Encounter the treasures of the Orient

Let us take you through villages dating back more than 3,500 years, past iconic sites and into local houses as we explore the highlights of the region.

As a guest on one of our China tours, you will have the opportunity to enjoy our 5-star offering, which includes the services of a dedicated Tour Director as well as transfers, porterage and tipping and gratuities.

Comfort and elegance are also features of our land stays, with some of the finest hotels in the itineraries, including the recently opened Shangri-La in Lhasa, the Fairmont in Beijing and the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

Boasting extraordinary urban centres, from the sprawling metropolis of Shanghai to the ancient capital of Xi’an, and natural wonders, from the lakes of Hangzhou to the majestic mountains of Lhasa, China and Tibet are destinations not to be missed.

Our China tour itineraries feature a Yangtze River cruise on board the opulently appointed Victoria Anna, one of the few American-managed cruise ships. Equipped with a library, cocktail lounge, beauty parlour, spa and superior staterooms, this vessel is an unrivalled choice for exploring the magnificent Three Gorges.

There has never been a better time to book a luxury tour of China in 2017.

5-star luxury on your journey through China

If you wish to explore this beautiful country, consider taking the journey in style by embracing Scenic’s signature 5-star luxury on our China tours.

  • Luxury coach travel
  • All internal flights and cruises
  • Your welcome and farewell dinners
  • Knowledgeable local guides who speak English
  • A private vehicle for sightseeing excursions
  • Audio headsets
  • Luxury 5-star hotel accommodation, or the finest available at that location
  • Scenic Special Stays -- selected hotels that are even more notable for their geographic or luxurious character
  • An experienced Scenic Tour Director to guide and assist you
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • The services of our Scenic airport representatives
  • Return airport transfers
  • Complimentary beverages (limited bar)
  • Scenic Freechoice – a program that allows you to choose activities that interest you, and at the pace you prefer
  • Scenic Enrich – handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come
  • All tipping, gratuities and porterage.

Cultural experiences

Find yourself charmed under China's ancient spell.

As we traverse the region, you will quickly discover the hospitality of the local people and their eagerness to share their rich and ancient culture. Our included Scenic Enrich experiences and Scenic Freechoice activities on our China tours allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and personally encounter the local way of life.


Scenic Freechoice

Scenic Freechoice is a program of activities that allows you to pick and choose between excursions and dining options, ensuring that you get to do the things that interest you.

Are you interested in Chinese Opera, or Kung Fu? Are you in the mood for Sichuan cuisine, or a steak?

We wouldn’t presume to make those choices on your behalf. And in fact, with Scenic Freechoice, we don’t – you do.

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Scenic Enrich

Scenic Enrich is a series of organised excursions exclusive to Scenic guests. You can look forward to exquisite experiences not available in ordinary travel.

Get to see the world-famous terracotta army from a VIP platform usually only open to visiting dignitaries.

Enjoy a special encounter with rare Giant Panda cubs. With Scenic Enrich, the occasion will surprise, and sometimes even astonish you.

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Scenic Sundowners

Guests on our China tours will also have the opportunity to indulge in our new Scenic Sundowners events. These cocktail receptions are designed to showcase a selection of the region’s exceptional sights over a delightful late afternoon drink.

What could possibly be better than sharing your day’s experiences with newly-made friends against a truly remarkable backdrop – overlooking Beijing’s renowned Forbidden City, for instance?

That certainly calls for a toast.

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Scenic Stopovers

Make even more out of your journey of discovery to China and Japan and treat yourself with a stopover to break your journey.

This is the perfect opportunity to really relish the cultural and culinary treasures that make this part of the world so unique. And with your choice of stopover destinations to relax on your own terms and explore independently, more memories can be made and more moments of wonder unearthed.

While in the region, why not schedule a stopover in Hong Kong? Two nights will give you all the time you need to explore the bustling streets, calm waters, culinary delicacies and shopping attractions of this special administrative region of China. Our three night tour will also take you to Macau, a fascinating destination with glittering modern buildings beside World Heritage-listed sites. To discuss this extension please contact us here.