Explore China including Tibet
Explore China and discover a fascinating land of culture and history ready for adventure. Each of our holidays to China include return flights, guided ground transfers, accommodation and an expert, local guide to assist us on our journey. So, the only thing you have to worry about is what to pack!
The capital city of China, Beijing, has a history spanning back over 3000 years. Packed with heritage and a vibrant local culture, Beijing is not to be missed when visiting China. On our holidays including Beijing, we’ll visit the city’s most important highlights including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Centred in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is one of the largest in the world and has been the site of many historic rallies and protests. The Forbidden City was the Chinese Imperial Palace during the Ming Dynasty and served as the home of emperors for almost 500 years.
First developed as a series of smaller walls protecting various separate Chinese states, the Great Wall of China was connected more than 2000 years ago by the Emperor Qin to defend the first consolidated kingdom of China. On our holidays to China including the Great Wall of China, we’ll embark on a guided trek along a section of the wall with an expert, local guide. We’ll explore the ruins of this marvellous man-made structure from the Gubeikou Section to Jinshanling Section, covering a distance of 15km by foot over approximately 6 hours.
The incredible, life-size statues of the Terracotta Army were originally sculpted in 209 BC for the emperor Qin Shi Huang, who believed these warriors and horses would protect him in the afterlife. Buried with him at the time of his death, they remained underground until 1974, when farmers digging for a well near the emperor’s mausoleum discovered the relics. Work on unearthing the army continues today and so far over 7,000 pottery soldiers, horses, chariots, and weapons have been found. On our holidays to China, we’ll visit the Terracotta Army to see this remarkable collection arranged in battle formations
Located in south-eastern China, Hong Kong is a vibrant, buzzing city with a densely populated urban centre and a skyscraper-studded skyline. Full of endless options to keep any traveller entertained, Hong Kong's captivating neighbourhoods and islands offer a feast for all the senses. On our holidays to China, we’ll take a half-day guided tour of Hong Kong’s highlights including Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Man Mo Temple and Hollywood Road. We’ll also enjoy plenty of free time to discover the city at leisure.
Tibet is an autonomous region of China, situated on the northern side of the Himalayas. It is often referred to as the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks and stunning views of Mount Everest. We'll explore Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and discover the Tibetan countryside by bicycle with our local guide, taking in picturesque views of the surrounding region.
Ancient traditions, modern metropolitan cities, and fantastic food are just a few things that spring to mind when we think of China. A visit to this incredible country is sure to be filled to the brim with experiences and memories to last a lifetime. On our holidays to China, we’ll have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in this unique culture as we travel to some of the country’s most impressive highlights. Learn Kung Fu in Beijing, spend a day trekking the Great Wall of China, and cycle the Old City walls of Xi’an. We’ll also have a chance to sample Peking Duck in the city it originated from, visit the Terracotta Army, play Mahjong with locals in Chengdu, volunteer at a Panda Reserve, and explore Hong Kong at leisure. Throughout our tour, we’ll be accompanied by an expert guide to tell us the history of what we’re seeing, answer questions and provide recommendations.
TD active Holidays include transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, excursions as specified and may include flights. All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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