China Panorama

15 day Small Group Tour - from £2399

On this tour, you’ll visit China’s main highlights as well as the lesser travelled areas of Guilin and Yangshuo, famous for the River Li and limestone karsts

Highlights:

  • Great Wall of China
  • Panda Research centre
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • River Li and Yangshuo
  • Vibrant Hong Kong
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Beijing

On arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing.

Hotel: Novotel Xinqiao, Beijing or similar

Day 2 - Beijing

Walk the expanse of Tiananmen Square and walk to the marvellous Forbidden City on a full day city tour. Visit the beautiful gardens of Jinshan Park before venturing deep into the alleyways of Beijing known as ‘hutongs’ to observe the traditional way of life which has remained relatively unchanged for centuries.

Hotel: Novotel Xinqiao, Beijing or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 - Beijing

Visit the iconic Temple of Heaven which stands 38 metres high and 30 metres in diameter. Continue to Panjiayuan Antique Market, Beijing’s largest market. After an included lunch, visit the ornate World Heritage Listed Summer Palace, where the Imperial family once spent the warmer months, and discover its temples, pavilions and decorated corridors that were home to China’s ruling families.

Hotel: Novotel Xinqiao, Beijing or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Great Wall of China

Visit one of the world’s most famous man-made sites, the Great Wall of China. At Mutianyu, a less crowded section of the wall, travel by cable car up to the wall and enjoy exploring independently. This evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner of world famous Peking duck.

Hotel: Novotel Xinqiao, Beijing or similar
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Xian

Today, visit the Summer Palace to discover the temples and pavilions where as you wander through the grounds, you may see the locals exercising and practising Tai Chi.

In the afternoon, take the high-speed train to Xian where you will visit the 14th century city walls which stand 12 metres above the city.

Hotel: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xian or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Xian

On a full day tour of Xian, discover the city’s highlights. Drive to the Army of Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the spectacular scenes of countless life-size warriors. Return to Xian and visit the city walls before continuing to the Great Mosque, an interesting fusion of Middle Eastern and traditional architectural styles. Wander through the Muslim Quarter to Yongxingfang as you take in the lively street markets and exotic local foods.

Hotel: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xian or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 - Chengdu

Take the high speed train to Chengdu and visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base to see the country’s cutest residents before immersing yourself in the local life of bustling People’s Park by joining the locals for a cup of tea in a teahouse as you watch a game of mahjong.

Hotel: Dorsett Hotel, Chengdu or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Chengdu

From Chengdu, drive south to Leshan to see the World Heritage Listed Giant Buddha, also known as Da Fo – the largest Buddha statue in the world. Cruise past this amazing structure for some great views. Drive to an ancient village before visiting a tea plantation to see China’s best known export being picked high in the mountains. Experience the atmospheric night market before enjoying the spicy flavours of a traditional Sichuan hotpot feast.

Hotel: Dorsett Hotel, Chengdu or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 - Longsheng

Fly to Guilin and drive to Ping An in Longsheng. Stay overnight in a lodge overlooking the famous Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces.

Hotel: Longji Ping An Hotel, Longsheng or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Guilin

In Longsheng, admire some of China’s most stunning scenery with row upon row of rice terraces clinging precariously to the slopes of neighbouring mountain peaks and valleys. Enjoy a simple lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant before driving to Guilin.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel, Guilin or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 11 - Yangshuo

Cruise along the Li River with stunning limestone karsts towering above the river. Arrive in Yangshuo and spend the afternoon enjoying the colourful atmosphere of this enchanting town.

Hotel: Mehood Hotel, Yangshuo or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 12 - Yangshuo

Venture to the farmlands surrounding Yangshuo for a fascinating village experience and help the farmers pick fresh vegetables to be used in your lunch. In the afternoon, ride a tranquil bamboo raft along the Yulong River. This evening, you have the option of joining a cooking class and preparing local dishes for dinner (booked locally).

Hotel: Mehood Hotel, Yangshuo or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 13 - Hong Kong

Transfer to Hong Kong by high speed train and enjoy an evening at leisure to experience this vibrant cities sights, sounds and tastes.

Hotel: Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel, Hong Kong or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Hong Kong

Enjoy a half day tour exploring Hong Kong Island. Visit famous Victoria Peak for breathtaking panoramas of Victoria Harbour before continuing to sun-drenched Repulse Bay to take in the relaxed beachside atmosphere of Kwun Yum Temple. Discover the floating villages of Aberdeen during a sampan ride to see locals living on the fishing junks. This afternoon, enjoy free time.

Hotel: Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel, Hong Kong or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 - Farewell

Enjoy breakfast before saying goodbye to this magical place. Transfer to the airport for your return home or onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your small group tour includes:

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Highspeed train
  • Internal domestic flight
  • River Cruise
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 16 passengers
  • Breakfasts daily, 7 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Expert local guides

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Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2020-10-04

2020-10-18

2021-03-28

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