China Tours from Spain

Customize Your Trip to the Real China

China and Spain are both ancient civilizations with splendid cultural heritages, delicious foods, and hospitable people. There is so much to learn, share and exchange between each other. Starting from December 1, 2023, until December 31, 2025, Spanish citizens with ordinary passports can travel to China for business, tourism, family visits, and transit purposes without a visa for up to 15 days. This visa-free policy makes it easier for Spanish tourists to explore China.

China has a rich and long history that is vastly different from Spain's. Spaniards can explore awe-inspiring sites such as the Great Wall, ancient palaces, city walls, buried armies, canals, pagodas, temples, and grottoes. These monumental treasures offer a glimpse into China’s fascinating past and showcase its remarkable craftsmanship and engineering. In this country, there are also some of the most stunning sceneries in the world, from Yellow Mountain to Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peaks, Jiuzhaigou Valley to Li River. China’s natural beauty provides ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to explore and appreciate its scenic wonders.

Beyond its history and landscape, China is also a hub of modern architecture and innovation. Cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong feature futuristic skyscrapers, high-speed trains, and cutting-edge technology. The blend of tradition and modernity creates a unique and dynamic travel experience. At the same time, Chinese cuisine is incredibly diverse, with regional specialties that vary from province to province. Whether the Spanish visitors savor Peking duck in Beijing, noodle/dumplings in Xian, dim sum in Guangzhou, or spicy Sichuan dishes, their taste buds are in for a treat.

So, whether you’re drawn by visa-free travel, cultural charm, natural beauty or food appeal, China has much to offer Spanish travelers!

Recommended Resorts/Hotels

A blissful trip isn’t complete without comfortable hotels. No matter what you want in China, Spanish travelers will find an ideal accommodation to suit their needs: luxury hotels (5, or 5+ star), superior hotels (4 star) and local boutique or budget accommodations. ETC specialists are very good at selecting value-for-money hotels for our clients during their stay in the country.

  • Beijing
    • Sunworld Hotel (4*)
      Add: 88, Dengshikou Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing
      Tel: +86 10 58168999
    • Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town (5*)
      Add: 3, Sanfeng North Area, Chaoyang District, Beijing
      Tel: 86 10 5909 6688
  • Shanghai
    • Angting Villa Hotel (4*)
      Add: 46, Anting Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
      Tel: 86 21 64331188
    • The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi (5*)
      Add: 99, Madang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
      Tel: 86 21 23302288
  • Xian
    • Grand Noble Hotel, Xian (4*)
      Add: 334, East Main Street, Beilin District, Xian
      Tel: 86 29 8769000
    • Sofitel Xian on Renmin square (5*)
      Add: 319, Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xian
      Tel: 86 29 8792888
  • Chengdu
    • Tibet Hotel (4*)
      Add: 10, Renmin North Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu
      Tel: 86 28 83183388
    • The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu (5*)
      Add: 269, Shuncheng Avenue, Qingyang District, Chengdu
      Tel: 86 28 83588888
  • Guilin
    • Bravo Hotel (4*)
      Add: 14, South Ronghu Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin
      Tel: 86 773 2898888
    • Shangrila Guilin (5*)
      Add: 111, Huangcheng Bei Er Road, Qingxing District, Guilin
      Tel: 86 773 2698888

Practical Tips on China Tours from Spain

China Visa Tips for Spanish Citizens

  • Where to Apply for China Visa in Spain?

    For those who will visit China within 15 days, then until Dec. 31, 2025, you don’t need a visa to enter this country with your ordinary passport. If you need more time (>15 days) in China, you are required obtain a Chinese tourist visa to China. Please consult the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) in Spain.

    The CVASC collects consular fees and taxes on behalf of the Embassy, and commissions on their own behalf (VAT included).

    ◎Information about the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Madrid
    Address: C/Agustín de Foxá, Nº29, 1°piso B, 28036 Madrid
    Tel: 0034-645791999 (weekdays, 11:00-13:00)
    Opening hours: weekdays, 9:00-15:30

    Information about the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Barcelona
    Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 119, piso 2 numero 1, 08015 Barcelona
    Tel: 0034-655969602 (weekdays, 13:00-15:00)
    Opening hours: weekdays, 9:00-15:30

    After the opening of CVASC, the Chinese Embassy will not receive applications for visas to China with ordinary passports.

