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Brightsun Travel has a range of exclusive holidays to China incorporating 7 to 14 day tours of its incredible urban centres, dramatic history and stunning scenery. Our tours can start or end in the Chinese capital of Beijing where you can take a cable car ride over the iconic Great Wall, stroll around city palaces and temples, like the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, and experience the famous food of China.  And no tour of Beijing would be complete without visiting the world famous Tiananmen Square, a place of enormous cultural and political importance in China. From Beijing you can travel by bullet train to the ancient Sichuan city of Xi’an to marvel at the stunning Terracotta Warriors and visit the Neolithic settlement of Banpo Village. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to China including 7 day tours of Beijing and Xi’an alongside cruises along the Li River, taking in the dramatic scenery of the Karst hills, and soaking up traditional Chinese culture.

If Beijing and Xi’an aren't enough, or if you have longer than a week on your hands, Brightsun Travel has other fantastic holidays to China that include the incredible metropolis of Shanghai, a city that has developed at such warp speed that it boasts contemporary architecture like no other Chinese city. A tour of the scenic Yu Garden, the Old Town, museums and silk factories reveal Shanghai’s more historic and traditional side, whilst it's ‘French neighbourhood’ and entertainment district of Xintiandi would make for a perfect night out. Only 90 miles south of Shanghai is the ancient water village of Wuzhen, built around waterways and canals, showcasing a very different way of life to its more space age neighbour. Here you can take a boat trip along winding canals and experience traditional China. Or you could combine the incredible cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an with a cruise down the Yangtze River, passing through breathtaking scenery such as the Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and the Fengdu Ghost City. Throw in a side trip to the world renowned Panda Breeding and Research Centre in Chengdu and you have the ultimate tour of China. Contact Brightsun Travel for a range of all inclusive China holidays and wonderful tours of this, the most populous country on the planet.

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Regal Oriental 01

Regal Oriental Hotel

30-38 Sa Po Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

Room Only 5 Nights
From £619 per person View Offer

Dorsett Mongkok

88 Tai Kok Tsui Rd, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

Room Only 5 Nights
From £719 per person View Offer

Pentahotel Hong Kong Kowloon

19 Luk Hop St, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £739 per person View Offer

Rambler Oasis Hotel

Rambler Crest Tower 1,1 Tsing Yi Rd, Hong Kong

Room Only 5 Nights
From £759 per person View Offer

The Langham Hong Kong

8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £789 per person View Offer

Top Destinations In China


Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a booming harbour metropolis, houses high end boutiques, fine dining restaurants and a trendy up and coming arts scene alongside ancient Buddhist temples, street side eateries and bustling markets. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to Hong Kong, including stopovers and city breaks. You could start your visit to Hong Kong by gazing at its impressive skyline, either by taking the Peak Tram to the top of Victoria Peak, or visiting the observation deck of the impressive Bank of China Tower. Then it's time to shop. From high end boutiques on lesser known Star Street to the famous Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong is a shopaholic’s dream. New to Hong Kong’s shopping scene is PMQ, a 1950’s housing complex, the Police Married Quarters, recently transformed into a hub for independent designers. Then there's the antique shops along Hollywood Road that would serve both as shop and a museum. If it's shopping you are after, Hong Kong could keep you entertained for days, if not weeks. And Brightsun Travel has some fantastic holidays to Hong Kong to place you at the heart of this bustling, fashion-conscious harbour.  

But Hong Kong is more than just shopping, offering amazing food, a vibrant arts scene and ancient ways of life. Hong Kong is a place where you can eat dim sum in traditional Chinese tea houses, take British high tea at 19th century hotels, such as the Langham, and visit contemporary craft breweries, all in one afternoon. On the arts scene, Hong Kong is quickly turning old warehouses into contemporary galleries, such as those in Wong Chuk Hang, and old shopping hubs like Cat Street now house exciting new art spaces. When you have had your fix of shopping, eating and gallery hopping, Hong Kong has a range of places to get away from it all. A trip to Lantau Island would take you to traditional fishing villages, whilst Repulse Bay and Lamma Island offer some of the best beaches in Hong Kong. In the city itself there are walking trails, wetland parks and geoparks for hiking, birdwatching and gazing at ancient rock formations, whilst in peaceful Kowloon Park you can practice tai chi with the locals. For a small place, Hong Kong is vast, and Brightsun Travel has a range of exclusive holidays to Hong Kong to help you make the most of it.

