Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

James Cao

Born in Inner Mongolia, James Cao holds advanced degrees in hospitality and tourism and has an ebullient passion for Chinese art, gardens, ballet, opera and literature. James is a seasoned tour manager for Renaissance Tours, creating, operating and accompanying special interest tours to China, including of the famous Silk Road.