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China Tour Packages 2023/2024

A wonderfully vast and fast-changing country, China is ultramodern yet remarkably traditional, boasting diverse ethnic groups and landscapes, profound history and culture, time-honored heritages and unique traditions.

Based in China, we are local experts with a passion to help worldwide travelers to see and experience the real China. For nearly 20 years, we have planned and arranged a wide variety of China tours of different themes and styles. Our flexible private tours and carefully selected small group tours will introduce you to the most authentic destinations and best highlights of China at affordable prices. We also provide 1:1 travel consultant services to help you tailor-make your China tour based on your interests and requirements.

China Small Group Tours 2023/2024

These authentic China Small Group Tours (maximum 12 people per group) are well designed by our China travel experts, offering you a chance to travel with like-minded people at competitive prices. With all travel planning being taken care of, you can thoroughly explore the diverse history, culture, food, and landscapes of China at a relaxed pace.

China Tours by Themes & Interests

Below are some of our most popular China tours that have been set according to different themes and styles. Whether you are looking for a classic China trip, a family holiday, a cultural exploration, a close panda contact, or any other in-depth experience, you can easily find the ideal tour to suit your needs.

FAQs on China Tours

Below are the 10 most frequently asked questions from our former clients and a collection of answers by our expert travel consultants. Hope this may inspire you on tour planning, length to stay, destination choosing, etc.

Where Should I Go for My First Trip to China?

The Golden Triangle cities Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai are always top recommended based on former customers’ feedback. If you have more time available, you can extend your China tour to Chengdu to see adorable pandas, or Guilin to enjoy surreally beautiful landscapes.

Where else to go for a second trip to China?

After you have visited the iconic Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, we recommended to plan a deeper discovery in China. Visit Tibet for the intense Buddhist culture and epic highland scenery, join a Silk Road trip to heritages over thousands of years ago, enjoy a Yangtze River cruise, or hike the Yellow Mountain and Zhangjiajie Avatar Mountains to see the best mountainscape in China.

Which cities to fly in and out of China? (Gateway Cities in China)

Generally, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong are the top 3 gateway cities in China. In addition, Guangzhou, Xian, and Chengdu also operate frequent international flights.

How to exactly plan my trip to China?

Decide where to go: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Guilin are the 5 top recommended cities;

How long to stay: at least 8 days is suggested to cover the best highlights;

Plan based on your interests: Beijing and Xi’an are for history fans; Shanghai is a metropolis near many ancient water towns; Guilin is known for Karst landscapes; Chengdu is home to the adorable pandas and Leshan Giant Buddha; Avatar mountains in Zhangjiajie and Huangshan are two top mountainscapes.

With decades of experience in designing China tours, our expert travel consultants are happy to help you design a memorable and enjoyable China holiday.

When is the best time to visit China?

China is vast and diverse, and whenever you go, you can always choose many amazing places to travel to. Generally, to travel weather-wise, spring and autumn are the best time to travel to China. To escape the crowds, you are recommended to avoid the public holidays and important festivals, like Spring Festival, National Holiday, and Mid-autumn Festival.

Destinations dominated by cultural and historical experiences, like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Silk Road, and Tibet, are hardly affected by seasons and weather.

Do I need to apply for a Chinese Visa?

Most international tourists need to apply for a visa to travel to China unless they meet the requirements for Chinese visa exemption (eg. 144-hour visa-free transit, from specific countries that have agreements on mutual visa exemption with China, or hold valid Chinese residence permits.)

To travel to China as a tourist, you can apply for a Chinese Ordinary Visa. It is recommended to submit the required documents at your local Chinese Embassy or a Chinese Visa Application Service Center about 30-45 days before your travel date.

What’s the difference of JoyTravel’s private, group, and tailor-made tours?
  • Private tours – You and your families or friends are the only members in the tour group, flexible options (eg. tour date, duration, hotel) and activities are provided according to your interests and requirements. With private guides who will cater to all of your needs.
  • Group tours – we promise a small group with no more than 12 people. With fixed travel dates and a set itinerary (designed with the best highlights of each destination). A more cost-effective option, allows you to travel with like-minded people, and with all the travel planning being taken care of.
  • Tailor-made tours – the tour is specifically designed for you, offering a thoroughly unique experience. All the itinerary details, including hotels, meals, and activities, are hand-picked and customized according to your interests, budget, and all special needs.
What payment method do you offer?

We offer flexible payment options for your ease, including PayPal, major credit cards, Bank Transfer / Wire Transfer, WeChat Pay / Ali Pay, and Western Union Bank Transfer. You can contact our travel consultants for more details or to help you complete the payment process.

How to book a tour with JoyTravel?

Our booking step is quite easy: 1) Select a tour from our over 500 itineraries and send an inquiry for quotation, or tailor-make your trip with 1:1 help from a travel consultant; 2) confirm to book the tour and pay a deposit after you’ve settled on the itinerary; 3) pay the balance before the required payment dates; 4) wait to enjoy your China holiday.

What kind of hotels will we be staying in if travel with JoyTravel?

We know accommodation is an important part of a trip which influences your travel experience in many ways. That’s why we only handpick excellent hotels with good locations and high ratings in each destination. Our hotel options range from international star hotels to high-end local featured hotels, and comfortable boutique hotels of different levels. Please feel free to contact our travel consultant about your preference, they’ll be happy to help book a hotel for you.

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