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Grand Tour of China

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UK - Beijing - Overnight Train (1N) - Xian (2N) - Yangtze River Cruise (4N) - Chengdu (1N) Dali (2N) - Kunming (2N) - Guilin (1N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Hangzhou (2N) - Suzhou (2N) - Shanghai (2N) - UK

26 days from £3190

Grand Tour of China

To get the most from your visit to China, look no further than the Grand Tour. This comprehensive itinerary includes all the main sights as well as time for relaxation. Visit the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors; enjoy a four night cruise on the Yangtze River and relax in delightful Dali.

Included in the price

  • all international airfares and current taxes
  • all domestic transportation
  • all accommodation
  • all meals
  • touring with guides and entrance fees
  • visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
  • Map

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    Dates and Prices

    Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  
    23 Apr 2014 18 May 2014£3,490
    7 May 2014 1 Jun 2014£3,590
    14 May 2014 8 Jun 2014£3,590
    21 May 2014 15 Jun 2014£3,590£3,290£300
    11 Jun 2014 6 Jul 2014£3,590
    9 Jul 2014 3 Aug 2014£3,590£3,340£250
    6 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014£3,690£3,440£250
    20 Aug 2014 14 Sep 2014£3,690£3,440£250
    27 Aug 2014 21 Sep 2014£3,690
    3 Sep 2014 28 Sep 2014£3,690
    6 Sep 2014 1 Oct 2014£3,690
    10 Sep 2014 5 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    13 Sep 2014 8 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    17 Sep 2014 12 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    20 Sep 2014 15 Oct 2014£3,690
    24 Sep 2014 19 Oct 2014£3,690
    8 Oct 2014 2 Nov 2014£3,490
    15 Oct 2014 9 Nov 2014£3,490
    29 Oct 2014 23 Nov 2014£3,390
    5 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2014£3,290
    12 Mar 2015 6 Apr 2015£3,190
    19 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2015£3,590
    2 Apr 2015 27 Apr 2015£3,690
    9 Apr 2015 4 May 2015£3,690
    16 Apr 2015 11 May 2015£3,690
    23 Apr 2015 18 May 2015£3,690
    7 May 2015 1 Jun 2015£3,790
    14 May 2015 8 Jun 2015£3,790
    21 May 2015 15 Jun 2015£3,790
    11 Jun 2015 6 Jul 2015£3,790
    25 Jun 2015 20 Jul 2015£3,790
    9 Jul 2015 3 Aug 2015£3,790
    6 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015£3,890
    20 Aug 2015 14 Sep 2015£3,890
    27 Aug 2015 21 Sep 2015£3,890
    6 Sep 2015 1 Oct 2015£3,890
    10 Sep 2015 5 Oct 2015£3,890
    13 Sep 2015 8 Oct 2015£3,890
    17 Sep 2015 12 Oct 2015£3,890
    20 Sep 2015 15 Oct 2015£3,890
    24 Sep 2015 19 Oct 2015£3,890
    8 Oct 2015 2 Nov 2015£3,690
    15 Oct 2015 9 Nov 2015£3,690
    29 Oct 2015 23 Nov 2015£3,590
    5 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2015£34,902

    Day 8 : Fly to Wuhan

    Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

    Days 9-11 : Yangtze River Cruise

    Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, take a side-trip to the striking Goddess Stream or the Shennong Stream, and enjoy various other shore excursions along the way.

    Day 12 : Drive to Chengdu

    Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the ancient living town of Ciqikou before transferring to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.

    Day 13 : Panda Conservation Centre

    Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. Fly to Kunming, also known as the City of Eternal Spring, and sample the famous Across the Bridge Noodles..

    Day 14 : Stone Forest

    Explore the surreal limestone images and columns of the UNESCO listed Stone Forest. Overnight in Kunming.

    Days 15-16 : Enchanting Dali

    Travel to the enchanting town of Dali and visit the Three Pagodas. The next day, visit Xizhou Village, enjoy a cruise on Erhai Lake and explore Dali’s Ancient Quarter.

