming from a rural fishing village to China's silicon valley in an incredible speed, Shenzhen is more than an urban Cinderella tale, it is the microcosm of China's thriving.
The 4th Tallest Building and Largest Electronic Market in the World
Duration: 2 Hours
Nowhere else has quite as potent a combination of low manufacturing costs, anything-goes attitude entrepreneurs and sheer speed. Visiting the world's largest electronic market will give you a glimpse of the city's potentials.
The market sells everything from the tiniest screws to a complete set of devices, fake of US products and latest cutting-edge creations. You could buy all you need here to build your own smartphone, or thousands of them. Go inside this high-tech dazzle and find out what $50 can buy, get inspired and communicate with some of the best mind in the country if you want.
Discover how this place attracts the most inventors like a magnet and learn to know how it is changing the new china from copycats to innovation.
Besides the west lake and water town, Hangzhou as the home to Alibaba and a city without cash is now its new name card. Living in Hangzhou in many ways is like living in the future.
Alibaba and Its Future Empire
Duration: 2 Hours
When Alipay's trend of no-cash sweeping over the world and its founder Jack Ma become a household name, you should see what is really happening to the nest city where Ali dream are made of. One of Alibaba's innovations was that they truly building an ecosystem for a range of industries:
Ali set up series of smarter and faster stores including future hotel, supermarket and book store in Hangzhou. Today you will visit Ali's self-construction mall and shop in its offline retail store Hema, which functions through robots, apps and overhead conveyor belts.
They launched smart "ET Brain" in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, and traffic and city management. Capture some funny facts and learn how the brain works to reduce the time from accident to hospital by 15% and improve traffic.
This tour may give you the down-to-earth facts that how Ali is changing its home, Hangzhou and China.
Olivia Tian, a sunshine tour guide!
In October, my friend Amy booked a tour with Chinahighlights, Olivia Tian was our guide in Beijing, she is such a sweet n happy person to be around, not only she gave us the best guide service, also very accommodating, alter the plan as per our interest, took us to very local shopping n food district. Above all, she takes awesome pics, very patient!! Thank you so much for such pleasant 5 days in BJ, look forward to see you when we are back in China, Olivia!!more
Dec 2023, Venture216019
One whole of a good experience !
Kevin was always making flexible arrangements for us making sure we meet our needs. Kevin also walked us to our desired restaurant daily making sure all are well before he left. Kudos to the whole team. Highly recommend ?more
Dec 2023, Cornelius C
China is Amazing Wonders that do not stop coming at you.Great country
Great job,Loved every minute of it,Ethan did an amazing job,True Ambassador of China,Just like the Chinese people,Friendly, dignified and hardworking,Very happy.China Highlights exceeded expectations and then some,I will never even think of travelling with another company.more
Dec 2023, Philip Sardar /Maps10321171537
Wonderful trip to Beijing and Xian
Had a great trip to bejing n xian. Our guide lily liu is so well versed in english and we have no worry here at all. We managed to dine in great halal restaurants though out our trip. Highly reccomended to all muslims travellers.more
Dec 2023, Efen Reyes
Great experience, highly recommended!
Additionally, she helped me with all my personal needs like getting a SIM card, finding an ATM, shopping, dining, checking in at the train station, hotel, suggested a couple additional very entertaining art events. Was also punctual and spoke good English.more
Nov 2023, Wayne S.
Excellent tour with Tom from China Highlights
We used China Highlights for the 3 days of our Beijing trip. Tom was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgable with excellent English. He was able to accommodate changes to our tour at short notice, allowing us to make the most of our limited time. Couldn’t recommend highly enoughmore
Nov 2023, Ross
Wow this tour was honestly the best tourI have ever taken! Our guide Simon Yao was simply superb! His English was excellent and he was very easy to talk to. He was personable and friendly but not overpowering or overbearing. Very knowledgeable about history. Thankfully the weather was good so we were not super hot !Finally at the wall we were amazed by it's beauty and grandeur. It really is something and pictures don't do it justice.more
Nov 2023, Annika M
Excellent two day visit to Great Wall
Our guide ‘Mark’ was incredible. So friendly, knowledgable and funny. The itinerary was perfect, we got to see two different parts of the Great Wall (one of which at night which was magical) and our hotel stay in Gubei was wonderful. Highly recommend to anybody visiting Beijingmore
Nov 2023, James_Wolstenholme
Great Experience from start to finish!
