China for Families

Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai

From $4300 per person in low season
From $4700 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person including based on a family of four and two rooms.

Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Vacations.

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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

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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

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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 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

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.

  1. Days 1-4: Beijing

    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)

  2. Days 4-6: Xian

    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 neighborhood in the Islamic quarter, full of color 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)

  3. Days 6-9: Guilin

    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)

  4. Days 9-12: Shanghai

    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)

Experiences

  • Bamboo Raft Cruise on the Li River

    Drift leisurely down the Li River on a bamboo raft as you pass a picturesque landscape of lush fields framed by limestone karsts. Step ashore to visit villages complete with Ming and Qing era architecture and discover a world away from the bustling city.

  • Private Cooking Class in Yangshuo

    Discover the countryside and culture around Yangshuo as you delve into its markets and discover the cooking techniques and traditional recipes of the region. After cooking up a storm you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve helped prepare.

  • Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty

    The Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty was a hugely significant discovery in the 1970s. The warriors are fascinating and well worth exploring with a private guide.

  • Visit The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

    Enjoy a half day tour to The Great Wall of China. This visit will take you to Mutianyu and although further from the city it offers a much more natural Wall experience as it is less visited, enabling one to appreciate the stunning countryside.

  • Visit Tiannamen Square & The Forbidden City

    Enjoy a half day tour of Beijing's most well-known landmarks. Start with a trip to Tian'ammen Square before heading onto The Forbidden City, a former imperial palace which was the residence to twenty-four different Chinese Emperors.

  • Visit to The Temple of Heaven & The Summer Palace

    Visit The Temple of Heaven and The Summer Palace on this full day tour. The Temple of Heaven is one of China's most iconic sacrificial monuments meanwhile The Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site, was built as a luxurious royal garden for royal families.

  • Walking around the Great Wall of China

    Works started on the Great Wall of China as early as 200 B.C and it now stretches from Shanhaiguan by the Yellow Sea to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. Sections of wall have been restored and repaired, offering fantastic walking opportunities.

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Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai

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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 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation.

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