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With thousands of years of history and a fascinating, vibrant culture, it’s easy to see why China remains one of the world’s favourite travel destinations, with something to offer everyone. Alongside the intriguing history seen in the many ancient cities and archaeological discoveries, there is so much more to fall in love with in China, from the delicious cuisine to the diverse landscapes, friendly locals, peaceful gardens, cultural customs and cuddly giant pandas.

Our 23-day Very Best of China tour gives you the chance to see some of this amazing country’s top highlights at a leisurely pace, with a mix of unforgettable journeys, sightseeing tours and Freedom Days, where you can enjoy your time in your current destination as you wish. During the tour, you’ll visit some of the country’s best-known attractions and cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall of China. We will also show you some of China’s lesser-known spots and hidden gems, such as Pingyao, the country’s best-preserved walled city. The tour also offers some of the world’s most incredible journeys in the form of a three-night cruise along the Yangtze River and a cross-country bullet train ride from Pingyao to Xi’an.

Quality accommodation, breakfast, transport and several meals are all taken care of for you, with  a dedicated Tour Manager also on hand to help you get the very best out of your, whether you’re looking to book an optional excursion or are simply after tips on where to eat or visit. With so much included with the tour, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a homebound stopover in Dubai or Hong Kong, the Very Best of China tour offers exceptional value for money as well as an Asian adventure that you will never forget.

SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER: To celebrate the launch of our new 2020/ 2021 season, any guests booking a tour of China (departing from September 2020) will be entitled to a two night homebound stopover in Dubai or Hong Kong for the incredible price of only £29pp (£58 for single occupancy) or flights with BA for a supplement of only £29 (normally £195). Please see the offers tab for more details.

China experience and expertise

Our China tours are of the highest standard. Our Directors have a combined experience of over 60 years in the travel industry. On top of this, they’re genuine escorted touring experts who love China and know everything there is to know about creating the best China tour packages.

They are four-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards and have been awarded Feefo’s highest Gold Trusted rating.

All our escorted tours to China are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can be 100% certain that your money is secure when you book.

 

China holiday highlights

Our escorted tours to China have many and varied highlights. Below are just some you will experience on the Distant Journeys Very Best of China tour:

  • Beijing – a leisurely four night stay in this fascinating city, with sightseeing in the Forbidden City and Summer Palace included
  • The Great Wall – China’s most iconic sight and ample time to stroll along this engineering triumph
  • Pingyao – stay in the ancient walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site of Pingyao
  • The Terracotta Warriors – experience a bullet train ride to Xi’an and home of the Terracotta Army
  • Li River & Yangshuo – cruise down the Li River and enjoy two nights in the idyllic resort of Yangshuo
  • Giant Pandas – the national symbol of China, this Research Institute has played an important role in the preservation of pandas for nearly 30 years
  • Yangtze River Cruise – spend three nights on the Yangtze, including the spectacular The Three Gorges
  • Shanghai – we end our tour with four nights in China’s most cosmopolitan city

 

Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.

Excellent Hotels

Distant Journeys appreciate the hotels in which you stay are an integral part of your holiday enjoyment, which is why we take great care in hand-picking all the accommodation features in our tours to China. Location and quality are always paramount considerations, and we strive to provide the best of both.

So many experiences included

Visit China with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From strolling along the Great Wall and visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing, to a cruise along the Yangtze River, they’re all included in the price of your China tour.

Our China tours include

  • Return economy class flights with Emirates or Cathay Pacific
  • Airport transfers overseas
  • Superior hotels, with great locations
  • Daily breakfast included, worth up to £357 per person
  • Many lunches and dinners sampling regional specialities
  • Experienced tour managers and local guides
  • Incredible excursions
  • All pre-payable airport taxes
  • All hotel porterage
  • ATOL protection for your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of China needs.

Where would you like to fly from?

It’s up to you! On our 23 day Very Best of China tour, our flights with Emirates depart from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. Or fly with Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester Alternatively, travel direct with British Airways from London Heathrow (supplement from £195 per person). Just pick whichever one suits you best.

What would you like to do?

On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to still have the flexibility to enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Very Best of China tour has several Freedom Days to allow you to decide how you wish to spend your time.

Would you like to stay a little longer?

Who wouldn’t? If you would like to extend your stay in China after your tour, you can! Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service. Or why not choose to make the most of your homebound journey and extend your holiday in either Hong Kong or Dubai?

Book your place on our Very Best of China escorted tour before 30th November 2019 and you can take advantage of one of two special launch offers.

Option 1

To help break up your journey (and give you an opportunity to experience a fantastic city), enjoy a two night stopover in either Dubai or Hong Kong on the homeward journey for the very special price of just £29 per person, based on two sharing. Your offer includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in the a four star hotel, and return airport – hotel transfers. Single travellers will pay £58 for this offer.

Option 2

Fly direct to and from China, with British Airways from London Heathrow, for only £29 per person. The usual supplement is £195 per person.

Please note: These offers only apply to tours departing from September 2020.

Find our more on our Very Best of China Tour

Award-Winning Holidays

Award-Winning

We are delighted to have received four awards in the last three years, including ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ at the British Travel Awards.

99% Customer Satisfaction

Distant Journeys have achieved an incredible 99% satisfaction rating, verified by independent reviews provider Feefo and we have been awarded their highest Gold Trusted Rating.

100 % ATOL Protected

All our holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority meaning you can book with complete confidence knowing your money is 100% safe.

Guaranteed Price Promise

We want you to have the peace of mind you are paying the best price for your holiday, so Distant Journeys guarantees this through our Price Promise.

  • We will reward you for booking early. The earlier you book the better the offer you’ll receive.
  • We never offer last minute discounts, so you can be confident you’ll never see your holiday cheaper once you have booked.
  • We will never add surcharges onto the cost of your holiday, once you have booked.
  • We will price match any identical holiday you find and give you £200 off a future booking.


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