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Glories of China

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UK - Shanghai (3N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Guilin (1N) - Xian (2N) - Beijing (4N) - UK

14 days from £2090

Glories of China

The striking landscape along the Li River is the defining highlight of this popular itinerary. Stay overnight in the small town of Yangshuo surrounded by rice fields and limestone hills in Southern China. Add the histories of Beijing and Xian along with cosmopolitan Shanghai and you have the best that China can offer.


 

Included in the price

  • all international airfares
  • all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
  • all accommodation
  • all meals
  • entrance fees, guides and daily tours
  • visa fees for UK passport holders

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Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  
10 May 2014 23 May 2014£2,590
24 May 2014 6 Jun 2014£2,590
7 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014£2,590
28 Jun 2014 11 Jul 2014£2,590
26 Jul 2014 8 Aug 2014£2,790
16 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014£2,790£2,540£250
30 Aug 2014 12 Sep 2014£2,790£2,540£250
6 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014£2,790
13 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014£2,790£2,690£100
20 Sep 2014 3 Oct 2014£2,790
4 Oct 2014 17 Oct 2014£2,690
11 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014£2,690
18 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2014£2,690
25 Oct 2014 7 Nov 2014£2,490
1 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014£2,290
15 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014£2,090
22 Nov 2014 5 Dec 2014£2,090
14 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015£2,190
21 Feb 2015 6 Mar 2015£2,190
7 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2015£2,590
21 Mar 2015 3 Apr 2015£2,790
28 Mar 2015 10 Apr 2015£2,790
4 Apr 2015 17 Apr 2015£2,790
11 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015£2,790
16 Apr 2015 29 Apr 2015£2,790
5 May 2015 18 May 2015£2,890
9 May 2015 22 May 2015£2,890
23 May 2015 5 Jun 2015£2,890
6 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015£2,890
27 Jun 2015 10 Jul 2015£2,890
25 Jul 2015 7 Aug 2015£2,990
15 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015£2,990
29 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015£2,990
5 Sep 2015 18 Sep 2015£2,990
12 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015£2,990
19 Sep 2015 2 Oct 2015£2,990
26 Sep 2015 9 Oct 2015£2,990
3 Oct 2015 16 Oct 2015£2,890
10 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015£2,890
17 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015£2,890
24 Oct 2015 6 Nov 2015£2,690
31 Oct 2015 13 Nov 2015£2,490
14 Nov 2015 27 Nov 2015£2,290
21 Nov 2015 4 Dec 2015£2,290

Days 1-2 : Fly to Shanghai

Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the East'.

Days 3-4 : Discover Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a visit to the Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of bronze, coins, jade, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture. In the evening enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine. The next day, visit the beautiful Yu Gardens, the Old Town and then cross the great Nanpu Bridge to explore the modern Pudong area. We also explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style Shikumen buildings. In the evening, take a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River.

Day 5 : Fly to Guilin

Fly to the beautiful city of Guilin and visit the Seven Star Park, home to two adorable Giant Pandas.

Days 6-7 : Li River Cruise

Cruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and enjoy the landscape of limestone hills, fishing scenes and picturesque villages. The following morning discover the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo. The afternoon is at leisure and there are many activities available (arranged locally at extra cost) including cycling, rafting and walking or you may choose to relax in the town. In the evening see the cormorant fishermen.

Day 8 : Fly to Xian

Visit Mt Diecai before flying to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 9 : Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created 2,000 years ago to accompany Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Walls.

Day 10 : Explore Xian, fly to Beijing

Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the renowned Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. We also stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing, China's capital city.

Day 11 : Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and houses over 8,000 rooms.

Day 12 : Great Wall of China

Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of history whilst admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China’s most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast, to the Gobi Desert in the west. Also visit the unique Temple of Heaven and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobat show in the evening.

