With 5,000 years of history and culture, experience timeless traditions and modern luxury as you travel through China.

Dreaming of a journey through the mystical, magical country that is China? Our luxury tours unlock ancient secrets, uncover hidden gems, and treat you to the very best this glittering empire has to offer.

From Beijing’s Forbidden City--a remnant of China’s imperial heritage--to a leisurely cruise along the Yangtze River, we see to it your holiday in China is a luxurious dream come true. We pioneer custom tours that delight the senses and give you an insider’s look into what it means to live, work, and play in urban and rural China.

With over 25 years guiding luxury holidays throughout China and Asia, our A&K guides know what it takes to deliver a one-of-a-kind travel experience. With a travel expert by your side, you’ll have freedom and confidence to discover China anew.

Best time to travel to China

Booking a luxury holiday during China’s spring and autumn seasons (April - May and September - October) promises beautiful, moderate weather and reprieve from throngs of fellow tourists. Enjoy vibrant fall hues in autumn, or take in one of China’s many ethnic festivals in spring.

For travellers keen to steer clear of queues and crowds, we recommend avoiding the first week in October (Chinese National Day holiday) and the Labor Day holiday, as attractions, transport, and hotels are packed with tour groups, and prices rise considerably.

Award-winning journeys

With nearly two dozen luxury holidays to choose from, we make it easy to experience China in the way and at the pace that best suits you. We pride ourselves on delivering an assortment of intimate, boutique journeys and expeditions perfect for families, couples, or solo adventure-seekers.

If you’re in the market for a unique cultural experience, consider a trip along China’s ancient Silk Road. Formerly a desert passageway for caravans loaded with extravagant, fragrant exports, it is now a pilgrimage for travellers looking to take in China’s rugged landscapes, ancient trading outposts, and a host of Buddhist and Uighur cultural landmarks.

The Great Wall of China is a must-see for anyone travelling to China. Touted as one of the greatest feats in human history, travel by foot or cable car to the top of this impressive wall and revel in the expansive mountain views.

Animal lovers will relish the opportunity for an up-close encounter with a great panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. A&K is proud to support this organisation and its innovative efforts to protect and preserve panda and other endangered species from extinction.  

Inspired accommodation options

Each and every accommodation selected for our luxury tours must meet our exacting standards of luxury and comfort. Whether urban or rural, our accommodations promise well-appointed rooms, terrific service, and a restful, rejuvenating atmosphere.

A day spent exploring Shanghai--the country’s largest city and an international finance hub--demands a good night’s sleep. Lay your head to rest at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. There, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of heritage and hospitality, nestled within the city’s futuristic skyline.  

Aman Summer Palace is the perfect launch point to discover Beijing. A beautiful display of traditional Chinese architecture, you will stay in one of the property’s beautiful, serene pavilions and find yourself mere minutes from the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and a wide variety of restaurants and galleries.

Destination highlights

Our Orient travel experts have spent decades pioneering one-of-a-kind holidays to China. We curate experiences that blend culture and adventure and guarantee a getaway you’ll remember and cherish for decades. 

  • Soothe your soul as you master the traditional meditative art of Tai Chi.

  • Hop in a pedicab and travel back to yesteryear, winding your way through Beijing’s historic, narrow hutongs.

  • Embark on a camel safari through the Mingshashan Sand Dunes.

  • Marvel at the giant panda, China’s cuddly, loveable national treasure.

  • And more...

Featured China Journeys

Group of 1813 days, from AU$10,990
special offer
China & the Yangtze - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2019)

Delight in a multitude of ancient wonders and iconic sites on this in-depth journey through China.

Group13 days, from AU$10,990
Private17 days, from AU$14,225
China, Tibet & the Yangzi

Explore remarkable cultures with an intriguing tour of China, travelling from Beijing and Chengdu to Lhasa, in the heart of Tibet, to visit the Potala Palace, before a luxury cruise through the Three Gorges on the Yangzi River.

Private17 days, from AU$14,225
Group of 1813 days, from US$6,795
Luxury Small Group Journeys - China & the Yangtze (2018)

Discover China's past and present-from the bustling capital, Beijing, to the myriad faces of the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Visit the iconic giant panda bears and explore the storied Yangtze River on an all-balcony river cruiser.

Group13 days, from US$6,795
Private9 days, from AU$7,495
Along the Silk Road

​For 2,000 years the ancient Silk Road connected China with the Mediterranean via a network of overland trade routes

Private9 days, from AU$7,495


Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Heritage ambiance, legendary service and timeless amenities

Waldorf Astoria Beijing

​Located in the heart of Beijing's Wangfujing district within walking distance of The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.


Located in the fabled city of Lijiang in China’s Yunnan Province