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China Rail Holidays

China is an incredible destination like no other in the world, with each region offering something different. From the incredible mega-cities, historical wonders and sites of outstanding natural beauty, a holiday to China really does have it all. 

China boasts a highly efficient high-speed rail network which links all the main cities and top destinations to visit on a trip to China. Covering nearly 4 million square miles, China is huge, and with so much on offer, the best way to experience China is on a multi-destination escape. Rail journey tours of China are an excellent way to experience more of China in one trip.

Ready to experience the best of China on a rail journey? Enquire today!


Rail tours are an excellent way to see and do more when on holiday in China; they include so much so that you can focus on enjoying everything China offers. Frequently included on a rail tour of China: 

  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4-5* Accommodation
  • 2–4-night cruise Yangtze River Cruise 
  • Excursions 
  • Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Selection of meals, including Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners
  • Flights from/to the U.K. 

The Chinese rail network's modern high-speed trains are super-efficient units with streamlined power cars that are all air-conditioned, with well-furnished interiors in 'soft seat' class.

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Experience the best of China on a rail journey tour!

Imagine standing at the gateway to the Forbidden City, then drinking some hot Chinese Tea in the stunning Summer Palace Gardens, all before you set out for dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. 

Admire the world's most fantastic archaeological finds, the Terracotta Warriors. Say hello to the 100+ cuddly Giant Pandas of Chengdu City. Cruise down the Yangtze River on a 5* River cruise ship and marvel at the cliff sides that soar steeply away from the river. 

Walk down the world-famous 'bund' in Shanghai and then through the historic Yu Gardens. When evening comes, cruise along the Huangpu River as the brightly lit skyscrapers light up the skyline. 

Marvellous Escapes has access to over 400 suppliers, including several China and train journey specialist operators. As a result, our advice is always unbiased and tailored to your holiday plans. 

Discover China
15 Days
£2,995 per person
March - October 2023
UK Airports

About the tour

A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty, and dynamic landscapes, China is a feast for all the senses. Magnificent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas, and a cruise through the Three Gorges offer an unforgettable experience.


  • Step back in time as you walk along a section of the Great Wall of China
  • Experience an authentic Peking duck dinner in Beijing and a dumpling buffet dinner in Xi'an
  • Discover famous historical sites including the Terracotta Warriors - one of history's greatest archaeological discoveries, as well as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
  • Meet giant pandas at the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu
  • Cruise along the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia, on a luxurious 5-Star ship
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed classical gardens of Suzhou, some of the finest gardens in all of China
Highlights of China
13 Days
£2,295 per person
March - October 2023
UK Airports

About the tour 

Travel from bustling Beijing, home of the iconic Great Wall, to ancient Xi'an with its Terracotta Warriors, cruising the scenic Yangtze River on the way, on this adventure through China's ancient and modern wonders.


  • Discover the vibrant cities of Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Shanghai on guided sightseeing tours
  • Walk along the beautiful Mutianyu section of the iconic Great Wall of China
  • See the Terracotta Warriors, one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Yangtze River
  • Visit the Panda Research Centre in Chengdu, home to fascinating panda cubs
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