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China Panorama

Small group tour
15 days - From AU$5495*PP

Witness the incredible diversity of China, from human feats such as the Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall, to breathtaking rural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo. The cities of China are thrilling, with Beijing offering fascinating insights into history and culture and Shanghai a bustling modern metropolis. Spend a morning at the captivating Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base, and visit the intriguing hill tribe region of Longsheng with its impressive rice terraces. Immerse yourself in this comprehensive journey of incredible China.

Inclusions

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 3 internal flights within Asia
  • 1 day train
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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MARCH 25th
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APRIL 8th
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AU$5526*

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AU$1198*
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APRIL 8th
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APRIL 22nd
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Per person from:

AU$5711*

Single supplement:
AU$1289*
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MAY 13th
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MAY 27th
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AU$5711*

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JUNE 3rd
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JUNE 17th
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JULY 15th
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JULY 29th
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JULY 29th
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AUGUST 12th
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AUGUST 19th
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SEPTEMBER 2nd
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SEPTEMBER 2nd
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SEPTEMBER 16th
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SEPTEMBER 16th
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SEPTEMBER 30th
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OCTOBER 21st
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NOVEMBER 4th
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NOVEMBER 4th
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NOVEMBER 18th
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AU$5711*

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MARCH 24th
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APRIL 7th
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AU$5803*

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APRIL 7th
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APRIL 21st
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AU$5996*

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AU$1354*
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MAY 12th
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MAY 26th
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SEPTEMBER 1st
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SEPTEMBER 15th
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SEPTEMBER 15th
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SEPTEMBER 29th
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OCTOBER 20th
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NOVEMBER 3rd
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NOVEMBER 3rd
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NOVEMBER 17th
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAYS 1-3: SHANGHAI
On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel. If you wish, join your group for a welcome dinner. A walk along the Bund, a remnant of Shanghai's days as a trading port, reveals an impressive collection of Art Deco buildings. Find peace in the serene Yu Garden and explore the Confucius Temple and the neighbourhoods of Old Shanghai. Enjoy a visit to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, famed for its tranquil canals which you will explore by boat. Visit the Propaganda Poster Arts Centre and marvel at the spectacle of the famed Shanghai acrobats in action.

Hotel: Rendezvous Merry Hotel Shanghai

DAYS 4-5: GUILIN & LONGSHENG
A morning flight brings you to charming Guilin. Climb the stone steps to the top of Fubo Hill for panoramic views across rooftops and limestone mountains, then head further afield to explore an intriguing ancient town and tea plantation. Travel to Longsheng to experience a White Yao village. Take a short hike to admire the spectacular rice terraces known as the Dragon’s Backbone.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel

DAYS 6-8: YANGSHUO & CHENGDU
Float gently along the Li River, absorbing the region's renowned limestone karst scenery and traditional rural scenes, to charming Yangshuo. There is free time to visit the local markets and perhaps take in an evening show. Partake in a morning Tai Chi session, then enjoy a local village and farm experience. Fly to Chengdu and visit the cottage garden of Dufu, a famed poet of the Tang Dynasty, then People's Park and a teahouse. Enjoy visiting the Friends House Language Studio where local people gather to practise languages and exchange ideas.

Hotel:  Yangshuo New Century Hotel
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

DAYS 9-10: XIAN
Venture to the fascinating Panda Research and Breeding Base before your flight to Xian. Take a morning walk through City Park. See the Big Goose Pagoda, explore the exotic streets of the Muslim Quarter and cycle along the old city walls*. You can also wander a calligraphy street and indulge in a dumping banquet.
*Non-cyclists have the chance to opt-out of this activity

Hotel: Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

DAYS 11-15: BEIJING
Marvel at the spectacular scene of countless life-size Terracotta Warriors then take a high-speed train to bustling Beijing. Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and then walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Discover one of the few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, in Beijing when you enter a local home for lunch then take a rickshaw ride. View the famous Drum Tower and enjoy free time to explore the Wangfujing Night Markets. Visit the Temple of Heaven, the huge model of China's capital city at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall and the splendid Summer Palace. A short trip to Mutianyu brings you to a lesser-visited section of the incredible Great Wall of China. Spend your last night in Beijing enjoying a farewell Peking Duck dinner with fellow travellers. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

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Accommodation
8.5
Content of holiday
10.0
Local guide(s)
8.5
Value for money
9.0
Overall rating
9.5
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