The Prices of Tours to China

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How much do tours to China cost? Fear not, intrepid traveler! We've left no stone unturned in our quest to analyze the costs of all-inclusive and guided tours to this fantastic and popular destination. No matter if you're a penny-pinching budget traveler, a lover of luxurious experiences, a solo wanderer, or a family seeking a memorable vacation, there's a tour perfectly tailored for you. We've meticulously examined the prices, amenities, destinations, and ratings of all of the China tours on offer, sorting them by categories, guest ratings, and amenities. Whether you're after a family-friendly escapade, an exploration extravaganza, a wildlife immersion, or an action-packed adventure, you'll find a tour that aligns with your needs, budget, and style. You'll find tours here that cover all types of travel styles such as family, in-depth cultural, historical, and active adventure. So, let's dig into the details and determine if these fabulous tours fit snugly within your needs, ensuring your next vacation is one for the books.

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China Minorities Adventure
by Truly China Travel
18 Days, 12 Destinations
$3,113

What are the package tour options in China?

Curious about the diverse range of tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.61 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 19 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 2 days, while the longest is 27 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy, relaxing, moderate, serious, and heart-pumping, with the most being easy. For transportation, the tours are marked as coach / bus and train & rail, with a prevalent number on coach / bus tours. When it comes to travel styles, tour options are organized as family and romantic, with a majority being family tours. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 440 tours, you can rest assured that China has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

  • The length of tours range from 2 to 27 days.
  • The maximum group size of tours range from 4 to 199 people.

The tour packages are also categorized as follows:


  • Tours Available
    440
  • Average Rating
    4.61
  • Average Group Size
    19
  • See More

How much do organized tour packages to China cost? Are tours expensive?

Average Tour Cost per Day China
$261

Considering the list of all available tours, you'll easily find a range of fantastic choices to suit your travel preferences. Considering the financial aspect, the average daily price for tours in China stands at a very reasonable $261 per day. Taking a broader perspective, the overall average cost of all tours amounts to $2,647, derived from meticulous data analysis of 440 captivating tours. It's worth noting that the lowest-priced tour starts at an enticing $129, while the most extravagant option reaches a remarkable $9,744.

  • Tours to China range in price from $129 to $9,744, based on data from 440 tours.

How much should I pay for a tour through China?

This table shows the range of guided, organized, and all-inclusive tour prices that visit, start in, or end in China. If you're trying to figure out how much you should pay for an organized tour, this table breaks down the costs by price range.

Tour Price per Day Number of Tours
$100-200 19
$200-300 12
$300-400 70
$400-500 73
$600-700 264
$700-800 2


(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically. Price costs can also vary by group size, amenities offered, transportation type, promotional sale prices, and addons not inlcuded in the base prices.)

Prices for the Best Tours to China

Highest Rated Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$233

What are China's top rated tour packages? And how much do they cost? These tours are the highest rated tours by previous guests.

When looking at the highest rated tours, which are the top 25% of the total by guest ratings, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for the highest-rated tours to China is a remarkably economical $233 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $3,115 (based on data from 110 tours). The cheapest tour is $473, and the most expensive tour is $19,488. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.61 out of 5 stars.

What are the best tours to China?

These are the highest rated tours from previous customers.

by Truly China Travel
18 days, 12 destinations
Hong Kong to Kunming
$3,113
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
19 days, 9 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$4,022
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
13 days, 7 destinations
Kunming to Hong Kong
$3,090
Overall Rating 5.0
by Odynovo
13 days, 7 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$3,539
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for the Best Budget Tours to China

Budget Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$182

Looking at just the budget-friendly tours, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for budget tours to China is a remarkably economical $182 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $1,935 (based on data from 41 tours). The cheapest tour is $649, and the most expensive tour is $4,699. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.31 out of 5 stars.

