Travel With Confidence

Holiday in China, the land of dragons and emperors

04 February 2019
Browse by Category

From rickshaw tours around the streets of Beijing to cycling on the Old City Wall of Xi’an, there is never a dull moment in China. Travel Department’s Senior Product Executive Lucy Maher, has lots of experience sending holidaymakers to Asia and lists her top 5 attractions in China.

The Forbidden City

“Beijing’s history is in evidence everywhere and the people are very proud and welcoming,” says Lucy. “The most surprising thing for me was the sheer size of the Forbidden City. The Olympic Stadium, the unsurpassed views of the city from the various temples. Beijing has it all!”

History in the making

With Travel Department you have the chance to see what is widely considered as one of the most impressive archaeological sites in all of Asia. “It’s hard to put into words what it felt like walking in to Pit One and come face to face with the army of warriors still guarding their Qin Dynasty Emperor.”

The Great Wall

Stretching over 20,000 kilometres across the country with origins dating back centuries, China’s Great Wall is a sight to behold.“One of my favourite parts of the holiday is the excursion to The Great Wall. It truly takes your breath away, and many say you can even see it from outer space!”

A Taste of the Orient

“While travelling through the country you’ll experience different flavours. However, no trip to China is complete without experiencing a Mongolian Hot Pot, which Travel Department guests can try in Beijing and Xi’an.” Hot Pots in China have a delicious history stretching back 1,000 years. But if you’re in the mood for a taste of home, all of the hotels on Travel Department’s holiday offer Western style meals.

Local knowledge

As with every Travel Department holiday you will be accompanied by knowledgeable and charming local guides. “Their knowledge, patience and wonderful personalities are what make Travel Department guides so helpful. They even have the cúpla focal which makes our guests feel even more special.”

Discover our full range of holidays to China.


You Might also like

Travel Inspiration Unique Experiences

Top sights to see on your Italy holiday

  • Travel Department
  • 21 September 2020

If you’re planning a holiday to Italy, then check out our suggestion of some of the top sights you should see in this stunning country. ...

Travel Tips

Travel safe for your next holiday

  • Travel Department
  • 04 September 2020

Check out some of the guidelines that have been implemented through the travel sector and our own measures, so you can be prepared for your journey and holiday. ...

Travel Stories Destination Reviews

Your next Italy holiday: what you can expect

  • Travel Department
  • 28 August 2020

We are delighted to see it’s reopening for tourists and our CEO Sara Zimmerman visited Italy recently to see what a holiday in Lake Garda and Lake Como will be like for our customers this year. ...

This website makes use of cookies to enhance browsing experience and provide additional functionality.
Travel Department’s Senior Product Executive Lucy lists her top attractions to China.