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Luxury China Tours from Canada

Are you looking for luxury China tours from Canada?

If so, you’ve just found the best luxury China tour company in Canada. established in 1998, Laurus Travel is the only Canadian China tour operator recommended by Frommer’s – you can find our name in every edition of Frommer’s China, an endorsement money can’t buy. Rated A+ by the BBB and highly regarded by customers across Canada, we have been successfully running luxury tours to China from Canada for over two decades. Laurus Travel enjoys a stellar reputation in the marketplace and boasts a loyal clientele that is the envy of its competitors, in Canada and elsewhere.

At the core of our success is a team whose combined skill set is unparalleled in the industry, a team that is as exceptional as the experiences it curates. Managed by a cadre of seasoned travel industry veterans, some adorned with advanced business degrees, including MBA from the University of Western Ontario and MA in International Management from Queen’s University, Laurus Travel is your best bet for an outstanding China travel experience.

Please check out our China tours and contact us for a special offer – early bird and group booking discounts are both available.

Laurus Travel operates China tours all year round. The 25-day China by Bullet Train below has been popular among Canadians.

Luxury China Tour by Bullet Train (25 days)

Shanghai – Suzhou – Tongli – Qufu – Beijing – Xi’an – Chengdu – Chongqing – Yangtze Cruise – Yichang – Wuhan – Guilin – Hong Kong

Embark on this 25-day odyssey through the heart of China, where ancient traditions harmonize with cutting-edge modernity, and each city tells a tale woven into the fabric of a nation steeped in history. This “Classic China by Train” itinerary is a captivating journey that transcends time, offering an immersive experience that showcases the best of China’s cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and dynamic urban centers.

For added comfort, inter-city travel is exclusively by high-speed train, thus eliminating air travel-related hassles such as intrusive security checks and frustrating flight delays. Travelling by train also allows you to see the countryside and mingle with locals.

Important Features

  • Small group size – average 15, maximum 20
  • Expert guides handpicked by company owners
  • Inter-city travel exclusively by high-speed train
  • No annoying forced shopping stops
  • Quality meals at non-tourist restaurants
  • Unlimited supply of bottled water during group activities
  • Outside cabin on or above bridge deck for Yangtze cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on cruise ship and in all hotels
  • Visit to chambers in Forbidden City that most tour operators leave out
  • Great Wall visit at Mutianyu including cable car rides
  • Day hike at Longji terraced rice fields

Options Available

Meal Code: B = breakfast / L = lunch / D = dinner


Day 1/Thu: Departing for Shanghai
Depart from a city of your choice and lose a day upon crossing the International Date Line.

Day 2/Fri: Arrival in Shanghai
Meet the driver on arrival for transfer to the hotel. You’ll have the balance of the day at leisure. The guide will get in touch with you tonight.

Day 3/Sat: Shanghai (B/L/D)
With a population of 24.9 million (2021), Shanghai is China’s biggest city, which delights the visitor with its futuristic skyline and historical landmarks.

Following the tour orientation we visit Jade Buddha Temple located in an old neighbourhood, the famous waterfront promenade known as the Bund, and the Yu Garden in the old town centre. We wrap up the day with a drive through the glitzy financial district of Lujiazui on the opposite side of the Bund across Huangpu River.

Day 4/Sun: Shanghai (B)
Free day to explore on your own. We recommend Shanghai Museum and the Urban Planning Exhibition Center nearby. Shanghai Museum is frequently cited by visitors as one of the best of its kind in China, it is also a great place to explore on your own.

Day 5/Mon: Shanghai – Suzhou (B/L)
After a leisurely breakfast we drive 85 km to Suzhou. Ancient Suzhou is most famous for its gardens, canals and silk industry. In the late 13th century a Venetian named Marco Polo visited Suzhou and was very impressed by what he saw. He vividly described the prosperous silk industry and dubbed Suzhou “Venice of the East” due to the small waterways crisscrossing the city…

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Our Customers Say It Best

“Amazing trip! First class accommodations; wonderful meals, fun & educational tours; this trip is a WINNER. Traveling by train was so comfortable and an efficient use of time, it was a great way to see & feel the culture of this complex country. Truly a great experience. We have and will continue to recommend Laurus Travel to friends and anyone considering a trip to China. When we return (there is so much to see), Laurus Travel will be our only choice. Truly a trip of a lifetime! Just wish Laurus did other countries!”

Cheryl & Jim R
Dallas, Texas

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