What are the best budget tours to China?

by The Dragon Trip
26 days, 8 destinations
Start/End in Hong Kong
$2,485
Overall Rating 4.6
by On The Go Tours
22 days, 8 destinations
Start/End in Shanghai
$2,605
Overall Rating 4.5
by The Dragon Trip
9 days, 4 destinations
Hong Kong to Chengdu
$805
Overall Rating 4.5
10% OFF
by The Dragon Trip
10 days, 3 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$939 $845
Overall Rating 4.5

Prices for the Best Luxury Tours to China

Luxury Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$262

When looking at luxury tours in the comfort category, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for luxury tours to China is a remarkably economical $262 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $2,643 (based on data from 344 tours). The cheapest tour is $129, and the most expensive tour is $7,599. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.62 out of 5 stars.

What are the best luxury tours to China?

by Truly China Travel
18 days, 12 destinations
Hong Kong to Kunming
$3,113
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
19 days, 9 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$4,022
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
13 days, 7 destinations
Kunming to Hong Kong
$3,090
Overall Rating 5.0
by Sichuan Adventure
14 days, 7 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$3,980
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for the Best 3-Days or Less Tours to China

3-Days or Less Average Tour Cost per Day
$302

When looking at the 3-days or less tours, which are often great for a weekend or short trip, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for 3-day tours to China is a remarkably economical $302 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $841 (based on data from 30 tours). The cheapest tour is $129, and the most expensive tour is $1,999. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 0 out of 5 stars.


What are the best 3-days or shorter tours to China?

by Silk Road Trips
2 days, 4 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$579
by U2panda
3 days, 3 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$530
by Silk Road Trips
3 days, 3 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$799
by Silk Road Trips
3 days, 3 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$999

Prices for Family Tours to China

Family Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$252

Looking at this type of tour, a wide range of terrific options in China are offered. Based on data from 276 tours, the average daily price for family tours to China is a remarkably economical $252 per day, and the overall average total price is $2,803. The cheapest tour is $265, and the most expensive tour is $9,744. Also, previous customers have mostly enjoyed these tours because the average guest rating is 4.67 out of 5 stars. If you're looking for a family tour to China, these are some terrific options.


What are the best family tours to China?

by Truly China Travel
18 days, 12 destinations
Hong Kong to Kunming
$3,113
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
19 days, 9 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$4,022
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for In-depth Cultural Tours to China

In-depth Cultural Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$262

For just this category, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for in-depth cultural tours to China is a remarkably economical $262 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $2,684 (based on data from 250 tours). The cheapest tour is $265, and the most expensive tour is $9,744. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.57 out of 5 stars.


What are the best in-depth cultural tours to China?

by TravelChinaGuide Tours
8 days, 7 destinations
Guiyang to Guilin
$2,289
Overall Rating 5.0
by TravelChinaGuide Tours
12 days, 6 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$3,449
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for Historical Tours to China

Historical Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$252

When analyzing this category of tours, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for historical tours to China is a remarkably economical $252 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $2,787 (based on data from 75 tours). The cheapest tour is $288, and the most expensive tour is $6,447. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.38 out of 5 stars.


What are the best historical tours to China?

by Tweet World Travel
9 days, 6 destinations
Start/End in Beijing
$4,428
Overall Rating 5.0
by TravelChinaGuide Tours
10 days, 4 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$2,989
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for Active Adventure Tours to China

Active Adventure Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$237

For just this category, in China you'll discover plenty of fantastic active adventure options. Get ready to be pleasantly surprised, as the average daily price in this category is an affordable $237 per day. Furthermore, the overall average cost of all tours stands at a reasonable $2,381, based on data from 71 available tour options. Now, for the overall price range: the cheapest tour available comes in at a pocket-friendly $525, while the most luxurious option reaches a maximum of $6,309. What's more, visitors can rest assured that these tours are well liked, as they boast an impressive average guest rating of 4.62 out of 5 stars. So, get ready to explore China and embark on an unforgettable journey that will make the memories of a lifetime.


What are the best active adventure tours to China?

by Truly China Travel
18 days, 12 destinations
Hong Kong to Kunming
$3,113
Overall Rating 5.0
by Truly China Travel
19 days, 9 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$4,022
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for Sightseeing Tours to China

Sightseeing Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$249

Considering these specific tours, the array of tour options available in China is diverse. The average daily price for sightseeing tours stands at a very reasonable $249 per day. Drawing from an extensive analysis of 55 tours, we've determined that the overall average cost of all tours is a modest $2,441. It's worth noting that among these options, the cheapest tour can be enjoyed for as little as $473 per person, while those looking to splurge a bit more can opt for the most expensive tour at $6,447. The popularity of these tours speaks volumes, with an average guest rating of 4.48 out of 5 stars, showcasing the satisfaction and appreciation expressed by previous customers.


