China, a land of red pagodas, cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking natural beauty, forbidden cities, great walls, three gorges, vast terracotta armies, fabulous food, colourful culture and the ancient silk road. China offers 5000 years of rich, cultural heritage, impressive sights and new experiences that cannot fail to enchant and captivate even the most seasoned traveller. Discover Confucianism, explore hanging temples, Buddhist caves and stone forests, climb mountains and cruise rivers.
Blue Skies Travel offer a wide selection of escorted group tours, city breaks, private journeys and tailormade holidays to suit all styles of travel,as well as offering cruises taking in Chinese ports. We take pride in being able to offer you an authentic travel experience and the true pulse of China. Discover the Wonders of China with Blue Skies!
Best time to visit: China is subject to huge variations in the weather. Winters (November to February) in the north can be very cold and hit freezing conditions, whereas Summers (June to August) can become very hot.
Home to China's most famous tourists sites, the capital is a vast metropolis. The Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace is whre most people start, continuing to the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China or the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Beijing's rich history is everwhere and its wealth of ancient architecture can't fail to impress. No visit to Beijing would be complete without a traditional rickshaw ride through the cobbled 'Hutongs' to see the Beijing of yesteryear.
A bustling contemporary lifestyle with the charm and intrigue if ancient China, this
futuristic and cosmopolitan city is thought of as the heart and soul of the country and promises an unforgettable experience. A trip down the famous shopping street of Nanjing Road is a must see for the fashion conscious, seeing the Jade Buddha Temple famous for housing two magnificent white jade Buddha statues.The Bund forms part of Shanghai's most famous mile and is a focal point of the city. It is particularly beautiful in the early morning as the sun rises.
Yangtze, Guilin and Xian
The mighty Yangtze Gorge is one of the most spectacular areas of China and a cruise down Asia's longest river is for many the highlight of a visit to the country. Further south, Guilin lies on the beautiful Li River amid towering limestone karsts which dominate the landscape of this picturesque region. Famed for the incredible Terracotta Warriors, a visit of Xian's fascinating muslim quarter dominated by the picturesque Grand Mosque should also not be missed.
From ornate tea houses to towering sky scrapers juxtaposed by the serene and nurturing environment of the Panda Breeding centre, Chengdu is one of southern China;s most fascinating cities. Chengdu Panda Breeding centre has initated the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for breeding and rearing young. A high point is a visit to Jingli street. A reconstructed road of wooden shops housing markets as well as puppet shows and music.