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Grand Yangtze

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Great Wall of China Terracotta Warriors Pandas Yangtze River Cruise Beautiful Scenery Temples & Palaces UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Show Shopping
Great Wall of China Terracotta Warriors Pandas Yangtze River Cruise Beautiful Scenery Temples & Palaces UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Show Shopping

UK - Shanghai (2N) - Yangtze River Cruise (8N) - Chengdu (1N) - Xian (2N) - Beijing (3N) - UK

18 days from £

1211

A leisurely, luxurious cruise along the mighty Yangtze River with the five-star specialist, Victoria Cruises. Explore the former imperial capital of Nanjing and beautiful Mt Huang before sailing through the dramatic Three Gorges. There is also plenty of time to relax and admire the spectacular scenery from your own private balcony.


 

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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

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
  • Land only from £2,690pp (Shanghai - Beijing)
  • Single supplement from £990 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$78pp & RMB300pp
  • Comfortable Paced tour

Days 1-2: Fly to Shanghai

Fly overnight to the exuberant city of Shanghai, called ‘the Paris of the East’. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3: Explore Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th century temples. Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Gardens; the atmospheric alleys of the old town; and the fine arts and antiquities of the Shanghai Museum. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund before enjoying the 1920s architectural styling of the Xintiandi area. This evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise

Board your Victoria Cruises Yangtze ship to begin an eight night cruise to Chongqing.

Day 5: Nanjing

Half day excursion to historical Nanjing, China’s capital under six dynasties. Visit the mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat Sen, set majestically on the slopes of Mount Zijin, and the memorial to Nanjing’s Second World War victims.

Day 6: Mt Jiuhua

One of the four scared mountains of Chinese Buddhism, Mt Jiuhua is a beautiful and tranquil place dotted with age-old temples, waterfalls and pine trees. Follow one of many winding paths to find the most scenic spots.

Day 7: Wuhan

Take a shore excursion to the characterful city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and home to Hubei Provincial Museum.

Day 8: Cruising the Yangtze

Spend the day soaking up the sights and sounds of the river as we cruise up the Yangtze.

Day 9: Three Gorges Dam

Sailing through the Gezhou Dam close to Yichang, we begin the approach to the Three Gorges Dam. There will be time to visit the viewing area to truly appreciate the scale of this hydroelectric project. Continuing upstream, passing through the Xiling Gorge, our boat must negotiate the five-tiered Three Gorges Dam ship lock!

Day 10: Qutang and Wu Gorges

Prepare for breathtaking vistas as the ship passes through Qutang and Wu gorges. Switching to smaller vessels take a relaxing trip into the attractive gorges of the Shennong Streams.

Day 11: Fengdu Ghost City

Explore the captivating temples of Fengdu and come face to face with statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

Day 12: Drive to Chengdu

Disembark and visit the ancient district of Ciqikou for a tasty lunch before transfering by road to Chengdu. This evening, there will be a delicious Sichuan meal to enjoy.

Day 13: Pandas

A visit to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see, and learn about China’s celebrated bears upclose in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital where, this evening, there will be a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 14: Terracotta Warriors

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of these life sized warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and choose your own warrior to take home. Take an afternoon stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.

Day 15: Explore Xian, fly to Beijing

A relaxed morning includes time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

Day 16: Imperial Beijing

Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, before a Chinese acrobatic show rounds off the day.

Day 17: Great Wall

This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon savourthe idyllic landscapes of the Summe Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing’s best known delicacy – Peking Duck.

Day 18: 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  


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

  • Regional departures available
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Land only from £2,690pp (Shanghai - Beijing)
  • Single supplement from £990 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$78pp & RMB300pp
  • Comfortable 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

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 Yangtze
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