What are the best sightseeing tours to China?

by Tweet World Travel
9 days, 6 destinations
Start/End in Beijing
$4,428
Overall Rating 5.0
by Great Tibet Tour
7 days, 4 destinations
Start/End in Lhasa
$1,218
Overall Rating 5.0

Prices for Hiking & Trekking Tours to China

Hiking & Trekking Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$283

For this specific type of tour, visitors will find a wide range of terrific options when choosing a tour to China. The average daily price for hiking & trekking tours to China is a remarkably economical $283 per day, with the overall average cost of all tours being $2,610 (based on data from 11 tours). The cheapest tour is $1,380, and the most expensive tour is $6,650. Also, visitors tend to love all of these tours because the average guest rating is 4.47 out of 5 stars.


What are the best hiking & trekking tours to China?

by Sichuan Adventure
14 days, 4 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$4,350
Overall Rating 5.0
19% OFF
by Explore!
10 days, 5 destinations
Start/End in Beijing
$1,750
Overall Rating 4.4

Prices for River Cruise Tours to China

River Cruise Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$224

For these tours, China has you covered with an array of fantastic options. You'll be thrilled to know that the average daily price for river cruise tours is a very economical $224 per day. Looking at the bigger picture, the overall average cost of all tours comes in at a reasonable $2,340, based on data from 10 incredible options. The cheapest tour available is a great deal at just $599, while the most lavish option reaches up to $6,447. Rest assured, these tours have captured the hearts of visitors, as they boast an impressive average guest rating of 4.55 out of 5 stars. So, get ready to explore China and its amazing destination, and prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with awe-inspiring experiences.


What are the best river cruise tours to China?

by TravelChinaGuide Tours
14 days, 6 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$2,989
Overall Rating 4.7
by TravelChinaGuide Tours
11 days, 5 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$2,559
Overall Rating 4.5

Prices for Coach / Bus Tours to China

Coach / Bus Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$261

For just this category, a wide range of terrific options in China are offered. Based on data from 7 tours, the average daily price for coach / bus tours to China is a remarkably economical $261 per day, and the overall average total price is $3,022. The cheapest tour is $899, and the most expensive tour is $5,514. Also, previous customers have mostly enjoyed these tours because the average guest rating is 0 out of 5 stars. If you're looking for a coach / bus tour to China, these are some terrific options.


What are the best coach / bus tours to China?

by Europamundo
21 days, 22 destinations
Beijing to Hong Kong
$5,514
by Europamundo
15 days, 11 destinations
Start/End in Beijing
$3,440

Prices for Train & Rail Tours to China

Train & Rail Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$164

When we look at this type of tour, China has you covered with an array of fantastic options. You'll be thrilled to know that the average daily price for train & rail tours is a very economical $164 per day. Looking at the bigger picture, the overall average cost of all tours comes in at a reasonable $2,282, based on data from 5 incredible options. The cheapest tour available is a great deal at just $1,419, while the most lavish option reaches up to $3,910. Rest assured, these tours have captured the hearts of visitors, as they boast an impressive average guest rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. So, get ready to explore China and its amazing destination, and prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with awe-inspiring experiences.


What are the best train & rail tours to China?

by The Dragon Trip
26 days, 8 destinations
Start/End in Hong Kong
$2,485
Overall Rating 4.6
by The Dragon Trip
22 days, 8 destinations
Start/End in Shanghai
$1,853
Overall Rating 3.9

Prices for Boat Tours to China

Boat Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$251

For this specific type of tour, in China you'll discover plenty of fantastic boat options. Get ready to be pleasantly surprised, as the average daily price in this category is an affordable $251 per day. Furthermore, the overall average cost of all tours stands at a reasonable $4,487, based on data from 4 available tour options. Now, for the overall price range: the cheapest tour available comes in at a pocket-friendly $3,656, while the most luxurious option reaches a maximum of $3,949. What's more, visitors can rest assured that these tours are well liked, as they boast an impressive average guest rating of 0 out of 5 stars. So, get ready to explore China and embark on an unforgettable journey that will make the memories of a lifetime.


