Simultaneously the world's most modern and ancient civilisation, our tailor-made holidays in China are simply transformative. Offering a culture, history, and way of life so different to ours and very much its

Why travel to China

Despite its dominance in today’s world, China has historically remained underdeveloped as a luxury travel destination. This is now changing and we have developed new ways of experiencing China that are off-the-beaten-track and authentic, yet retain total comfort.
Your tailor-made-holiday in China will likely start in one of the metropolises of Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong. In each of these characterful cities, we can take you beneath the tourist veneer through our expert guides and friends on the ground. In Beijing, experience the Forbidden City with an architecture specialist, who can take you to hidden spots, untroubled by other visitors. We can also make a visit to Great Wall of China even more extraordinary, by taking you a little further to a quiet section of the wall where a stunning picnic will be waiting for you.
Only a two-hour drive from the fashion-forward Shanghai lies dreamy Hangzhou, with its mystical West Lake which has been enchanting poets and artists since the 9th Century. In Chengdu in the exciting Sichuan province, we can arrange special experiences with pandas and also cooking classes where you can understand the fantastic fiery cuisine of the south. The city is also the gateway to Jiuzhaigou, a national park with breathtaking scenery.
With our Destination Experts’ depth of knowledge, the possibilities we design in your luxury itinerary for China really are endless. From exploring the wild Yunnan province, to even experiencing the mythical Lhasa in Tibet, we can offer our clients something truly extraordinary.

Chinese Yuan Renminbi




GMT +08:00


Not customary


May - August


Good Morning – Zǎo shang hǎo
Good Evening – Wǎn shàng hǎo
I’m extremely grateful – Fēi cháng gǎn xiè
I’m sorry to trouble you – Má fan nǐ le
No problem – Méi wèn tí
How are you? – Nǐ hǎo ma


5°C on average


31°C on average


We believe travel is precious

The world has transformed dramatically since cazenove+loyd was founded in 1993. On every trip we take, we wonder how that destination will look in another 30 years. We are passionate about our destinations and understand that it has become more important than ever to conserve their wildlife, habitats and communities for future generations.


Our Destination Expert’s top tip

A private guide when exploring the Terracotta Army is a must to explain the exhibits and get the most out of your visit.

Auriole Potter

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Asia, Australasia + The Middle East
Did you know?

According to the latest data, China has more than 660 cities. About 90 of them have a population of over 1 million people. There are 18 cities with a population of over 10 million. The most populous city is Shanghai having a population of over 24 million.

Fun Fact

Bruce Lee is a world-renowned legend in martial arts. He is also a famous actor who was known for his fast fighting techniques, facial expression, and grunts. Lee introduced Kung Fu to western films and paved the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA).

Where to stay

Best hotels in China

Nothing but the best. Browse our handpicked, tried-and-tested luxury China hotels.

The Opposite House, Beijing

This striking Beijing hotel blends contemporary design with artistic flair for a unique and stylish experience.

The spacious guest rooms and suites feature modern furnishings and high-tech amenities, complemented by a range of exceptional dining options, including a Michelin-starred restaurant. Looking to unwind? Head to the wellness centre, which includes a state-of-the-art gym and a tranquil spa.


Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xi’an, Xian

This magnificent heritage hotel is housed in a beautifully restored building that dates back to 1953. The airy rooms and suites exude a refined ambiance, enhanced by excellent amenities including exquisite dining options, a spa and a fitness centre.

With its prime location near the iconic Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter, the hotel offers a perfect base for exploring the city's rich history and cultural treasures.


Banyan Tree Yangshuo, Guangxi

With an enviable commitment to sustainability, Banyan Tree Yangshuo provides an unforgettable experience that harmoniously blends nature, culture and impeccable hospitality.

Nestled in the breathtaking Karst Mountains of Yangshuo and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes are villas and suites that sing with elegance, each with its own private pool and garden. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and delectable cuisine, plus activities such as bamboo rafting, cycling and Tai Chi.


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What our clients say

We had an AMAZING time in China thank you. What a wonderful country, we were constantly surprised – the cleanliness, innovation, creativity, efficiency, food – very impressive bunch of people.

What our clients say

The highlight of our trip was really the hiking – we are pretty addicted to the outdoors. It was amazing, there was no one else hiking at all! Our guide in Yunnan was just sensational, he suited us perfectly in style, and varied the itinerary so we did things like hike up to the shamen – which took us very much into the back country and even into snow.

What our clients say

My experience of Hong Kong with cazenove+loyd was faultless and I'm so pleased we are now sending clients to this extraordinary city.

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Get in touch and one of our luxury travel experts will answer any questions you may have and help create your dream tailor-made holiday.

Charlotte Winter
Auriole Potter
Venetia Stanley
Flora Sweeting

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