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Take in all of the must-see sights, and discover roads less travelled on our China small group tours.

Visit the Great Wall of China, Xian’s Terracotta Army and the Li River on our China Highlights trip. Or, join our Great Wall of China walking tour to hike along some of the most scenic and interesting sections of the Wall, from the coastal start at Dragon’s Head to the rolling hills of Jinshanling.

Our local tour leader will show you the highlights of China as well as the hidden gems we've discovered.

If you're new to Explore, find out more about our small group trips in our top questions answered blog. 

Our most popular China tours

China, Hong Kong Discovery Trip code HC
10 Days
Was From CHF 2422
Now from
CHF 2095
Flights not included
China Walking and Trekking Trip code WG
10 Days
Was From CHF 2095
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CHF 1702
Flights not included
China Walking and Trekking Trip code WGT
12 Days
Was From CHF 2750
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CHF 2357
Flights not included

China tour highlights

China is a vast and brilliant country which promises to enthral all who visit. From its wide grasslands to sinuous rivers, skyscraper-studded cities to chilly mountains, our trips take it all in.

Explore's tours to China take you from the dizzying neon-lit cities of Beijing and Shanghai to the rolling countryside of Jinshanling that borders the majestic Great Wall of China, or the wide barren steppes and rice terraces that blanket the nation.

Great Wall of China
Running across the breadth of China for some 21,200 kilometres, the Great Wall of China was built to protect the northern empire from enemy attack and is the longest man-made structure ever built. As walking trips go, hiking along part of China’s most recognisable sight has to be one of the finest trails you’ll ever follow, snaking through stretches of spectacular countryside to view the amazing contrasts of this fabulous country. Our Walk the Great Wall holiday offers plenty of opportunities to view, and even walk along, this world wonder. Beginning at the Dragon’s Head where the wall meets the sea, the trip takes in some of the best sections along the wall to the impressive beacon-topped hills of Jinshanling, even sailing Panjiakou Lake where it crosses the water.

Terracotta Warriors
Situated in the Shaanxi province, just outside the city of Xian, a forested mound conceals one of China’s greatest treasures. The first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, was buried with a vast terracotta army, made up of soldiers, chariots and horses, entertainers and leaders of war. Many of our small group holidays to China include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors; on our China Highlights tour you’ll get to discover the thousands of life-size warriors, visit the workshop to see how they are made today, and explore Xian’s Muslim Quarter, Silk Road relics and ancient monuments like the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.


Solo travel in China

Solo travellers don’t have to travel alone – on one of our group holidays to China, you can explore the sights with fellow passionate travellers, with expert guidance to illuminate each of the mesmerising sights and experiences. If you’re looking to visit China as a solo traveller, our selection of tours are a great place to start, with almost half of our customers joining solo. A new destination, a group of potential new friends, plus all the arrangements taken care of: a winning formula.


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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

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Chosen for their great knowledge of your destination and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.

Small groups

Average groups of 11; solos, couples and friends, united by a desire for authentic experiences.

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