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China Scenic

Small Group Tour

China Scenic

A memorable adventure through picturesque China's

Discover China’s contrasting, scenic areas of the north, south and west. This tour will take you on a memorable journey starting in the illustrious capital, Beijing, taking in all the must-do sights including the Great Wall. See the Terracotta Warriors in Xian then explore the magnificent landscape and natural beauty of the southern province of Guangxi, and in Chengdu enjoy spending time with China’s most adorable animal, the Giant Panda.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • BeijingTemple of Heaven china

    Beijing, China

    Beijing is the capital city of China and is the nation’s political and cultural centre.

    3 Days

  • Ancient City Wall xian china

    Xian, China

    Xian, the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, capital of Shaanxi province and one of China’s ...

    2 Days

  • Li River guilin china

    Guilin & Yangshuo, China

    Home to the Li River, this area is spectacularly beautiful

    2 Days

  • panda eating chengdu china

    Chengdu, China

    Chengdu, home to the Giant Panda, is the capital of Sichuan province

    2 Days


China Scenic

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Beijing

Take your scheduled flight from the UK to Beijing. Regional departures are available on request.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay. With the afternoon at leisure, you can relax at the hotel, or take a stroll around the surrounding area. Your guide will be pleased to advise you on what best to do. This evening is your opportunity to meet your fellow travellers over dinner.

  • Meals included: Dinner
DAY 3 Beijing City Tour

This morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven – this was the place where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped, and where you can witness Tai Chi being practised in the courtyard. This will be followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square, the biggest square in the world, and a trip to the Forbidden City which served as the grand imperial palace for centuries. Your final stop of the day will be at the Hutongs, for a personal insight into the everyday life of Beijing’s traditional citizens.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 Great Wall

Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a post offering breathtaking views in a less crowded atmosphere. Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the wall, with accessible watchtowers, was built in the mid-6th century. This will be followed by an opportunity for photographs at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, two of the venues for the memorable 2008 Olympics. In the evening, you will be treated to a sumptuous Peking Duck Dinner.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 Bullet Train to Xian

Following breakfast in the hotel, visit the Summer Palace, a magnificent complex of lakes, gardens, palaces and wonderful vistas. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake. You will then catch a bullet train to Xian (approx. 5 hours 30 minutes), where you will check into your hotel for a two night stay.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Bullet train
DAY 6 Terracotta Warriors

Today your guide will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors, an enthralling collection of 10,000 life size statues of the Chinese military, dating back over 2,000 years. This will be followed by an afternoon visit to Xian’s ancient city wall. It is the most complete city wall in China, and is best explored on foot or by bike. This evening you will be entertained by a Tang Dynasty Show, a colourful performance of traditional music and dance, accompanied by a delicious selection of tasty dumplings

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 Xian City Tour and to Guilin

Today, you will visit to the Shaanxi Museum which houses over a quarter of a million artefacts, including treasures from many periods of China’s history. The next stop, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, where you will discover China’s unique architecture style, is followed by a visit to the Muslim Quarter to see local life in the community. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin and a one night stay.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8 Li River Cruise

Morning transfer to Zhujiang quay for a four hour boat cruise on the breathtaking Li River towards Yangshuo. On the Li River, there are opportunities to enjoy the tranquil rural scenes of buffalo farming on the rice terraces and the towering karst mountain peaks. Arrival will be at around 14:00 in Yangshuo. This evening there will be an optional ‘Impressions of Liu Sanjie’ show, staged on the river.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Boat
DAY 9 Yangshuo, Guilin

This morning is free at leisure. Explore this beautiful area independently, or perhaps join an optional cookery class or enjoy a leisurely stroll or cycle ride to explore the countryside. Return to Guilin, and visit the Reed Flute Caves, a collection of colourfully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, and in the evening, be amazed by a cormorant fishing show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 Chengdu

Fly to Chengdu. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival, remainder of the day at leisure to discover Chengdu independently. Perhaps explore the old town, or relax in the People’s Park watching the locals play mahjong or practising Tai Chi.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 11 Giant Pandas and City Tour

After breakfast, the first stop will be at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre. Here naturalistic habitats have been created to provide the best possible environment for rearing and breeding the lovable pandas. In the afternoon, your city tour will take you to Jinli Street and Kuanzhai Lane, uncovering the life of the local people.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12 Chengdu to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

Sample Accommodation

Guangxi Hotel, Beijing

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Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xian

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Bravo Hotel, Guilin

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Green Lotus Hotel, Yangshuo

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Sichuan Hotel, Chengdu

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2019/20
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart04/04/2018 Return15/04/2019 Day12 Depart£2,497 AvailabilityFully booked
Depart11/04/2019 Return22/04/2019 Day12 Depart£2,497 AvailabilityFully booked
Depart09/05/2019 Return20/05/2019 Day12 Depart£2,497 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart16/05/2019 Return27/05/2019 Day12 Depart£2,497 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart06/06/2019 Return17/06/2019 Day12 Depart£2,397 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart25/07/2019 Return05/08/2019 Day12 Depart£2,747 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart08/08/2019 Return19/08/2019 Day12 Depart£2,747 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart05/09/2019 Return16/09/2019 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart12/09/2019 Return23/09/2019 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart19/09/2019 Return30/09/2019 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart10/10/2019 Return21/10/2019 Day12 Depart£2,647 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart17/10/2019 Return28/10/2019 Day12 Depart£2,647 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart24/10/2019 Return04/11/2019 Day12 Depart£2,647 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart19/03/2020 Return30/03/2020 Day12 Depart£2,397 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart02/04/2020 Return13/04/2020 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart09/04/2020 Return20/04/2020 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart07/05/2020 Return18/05/2020 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart14/05/2020 Return25/05/2020 Day12 Depart£2,547 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart04/06/2020 Return15/06/2020 Day12 Depart£2,447 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Single supplement from £338

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

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What's included:
  • International flights in economy class, departing from London Heathrow with Cathay Pacific. Regional departures and flight upgrades available on request
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • Bullet train in first class
  • 4★accommodation based on twin share
  • Transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips: RMB450 (approx £52) per person
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • China visa

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.


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