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Sunny Sanya is a modern city situated in China’s southernmost province Hainan, and is the only tropical tourist destination in the country, offering something unique from your usual China getaway. It’s actually considered as the Chinese version of Hawaii, separated from the country’s mainland with a number of beautiful beaches and bays with crystal clear waters, colourful coral reefs, lush forests, sleepy villages and luxurious beach front resorts. Sanya is also home to charming colonial streets, traditional tea houses, plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options, golf courses and temples, offering a curious blend of city appeal and tropical allure. Brightsun Travel offers a selection of cheap holidays to Sanya, taking you to the centre of this coastal paradise.
Sanya is an adventurer’s paradise with a number of exciting outdoor activities, including excellent water sports and various wilderness attractions situated in the rainforests and mountains that surround the city. The Tropical Yanoda Rainforest Park is a highlight, home to a waterfall and a thrilling zip line set above the treetops. Then there’s the Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, where you can explore beautiful plant species, an orchid valley, hiking trails and more. You could also visit Nanwan Monkey Island, China’s only state-protected island nature reserve which protects macaque monkeys. One way to enter the attraction is via a scenic cable car which traverses over the sea. 

Away from its beaches and nature, Sanya is steeped in culture and history. Make sure you explore the nearby Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone, which is themed around local Buddhist cultures. The three themed parks to be discovered here include the Felicity and Longevity Culture Park, the Nanshan Custom Park and the Buddhism Culture Park which is home to the iconic Guanyin of Nanshan statue.  Why not take a day trip out of the city to visit the Binlang Ethnic Village? This recreated village and culture park allows a glimpse into Sanya’s ethnic communities with traditional architecture, museum spaces and dance performances. So what are you waiting for? Book a great value holiday to Sanya now and look forward to many memorable travel experiences. 

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Helpful Information About China

Currency: You’ll be spending Chinese Yuan in mainland China and Hong Kong dollars in Hong Kong.

Language: Mandarin is the official language of China spoken by around 70% of the population, though there are several other dialects such as Cantonese and Hunanese. English is widely spoken in Hong Kong.

Local Time: Eight hours ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 12 hours from London.

Tourist Information: Visit the official China tourist information site or the official Hong Kong tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to China, British citizens need a valid passport, a short-term travel visa, and a negative PCR test. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for China.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do I need a visa for a holiday to China?

A: Yes, visas must be applied for when travelling to China. Arrange yours with Brightsun Travel.

Q: Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to China?

A: As of 8 January 2023, China changed its COVID-19 entry requirements for all travellers entering the country. You will need a negative PCR test and you must submit your negative PCR test result by filling in the Health Declaration Form via the China Customs website.

Q: When is the best time to holiday in China?

A: During the spring and autumn months when temperatures are mild and rainfall is minimal. Winter months are best for those who want to avoid tourist crowds. Summer months are ideal for a beach holiday.

Q: Is it safe to visit China?

A: Yes, China is generally a safe place to visit on holiday.

Top Things to Do in China

Tourists visiting Hong Kong will enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife, with a great selection of bars, clubs, and live music venues. Shopping enthusiasts can enjoy browsing the bustling markets and malls for souvenirs or designer labels, while foodies can dine out at local eateries or street food vendors. Adventure seekers can visit one of the many national parks, hit a hiking trail, or participate in water sports such as sailing, kayaking, or windsurfing. Cultural enthusiasts can explore the city’s historic districts and temples such as the Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong Museum of History, and Lantau Island. Alternatively, wildlife lovers can check out the Giant Panda Habitat at Ocean Park or head to Tai O Fishing Village to spot some pink dolphins. For the ultimate tourist experience, take a ride on the famous Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour or take a trip to The Peak for breathtaking views of the cityscape.

With its beautiful beaches and exotic tropical climate, Sanya is a great place to relax and unwind. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained here, and water sports such as jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing. The surrounding area also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife watching. There are several theme parks in the region, including the Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park and Sanya Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone. Additionally, visitors can explore nearby villages to experience traditional Chinese culture or take a tour of the Phoenix Island coastal area. For those looking for a more relaxing holiday, there are many spas and resorts offering luxurious spa treatments as well as yoga classes. An array of restaurants serving local specialties makes for an enjoyable dining experience in Sanya.

Weather in China

China has a temperate climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature range across the country is -10°C (14°F) to 28°C(82°F). In Hong Kong, the hottest months are June to September, with temperatures ranging from 24-32 °C (75-90°F). In Sanya, the warmest months are April to October, with temperatures from 22-32 °C (72-90°F). In Hong Kong, the wettest months are July and August; while in Sanya, it’s May through September.

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