Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Dyansties and Discovery highlights * Vibrant cities * Beautiful rural landscapes * Amazing terracotta warriors Read more ...
On this adventurous journey to the Golden Triangle, we have paved the way for you to cross borders seldom crossed by overseas travellers. Read more ...
We are now offering special summer river camp perfect for children. There are two sailings on 18th - 21st July and 1st - 4th August. There are plenty of activities created just for the children onboard. Read more ...
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* Featuring Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai
* Contrast of old and new China
* Private A&K guides throughout
* Featuring Beijing, Xian, Yangzi, Shanghai
* Luxury Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
* Great introduction to this vast country
* Featuring Zhongdian, Tacheng, Meili and Benzilan
* In depth rural Yunnan
* Endangered Yunnan Golden Monkeys
For centuries the most advanced civilisation - bequeathing to the world the dictionary, gunpowder, printing and the compass - China is on the march again and determined to see herself restored as the Middle Kingdom.
China Holidays 2013, 2014 with Abercrombie & Kent will get you close to the contrasts of geography, people, language and the disparity between ancient and modern that give China its breath-taking variety.
From the bright lights of its cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong to the solitude of the Taklamakan desert or the peace of rural life, holidays to China are captivating and engrossing. They offer today's traveller a journey of discovery full of magnificent temples, pagodas and monuments such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Beijing, not only a great place to view the eastern section of the Great Wall, it is the cultural and political heart of China and has the monuments, parks and palaces to prove it. For more information on these destinations, please see our Shanghai holidays, Hong Kong holidays 2013, 2014 and Beijing holidays pages.
China is home to a vast expanse of terrain ranging from snow-capped mountains and steeply terraced hillsides, to the bizarre karst scenery on a Guilin tour and the dramatic gorges of the mighty Yangzi River - a must for every luxury China holiday. See our Yangzi River cruises page for more details.
Ensure your China holiday also takes you away from the anonymous multitudes of the cities, to the slower pace and peace of village life. An old world charm is retained and little has changed over the years: houses are constructed in the same age-old way, craft and knowledge passed down from generation to generation and buffalo still plough the fields. The natural beauty of a Yunnan province tour can offer this as well as hot springs and deep virgin forests, mountain rivers and valley streams.
Whether you want to see the highlights or to delve deeper and find out more about its people, such as the Naxi of Lijiang, your luxury China Holidays 2013, 2014 or a China Family Holiday with A&K will give you a unique insight to this intriguing country, which has no equal.
Additionally, Abercrombie & Kent's Silk Road holidays and travel with over 4,000 miles of amazing history and sights, are the perfect way to further explore this unique region.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, our 12 day China luxury holidays will cost from £3,895 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Savings from £900
Travel on selected cruises, and there will be no single supplement. Terms and conditions apply.
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Suggested China Accommodation Offers
The Peninsula Shanghai offers 235 supremely comfortable and stylish rooms and suites. Each room takes inspiration from the Art Deco period and "Golden Age" when...
This first class, central hotel exudes an atmosphere of luxury living, by offering the highest standards of service and attention to detail. Subtle Chinese influences enhance every dining, spa and shopping experience...
The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is one of only two five star vessels operating in the astonishing Three Gorges region of China. Elegant and stylish, it is perfect for relaxed cruising through spectacular and...
The Upper House is Hong Kong’s latest and most talked-about hotel that combines five star luxury with boutique intimacy. The Upper House is exciting, quirky and unlike...
Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake. The 20-minute drive from the centre of Hangzhou takes one along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues...
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This is my first booking with A & K and the whole experiance was outstanding. I would say it was 110%.
- NC, North Somerset
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Chengdu Research Base
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