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CHINA TOURS

Our China tours have been carefully created to uncover the real China, combining sightseeing with activities and cultural experiences. Enjoy the unique sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the vast and compelling country that is China. Whether you're a young adventurer, an energetic family or a laid-back traveller, our small group China tours and private, tailor-made China holidays will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

From the hustle and bustle of China's capital Beijing, to the must see sites like the Terracotta Army & Great Wall, to the stunning landscapes and rich cultural history, this truly amazing country will captivate and enthral even the most seasoned traveller.

Our range of Shoestring China tours offer the best value for money travel you can find, and perfectly combine sightseeing with active adventure, tailored to the younger more adventurous and fun loving traveller.

Our tailor-made China holidays allow you to set the pace, pick the route and choose the budget. We'll work with you to design the perfect China holiday and take away all the stress and pressure of booking your once in a life time adventure holiday to China.

TOP China TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Tour type Days Start Date Offer Price
Highlights of China Shoestring 15 30th of Oct 2019
Highlights of China
US$1469 Book Now
Highlights of China Shoestring 15 23rd of Oct 2019
Highlights of China
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Highlights of China Shoestring 15 16th of Oct 2019
Highlights of China
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Highlights of China Shoestring 15 9th of Oct 2019
Highlights of China
US$1469 Book Now
Highlights of China Shoestring 15 7th of Oct 2019
Highlights of China
US$1469 Book Now
Beijing to Shanghai Express Shoestring 9 11th of Nov 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
US$749 Book Now
Beijing to Shanghai Express Shoestring 9 4th of Nov 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
US$749 Book Now
Beijing to Shanghai Express Shoestring 9 28th of Oct 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
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Beijing to Shanghai Express Shoestring 9 21st of Oct 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
US$749 Book Now
Beijing to Shanghai Express Shoestring 9 19th of Oct 2019
Beijing to Shanghai Express
US$749 Book Now
China on a Shoestring Shoestring 25 30th of Oct 2019
China on a Shoestring
US$2209 Book Now
China on a Shoestring Shoestring 25 23rd of Oct 2019
China on a Shoestring
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China on a Shoestring Shoestring 25 16th of Oct 2019
China on a Shoestring
US$2209 Book Now
China on a Shoestring Shoestring 25 9th of Oct 2019
China on a Shoestring
US$2209 Book Now
China on a Shoestring Shoestring 25 7th of Oct 2019
China on a Shoestring
US$2209 Book Now

Shoestring China TOURS

Highlights of China

This great budget tour of China winds its way through the west of the country from the sky scrapers of Hong Kong, through stunning rural China, to the bustling capital of Beijing.

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Days

Price

Shoestring

15

From

$1469


Beijing to Shanghai Express

This 9-day tour takes you from China's capital Beijing to Shanghai, the most populated city in the world. Experience the best of China's urban sprawl and beautiful rural landscapes on an adventure through this magical country.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

9

From

$749


China on a Shoestring

This 25-day full circuit of China take in all the major sites and more. An amazing budget china tour that covers Hong Kong, Chengdu, Beijing & Shanghai, along with plenty of off-the-beaten track adventures and activities.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

25

From

$2209


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TAILOR-MADE China TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

I was pleased and impressed with the experience in booking and obtain all necessary documents in a timely manner. I am looking forward to my tour and hope the ground experience it just as good. This trip is my dream/bucket list trip.

Excellent from the initial planning to every step along the way on the trip! Worry free in every way! Islam, Hussein and Mahmoud were the greatest! Please check out my review on Trip Advisor! FIve stars from this girl!
Excellent

My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.

I purchased my rid tour as part of a group coupon. Is obituary hesitant but my tour was great. The staff at Encounters were professional and helpful. I had a lot of questions but no one made me feel like a pest. Good experience.
I always wanted to go to Morocco and I finally got to go last September. I'm glad I chose this tour group. They were professional and attentive. Good times!

My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.

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