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A Taste of China with Ching He Huang

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Great Wall of China Terracotta Warriors Pandas UNESCO World Heritage Cooking Class
Great Wall of China Terracotta Warriors Pandas UNESCO World Heritage Cooking Class

UK - Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Chengdu (2N) - Shanghai (2N) - UK

14 days from £

2101

A message from Ching

I am very excited to bring you my culinary and cultural tour of China, and guide you through the very best sights and gastronomic experiences the country has to offer.

Working with Wendy Wu Tours, who love great food and travel in China, and some of my favourite foodie friends, I have handpicked the most unique culinary ventures for the tour. Together we have created what will be an unforgettable journey, enriching your understanding of how culture, traditions and philosophy have shaped cuisine in China.

I am particularly thrilled to be joining the first Taste of China tour, where I will be rediscovering the flavours and techniques of Chinese cookery with you.

We also offer a shorter itinerary for A Taste of China tour - 11 days from £3,490pp


 

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Included in the price

  • all international airfares and current taxes
  • all domestic transportation
  • all accommodation
  • all meals except Hong Kong (see itinerary)
  • touring with guides and entrance fees
  • visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
  • all cooking classes

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  


  • Tour departs Monday and returns Sunday
  • Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures
  • Regional departures available
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Land only from £3,885pp (Beijing - Hong Kong)
  • Single room option from £340 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$63pp
  • Comfortable Paced tour

Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China's capital city.

Day 3: Beijing Cooking Class

We begin with a stroll through the incredible Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the beautiful Forbidden City. Later, we get our first taste of China with a cooking class to learn the art of Chinese cooking, Beijing style! We’ll select and prepare the raw ingredients for three traditional dishes, learning the techniques involved. We also discover the Hutongs, my favourite part of Beijing.

Day 4: Great Wall & Peking Duck

We’ll have an early start today, to step foot on the amazing Great Wall of China. After that, see a demonstration of local noodle making. Back in Beijing, we’ll have a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner where one of my handpicked local chefs will take you through the process of making this speciality.

Day 5: Warriors & Xian Noodles

This morning we’ll fly to Xian to visit the awesome Terracotta Warriors. One of my highlights of Xian is the city’s colourful Muslim markets, which we’ll explore before taking dinner at a local noodle restaurant.

Day 6: Dumpling Cooking Class

We’ll start the day with a tour of the local markets and the Ancient City Walls before beginning today’s master class. Prepare Xian’s speciality dumplings with an experienced local chef, who will guide you through the intricacies of constructing China’s famous, delicate parcels.

Day 7: Huanglongxi & Hotpot

This morning we fly to Chengdu, in the heart of China’s Sichuan Province. The region is famous for its flavoursome cuisine. We’ll get a taste of rural China as we drive through the countryside to visit the ancient town of Huanglongxi. Returning to Chengdu for our evening meal, tuck into one of the local speciality dishes, Sichuan Hot Pot.

Day 8: Sichuan Cooking Class

This morning we visit a local cooking school to discover the intricacies of Sichuan cooking. A specialised local chef will be our guide as we select and prepare the freshest ingredients to create spicy Sichuan dishes. Next, we’ll make our way to the Panda Conservation Centre to meet these adorable animals. This evening walk down Chengdu’s famous Jinli Street which features traditional style buildings and vendors selling local snacks.

Day 9: Shanghainese Cooking Class

Flying to Shanghai this morning, we’ll head to one of my favourite cooking schools for a traditional Shanghainese cooking class. This evening, walk down Nanjing Road for views of Shanghai at night – a truly spectacular sight.

Day 10: Shanghai Markets

Start the day with a walk around Shanghai’s morning markets. Xintiandi and the French concession areas are a joy to explore. Then stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens, the Old Town and along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture to complete the true Shanghai experience! This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell drink as we cruise along the Huangpu River at night.

Day 11: Fly to Hong Kong

Fly to Hong Kong. Take an optional tour to the famous night markets. (B,D)

Day 12: Hong Kong Food Tour

Start today with a traditional Hong Kong breakfast. Sniff out delicious food in Hong Kong’s culinary areas and visit speciality shops and restaurants. We’ll taste the freshly baked cookies at a famous bakery and finish up in an award winning noodle restaurant. (B,L)

Day 13: Seafood & Dim Sum

Take a private cooking class before touring Hong Kong Island. This evening, head to the seafood village of Sai Kung for a freshly caught farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Fly Hong Kong to UK

Fly to the UK. (B)

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  


  • Tour departs Monday and returns Sunday
  • Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures
  • Regional departures available
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Land only from £3,885pp (Beijing - Hong Kong)
  • Single room option from £340 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$63pp
  • Comfortable Paced tour

This document is designed to be read in conjunction with the other pre-departure information provided by Wendy Wu Tours including the tour itinerary as described in our brochure and/or website. It aims to provide a straightforward description of the physical activities involved in sightseeing or travelling during the tour.

If there are any particular challenges, from the length of time spent on your feet, the length of drives and flights, to the standard of remote accommodation for our more adventurous tours; they will be explained here.

All passengers must read this document to ensure the itinerary is suitable for their interests and physical capabilities. This is not your final itinerary and therefore does not mention all the sites visited. The order of sightseeing is subject to change.

A Taste of China with Ching He Huang
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