China

From the freezing snows of Harbin in the north, to the tropical rainforests of Hainan Island in the south, China is a land of the most extreme contrasts.

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China Holidays

China is a world unto itself, a country of such scale and diversity that no short description could begin to sum it up. From the freezing snows of Harbin on the northern border with Siberia, to the tropical rainforests of Hainan Island in the South China Sea, this is a land of the most extreme contrasts.

Kenya Safari

Faultless. At all three camps the service was faultless and the staff leaned over backwards to help us.

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Our China Itineraries

China's Eastern Seaboard

Encompassing the provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong and Jiangsu, China’s Eastern Seaboard extends for 1,200 miles between the mouths of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers. This is the country’s most developed and populous region, containing several of its most spectacular cities, including Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing. Yet it is also a region rich in history and, away from the urban centres, great natural beauty.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays

Prices from£2175 pp

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Guangxi and Hunan

Explore the spectacular karst landscapes of Guangxi province before venturing north to the remote and often-overlooked province of Hunan on this guided 9-day tour of south-western China. Taking advantage of a new highway between Longsheng and Fenghuang Ancient Town, you'll visit parts of China far removed from the standard tourist circuit.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2185 pp

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Ancient Villages & Mountains of Anhui

Journey into Eastern China’s most remote and least-developed province, Anhui, to discover ancient Huizhou villages and staggeringly beautiful mountain scenery. This 10-day part-guided tour can be booked as a standalone holiday or as an extension to a larger tour of China’s Eastern seaboard, with Anhui’s dramatic scenery and slower pace of life providing a welcome antidote to the hustle and bustle of China’s megalopolises.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Cultural Holidays
  • Walking and Climbing

Prices from£2145 pp

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The Ancient Tea-Horse Trail

Journey along the legendary tea-horse trail, an ancient trading route connecting West China with Tibet and India, on this 13-day guided tour of Yunnan province. Beginning in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, you’ll travel north to the Tibetan Plateau via the ancient settlements of Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang and Zhongdian, visiting remote villages and taking in stunning mountain scenery along the way.

Destination

  • China

Experience

  • Walking and Climbing
  • Cultural Holidays
  • Honeymoons and Weddings

Prices from£4225 pp

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China By Activity

Additional Information

Visa Requirements

British, EU and US nationals require a visa to enter mainland China. British nationals do not require a visa to enter Hong Kong or Macau.

Visas can be applied for in advance through the China Visa Application Service Centre. To go directly to the website of the Visa Service Centre in London, click here. It is not possible to get a visa on arrival in China.

Application is by post or in person. We strongly recommend applying two months in advance, as turnaround is not normally quick.

Visas to China are costly. For UK citizens, a single-entry visa costs £85. Processing fees from the Visa Application Serice, depending on the application method chosen, in effect double this charge. Expect to pay approximately £150.

If your itinerary involves travel to Tibet, please discuss with our office in advance.

Namibia Safari with Self Drive

We do not have enough superlatives that we can use to express how wonderful the last three weeks have been.

Ian and Susan Gutsell