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It’s not surprising China is considered one of the world’s most fascinating and exciting touring destinations. The country offers ancient history and archaeological discoveries, vibrant and colourful cities, stunning and diverse landscapes, peaceful gardens, giant pandas, and warm and friendly people.

Our leisurely 23-day tour covers all the country’s major attractions with a perfect blend of included sightseeing tours and Freedom Days to spend as you please. What’s more, you will discover less-visited cultural gems such as Pingyao, and experience an unforgettable three night cruise along the spectacular Yangtze River. With quality accommodation, all breakfasts and many other delightful meals included, along with an opportunity to stopover in Hong Kong or Dubai on your way home, the Very Best of China tour really does offer exceptional value for money.

 

 

China experience and expertise

You can be confident that our China tours are of the highest standard, as 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 this destination and know everything there is to know about creating the best China tour packages from the UK.

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

Escorted tours to China have many and varied highlights, and 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 £343 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?

Special offer – save up to £692 per couple

To help break up your journey (and give you an opportunity to experience a fantastic city), right now we’re offering a two-night homebound stopover for only £49 per person (£98 for single occupancy) on tours which depart after 1st August 2019. This amounts to a saving of up to £692 on the normal price you would pay. To take advantage of this special price, all you need to do is book by 3oth November 2018.

The offer is subject to availability of flights and accommodation at the time of booking. Your homebound stopover option is Hong Kong if travelling with Cathay Pacific, or Dubai with Emirates and includes return transfers and accommodation including full breakfast.

As an alternative, you could choose to fly directly to Beijing – and directly home from Shanghai – with British Airways from London Heathrow for just £49 per person. Again, all you need to do is book by 30th November 2018.

Why Distant Journeys?

Over 60 years in the industry

  • Award-winning holidays
    We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ in both 2016 and 2017 at the British Travel Awards.
  • Outstanding reviews
    We are so proud that our customers really love what we do. So much so, Distant Journeys has achieved an incredible 99% satisfaction rating with independent reviews verified by reviews provider Feefo.
  • Leisurely paced tours
    Spend longer in each destination so you can fully explore at your leisure.
  • Exceptional value, uncompromising quality
    Superior hotels, all flights, many meals and fantastic excursions are included.
  • Peace of mind
    Distant Journeys holidays are fully ATOL protected and your money is 100% safe
  • Freedom and flexibility
    Select the flights, stopovers and activities to create your perfect holiday.
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