Jack was my guide and his local knowledge and English skills were fantastic. He was punctual, friendly and willing to flex as we went about our tour. Couldn’t recommend China Highlights more!more
Nov 2023, Scott Smith
Helen in Beijing - thanks for paying great attention to details, for your small surprises for the children every day, for selecting amazing restaurants, and leading wonderful walking tours. Your cheerfulness added to our enjoyment.more
Nov 2023, Kamila
Great day out with Mark, thanks China Highlights!
We did a 1 day private tour with China Highlights to see Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Communication was great throughout - from trip planning/booking with Roger and from our guide Mark who contacted us the day before to confirm meet up time/location. Avoided a lot of the queues and definitely learned quite a bit of history from our guide Mark…thanks again! No language barriers/issues…highly recommended.more
Nov 2023, ykeezy
China Three (3) Cities Tours
To the tour guides, Ethan, Jason and Tony, you guys have made my visit an awesome and memorable experience. All the tour guides spoke english and communicated very effectively. They are knowledgeable about all the sites visited including, Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Panda Breeding and Research Center, Leshan Giant Buddha, Hallelujah Mountains, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge, and Tianmen Mountain. The tour guides ensured I got the most out of my time I stayed in the various cities Beijing, Chengdu and Zhangjiajie.more
Nov 2023, Kadar
13 days in China
We booked a 13 day’s tour of China with China Highlights. Our travel advisor, Ms Leah Zhou organised an itinerary that suited what we wanted. She was really helpful and patient will all our needs. Leah helped us organised our 30th Wedding Anniversary Dinner and my 60th Birthday celebration?? in Beijing. For this to be possible, she had to liaise with our guide in Beijing. The flowers and cake were a real surprise. My husband and I, were really touched at the good service provided by China Highlights and Ms Leah Zhou. Thank you China Highlights and Ms Leah Zhou for your constant care of your customers. I will certainly recommend China Highlights to my friends.more
Nov 2023, Eda Adams
Perfect Beijing experience
Covering all major sights our exploration of Beijing and surroundings was flawless guided by Lily, along with her knowledgeable and balanced information on Chinas culture and history. In particular, Lily was able to adjust the tour according to personal preferences, e.g. focus on photography, as well as suggesting additional activities like an impressive authentic artistic show. I highly recommend China Highlights as China tour operator and Lily Liu as excellent guide regarding the Beijing area.more
Nov 2023, Perfect Beijing experience
Our first trip to Beijing
Our tour guide was Lucy Yubo. She was awesome. Very friendly, informative and passionate about her job. We really enjoyed her company and guidance.more
Nov 2023, Sreelatha Reddy
Anne and Bob’s tour of Beijing
We did the China Highlights tour of Beijing with our excellent guide Mark and his driver. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Beijing highlights including the Lama Temple, the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Lama Temple. The Summer Palace with the boat ride and the Garden of Virtue and Harmony were memorable also and the Mutianyu Great Wall was a highlight. We were impressed with Mark as a guide. He knew his history and he was kind and thoughtful. He took us to some excellent restaurants and we were introduced to some beautiful food. We enjoyed his company and will always remember him.more
Nov 2023, BendigoBob
Excellent end to end service
Helen is a positive, full of knowledge, experienced guide.She provided us an implacable service abd experience for 3 days .Highly recommendedmore
Nov 2023, Sariel Engel
Amazing Beijing Tour with Risa!
Risa gave us a wonderful tour of the city! She thoroughly explained the cultuaral importance of each exhibit while also educating us on the Chinese culture. Appreciated having this wonderful Beijing trip with Risa:)more
Nov 2023, Angelica M.
Amazing Beijing Tour With Risa!
We were very kindly received in Beijing by our tour guide Risa. She gave us a very thorough tour of the city and showed us wonderful places, while also explaining the important history/culture of China! Very beautiful city filled with many things to do and full of culture! This was very well planned and made it very easy for us to visit the city and foreigners:) Thank you Risa!more
Nov 2023, Angelica M
Do Beijing like a local
They organised my trip very quickly and efficiently. On the day, Anna was very friendly to me, my mum and my baby. Very accommodating to our needs. The car was immaculately clean and very comfortable. We visited everything we initially wanted and more. Also, Anna took us to the best meal we had in China. It makes a difference to have a local choosing the dishes!more
Nov 2023, Natali A