About China & Beyond

Welcome to China & Beyond - your travel experts in China, Mongolia and Central Asia. A region that lies at the crossroads of history – once part of the fabled Silk Road – travel here is rewarding, exhilarating and will take you from vast deserts to awesome mountain ranges.


China & Beyond is a part of GR Travel Group Limited - a UK-based tour operator specialising in trips to Russia and the former Soviet Union. A satisfied network of customers, growth and the overall success of our business have inspired us to expand our travel destinations.

Inspired by our inquisitive travellers, we have been motivated to explore further afield. Over recent years Central Asia has gradually become part of our tour portfolio as a segment on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian trips. Recently we have noticed a definite demand from our loyal customers who have travelled with us on the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian tours who are ever eager to explore more and to extend heir stay beyond usual places. Subsequently, we have arranged cultural and active tours in the region and trips to festivals and events like Naadam in Mongolia, the Harbin Ice Festival and expos in China.

After 10 years of successful operations in Central Asia it became clear to us that we need to set up a dedicated division for China and Mongolia. We were fully prepared with everything: a growing demand, our first-hand knowledge, customer trust and a band of inspirational staff.

So, China & Beyond was born!


Your holiday experience
Everybody has heard about China’s Great Wall, Peking duck, Tiananmen Square and the vast and unforgiving Gobi desert but of course giant countries like China and Mongolia offer so much more than that. We think that travel should not be about ‘ticking boxes’ and bucket lists, but rather is should be an overall experience of new cultures, traditions and tastes. Our trips give you a unique opportunity to interact with local people, see their way of life, try their cuisine and to enjoy local cultural performances. We have designed a plethora of itineraries that suit every taste and travel style.

Your booking and travel convenience
From an operational point of view, we deal with our customers on the understanding that you are going on a holiday and want to have no stress, hassle or concerns. We at China & Beyond want you to relax and enjoy your well-deserved holiday.

When you book your trip you will be assigned a personal travel consultant and while on a tour you will be given a 24/7 hotline number so that you can be confident you can contact us if a problem arises. Before your trip, we also take care of all visas, and during your holiday we will look after all the minor, but important, details like airport transfers, planned meal times and a reasonable balance between excursions and leisure time.

We have invested in state-of-the-art booking processing technology with the aim to reduce the amount of paper we use and to make the booking, payment and pre-departure process as hassle-free as possible. You will be given access to secure online area on our website where you can view your bookings, make secure online payments and download travel documents. You can even track your visa application progress online. Your valuable time - and information - is our priority.


  • We are an established and well-regarded travel company. We are leaders within the UK market for trips to Russia with over 10 years experience. We have a head office in London, and operational offices in many other countries. Please view our contact details. You have probably even already met us at travel shows across the UK like The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show and The Times Destination Show. We have also been mentioned and recommended in several prestigious travel guides, including Odyssey Publications, Rough Guides, Trailblazer and Bradt guides, as well as in many travel magazines and newspapers.
  • We are an award winning travel company.
  • We are real experts. We know where we go and we employ a multitude of multilingual staff from around the region.
  • We offer authentic holidays. Your authentic experience during a tour with us is our priority. We would like to share our knowledge with you and help create only positive memories of your holidays. We have carefully designed various itineraries to cater to different travellers.
  • Personal care. We offer personal advice and consultation prior to - and during - every booking. To every group or a tailor-made request we assign a dedicated personal travel consultant assisting you to create your dream holiday.
  • Small groups. We operate only small and medium – sized groups (2-16 people).
  • No compulsory shopping. We do not include any visits to shops unless asked by customers.
  • Fair and reasonable pricing. The price you see is the price you pay, there are no local payments, hidden costs or any other extra charges after you have booked your holiday with us. We also offer various options of the same tour allowing customers with different travel styles and budgets to join our groups. We can also guarantee that our prices are very competitive.
  • All tours are full - board. All our packages include three meals a day unless specified. We also do our best to assist those with special dietary requirements.
  • Entertainment programme. We take care of your evening entertainment and try to build-in various authentic entertainment options for you during your holiday.
  • Online infrastructure: we provide every customer with secure online account enabling safe access to invoices, internet payments, detailed travel documents and day-to-day itinerararies. All your documents are safely stored online and are accessible to you wherever you are.
  • Visas and transfers are included. All visas and airport / railway transfers are included in our packages.
For your peace of mind – financial and emergency arrangements
You can be certain that the money you pay to us is safe. We hold an ATOL license which means that all flight inclusive packages starting from the UK are financially protected and in the unlikely event of our bankruptcy you will be offered compensation. For all other packages and those not-starting from the UK we have arranged an insolvency insurance that protects the monies paid to us.

And last but not least when you travel with us, you will be given our 24 / 7 hotline number which you can call if assistance is required. Our local English-speaking representatives are also available throughout your stay.


Recommend a friend to China & Beyond and if they book a holiday with us we will give you both a special gift to say thank you – a discount of £50 per person. Please read more about our recommend a friend scheme.


Please continue to browse our website for great itinerary ideas. Your China & Beyond Travel Team