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China Vacations

China tours are a popular way to explore the largest country in Asia. Escorted vacations combine the essentials of sightseeing with the convenience of pre-arranged hotel accommodations and motorcoach transportation. A skilled driver and knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you. We also offer independent tours in China, which are air and hotel packages at tour operators' low negotiated rates with ample free time to explore on your own. Many China vacations include a cruising portion on the Yangtze River.

Among the well-known sights of China tours are the Forbidden City in the center of Beijing, the Ming Tombs near the city and the terra-cotta warriors guarding the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang near Xi'an. On many itineraries, you'll see the famed Tian'anmen Square, an enormous public meeting place stretching across 100 acres. A visit to the magnificent Great Wall of China is a frequent inclusion. Many tours include a stay in Shanghai, where you can visit a silk factory or the renowned Shanghai Museum. Hong Kong is another hot spot, as its Stanley Market gives international shoppers the chance to browse inexpensive clothing, arts and crafts.

Cultural enrichment is an integral part of the experience. You might take in a performance of the Peking Opera, with bright, bold costumes and dramatic plots, or an acrobat performance in Shanghai.

Your vacation would not be complete without opportunities to savor authentic Chinese cuisine, and you'll sit down to meals centered around local flavors that stem from centuries of cooking customs. If you are the type who appreciates the chance to taste the local cuisine when you travel, China will not disappoint.

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The vacations below are divided into two groups. First, there is a list of trips that visit only China, followed by a list of multi-country itineraries that include China.

Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
Vacations in China Only

Yangshuo 2 Yangshuo, China  Yangshuo, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Chongqing 2 Chongqing, China  Chongqing, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Xian 3 Xi'an, China  Xi'an, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Suzhou 3 Suzhou, China  Suzhou, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hong Kong Glimpses 3 Hong Kong, China  Hong Kong, China  Independent Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
Dali 3 Dali, China  Dali, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Guilin 3 Guilin, China  Guilin, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Kunming 3 Kunming, China  Kunming, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hangzhou 3 Hangzhou, China  Hangzhou, China  Independent Pac Delight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Xian Short Stay 3 Xi'an, China  Xi'an, China  Independent Wendy Wu First Class Dates and Prices
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Multi-Country Vacations that Include China
Vietnamese Coastlines (Ho Chi Minh - Hong Kong) 10 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Hong Kong, China  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vietnamese Coastlines (Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh) 10 Hong Kong, China  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Across the Himalayas 10 Tibet, China  Kathmandu, Nepal  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Across the Himalayas (Private Tour) 10 Tibet, China  Kathmandu, Nepal  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Best of Vietnam (Hong Kong - Singapore) 10 Hong Kong, China  Singapore, Singapore  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Hill Tribes of China + Vietnam (Private Tour) 11 Kunming, China  Hanoi, Vietnam  Escorted A+R Deluxe Dates and Prices
Vietnamese Shores (Hong Kong - Kota Kinabalu) 12 Hong Kong, China  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Japanese Coast to Hong Kong (Osaka - Hong Kong) 13 Osaka, Japan  Hong Kong, China  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Southeast Asia (Northbound) 13 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Hong Kong, China  Expedition Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Treasures of Southeast Asia (Southbound) 13 Hong Kong, China  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Expedition Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.