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Experience Authentic China with Tailor-made China Tours

Are you planning your China trip? If you are looking for a one-stop service and an authentic experience, we are a good choice.

We are local Chinese travel experts — we only do China, and do it well. We know which sections of the Great Wall are best for exploring by which travelers, the hidden routes to explore the Forbidden City while avoiding the crowds, and the most authentic Peking duck that the locals favor.

Unlike the foreign travel agencies who just resell tours, we create unique China experience.

 They were an excellent organization to deal with right from the start. Prompt and comprehensive responses to our questions, their standard pre-tour material is very comprehensive. They are able to customize almost anything you want and most importantly, perhaps, they did exactly what they said they would do... read more - review by Bruce from Canada

Top 2019 China Tour Itineraries

Get inspired with our best China tour itineraries! Our sample tours provide some idea of what it is like to travel with us, but you are the key element in our tours. They are typically private with no strangers to standardize for. So, we can tailor-make our tours for each client, with flexible itineraries and arrangements. Don’t like museums? Wish to add one more day in relaxing Guilin? We are glad to work with you to create your own ideal China travel experience. .

11 days Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Shanghai Tour

China's Classic Wonders

11 days in Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, and Shanghai

This is a private tour that takes you through China's ancient glory to its ambitious modernity, and through China's spectacular landscapes. Get to know China in 11 days!

8 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai private tour

The Golden Triangle

Our 8 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai private tour

This is our most popular itinerary for a first China trip. Our time-smart schedule will allow you to discover the three major tourist cities of China at a relaxed pace.

13 Days Private Tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze Cruise , Shanghai

A Close Encounter with Pandas

13 Days Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Chengdu –Yangtze Cruise – Shanghai

The historical heritage sites, natural scenery, and adorable giant pandas, making an ideal tour for first-time visitors who are panda fans or those traveling with children.

The Top 5 Places to Visit

Below are the best 5 places to visit for your first, or second, tour to China. We can customize a unique tour for you to include any of these places or anywhere else in China you are interested in.

  • #1 Beijing — Beijing, China's capital city for over 700 years, is a vibrant blend of historic and progressive grandeur.
  • #2 Xi'an — Xi'an is to China as Rome is to Europe. Discover ancient Chinese civilization at the Terracotta Army and in the ancient city.
  • #3 Shanghai — Shanghai is China’s New York. It offers the best view of modern China. The impressive skyline and bustling economy show you the forefront of China's development.
  • #4 Guilin — Guilin’s is famous for its relaxing picturesque countryside. Its limestone landscapes are the Chinese image of scenic beauty.
  • #5 Chengdu — You should not miss Chengdu’s pandas, especially if you are traveling with children.

Find more inspiration from the Top 10 China Travel Destinations.

China travel map of top 5 places to visit

Have an Excellent China Trip — the Time Smart Way

sunset over karst mountains We choose the best times for you to capture China's beautiful scenery

“When is the best time to visit China?” From our decades in the China travel industry, we advise as follows:

Generally speaking, China's cultural and historical attractions are good for visiting all year around. Weather-wise, the best times to visit China are spring (April–May) and autumn (September–October).

Our tour schedules are flexible. Hate the idea of climbing the Great Wall on a rainy day? Visit the Forbidden City instead, and see the Great Wall on a clearer day.

Our guides are flexible. They are happy to change your itinerary with you to ensure you have the best China experience possible. Start creating your trip

How Many Days to Stay — We Recommend at Least 8

great wall hiking Enjoy walking the Great Wall at your own pace

Who would want to travel half the world only to spend 20 rushed minutes on the Great Wall? We suggest you take at least 8 days for your China trip to see a spectrum of the highlights well, instead of only scratching the surface.

To discover more of China, like its magical natural landscapes, you will need a few more days.

Top China Gateway Cities

The most popular China gateway cities are Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, with huge international airports and plentiful attractions.

China Visas in 2019

Foreign citizens will normally need a visa to visit China.  We recommend you apply for your China visa one or two months before your travel date. Applying for a visa with the help of a visa company may save you a lot of hassle. See China visa requirement for your China tours in 2019 with China Highlights. 

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