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From the former Imperial capital of Beijing to the cosmopolitan streets of Shanghai, to the mighty Yangtze, a China tour takes you to the quintessential China highlights. Visit the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, see Giant Pandas and cruise the Three Gorges. Take the holiday of a lifetime on a river cruise, adventure trip or a guided tour to China.

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The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City

Explore Tiananmen Square before you head onto the Forbidden City to see Chinese history in the museums, artworks and ornate gardens.

See Giant Pandas

See Giant Pandas

A wildlife encounter of a lifetime, watch the endangered giant pandas at play with their cubs at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Visit Paris of the East

Visit Paris of the East

Walk along the tree lined avenues of Shanghai’s former French Concession to find Tudor mansions, wrought iron fences and balconies, high fashion shops and dining.

Walk the Great Wall

Walk the Great Wall

Step onto the most scenic section of the iconic Great Wall at Mutianyu. This marvel of Chinese history offers fabulous views over mountains and hills as you wander along this restored section of the wall.

Cruise the Three Gorges

Cruise the Three Gorges

Take a river cruise on the Yangtze River to gape at the magnificent three gorges. The Qutang, Xu and Xiling gorges offer spectacular scenery, dominated by steep cliffs and the dramatic Fengjie and Wu Mountains.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys to China

Great tour of Mongolia     , QLD, Australia, May 2019
This was a fantastic tour. We were able to see various aspects of Mongolian culture and lifestyles and experience life with nomadic Mongolians. Our tour guide was knowledeable, energetic and helpful. A really enjoyable experience which will provide lasting memories.
Research itinerary and fitness required prior to booking   , NSW, Australia, May 2019
Very physical tour requiring very good fitness level for long days of walking and luggage handling. Minimal assistance with baggage to and from trains. Food repetitive with Chinese banquet shared meals for lunch and dinner everyday with limited drinks available. Unable to drink tap water, minimal bottles of water provided daily. No free time. Iconic ...read more sites great to see although limited time as scheduled souvenir stops. Taken to restaurants for lunch with no western toilets. One of the rail legs booked in 2nd class instead of 1st no refund provided.
Stress free trip for China highlights   , NSW, Australia, Nov 2018
Viking provide a very hassle free itinerary to experience the highlights of China. Accommodation and the cruise down the Yangtze were of a very high standard. The 6 day cruise was very enjoyable and you experience travelling through the locks of the Three Gorges Dam, something that I don't think other groups all do. Extra time, especially in Xian, ...read more would be good and some rail travel rather than all air connections within China would improve the itinerary. There were no hidden extras, but the inevitable shopping stops! It was our first time travelling with Viking... The group was 95% American and most were return Viking travellers. I would have liked some more free time and options to do a little independent exploring of the cities we visited.
Our first insight into China   , Auckland, New Zealand, Oct 2018
Our tour was exceptionally organised using planes, trains and coach to see the major "must see" parts of China. The local guides made each place far more meaningful even though we'd taken definitive guide books with us. The tour guide who was with us for the entire time was able to give us continuity and deal with the logistics of each day and how ...read more we were going to achieve the itinerary with regular toilet stops. We were primed the night before as to what we'd need in the way of wet weather gear by being told the local weather forecast. Anna our guide was the best that we've ever met. She was totally organised and her English was excellent and she lay down her expectations of us like being on time and where we were to meet. She called us Anna's family which gave us all a sense of belonging.

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Explore China's Summer Palace with Bunnik

30 January, 2018

Explore China's Summer Palace with Bunnik

No trip is to Beijing is complete without visiting the stunning Summer Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to as early as 1153, and has primarily served as a luxurious garden and residence for royal members of the Qing Dynasty. Set among Longevity Hill and the man-made Kunming...

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