The third-largest country in the world, China has over 5,000 years of history and culture under its belt. Its countryside and vibrant metropolises combine 56 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the iconic Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army in Xi’an. Rural provinces have beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored. On a luxury holiday to China, cruise through the mighty Yangtze River and pass by serene scenes of glacial meltwaters, deep valleys, farming pastures and striking canyons. One of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the river basin is made up of mountains, forestland, wetlands and waterways, creating a home for impressive wildlife like the giant panda, Yangtze softshell turtle, Chinese puffer fish and critically endangered Chinese alligator.
China’s historical and cultural encounters are spectacularly rewarding when done right. Combatting language barriers and distinct cultural differences is the key to success when embarking on a luxury holiday to China. That is why we have arranged a momentous selection of guided tours with professional English-speaking guides to give you the greatest insights into Chinese culture and tradition. Our comprehensive services not only include bespoke guided tours, but reserved seats aboard the bullet train, luxury accommodation, private transfers, restaurant reservations and in-depth recommendations and maps.
POCKET GUIDE TO CHINA
East meets West in the neighbourhoods and islands of Hong Kong. Cultures collide in the city streets with a vibrant mix of architecture, shopping and gastronomy. A culinary capital of the world, the city’s past can be tasted in every bite and can also be traced through the city’s many theatres, museums and street artists. Escaping the bustling city is simple, with sun-kissed beaches, sprawling country parks and fishing villages right on the outskirts of the city.
A destination for foodies, history enthusiasts and nature lovers, Chengdu is a wonderfully versatile city to experience on luxury China holidays. Capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu is famous for its spicy cuisine and vibrant tea house culture, earning it a spot as the second UNESCO City of Gastronomy. History and culture are thriving in Chengdu, from its vivid Sichuan opera shows to colossal ancient Buddha sculptures. Home to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu is one of the few places to enjoy up-close experiences with China’s adorable national animal.
Once a humble fishing village, the trademarked glamour of cosmopolitan Shanghai is a feast for the senses with a twinkling skyline, diverse architecture, decorative ancient temples and the bustling markets of Old Shanghai. The buzzing energy of the modern city is home to an abundance of monuments of ancient China sitting alongside the futuristic skyscrapers. Stroll through the beautiful art deco buildings of The Bund and the elegant streets of the French Concession.
The sites of Beijing are as colourful as its dynamic cuisine and vibrant arts. China’s capital is built upon a complex layered history. Capital since the Mongol invasions, China’s last three imperial dynasties have called Beijing their headquarters. Each era has left its legacy throughout the city’s architecture. The city is a haven of Chinese arts from the famous Peking Opera to world-class contemporary art. A mouth-watering culinary hotspot, Beijing hosts exotic regional flavours from across the country.