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China Tours & Vacations

Come for the Great Wall and stay for the dim sum. This is China, loud and proud.

The Terracotta Warriors, Forbidden City, the giant panda and the flowing Yangzi – China is home to some of the world’s most remarkable places. And as you venture deep into the cityscapes from Shanghai to Beijing, float past Yangshuo's limestone karsts and explore the tranquil monasteries in Emei Shan and Lhasa, you’ll be struck by how diverse this land can be. The rich tapestries of history, the charm of local villagers, the diversity of regional culinary traditions and sublime natural beauty, all coming together to create an experience like nothing else. Welcome to China – one of the world’s oldest and most enduring cultures; all yours to explore.

China tour reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 158 reviews
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Real China

Cleone · Traveled January 2020
Awesome trip! This tour involves a lot of walking and some long train trips, including an overnight sleeper train that was quite the experience. It was very cold at this time of year but if you dress appropriately, you’ll have a great time! Our tour guide Jay was really friendly, funny and very informative. He was always recommending places to visit, markets to explore and local foods to try. He was also incredibly helpful when it came to transport to and from tourist locations. He was able to cater to our group by organising private transport as often as he could, rather than have us take public transport which didn’t always work in our favour. Our group highly appreciated all the effort he went to so that we could get the most of each day. Note: Try packing a little lighter or taking a smaller suitcase for your travels as you will need to walk your luggage between accommodations and train stations often, including up and down stairs. Some of us on the tour had larger bags and regretted having to drag them around everywhere. Thank you Jay for an awesome tour and we hope you had a great New Year! Adam and Cleone
Review submitted 08 Feb 2020

China Highlights

Madeleine · Traveled December 2019
While it was a good way to get around with a challenging language barrier, the trip did not provide value for money. It wasn't a bad trip, but not worth the money I paid (even nearly). Don't get their airport transfer if you can avoid it.
Review submitted 08 Jan 2020

China Highlights

Michelle · Traveled November 2019
Intrepid make sure you see not only the tourist attractions, but also get a feel fir the real.
Review submitted 05 Dec 2019

North China Getaway

Greg · Traveled November 2019
I proposed to my (then) girlfriend while we were on a trip with Intrepid in Iceland... Obviously we enjoyed that trip. We decided on an intrepid trip to China for our honeymoon. We were not disappointed.
Review submitted 30 Nov 2019

North China Getaway

Cody · Traveled November 2019
This tour is an amazing introduction to China! You get to see 3 of the main cities, but also get some beautiful nature and scenery at the unrestored section of the Great Wall and the stunning Huangshan mountains! A great blend of history, culture, nature and yummy food!
Review submitted 30 Nov 2019

China at a glance

  • CAPITAL CITY

    Beijing (population approximately 21.5 million)

  • POPULATION

    Approximately 1.4 billion

  • CURRENCY

    Renminbi (CNY)

  • LANGUAGE

    Mandarin, Cantonese and many other dialects

  • TIME ZONE

    (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi

  • CALLING CODE

    86

  • ELECTRICITY

    Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin) Type C (European 2-pin) Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

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