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China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River.
Walk along the incredible Great Wall, China's modern wonder
Come face to face with Xian's most famous army, the Terracotta Warriors
Enjoy four nights on the Yangtze for a glimpse of China past and present
Get up close and personal with the Pandas of Chongqing Zoo
Fly overnight to Beijing, China’s
historical capital. Depending on
your time of arrival, the rest of
the day is yours to start soaking
up the local culture.
This morning, head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Beijing's warren-like hutongs, and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and local customs. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, where you can watch, or participate in a dance class. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck.
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 wall
itself and the dramatic scenery
that it crosses. You will then
have an opportunity to visit the
Jade Museum, where you will be
able to buy a small handcrafted
piece. Jade is revered throughout
China, it is said to bring fortune
and prosperity to those who
wear it. Enjoy the afternoon
in the idyllic gardens of the
Summer Palace as you see the
traditional Chinese landscapes
and exquisite architecture.
This evening, enjoy an optional
Kung Fu show.
Fly to Xian and explore the
Muslim Quarter. Enjoy a
dumpling feast and Tang Dynasty
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. After
lunch, stroll on the beautifully
preserved 14th-century city
walls that enclose Xian’s
Take a morning flight from Xian to Wuhan and continue by coach to Yichang. Board your cruise ship which will take you on an amazing journey up China’s Yangtze River for the next 4 nights.
A man-made marvel, the
Three Gorges Dam showcases
this massive feat of engineering.
But cruising upstream nature
takes over, revealing some
of the world’s most dramatic
scenery including the Three
Gorges themselves. Over the
next three days prepare for
one breathtaking panorama
after another. Take a side trip
to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy
shore excursions to Shibaozhai or Fengdu.
After disembarking from the
cruise vessel, visit the Panda
House at Chongqing Zoo, a
great opportunity to get close to
these magnificent and unique
creatures. Continue your journey
to beautiful Guilin.
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.
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite
rural location, surrounded by
landscapes of emerald-green
paddy fields and dramatic
limestone karsts. Spend the
morning exploring the countryside
before returning to Guilin by road.
Explore the impressive Reed Flute
Cave and visit the South China
Pearl Museum before stopping for
a photo opportunity on the banks
of the Li River to meet a
This morning, stroll around picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon Pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese-Buddhist architecture, and visit the Ancient South Gate. In the afternoon, fly to the exuberant city of Shanghai.
Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and a quick visit to old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund, before visiting the Silk Museum. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city including 3-4 hours on foot. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.
Fly to the UK, arriving home the
same or following day.
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.
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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. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
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).
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.
Located in the Fentai District, the Jiangxi Grand Hotel is close to many of Beijing’s sites and attractions. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving Chinese and Western cuisine, a coffee shop, a bar, a tea house and a fitness centre. The 322 rooms and suites are traditionally furnished with air conditioning, satellite television, tea making facilities, a minibar and a safety deposit box....Read more
The Xian Tourism Golden Flower Hotel is centrally located in Xian. Classically decorated, the hotel’s en-suite rooms include free Wifi, satellite television, air conditioning, tea making facilities and a safety deposit box. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves both Chinese and Western cuisines, and the lobby bar serves hot and cold drinks. An indoor heated pool and fitness centre is also available. ...Read more
Located in Guilin’s city center and opposite the attractive Sun and Moon pagodas, the Lijiang Waterfall Hotel offers luxury rooms equipped with a flat screen satellite television, a minibar, a safety deposit box and a stunning en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Guests can enjoy Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western cuisines in the onsite restaurant. ...Read more
Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel is located a 5 minute complimentary shuttle ride to the centre of Yangshuo’s pedestrianised market streets. Each of its 400 air conditioned, modern en-suite rooms include satellite television, safety deposit boxes and tea making facilities. There are 2 onsite restaurants offering local southern Chinese cuisine as well as Western cuisine. The outdoor pool is a highlight. ...Read more
Providing spacious, comfortable, air conditioned rooms the Crowne Plaza is in a great location for exploring the city. The hotel has a fitness centre, two swimming pools, a spa and a variety of dining options serving Chinese and international dishes....Read more
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and the UK's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you to Asia soon!
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