China Tours from Russia

Customize Your Trip to the Real China

Both Russia and China are influential states in the world, and neighbors for a long time. In recent years, China has become one of the most attractive destinations for Russian travelers, and a China tour from Russia is getting easier and cheaper. Most Russian travelers love to visit the metropolises like Beijing, Shanghai; and historic cities like Xian and Luoyang; as well as the wealthy cities in South China: Shenzhen and Guangzhou, where fortune opportunities are hidden there. Not to mention, the tropical sea beach area – Sanya of Hainan Island and northern coastal cities Dalian and Qianhuangdao, and historical city Harbin with remained Russian features. Besides, Chengdu and Guilin may also be put into their trip plan if they have more time in China.

In the above-mentioned cities, it is relatively easier to find a Russian-speaking guide. But there are so many enchanting places to explore for your China tours from Russia, then you need to speak some English to go further to see and experience the diversity of China.

Recommended Resorts/Hotels

Your blissful trip to China from Russia isn’t complete without comfortable hotels. No matter what you want in China, Russian travelers will find a solution to suit their needs: luxury hotels (5, or 5+ star), superior hotels (4 star) and local boutique accommodations. ETC specialists are very good at selecting ideal and 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
  • Sanya
    • South China Resort (4*)
      Add: 2, Yuhai Road, Jiyang District, Sanya
      Tel: 86 898 88219888
    • Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & SPA (5*)
      Add: 1, Wanyue Road, Yalong Bay, Jiyang District, Sanya
      Tel: 86 898 8856 8888
  • 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
  • Guangzhou
    • Ocean Hotel (4*)
      Add: 412, Huangshi East Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou
      Tel: 86 20 87765988
    • Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich Hotel (5*)
      Add: 988 Guangzhou Da Dao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
      Tel: 86 20 38838888

Practical Tips on China Tours from Russia

China Visa Tips for Russian Citizens

  • Where to Apply for China Visa in Russia?

    For Russian citizens, you need obtain a Chinese tourist visa to travel to China from Russia. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General in Russia for the detailed visa information.

  • The Chinese Embassy and Consulate General in Russia:

    ◎The Chinese Embassy in Russia
    Tel: +7-499-9518435 (Russian Language Service)
    Fax: +7-499-9518436
    Address: No.6, Ulitsa Druzhby, Moscow, 115127 (г.Москва, ул.Дружбы, д.6, 115127)

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Vladivostok
    Tel: +7-423-2497204
    Fax: +7-423-2497459
    Address: No.3, Str. Krygina, Vladivostok, Primorsky kray (Россия, Приморский край, Владивосток, ул. Крыгина, 3)

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Irkutsk
    Tel: +7-3952-781446/781444
    Fax: +7-3952-781438
    Address: NO.34, Gorky street, Irkutsk (Россия, Иркутск, ул. Горького, д.34)

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Yekaterinburg
    Tel: +7-343-2535778
    Fax: +7-343-2535784
    Address: No.45, Tchaikovsky St., Yekaterinburg, Russia

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Khabarovsk
    Tel: +7-9842813370
    Fax: +7-4212-311759

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in St. Petersburg
    Tel: +7-966-9229873
    Fax: +7-812-7147958/7144958

    ◎Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Kazan
    Fax: +7-843-2375029
    Address: Российская Федерация, Республика Татарстан, г. Казань, ул. Подлужная, д. 21

  • How can Russian citizens apply for a Visa upon Arrival at Harbin Airport?

    Visa upon Arrival at Harbin Airport (Direct flights from Russia to Harbin)
    The following materials should be submitted 5 days in advance:
    1. Clear scanned copies of your passport
    2. A photograph of 3.5cm x 4.5cm size with a white background, and dark clothing is required
    3. 2 photos (same requirement as above) are required upon arrival
    4. Detailed itinerary in China
    5. International flight tickets, domestic flight tickets and/or train tickets.

    Виза по прибытию в г. Харбине
    Приготовье следующие материалы( заранее не меньше 5 рабочих дней Нам на почту)
    1. Копия паспортов в хорошо видном сканированном виде ( образец в приложении)
    2. фотография в размере 3.5cm x 4.5cm, на белом фоне в одежде тёмного цвета
    3. Оригиналы фотографии собой возьмут 2 штуки
    4. Подробная программа в Китае
    5. Полётные данные международные, авиабилеты или ж/д билеты внутри Китая.

  • Where can I get consular assistance when touring in China?

