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Grand Tour of China

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

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 £

1705

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.


 

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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

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  

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

Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China’s capital city.

Days 3-4: Great Wall of china

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City. In the evening, sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck. The next day, walk on the Great Wall and visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Later enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobat show.

Day 5: Beijing, overnight train to Xian

Indulge in shopping at the bustling markets and tour the exquisite Summer Palace before boarding the overnight train to Xian, the ancient former capital.

Days 6-7: Terracotta Warriors, Xian

Arrive in Xian in the morning. Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the renowned Shaanxi Museum, home to thousands of priceless relics. We also stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. The next day, visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors and walk along the Ancient City Wall.

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.

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 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 Historical 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  

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 at Leisure - 4D/3N

    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 £ 260pp

    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 - 5D/4N

    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 £ 460pp

    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 - 5D/4N

    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)

    Price from £ 340pp

    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 - 4D/3N

    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 £ 260pp

    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. Pauls 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 - 4D/3N

    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 £ 360pp

    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 - 4D/3N

    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 £ 380pp

    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 - 4D/3N

    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 £ 560pp

    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 - 4D/3N

    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, Tokyos 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 £ 590pp

    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 - 4D/3N

    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, Tokyos 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 £ 790pp

    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
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