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China Tours

A colossal country in every sense of the word. China is truly vast, home to over 1.4 billion people and a staggering landscape that encompasses jagged mountains, emerald-green rice terraces, sprawling deserts and tumbling canyon gorges.

Skyscraper-filled cities such as Beijing and Shanghai showcase a ceaseless thirst for modernity, but don’t think that China’s heritage and history are forgotten relics. In the world’s oldest continuous civilisation, you’ll find century-old monasteries and castles, elegant colonial architecture and staggering wonders including the mighty Terracotta Army and Great Wall.

Join our small group China tours and enjoy this ancient country’s millennia-spanning history,...   Read More
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Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.

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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
All-inclusive comfort
Get more value with all-inclusive trips featuring top-rated restaurants and hotels.
Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

 

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Our China Tour Leaders

China has an abundance of historic and cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. With their in-depth knowledge, our China tour leaders will ensure you gain a deeper appreciation of this special country, with tour groups limited to a maximum of 18 participants.

Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Colette Stubbings
Living a transitory lifestyle whenever I’ve had the means to do so has become a source of personal inspiration, mindfulness, growth and exchange.…
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Nicole Boycott
I have been passionate about travel my whole life because it allows you to immerse yourself in a different world. Travel has inspired me to pursue studies…
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Pam Schewe
Pam spent many years working in radio broadcasting in Vancouver but decided that instead of working in order to travel, she would be much happier…
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Where To Go In China
Our small group China tours give you a taste of this country’s modern wonders and ancient treasures. Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, gaze upon the Terracotta Army in Xian, cruise down the mighty Yangtze, and hike along a section of the Great Wall. There’ll also be ample opportunities to explore China’s futuristic megacities and see a few of its lesser-visited locations.

 

Shanghai
Ultra-modern yet steeped in history. Shanghai offers a dizzying mix of designer shopping malls, fine art galleries, fabulous restaurants and a traditional old city of winding lanes and temples.
Beijing
Beijing is China’s ever-expanding capital city. Yet beyond the skyscraper skyline, you’ll find century-old hutongs (alleyways), ancient temples, family-run noodle shops and the fabled Forbidden City.
Luoyang
The cradle of Chinese civilization. Luoyang was once the capital of 13 dynasties. Today, it’s a gateway to famous sights including the Longmen Grottoes and the Shaolin Temple — birthplace of Kungfu.
Xian
Xian is where China’s breathtaking history is spectacularly revealed. See the 7,000-strong Terracotta Army, explore the buzzing Muslim Quarter and stand before the impressive Ming-era city wall.
Pingyao
A trip to Pingyao takes you to China’s glorious ancient past. Highlights include its ancient city walls (dating from 1370), The Temple of the City God and strolling along its lantern-lined streets.
Guilin
Surreal limestone karsts, lush green scenery and sparkling lakes and rivers. The attractive city of Guilin is an easy place to relax and showcases some of China’s most majestic natural scenery.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you need a visa to travel to China?

All foreign nationals visiting mainland China are required to apply for an entry visa through the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General.

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Is China safe?

China is considered a safe country and violence is rare. The main threat travellers need to be wary of is pickpocketing. Thefts often take place on buses and trains, so personal possessions should be kept close to hand. Scams are also common in China. Be especially careful when buying unpriced goods, and double-check any cash you receive from vendors (there’s a lot of counterfeit bills in circulation). Travellers are also advised to be cautious when crossing roads — motorists often disregard pedestrians’ right of way on marked crossings, and vehicles are even allowed to turn in to or out of the road when traffic lights are green.

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When is the best time to visit China?

As you might expect from a country so huge, China’s climate is highly varied. Overall, the best time to visit China is spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) when temperatures are most likely to be warm and pleasant. The weather in summer (June-August) can be stifling, while winter (November-March) is often incredibly cold — especially in northern parts of the country.

 

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

Name:
COLETTE STUBBINGS

EDUCATION:
BFA in Visual Arts / Tourism and Business Management Diploma

COUNTRIES VISITED:
Just under 40 countries on six continents

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
The beauty and remoteness of isolated, untouched nature make Mongolia and Iceland two of my favourite locations. To feel as small as humanly possible and swallowed by a dramatic landscape is one of the best feelings in the world. From the alien, multicoloured rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar in Iceland’s Highlands to painting-like orange/yellow pines that dot Terelj National Park in Mongolia during autumn - both are dear to my heart.

ABOUT:
Living a transitory lifestyle whenever I’ve had the means to do so has become a source of personal inspiration, mindfulness, growth and exchange. Convinced there is beauty in all things / people / places, I’m always anticipating the sights and sounds of any place I drift to next!

Name:
Nicole Boycott

EDUCATION:
Undergrad: Medieval History, Greek and Roman History. Masters: Medieval History

LANGUAGE:
English and French

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
It’s so hard to pick a favourite destination as there are so many factors in making a destination amazing! For history my favourite is Ireland but for nature it is Tanzania, ask me next week and you will get a different answer!

ABOUT:
I have been passionate about travel my whole life because it allows you to immerse yourself in a different world. Travel has inspired me to pursue studies such as history, archaeology, art and art history.

Name:
Pam Schewe

LANGUAGE:
Pam speaks English and can get by in both French and Spanish. Pam is also rather proud of the fact that she can say “thank you” in at least 40 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
The scratch-off map on her wall now has more than 70 countries revealed. Personal trips have ranged from active adventures in the Himalayas and Andes to cultural escapes in India and Asia. Of course there’s also the quest to find the best beach in the South Pacific and quietly enjoy a hammock there. Life goals include visiting more than 100 of the nations on our planet.

TOURS LED:
Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Central & Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Caucasus, Iceland, Caribbean Islands, the Guyana's, "The Five Stan's" & Southern Africa.

ABOUT:
Pam spent many years working in radio broadcasting in Vancouver but decided that instead of working in order to travel, she would be much happier traveling for work. The only real difference between the two careers is that now she can tell immediately when her jokes are not funny. “Is this mic on…??”

A colossal country in every sense of the word. China is truly vast, home to over 1.4 billion people and a staggering landscape that encompasses jagged mountains, emerald-green rice terraces, sprawling deserts and tumbling canyon gorges.

Skyscraper-filled cities such as Beijing and Shanghai showcase a ceaseless thirst for modernity, but don’t think that China’s heritage and history are forgotten relics. In the world’s oldest continuous civilisation, you’ll find century-old monasteries and castles, elegant colonial architecture and staggering wonders including the mighty Terracotta Army and Great Wall.

Join our small group China tours and enjoy this ancient country’s millennia-spanning history, high-tech cities, remote rural villages and jaw-dropping scenery.