Tours to China

The New Zealand China Friendship Society has a long history of providing in depth and specialised tours to China. Because of our unique contacts built up over many years we can provide access to this wonderful country that other providers cannot match. "We know China best" is our motto and we have been successfully demonstrating this to our many clients for over thirty years.

NZCFS Explore China: The Northwest/Silk Road Tour – October 2017, 21 Days in China

The latest New Zealand China Friendship Society educational tour in the "Explore China" series is a first to travel deep into Xinjiang, skirt around then cross the Taklamakan desert to explore the ancient civilisations as well as the dynamic cultures in this area. Follow the silk road west through Gansu to enjoy the legacies left by diverse travelers on the road, ending with … [Read more...]

NZCFS Explore China, the South-West Tour, 23 Days October 2016

The New Zealand China Friendship Society offers a further educational tour in the “Explore China” series. The tour will visit the two SW provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan for an in-depth experience of this area. Starting and ending in the two provincial capitals Chengdu and Kunming, the traveller will experience aspects of the social and physical geography this area has to … [Read more...]

NZCFS Photographers China Tour, September 2015 – Completed

The Photographers Tour to China has returned after a fascinating journey, visiting many different environments in Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou UNESCO Parks and the landscapes and pandas of Sichuan. A train journey from Chengdu to Lhasa brought the tour group to Tibet where they experienced and photographed the ancient Tibetan culture, traditions, architecture and people.Among the … [Read more...]

NZCFS Mongolia and North Central China Tour July 2015 – Completed

The NZCFS Mongolia and North Central China Tour Group has returned from their July 2015 travels. The key focus for this tour was the impact of Genghis Khan on Mongolia, China and the world. Through a range of sites the delegation developed an understanding - the historic site of Kharkorin east of Ulan Bataar and the modern commemorative mausoleum in Erdos, Inner Mongolia … [Read more...]

NZCFS Photographers China Tour, September 2015

Visit destinations specially selected for amazing photographic opportunities in different environments ranging from Huanglong & Jiuzhaigou UNESCO parks with waterfalls, multi coloured lakes, and minority villages to modern cityscapes and peaceful landscapes to the bustle of daily life. A broad varied offer of old and new.Our visit includes: -  Sichuan landscapes and pandas- … [Read more...]

NZCFS Mongolia and North Central China Tour, July 9 to 30 2015

This tour has now been completed.The New Zealand China Friendship Society offers a unique opportunity to explore the Mongolian heritage in North China, including a visit to Mongolia. As well as experiencing the distinct culture and lifestyles of the Mongolian people today, the focus will be on Genghis Khan and his grandson, Kubilai Khan, and the legacy of the Mongolian Empire. … [Read more...]

Chinese Gardens Tour, 25 April to 13 May 2015

This tour has now been completedWith Diana Madgin and Bill Willmott Diana and Bill have taken many tours to China, several of them with a Chinese garden theme. Diana is a highly-respected garden writer and speaker and has a specialised knowledge of Chinese Garden design and history.  Bill was born in Chengdu, China, to a Canadian missionary family and lived there … [Read more...]

Explore China – the Northeast Tour May/June 2014

This tour has now been completed.NZCFS North East Tour Leaders Report 2014This was my first NZCFS tour and my first as a NZ Tour Leader. Overall I feel the tour was a success. Certainly in terms of the distance covered, the number of places visited, the variety of experiences enjoyed and the quality of the food, it was outstanding. Wang Fang, the Chinese Tour Leader, did … [Read more...]

‘Diverse China’ – a great NZCFS tour, October 2013

This account is my own impression of this tour.  I did, however, ask for further suggestions from the other members of the group, and, where possible, I have included them.  - Teri FranceOur NZCFS tour, in October, 2013, was aptly named – Diverse China. The contrasts between China’s traditional and modern culture, history, agriculture, and peoples as well as the simple … [Read more...]

Diverse China Tour, October 2013

This tour has now been completed. For a report on just how 'diverse' this was, go to Diverse China’ – a great NZCFS tour, 2013.  NZCFS offers a further travel China experience in the popular “Projects” series. It includes a visit to an NZCFS project, where we meet our project partners and rural communities, with a comprehensive itinerary to sites through a diverse cultural and … [Read more...]

Explore China – The South East Tour, April 2013

Tour Completed. ‘Explore China – The South East Tour 2013’ left Auckland on 5 April returning on 27 April after three action-packed weeks. Sally Russell, Tour Leader, and Miss Wang Fang, Chinese Tour Guide, worked very well together with 16 Society members and newcomers, some of whom had never been to China before.  This Tour began in Guangzhou then explored the culture, … [Read more...]