Experience the majesty of this historic destinationFew countries on earth comprise such a mix of experiences and history
Home to the world’s oldest living civilization, China is a country of extreme contrasts.
Wander in bustling modern cities or find the old China in ancient mountain top temples and small villages that seem to exist in long-ago times. Find peace in Buddhist caves and soak up the atmosphere of the Great Wall and ancient desert forts.
Chinese landscapes are diverse and stunning. Visit the calm lakes of Tibet, island hop in Hong Kong or take a bike ride in Yangzhou. There are rice fields and bamboo forests to explore, or you can hike along the Great Wall as it snakes across mountain peaks.
Ride boats along the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia, as it flows from Tibet to the East China Sea. You could also visit one of the country’s giant panda reserves to see these iconic creatures up close.
If you’re feeling adventurous, hire a bike or take a four-wheel drive trip in unspoiled scenery.
Most people are familiar with Chinese food, but many haven’t experienced the huge variety of dishes found in the many Chinese regions. With a population of approximately 1.4 billion spread across a vast landmass - China offers an eclectic selection of cuisines. Try everything from traditional Peking duck in Beijing, to the delicious Chongqing hotpot.
Street food is found all over China too. Eat Lanzhou noodles on the Silk Road, taste fiery Hunan dishes, or eat dim sum with wooden chopsticks in outside markets.
To find great food in China, just follow your nose.
China is a mix of various cultures that speak numerous dialects and have different customs. There’s a rich religious tradition reflected in the many ornate temples in this supersize nation, which can often seem like several countries rolled into one.
The Forbidden City in Beijing is the largest palace complex in the world, where two dynasties of rulers lived in isolation from the Chinese people.
Visit Xian, the home of the famous terracotta army with its 14th-century city walls. For a more modern taste of China, dive into the restaurants and bars of Shanghai or immerse yourself in a Hong Kong shopping trip. Why not also try your hand at the ancient martial art of Tai Chi?
Azure luxury holidays in China are based in top class hotels within this exhilarating nation. Stay in the modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong. Alternatively, base your holiday in Guilin on the Li River, right next to rice terraces.
Azure’s mission is to find you the best luxury hotels in China, boasting top class food, service and accommodation. We want to make your holiday in China extra special.
Talk to Azure today to book a luxury holiday where you can see both equally awesome sides of China - the ancient and the modern.
where to stay
Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.
The PuLi Hotel and SpaFrom...Situated in stunning Shanghai, the luxurious PuLi hotel is the ideal base for an unforgettable holiday in China.
Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel XianFrom...An exceptional location for an unforgettable holiday in China, the Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian is centrally placed inside the city’s walls near the astonishing bell towers.
Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerFrom...If you want to explore the majestic Yangtze on a cruise quite unlike anything else available, then the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer could be just what you’re looking for.
AmandayanFrom...Situated in the exquisite UNESCO listed location of Lijiang, Amandayan is an outstanding location for travellers seeking an incredible holiday in China.
Aman Summer PalaceFrom...An outstanding destination for a sensational holiday in Beijing, Aman Summer Palace is only a 15km journey from the city centre. Housed in exquisite heritage dwellings with astonishing sights of local antiquity close by, you’ll sleep in spacious suites and enjoy fine dining at a wealth of restaurants enjoying unique activities and wellbeing treatments.
Four Seasons HangzhouFrom...Set perfectly in lush green wonderland and perfectly secluded on West Lake, the Four Seasons Hangzhou hotel is an ideal base to appreciate a unique and inspiring luxury vacation in China.
The Opposite HouseFrom...Located in the heart of Beijing at Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Opposite House is the ideal starting point for a truly memorable holiday in China. With the most spacious suites and rooms, amazing dining choices and a sumptuous spa, it’s not difficult to deduce why this is a favourite destination for guests to this eastern land
The Temple HouseFrom...Located deep in the very heart of Chengdu, The Temple House is an excellent choice for a phenomenal holiday in China. With spacious suites and studio rooms, international alfresco dining, a rejuvenating spa and indoor pool, this unique hotel is bound to create an experience to remember.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.
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