It's a hardly-kept secret that China's culinary heritage is world class - and on this trip you will take in the highlights of this dynamic country with the goal of good eating in mind. It includes three professional cooking classes where you'll learn to prepare nine authentic Chinese dishes. All this with the backdrop of Beijing's historic, cultural and architectural treasures.
Get under the skin of China's fascinating centuries-old culture with this alternative tour. Discover its unprecedentedly rich history and explore the splendour of its rural countryside. Relax in the romantic coastal town of Xiamen. Stay with a Hakka family in a traditional earthen roundhouse. Trek through Wuyi Mountains and taste its ancient oolong tea. Bamboo-raft down Nine Curves River. Explore the whitewashed, black-tiled homes of feng shui villages in Huangshan, and climb the crooked, supernatural peaks of Yellow Mountain, poking through the ethereal cloud sea. Be swamped by the enormous metropolis of Shanghai, and discover its Ming era gardens, Buddhist monasteries and colonial architecture.
This trip is designed for lovers of hiking and cycling. You will experience Beijing and Guilin in a unique way: by escaping the hustle and bustle of the major tourist areas, you will discover the true charm of these classic cities. Whilst in Beijing, hike along some of the most famous sections of the Great Wall through rolling hills covered in trees, and in Guangxi, cycle through the stunning countryside between the main towns, and experience the iconic karst cliffs and crystalline rivers first-hand.
With this trip, you will see many of China's different personalities. Start in the bustling capital, Beijing, before digging into Chinese history in Xi'an. Visit the Giant Panda hometown of Chengdu and the minority culture of Lijiang. Finally, before returning to modernity in Shanghai, we pass through the stunning countryside of Guilin.
A different way to see some of the highlights of China - entirely by High Speed bullet train. See Beijing, Xian, the famous Kung Fu monks of Shaolin Temple as well as the pretty karst scenery of the Guilin region and the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong - all by train. Save money vs flying, and save carbon emissions too.
Ideal for first time visitors to China, this varied trip takes you to the heart of Imperial China - Beijing and Xian, with the Forbidden City, Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors, as well as giving you a taste of Yunnan province in China's west - the foothills of the Himalayas, known for it's pretty scenery and colourful minorities.
The classic route through China is Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai. But the difference with this trip is in the details - as well as the must see sights, you'll also have the chance to get an insight into the life of local Chinese families, and have some flexibility to explore under your own steam.