What are the best boat tours to China?

by Chamaeleon
17 days, 10 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$4,799
by Bavaria Fernreisen
19 days, 9 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$3,656

Prices for Bicycle Tours to China

Bicycle Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$288

For these tours, the array of tour options available in China is diverse. The average daily price for bicycle tours stands at a very reasonable $288 per day. Drawing from an extensive analysis of 4 tours, we've determined that the overall average cost of all tours is a modest $3,805. It's worth noting that among these options, the cheapest tour can be enjoyed for as little as $2,680 per person, while those looking to splurge a bit more can opt for the most expensive tour at $4,680. The popularity of these tours speaks volumes, with an average guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, showcasing the satisfaction and appreciation expressed by previous customers.


What are the best bicycle tours to China?

by Sichuan Adventure
14 days, 7 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$3,980
Overall Rating 5.0
by Sichuan Adventure
16 days, 7 destinations
Start/End in Chengdu
$4,680

Prices for Food & Culinary Tours to China

Food & Culinary Tours Average Tour Cost per Day
$210

When analyzing this category of tours, a wide range of terrific options in China are offered. Based on data from 4 tours, the average daily price for food & culinary tours to China is a remarkably economical $210 per day, and the overall average total price is $1,678. The cheapest tour is $574, and the most expensive tour is $2,755. Also, previous customers have mostly enjoyed these tours because the average guest rating is 5 out of 5 stars. If you're looking for a food & culinary tour to China, these are some terrific options.


What are the best food & culinary tours to China?

by Truly China Travel
10 days, 4 destinations
Shanghai to Chengdu
$2,755
Overall Rating 5.0
by ChinAdventure Tours
11 days, 4 destinations
Beijing to Shanghai
$2,668

Are group tours to China worth it?

It's possible to plan an independent trip here, but due to some of the difficulties of planning along with more challenging transportation options, it's often easier to book a tour. So, a tour in China is likely worth the cost for most travelers. It might be too hard to plan everything you want to do on your own in China, so booking a tour lets the professionals handle all of the transportation, accommodations, activities, and meals while you just sit back and relax.

Is a group tour cheaper than solo travel to China?

Tours are sometimes cheaper than traveling independently in China depending on the tour's destinations, level of luxury, and length. Of course, every tour is different, and every independent trip is different, too. Tour providers will usually package everything together at a competitive price which is often comparable to an independent trip of the same level of luxury. The average cost of a tour in China is $261 per day, and many tours are actually well below this average. Tours in China range in price from $129 to $9,744. When comparing the costs to independent travel in China, keep in mind that most guided organized tour packages will include accommodations, transportation, knowledgeable guides, food, entrance tickets, and more. So, while it's hard to compare the differences between tours and independent travel for every single person, make sure you know what's included in a tour package before comparing the price to an independently planned trip, and also make sure that you've thoroughly researched the costs of independent travel in China as well.

Group Tours vs. Independent Travel in China

Deciding between an organized tour package and independent travel can be a difficult choice for many travelers. However, when it comes to traveling in China in 2024 or 2025, the availability of enticing deals and sales in organized tour packages cannot be overlooked. These all-inclusive packages offer excellent value for money, covering accommodations, transportation, entry tickets, food, and other essential travel essentials. Additionally, the presence of knowledgeable guides ensures a memorable and hassle-free experience, relieving you from the burden of planning every detail. Conversely, independent travel provides the advantage of greater flexibility and control over your travel plans, allowing you to adapt your itinerary and budget as per your preferences. It also offers the chance to immerse yourself in local cultures and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations that may not be included in organized tours.

What are the benefits of a package tour to China?