Practical Travel Tips for Spaniards traveling in China

  • What is the best time to travel in China for Spanish tourists?

    China is an all-year-round destination for Spanish tourists. For different seasons, they may have different options. Generally April, May, September and October are the better months for visitors as the temperatures are mild during the period, while in September and October there are much less chances of rain. In certain places, Harbin should be visited in January and February for the International Ice & Snow Festival there.

    During the summer holiday (Mid-July to mid-August) and the first week of October, all the tourist spots are packed with Chinese tourists. Then it is not so recommended to come at this time of the year.

  • What are the top China destinations for Spanish visitors?

    ● Top Historical and Cultural Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu

    ● Top Natural Scenic Destinations: Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

    ● Top Destinations to see ethnic culture: Dali, Lijiang of Yunnan, Kaili, Zhaoxing of Guizhou, Tibet, Xinjiang.

    ● Top Foodie Destinations: Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou

    ● Top Shopping Destinations: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong

  • Are there any interesting activities for the Spanish family travelers?

    Absolutely yes, there are many options in different cities. For example, they can take the toboggan ride down the Mutianyu Great Wall, or fly kites in Temple of Heaven. In Xian, they can ride a bike on the old city wall, and learn to make Chinese dumplings. When in Yangshuo, they can do more walking and biking, taking Kungfu & painting class, etc. In every city, we can find something unique that will suits the needs of children to make their trip in China more enjoyable.

  • Where to shop in China for Spanish tourists?

    China is believed to be the world’s factory, while with the largest market in the world. Here is definitely a great shopping paradise for Spanish shoppers. Here below are some recommendations in the first-tier cities of China:

    1. Wangfujing Shopping Street
    There is an array of malls and department stores along the pedestrian street for shopping clothes, silk, Chinese tea, etc. You can also try the snacks from all over the country at the Snack Street adjacent to it.

    2. Xidan Commercial Street
    It is also another famous shopping area at city downtown with many malls and stores finding their places here.

    3. Xiushui Market (Silk Market)
    It has been developed into a huge shopping mall, with hundreds of booths selling all kinds of things. Most of the shop owners can speak some English.

    4. Hongqian Market (Pearl Market)
    Just a stone’s throw from the east gate of Temple of Heaven, it is the biggest pearl wholesale market in Beijing.

    1. Nanjing Pedestrian Road
    It is crowned as the No. 1 Shopping Street in China. The shopping malls and all kinds of shoppers will never let you down.

    2. Huaihai Road
    You will see many high-end boutique shops and shopping centers here. There are so many chances for you to explore the latest brand clothes and cosmetics.

    1. Beijing Road
    This is a pedestrian shopping street at downtown. You will see all kinds of options to buy, from brand clothes to souvenirs and jewelries. It is usually packed with Chinese tourists.

    2. Shangxiajiu Street
    This is also a pedestrian street. Hundreds of big or small shops are lined up along the street, as well as some restaurants. It is more popular among the locals, and good to visit at night.

    1. Huaqiangbei Commercial Street This is a perfect place to shop those electronics. The SEG Plaza at the corner is a good place to start. There are also other shopping centers along the road.

    2. Dongmen Commercial Street
    This is a pedestrian street, very popular among the younger generations in Shenzhen. You can find a number of shopping centers here. Many shops are open until midnight.

  • What about drinks?

    Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. You 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 a China tour?

    All of hotels reserved by Easy Tour China for you are equipped with western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas, they 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?

    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.

  • Are there any Clothing suggestion?

    Spring (Mar – May) with temperature at 10 - 22°C: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes

    Summer (Jun – Aug) with temperature above 22-35°C: T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear

    Autumn (Sep – Nov) with temperature at 10 - 22°C: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

    Winter (Dec – Feb) with Below 10°C (colder in North China): Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required.

  • How to pay my China trip from Spain?

    Easy Tour China accepts the 3 payment methods of bank transfer, credit card and Paypal. For more information, please visit our webpage at

  • Can I use credit cards in China?

    Yes, you can only use the credit card in some hotels, shopping centers and tourist shops. Many local establishments don’t accept the foreign credit cards. You can withdraw some cash (Chinese money) from ATM machines. If registering an account on Chinese APP like Alipay or Wechat Pay with your smart phone and link with your bank card, you can make full use of the advanced and convenient mobile payment in China.