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Magnificent China Private Tour | 22 days | Classic Private Tour | Please Call for Prices
China is home to a great number of magnificent and world-renowned sights. This tour incorporates them all – cruise along the mighty Yangtze and languid Li Rivers, visit the adorable pandas and admire the astonishing Great Wall and Terracotta Army.
Private itineraries can run on any day of the week. To book this tour, please call us on 0808 274 8594
Fly overnight to Beijing, China's capital city.
This morning, head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City to discover a complex full of imperial riches. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the warren-like hutongs and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and local customs. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck. (B,L,D)
Visit China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. There is no better way to appreciate the magnificence of this incredible structure than walking along it. Visit the Jade Factory and spend the afternoon in the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace. (B,L)
In the morning, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, and wander the grounds where you can watch, or participate in an outdoor dance class. You will also have some free time for shopping at the copy markets. (B,L)
Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. (B,L,D)
Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the Terracotta Warriors. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-like warriors and later visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition Workshop where replicas of the statues are created. In the afternoon, take a stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. End the day by exploring the atmospheric alleys of the lively Muslim Quarter. (B,L)
In the morning, visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Fly to Wuhan and then take the bullet train to Yichang where you will board your Yangtze River Cruise ship. (B,L)
Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, enjoy various side trips and shore excursions. (B,L,D)
Disembark in Chongqing and explore Ciqikou, whose narrow streets are perfect for a stroll to admire the traditional architecture. Continue your journey on the bullet train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province. (B,L)
Visit Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Later, stroll through the vibrant People’s Park with a stop at Matchmaker’s Corner, where parents search for worthy suitors for their children. (B,L)
Fly to the beautiful city of Guilin. Discover the colourful stalagmites and stalactites of Reed Flute Cave and visit the South China Pearl Factory. (B,L)
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming town of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen. In Yangshuo, spend the evening walking the cobblestone streets or relax in a street side café to enjoy the colourful atmosphere of this enchanting town. (B,L)
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of jewel-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before having an afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Drive back to Guilin and enjoy a leisurely walk around Ronghu Lake as well as a visit to Sun & Moon Pagodas for a lovely view over downtown Guilin. (B,L)
Fly to the exuberant city of Shanghai. (B,L)
This morning, transfer to the charming city of Suzhou, also known as the Venice of the East. Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and enjoy a cruise on the ancient Grand Canal. Return to Shanghai, and in the evening enjoy traditional Shanghainese cuisine. (B,L,D)
Explore the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum in People’s Square, walk through the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town, and admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. Visit the Silk Factory. In the evening, watch a fascinating acrobatics show. (B,L)
Explore the futuristic Pudong district this morning, home to Shanghai’s world-famous skyline. Head over to the Xintiandi area to admire the 1920s-style ‘shikumen’ buildings, unique to Shanghai. In the evening, cruise on the Huangpu River for panoramic vistas of the Shanghai skyline. (B,L)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)
Everyone needs a visa to travel to China, and this visa should be arranged before you travel. Your visa is included in the price of your holiday, and when it comes to organising it, our visa team will be on hand to help you with any questions or queries. Our step-by-step guide on completing your visa form is available on our website and we will comprehensively check your visa application form to make sure it meets the embassy guidelines. For those passengers travelling to the London visa centre, you will be met and assisted by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044. Out of hours is 0044 1888 288 288. Mobile phones are quite popular in China and you will find high quality coverage. SMS and call rates can be expensive: we recommend that you contact your mobile supplier for more details. Some of our hotels have WIFI in the rooms and some will only have it in the lobby. There may be additional charges. Many websites, including Google, Facebook and Twitter are banned and inaccessible in China. If you need to access your email via Gmail whilst in China, please use an alternative email account whilst in the country.
Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and China is no exception. In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are distributed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. Yangtze cruise companies operate a service charge policy and this is paid separately when boarding the vessel. We indicate tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure, and China has a vast array of shopping opportunities for those who love to seek out a bargain. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy.
The cost of meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and includes western dishes. As is traditional in China, lunch and dinner consist of small dishes of local cuisine which are placed on a ‘Lazy Susan’ for everyone to share. If you would like to drink beer, soft drink or bottled water with your meals, payment is to be made directly to the restaurant staff. If you have booked a tour that does not include all meals, your local guides will be able to recommend where to eat. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Hotels in China are bound by Government laws which mean that air conditioning is switched on nationally in May and the central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).
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