China Tours from Germany

Customize Your Trip to the Real China

On an ETC’s China tour from Germany, explore venerable Terracotta Army and the Great Wall to piece together the history of a civilization five millennia old.

Geman family tour in China and hike the countryside of YangshuoChina is a diverse experience for German tourists. The mystique and splendor of China, its history, religions, art and culture, food and natural beauty, have beckoned numerous travellers from Germany, who come unveil the many faces of this ancient oriental kingdom. Let us whisk you to the magnificent Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven in Beijing to delve into China’s cultural treasures. Sailing the beautiful Li River or the Yangtze River is truly relaxing and intoxicating. The up-close observation and contact with the giant pandas in Sichuan bring every German traveler fun and happiness. Planning to visit the timeless Potala Palace in Lhasa? Discuss with the destination travel expert of ETC for a tailor-made Tibet adventure.

Rundreise China with ETC, we will customize your trip for real China discovery.

Why a private China tour package with ETC?

  • Easy Tour China is a pioneer specializing in private China tours since 1999 and has assisted a lot of German travelers in their trips to China. So we understand better your needs, preference and travel style.
  • Booking a personalized itinerary, you’ll get a flexible trip, customized to your departure dates, interests, with hand-picked hotels and restaurants that fit your taste.
  • We’ll arrange for you German-speaking guides in big cities and English-speaking guides in remote areas of China. Our guides are local residents in each destination who are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Some of them have first aid qualifications after being trained.
  • We’re local agent and experienced insiders in China, meaning you will enjoy special access to the local people, family, back streets, off-the-beaten-track places, unexplored scenery and hidden gems.

  • Where to go – recommended destinations for German travelers

  • When it comes to a classic China tour for history and culture experience, travel to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, the “cultural golden triangle” of China, and visit all big-name attractions and iconic German couple tour China and hike Longji Rice Terraces in winterlandmarks. Suzhou with its classical gardens, Hangzhou with the UNESCO-listed West Lake and pristine tea villages, and ancient water towns (e.g. Tongli, Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang) nearby Shanghai, are also highly recommended.
  • China is a paradise for adventure and hiking lovers from Germany. You will never forget your time spent in Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, wild west Sichuan and Tibet, riding through the deserts, glaciers and ancient ruins on the Silk Road, hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge from Lijiang to Shangri-La, rock climbing in Yangshuo.
  • If your interest lies in the minority culture of China, go explore Guizhou and Yunnan, known as China’s minority kingdom, inhabited by over 50 tribes who still retain their original characteristics, showcased in their dwellings, clothes, language, custom, festivals, arts and handicrafts.
  • Looking for a food adventure to China? It’s hard to surpass Chengdu, panda’s hometown, Hong Kong, with a fabulous blend of east and west cuisine, and Guilin, where you may take a cookery lesson at local farmer’s house.

  • China Real life experience and thrilling adventures on your China tour from Germany

  • Hike and camp on the Great Wall of China, watching the sun rise and set, sleeping under the stars, while tracing China’s powerful dynasties in history.
  • A pedicab tour of Beijing winding through the hutong alleyways is a perfect introduction to the traditions, customs and Beijinger’s life.
  • Ride a jeep or sidecar traversing the high-rises of Shanghai to discover the old city areas.
  • Join the panda volunteer program to be a panda keeper.
  • Enjoy tea, coffee and local brewed beer at the quaint tea house, unknown café and street stalls.
  • Join the locals wandering the night market to discover a wide spectrum of street foods, and witness the interesting gastronomic scenes. German travelers should not miss the crispy pork knuckle and homemade sausages in China.
  • Experience the exciting and trilling glass skywalks in Zhangjiajie.
  • For an unforgettable family China holiday from Germany, parents and kids are suggested to take some cultural class and active activities, like drawing Beijing opera facial masks, making a mini terracotta warrior, learning Chinese calligraphy/painting, hiking/biking in Yangshuo countryside, bamboo rafting down Li River…
  • Recommended China Tours from Germany for First Timers

    Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Guilin/Yangshuo - Hong Kong
    The mesmerizing Chinese culture and beauty of nature are enough to get every German family in the happy mood, whether you are hiking Jinshanling Great Wall, making dumping with kids at a local host’s home, drawing a Chinese landscape painting or cycling on the bumpy roads of a primitive village…
    Destinations: Beijing – Xian - Guilin/Yangshuo - Shanghai
    With the mighty Great Wall, majestic Forbidden City, enormous Terracotta Army, great food and lush scenery, German tourists will fall in love with China. Explore the incredible world-class attractions, witness China’s modern achievements and delight in the picturesque countryside - sitting on a cruise down Li River to view dramatic karst mountains…
    Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
    The eleven days classic itinerary is the perfect introduction to China, taking in the main highlights. Experience China with its turbulent history, enchanting culture, fabulous traditions, modern marvels and kind, friendly people. Sail the legendary Yangtze River to round off a delightful and brilliant vacation.
    Destinations: Guangzhou - Zhangjiajie - Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou - Xi'an - Beijing
    Embark on a truly epic journey through China on this extensive 15 days itinerary, designed blending history study, culture discovery and nature adventure. Walk and hike to reach the amazing natural beauty of Zhangjiajie and Jiuzhaigou. And then there are the UNESCO-listed sites and ancient architectural wonders in Xian and Beijing.