    Day 17 : Fly to Guilin

    Transfer to Kunming and fly to the beautiful city of Guilin.

    Days 18-19 : Li River & Yangshuo

    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 20 : Fly to Hangzhou

    Drive back to Guilin and visit the colourful stalagmites and stalactites of Reed Flute Caves. Fly to Hangzhou.

    Days 21-22 : Imperial Hangzhou

    Visit the Temple of Inspired Seclusion, Six Harmonies Pagoda and enjoy a relaxing cruise on West Lake. The next day, explore the local markets and experience an oriental tea-tasting before transferring to Suzhou.

    Day 23 : Suzhou Historic Town

    Visit two of the finest oriental gardens: the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Master of the Nets Garden, a local silk mill still in operation today and enjoy a cruise on the ancient Grand Canal.

    Day 24 : Explore Shanghai

    Travel to Shanghai. Explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style Shikumen buildings. Dinner this evening will be traditional Shanghai cuisine.

    Day 25 : Shanghai

    Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River.

    Day 26 : Fly Shanghai 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  
    23 Apr 2014 18 May 2014£3,490
    7 May 2014 1 Jun 2014£3,590
    14 May 2014 8 Jun 2014£3,590
    21 May 2014 15 Jun 2014£3,590£3,290£300
    11 Jun 2014 6 Jul 2014£3,590
    9 Jul 2014 3 Aug 2014£3,590£3,340£250
    6 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014£3,690£3,440£250
    20 Aug 2014 14 Sep 2014£3,690£3,440£250
    27 Aug 2014 21 Sep 2014£3,690
    3 Sep 2014 28 Sep 2014£3,690
    6 Sep 2014 1 Oct 2014£3,690
    10 Sep 2014 5 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    13 Sep 2014 8 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    17 Sep 2014 12 Oct 2014£3,690£3,490£200
    20 Sep 2014 15 Oct 2014£3,690
    24 Sep 2014 19 Oct 2014£3,690
    8 Oct 2014 2 Nov 2014£3,490
    15 Oct 2014 9 Nov 2014£3,490
    29 Oct 2014 23 Nov 2014£3,390
    5 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2014£3,290
    12 Mar 2015 6 Apr 2015£3,190
    19 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2015£3,590
    2 Apr 2015 27 Apr 2015£3,690
    9 Apr 2015 4 May 2015£3,690
    16 Apr 2015 11 May 2015£3,690
    23 Apr 2015 18 May 2015£3,690
    7 May 2015 1 Jun 2015£3,790
    14 May 2015 8 Jun 2015£3,790
    21 May 2015 15 Jun 2015£3,790
    11 Jun 2015 6 Jul 2015£3,790
    25 Jun 2015 20 Jul 2015£3,790
    9 Jul 2015 3 Aug 2015£3,790
    6 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015£3,890
    20 Aug 2015 14 Sep 2015£3,890
    27 Aug 2015 21 Sep 2015£3,890
    6 Sep 2015 1 Oct 2015£3,890
    10 Sep 2015 5 Oct 2015£3,890
    13 Sep 2015 8 Oct 2015£3,890
    17 Sep 2015 12 Oct 2015£3,890
    20 Sep 2015 15 Oct 2015£3,890
    24 Sep 2015 19 Oct 2015£3,890
    8 Oct 2015 2 Nov 2015£3,690
    15 Oct 2015 9 Nov 2015£3,690
    29 Oct 2015 23 Nov 2015£3,590
    5 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2015£34,902

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

    • Regional departures available
    • Flight upgrades available on request
    • Ask us about direct, non-stop flights with British Airways
    • Land only from £2,490pp (Beijing - Shanghai)
    • Single supplement from £740 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
    • Tipping payable locally US$100pp and RMB150p
      Medium 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.

    Grand Tour of China 2014
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