China is off-the-scale huge, it’s diverse, and it’s changing rapidly. For thousands of years China has kept to itself, but now the door to its rich wealth of sights, tastes and experiences is open for travellers wanting to discover this ancient Eastern empire for themselves. There are cultural gems like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and the Terracotta Army of X'ian as well as mind-bogglingly futuristic cityscapes and engineering feats. The landscapes of China are as diverse as the people that populate them. From the vast plains of Inner Mongolia to the sub-zero temperatures of the Himalayas, from the verdant rice paddy terraces of Longji to the steeply carved Tiger Leaping Gorge, China is a destination that will have even the most seasoned of travellers coming back for more.
Persia and the Silk Road with World Journeys
Small group hosted tours with World Journeys
For thousands of years the Silk Road was the only link between eastern and western Asia. Its rich history of merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers and nomads who travelled this harsh, long road lives in our stories and legends. On this journey, you begin in Uzbekistan where minarets soar into the sky, bazaars bustle with commerce and blue tiled madrasahs sparkle in the sunlight. On to Turkmenistan to see skilled artisans, handcrafted carpets and the power of Darvaza. Finally Iran, its rich legacy recorded over three millennia. Persepolis and Isfahan are bursting with impressive architecture, elegant mosques and graceful palaces.
23 day tour from $11,681 per person, twin share*