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China Travel Tips

China welcomes with towering mountains and panoramic landscapes shaped by the rich history of imperial dynasties. As the third largest country in the world, there is no shortage of opportunities for exploration; from the Forbidden City to the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’an, China’s ancient wonders never cease to amaze travelers, but no site is more famous than the awe-inspiring Great Wall.  Here, visitors can walk along the Sacred Way to the remnants of Ming Tombs, the burial chamber of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty—an unforgettable experience for every traveler’s wish list.

The cities of Beijing and Shanghai are both worldly and classic, offering unforgettable attractions and cultural traditions. No trip to Beijing is complete without a visit to Tiananmen Square or an exciting rickshaw tour through the local Hutongs.  The stunning Temple of Heaven, visited by emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual prayer, offers a glimpse of China’s sacred rituals.  Shanghai dazzles with its dramatic skyline and delicious cuisine.  There’s no better way to navigate China’s crowded cities and rural villages than our expertly planned guided vacations. Our tours uncover all the highlights and include enriching experiences with the local people, like dining with a family in their home near Beijing.

Another popular way to travel through China is on a river cruise of the Yangtze; addition to visiting China’s grand cities, you’ll also witness some of the country’s most breathtaking natural splendors. Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit, as temperatures are moderate and rainfall is generally limited. 

Get inspired with our collection of hand-picked journeys and leave the planning to us.  Our Travel Specialists will take care of all the details, from finding you the best rates on airfare to organizing transfers and more.

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