Day 13 : Summer Palace

Experience a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong areas and tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck

Day 14 : Fly Beijing to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  
10 May 2014 23 May 2014£2,590
24 May 2014 6 Jun 2014£2,590
7 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014£2,590
28 Jun 2014 11 Jul 2014£2,590
26 Jul 2014 8 Aug 2014£2,790
16 Aug 2014 29 Aug 2014£2,790£2,540£250
30 Aug 2014 12 Sep 2014£2,790£2,540£250
6 Sep 2014 19 Sep 2014£2,790
13 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014£2,790£2,690£100
20 Sep 2014 3 Oct 2014£2,790
4 Oct 2014 17 Oct 2014£2,690
11 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014£2,690
18 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2014£2,690
25 Oct 2014 7 Nov 2014£2,490
1 Nov 2014 14 Nov 2014£2,290
15 Nov 2014 28 Nov 2014£2,090
22 Nov 2014 5 Dec 2014£2,090
14 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2015£2,190
21 Feb 2015 6 Mar 2015£2,190
7 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2015£2,590
21 Mar 2015 3 Apr 2015£2,790
28 Mar 2015 10 Apr 2015£2,790
4 Apr 2015 17 Apr 2015£2,790
11 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015£2,790
16 Apr 2015 29 Apr 2015£2,790
5 May 2015 18 May 2015£2,890
9 May 2015 22 May 2015£2,890
23 May 2015 5 Jun 2015£2,890
6 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015£2,890
27 Jun 2015 10 Jul 2015£2,890
25 Jul 2015 7 Aug 2015£2,990
15 Aug 2015 28 Aug 2015£2,990
29 Aug 2015 11 Sep 2015£2,990
5 Sep 2015 18 Sep 2015£2,990
12 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015£2,990
19 Sep 2015 2 Oct 2015£2,990
26 Sep 2015 9 Oct 2015£2,990
3 Oct 2015 16 Oct 2015£2,890
10 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015£2,890
17 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015£2,890
24 Oct 2015 6 Nov 2015£2,690
31 Oct 2015 13 Nov 2015£2,490
14 Nov 2015 27 Nov 2015£2,290
21 Nov 2015 4 Dec 2015£2,290


Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures

  • Regional departures available 
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Land only from £1,490pp (Shanghai - Beijing)
  • Single room option from £360 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$63pp
  • Comfortable Paced tour

Dubai at Leisure - 4D/3N

Dubai Extension

    Day 1: Arrive Dubai
    You will be met at Dubai Airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Days 2-3: Dubai
    Two full days to relax on the beaches of Dubai, go shopping in the opulent malls, explore the city’s architectural wonders, or take an optional day tour. (B)

    Day 4: Depart Dubai
    Transfer from your hotel to Dubai Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    Marco Polo Hotel 3* from £240pp
    Traders Hotel 4* from £390pp
    Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers 5* from £440pp

    Price from £ 260.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Optional Day Tours

    Add an extra dimension to Days 2 or 3 of your Dubai experience with one of our additional packages:

    Dubai Tour from £50
    A city tour of Dubai introducing the unique combination of traditional and ultramodern that makes this city so special. (B)

    Desert Trip to Hatta from £95
    Experience the magic of the Desert on a trip to the ancient fortress village of Hatta. (B,L)

    Traditional Dhow Cruise from £50
    Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow that glides silently along the creek of Dubai under a starry and moonlit sky. (D)

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £180
    Sole passenger price from £420
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Emirates Extension - 5D/4N

Emirates Extension

    Day 1: Arrive Dubai
    You will be met at Dubai Airport and transferred to your hotel.�

    Day 2: Dubai
    On a half day tour, visit Beach Road, drive along the Dubai Creek, stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya area, visit the Dubai Museum and explore Dubai’s traditional souks. (B)

    Day 3: Explore Sharjah
    The Emirate of Sharjah is regarded as the cultural centre of the Middle East. Visit the Natural History Museum, the corniche with the golden Al Majara Souk, Al Naboodah House, the Al Arsa Souk and the Central Souk, famous for its carpets and curios. Later, return to Dubai. (B)

    Day 4: Visit Abu Dhabi
    Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis rising out of the sand. Visit the beautiful corniche, Dhow building yards, stunning palaces and the Petroleum Museum for an insight into the industry that has transformed the UAE. Later, return to Dubai. (B)

    Day 5: Depart Dubai
    Transfer from your hotel to Dubai Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    Marco Polo Hotel 3*+ from £430pp
    Traders Hotel 4* from £620pp
    Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers 5* from £690pp

    Price from £ 460.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £230
    Sole passenger price from £660
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Hainan Island - 5D/4N

