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Blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere, China is a country full of contrasts and surprises. The most populous and third-largest country on Earth embraces a cultural heritage that spans the ancient to the ultra-modern and a geographic diversity that will amaze. Experience China’s historic past as you walk in the footsteps of Emperors through wonderful palaces and gardens, or wander the winding streets of the old hutongs. Explore the streets of Shanghai to experience the thrilling hustle and architecture of a 21st century city. Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of the Great Wall and Xi’an’s amazing Terra Cotta Army. Enjoy the tranquility of sailing down the Yangtze through the dramatic scenery of the Three Gorges, or try the timeless appeal of a cruise along the Li River from Guilin through a stunning landscape of limestone karsts. Come and discover for yourself an ancient and beautiful country whose history is the substance of legend.


Rail Holidays in China

Across the Roof of the World to Tibet 16 days from £3495

We start our journey in Beijing, China's vibrant capital, before traversing varied and diverse landscapes, and climbing to the mystical city of Lhasa on board arguably the most remarkable railway journey in the world.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2018.

Ancient Empires - Beijing to Tokyo 18 days from £2999

Explore two ancient nations in 18 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji.

Departs from July 2016 to October 2017.

Around the World in 50 Days 50 days from £23945

Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure.

Departs from August 2018 to August 2018.

Beijing to Hong Kong Express 12 days from £1104

Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the Temple of Heaven and other national treasures on this 12-day showcase of four diverse yet defining pieces of the Middle Kingdom

Departs from June 2016 to October 2017.

Essential China 21 days from £1954

Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights.

Departs from July 2016 to November 2017.

Grand Tour of China 17 days from £2995

A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for all of the senses.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2018.

The Harbin Ice Festival 13 days from £3195

We visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai on a captivating tour that captures the essence of this spellbinding country.

Departs from January 2018 to January 2018.

The Wonders of China 14 days from £3195

Boasting ancient, natural and modern wonders, we travel from vibrant Beijing to the iconic Terracotta Warriors, the rural idyll and majestic limestone peaks of Guilin, and the superb architectural legacies of cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Departs from April 2018 to October 2018.

Tibet and China Rail Discovery 12 days from £6895

Combine a rail journey through China from one of the world’s least known places, Tibet and the mystical capital of Lhasa.

Departs from October 2017 to October 2017.

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