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Great Wall of China


A land of superlatives

China tailor-made holidays


China is a land of immensity, where superlatives come thick and fast: the world's biggest population, longest wall, its highest peak, Everest, and Asia's longest river, the 6,300-kilometre-long Yangtze, are all found here and can be seen on a holiday in China. There are fertile plains, mountain plateaux, arid deserts and bamboo forests, home to some of the last remaining giant pandas in the wild.

This is a land that has nurtured empires and witnessed great advances in science and the arts. A China holiday also gives you the chance to see some of the finest sights in the whole of Asia, from the Terracotta Warriors and Tiger Leaping Gorge to the mesmerising cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, where the pace of change is perhaps more evident than anywhere else on the planet.

"There lies a sleeping giant," said Napoleon of China. "Let him sleep! For when he wakes he will move the world." Take a tailor-made China holiday to see this slumbering giant for yourself.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
10 hours

Time zone
GMT +8

Renminbi yuan (CNY) = 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen

Mandarin Chinese

Travel advice
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Top itineraries in China

The summer Palace, Beijing

Best of China

18-day tailor-made holiday from £5,825 pp incl. flights

Take in the best of China on this introductory tailor-made holiday. You'll visit Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai, with included touring bringing together this vast country's unique collection of landscapes, cultures and wildlife.

Train, Shanghai

Best of China by Rail

15-day tailor-made rail journey from £4,590 pp incl. flights

Travel first class on China's hi-speed trains and let private transfers and tours showcase China’s highlights and lesser-known gems, from secret temples and gardens to megacity Shanghai, Beijing’s Great-Wall icons and Xian’s Terracotta Army.


Eastern China by Rail

13-day rail journey from £4,045 pp incl. flights

Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class on hi-speed trains among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.

Dali, Yunnan, China

Yunnan Discovery Tour, China

13-day tailor-made holiday from £4,035 pp incl. flights

Explore the unique cultures and landscapes of China’s south-western corner, visiting Yunnan's minority communities and ancient Buddhist monasteries before a two-night stay in Hong Kong.

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What our clients say about our China holidays

  • The Chinese agents organised by Wexas were absolutely fabulous. We were met at every airport and shown around by really knowledgeable guides who spoke very good English and helped us get the most of our experience. Would recommend that Wexas continue to utilise their services in the future

    Patrick P

  • The local guides, especially Grace in Beijing, were very good and connected very well with us and the children, as well as being very knowledgeable about the location and the tips of the trade for when to go where.

    N N

  • The itinerary provided a great overview of China in the 2-week visit.

    Michael M

Top places to stay in China

Lake Baikal, Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Golden Eagle

Luxury train

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are the world's leading operator of exclusive, long-distance rail tours, offering fully-escorted, private and adventurous rail tours to discerning guests looking to visit off-the-beaten-track destinations without compromising on comfort.

Raffles Beijing buffet

Raffles Beijing


The past, present and future of Beijing come together at Raffles, located in the heart of China's historic capital, just moments from the Forbidden City.

Banyan Tree Ringha

Banyan Tree Ringha, Yunnan, China


Deep in the heart of the majestic mountainous region of Zhongdian or Shangri-La in the province of Yunnan lies a secluded luxury resort, the Banyan Tree Ringha.

Banyan Tree Lijiang

Banyan Tree Lijiang, China


With dramatic scenery, luxury villas and excellent service, the Banyan Tree Lijiang is the ideal resort to stay in the heart of the snow-capped peaks of Yunnan province in south western China.

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Where to go in China

Huangguoshu Waterfall, Guizhou, China


The subtropical southern region of Guizhou is little known outside of China, yet its thriving minority groups, terraced hills and craggy limestone peaks make it a highly rewarding destination, either in its own right or as an extension to tours in neighbouring Yunnan or further afield.


Chengdu is the relaxed capital of Sichuan province and proudly holds the title of ‘the panda capital of the world'; seeing these endangered animals is certainly one of the main reasons to visit the region.


The mighty Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang, dominates China's central region, flowing for more than 6,300km from the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau to the East China Sea, near Shanghai.


The walled city of Xian is the capital of Shaanxi province and stands as the most important city in China's west, famous as the resting place of the huge Terracotta Army, created to protect the tomb of Qin Shi Huang.

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When to go to China

Spring and autumn are generally the best times to visit. The summer months can be wet and humid, especially in southern and central areas. Winters can be bitterly cold, particularly in the north, west and Tibet, but there are fewer tourists and the Great Wall and other attractions look beautiful in the snow.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0613 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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