China is undoubtedly a popular destination to visit at any time of the year. With varying climates and a host of absorbing festivals, there really is something to suit every type of traveler; whether you are looking for sun, culture, breathtaking scenery or meeting incredible people.
But October is certainly one of the best months to take a China tour and experience this fascinating country at its very finest.
The first week of October sees the whole of China celebrate Golden Week, one of the most important festivals of the year. October 1st is China’s National Day Holiday (this year’s National Day marks the 65th anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China) which signals the start of a week of colourful celebrations, with most people off work and enjoying local food and culture, making it a unique time of year to take a tour of China.
Golden week (sometimes known as National week) was implemented in 2000 and sees most streets decked out with wonderful decorations and a holiday atmosphere celebrated across the entire country. In fact, wherever you choose to visit on your China tours, you can be sure of catching festivities and taking part in the wonderful National Week shopping deals, another popular way of celebrating the national holiday. So make sure you also add some retail therapy time into your bespoke China tour.
The weather in China during the October holidays is generally excellent across much of the country; another great reason to take your guided China tours at this special time of the year. With little rain and many of the major cities enjoying bright sunshine and warm enough temperatures to still enjoy al fresco dining well into the month, you can experience China at its very best and brightest.
It is important to remember that flights and long distance trains can be busier than normal in China around the October holidays, but this can be avoided by booking ahead on a dedicated China Tour. Here at Emperor Tours, we take care of all your travel and accommodation arrangements and ensure you arrive in style with no hassle. We also take care of entrance tickets to all the tourist sites visited on your China tours (most of which remain fully open during National week) and our expert guides will make sure you never miss a beat and get closer to the real China.
Not only are China tours the very best way to experience everything this captivating country has to offer, it provides a great way to meet likeminded travellers and really get involved in unique festivals like Golden Week. We offer many different itineraries on our group China tours, designed specifically for you to experience as much of China as possible in the time, however, we are also keen to help you design bespoke tours across China and plan your based on exactly what you want to see.
Our priority is customer satisfaction, and to achieve this we aim to give you a personalised service. You can be assured that when booking with us there will be no hidden costs. We do not cut-corners to save money, and all hotels and restaurants are of a high standard and quality. To us you are an individual, not just a number. Our staff have either lived or travelled in China and Indochina, creating and personally running tours, for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of people travelling to Asia is second to none.