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China Revealed: Shanghai to Zhangjiajie

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    From £4,190pp

Step into a world like no other at Zhangjiajie National Park. From the ethereal landscapes of Avatar Mountain to the adrenaline-pumping adventures of the Grand Canyon and Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie promises an unforgettable experience and landscapes of unparalleled beauty you simply won't find elsewhere.

Rarely seen by western visitors, Changsha's lively atmosphere and rich history is one of China's real treasures. Whether you're exploring historic landmarks, sampling the fiery flavours of Hunan cuisine, or simply soaking in the bustling ambiance, Changsha will suprise and delight you every step of the way.

Combined with the most popular sights of Shanghai and Chengdu, this tour is the perfect introduction to China's mix of culture, history and nature.

What's Included

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Meals as stated
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders
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 must-see cities and secret gems 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 China Revealed: Shanghai to Zhangjiajie tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Zhangjiajie

Discover the striking beauty of Zhangjiajie's sandstone pillars and dramatic landscapes. 

Giant Pandas

Come face to face with the nations most celebrated bear Chengdu's Panda Conervation Centre. 

Shanghai

Explore the vibrant and dazzling city of Shanghai and take in your modern and traditional surroundings. 

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

Sichuanese Street Food

Alight your tastebuds with a visit to Chengdu's street food market and tuck into some authentic cuisine.

Authentic Experience

Walk up the Stairway to Heaven

Stride up the 999-steps at Tianmen Mountain, leading you to Heaven's Door, a huge 30-metre wide cave standing at the top of the Stairway to Heaven.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Days 1-2
    Fly overnight to Shanghai
    Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Shanghai

    Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as 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
    Bustling Shanghai B L
    Day 3: Bustling Shanghai

    Today we visit the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the historical waterfront Bund, before visiting the Silk Factory. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

  • Day 4
    Shanghai at Leisure B
    Day 4: Shanghai at Leisure

    Enjoy a day at leisure. You could discover the ancient and tranquil water towns of Shanghai on a Zhujiajiao City Tour. Alternatively, take a shopping trip to Shanghai Qipu Road, and be guided through Shanghai's largest wholesale clothing market packed with the latest trends.

  • Day 5
    Fly to Chengdu B L
    Day 5: Fly to Chengdu

    Fly to Chengdu, home of the celebrated Giant Panda. Later in the day, head to a local food market and tuck into some authentic Chengdu street food.

  • Day 6
    Giant Pandas B L
    Day 6: Giant Pandas

    Spend the morning getting to know China's most famous resident, the giant panda, at Chengdu's Panda Conservation Centre. Later, soak up the culture at People's Park. People-watching here is an endless pleasure, from the lively locals playing mahjong to the parents searching for suitable partners for their children in Matchmaker's Corner.

  • Day 7
    Fly to Zhangjiajie B
    Day 7: Fly to Zhangjiajie

    Transfer to the airport and board your flight from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie, a scenic area of over 3,000 sandstone pillars, rising from misty folds of subtropical forest and cloaked in vibrant green vegetation, Zhangjiajie's striking beauty is unforgettable.

  • Day 8
    Discover Zhangjiajie B L
    Day 8: Discover Zhangjiajie

    Begin the day with a ride in the remarkable Bailong glass elevator. Embedded into the mountain, the elevator soars up the mountain side to a towering height of 326 metres in as little as two minutes! Soak up the amazing views of the 'First Bridge under the Sun' and Hallelujah Mountain. Continue to Emperor Mountain and Helong Park before taking a cable car down. Later, explore Jinbian Stream and the Ten-Mile Natural Gallery with a ride on the scenic train. End the day with a scenic sampan cruise on Lake Baofeng, a turquoise expanse of water amongst picturesque karst scenery.

  • Day 9
    Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge B L
    Day 9: Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge

    Explore the colourful stalagmites and stalactites of the Huanglong Cave, stretching over 120 acres in area. Later, brace yourself for an exhilarating walk across Zhangjiajie's Glass Bridge, the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge spanning 430-metres over the Grand Canyon.

  • Day 10
    Tianmen Mountain B L
    Day 10: Tianmen Mountain

    Soar up the heights of Tianmen Mountain in the world's longest cable car, a 7-kilometre journey taking approximately 40-minutes. Atop the Mountain, marvel at Tianmen Cave, nicknamed 'Heaven's Door', standing proudly at the top of 999 steep steps and take a thrilling walk along a glass skywalk, aptly named the 'Walk of Faith'. Stop by Jun Sheng Sandstone painting gallery then transfer to the station and board your bullet train to Changsha.

  • Day 11
    Explore Changsha B L
    Day 11: Explore Changsha

    Step into history at the Yuelu Academy, a historical hub of learning nestled by the scenic Mt. Yuelu. Explore the lush gardens of Orange Island and take a visit to the Hunan museum.

  • Day 12
    Depart Changsha B
    Day 12: Depart Changsha

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

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China Revealed: Shanghai to Zhangjiajie map

Places Visited: UK - Shanghai (3N) - Chengdu (2N) - Zhangjiajie (3N) - Changsha (2N) - UK

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK
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Price
Booking Options
Depart UK: Any date you wish
Duration: 12 days
Price: From £4,190pp

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.

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City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
6°c
8mm
Shanghai
5°c
74mm
Zhangjiajie
4°c
35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
8°c
12mm
Shanghai
7°c
59mm
Zhangjiajie
6°c
50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
12°c
20mm
Shanghai
10°c
94mm
Zhangjiajie
10°c
92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
17°c
44mm
Shanghai
16°c
74mm
Zhangjiajie
16°c
167mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
22°c
78mm
Shanghai
21°c
84mm
Zhangjiajie
20°c
218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
24°c
107mm
Shanghai
25°c
182mm
Zhangjiajie
24°c
243mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
26°c
224mm
Shanghai
29°c
146mm
Zhangjiajie
26°c
193mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
26°c
201mm
Shanghai
29°c
214mm
Zhangjiajie
26°c
155mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
22°c
119mm
Shanghai
25°c
87mm
Zhangjiajie
22°c
108mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
18°c
35mm
Shanghai
20°c
56mm
Zhangjiajie
17°c
111mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
13°c
16mm
Shanghai
14°c
52mm
Zhangjiajie
12°c
69mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Chengdu
8°c
5mm
Shanghai
8°c
44mm
Zhangjiajie
6°c
35mm