A China Experience
From $2,968 - 10 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities
This introductory tour is designed for those who are short of time. From the futuristic city of Shanghai, the charming town of Wuzhen and the fascinating Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian to China’s capital city Beijing, this tour covers the essentials in one concise and memorable 10-day programme.
Experience the grandeur of Shanghai, taking in its major attractions and hidden treasures. Discover Wuzhen’s ancient residential houses, workshops and stores still standing on the banks of the canals. Admire a live performance of Tang Dynasty-style dancing in Xian. Climb the Great Wall in Beijing, stroll through the world famous Tiananmen Square and explore courtyards, temples and residences in the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Capture China at its best, visiting museums and sampling traditional foods such as Peking Duck.
With so many delights on offer, how could you not be tempted to travel on this unforgettable Chinese experience?
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAIFly to Shanghai for a three night stay.
DAY 2: SHANGHAI – WUZHENTravel to Wuzhen, a picturesque town with an intricate system of canals, ancient pavilions and overhead bridges. Meet the friendly locals and take the time to explore the town at a leisurely walking pace. Later in the afternoon return to Shanghai. Dinner this evening will be a banquet of traditional Shanghai cuisine.
DAY 3: SHANGHAIEnjoy a full-day tour to explore this cosmopolitan city. Visit the Yu Gardens, the Old Town, the Shanghai Museum and the Xintiandi area, with its 1920s-style ‘shikumen’ buildings that are unique to Shanghai. Stroll along the famous Bund and explore Nanjing Road. This evening enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River.
DAY 4: SHANGHAI TO XIANFly to the former imperial capital city of Xian. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet, a specialty of the region, while enjoying a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty.
DAY 5: XIANThis morning explore one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, the UNESCO World Heritage listed life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later this afternoon you will visit the ancient City Wall.
DAY 6: XIAN TO BEIJINGVisit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum before strolling through the Muslim Quarter and exploring the lively Islamic food markets. Later fly to Beijing.
DAY 7: BEIJINGStroll through Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum. Visit the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex and home to the Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years. Next, visit the unique 15th-century Temple of Heaven, one of the most perfect examples of Ming architecture that has four gates, one at each of the four points of the compass. The groups of locals that gather here to sing folk songs, practice Tai- Chi and sword dancing, play chess or gossip will be the highlight of your visit. This evening watch an exciting acrobatics performance.
DAY 8: BEIJINGIt 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, admire the panoramic views and reflect on the immensity of the material and labour required for its construction. It is estimated that one million people were used at different stages during the construction period. Later, wander through the picturesque Summer Palace, admiring the landscaped beauty. It was once a royal garden and summer retreat for the members of the Emperor’s family and their courtesans. This evening sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck, as your farewell dinner.
DAY 9: DEPART BEIJINGThis morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
DAY 10: ARRIVE AUSTRALIAArrive home today.
Important Note: QF - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $452 (correct as at Nov 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD55 (AUD60) is payable on arrival in China.
CZ - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $365 (correct as at Nov 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD55 (AUD60) 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.
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