China Winter Holiday Tours 2022
Winter in China doesn't have to mean boring or cold! Imagine fairy worlds of ice and snow, skiing, mountain snow scenes, sunshine and beaches, tropical rainforest, stunning Tibetan plateau scenery... Get more winter vacation ideas here!
Our recommended china winter tours below will help your plan a memorable winter break in China. Feel free to tell us your requirements and interests. Our experienced travel advisors are ready to tailor-make the ideal china winter holiday for you.
Harbin Ice Festival Tours
Harbin is always the top choice if you are a big fan of ice and snow. The Ice and Snow Festival is held from late December to late February every year. Check out our suggested winter tours including Harbin Ice and Snow Festival and attractive destinations near Harbin. We are happy to tailor-make any of them to create your fairytale winter tour.
- Harbin Ice & Snow Festival
- China Snow Town
China Skiing Tours
Although China is not a classic country for skiing and winter sport, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games makes us keenly expectant about China's skiing future. The skiing tours below, including top recommended ski resorts: Yabuli Club Med, Taiwoo Town in Zhangjiakou (one of the 2022 Winter Olympics venues), and Bipenggou near Chengdu, will satisfy your desires for skiing in China.
- Yabuli Ski Resort action
- Jilin Rime Island tranquility
Warm Winter-Escape Tours
If you would like to have a warm winter break, we would take you to the deep south of China. Have fun with a sailboat on the tropical ocean, walk with an elephant in the rainforest, or enjoy the warm sunshine on the Yunnan highlands. Just tell us what would interest you for a winter escape. We will customize a trip according to your schedule and interests.
- Hobie sailboat experience
- Private beach
Winter Scenery Tours
Some scenery belongs to winter alone. Sometimes beauty appears when most people leave. Come with us to appreciate stunning wintry views. The recommended tours below will motivate those of you who love the unique landscapes of winter to pack for a winter break.
- Halleluyah Mountain in silver coat
- The world's longest glass-bottomed bridge
- Sunrise and sunset, rocks and a sea of clouds
- Escape to Rural Utopia - Bishan
- Glacier and hot spring
- Sichuan hot pot
- Encounter Adorable Pandas
- Unlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces
- Ancient Chinese architectures
- Great gorges scenery
- Isolated minority villages
- Tea Horse Road Hiking
- Explore Mulan's Movie Home
- Feel the History of Gulangyu Island
Travel-Smart China Winter Tours
Winter is the low season for most China tours. Touring China during the low season may be just the thing for you. Fewer (or no) tourist crowds, affording better hotels and flights, or unique winter scenery, festivities, and activities could be what interest you.
- Explore China's past, present, and future
- Visualize the Terracotta Warriors coming alive
- Experience a high-speed train ride
- A full exploration of China's classic sights
- Enjoy a night on the Great Wall
- Relaxing in China's countryside
- Feed a lovely giant panda
- Explore China's classic sights
- Relax on a Yangtze River cruise
China Winter Destinations
The destinations below are recommended for your winter tours. If you haven't found your ideal tour above, here are more options for each destination:
Winter Travel Tips
China is a vast country, and the weather in winter varies greatly from north to south, east to west. In summary, it is cooler (cold) weather with much less rain. If you like it drier and not hot, winter might be preferable for you, as it is the driest time of the year all over China, particularly in the north, where a few snow flurries are all you'll get. Read more
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Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Successful Trip to Beijing from Shanghai Shortly after Lockdown
As always, Monica has helped us with all the travel arrangements, planned our trip and followed up with us during the whole travel. It was challenging coming from Shanghai to Beijing shortly after the massive lockdown so we appreciated this attention a lot. It was too hot, so first day in the Forbidden City was a challenge but Ivy was helping us find as much shade as possible. We also visited Mutianyu Great Wall section, Temple of Heaven, Universal Studios, Summer Palace, Olympic Site and went on Hutong tour. Even though it might seem a lot, our small children managed well and loved everything about this trip. Ivy was very flexible with the length of explanations and rerouting our travel depending on temperate and tiredness. Overall, it was a success and we will for sure travel again with China Highlights. more