Luxury China vacations


China is the only great civilization from the ancient world to have survived to the present day. Its culture and economy are both thriving, and its population is over 1.3 billion. It’s also an especially vast country with so much to see and do. So, where do you even start?

Here at Out Of Office, we truly understand the world you live in, and the world you want to explore. Our attention to detail, exceptional service and deep understanding of both luxury travel and LGBTQ+ travel make us a fantastic choice for those looking for a travel experience where exclusivity meets inclusivity.

At a glance

? Don't forget that all of our itineraries are totally customized and so this is just an idea of what we can build for you.

An ancient empire cloaked in mysteries and marvels, China encompasses a staggering diversity of landscapes and cultures. From the soaring pinnacles of the Himalayan ranges to the serpentine rivers and bamboo forests of the south, this vast nation unveils one spectacular panorama after another. Hike along the remarkably preserved Great Wall snaking across misty mountains, wander through the fantastical geology of Zhangye Danxia National Park, or embrace serenity on a Yangshuo bamboo raft drift.

The Middle Kingdom overflows with living history and cultural majesty waiting to be experienced firsthand. Stroll through imperial Beijing, marveling at the Forbidden City’s architecture and the serene beauty of ancient gardens. Witness the infamous Terracotta Warriors standing sentinel in Xi’an. Delight in Shanghai’s dizzying convergence of East and West through its colonial enclaves, contemporary skyline, and transcendent arts scene.

Despite its storied past, modern China delivers the epitome of 21st-century luxury and innovation in cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai – and the country’s futuristic high-speed rail network means you can get to these cities easily. In these cities, global explorers are pampered with exquisite accommodations, Michelin-starred dining, cutting-edge fashions, and out-of-this-world entertainment spectacles. China’s timeless majesty and dynamic present intertwine to thrill even the most seasoned luxury traveler.

More Trips in China

Filter Trips
China’s Emeishan Hiking Adventure
China’s Emeishan Hiking Adventure


Embark on a captivating four-day hiking journey that begins in the majestic city of Leshan, home to the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha sculpted into the mountainside, a testament to ancient craftsmanship and spiritual devotion. This adventure invites you to explore the...

Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo & Kyoto by Bullet Train
Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo & Kyoto by Bullet Train


Embark on an unforgettable two-week adventure with this meticulously planned bullet train tour, whisking you away to some of the most captivating destinations in China and Japan. This exhilarating journey seamlessly blends the rich tapestry of ancient wonders with the...

Anthony S.

“Stellar service. Stellar products. Stellar people and it gets so much better when you pick up the phone and call.”


“Super client centred service. From first contact I have had warm, efficient, friendly and flexible service.”


“I’m confident in giving Out Of Office a 5-star review! They are one of the leaders in this space without a doubt.”

Trustpilot 5*

Travel Information

China is a wonderful country, with a rich heritage and totally unique culture. Your trip is likely to start in the capital city, Beijing. Here you will find a booming metropolis, so prepare yourself for the busy streets! Home to many iconic sites, including the famous bird’s nest stadium which housed the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

In China, you’ll find the new intertwined with the old. Visit the Gulou, the famous drum tower which originally served for musical purposes; it was then used as a timepiece time during the Ming period, drumming without fail every hour. Head to the Zhonglou, the bell tower just opposite the drum tower. Both will give you a glimpse of old world Beijing.

The next place on your trip should be Xi’an, where you can see the famous terracotta warriors.

Last but definitely not least is Shanghai. Its modern and vibrant atmosphere will end your trip on the highest of highs. Known for its luxury hotels offering impeccable service, you will see evidence of China’s vast economic growth wherever you look.

In China, LGBTQ+ rights and recognition face significant challenges within a conservative societal and legal framework. Same-sex unions are not recognized, and there are no comprehensive anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ individuals.

While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and removed from the Chinese Society of Psychiatry’s list of mental disorders in 2001, the LGBTQ+ community continues to encounter social stigma and limited visibility.

Despite these hurdles, there is a growing LGBTQ+ rights movement, and major cities have vibrant LGBTQ+ communities and events. However, censorship and regulatory crackdowns often limit the visibility of LGBTQ+ issues in the media and public discourse, reflecting the complex landscape of progress and resistance in China.

Beijing is always the best place to start. Head to the Fordibben City where you’ll see China’s largest collection of preserved ancient buildings. History is very important in Chinese culture; hardly surprising considering their civilisation is 4000 years old.

Take a trip to Hong Kong, a former British colony and autonomous region. You’ll see a recognisably Chinese culture but with greater freedoms. Not to mention vast wealth.

Head to Inner Mongolia and see the famous site of Xanadu, the pleasure palace built by Kubla Khan where Aleph the Sacred River ran. See if you can separate the facts from the myths.

    China has a wide range of international airports including Beijing and Shanghai which are well connected both internationally and in the region.

    From the blog

    A Gay Guide To Asia
    A Gay Guide To Asia

    Asia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for LGBT travellers. Just thirty years ago, most of Asia – aside from Japan – was poor. Now Asia is catching up economically with Europe and America. China’s economy will probably become the...

    A City Guide to Hong Kong
    A City Guide to Hong Kong

    Twelve hours later, or was it thirteen whatever, it was a long haul flight. But I’m reminded by my neighbour that it’s another 12 hours to New Zealand where they were off to, so I feel lucky I guess. Still,...

    Most Underrated Destinations for LGBT Travellers
    Most Underrated Destinations for LGBT Travellers

    Travelling to far-flung destinations was once the exclusive domain of the privileged few. However, the advent of the internet and a highly competitive airline industry has lead to a million more people visiting destinations that, even two decades ago, were...

    Why book with us?

    Personal Service

    We want to ensure you have the best experience with us so we’ll keep working on your itinerary until perfect. You will have your own personal dedicated member of our team who will help build the perfect trip for you.

    Call our travel experts on +44 (0)20 7157 1570

    Our 5* Reviews

    We pride ourselves in the number of clients that are referred to us by our existing customers. Our 5* Trustpilot rating is important to us, so we encourage you to browse our reviews. They speak for themselves and that's why you are in safe hands.

    Make an enquiry


    020 7157 1570


    To start planning your luxury trip, tell us more about your travel plans and we'll match you with one of our experienced travel specialists. You can speak to us via phone, email or video call.

    All the prices on our website do not include flights. We can, of course, arrange them for you.

    Your trip
    Your details

    Please enter your destination and details.

    • $2,000-3,000
    • $3,000-5,000
    • $5,000-7,500
    • $7,500-10,000
    • $10,000+