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Things to see and do in China

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More about China

All of our tours in China are Exclusive to the Virgin Holidays group and we guarantee a tour group size no more than 25 guests. Tours are always guided and larger groups will also have an escort meaning you can explore this vast country with like minded people in the company of our excellent local, Englishspeaking guides. 

There are few structures on earth that can evoke the same sense of wonder than the imposing Great Wall of China. Built over 2,000 years ago it stretches for some 5,000 kilometres, across a timeless landscape. We visit the quieter Mu Tian Yu section of the wall, where you can enjoy a walk along a section of one of mankind’s most incredible creations.

Things to see and do in China

China is changing so quickly it is hard to keep up. We have decided to add the new high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an to all of our tours for 2016 onwards giving you a better experience in China; what’s more we have also added the Maglev train for arrivals in Shanghai. The ‘Magnetic Levitation’ train takes you from Shanghai airport to the city at almost 400mph!

Things to see and do in China

An ancient and mysterious land, China is home to some of the greatest testaments to human endeavour. Visit Xi’an for the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang – the first emperor of China. The amazing Terracotta Army is made up from over 9,000 terracotta soldiers, chariots and cavalry horses.

 

Things to see and do in China

Pandas are native to China and there are several endangered species centres across the country designed to encourage pandas to mate and keep up their population levels. A few of our tours incorporate a visit to the famous Chengdu Panda Research Centre for you to see these beautiful animals and learn more about them. 

Things to see and do in China

Hong Kong is a place of two personalities, with historical Chinese ties and contemporary British influence. A playground for the affluent with its sprawling cityscape, great bars and amazing food, Hong Kong is more than just a harbour city. The cloudy mountains and rocky islands that surround this bustling hub are just waiting to be explored. 

Things to see and do in China