Far East - China (1 of 2)

 

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Crossroads of Asia (Ref E/CA)

20 Days Price from £1549 pp

Intrepid travellers through the ages have been enthralled by the natural beauty, differing cultures and the riches offered within Central Asia. This unique journey takes us through snow-clad mountains, across serene grasslands and into the heart of one of the world's fiercest deserts.

 

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Central Asia Overland (Ref E/CAU)

28 Days Price from £1999 pp

Enjoy the ultimate Central Asia experience by combining Crossroads of Asia with our Golden Road to Samarkand.

 

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The Silk Road (Ref E/CH)

26 Days Price from £2279 pp

The fabled Silk Road was one of the oldest trading routes between East and West. Our journey traces the main archaeological sites from Xian to Turpan then visits Kashgar's amazing Sunday Market. Crossing the high Torugart Pass we venture into beautiful Kyrgyzstan and continue on to two of the most spectacular Silk Road cities, Bokhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan.

 

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Imperial Journey (Ref E/CK)

18 Days Price from £1629 pp

A cultural trip through the history of China, featuring five Dynastic capitals - Nanjing, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Xian and Beijing. We'll also visit gardens of royal legend, Confucius' birthplace and make an ascent of Mount Tai Shan - the most revered of China's sacred mountains.

 

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Land of the Great Khan (Ref E/GK)

15 Days Price from £1579 pp

One of the most remote countries and last frontiers on earth, Mongolia is a land of dramatic deserts, endless steppe and forested mountains. On this trip we aim to discover something of the fascinating lifestyle of the nomadic people that roam this startlingly untameable region. The largest nomadic population in the world, the Mongols are a proud people whose warrior history belies their welcoming ways.

 

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Nomadic Trek (Ref E/GKT)

18 Days Price from £1829 pp

This adventurous tour involves trekking in two contrasting wilderness regions; the southern reaches of the Gobi Desert, and the remote mountainous areas of the Khan Khentii region, to the north east of the Ulaan Baatar. For much of this tour we camp, allowing our route to be flexible and increasing the chances of meeting local nomadic families along the way.

 

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China Highlights (Ref E/HC)

11 Days Price from £1649 pp

A wonderful introductory tour that encompasses all that is China - the bustling cities of Hong Kong and Beijing with their mix of ancient and modern; the bizarre beauty of the karst scenery and vibrant green rice fields around Guilin and Yangshuo plus those amazing cultural highlights - the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.

 

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China Highlights + Walk the Great Wall (Ref E/HCW)

18 Days Price from £2149 pp

Enjoy the ultimate Central Asia experience by combining Crossroads of Asia with our Golden Road to Samarkand.

 

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Inner Mongolian Adventure (Ref E/IM)

17 Days Price from £1579 pp

In the distant northern limits of China we explore the harsh landscapes of Ningxia and Inner Mongolia, venturing into the Tengger desert on camels. We also spend time in the traditional pasture lands of the nomadic Mongols, and embark on a fascinating trip aboard sheepskin rafts following the broad sweep of the Yellow River.

 

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Inside North Korea (Ref E/KO)

12 Days Price from £1949 pp

With its unashamedly different society, North Korea is perhaps the most isolated land on earth. We journey into the heart of one of the last bastions of communism, aiming to unravel some of the mysteries of this fascinating country, contrasting the outstanding natural beauty of the Myohyangsan and Kuwol Mountains with the awe inspiring, flamboyant socialist architecture of the capital Pyongyang.

 

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Other Side of Everest (Ref E/OE)

23 Days Price from £1899 pp

This exciting and unique tour sees us trekking in three distinctly different areas of this fascinating region. We venture up to Lake Namtso in Central Tibet, then through a spectacular area south of Shigatse where we visit monasteries tucked away in the mountains. One of the major highlights of the tour is trekking into the Base Camp on the north side of Everest..

 

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Railroad to Lhasa (Ref E/RTB)

18 Days Price from £1849 pp

This special tour offers the chance to travel along the newly opened railroad to the fabulous Tibetan city of Lhasa. An awesome feat of engineering, the line climbs from the semi-desert of Qinghai across the high passes and plateaux, to the fluttering prayer flags and white-washed monasteries of the Tibetan capital. Starting from Beijing, we'll take in Xian and the little-visited region of Sino-Tibet en route.

 

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Trans-Siberian Odyssey (Ref E/RTS)

20 Days Price from £2049 pp

The World's most famous long-distance rail journey; from the heart of Russia to the Far East. We'll travel through 8 time zones and a third of the globe in 20 days! We break our journey in several places to appreciate the contrasting landscapes and cultures.

 

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Silk Road & Eclipse (Ref E/SC1)

25 Days Price from £3335 pp

The fabled Silk Road was one of the oldest trading routes between East and West. Our journey traces the main archaeological sites from two of the most spectacular Silk Road cities, Bokhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, through beautiful Kyrgyzstan to cross the high Torugart Pass into China's North West. After experiencing Kashgar's Sunday market and Turpan we hope to witness the eclipse in the deserts north of Hami. Xian's terracotta warriors and the sights of Beijing conclude this comprehensive trip.

 

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Orient Express & Eclipse (Ref E/SC10)

10 Days Price from £2099 pp

A “express”-paced adventure which makes the most of your time in China; we include the highlights of Beijing and Shanghai as well as two of the most important historic centres along the ancient Silk Road.

 

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Beijing, Olympic City & Eclipse (Ref E/SC11)

10 Days Price from £1999 pp

As well as spending time in the Chinese capital Beijing on the eve of its turn in the Olympic spotlight, we travel to Xinjiang Province to witness the eclipse and discover a little of the history and culture of this remote region.

 

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Along the Yangtse & Eclipse (Ref E/SC2)

23 Days Price from £2995 pp

As well as including cities such as Xian and Shanghai, this trip spends time exploring the backroads and villages of rural China. We admire the stunning karst scenery of Guilin and Yangshuo and terraced rice fields of the Longji minority area. We then board a Chinese riverboat to cruise through the dramatic Yangtse River Gorges. We also fly to the far northwest with time to take in some of the sites of the ancient Silk Road as well as the opportunity to witness the wonder of a total eclipse.

 

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Tibet Railroad & Eclipse (Ref E/SC3)

22 Days Price from £3049 pp

This special tour offers the chance to travel along the newly opened railroad that connects the fabulous Tibetan city of Lhasa to China's Qinghai province. An awesome feat of engineering, the line leaves behind the fluttering prayer flags and white-washed monasteries of the Tibetan capital, to cross high passes and plateaux before descending to the semi-desert of Qinghai. We also explore some of the sites of the ancient Silk Road and travel to the deserts of the far north for the opportunity to witness the marvel of a total eclipse.

 

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Imperial Journey & Eclipse (Ref E/SC4)

19 Days Price from £2295 pp

A cultural trip through the history of China, featuring the dynastic capitals of Kaifeng, Luoyang and Xian. We travel along the Grand Canal to visit gardens of royal legend at Suzhou, visit ancient grottoes and the legendary “Kung Fu” monks of Shaolin Monastery. We then travel to the deserts of the far north for the opportunity to witness a total eclipse and explore the some of the sites along the ancient Silk Road.

 

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Kashgar & Eclipse (Ref E/SC5)

18 Days Price from £2699 pp

As well as ample time in Beijing and Xian we spend 9 days in the north western provinces of Xinjiang and Gansu in the footsteps of the Silk Road caravans of old. Our visit coincides with the Kashgar Sunday market, a not-to-be missed event when a diverse ethnic mix of thousands stream into town to trade.

 

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