Xiaodan Cheng - Managing Director

Managing Director of China Holidays (UK) Ltd "We are immensely proud to be a Queen's Award Winner"

China Holidays (UK) Ltd was founded in 1997 in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest and longest running tour operator in the UK dealing exclusively with China. China Holidays (UK) Ltd invested and founded its own branch company in Beijing in 2005 to look after its customers and to further develop its operating networks.                                                                                             We are fully protected ATOL tour company, our ATOL number is 5019. We are also a member of IATA , our IATA code number is 9 127 2171. As an independent company, we can offer you a highly personalised service with our colleagues in London and Beijing working hard to ensure you have an unforgettable, high quality and value-for-money holiday.

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About China Holidays' tours

China Holidays (UK) Ltd has a wide range of escorted, small-group tours on scheduled dates, and full details of these are on our website. Should you wish to travel individually rather than in a group you can tailor-make arrangements to suit your own interests and have your own guide, car and driver – any tour in our brochure can be adapted into a private journey, or you can create your own itinerary.

We have a range of tours to suit all budgets, from classic tours of the essential highlights to deluxe grand tours. Our Classic tours cover the great Imperial Triangle of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai plus a variety of other must-see destinations. We also offer Yangtze River cruises, Luxury tours, Regional tours – of Sichuan, Tibet, the Silk Road for example – and Themed tours for birdwatching, cookery and gardens.


What makes China Holidays (UK) Ltd different from other travel companies?

(1) Great variety of choices plus flexibility

We have thoroughly researched the China travel market and tourists’ needs, and therefore we are confident that we can offer a great variety of tours which highlight the many different aspects of Chinese culture. One of our specialties is creating tailor-made tours, and all you need to do is to tell us what you want to see and do whilst in China, and our experienced travel consultants will help design your own itinerary to suit your requirements. We have a very user-friendly search engine which will allow you to easily navigate through the site to search for tour packages, cruise ships, discount hotels and flight tickets.

 (2) Unbeatable value for money

China Holidays (UK) Ltd never intends to be the cheapest travel company in the market. We believe in terms of quality and costs, we offer the best value for money for your trip to China. Our goal is to make our customers happy with every penny they spend with us.

(3) Professional, warm manner and quick response to client’s needs

No matter what you want to know about traveling in China, please feel free to email or phone our London or Beijing office staff and our travel advisors will use their professional knowledge and experience to offer you the best advice. We promise to reply to you within 24 working hours.

You can make your enquiries or bookings through either our London or Beijing office. Please feel free to contact us.

Questions about our tours?

Why do I have to pay a Single Supplement?

The price for each tour on our website is based on double occupancy (two passengers share a hotel room or cruise cabin). A single supplement is an extra fee for those who stay in a hotel room by himself, not sharing with another passenger.

Which languages do your guides speak?

Our office staff and trip advisors all speak fluent English and Chinese, so unless you speak or read Chinese, our correspondences with you will be in English.

Our tour guides are able to speak many different languages. Just let us know which language you would prefer to communicate in and we shall ensure an appropriate guide is assigned to you.

For any groups with multi nationalities, we only provide English tour guides, unless it is otherwise specifically requested.

What is the difference between a National guide and a Local Guide?

If you choose to book one of our Set Itinerary Tours, a National Guide will accompany you throughout the duration of your trip. Our National Guides will be responsible for collecting you from and taking you to airports, train stations, hotels etc. In each city or town you visit you will also be met by a Local Guide who will only accompany you during the section of your itinerary spent touring his/her own city or town.

If you choose to book a Tailor Made Itinerary, we will ensure that a Local Guide is there to look after you in each of the destinations on your itinerary. A National Guide is not required for groups of less  than 10 people.

Do you offer any group discounts if we have more than 10 people traveling together? If not, how many do you need for a group discounted rate?

We do not offer any discounts on Set Itinerary Tours for a traveling group of more than 10 people owing to the fact that prices for these tours are based on a minimum of 10 people in each group.

For private tours, if you have larger groups of more than 10, special prices can be arranged, please contact our travel consultants directly for further information.

More information on tour prices:

Our Tailor Made Tour prices are calculated according to the number of people traveling in each group, which are in accordance with the regulations outlined by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and are as follows:

a) One person

b) 2-5 people

c) 6-9 people

d) over 10 people

Can I just book flight/train/cruise tickets only?

Yes, we will be happy to help. Prepare a list of the tickets you want to book and ring us for quotation.

How far in advance do I need to make a booking?

Late reservations cannot be guaranteed for hotel rooms and late bookings may affect total tour prices, especially tours during peak season. We usually suggest to our clients that bookings are made at least two months before the departure date. If you intend to travel in China during September and October, we recommend that you make the booking for your trip three months prior to your departure date.

However we do understand that sometimes booking in advance is not always possible for our clients. Therefore we do accept late bookings and we will do everything possible to make sure your itinerary includes everything you want. We can arrange itineraries with as much as up to 15 days before the intended departure date, and we encourage you to call us directly by telephone if you intend to make a late booking.

How can I pay?

We accept payment by card ( debit card or credit card ), cash and cheque while bank transfer is most welcome.

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