Hainan Island

    Day 1: Arrive Sanya
    Transfer from Sanya Airport to the five-star Huayu Resort & Spa at Yalong Bay. Hainan Island is located off the southern coast of China and lying at a similar latitude to Hawaii. The island enjoys a year-round tropical climate with an average temperature of between 22-26 ºC.(B)

    Days 2-5: Sanya
    Spend the next four days at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, stroll along the beautiful beach or further explore Hainan Island. Visit the Tropical Wildlife Park which is home to the 'Macaque' monkey, experience the many watersports on offer such as snorkelling, water-skiing and parasailing or play a round of golf. All activities are optional and paid locally. (B)

    Day 6: Depart Sanya
    Transfer from your hotel to Sanya Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Information:

    Huayu Resort & Spa  at Yalong Bay
    With its beachfront location, this tropical delight has all modern amenities. Facilities at the hotel include Café Trio with its open concept kitchens and poolside setting serving Chinese, Japanese and Italian cuisine, a Thai restaurant and a Seafood restaurant. The Havana Bar features tapas, exotic cocktails and live music. There is also a pool bar and a lobby lounge. Other facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, Tea Tree Spa with sauna and jacuzzi and a gift shop. The hotel boasts 463 comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV with DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer and a safe deposit box.

    Price from £ 340.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £260
    Sole passenger price from £590
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

    Please contact us for connecting flight costs as needed. Sanya flights from £350pp, subject to airline and seasonality

Hong Kong Extension - 4D/3N

Hong Kong Extension

    Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hong Kong.

    Day 2: Hong Kong
    Enjoy a half day island tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and an optional sampan ride (paid locally). The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

    Day 3: Hong Kong
    Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore Hong Kong. (B)

    Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
    Transfer to Hong Kong Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    BP International 3*+ star from £290pp
    Park Hotel 4* from £340pp
    Harbour Grand Kowloon 4*+ from £520pp
    Intercontinental Grand Stanford 5*from £540pp

    Price from £ 260.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Optional Day Tours

    Add an extra dimension to Day 3 of your Hong Kong experience with one of our additional packages:

    Lantau from £90
    Combine Hong Kong with Lantau, the largest island in Hong Kong. Visit beautiful Cheung Sha Beach and Tai O Fishing Village, and travel to Ngong Ping Plateau to see the Giant Buddha. Also explore Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping Village and ride aboard the Skyrail Cable Car. (B,L)

    Macau from £120
    Travel by hydrofoil to Macau. Visit the ruins of St. Paul's Church, Ama Temple, Macau Museum (closed Mondays) and a local casino (minimum age 18). Return by hydrofoil to Hong Kong. (B,L)

    Shopping from £160
    A classic Hong Kong shopping experience including a Chinese Dim Sum lunch. Visit Horizon Plaza, Aberdeen, Porcelain and Jewellery factories, Stanley Market, Jade Market and the Ladies’ Market. (B,L)

    Cooking Class from £90
    Select the freshest local ingredients in local markets and learn traditional Chinese cooking techniques from a top chef. (B,L)

    Hiking from £110
    Take a relaxing hike along the Dragon’s Back Hiking Trail through bamboo groves and open hills with breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline and distant island. Walking distance 5km, medium pace. (B)

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £190
    Sole passenger price from £480
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Hong Kong & Lantau Island - 4D/3N

Hong Kong & Lantau Island

    Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
    Transfer from Hong Kong Airport to your hotel.

    Day 2: Hong Kong
    Enjoy a half day island tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and an optional sampan ride (paid locally). The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

    Day 3: Lantau Island
    Travel by ferry across the Victoria Harbour to Silvermine Bay and visit beautiful Cheung Sha beach. This is followed by Tai O Fishing Village, where many homes are built on stilts. Then travel to Ngong Ping Plateau to see the Giant Buddha and explore Po Lin Monastery where you will enjoy a vegetarian lunch. Later, visit the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village before ending the day with a spectacular ride aboard the Skyrail cable car. (B,L) If the cable car is cancelled due to poor weather or any other reason, alternative transportation will be arranged.

    Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
    Transfer from your hotel to Hong Kong Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    BP International 3* from £360pp
    Park Hotel 4* from £390pp
    Harbour Grand Kowloon 4*+ from £520pp
    Intercontinental Grand Stanford 5* from £560pp

    Price from £ 360.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £160
    Sole passenger price from £520
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance feels, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Hong Kong & Macau - 4D/3N

Hong Kong & Macau

    Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hong Kong.

    Day 2: Hong Kong
    Enjoy a half day island tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and an optional sampan ride (paid locally). The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

    Day 3: Macau
    Transfer to the port for a hydrofoil ride across the Pearl River Estuary to Macau. Visit the sights of this former Portuguese colony including the ruins of the St. Paul Church, Ama Temple and Macau Museum (closed Mondays). There will also be the opportunity to visit one of the local casinos for which Macau is famous (minimum age 18). Return by hydrofoil to Hong Kong. (B,L)

    Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
    Transfer to Hong Kong Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    BP International 3* from £380pp
    Park Hotel 4* from £410pp
    Harbour Grand Kowloon 4*+ from £540pp
    Intercontinental Grand Stanford 5* from £580pp

    Price from £ 380.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £160
    Sole passenger price from £540
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, guides, entrance fees and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Hong Kong Shopping - 4D/3N

Hong Kong Shopping

    Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hong Kong.

    Days 2-3: Hong Kong
    Enjoy a two day shopping tour (5 hours per day) including Chinese Dim Sum lunches at local restaurants. During the two days, visit the Horizon Plaza, Aberdeen Fishing Market, Porcelain and Jewellery factories, Stanley Market, Jade Market and the Ladies’ Market. (B,L)

    Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
    Transfer to Hong Kong Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    BP International 3* from £560pp
    Park Hotel 4* from £590pp
    Harbour Grand Kowloon 4*+ from £720pp
    Intercontinental Grand Stanford 5* from £760pp

    Price from £ 560.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £440
    Sole passenger price from £990
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Tokyo Extension - 4D/3N

Tokyo Extension

    Day 1: Tokyo
    Upon arrival at Tokyo Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2: Explore Tokyo
    Take a full day tour of Tokyo with a private guide included. Visit Meiji Jingu, Tokyo's most important shrine, and then continue to the peaceful Hamarikyu Gardens. Cruise the Sumida River to Asakusa which is home to Sensoji Temple and is a slice of old Tokyo, bustling with people. Finally climb the Tokyo Sky Tree for stunning views over the city and beyond. (B,L)

    Day 3: Tokyo
    The day is at leisure. (B)

    Day 4: Depart Tokyo
    Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    3* from £560pp
    4* from £720pp
    5* from £1140pp

    Please contact us for costs including connecting flights as required.  China-Tokyo flights from £280pp subect to airline and seasonality.

    Price from £ 590.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £380
    Sole passenger price from £940
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance feels, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Tokyo, Mt Fuji & Bullet Train Extension - 4D/3N

Tokyo, Mt Fuji & Bullet Train Extension

    Day 1: Arrive Tokyo
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Tokyo.

    Day 2: Tokyo
    Take a full day tour of Tokyo with a private guide included. Visit Meiji Jingu, Tokyo's most important shrine, and then continue to the peaceful Hamarikyu Gardens. Cruise the Sumida River to Asakusa which is home to Sensoji Temple and is a slice of old Tokyo, bustling with people. Finally climb the Tokyo Sky Tree for stunning views over the city and beyond. (B,L)

    Day 3: Mt Fuji & Hakone day tour
    Travel to the Mt Fuji area and drive along the beautiful Five Lakes Region. Enjoy amazing views from the Mt Fuji 5th station (weather permitting) and Owakudani, a hot spring crater area formed by the last eruption of Mt Hakone 3,000 years ago. Also enjoy a cruise on Lake Ashi before taking a cable car on the Mt Komagatake Ropeway. Later, return to Tokyo by the super-fast Shinkansen (bullet train). Return to the hotel under your own arrangements. (B,L)

    Day 4: Depart Tokyo
    Transfer to Tokyo Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    3* from £890pp
    4* from £990pp
    5* from £1390pp

    Please contact us for costs including connecting flights as required.  China-Tokyo flights from £280pp subect to airline and seasonality.

    Price from £ 790.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £380
    Sole passenger price from £1270
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, entrance feels, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

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.

Glories of China 2014
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