    For Russian tourists in China, you can obtain consular assistance and further consular information at the following addresses:

    ◎Embassy of the Russian Federation, Beijing (Посольство России в Китае)
    Add: No.4, Dong Zhi Men Bei Zhong Jie, Beijing, 100600, People's Republic of China (Адрес: 100600 Пекин, ул. Дунчжимэнь Бэйчжунцзе, 4)
    Tel: (010) 6532 2051
    Fax: (010) 6532 4851

    ◎Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Shanghai (Генеральное консульство Российской Федерации в Шанхае)
    Add: 20 Huangpu Road, Shanghai 200080 (Адрес: 200080, Китайская Народная Республика, г. Шанхай, район Хункоу, улица Хуанпу, 20)
    Tel: (021) 6324 2682
    Fax: (021) 6306 9982

    ◎Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Guangzhou (Генеральное консульство Российской Федерации в Гуанчжоу)
    Add: 26/A, Development Center, 3 Linjiang Avenue, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623 (Адрес: КНР, 510623, провинция Гуандун, город Гуанчжоу, район Чжуцзян Синьчэн, просп. Линьцзян дадао, дом 3, Деловой центр «Фачжань чжунсинь», 26А)
    Tel: (020) 8518 5001
    Fax: (020) 8518 5099

    ◎Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Shenyang (ГЕНЕРАЛЬНОЕ КОНСУЛЬСТВО РФ В ШЭНЬЯНЕ)
    Add: 31 Nan Shisanwei Road, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, 110003 (Адрес: 110003, Китай, провинция Ляонин, г. Шэньян, ул. Нань Шисаньвэйлу, д. 31)
    Tel: (024) 2322 3927
    Fax: (024) 2322 3907

    ◎Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Harbin (ГЕНЕРАЛЬНОЕ КОНСУЛЬСТВО РОССИИ В ХАРБИНЕ)
    Add: No. 1 Songbei Avenue, Songbei District, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, 150076 (Адрес: 150076, КНР, Хэйлунцзян, г.Харбин, район Даоли, ул. Юи Силу, д. 660 (деловой центр «Фули», здание Т3), 22 этаж)
    Tel: (0451) 8460 3881
    Fax: (0451) 8460 1082

    ◎Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Hong Kong SAR, PRC (Генеральное консульство Российской Федерации в Специальном административном районе Гонконг КНР)
    Add: Rm. 2106-2123, 21/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2877 7188
    Fax: (852) 2877 7166

Practical Travel Tips for Russians traveling in China

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

    China is an all-year-round destination for Russian travelers. 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 is more less chances of rain. In certain places, for example, Harbin is worth visiting in January and February for the International Ice & Snow Festival there, while Dalian is a perfect winter heath resort for Russian travelers. Also Sanya in Hainan Island can be a great escape from the bitterly cold winter in a year.

    During the summer holiday (Mid-July to mid-August) and the first week of October, all the popular tourist spots are packed with Chinese tourists. Then it is not so recommended to come at this time of the year. However, Dalian and Qinhuangdao, which are not crowded with tourists, are idea summer resorts for Russian travelers to enjoy sunny beaches from June to August.

  • What are the top China destinations for Russian travellers?

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

    ● Top Beach Destinations: Sanya, Dalian, Qinhuangdao

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

    ● Top Natural Scenic Destinations: Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou

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

  • Are there any interesting activities for the Russian kids?

    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 Russian tourists?

    China is the manufacturing superpower, while with the largest market in the world. Here is definitely a great shopping paradise for Russian avid 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 are the equivalent of Vodka in China?

    Baijiu or Shaojiu is a Chinese liquor, usually has an alcohol content from 30% to 60%. It is so similar in color and feel to vodka that it is known as "Chinese vodka". Each brand has its unique flavor. Top brands of Baijiu are Maotai (茅台), Wuliangye (五粮液), Fenjiu (汾酒), etc. Each city or town has their own brands. In Beijing, you can not miss Erguotou (二锅头). In Chengdu, you can try Jiannanchun (剑南春) and Quanxingdaqu (全兴大曲), etc. In Guilin, Sanhuajiu (三花酒) is the most popular local Baijiu. If you visit villages in China, you may have chance to taste different home-brewed liquors.

  • 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?

    A: All of hotels reserved by Easy Tour China for you have 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?

    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.

  • Clothing suggestion:

    Spring (Mar – May) with temperature at 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 at 50 - 71.6 F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

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

  • How to pay China tour from Russia?

    Open a Chinese RMB account in Russian banks, you can make wire transfer to China to pay your China tour easily.

  • What credit cards can I use?

    Currently, credit card like Visa and Mastercard issued by Russian Banks are not be able to use in China. Russian travelers can use UnionPay credit card issued by Russian Banks in China. Most Russian banks have opened the UnionPay card business.