Chengde is best known as the home of the Imperial Mountain Resort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the emperors of China would go to enjoy cooler weather in the summer, and the Eight Outer Temples (also known as the Lesser Potala Palace), which were modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Located 140 miles (230km) northeast of Beijing, this interesting and historical city has built a very nice riverwalk alongside the river that runs through the main part of the city. Chengde is a bit off the beaten path for most visitors to China and it provides a nice alternative to the overcrowded, touristy sites of nearby Beijing. Chengde is part of our Beijing-Chengde-Tianjin-Beijing tour, or we can add it into any itinerary that fits your schedule. The private tour below is just an example of a tour itinerary including Chengde. Please contact us at for your personalized tour itinerary and price quotation.
Chengdu is the capital city of southwest China's Sichuan Province and is widely considered as the home of the Giant Pandas due to its location in the middle of the natural habitat of the world's remaining wild pandas. This 2,400-year old city is surrounded by mountains and fertile plans, making it one of the main cultural hubs of the ancient Chinese civilization.
Formerly known as Chungking, Chongqing is a vital western China city with much to offer for visitors. The city serves as the launching point for numerous Yangtze River cruises through the massive 3 Gorges Dam. Chongqing is also home to famously spicy Sichuan cuisine. The Buddhist Dazu Rock Carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. are located three hours west of Chongqing City in the outlying Chongqing Municipality and can be easily included in any Chongqing tour. A visit to Chongqing is a good start to your Yangtze River Cruise that can be easily arranged in combination with a visit to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an or other cities in China.
Located in Guangxi Province in southern China, these are two very popular travel destinations with much to see and do. Guilin is the starting point for a trip down the Li River to Yangshuo, a journey on which you will see some absolutely spectacular scenery - this is where you will see the karst mountains that are so often pictured in images of China. Please click on the link below for some suggested tour itineraries to give you some ideas of what is possible or contact us - we can tailor a private Guilin - Yangshuo tour for you that fits your time schedule and what you want to see and do while you are in China.
Mystical Tibet remains as one of China’s most exotic destinations, with its own distinct minority culture and heavy Buddhist influences. Sometimes referred to as “the Roof of the World” because of its high altitude, Tibet’s average elevation is 16,000 feet (4,900 meters) above sea level - the highest populated region on Earth. Known as the Tibet Autonomous Region in China, with its beautiful snow-covered mountains and breathtakingly deep blue skies, Tibet is one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful places to explore and enjoy. These tours are sample tours, we can customize any tour to fit your tour schedule.
Mystical Tibet remains as one of China’s most exotic destinations, with its own distinct minority culture and heavy Buddhist influences. Sometimes referred to as “the Roof of the World” because of its high altitude, Tibet’s average elevation is 16,000 feet (4,900 meters) above sea level - the highest populated region on Earth. Known as the Tibet Autonomous Region in China, with its beautiful snow-covered mountains and breathtakingly deep blue skies, Tibet is one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful places to explore and enjoy. You can book the tours below or we can customize any tour to fit your Tibet tour schedule.
The city of Nanjing has been a crucial part of Chinese history for thousands of years, both as China’s capital city and as a strategically important city both in politics and in commerce. Located on the Yangtze River, today it serves as the capital of Jiangsu Province and as a thriving tourist destination. Through triumph and tragedy, Nanjing has survived to become a modern city filled with interesting sites that bear witness to its incredible history.
Pingyao in central Shanxi Province is one of China’s best preserved ancient towns, and it is well worth a visit if you have an extra day or two to spend during your China tour. Due to its somewhat isolated location, the ancient city wall and buildings of Pingyao still stand just as they were hundreds of years ago. Pingyao has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site not only because of its well preserved status but also due to its importance as a financial capital of China during the Qing Dynasty.
China’s largest city has a colorful history influenced by both Chinese and European development over the centuries. We can take you there to hit the highlights of Shanghai, its nearby water villages and surrounding cities with one-day trips (sample tours listed below), or contact us to set up a combined tour itinerary that fits your time schedule and what you want to see all over China. Tour prices may vary a bit depending on the current exchange rates and whether it is peak or off-season.
Tianjin is one of China's largest cities and home to Tianjin Dongjiang Port, a popular stop for cruise ships cruising around Asia and one of China's busiest cargo ports. Tianjin is one of four municipalities that are governed directly by the Chinese government. With a population of nearly 16 million people, Tianjin is one of the world's largest cities but it is often overlooked as a tourist destination mainly due to its proximity to Beijing. French, German and British architecture from the colonial era is one of Tianjin's main attractions, as well as its food and culture street.
Xi'an is best known for its world famous Terracotta Warriors, but as one of China's most important ancient capitals, the city is filled with ancient artifacts and other wonders to explore. Other must-see sites in Xi'an are the Bell and Drum Towers, the Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum and one of the world's most intact city walls - you can actually rent bicycles and ride all the way around the old city of Xi'an on top of the ancient city wall.