The Adventure Company offers over 250 activity holidays to many destinations spanning every continent. We have many perfect destinations for your adventure travel, whatever your needs
Featured private group holidays
Fancy one of our fantastic adventures but only want to travel with people you know? Do it your way as a private group. We make private group trips for everyone, from big families to scouts and cadets.
- Activity Holidays – all action adventure
- Cultural Tours – lost cities & local life
- Wildlife Holidays – global wildlife encounters
- Trekking Holidays – peaks & summits
- Hands On Trips – conservation & your help
- Collection Trips – added comfort & style
- Astronomy Tours – eclipses & stargazing
- Expedition Cruises – polar experiences
- Photographic Holidays - photos for families
- Charity Holidays - do something amazing
- School Trips - exciting school trips abroad
- Northern Lights Tours - aurora borealis
- Private Groups - Create your own group
Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Transport - Train, Overnight sleeper train,in country flight, Private Bus, Public bus, Metro
Accommodation - Hotel (7 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
Meals - 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Welcome to China. Xin Xie Tong Hotel (Subject to change as with all the hotles listed below) - 1 night
Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China. The impressive Shanghai Museum houses one of the best collections of Chinese bronze and artwork - you could easily spend the whole day here discovering the various exhibitions. The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today's Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Luwan's Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street and is also home to both Xintiandi and Tian Zi Fang, extremely popular shopping and dining spots for tourists. The area's tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the 'Paris of the East'. Catch a performance by the famous Shanghai Acrobats.
Wander the Yuyuan Gardens. These famous classical gardens were completed in 1577 by Pan Yunduan, a government official of the Ming Dynasty. Go across the river to take in the sights of Pudong - the modern financial centre - with its amazing skyscrapers such as the iconic Pearl Tower. Visit the Propaganda Museum for a fascinating look at China's revolutionary past. Jing'an Temple was constructed in 247 at the time of the Kingdom of Wu, more than 1,000 years before the official beginning of the city of Shanghai in 1292. The Exhibition Hall was built in the 1920s. It covers a floor space of 367.2 square metres and a gross floor area of 513.9 square metres. Get a glimpse at the future development of the city at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre. Xin Xie Tong Hotel - 1 night
The picturesque Water Towns built along ancient networks of canals, whose cobblestone streets are lined with traditional buildings in village-style architecture, are a haven for keen photographers and watching locals glide along in Chinese gondolas, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time although the many tourists who visit there might soon remind you are in modern day China! Tongli Lao jie Courtyard Guest Inn - 1 night
Fly to Xi'an (Approx 2.5 hours) The imperial centre of China for 2,000 years, Xi'an is now a vibrant, modern city dotted with many interesting historical sites. A monument pays homage to the fact that this was the start of the famous ancient trading route of the Silk Road and the city is still surrounded by city walls. One of the oldest mosques in China, the Great Mosque in Xi'an features an unusual blend of Chinese and Islamic architecture. Still in use today, the mosque serves as a place of worship for Xi'an's large muslim population, made up predominantly of the Hui minority. Although non-Muslims are not allowed within the main hall itself, a visit during one of the five daily prayer times adds another dimension of spirituality, no matter what your religion.
Visit Xi'an's most famous site - the Terracotta Warriors. Travel by bus for around 2 hours to reach the site. Once there hear all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered by farmers digging a well in 1976 after being buried for thousands of years. These clay statues of soldiers, horses and chariots all standing in battle formation were commissioned by the emperor of the Qin dynasty as part of his mausoleum and a number of pits are now on view to the public. Late afternoon or early evening, we'll take a private transfer to one of the busiest train stations in China - Xi'an train station, then hop on the overnight train from Xi'an to Beijing (approx. 13hrs) Train travel in China may not be entirely luxurious but it's certainly one of the best ways to come face to face with the country and its people as it's the main form of transport for locals. We use soft sleeper class trains for most of our overnight train journeys. These are closed compartments with two-tiered bunk beds (four to a compartment) and sheets, pillows and a blanket are provided. Luggage storage space is inside the cabins. Basic bathroom facilities are situated at the end of each carriage with toilets and washbasins. As toilet paper isn't always available it's advised to carry some of your own, keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.
Safe hot drinking water is always available for making coffee, tea or instant meals. We recommend bringing a mug, spoon, knife and fork if you will be preparing your own hot drinks or food on the train (as these are not provided in cabins) Most trains have a dining carriage where meals are available three times a day, and there are often snacks available on the train along the way. You may wish to purchase extra snacks of your choice before the journey to supplement food available on the train. While we always try to have our groups staying together there may be times where, due to ticket availability,the group will be staying in different compartments and carriages. If the group number doesn't divide into four then you can also expect that some group members will be sharing a compartment with other travellers. Xi'an Lianbang Zhonghang Business Hotel - 2 nights, Sleeper train - 1 night
The capital of the most populous country on earth, Beijing is quickly shedding its historical face in favour of modernity. However, there are still plenty of places to go that will give you a great insight into the nation's ancient past as well as sights that showcase China's contemporary culture. Explore Tiananmen Square - the largest downtown square in the world. It covers an area of 44 hectares, big enough to hold one million people. From the Gate of Heavenly Peace in the north to the southern Front Gate, it measures 880 metres, and from the Museum of Chinese History in the east to the Great Hall of the Peoplein the west, it's about 500 metres. The Forbidden City is the former home to China's imperial rulers. Take a guided tour of the palaces, buildings and seemingly never-ending grand courtyards. Walk the Mutianyu Great Wall (approx 2 hrs drive from Beijing).
An incredible piece of engineering, it stretches 6,000 km westwards from the mountain ridges north of Beijing. It was originally constructed to protect Chinese empires from the 'barbarians' of the north and even though it failed in this purpose, it's still without adoubt one of the country's most remarkable achievements and an iconic destination. Please note that the wall is quite steep in places so make sure you have someappropriate footwear for this activity but it's up to you how far you walk once up on the wall.I t's a steep climb to the wall itself so take the cable car to the top and back for a more leisurely experience and great views. Sunworld Hotel - 3 nights
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