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Wendy Wu Cities of the Orient
from £3690 pp
USEFUL INFO
  • Location
    China, Asia
  • Board Basis
    All Meals Included
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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A mix of urban cities, ancient history and tranquil landscapes. This fully inclusive Wendy Wu China tour takes in such sites as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the ancient city of Xian & the Terracotta Warriors, Yangtze River & Guilin. This China Tour finishes off in the amazing city of Hong Kong.

 

Tour Highlights
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Delve into the imperial treasures of Beijing

Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors

Meet the Giant Pandas in Chengdu

Relax with cruise along the Yangtze River

Discover the vibrant city of Shanghai

Explore Sophisticated Hong Kong

 

What's Included
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  • 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
Tour Itinerary
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Days 1-2: UK to Shanghai

You will be met at Pudong Airport by your Local Guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. You will transfer to your hotel where a tour introduction will be held that night or the following morning. This is an opportunity for your to meet your group and learn more about travelling in China. 

Day 3: Shanghai

Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of Shanghai.

Day 4: Shanghai to Beijing

Enjoy morning sightseeing, before boarding your flight to Beijing and your hotel check-in.

Day 5: Beijing

Sightseeing in central Beijing includes Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, followed by a visit to the Temple of Heaven, and if time permits, you will have time at leisure to visit the markets.

Day 6: Beijing

An early rise this morning to drive to the Juyongguan Pass section of the Great Wall, hopefully avoiding the crowds of tourists who will arrive later in the morning. After your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall's unique history you will have free time to explore the rest at your own pace.
In the afternoon, you will drive to the Summer Palace. The palace is set over an extensive park and man-made lake complex. 

Day 7: Beijing to Xian

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian & visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum before checking into your hotel. After morning sightseeing you will return to your hotel to rest and freshen up.

Day 8: Xian

The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is located outside Xian. Within the museum area, the warriors can be seen in 3 different ‘pits', which are active archÅological digs. This afternoon you will visit the City Wall at your own pace. There are options here to hire a bicycle or an electric cart to drive along the length of the wall, at your own expense.

Day 9: Xian to Wuhan – Yangtze River Cruise

After a morning flight from Xian to Wuhan, you will transfer through the countryside to the docks near Yichang, where you will board your ship and check into your cabin for the next four nights.

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise 

Shore excursion to the site of the Three Gorges Dam. Your coach will pass through the surrounding areas and stop at a viewing area above the ship locks. There is a small museum and a sightseeing lookout. You will then cruise through the Xiling Gorge.

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

Cruise through the Wu Gorge with a shore excursion to the Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream. Many protected species make the stunning peaks their home, including monkeys, mountain goats, deer and wild boar.

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise

Cruise through the Qutang Gorge. Today you will visit either Shibaozhai Temple on the south bank or Fengdu on the north bank. There is a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Temple: this temple was built at the top of a nine-storey pavilion clinging to the sheer south bank near Qutang Gorge.
Shore excursion to Fengdu ‘Ghost City'. Fengdu was relocated across to the south bank during the Three Gorges Dam Project. The Fengdu ‘Ghost City' Temple lies on the steep hill above the demolished town.

Day 13: Chongqing to Guilin

Visit Chongqing Zoo's new Panda House. You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin and check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Guilin to Yangshuo

You will take a 3-hour leisurely cruise from Guilin to the small town of Yangshuo. A simple meal will be served on board (usually before midday at ‘Chinese lunchtime'). 

Day 15: Yangshuo

Spend the morning touring around Yangshuo's beautiful countryside. The afternoon is at leisure and there are many activities available (arranged locally and at extra cost) including cycling, rafting and walking or you may choose to relax in the town. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to see cormorant fishermen.

Day 16: Guilin – Hong Kong

On your journey back to Guilin, visit the Reed Flute Caves before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong.

Day 17: Hong Kong

Touring today around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. (Breakfast only included)

Day 18: Hong Kong

Enjoy sightseeing on Lantau Island and enjoy an evening dinner at the top of Victoria Peak as your farewell celebration. (Breakfast and dinner only included)

Day 19: Depart Hong Kong

Touring is included in the morning on the final day in Hong Kong before being transferred from your hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight. (Breakfast only included)

Day 20: Arrive UK

Tour Type
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Classic

These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of China on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.

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.

Cruise ships: On this tour you will take a 3-night cruise up 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.

Group Size
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Most Wendy Wu 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 29 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.

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