China tailor-made holidays
China is a land of immensity, where superlatives come thick and fast: the world's biggest population, 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.
At a glanceSee China travel guide
Top itineraries in China
Ask most first time visitors to China where they want to go, and they will probably list: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai.
Located in China’s south-western corner, Yunnan means ’South of the Clouds’ and in fact most of the province is located on lofty heights, over 2000 metres above sea level.
From the Great Wall and the Terracotta Army to Shanghai’s skyscraping wonders and the Yangtze River’s rural splendour, this is your chance to see all of China’s highlights. You’ll travel in style, with a luxury river cruise, flight hops and private touring, transfers and gourmet dining included.
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
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.
The itinerary provided a great overview of China in the 2-week visit.
Top places to stay in China
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.
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.
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.
Where to go in 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.
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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Cruise manager Scott Anderson maps out his favourite spots and top highlights from cruising the Yangtze River onboard the Viking Emerald.
Far East specialist Alison gives her first-hand tips for planning a cruise holiday along China's Yangtze River, from what time of year is best to which stops you won't want to miss.
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