There are countless benefits to traveling with a tour. One of the greatest advantages is the convenience of having every detail taken care of for you. From transportation to accommodations and activities, everything is meticulously arranged, allowing you to relax and fully immerse yourself in the destination. This means you won't have to worry about finding suitable accommodations, planning your route, or potentially missing out on any must-see sights. Moreover, most tour prices are all-inclusive, providing transparency and ensuring you know the total cost of your trip in advance. Tour benefits include

  • comfortable amenities
  • meeting other like-minded travelers
  • not having to plan
  • reliable service and schedule
  • fixed budget
  • knowledgeable guides
  • eliminating risks

What are the benefits of independent travel in China?

Freedom, control, and flexibility are the main benefits of independent travel. When you travel independently, you have the freedom to select your own lodging, visit the attractions that appeal to you, dine at your preferred times, and choose your preferred mode of transportation. Making these decisions yourself also gives you greater control over your budget, itinerary, schedule, and the level of luxury you desire while exploring new destinations. Benefits also include

  • flexible schedules
  • flexible budget
  • in-depth cultural opportunities
  • off-the-beaten-path destinations

How far in advance should I book my tour to China?

When planning your tour to China, it is highly recommended to make your booking well in advance, preferably several months or more ahead. While some individuals secure their tours up to a year in advance, our experience suggests that reserving your spot around 6 to 9 months before the departure date is far enough. It is important to note that many tours tend to fill up quickly, and early booking ensures your place on the trip. Moreover, booking early often comes with the benefit of significant cost savings, as tour companies frequently offer early booking sales and discounted prices. On the other hand, it is worth considering that tour companies may occasionally offer last-minute discounts for tours that have not reached full capacity. However, waiting for such discounts poses the risk of not securing a spot on a fully booked tour.

How many people are in group tours to China?

Tours to China range in size from 4 to 199 people with an average group size of 19. Of course, this depends entirely on the specific tour chosen, as some are larger than others. Typically, larger tours tend to have lower prices. Also, in our experience, the quality of the tour is not usually related to the number of people on the tour.

How much time do I need for a group tour to China?

When arranging a tour to China, it is generally recommended to allow for around 10 days, which is the average duration of most organized tour packages. The duration of tours in China can vary, spanning from 2 to 27 days, or even longer. Although longer tours may involve a higher upfront investment, their cost per day tends to decrease. Furthermore, longer tours offer the opportunity to visit a greater number of destinations at a relaxed pace, making them a more valuable option.

Where do group tours go in China?

In China, you can find a wide range of tours that explore various destinations in the country. These tours often include popular stops such as Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yangshuo, Guilin, Chongqing, and Yichang, allowing you to experience the diversity and richness of the area.

What tour and travel companies offer packages to China?

The most popular tour companies offering trips in China are Silk Road Trips, TravelChinaGuide Tours, UME Travel Co. Ltd, TUI China, and Odynovo. While some are large international operators, others are smaller and only operate in the country or in local areas. Larger companies often have solid reputations, provide consistent service, and rarely cancel trips. Smaller companies can also provide excellent service while also giving you a local perspective and in-depth knowledge of the destinations. All of these companies have positive reviews from previous guests, too.

What is the best tour company offering trips to China?

China's top-rated tour provider is Agate Travel. Their exceptional service and popular itineraries have garnered a multitude of glowing reviews from delighted past participants.


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See also The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China, The Best Historical Tours in China, The Best 10-Day Tours in China, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in China, The Best 2-Week Tours in China, The Best River Cruises in China, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in China, The Best Christmas & New Years Tours in China, The Best Adventure Tours to China, The Best Eco Tours in China, The Best Train & Rail Tours in China, The Best Sightseeing Tours in China, The Best Cultural Tours in China, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in China, The Best Tours Under $1000 in China, The Best Luxury Tours to China, The Best Budget Tours to China, or The Best Tours for Seniors to China for more tour ideas. With so many options, there's a guided tour or vacation package for every type of traveler.

Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Chengdu, The Best 3-Day Tours from Xi'an, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Beijing, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Lhasa, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Chengdu, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, The Best 10-Day Tours from Beijing, The Best 10-Day Tours from Shanghai, The Best 10-Day Tours from Lhasa, The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best 2-Week Tours from Shanghai, The Best 2-Week Tours from Lhasa, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Chengdu for more package tour options.

And for more information on China, see China Travel Costs and China Hotel Costs.

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