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Private, Tailor-made China Tours 2022/2023

Private, Tailor-made China Tours 2022/2023

Our China tours are typically private and tailor-made. There is no big bus, no group of strangers, and no fixed itinerary. Unlike other travel agencies who only sell fixed China tour itineraries, we create unique China experiences for you, tailored to your style of travel. We are a tour company based in China, offering you local experiences at local prices.

If you're living or working in China, for your long holidays and short breaks, you can also find some really amazing plans by visiting our China tours for Expats

Most Popular China Tours for 2022/2023

These are our most popular three China tour itineraries, which visit all the classic sights. 80% of first-time travelers start tailoring their China tours from these itineraries. All of the itineraries below can be customized.

China Classic Wonders
China Classic Wonders 11-Day Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
  • the Forbidden City
  • the Great Wall
  • the Terracotta Army
  • the Bund
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Ice and Snow Festival
Land of Pandas 13-Day Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Chengdu –Yangtze Cruise – Shanghai View more
China Natural Wonders Discovery
China Natural Wonders Discovery 14-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Zhangjiajie - Guilin – Shanghai Private Tour View more

China Tours 2022/2023 Planning Tips - Top 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.

To cover all of the above-mentioned destinations, you need about 12 days. For a short China tour of about 8 days, you may consider the first three: Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an.

You may be interested in more unusual China experiences or prefer destinations that are off the beaten path. Our travel consultants, who have explored the country thoroughly, know what to suggest and can help you tailor-make a tour based on your interests.

China Tour with More in 2022/2023

Discover real China with China Highlights exclusive experiences:

Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Explore a "living" Forbidden City
Secrets of the Terracotta Army
Secrets of the Terracotta Army
Make your own terracotta warriors in a disappearing cave dwelling.
China in Progress
China in Progress
Meet old and new China in Shanghai.
100% Real China Caving
100% Real China Caving
Explore a limestone which has never been touched by ordinary tourists.
Hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge
Hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge
Conquer One of the most magnificent gorges in China.
Discover the Life of a Tibetan Lama
Discover the Life of a Tibetan Lama
Visit the Songzanlin Lamasery and a lama's dormitory
Be a Panda Keeper
Be a Panda Keeper
Take care and feed a Giant Panda
Live Life Like a Mongolian Local
Live Life Like a Mongolian Local
Stay with a real herdsman's family in your own traditional yurt
Enjoy the Ice and Snow Festival
Enjoy the Ice and Snow Festival
Play on the ice and snow like a child.
Drive across 'the Sea of Death' — the Taklimakan
Drive across "the Sea of Death" — the Taklimakan
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime road trip across the biggest desert in China.
Whatever you want from your China tour, our travel advisors are ready to help you with 1:1 advice.

About China Highlights

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!"

Best Time to Visit China

For comfortable weather conditions, the best times to visit China are spring (April–May) and autumn (September–October).

For a quiet experience, avoid China's public holidays: National Day holiday (October 1–7) and Chinese New Year Holiday (15 days before and after January 22 in 2023), and school summer holidays in July and August.

For the best prices: visit in the low season from November to December.

best time to visit China

How many days for a classic tour?

For a classic tour, we recommend you spend at least 8 days at the most classic destinations — Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an. Our 8-day Golden Triangle itinerary fits this recommendation perfectly.

Here are recommendations of what to see in the top five China destinations:

how many days for a classic China tour

There are no fixed itineraries for our tours. Our travel advisors can change the itinerary according to your schedule, interests, and budget.

Which city to enter/leave China from?

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

Our tours can start from whichever gateway city you prefer.

How to get a China visa in 2022/2023

Foreign citizens normally need a visa to visit China. We recommend you apply for your China visa one to 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 more on China Visa Requirements and China Travel Restrictions

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The China Highlights Experience

1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made by your personal travel advisor — a destination expert. Every reply will be within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

Enjoy your personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have unparalleled flexibility, which is impossible on a group tour.

Well-Selected Local Guides

Well-Selected Local Guides

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive — your personal local guides will share interesting stories, insider information, and even create unexpected highlights!

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

China Highlights tailor-makes China tours to help travelers discover China their way. We're a passionate team of one hundred avid travelers who love to share our knowledge of China with those looking for a more authentic travel experience, more ...
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