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Ancient China

From $4,530 - 18 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

If you desire to learn more about China’s incredible past, we trust this tour will stimulate the historian in you. While touring China’s most ancient cities you will trace the roots of one of Asia’s most fascinating cultures.


This tour will take you from the present capital of Beijing to the ancient capital cities of Xian and Luoyang. Tour the most significant sites of the imperial age; climb the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden City in Beijing. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Yungang Caves and the unforgettable Hanging Monastery near Datong and Longman Grottoes in Luoyang.


Wander the charming streets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Pingyao. Be enthralled with Xian and its many wonders, from its ancient City Wall to the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses.


Your journey ends in the modern city of Shanghai, which is a contrast to the ancient sights you will see during this fascinating tour.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BEIJING
Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Beijing for a four night stay.

DAY 2: BEIJING
Stroll through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and visit the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Visit a local home and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong area. This evening sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck and enjoy the Beijing Opera.

DAY 3: BEIJING
It is often quoted in Beijing that ‘you have not been to China until you have climbed the Great Wall’. Stretching from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west, it is more than 5,000km long. Walk along the wall and admire the panoramic views. This afternoon, visit a Jade Museum and then wander through the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace.

DAY 4: BEIJING
Explore the 15th-century Temple of Heaven, one of the most perfect examples of Ming architecture. Later, stroll through Beijing’s Panjiayuan antique markets.

DAY 5: BEIJING TO DATONG
Travel by train to Datong, which has a cultural history dating back over 2,400 years.

DAY 6: DATONG TO WUTAISHAN
Travel to Wutaishan, visiting the Yungang Grottoes en route. The caves, carved into the north face of Wuzhou Mountain, contain over 50,000 Buddhist statues and frescoes. Later, visit the 1,400-year-old Hanging Monastery, before arriving into Wutaishan.

DAY 7: WUTAISHAN TO TAIYUAN
Discover the beauty of Wutaishan (Five Terraced Mountain). Within this alpine valley you will find traditional temples, architecture and sculptures. Visit the Bodhisattva Summit Temple and Xiantong Temple. Continue to Taiyuan and see the Ming Dynasty’s Twin Pagoda Temple.

DAY 8: TAIYUAN TO PINGYAO
Tour the Provincial Museum and Jin Ci Temple, before travelling to Pingyao, a wellpreserved UNESCO World Heritage listed town. Visit the Shuang Lin Temple.

DAY 9: PINGYAO TO XIAN
Explore the ancient City Wall, built during the Zhou Dynasty (827-728BC). Visit the Rishengchang Financial House Museum and Yamen, a former government building dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Later, travel by bullet train to Xian.

DAYS 10-11: XIAN
Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Next, walk along the ancient City Wall. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet while enjoying a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty. The following day, see the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Wander through the lively Muslim Quarter and the Islamic food markets.

DAY 12: XIAN TO LUOYANG
Travel by bullet train to Luoyang, the former imperial capital of China for more than 13 dynasties. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Longman Grottoes.

DAY 13: LUOYANG TO ZHENGZHOU
Travel to Zhengzhou, stopping in Dengfeng en route to visit the Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest to witness a Kung Fu demonstration by the famous Shaolin Monks.

DAY 14: ZHENGZHOU TO SHANGHAI
Visit the Yellow River Museum and view the Yellow River from a lookout. Later, fly to Shanghai.

DAYS 15-16: SHANGHAI
Visit the Yu Gardens, Old Town, the Shanghai Museum and stroll along the famous Bund. This evening enjoy an acrobatics performance. The following day you will explore the Xintiandi area and visit a Silk Museum. In the evening, enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River and sample traditional Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 17: DEPART SHANGHAI
This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Shanghai airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

"A very enjoyable experience. Will recommend Wendy Wu Tours to anyone wanting to visit China. Well organised and arranged. Thank you. Jason was an exceptional tour guide and was always happy to oblige any request. An unforgettable experience. Loved every moment!"

Sandra, New Zealand - April 2011

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

"It is now 10 days since we got back from our Chinese Tour. Our Wendy Wu tour guide, Erin, was wonderful. She was charming, very informative and looked after us so well.  Everything ran like clockwork from the moment we were personally met at busy Beijing Airport until we were again personally escorted to our checkout point at again busy Shanghai Airport.  The hotels we stayed in were top class and the Chinese food delicious wherever we went.

Not only did we see amazing Ancient China - our chosen tour - but so much incredible Modern China - the amazing roadworks throughout the country we travelled and the incredible modern skyscrapers and their amazing architecture. The planting of mature trees everywhere we went and the amazing ride on the Medlev train reaching 431 KPH! The only challenging experience was, at times, the lack of a "Western toilet" but that was to be expected and all part of the Asian experience.

Altogether a wonderful Tour which we can highly recommend."

Brian and Janet Kilpin, South Africa - September 2011

Price guide

From $4,490 per person 18 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide* and Perth with Cathay Pacific.
*Adelaide passengers may depart one day earlier and may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.
From Price Includes Tour cost $4,102, Airline Fuel Surcharge $317 & Tipping $72 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $5,280 per person 18 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Darwin** with Singapore Airlines.
**Darwin passengers may require one night pre-tour accommodation in Beijing at an additional cost.
From Price Includes Tour cost $4,636, Airline Fuel Surcharge $568 & Tipping $72 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $880 Single Hotel Room Option
From $3,245 Land Only (Beijing to Shanghai) including Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
 2014    
02-Sep 19-Sep $4,790
16-Sep 03-Oct $4,790
14-Oct 31-Oct $4,490
2015    
31-Mar 17-Apr $4,950
28-Apr 15-May $4,950
26-May 12-Jun $5,250
01-Sep 18-Sep $5,250
15-Sep 02-Oct $5,250
13-Oct 30-Oct $4,950
     

Note: Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $389 (correct as at Jul 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD67 is payable on arrival in China.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book.  Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

Early Bird Specials

From $4,180 per person Savings from $770 per person twin share
18 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide* & Perth flying Cathay Pacific Airways
*Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,791, Fuel Surcharge $317 & Tipping $72 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $960 Single Hotel Room Option
Depart Australia Twin Share Price AUD
31-Mar-2015 $4,180
28-Apr-2015 $4,180
26-May-2015 $4,480

Important Note:
Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $389 (correct as at July 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD67 (AUD72) is payable on arrival in China.

Availability for the above tours is limited. Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

Flights upgrades 
Premium Economy from Australia to Hong Kong return  from an additional $1,000 per person (based on low season).
Note: Premium Economy is not guaranteed between Hong Kong and China. Upgrade does not include the internal flights within China during your group tour itinerary, which are in Economy Class.

Mixed Cabin Upgrade on return international flights from an additional $1,500 per person (based on low season). Fly Premium Economy to Hong Kong and then Business Class from Hong Kong to China with this Mixed Cabin Upgrade.
Note: Upgrade does not include the internal flights within China during your group tour itinerary, which are in Economy Class.

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