26 DAYS ●
This epic tour effortlessly blends the captivating charms of Vietnam with the extensive and fascinating history of China. Explore Saigon, cruise Halong Bay, view adorable pandas, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and walk along the Great Wall on one memorable adventure.
Discover the verdant plains of the ‘Rice Basket' of Vietnam
Cruise on waters as you gaze upon karst scenery on this mesmerising bay
Come face to face with these lovable creatures in Chengdu's famous Conservation Centre
Walk the parameters of Xian’s 14th century city walls, a Ming Dynasty masterpiece
Our Treasures of Vietnam & China itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam’s most evocative and largest city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, return to Saigon and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office – legacies of a colonial past, the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.
Travel to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon.
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed Hoi An. Take a walking tour of this charming town. A wonderfully laid back and willfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit an old merchant’s house, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the market.
Visit Tra Que Village and join a cooking demonstration followed by lunch featuring the delicious vegetables straight from the farm to the plate.
Journey over the scenic Hai Van Pass to city of Hue, the epitome of Vietnam’s dynamic past, and considered a scholarly place. Upon arrival, visit the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.
Explore the imposing Imperial Citadel before visiting An Hien House. This afternoon stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, and enjoy a cruise along the Perfume River.
Fly to the graceful and exotic capital city of Hanoi, visit the Fine Arts Museum before taking an exhilarating cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Tonight enjoy a performance of the famous Water Puppets.
Cruise amongst karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. A fresh seafood meal is included during your voyage.
Spend the morning cruising through Halong Bay before disembarking your boat and returning to Hanoi.
Hanoi brings all the charms of the past with all the buzz of the future in one fast paced yet refined city. This morning explore Ba Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Quarter. Visit the Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Fly to Chengdu where, this evening, you can sample delicious Sichuan cuisine. Next day, visit Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre where you can see China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Visit the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum, Matchmaker’s Corner and a traditional tea house. Tonight dine on a delicious Sichuan meal.
Fly to the attractive city of Guilin and enjoy a leisurely walk around Ronghu Lake. Later visit the Sun & Moon Pagodas for a spectacular views over downtown Guilin.
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. The next morning, explore this unique rural location before taking the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, see the famous cormorant fishermen.
Drive back to Guilin and explore the colourful formations of the Reed Flute Cave.
Fly to Xian and stroll on the ancient city walls. This evening indulge in traditional Shui Jiao dumplings followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
The Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shihuang has intrigued visitors for years. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks before visiting the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda.
Board your bullet train to Beijing, spend the remainder of your day soaking up the atmosphere in China’s bustling capital. The next day stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City where you’ll find a complex full of imperial treasures. Also visit the lovely Temple of Heaven and take a Tai Chi class.
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 its sheer magnificence. Visit the Summer Palace and round off the day with a Chinese acrobatic show.
Fly to the vibrant city of Shanghai. This evening dine on traditional Shanghai cuisine and take a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River.
Explore the cosmopolitan city including the Yu Gardens, the Old Town, the Silk Museum and the colonial architecture of the Bund.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
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. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
50 yards from Song Hoai Square and 100 yards to Cam Pho Temple, Green Heaven Hotel features 65 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms all with facilities and stunning views of the ancient town and Hoai River. Guests at the hotel can enjoy renting a bicycle, massage treatments, spa, and laundry/ironing services. The in-house restaurant serves delicious Vietnamese and International cuisines for guests to savour....Read more
A 5-minute walk from Ho Chi Minh Museum and Dong Ba Market, Mondial Hotel features a swimming pool, three dining options and lobby bar lounge. Free in-room Wi-Fi is also available. The hotel provides guests with air-conditioned en-suite rooms offering city, pool or mountain views, each equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. ...Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour.
UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044. 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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