China is a country of contrasts. The new and the old stand side by side as the most populated country in the world strives for modernization yet remains grounded in ancient history. A kid-friendly tour that hits the highlights is the best way to start your family vacation to China. The Great Wall is a must-see — the most popular section is only 50 miles from Beijing, where you’ll also discover the Forbidden City, the best preserved group of ancient buildings in China; and the Summer Palace, where a dragon boat ride awaits the kids. Other tourist highlights are the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, a cruise on the Li River, exploring caves in Guilin and pedaling through rice fields in nearby Yangshuo.
Kid-friendly hotels in China vary widely from very basic accommodations to modern, upscale high-rises in the main cities. The options can be overwhelming; be sure to engage one of our travel advisors to steer you in the right direction.