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Grand Yangtze

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

18 days from £3290

Grand Yangtze Cruise

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  
9 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014 £3,390
23 Sep 2014 10 Oct 2014 £3,390
7 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 £3,390
21 Oct 2014 7 Nov 2014 £3,290
14 Apr 2015 1 May 2015 £3,390
28 Apr 2015 15 May 2015 £3,490
12 May 2015 29 May 2015 £3,490
26 May 2015 12 Jun 2015 £3,490
8 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015 £3,590
22 Sep 2015 9 Oct 2015 £3,590
6 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 £3,590
20 Oct 2015 6 Nov 2015 £3,490


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 cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the East’.

Day 3 : Discover 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 and 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 4 : Yangtze River Cruise

Board the five-star Victoria Cruises Yangtze ship and spend eight nights sailing to Chongqing. The itinerary below is subject to change at the discretion of the cruise company.

Day 5 : Nanjing

A half day shore excursion to the ancient capital of Nanjing to visit the Dr Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum and the memorial to Nanjing’s Second World War victims.

Day 6 : Mt Jiuhua

Visit one the of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism known for it’s beautiful rigeds and peaks, winding paths, fountains, pine trees, waterfalls, streams and temples. Return to the cruise ship in the evening.(B,L,D)

Day 7 : Wuhan

We enjoy a shore excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province and visit the Hubei Provincial Museum.

Day 8 : Cruising the Yangtze

Spend the day relaxing on-board the ship as we continue cruising upstream towards Yichang.

Day 9 : Three Gorges Dam

We sail through the Gezhou Dam near Yichang and then visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. We then sail through the Xiling Gorge before entering the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.

Day 10 : Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge

We enter the Wu Gorge and then sail through the Qutang Gorge before taking an excursion to the or the Shennong Stream.

Day 11 : Fengdu Ghost City

Join a shore excursion to the ‘Ghost City’ of Fengdu with its captivating temples. Fengdu is also known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

Day 12 : Drive to Chengdu

Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.

Day 13 : Giant Pandas, fly to Xian

Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat 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 14 : Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors, and walk along the Ancient City Walls.

Day 15 : Explore Xian, fly to Beijing

Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food market. Later, flfly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

Day 16 : Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Also enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 17 : Great Wall of China

Walk on the Great Wall and tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Our evening meal includes the local 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  
9 Sep 2014 26 Sep 2014 £3,390
23 Sep 2014 10 Oct 2014 £3,390
7 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 £3,390
21 Oct 2014 7 Nov 2014 £3,290
14 Apr 2015 1 May 2015 £3,390
28 Apr 2015 15 May 2015 £3,490
12 May 2015 29 May 2015 £3,490
26 May 2015 12 Jun 2015 £3,490
8 Sep 2015 25 Sep 2015 £3,590
22 Sep 2015 9 Oct 2015 £3,590
6 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 £3,590
20 Oct 2015 6 Nov 2015 £3,490


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 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

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 2014
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