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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 glance

Flying time from UK
10 hours

Time Zone
GMT +8

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

Language
Mandarin Chinese

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

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Where to go in China

Guizhou

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

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.

Yangtze

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.

Xian

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

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.

Top itineraries in China

Best of China

16-day tailor-made journey from £3,050 pp incl. flights

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Save up to £100 per couple
Book by: 31 December 2016

Ask most first time visitors to China where they want to go, and they will probably list: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai.

Yunnan discovery tour, China

16-day tailor-made journey from £3,860 pp incl. flights

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.

The Yangtze River and Best of China

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,835 pp incl. flights

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offer

Book early & save up to £325
Book by: 30 September 2016

Explore this fascinating country and discover some of its most famous sights, including the ancient temples of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the magnificent Great Wall at Badaling.

Guangxi and the best of China

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,485 pp incl. flights

Guangxi is the very soul of rural China. It’s a romantic region that’s been the subject of many paintings of China, which capture a landscape of soaring limestone karsts, rising out of blue-green rivers, while conical-hatted farmers work in the lush green paddy fields.

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Top places to stay in China

Raffles Beijing

Accommodation

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, Yunnan, China

Accommodation

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, China

Accommodation

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.

The Peninsula Beijing, China

Accommodation

The Peninsula Beijing is a luxury 5-star hotel right in the centre of the city, a short walk to Tiananmen Square, close to the business, shopping and entertainment districts.

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Special offers in China

Best of China

16-day tailor-made journey from £3,050 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £100 per couple
Book by: 31 December 2016

Ask most first time visitors to China where they want to go, and they will probably list: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai.

The Yangtze River and Best of China

15-day tailor-made journey from £3,835 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Book early & save up to £325
Book by: 30 September 2016

Explore this fascinating country and discover some of its most famous sights, including the ancient temples of the Forbidden City in Beijing and the magnificent Great Wall at Badaling.

The Silk Road – Moscow to Beijing

22-day luxury rail journey from £15,395 pp

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offer

Complimentary visas offer - Save up to £1,100 per couple
Book by: 10 September 2016

This epic three-week journey takes you from Moscow, through Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to China and the city of Beijing on board the spectacular Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express.

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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.

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