Currently there are direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China from London and Manchester, UK, operated by British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, China Eastern Airlines and some other airlines.
Departure City in UK
Arrival City in China
Notes for Schedule
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou
Beijing, Hong kong
Daily flight from Manchester to Hong Kong
The air route and flight schedule are for reference only. Please check the official website of each airline for the accurate information and the airfares.
Where to Go – the Best Places to Visit in China for UK Tourists
Before your travel to China from UK, you may need the travel guides to know where to go, best places to visit, the best cultural and scenic destinations in China. Based on the suggestions and feedbacks of our previous UK clients, here we offer the to-do list of China holiday destinations to help plan your China trip.
Top Historical Destinations
: Capital of ancient China and modern China, where the UNESCO world heritage sites Great Wall and Forbidden City are located, Beijing should be on your travel bucket list. It is a destination ideal for history and culture travel, where you’ll learn the ups and downs of the long Chinese history. There is a wealth of historical sights including Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, etc.
: It is without doubt the best historical destination in China and beyond, and used to be the capital of 13 dynasties for around 2000 years in Chinese history. Terracotta Amy is regarded the most important archaeological finds in 20th Century and shows unique value and significance in Chinese art history and military history.
Top Cultural Destinations
: A cultural modern city features time-honored traditions, important cultural sites, numerous quaint tea houses (with unique Sichuan Tea Ceremony), elegant old streets, excellent spicy foods and a dozen ancient towns nearby. Furthermore, it is the hometown of giant panda, thus you can have a close contact with these cutest fur balls and even hug a panda baby.
: One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Shanghai is as modern and busting as any other metropolis on earth, yet also features cultural traditions going back hundreds of years ago. There are art museums and galleries, old streets and traditional Shikumen dwelling houses, colonial period buildings on the Bund, water towns…
Ancient Silk Road
: The earliest and most important road of culture exchange between the East and West, it used to help transport Chinese porcelains and silk to the West Asia and far European countries. Today, it has been listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage and retains many valuable cultural & historical sites to be explored.
Top Scenic Destinations
Guilin & Yangshuo
: If your China holidays emphasize on nature, make sure you don’t miss the relaxed, inspiring Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo and the spectacular Longji Terraced Fields, the best of its kind in China. Also enjoy yourself by hiking or biking to Yangshuo countryside and exploring the beautiful Karst caves.
: More and more UK tourists wish to travel to Zhangjiajie now. The quartz sandstone peak forests are rare on earth. A skywalk on the Glass Bridge is exciting, nerve-wracking and memorable. Tianmen Mountain is also a must-visit sight, with world’s longest cable car journey and the “Gate to Heaven”, attracting many extreme sports enthusiasts to challenge it.
: The cruise trip normally starts in Chongqing, and ends in Yichang. You will discover beautiful landscape cruising to Goddess Stream, Shennong Stream, Qutang Gorge, and experience the uniqueness of China when visiting Ghost City of Fengdu, Shibaozhai, Three Gorges Dam, etc.
Recommended Tour Packages to China from UK
Guided China tour or free independent travel (FIT) in China? If you are first timers to China, or if you have not friends here and don’t speak any Chinese, a guide tour is the better option. If you have a tight budget or you plan to travel alone, you may to join a group tour. Our small group tour packages
are well crafted and taking you to the top destinations of China.
Below recommended China package tours are for your reference. We promise you flexibility and the best price we can offer. The detailed itinerary can be adjusted to meet your requirements. Or you can contact us to tailor make a tour holiday to China from UK. >> Check our clients’ reviews on TripAdvisor
12 Days China Panda Tour
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: China Great Wall, Palace Museum, Beijing hutong, Terracotta Amy Museum, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Jiezi Ancient Town, Reed Flute Cave, Li River, Yangshuo, Shanghai Tower
A classic China tour for you to visit ancient architecture wonders, UNESCO world natural and cultural heritages, panda base, one of the best scenic destinations in the world...
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall of Xian, Li River, Yangshuo, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai Old Street, Shanghai Tower
Why Recommended: A relaxed and enjoyable China tour package takes you to the most popular tourist destinations in China, and two of the prettiest rivers in the world.
Destinations: Shanghai, Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Beijing
Highlight Attractions: Yu Garden, the Bund, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Dunhuang Yadan National Geologic Park, Mogao Grottoes, Gaochang Ancient City, Bezeklik Cave, Heavenly Lake, Beijing Palace Museum, Badaling Great Wall
Travel to ancient ilk Road for the legendary towns, archaeological & cultural sites and a diversity of landscapes.
10 Days Tour to Zhangjiajie and Mt. Huangshan
Destinations: Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Mt. Huangshan, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Palace Museum, Temple of Heaven, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV
Why Recommended: Explore iconic destinations of China and the most beautiful mountains: 'floating Hallelujah Mountain' and Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, and Yellow Mountain nearby Shanghai.
When traveling with Top China Travel, we promise to provide what really interests you and things you need.
Mr.Diarmid Blyth (13 pax) from UK give a positive feedback about the tour package we arrange:
“I just had a wonderful birthday surprise with our lunch today. Thanks for helping arrange the cake.
Very sad to be leaving Tibet tomorrow. The group we joined were all very friendly and we really enjoyed their company.
To my amazement Edith coped with all the steps at the Potala Palace (426?) largely because Tensing made sure that we did everything at the correct pace. He is a very understanding and knowledgeable guide… “
China Travel Tips for UK Tourists
Before your trip to China from United Kingdom, you have to do all the preparations, think over what to pack, the required documents for your China holiday, some necessary medicines, etc. Here is practical travel advice to help you have a trouble-free holiday in China.
► What to Pack
: passport, China Visa, suitable clothes, toiletries, the luggage suggestions, medicine, the contact list of your hotel and local guide in each city (your travel consultant will send the list to you before your trip)
► Safety Tips in China
: especially useful for women travelers, solo travelers, and people taking a train in China
► Accommodation in China
: get to know the standards and facilities of China hotels, and how to reserve accommodation