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China Tours 2023: Most Popular Tours and New Experiences

China Tours 2023: Most Popular Tours and New Experiences

We are pleased to inform you that China has officially announced the resumption of all kinds of visas, including tourist visas (L Visa), from March 15th, 2023. If you possess a 10-year China Visa obtained before COVID-19, and it remains valid, you can enter China without applying for a new one.

If you are planning a China trip for 2023/2024, don’t miss the private tour packages we offer with promotions below. Any of them can be customized according to your schedule and interests. New experiences offered only by China Highlights may give you some inspiration for a unique China trip during your vacation time in 2023/2024

Top 4 Promoted China Tours for 2023/2024

These are our most popular four China tour itineraries, which visit all the classic sights. 80% of first-time travelers start their tailored-China-tour journey from these itineraries. Please ask your personal travel advisor about our promotion policy when inquiring about any of these tours!

11-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for first-timers
  • Discover the picturesque rural China 
2-Week Beijing – Xi'an – Zhangjiajie – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for nature lovers
  • Witness the Hallelujah Mountains
11-Day Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai
  • Top family itinerary
  • Experience China's countryside life together

New Tours for Exploring China in 2023/2024

The tours below are newly-designed for travelers who would like to discover the hidden beauties of China, immerse themselves in local culture or local life, or take on some new challenges. Any of these itineraries below can be changed or combined as another leg of your China tour.

8-Day Tibet Tour including Tsedang, Shigatse, and Lhasa
  • The famous Tibetan palaces
  • The four representative monasteries
6-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Tour
  • Best for culture fans
  • Meet Chinese ethnic minorities
6-Day Grassland and Desert Tour with Hiking and Camping
  • Hike in the majestic Yin Mountains
  • Camp in the hinterland of Kubuqi Desert
4-Day Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Tour
  • Experience the snow mountain climbing
  • Summit a mountain of 17,700 ft

New Experiences for Your China Tour in 2023/2024

China Highlights creates new experiences every year, allowing travelers to find those hidden gems on less-traveled roads, to understand China’s culture by practicing it, to try new and exciting outdoor activities, and to uncover the stories behind the sights and people. Discover the real China with our exclusive experiences below.

Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Discover ancient Chinese Emperors
Explore a "living" Forbidden City
Secrets of the Terracotta Army
Secrets of the Terracotta Army
Make your own terracotta warriors in a disappearing cave dwelling.
China in Progress
China in Progress
Meet old and new China in Shanghai.
100% Real China Caving
100% Real China Caving
Explore a limestone which has never been touched by ordinary tourists.
Hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge
Hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge
Conquer One of the most magnificent gorges in China.
Discover the Life of a Tibetan Lama
Discover the Life of a Tibetan Lama
Visit the Songzanlin Lamasery and a lama's dormitory
Be a Panda Keeper
Be a Panda Keeper
Take care and feed a Giant Panda
Live Life Like a Mongolian Local
Live Life Like a Mongolian Local
Stay with a real herdsman's family in your own traditional yurt
Enjoy the Ice and Snow Festival
Enjoy the Ice and Snow Festival
Play on the ice and snow like a child.
Whatever you want from your China tour, our travel advisors are ready to help you with 1:1 advice.
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Best Time to Visit China

For comfortable weather conditions, the best times to visit China are spring (April–May) and autumn (September–October).

For a quiet experience, avoid China's public holidays: National Day holiday (October 1–7) and Chinese New Year Holiday (15 days before and after February 10th in 2024), and school summer holidays in July and August.

For the best prices: visit in the low season from November to December.

best time to visit China

How many days for a classic tour?

For a classic tour, we recommend you spend at least 8 days at the most classic destinations — Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an. Our 8-day Golden Triangle itinerary fits this recommendation perfectly.

Here are recommendations of what to see in the top five China destinations:

how many days for a classic China tour

There are no fixed itineraries for our tours. Our travel advisors can change the itinerary according to your schedule, interests, and budget.

Which city to enter/leave China from?

The most popular China gateway cities are Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, with huge international airports and plentiful attractions.

Our tours can start from whichever gateway city you prefer.

How to get a China visa in 2023/2024

Foreign citizens normally need a visa to visit China. We recommend you apply for your China visa one to two months before your travel date. Applying for a visa with the help of a visa company may save you a lot of hassle. See more on China Visa Requirements and China Travel Restrictions

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Enjoy your personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have unparalleled flexibility, which is impossible on a group tour.

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

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Well-Selected Local Guides

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive — your personal local guides will share interesting stories, insider information, and even create unexpected highlights!

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