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Wendy Wu Charming China
from £3390 pp
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  • Location
    China, Asia
  • Board Basis
    Most Meals Included
  • Duration
    14 Days
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From the history of imperial Beijing to the bright lights of modern Shanghai, enjoy the very best China has to offer with time at leisure to further explore this fascinating country with your new-found friends.

Tour Highlights
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  • Discover imperial Beijing
  • Walk on the magnificent Great Wall
  • Face the spectacular Terracotta Army
  • Explore the beautiful Yangshuo countryside
  • Cruise the tranquil Li River
  • Admire Shanghai’s bright lights
What's Included
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  • 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 more than 10 passengers) and Local Guides
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders
  • Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
  • Comprehensive travel guides
Tour Itinerary
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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: The Great Wall 

Meet the group in the hotel lobby and together begin your first day of exploring China! We start with the iconic Great Wall, where we will take a walk on this incredible structure to truly appreciate its sheer magnificence and the dramatic scenery that surrounds it.

Day 4: Forbidden City

Begin the day soaking up the harmonious ambience of the glorious Temple of Heaven, where we can mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practise Tai Chi, dance or play cards. Together, we will take a ride through a traditional hutong neighbourhood on rickshaws, popping in to visit a family at home, to learn about life living in the hutongs. 

Day 5: Bullet Train to Xian 

Board the bullet train to the ancient city of Xian. On arrival, we will check into the hotel and freshen up before heading out for a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling dinner and a lively Tang Dynasty dance show.

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 warriors and horses, before stopping by the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts.

Day 7: Travel to Guilin

Fly to the city of Guilin. Stroll around Ronghu Lake and see the Sun and Moon pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese- Buddhist architecture. 

Day 8: Li River Cruise 

Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River. Around every river bend is a view to take our breath away, as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen.

Day 9: Explore Yangshuo

The day begins with a shared Tai Chi experience before heading out into Yangshuo’s breathtaking surroundings, exploring the landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts.

Day 10: Cormorant Fisherman

We head back to Guilin by road, stopping en route on the banks of the Li River for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman. Also visit the South China Pearl Factory which covers the fascinating 1,700 year old history of pearling and see the many displays and demonstrations on offer.

Day 11: Fly to Shanghai 

Take a short flight to the exuberant and cosmopolitan cit of Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the East’. This evening, we will get an alternative view of Shanghai with a panoramic cruise on the Huangpu, the river that flows through the heart of the city.

Day 12: Explore Shanghai 

This morning, the group will visit the peaceful Yu Garden, pass through the charming old town and visit the Silk Factory. After lunch together, the afternoon is at leisure to relax or further explore this bustling city. 

Day 13: Shanghai free time 

Today is a free day to spend in Shanghai as you wish. Choose to further explore this city with your new-found friends or choose from optional tours including a ride on the super speedy Maglev train or ascend Jin Mao Tower.

Day 14: Fly Shanghai to UK 

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

Tour Type
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Solo Tours 

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.

Accommodation
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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.

Transport
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Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.

Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.

Trains: On this tour, you will take a high-speed train journey. You will travel in second-class soft seats with air conditioning.

Group Size
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Most 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 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.

Price Information
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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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