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Wendy Wu China & Tibet Discovery

See the most famous sights in China: The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and adorable pandas. Explore the mystical land of Tibet to discover fabulous palaces, holy monasteries and sacred temples. Complete your tour with a relaxing cruise on the Yangtze River.

Tour Highlights:

Imperial Forbidden City  
Terracotta Warriors
Chengdu
Yangtze River

What’s Included:

Return international flights
All Accommodation
All meals
All transportation & transfers
All sightseeing & entrance fees
English speaking National Escort & local guides
Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders.

Wendy Wu China & Tibet Discovery Itinerary: 

Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China's capital city.

Day 3: Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. We also visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Day 4: Great Wall & Summer Palace

Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance whilst admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is Chinas most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. Also, tour the exquisite Summer Palace and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 5: Fly to Xian

Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital and visit the Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 6: Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archÅological discoveries of the 20th century the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Walls and stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets.

Day 7: Fly to Lhasa

Fly to Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet. The afternoon is at leisure to help acclimatise to the altitude.

Day 8: Jokhang Temple & Bazaar

Sightseeing today includes a stroll around the Barkhor circuit where traditional dress, market stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers create the atmosphere of a medieval carnival. We also visit the 7th century Jokhang Temple, which is the most sacred in Tibet and the Sera Monastery, which has about 600 monks in residence.

Day 9: Potala Palace and Norbulingka

Explore the crown jewel of Tibet the Potala Palace. The palace is an architectural wonder that towers over the city with thousands of rooms filled with treasures such as intricate shrines and beautiful frescoes. We also visit Norbulingka; the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama, containing several palaces and chapels; and a local Tibetan carpet workshop. Enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinner and dance performance in the evening.

Day 10: Fly to Chengdu

Fly to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province where we will take a tour of the city's highlights. Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.

Day 11: Panda Conservation Centre

Visit the famous Panda Reserve to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. Travel to Chongqing to board your Yangtze River cruise for the next three nights.

Days 12-13: Yangtze River Cruise

Over the next two days, we will take a side trip to the striking Goddess Stream or the Shennong Stream. We also enjoy various shore excursions along the way.

Day 14: Fly to Shanghai

After visiting the site of the Three Gorges Dam you will disembark your cruise in Yichang. Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the "Paris of the East" where we will enjoy a dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Day 15: Discover Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of bronze, coins, jade, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area featuring unique 1920s style Shikumen buildings. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face, before having a dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Day 16: Fly Shanghai to UK

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

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