China Escorted Tours

A true diamond, China is a multi-faceted place with many glittering aspects 

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Let us invite you on an adventure through the dynamic cities, beautiful temples and imposing volcanic peaks of China, exploring the charm of centuries of tradition and discovering the beauty of its landscapes.

A layered history, rich artistry and unique collage of cultures, take the Scenic route through the heart of China as the allure of its ancient spell beckons, where the neon lights of Shanghai, small historic towns and villages and the mighty Terracotta Army are yours to discover.

At Scenic, we carefully handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure that our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury touring.

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We're thrilled to announce that our 2019/20 Asia & The Far East Escorted Touring Collection is now available to order or view online. 
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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Fully-inclusive, exclusive and unique, Scenic Enrich takes you behind-the-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choice is a beautiful thing, which is why we created our unique and flexible Scenic Freechoice program.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Our hotels are selected for their location and character, to ensure your stay is truly reflective of the destination.
  • Cruise
    In China, you’ll sail the Yangtze on the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer to immerse yourself in the country’s natural beauty.
  • Rail
    You can look forward to state-of-the-art rail travel on board some of the world’s fastest trains, including the Maglev.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    Enjoy complete peace-of-mind because all your travel is taken care of. We cover flexible return flights, internal transfers and the little touches in between.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have carefully curated a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in China truly unforgettable.
Our Scenic Enrich experiences are all-inclusive and exclusive, having been selected to take you behind the scenes for encounters that are simply inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, while still being included in the price you pay. Our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions will enable you to uncover the secrets of China’s intense history with the help of our expert guides, where you are free to explore world heritage sites and the surrounding magnificent scenery.

Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities that we feature in China:

Scenic Enrich

  • Get up-close-and-personal as you enjoy an enchanting close encounter with rare giant panda cubs, truly a moment to cherish. 
  • Gaze at the majesty of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Army with the company of a museum curator in Xi’an.
  • Indulge in a drink with your fellow travellers overlooking the magnificent Forbidden City in Beijing as the sun sets. 
  • Be treated to a special private after hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum in Xi’an. 
  • Visit a local painter’s home in Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings while enjoying lunch with his family. 

Scenic Freechoice

  • Take a guided walking tour of Beijing’s famous Silk Markets, browsing the local stores and enjoying a traditional lunch. 
  • Revel in the history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town as you discover old bridges across bubbling streams and ancient temples.
  • Discover Fuli, the hometown of China’s paper fans. Meet a master of this folk art and try your hand at creating your own souvenir. 
  • Wander through the bustling morning markets in Beijing before attending a fun, hands-on cooking class. 
  • Appreciate a martial arts spectacular of Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics in Beijing or attend the Peking Opera.

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

In China, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and is right in the heart of your destination.
At Scenic, we have handpicked all of the accommodation we feature to ensure that our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. From hotels that reflect China’s rich history to ones that offer you a true appreciation of all that China has to offer. 

You will stay in remarkable properties that have been picked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing ordinary about any of these properties. What’s more, all of our Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary.
  • Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La
    Nestled in a land of snow-capped peaks, primeval forests and fertile valleys, the Shangri-La Resort combines elegance and modern amenities.
  • Fairmont Peace Palace, Shanghai
    Nestled along the famous Bund in Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Palace is a luxurious hotel that combines art deco style and old world elegance.
  • Banyan Tree Yangshuo, Yangshuo
    Set against a backdrop of emerald rice paddies, mist-shrouded mountains and curious caves, Banyan Tree Yangshou reflects rural China.
  • InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort, Lijiang
    Experience old world opulence and modern luxury, an excellent selection of dining options and views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain from this lavish resort.


Whether you’re luxuriously cutting through incredible landscapes or experiencing speeds you never thought possible, you’re sure to never forget rail travel like this.
Also known as the magnetic levitation train, the Maglev is the fastest commercial high-speed train in the world. A modern, spacious and environmentally friendly form of transport, running between Shanghai’s Longyang Road Station and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
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Cruise ships on the Yangtze between cliffs


Whether you’re relaxing in your suite or admiring the views while sailing the Yangtze, our luxurious river cruises provide an incredible perspective on life.
The world’s longest river, the Yangtze provides you with the ideal platform to view the regions rich array of wonders. Sail with our partner, Sanctuary Retreats, on the recently refurbished boutique Yangzi Explorer through the Three Gorges, a natural spectacle of sculpted cliffs and lushly forested banks. Enjoy fascinating excursions, with visits to the Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and Fengdu Ghost Temple.

On board, you’ll enjoy complimentary wine and beer with every lunch and a la carte dinner. And, you'll have the opportunity to take Tai Chi and cooking classes, silk embroidery workshops and even calligraphy lessons.
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Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your long-haul journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
Travel in small groups of no more than 24 guests, enjoying an intimate experience as we make our way through this country of cultural wonders. We will personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel when you arrive in China.  And, at the end of your journey with us, we will transfer you to the airport and make sure that your return journey is just as luxurious as your arrival.
Travel in style
During your time exploring China’s many cultural faces, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. This includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure that the best touring options are available to you as you travel through these countries.

Local knowledge

We use knowledgeable local guides, experts and Scenic tour directors across all of our escorted tours because we truly believe that nobody knows an area as well as someone who calls it home. Make the most out of the knowledge that these people harbour as they introduce you to each spectacular destination and experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultures that surround you. 

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Terms and conditions: FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade‡ is valid one way only, on our 16-day China Express, 21-day Grand China and 28-day Amazing China 2019/20 itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if travelling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. The promotion has no cash value. Business Class offer can be removed at any time. *FREE cabin upgrade on board the Yangzi Explorer is subject to availability. Business Class flight and cabin upgrade is not combinable with any other offers. ^Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an airport where flights are available from. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. Loyalty members who already receive this benefit will receive an additional discount. Offers can be withdrawn at any time and are only applicable to residents of the UK. Offers are applicable from 12 June 2019 until 31 August 2019. From prices include the additional £100 per person saving.