China - the perfect holiday destination

An escorted tour to China offers a feast for the senses and the perfect holiday if you’re hoping to broaden your horizons and learn about a mysterious and ancient culture.

With bustling cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and many more, the country is home to over 1.3 billion people, making it the most populous nation in the world.

Visitors may be surprised at the massive changes that have taken place in China's thriving cities over the last 30 years. Skyscrapers fill the skyline, with businesses from across the globe setting up home here. However, in more rural areas the ancient culture and traditions of China still survive in the many small villages scattered across this vast country.

Great Wall and Terracotta Army

Visiting the Great Wall on a China holiday is something that should be high on your list of things to do. Built more than 2,000 years ago as a barrier against foreign invaders, it stretches for more than 5,500 miles across plateaus, deserts, mountains and grasslands. Another must-see site is the incredible Terracotta Army at Li Shan Mountain, one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century. It’s here that you’ll see thousands of life-size terracotta soldiers, horses and chariots believed to date back to the Qin Dynasty (211-206 BC). They were interred with the first Qin emperor and form a dazzling display of Chinese military power.

Yangtze River cruise

Always popular with visitors to China is a cruise along the famous Yangtze River, offering a relaxing way to see many wonderful sights. You’ll visit the site of the mighty Three Gorges Dam – the largest hydroelectric dam in the world – and sail through the Three Gorges Dam locks. Spectacular scenery awaits along the Xililng, Wu and Qutang Gorges as you take in the views in complete comfort aboard a cruise ship which boasts excellent facilities.