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China Tours: Private and Tailor-Made China Vacations

China Tours: Private and Tailor-Made China Vacations

We design private and tailor-made China tours based on your style of travel at reasonable local prices. We are Chinese travel experts who know what your guidebook and foreign agencies don't. To turn your China dreams into amazing experiences, we'll support you 1:1 with a dedicated China expert as you plan, book, and travel!

China Highlights has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence year-on-year and remains the most highly-rated China travel agency on TA with over 10,000 reviews. Despite the pandemic, we have maintained healthy business operations in China. From 2020 to 2022, we served more than 4,000 China expats with customized travel services.

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China has officially announced resuming all kinds of visas including tourist visa (L Visa) application from March 15th, 2023. If your 10-year China Visa, obtained before COVID-19, is still within the expiration date, you can enter China now wihtout applying for a new one

We would be honored to tailor-make your flexible private China tour. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time to discuss your travel plans.

Classic Private China Tours 2023/2024

Look no further - these are our most popular China tour itineraries. 80% of first-time visitors choose these tour plans.

Top Recommended China Tours for Families

The tours below are recommended for families of travelers who would like to have interesting, educational, exciting, adventurous, or relaxing experiences in China. We are happy to customize any of them according to your preferences.

11-Day Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai
  • Top family itinerary
  • Experience China's countryside life together
9-Day China Family Classic Tour
  • The most cost-effective China family tour
  • Be like a Chinese child in a hutong
2-Week Beijing – Xi'an – Chengdu – Shanghai Tour
  • Best for children in a Mandarin Immersion Program
  • Practice mandarin in a market
9-Day Yunnan Family Tour
  • Best for the adventurous families
  • Stay in a Tibetan tent on a highland pasture

Top Recommended China Tours Based on Interests

The sample tours below are designed for travelers with different interests. Don’t hesitate to tell us if your interests are not covered here. We will design a unique China trip for you.

2-Week Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Hong Kong
  • The best choice for foodies
  • Learn to cook the famous Sichuan dishes
2-Week Shanghai-Hangzhou-Suzhou-Guilin-Xi'an-Beijing Private Tour
  • Specailly designed for culture fans
  • Explore a lovely water town
12-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze River, and Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for cruise lovers
  • Witness the great Three Gorges of China
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FAQs on China Tour Planning

Here are some expert planning tips to help you get started:

1. What is the best way to tour China?

China is a very large country, but it has built a comprehensive transportation system of airports, trains, highways, subways, ports, and waterways that is world class in many places.

For Western travelers, we suggest traveling between destinations by air or by high-speed railway. For journeys of more than 1,200 km (720 miles), it is probably better to take a plane. For less than that, a bullet train may be a more convenient and comfortable choice.

For traveling in the remote areas of China, a private transfer is recommended if there is no flight or bullet train.

2. How many days should I spend in China?

For first-timers, we recommend at least 8 days for the classic Beijing–Xi'an–Shanghai route, but a 14-day tour would allow you to experience a cruise on the Yangtze River and see the scenery of Guilin as well.

If you are planning a return trip, we will suggest the optimum number of days according to the destinations you are interested in.

3. How much does a tour of China cost?

The cost ranges from 220 to 350 USD per person per day, based on a private China tour for two persons. This includes domestic transportation, private guides, private transfers, hotels, attraction tickets, and lunches on touring days.

4. Is it safe to take a vacation in China in 2023?

Health codes and negative nucleic acid test results are not required for domestic travel anymore (Jan. 2023). No more pre-flight or on-arrival tests! People can enter most places without showing a COVID-negative certificate or their health code.

All of this means that coronavirus is not considered a risk to travel in China now, as long as you are vaccinated. The Chinese government still encourages people to pay attention to personal hygiene and wear masks indoors. For foreign travelers who hold a tourist visa or 10-year visa, visiting China might be possible in the second quarter of this year.

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1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made by your personal travel advisor — a destination expert. Every reply will be within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

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.

Well-Selected Local Guides

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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