China

China

A holiday to China would be guaranteed to be an unforgettable one with their ancient and traditional values ... stunning scenery and bustling cities and towns you will be mesmerised by its beauty and culture. Why not visit some of Chinas most popular attractions including the Gret Wall, The Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army.  
 
Travellers often want to see both China’s ancient and modern culture. Beijing and Xi’an offer the best way to explore the imperial and revolutionary past; Shanghai presents a glimpse of the future. Those interested in the natural world should head to the southern and western provinces, and consider a Yangtze River cruise for a relaxing few days at the end of a trip.
 
For the adventurous traveller (who does not speak Mandarin Chinese) it is a challenge, but one to relish, to set off on an independent journey around China. Be prepared to use lots of hand signals and plenty of initiative. Some tour operators have recently started offering self-drive itineraries, too.

At the top end, one can organise a private journey with a car, driver and English-speaking guide, and luxury accommodation en route. This allows for greater freedom of movement but often means less contact with locals. Another option is to join a guided tour of a small group. The drawback then may be a lack of spontaneity, but such tours often use local guesthouses and restaurants, which allow for greater cross-cultural exchange.