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A Glimpse of China

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
     £3,490pp

The next few months offer the opportunity of a lifetime for visitors to China. Beating other tourists to the punch you'll get to see the iconic attractions without the crowds and experience travel in China like it was over 30 years ago.

Whichever part of the country you visit, China has a wonderful reputation for hospitality – but never more so than now, when its people are hungry to reconnect with the wider world. Visitors have been sorely missed by the guides, restaurants, and hotel workers who work hard to showcase the wonders of their beautiful country so you can be sure that you'll be welcomed with open arms.

The quintessential experience, this introductory private tour offers a glimpse of China's glorious past, fascinating present and bright future with visits to the exceptional and contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai.

What's Included

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as stated
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders
  • Excludes tipping
This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of China.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

Complete flexibility

Travel on any day you wish

Expertly crafted itineraries

Tailored for parties as small as two.

You Choose who you travel with

A private trip just for you and your chosen travel party.

Personalised guiding

Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.

Small is beautiful

Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

Private Tour Highlights

Our A Glimpse of China tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Shanghai

Marvel at this sparkling city on a Huangpu river cruise

Zhujiajiao

Soak up the old world charms of this sleepy water town

Xian

Come face to face with the awesome spectacle that is the Terracotta Warriors

The Great Wall

Walk along this incredible ancient wonder of the world

Authentic Experience

Relax on a Huangpu River Cruise

Cruise on the waters of Huangpu, the river that bisects Shanghai, the perfect way to appreciate the contrast of the west bank, where you'll find the colonial architecture of The Bund, and the east bank, home to the ultramodern skyscrapers of Pudong.

Authentic Experience

Visit the Ancient City of Xi'an

Step back in time to relive the majesty of the Tang Dynasty, of which Xian was the prosperous and glorious capital, with a colourful spectacular of traditional music and dancing.

Authentic Experience

Learn About Jade

Jade has long been a sacred stone to the Chinese people, bringing fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Visit a jade factory where you can learn more about its origins, its importance and how it is crafted.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Shanghai
    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 B L
    Day 3 Discover Shanghai

    Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden, the atmospheric alleys of the old town and the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum. Wander across People’s Square before admiring the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. Explore the Xintiandi area and later visit the Silk Factory. In the evening, cruise on the mighty Huangpu River for stunning night vistas.

  • Day 4
    Zhujiajiao day tour B L
    Day 4 Zhujiajiao day tour

    Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns, built on an old canal system once used to transport goods all over imperial China. The town’s narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges. Later, return to Shanghai to watch an exciting acrobatic show.

  • Day 5
    Fly to Xian B L D
    Day 5 Fly to Xian

    Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a Shui Jiao dumpling meal and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

  • Day 6
    Terracotta Warriors B L
    Day 6 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 life-sized warriors. Visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Laquer Exhibition Workshop, and later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14thcentury city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.

  • Day 7
    Bullet train to Beijing B L D
    Day 7 Bullet train to Beijing

    Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum before strolling through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. Later, take the bullet train to Beijing and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the traditional Hutongs. These narrow alleys offer an authentic glimpse of old Beijing before the emergence of high-rise building and modern commerce. Meet a local family and learn first-hand about living in the Hutongs.

  • Day 8
    Explore Beijing B L
    Day 8 Explore Beijing

    Head to Beijing’s symbolic heart and stroll across Tiananmen Square into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Later soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class.

  • Day 9
    Great Wall & Summer Palace B L D
    Day 9 Great Wall & Summer Palace

    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. Visit the Jade Factory before spending the afternoon strolling through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Later, dine on Peking Duck, a favourite of the Emperors. (B,L,D)

  • Day 10
    Fly Beijing to UK B
    Day 10 Fly Beijing to UK

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

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A Glimpse of China map

Places Visited: UK - Shanghai (3N) - Zhujiajiao - Xi'an (2N) - Beijing (3N) - UK

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK
Return Date
Price
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Booking Options
Depart UK: Thursday 27 Jun 2024
Return UK: Saturday 06 Jul 2024
Price: £3,890pp
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Depart UK: Monday 08 Jul 2024
Return UK: Wednesday 17 Jul 2024
Price: £3,990pp
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Depart UK: Tuesday 30 Jul 2024
Return UK: Thursday 08 Aug 2024
Price: £4,090pp
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Depart UK: Sunday 25 Aug 2024
Return UK: Tuesday 03 Sep 2024
Price: £4,090pp
Offer:
Depart UK: Sunday 08 Sep 2024
Return UK: Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Price: £3,990pp
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Depart UK: Thursday 19 Sep 2024
Return UK: Saturday 28 Sep 2024
Price: £3,990pp
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Depart UK: Thursday 10 Oct 2024
Return UK: Saturday 19 Oct 2024
Price: £3,990pp
Offer:
Depart UK: Tuesday 19 Nov 2024
Return UK: Thursday 28 Nov 2024
Price: £3,890pp
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Depart UK: Thursday 12 Dec 2024
Return UK: Saturday 21 Dec 2024
Price: £3,590pp
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Sample Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

Best time to go

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-3°c
3mm
Shanghai
5°c
74mm
Xian
0°c
7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
0°c
5mm
Shanghai
7°c
59mm
Xian
4°c
10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
6°c
8mm
Shanghai
10°c
94mm
Xian
9°c
29mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
21mm
Shanghai
16°c
74mm
Xian
15°c
43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
34mm
Shanghai
21°c
84mm
Xian
20°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
24°c
78mm
Shanghai
25°c
182mm
Xian
25°c
54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
26°c
185mm
Shanghai
29°c
146mm
Xian
27°c
99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
25°c
160mm
Shanghai
29°c
214mm
Xian
26°c
71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
46mm
Shanghai
25°c
87mm
Xian
21°c
92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
22mm
Shanghai
20°c
56mm
Xian
15°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
5°c
7mm
Shanghai
14°c
52mm
Xian
8°c
24mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-1°c
3mm
Shanghai
8°c
44mm
Xian
2°c
6mm