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We are China tours and holidays specialists offering one of the UK's widest range of trips with a distinct focus on private and tailor made travel arrangements. There is still time to book now for 2015 and many are also booking for 2016 to take advantage of cheaper airfares.

We are a family owned and run, UK based company focused almost exclusively on China tours with an emphasis on quality, private and tailor made arrangements at an affordable price. We hope by browsing our China tours you will be inspired to visit this extraordinarily country with us. We look forward to creating a unique and memorable holiday regarding any tour to China as a “trip of a lifetime” experience.

Our expertise focused on China allows us to offer a wide range of well thought through itineraries from our classic Private Guided Tours to our exclusive Self Guided Adventures designed to offer more freedom of travel. We are also leaders in Family Tours to China and travel to Tibet.

Over the years we have built up a significant pool of expertise in putting together Tailor Made China Tours for both individuals an private groups. We will listen to what you wish to get from your holiday to China and will make appropriate suggestions to enhance your trip. We pride ourselves on attention to detail. We believe that only through such focused attention will you receive the China travel experience you deserve.



“Many thanks once again for all your organisation. As I have said on the form, the organisation both before and during the trip has been faultless, and your trip guidebook is outstanding. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we hear of planning a trip to China!"

Gordon and Anne Ireland

Reviews of The China Travel Company on Trip Advisor


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Choose The Best China Holidays For You

We, at TCTC, have a range of cheap package holidays for 2014 and 2015 and yet most trips include Great Wall of China tours, Forbidden City package tours, and China City Tours which you can find as part of the affordable China holiday packages that The China Travel Company offers. We focus on superb value for money for the high quality tour standards we insist on. Our own experience and contacts allow visitors to explore many different parts of the country comfortably and affordably during their China tours. Although our main focus is on individuals, we also cater for Private Group Tours, as well as Special Interest Trips on request. We look forward to creating your special itinerary!

Experience the Fantastic Great Wall of China Tours

Probably the most popular element on your vacation is seeing the Great Wall of China. There is a huge amount of Great Wall of China Tourism, so for the best experience, you need to be careful where you go. Our Great Wall of China tours do not visit touristy Badaling and focus on more unspoiled areas such as Mutianyu and Jinshanling, where you can stand on the Wall and enjoy the stunning views in relative peace. TCTC offers this at a competitive price all helping to make for a memorable Great Wall of China trip. You won't find a better Great Wall of China travel experience on your China holidays!

Forbidden City Package Tour Included In All Private Tours

The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, was once the imperial palace to 24 emperors in the Qing and Ming dynasties between 1368 and 1911. The Forbidden City size of around 72 hectares makes it one of the most complex royal palaces in the world. Consequently, it is essential to include it in our City tours of Beijing.

Take a look at this ancient royal wonder with The Forbidden City Package Tour made especially for you. See how the city is composed of two parts: an Outer Court where the Emperor would hold court and conduct the affairs of the nation; and the Inner Court where the Emperor resided with his family and would perform religious rites. A Forbidden City tour guide will direct you through the rich ancient architectural arts and historical relics and make sure that you don’t miss anything of interest. Forbidden City tickets include the entrance fee to the main sights. Ask us about tour prices.

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We offer a huge range of destinations in China including the popular must sees such as the Beijing’s Great Wall and Forbidden City, Xian’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the Giant Pandas of Chengdu and stunning scenery around Guilin and Yangshuo. To add to this we take pride in offering, and having visited ourselves, some of the more Off The Beaten Track destinations including stunning Tibet and Silk Road adventures. This gives you the opportunity to draw on the depth of our experience and choose the best China holiday for you.

You will see that many tour companies focus on join in group tours. That is something we do not do. We feel the most rewarding experience comes from private and tailor made travel. This allows us to offer a very personalised service and we find that results in superb clients feedback from where we gain our satisfaction.


It is rare that we put together China tours that do not include a tour to the Great Wall located in the beautiful mountains to the north of the city. Of course, everyone wants to visit the wall so we look to offering the right sections to avoid the worst of the tourist crowds. As a rule we prefer to visit the architecturally impressive Mutianyu section. For those looking for something a bit more rugged we offer trekking along the Jinshanling section that offers more of a wild wall experience. It is these little touches that make a good day trip to the Great Wall into a superb and memorable trip. That is the way we like to do things. 


Another world class tourist sight in China is the Forbidden City in the centre of Beijing. The Palace Museum, as it is known in China, was the imperial home to 24 emperors during the Qing and Ming dynasties from 1368 up to the Republic in 1911 when the Imperial system of rule collapsed. The vastness of the Forbidden City and high level of the architecure make it a must see sight.

Our tours aim to bring the life in Imperial Beijing to life. You will learn how and where the Emperor conducted the day to day business of running his Empire, see the family quarters and gardens and learn how social status was derived from the closeness you lived the huge red walls of the Forbidden City.


To finish this introduction we would like to say that whether it is your first visit to China to see the top sights in a couple of weeks or if you are on a return trip wanting to delve deeper we can handle your travel arrangements. We are always delighted to talk to people interested in China. This extraordinary country has been such a major part of our lives over the last 20 years.

Please don’t forget that all our trips are ATOL protected and we are members of ABTA allowing us to match the security of booking with a large company with the personalised service and attention to detail you should expect from a small family business that lives and breathes its expertise.



21st May 2015 - Choosing the right hotel in China is an important part of getting a China tour right. Check out our latest article to learn more.

31st March 2015 - Our latest article is all about fabulous Chengdu in Sichuan province and the place to see Giant Pandas.

19th March 2015 - A brand new article on our favourite building in China - the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

20th February 2015 - New article on Shanghai's famous Bund is out in our article section.

13th February 2015 - Learn all about the lovely town of Yangshuo in the South of China in our new article.

19th January 2015 - For many of us Chinese music is a bit of a mystery. It is either seen as “new age” and for relaxing or as a bit random with lots of seemingly out of tune bells and gongs that don’t necessarily sit to well on the western musical palette. Learn more about Chinese music in our latest article.

8th December 2014 - A new article has been put up called "A Guide to the History of Xian."

16th October 2014 - Updated website! Yes, a new look for The China Travel Company designed to be a much quicker, fresher and brighter experience which we hope is more user friendly helping you to find the information you need to plan and book your China tour with us!


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