The Best Cultural Tours in China

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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure to China, but are not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, because we have analyzed an extensive selection of multi-day cultural tours based on key criteria such as price, destinations, guest ratings, service, travel style, quality, and activities. So, get ready to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of culture, history, activities, excitement, food, and breathtaking landscapes. Below are the best options in China, so let's get to it!


The Top 3:

  • 12 Days, $1295.00

  • 9 Days, $797.01

  • 4 Days, $473.00

What are cultural tours like in China?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 50 trip options analyzed
  • $210 average price per day (USD)
  • 4 to 26 days in length
  • 4.69 of 5 average rating
  • 14 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of cultural 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 4.69 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 14 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 4 days, while the longest is 26 days. As for physical activity options, the tours are thoughtfully categorized as easy, serious, relaxing, and moderate, with the most being easy. For travel styles, the tours are marked as family and romantic, with a prevalent number on family tours. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 50 cultural tours, you can rest assured that China has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(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.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Cultural Tours in China
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by Intrepid Travel



12 Days Beijing to Shanghai 5 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Intrepid Travel has received a 4.4 out of 5 rating. On this 12-day voyage you can unwind while also making new memories. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Xi'an, Shanghai, and Huangshan. Beijing will mark the start of your journey, while Shanghai will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 16 people, it's suitable for travelers from 15 and up. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $81 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
$971
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by The Dragon Trip



9 Days Hong Kong to Chengdu 4 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 18 to 55 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this journey that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.5 out of 5 rating. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Yangshuo and Guilin, among others. Hong Kong marks the starting point, while Chengdu stands as the final stop on your incredible journey. Spanning across 9 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 20 participants, and it's great for travelers from 18 to 55 years old. Brought to you by the renowned The Dragon Trip, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $89 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • In-depth Cultural
$797
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Great Tibet Tour



4 Days Start/End in Lhasa 1 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 2 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This 4-day journey is ideal for travelers from 2 to 80 years old. And priced at only $118 per day, it's a great value, too. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. Your adventure starts and ends in Lhasa. It's offered by Great Tibet Tour, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$473
TourRadar
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  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by The Dragon Trip



17 Days Hong Kong to Beijing 8 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 7 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $81 per day, this terrific 17-day trip is ideal for travelers from 7 and up. Uncover the beauty of 8 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Yangshuo, and Guilin. Hong Kong will mark the start of your journey, while Beijing will serve as its final destination. Organized by the reputable The Dragon Trip, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,530 $1,377
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by The Dragon Trip



26 Days Start/End in Hong Kong 8 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 7 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With an emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. With a duration of 26 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 20 people, and is good for travelers from 7 and up. Traverse through 8 enchanting destinations, with Hangzhou, Yangshuo, Chengdu, and Xi'an among the must-see stops along the route. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Hong Kong. This fantastic option, organized by The Dragon Trip, presents an unbeatable value at just $95 per day.

  • Train & Rail
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$2,462
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by The Dragon Trip



22 Days Start/End in Shanghai 8 Destinations 20 People at Most Ages 7 to 99 Guest Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 22 days, this journey has a maximum size of 20 individuals. Welcoming travelers from 7 and up, it is organized by The Dragon Trip, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This trip visits 8 destinations, including Yangshuo, Guilin, Chengdu, and Xi'an along the way. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Shanghai. Available at an unbeatable price of only $83 per day, this option also has a rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Train & Rail
  • In-depth Cultural
$1,836
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
by Intrepid Travel



12 Days Beijing to Hong Kong 5 Destinations 16 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey that has garnered a 4.1 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 12 days, this jouney will have 16 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers from 18 to 35 years old. Expertly organized by Intrepid Travel, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $91 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
$1,095
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Great Tibet Tour



6 Days Start/End in Lhasa 3 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 2 to 80 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by Great Tibet Tour which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $133 per day. You'll start and end this amazing trip in Lhasa. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. The maximum group size is 12 people, welcoming travelers from 2 to 80 years old.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$798
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Great Tibet Tour



5 Days Start/End in Lhasa 2 Destinations 12 People at Most Ages 2 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. This terrific trip also highights local culture and family-friendly activities. With a duration of 5 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 12 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers from 2 to 80 years old. Lhasa will be both the start and end of your journey. Brought to you by Great Tibet Tour, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $158 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$790
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for cultural tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Great Tibet Tour



9 Days Start/End in Lhasa 6 Destinations through China, Nepal 12 People at Most Ages 2 to 80 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled journey for 9 unforgettable days, visiting China and Nepal. It ensures an intimate group setting with 12 participants at most. This trip takes you on an adventure to 6 destinations, including Xegar, Everest Base Camp, Gyantse, and Shigatse. Your adventure starts and ends in Lhasa. Great Tibet Tour, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers from 2 to 80 years old. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $165 per day.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,481
TourRadar

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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.

How much do cultural tours in China cost?

Average Daily Price Cultural Tours
$210

After analyzing 50 cultural tours in China, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $210 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for cultural tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in China.

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


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