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    For travellers with a genuine interest in other cultures, only our small group tours give you the most authentic experience of china. With a maximum of just 16 like-minded travellers, mostly over 40, our groups don't have to give up on flexibility and spontaneity. Our local English-speaking guides and tour leaders act as experience curators, giving travellers experiences that money can't buy, leaving our travellers with a lifetime of stories to tell.

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    Choose one of our Private Itineraries, showcasing the best of each destination. For your accommodation, we've handpicked a selection of hotels to add to your touring. These hotels are not only chosen for their history, style, charm and location but also for their insider value. If you want complete creative control, we can also tailor a trip to suit your needs, with a range of accommodation, tours and transport to create the perfect trip just for you. There are too to mention, so contact one of our Asia specialists to create your perfect trip.

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    China - Zhongdian - Buddhist temple, Zhongdian
    Yunnan Explorer
    • From US$2340 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 8 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    Journey beyond the well-trodden path to remote villages, and unveil the delights of rural China. Gain an insight into a Tibetan community in Zhongdian, admire lakeside views in Dali and wander charming, cobbled lanes in Lijiang. Your journey takes you into local homes for steaming yak butter tea, through cloistered ancient monasteries and amongst local markets for an authentic adventure.

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    China - Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing
    Treasures of China
    • From US$2555 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 9 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    China's fascinating history offers up some of the world's most iconic sites, yet it retains an exotic allure. Travel from the capital, Beijing, to the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, hitting all the highlights on the way, from the countless lifelike Terracotta Warriors to the Great Wall, and the picture perfect landscapes of Yangshuo. Delve beneath the surface, practice Tai Chi and cycle backroads to charming villages for a deeper understanding of this enticing land.

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    China - Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing
    Highlights of China
    • From US$2665 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 10 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Stroll amongst the shining skyscrapers in Shanghai and marvel at Xian's Terracotta Warriors and melting pot of cultures. Unveil Beijing's complex history and uncover its culture with a visit to a local hutong home for lunch. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square and walk the ancient Great Wall. With unexpected delights around every corner, this journey offers an unforgettable experience of some of China’s most loved places.

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    China - Xian - Terracotta Warrior face
    Highlights of China - Gold Accommodation
    • From US$3625 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 10 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Stroll amongst the shining skyscrapers in Shanghai and marvel at Xian's Terracotta Warriors and melting pot of cultures. Unveil Beijing's complex history and uncover its culture with a visit to a local hutong home for lunch. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square and walk the ancient Great Wall. With unexpected delights around every corner, this journey offers an unforgettable experience of some of China’s most loved places.

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    China - General - Chinese cuisine
    China Culinary Discovery
    • From US$3825 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 11 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    The enticing cuisine of China comes to life when you experience first-hand the regional dishes and local specialties of some of the most famous food regions in China. Traveling from Beijing to Shanghai, take in the incredible Great Wall of China, the countless Terracotta Warriors near Xian and see enchanting giant Pandas, all interspersed with local activities and culinary delights.

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    China - Yangtze River - Yangtze River
    Three Gorges Discovery
    • From US$3980 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 14 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    Uncover the cities, sites and scenery of China on this magical journey. Beijing offers insights into the history and culture of this beguiling land, and vibrant Shanghai features an intriguing mix of the ancient and modern. The scale of the Great Wall and the intricately carved Terracotta Warriors are unforgettable sights, as are the giant pandas of Sichuan, and the views as you cruise down the Yangtze are breathtaking.

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    China - Chengdu - Two Pandas of Chengdu
    China Panorama
    • From US$4450 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 15 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    Witness the incredible diversity of China, from human feats such as the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall, to breathtaking rural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo. The cities of China are thrilling, with Beijing offering fascinating insights into history and culture and Shanghai a bustling modern metropolis. Spend a morning at the captivating Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base, and visit the intriguing hill tribe region of Longsheng with its impressive rice terraces. Immerse yourself in this comprehensive journey of incredible China.

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    Mongolia - General - Mongolian landscape
    Trans Mongolian Adventure with Naadam Festival
    • From US$4745 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 16 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    Mongolia is a wild and rugged land with grassy plains and alpine mountains. Few tourists travel to Mongolia, and even fewer spend time at the Naadam Festival. Start in Beijing before a two-day trip on the legendary Trans-Mongolian Railway. Meet nomadic families, swim in alpine lakes, and ride rare camels through endless dunes.

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    China - Kashgar - Kashgar markets
    The Silk Road
    • From US$5640 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 16 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    One of the world’s great trade routes, the Silk Road has captured the imaginations of many, stirring visions of an exotic region steeped in time. Bring the adventure to life on this incredible journey. Experience the rich convergence of cultures and religions as you travel from Xian to Kashgar. Visit a Uighur home in an oasis town, ride a camel among the sand dunes and experience Kashgar’s Sunday Market.

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    China - Yangtze River - Yangtze River
    Yangtze & Beyond - Gold Accommodation
    • From US$6700 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 18 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    China has so much to discover, from the thriving cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the cobbled streets of Yangshuo. Icons such as the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall are not to be missed, and an adventure into backstreets and local homes offers an authentic glimpse of local life. A cruise along the Yangtze reveals soaring mountains and tranquil rivers.

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    China - Xian - Cycling on Xian City Wall
    Yangtze & Yunnan
    • From US$6870 pp
    • Small group tour
    • 20 days
    • 2016
    • 2017

    Travel through China’s varied landscapes on a journey that delves beyond the well-worn path. Experience the bustling cities of Beijing and Shanghai, and enjoy awe-inspiring views as you float down the Yangtze River. See the countless life-size Terracotta Warriors and the iconic Great Wall, and discovery Yunnan's spectacular mountains, ethnic minority cultures and ancient towns.

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