Exclusive for Solo Travellers
Combine the history of Beijing with the pandas in Chengdu, the Warriors in Xian, the bustle of Shanghai and a three-night Yangtze River Cruise and you have the very best China has to offer on this tour exclusively for Solo travellers.
- Explore the Great Wall of China
- Discover the Forbidden City
- Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors
- Get up close to the Giant Pandas
- Take a three-night cruise along the Yangtze River
- Enjoy vibrant Shanghai
- Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
- All accommodation
- Meals as stated on your itinerary
- Sightseeing and entrance fees as stated on your itinerary
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers) and Local Guides
- Visa fees for UK passport holders
- Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
- Comprehensive travel guides
Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing
Fly overnight to China’s historical capital, Beijing. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Forbidden City
Meet the group in the hotel lobby. We start in Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, before entering the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City to explore this complex full of imperial riches. We will then take a ride through a traditional hutong neighbourhood on rickshaws, popping in to visit a family at home for lunch and to learn about life living in the hutongs.
Day 4: The Great Wall
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 and dramatic scenery that surrounds it. This afternoon, stroll through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace.
Day 5: Little Wild Goose Pagoda
Fly to the ancient city of Xian. We start at the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda, where the group will try ‘Guohua’, traditional Chinese painting with black ink, to decorate a fan. Next, we will stroll through the atmospheric Muslim Quarter, browsing the food stalls and learning about the significant importance of this city as the start of the Silk Road.
Day 6: Terracotta Warriors
After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. We spend the morning admiring the enigmatic ranks of the life-size warriors and horses, before stopping by the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors.
Day 7: Bullet Train to Chengdu
As a group we will take the bullet train to the city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
Day 8: Pandas
A visit this morning to Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation Centre allows us to learn about China’s famous bears and we also get a chance to see them up close as they munch through piles of bamboo and play.
Days 9-10: Yangtze River Cruise
Over the next three days as we cruise downstream, we will pass through some of China’s most celebrated scenery – be prepared for one breathtaking panorama after another. Join side trips and shore excursions, ending with the Three Gorges Dam.
Day 11: Fly to Shanghai
Disembark the cruise vessel in Yichang and transfer to Wuhan; from here we fly to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai.
Day 12: Explore Shanghai
This morning, the group will visit the peaceful Yu Garden, old town, Silk Factory and stroll along the Bund. After lunch together, the afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 13: Huangpu River Cruise
Today is a free day to spend in Shanghai as you wish. Choose to further explore this city on your own or with your new-found friends or choose from optional tours including a ride on the super speedy Maglev train or ascend Jin Mao Tower. This evening the group will meet for a panoramic cruise on the Huangpu River.
Day 14: Fly Shanghai to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Designed exclusively for customers travelling solo, these tours provide a ready-made group of like-minded travellers to enjoy your holiday with. You will be looked after all the way by an expert guide who will involve you in the group activities discovering the sights and experiencing cultural activities. A room of your own is guaranteed with no supplement to pay.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
Cruise ships: On this tour you will take a 3-night cruise down the Yangtze River. Your cabin on your Yangtze River cruise ship will have a private bathroom and balcony. Please note that the cruise ship and all shore excursions arranged by the cruise are on a shared basis.
Trains: On this tour, you will take a high-speed train journey. You will travel in second-class soft seats with air conditioning.
Most of our groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by both a National Escort and local guides. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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