China with Kids

Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai
11 nights private tour from GBP £5,100 per person

From ancient culture to buzzing cityscapes; dramatic scenery to intimate local villages China is the perfect destination for families. With plenty of adventure, mystery and culture this itinerary provides an educational adventure of a lifetime. With stops in Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai and plenty of unique and interesting activities thrown it, it promises something for everyone.

China with Kids
At a glance
  • An exciting and educational adventure through China

  • Incredible mix of culture, culinary highlights, hands on activities and stunning scenery

  • Something for the whole family to enjoy with lots of variation

  • A truly unique trip through the history of china from ancient to modern day

Journey highlights
  • An exciting and educational adventure through China

  • Incredible mix of culture, culinary highlights, hands on activities and stunning scenery

  • Something for the whole family to enjoy with lots of variation

  • A truly unique trip through the history of china from ancient to modern day

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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China weather is generally warm and humid, with four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in China comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to China

Itinerary

Fly to Beijing
Day 1-4

Beijing, Beijing & Around, China

On arrival in China you will have three nights in Beijing, where you will have a fantastic introduction to the city. With so much to do and see here, Beijing is brilliant for those that really want to delve into the history and culture of China. Starting off with your private guide who will be with you for the next couple of days, we have included a visit to Jingshan Park where you can all take part in a beginners Chinese Course to get some basics down and to start off the competition of who can speak the best Chinese over the coming trip! For the rest of your time in Beijing we have included visits to the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Both are architectural gems and fantastic for people watching, especially in the morning, when locals come to practice exercise including Kung Fu and Tai Chi. Of course, no trip to Beijing would be complete without a trip out to The Great Wall of China which we have included on your second day in the city. This site is simply amazing and after exploring and on the way down instead of walking you can take a toboggan ride which we are sure the kids will love! In the evenings, we can make lots of recommendations for dinner and do suggest that you include a Kung Fu show one night in the traditional Red Theatre and try out the Night Food Market where anything and everything can be tasted!

Accommodation: Peninsula Beijing ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

Xian, China

From Beijing you’ll take the fast train to Xian, much easier than flying, and we can of course arrange porters to assist with luggage making the whole process super easy. On arrival in Xian you will be met by your private guide who will be with you for the next couple of days. Here we have included a quick tour of the Terracotta Army, which is a must on any trip to China, but do understand that museums are not for everyone in the family. Also in Xian we suggest a trip to the vibrant neighbourhood in the Islamic quarter, full of colour and interesting shops to explore. Xian is the start of the original Silk Road from China and the multicultural influences can still be felt in the city today.

Accommodation: Sofitel On Renmin Square ( 2 nights )
Day 6-9

Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China

After two nights in Xian it is then on to Guilin which you will reach after a direct flight of just over two hours. Full of tropical landscapes and low rise buildings it will feel completely different to Beijing and Xian. Also as Beijing and Xian were quite culturally heavy, Guilin allows some time to enjoy the surrounding countryside with rafting trips along the Li River and venturing out into the Longsheng and the Guilin Mountains. From here you can do some great walks and hikes through the rice terraces and small local villages, where you feel like you have stepped back in time. With your private guide over the three nights that you have here, you'll have plenty of chance to explore this beautiful landscape.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin ( 3 nights )
Day 9-12

Shanghai, China

For your last stop in China you’ll take a direct flight from Guilin to Shanghai where you will spend your final three nights. Shanghai is such a fantastic, cosmopolitan city with plenty going on. With your private guide you’ll be able to explore the old and new sides of the city from the beautiful French Concession to the M50 which is full of cool, contemporary art. As your guiding will be completely private, you can of course tailor your experiences depending on how everyone is feeling. After a jampacked schedule, once in the city you may decide to take it a little slower, which of course is totally possible, just let us know!  However, we would recommend that you include the fantastic Shanghai Acrobatics in your trip though, will be a brilliant finale!  

Accommodation: Peninsula Shanghai ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Shanghai
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £5,100 GBP £800 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £5,100 GBP £800 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £5,100 GBP £800 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £5,500 GBP £800 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £5,800 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • July 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
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    GBP £800
  • August 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,100
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,500
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

China weather is generally warm and humid, with four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in China comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to China

China with Kids
China with Kids

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday.

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