    Guided China Hiking Adventures for German Travelers

    Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - Hangzhou - Huangshan - Shanghai
    For many German travelers, there’s no better way to explore China on foot. Experience the country’s culture and nature, as you hike an authentic section of the Great Wall, experience people’s life at Longji Rice Terraces, hike Li River with surreal limestone peaks on both banks, discover a tea planation village in Hangzhou, climb the beautiful Yellow Mountain…
    Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - Hong Kong
    Travel from the historic capitals of China to the bucolic countryside and back to the bustling, modern metropolis. Hike to reach the iconic architectures, such the Great Wall and Xian old city wall. Hike and bike through rural farmlands and terraced fields to discover hidden villages and meet tribal hill people. Hike Hong Kong’s Dragon’s back trail is also an exciting experience.
    Destinations: Lijiang - Shangrila - Deqing - Yubeng Village - Cizhong Village - Tacheng - Lijiang
    Escape the tourist trails and crowds, and discover the truly hidden trails in Yunnan China – German hikers looking for the wilderness and authentic Chinese towns and villages should never miss this active adventure. After trekking Tiger Leaping Gorge, head for the real Shangri-La and further the remote isolated Yubeng Village. Hike around for Meili Snow Mountain and snub-nosed monkey national park.

    Suggested China Culture Adventures for German Travelers

    Destinations: Kunming - Lijiang - Shangri-La - Xi'angcheng - Daocheng - Litang - kangding – Chengdu
    Embark on an epic adventure to Yunnan and Sichuan, perfect for those 2rd and repeated German travelers who would like to travel off the beaten path in China. Travel through authentic old towns and untouched remote villages to meet Naxi and Tibetan people, discover ancient shrines and temples, and explore untamed breathtaking scenery.
    Destinations: Xi'an - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar - Urumqi
    Recommended for seasoned German travelers, this epic Silk Road adventure takes in the best and essence of this great East-to-West ancient trading route. You will venture from Xian, via Gansu and further to Xinjiang. Discover a variety of historical sites, ruins, as well as diverse breathtaking wild beauty.
    Destinations: Beijing – Xian – Xining – Lhasa – Chengdu
    Tibet holds a special place in the heart of most people, including many German adventurers. This brilliant itinerary will fulfill your Tibet dream, by taking you from Beijing to Xian, then riding a train from Xining to Lhasa, experiencing the most scenic train ride in China, and exploring Tibet’s highlights: the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake….
    Destinations: Guiyang - Kaili - Langde - Rongjiang - Jiabang - Zhaoxing - Guiyang
    Trip to the Southeast Guizhou - Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, a captivating land of mystery, spirituality, and natural beauty, German travelers have the chance to witness Miao, Dong, Shui people’s traditional humble way of living, and experience their mystical culture, as you visit Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village, Datang Mini- skirt Miao Village, Tang’an Dong Village…

    Practical Tips on Tours to China from Germany

    China Visa Tips for German Citizens

    • Where to Apply for China Visa in Germany?

      All German passport holders require a visa before travel to China. To make your trip to China from Germany an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General for the Chinese visa. Ordinary German passport holders can apply for a Chinese tourist visa at Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Duesseldorf. Please make an online appointment first.

    • The Chinese Embassy and CVASC in Germany:

      ◎Embassy of China in Germany
      Add: Markisches Ufer 54, 10179 Berlin, Germany
      Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00 Monday-Friday
      Tel: +49-30-27588-0
      Fax: +49-30-27588221

      Consular Office
      Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
      Tel: +49-030-27588525 (Manned Service between 15:00-17:00 Tuesday, Thursday), 27588525
      Fax: +49-030-27588520

      ◎CVASC in Berlin
      Address: Invalidenstraße 116, Berlin, Germany
      Business hours: Monday-Friday (except, Saturdays and Sundays, Chinese and German public holidays)
      Application Submission: 9:00AM-3:00PM
      Payment and Passport Collection: 9:00AM-4:00PM
      Tel: +49(0)30979920000 (9:00AM-3:00PM )

      ◎Consulate General of China in Frankfurt
      Add: Stresemannallee 19-23,60596 Frankfurt am Main
      Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

      Consular Office
      Fax: +49-069- 75085530
      Tel: +49-069- 75085543
      Note: The above telephones are available between 14:00-16:00 on Monday and Wednesday.
      Office Hours: 09:00-11:30 (for submission of visa application, passport, Notarization and Authentication)

      Consular Districts: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Hessen, Baden-Württember and Saarland.

