Vast and extraordinary, China with its 5,000 years of recorded history and a huge range of world class sights, is the start or finish of most Trans-Siberian Tours and for many a destination in itself.
So whether you require a luxury tour beginning in one of Hong Kong’s world class hotels or you travel to China to see Xian’s Terracotta army our escorted tours to China cover all places, famous or “off the beaten track” and can be specifically tailored to suit your needs.
Yes, definitely! Our Trans-Siberian trips usually include 3 nights of China tours in Beijing. However, there is much more to China than just Beijing and if you have the time and budget it makes sense to see more of the country and get more value for the Chinese visa costs.
The China tours we offer in this section are designed to take in account that they are an add on to the Trans-Siberian trip so they focus on travelling efficiently to save time and stick to the highlights of the country. The most popular add on is only a few days and covers Xian to see the Terra Cotta Warriors and on to China's financial capital of Shanghai which is a very different city experience to Beijing and a great place to start of finish a trip as there are flight connections across the world.
Longer trips continue to Hong Kong via such scenic sights as Guilin and Yangshuo or, for the adventurous we can even get you to Kathmandu in Nepal via Everest Base Camp.
is it better to visit china before or after the trans-siberian?
We think this is a personal preference for most people and also is often decided on by the best international flights to fit your schedule depending on where you start and finish points are. For people coming from the UK and Europe they will usually start in Moscow and finish up in China with some touring there. For those coming from the US or Australia it often makes more sense to start in China and finish in Moscow or St Petersburg.
what are the top destinations to tour in china?
China is full of wonderfully varied sights to tour. If you are looking for amazing scenery then destinations such as Guilin & Yangshuo with it’s stunning Karst mountain scenery. The old China can be seen in Pingyao - the ancient Walled city and China's Ming Dynasty banking centre. See the Pandas in Chengdu before a relaxing 3 night cruise down the Yangtze River on 5 star ship through the celebrated Three Gorges.
Your China tour can also take you to ultra modern cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai full or life and bustle. Or you can wind it right down and watch the sunrise at the stunning mount Huangshan, or gaze across the West Lake of Hangzhou, both centres of Eastern philosophy and where countless Chinese artists and writers have sat and gained their inspiration for classic works of Chinese art and poetry.
One thing is for certain, China has no shortage of experiences and today's, modern China also offers a good deal of comfort and value making adding a China tour to your Trans-Siberian trip a good idea.
Tibet - Trans-Siberian destination - China - Potala Palace, Barkhor Square, Jokhang Temple, Gyantse, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp.
can you tailor your china tours to our needs?
Yes, we are specialists in tailor Made China tours and also run The China Travel Company which has many years experience in putting together complex and extensive China tours. Just let us know what you would like to do in China and we can then make a proposed itinerary and quote for you.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED ORGANISING OUr CHINA ADD-ON?
Once you have had a look at the tours we offer, the best thing to do is contact us by phone on +44 020 8816 8925 or email so we can start planning your Trans-Siberian and China Tour. We genuinely look forward to working with you to create your perfect itinerary and you will have our full support from the moment you first contact us right until the end of your trip.
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