2009 China Panorama:15 day China Tour

2009 China Panorama - 15 days

Discover China's winding backstreets on an exciting rickshaw ride through Beijing’s ancient hutongs.

The 15-day ‘China Panorama’ combines the imposing manmade structures of the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors with the timeless landscapes of the Li River. We also spend some time in Sichuan Province, home to some of the country’s spiciest cuisine, and the Giant Panda. From the capital Beijing, we travel to Xian, one of the most important cities in China’s history and former starting point of the Silk Road. In Sichuan’s charming capital, Chengdu, we mix with the locals in the People’s Park and visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base. Relax among the stunning rural scenery of Guilin and Yangshuo before heading to exciting Shanghai, where your journey ends. Choose our Deluxe option to stay in some of China’s most luxurious hotels.

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Zhujiajaio.

Trip grading: EASY to MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and independent mobility. Expect a fair amount of walking and you may need to carry your bags from time to time. Fly between major destinations and 1 overnight train

What's included:
 13 nights hotel accommodation and 1 overnight train (soft sleeper 4-berth shared cabin) or 14 nights hotel accommodation on Deluxe Journeys, flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees on Classic Journeys), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily and 2 lunches.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15 


Go Deluxe: When you choose our deluxe option, you will stay in some of China’s finest hotels, including the Sofitel Renmin Square in Xian. With a perfect balance of ancient architecture and sophisticated modern touches, this is a hotel you will absolutely fall in love with.

Ask our Travellers: "I am back after having the most wonderful holiday of my life. WOW, what a great organisation you are; Travel Indochina is the best in every sense of the word" Z. Haines - UK

Tip's for your Holiday: The service provided by our local guides, drivers and tour leaders is second to none. If you agree, a tip – while not compulsory – is encouraged. Tipping is customary across Asia. I’m Not a ‘Tour Person’ Don’t worry – neither are we. Our small groups (up to 15 travellers) allow for flexibility and more time for independent exploration.

Responsible Travel: We are committed to responsible travel and ensuring a sustainable future for the destinations we visit. Beijing’s ancient hutongs might be little more than a memory, if it weren’t for their tourist appeal. We visit a family home in these traditional backstreets to share a tasty, homemade lunch and find out more about a way of life that is slowly disappearing.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 21/02/2009 | Request
  • 07/03/2009 | Request
  • 21/03/2009 | Request
  • 04/04/2009 | Available
  • 18/04/2009 | Available
  • 09/05/2009 | Available
  • 23/05/2009 | Available
  • 06/06/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 3       - Beijing 
  • Days 4 to 5       - Overnight Train & Xian 
  • Days 6 to 7       - Chengdu
  • Days 8 to 9       - Guilin & Longshen
  • Days 10 to 11   - Yangshuo
  • Days 12 to 15   - Shanghai & Zhujiajiao