      ◎CVASC in Frankfurt
      Address: Bockenheimer Landstraße 51-53, 60325 Frankfurt am Main
      Tel: +49-069-26919130
      Fax: +49-069-269191350

      ◎Consulate General of China in Hamburg
      Add: Elbchaussee 268, 22605 Hamburg

      Consular Office
      Tel: +49-040-82276000 (for Visa)
      +49-040-822760 18 (for Passport, Travel Document)

      Note: Above telephones are only available between 14:00-16:00 on Tuesday and Thursday.
      Fax: +49-040-82276022
      Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
      Consular Districts: Hamburg, Bremen, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein

      ◎CVASC in Hamburg
      Address: Willy-Brandt-Strasse 57, 5.OG, 20457 Hamburg
      Tel: +49-040-323106000
      Fax: +49-040-323106001

      ◎Consulate General of China in Munich
      Add: Romanstrasse 107, 80639, Munich
      Tel: +49-089-17301618
      Note: Above telephones are only available between 15:00-17:00 on Monday and Wednesday.
      Fax: +49-089-17301619
      Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

      Consular Districts: Bayern

      ◎CVASC in Munich
      Address: Lutzstraße 2, 80687 München
      Tel: +49-089-58927460
      Fax: +49-089-589274628

    Practical Travel Tips for Germans traveling in China

    • What about drinks?

      A: Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. German travelers should not drink the tap water, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. If you like a 'cuppa', you may like to bring along a small supply of tea bags, coffee and milk powder. Most rooms have electric jugs or thermos flasks of boiling water to make hot.

    • What are the toilet facilities like on China tour?

      A: All of our hotels picked for your China tour package have western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas where some German travelers would like to take an adventure, the guesthouses may be a little more basic, but clean and simple is common. Whilst sightseeing, toilet facilities at restaurants and local tourist sites can vary and we would recommend that you carry tissues, wet wipes or disinfectant gel with you, “just in case”.

    • What should I pack?

      A: Casual clothing is appropriate at all times although clothes that are too revealing are still frowned upon in all over China. Try to pack lightly as your trip may involve an amount of personal baggage handling as porters are often not available except in larger hotels. For security reasons it is essential that your baggage can be locked whilst during air transportation between cities. At times, you may not be able to check into your hotel room immediately or be able to access your main bags. To ensure your comfort, a change of clothes in your hand luggage to coincide with local weather conditions is always handy. All personal toiletries should be taken with you and small packets of tissues or wet wipes are recommended. A small medical kit containing medication to alleviate common ailments is suggested. Prepare your hiking boots if you’re taking a hiking tour in China.

    • Clothing suggestion for Germans traveling to China:

      Spring (Mar – May) with temperature of 50 - 71.6F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes

      Summer (Jun – Aug) with temperature Above 71.6 F: T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear

      Autumn (Sep – Nov) with temperature of 50- 71.6 F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

      Winter (Dec – Feb) with temperature Below 50 F: Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required

    • What credit cards can I use?

      A: At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. German travelers may use these cards to draw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks, make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.

    • Where can German get consular assistance?

      A: In China, the German tourists can obtain consular assistance from the:

      ◎Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing
      Add: No.17, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, Chaoyang District
      Tel: +86-10- 85329000
      Fax: +86-10- 65325336

      ◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Guangzhou
      Add: 14/F, Yuehai Tianhecheng Mansion, No. 208, Tianhe Road, Tianhe District
      Tel: +86-20- 83130000
      Fax: +86-20- 85168133

      ◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai
      Add: No.118 Yongfu Lu
      Tel: +86-21-34010106
      Fax: +86-21-64714448

      ◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chengdu
      Add: Level 25, Western Tower, No.19, 4th Section, Renmin Nan Lu (Renmin Road South), Chengdu
      Tel: +86-28-85280800
      Fax: +86-28-85280865

      ◎Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shenyang
      Address: 21/F, China Resources Building, No. 286, Qingnian Street, Heping District
      Tel: +86-24 83899100
      Fax: +86-24 83899199

    Direct Flights from Germany to China

    The distance from Germany to China is 7,242 kilometers and it takes around 10 hours to fly between the two counties. Passengers can fly from Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Dusseldorf to China. The air carriers are Lufthansa, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and Hainan Airlines. More direct flights are expected to be opened in the future, so your Germany trip to China will be getting easier and easier.

    Departure cities in Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf

    Arrival cities in China: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Shenyang, Qingdao

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