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Set sail on the essential Yangtze cruise, spending 4 nights on its magnificent waters, combined with the bright lights of Shanghai and the gorgeous pandas of Chengdu
Our Ultimate Yangtze 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. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to the exuberant city of Saigon. On arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.
Explore China’s great metropolis, visiting the Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum, taking a stroll along the colonial Bund and cruising on the Huangpu River. Enjoy a delicious local meal this evening. (B,L,D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang. Here, embark upon your Victoria Yangtze River cruise vessel, which will be your home for the next four nights. (B,L,D)
This morning you will visit the Three Gorges Dam. As controversial as it may be, the dam is an impressive feat of engineering, something that can be best admired from the viewpoint, which you will visit. This afternoon, sit back and prepare to admire the magnificent scenery of the first of the Three Gorges, Xiling. (B,L,D)
Cruise through the Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest covered mountains, before heading straight into the Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge of the three. There will be a shore excursion along one of the beautiful tributary streams of the Yangtze in a local longboat steered by Tujia boatmen. (B,L,D)
Explore colourful Shibaozhai, a beautiful 12 storey temple set on an island in the Yangtze. Built during the Ming Dynasty, the site is also known as Precious Stone Fortress. (B,L,D)
Disembark your cruise vessel in the large river port city of Chongqing and board a train to Chengdu, the delightful capital of Sichuan province. (B,L,D)
A visit to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve’s breeding programme. Later, take a stroll down lively Jinli Street. (B,L,D)
Fly home to the UK, arriving home the same or the following day. (B)
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.
The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine. ...Read more
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