China is a country on fast-forward. With its sprawling cities developing at an unmatchable speed, few places change faces as fast and as often as it does. Beijing is home to landmarks such as the Summer Palace, while those with an adventurous streak will have a blast tobogganing down the Great Wall - and you can’t leave without trying some scrumptious Peking duck. With a medley of Art Deco buildings and colossal towers, Shanghai is a thriving art scene that is famous for its acrobatics. From incredible architecture to natural gems, be transported to the classic Chinese landscapes of Guilin, with their karst mountains and winding rivers, immortalised by poets and writers over the centuries. Don't miss the chance to visit Avatar’s ‘Hallelujah Mountains’, inspired by Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the heart of China, or head to the roof of the world – the Tibetan plateau.
Meet China's iconic giant pandas in Chengdu, and make a stop in Yunnan to admire the endless ridges of rice paddies and immersive jungles. Go back in time as you head down the winding Silk Road routes to discover the history of trade, ending up in Xi’an, which is home to thousands of life-size terracotta soldiers. While the whole country seems to accelerate at an extraordinary pace, fragments of history untouched by time remain present, from the imperial Forbidden City in Beijing right down to the glutinous rice flour paste from the Qing dynasty which miraculously holds some of the bricks of the Great Wall of China together.
Highlights of China
Climbing the Great Wall of China – Scale the giant structure and have a whale of a time tobogganing your way down afterwards.The Forbidden City – Explore China’s largest collection of ancient structures, once home to 24 emperors across the Ming and Qing dynasties.
holidays IN CHINA HANDPICKED BY EXSUS
From £11,250 per person
Travel to: Beijing & Northern China, Shanghai, Hangzhou & Eastern China, Yunnan
From £6,750 per person
Travel to: Beijing & Northern China, Hong Kong & Macau, Southern China, Xi'an, Sichuan & Central China
From £5,450 per person
Travel to: Beijing & Northern China, Hong Kong & Macau, Southern China
PLACES TO STAY IN CHINA HANDPICKED BY EXSUS
Location: Shanghai, Hangzhou & Eastern China | China
Best for: Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine
Location: Xi'an, Sichuan & Central China | China
Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Setting & Views, Landscapes & Scenery
Location: Southern China | China
Best for: Couples, First-timers, Landscapes & Scenery, Setting & Views
See all Itinerary Ideas in China
See all Places to Stay in China
As well as postcard-perfect beaches, swaying palms and exceptional luxury hotels overlooking the sea, the beautiful islands of the Caribbean offer so much more, including rich culture, diverse landscapes, thrilling water sports, lesser-known islands where you'll really feel like a castaway, and fantastic food and drink. Find out more about the Caribbean on our blog.
Get some inspiration for your luxury holiday in 2020 with our hotlist. See our top tips on where you should travel, from following in the footsteps of James Bond in Jamaica to discovering exclusive and eco-friendly Bhutan, via relaxing in a spa with a difference in Sweden and enjoying exceptional safaris in Zimbabwe. The world really is your oyster...
For a perfect beach holiday or honeymoon, look no further. From Italy and Greece to the Caribbean and the Maldives, we've handpicked our favourite beach destinations and luxury hotels so all you have to do is relax and unwind, before returning to a room with a view...
A big part of any luxury holiday is enjoying the local food and drink. Make the most of it with a foodie-focused holiday, whether that's sampling the gourmet delights of Italy or tasting world-renowned wines in the beautiful Napa Valley in sun-kissed California.
Our passionate and knowledgeable team of well-travelled experts can tailor-make your perfect luxury holiday, honeymoon or family adventure to over 90 destinations all over the world, from Italy to India.
From honeymooners to families, find out what our recent travellers have to say about their holidays with Exsus and how our experts have ensured their experience goes above and beyond, from start to finish.