China is a country with so much to offer your family trip, from nature and wildlife to epic cities and fascinating culture.

Culture, history, wildlife, spectacular landscapes and buzzing cities – China has all the ingredients for a memorable family adventure.

China is vast, so a trip here promises huge variety. For history lovers, Beijing’s Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an are unmissable. Our expert guides really bring the past to life and will transport you all back to the time of China’s mighty emperors.

The cities are such fun to explore and there are plenty of opportunities to visit local markets, try traditional food and marvel at how the old and the new seamlessly come together. If it’s tranquil countryside and outdoor adventure you’re after, then the quaint towns of Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang and the mesmerising landscapes of Yangshuo are calling. Here you can raft down the Li River and hike through rice paddies, all the while surrounded by towering karst peaks.

China’s famous and adorable black and white friends can be visited at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Adults and children alike will love learning about the conservation of these iconic animals and watching as they eat, play and climb.

Given its size, China can seem a bit daunting when considering a family vacation. However, with expert guides along the way and thoughtful planning, it becomes very manageable and hugely rewarding. It’s the kind of place everyone will remember for a very long time.

Inspiring family tour destinations in China

Need to Know

  • is the local time
  • Yuan Renminbi is the local currency
  • Beijing is the capital city
  • Peking Duck is China's national dish
  • Shanghai is the country's largest city

When to go

Weather wise, the best times to visit China are the shoulder seasons - February to April and then September to October. China has three Golden Week holidays: the May Day holiday, the National Day holiday, and the Spring Festival holiday and these are peak times for domestic tourism, and best avoided if possible. The exact dates of these change every year, so it's worth checking with your travel designer.