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Best China Tours 2024/2025: Top Tours for First & Return Trips

No matter whether it is your first China tour or a return trip, the 10 itineraries recommended below will show you China's highlights authentically. They are the best China tours for 2024/25, handpicked for their popularity, variety, exclusive experiences, and good feedback.

These are provided as inspiration and a possible framework for your own tailor-made China tour. Tell us what you would like. Our dedicated one-to-one experts will customize any itinerary to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

Best China Tours for First-Timers

Here are the best China tours for the first-time visits. They are designed based on interests, travel time, or group type. Every tour can be tailor-made according to your needs.

11-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for first-timers
  • Discover the picturesque rural China
8-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Shanghai Highlights Tour
  • A time-smart choice
  • Make your own Terra-Cotta warrior
2-Week Beijing – Xi'an – Zhangjiajie – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for nature lovers
  • Witness the Hallelujah Mountains
11-Day Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai
  • Top family itinerary
  • Experience China's countryside life together
2-Week Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Hong Kong
  • The best choice for foodies
  • Learn to cook the famous Sichuan dishes

Top Recommended Tours for Your Return to China

The China tours below are recommended for returning travelers who would like to explore China more, go farther to the west, get off the beaten path, or have an in-depth experience at previously-visited destinations. Don't hesitate to tell us if you have your own ideas for designing a trip.

12-Day Tour from Xi'an to Kashgar
  • Top China Silk Road Tour
  • Copy a sample mural of Mogao Caves
8-Day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
  • Top itinerary for Xizang (Tibet)
  • Visit the Everest Base Camp
8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour
  • Top tour for China's southwest
  • Visit a shaman of Naxi nationality
8-Day Hohhot–Ordos Tour with Hiking, Camping, and Culture
  • The best one for exploring grassland and desert
  • Nomadic lifestyle and hike on a volcano

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