Where centuries of tradition meets the ultra-modern. Fall in love with China with On The Go Tours.
Majestic heritage. Unrivalled natural beauty. Eclectic cuisine. Remarkable culture.
A group tour to China is a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you wander the Great Wall or the city streets. Whether you stand before the green peaks of Guilin or the mighty Leshan Buddha. Or whether you visit the Xi'an terracotta army or the peaceful Chengdu pandas.
With On The Go Tours, you're in good hands. We've been running trips to China for over fifteen years. And we win British Travel Awards year on year.
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China Overland AdventuresView 6 Overland Adventures
Travel between Xi'an and Kashgar in China, exploring the ancient Silk Road on an exciting Overland Adventure. For those with more time on their hands we also offer epic journeys which combine China with the 'Stans, the Caucasus and Turkey.Read More
Travelling aboard a purpose-built overland truck, combining camping with hostels and simple hotels, these group tours are ideal for active and adventurous travellers who don’t mind roughing it on occasions and want a hands-on experience on tour, helping to cook meals and set up camp.
China Private ToursView 9 Private Tours
If you'd like to travel to China on your own private tour then we've got a selection of itineraries that are bound to get your travel bug biting.Read More
From the vibrant ethnic minorities, stunning stone forest and spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, the birthplace of Confucius in Qufu to the famous Silk Road, the natural beauty of the Sichuan province and China's monochrome mascots, the giant pandas, in Chengdu, whatever brings you to China, we've got it covered.
China Short StaysView 5 Short Stays
Soak up all that Beijing and Shanghai have to offer with one of our short stay packages, ideal for those planning a stopover en route elsewhere.Read More
In Beijing explore the vast Forbidden City and marvel at the Great Wall whilst in Shanghai discover the old and new with funky bars, modern department stores, towering skyscrapers, traditional temples and gardens, plus fantastic shopping.
Tell us what's on your bucket list. And we'll make it happen.
We'll tailor your China tour to match the experience you're looking for. Whether that's a string of bustling city breaks, a holiday of history and culture, or an adventure through, over, and along China's vast and striking landscapes.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get your Tailor-made trip to China started!
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Just one amazing tour, thank you! Highly recommend.”
Our guide Feng is incredible. I cannot say good enough words. Feng was knowledgable, kind, funny, patient, helpful and kept us safe. Thank you Feng!”
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Want a trip to yourself? No problem. We can tailor your exclusive tour of China - and provide helpful local guides at each port of call. Want to extend your adventure, or just have a few spare days? Our city breaks help you see the main sights in a short space of time, allowing you to make the most of your trip to China.
China: make every second count
Your Chinese adventure awaits. But where will your tour take you?
China's landscape is as diverse as its culture. And it's world's away from home. From the depths of the winding Yangtze River, to the striking heights of Guilin, Yangshou, and Huangshan.
The legendary Great Wall. The towering Leshan buddha. The mighty Xi'an army of terracotta warriors. Marvel as millennia of history and culture unfolds before your eyes.
Explore meandering streets of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Where ever-evolving skylines hide must-see sites of culture, untouched pockets of nature, and oodles of culinary delights.
A diverse cuisine with tastes from all four corners of China. Captivate your taste buds with traditional dishes, sumptuous street food, and daring bites of eccentric delicacies.
Our Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your travel experience.
For our Signature range, we maximize your days with excitement and then bring you home to specially selected accommodation with extra character, convenience and comfort, whether that's a five-star river boat on the Nile or a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Accommodation in this range features comfortable western standards, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool.
On a Signature holiday, you’ll be escorted throughout your trip by our qualified English-speaking local guides who’ll show you all the must-see attractions and even the lesser-known sights.To further add to that special touch, the group sizes in our Signature range are mid-sized: small enough to be intimate, but large enough that you can bond with new friends over common interests.
On our Tailor-made trips, we give you the flexibility and choice to do things just the way you want, all alongside the great service we’re famous for.
Whether you’re travelling solo, with a partner, family, extended family or as group of friends we’ll customise your arrangements to suit your exact needs and budget. Our Tailor-made trips are designed for your needs and you don't have to join other travellers like you would on a group tour. Just tell us what you’d like to see and when you’d like to go, and we’ll design the perfect holiday for you.
The Tailor-made itineraries we've suggested are designed to give you an idea of what you could do with us, they can be booked as they are, or adapted to suit you. If you'd like to change any aspect of the trips you see, please get in touch. If you aren’t quite sure of what you want to do, that’s no problem either! One of our experienced travel consultants can make suggestions then together you can tweak until it’s the perfect fit.
On our Essentials range, we’ve kept things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price.
As well as guided sightseeing of the key sites, there’s plenty of free time to explore independently or take part in optional excursions so you can focus on doing just the things that suit you. We’ve given you the flexibility to eat how you want too, by making most of the meals optional.
On your Essentials tour, you’ll be travelling the way the locals do to really get under the skin of your destination. Although we’ve kept costs down, these trips are far from slumming it, with accommodation spanning everything from dome tents to the occasional fancy hotel. Group sizes tend to be a little larger on our Essentials range to give you a social and fun travel experience with like-minded travellers.
A lot of our Essentials tours include a local payment. As well as keeping up front costs down for you, it means that even more of your money stays within the local area.