A China Experience
From $2,970 - 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.
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"I have just completed 9 Day China Experience. I had the greatest time on this tour and met a great bunch of people to travel with. We all got on so well together. Our National Tour guide Candy was terrific she was so helpful, nothing was a problem to her. Candy is such a great asset to Wendy Wu tours. Candy’s professional and caring attitude was sensational.
Kevin was a great guide and a lot of fun, Ding was good too, Kevin was really good too. I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy Wu to any one. Keep up the good work. I will do another tour at some stage.
p.s you really have a great Ambassador for your company with Candy."
Bob Wright, Victoria - August 2012
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"I have no hesitation in recommending Wendy Wu Tours to family and friends so that they experience a Wendy Wu tour sometime in their busy lives. They will have no regrets; I certainly don’t! My experience went way above my expectations. My introduction to China was a warm and inviting greeting from as it turned out by Emmanuel Tian who was to be my tour guide. Let me tell you about my tour guide; Mr Emmanuel Tian, what a man!! His professionalism, knowledge, mannerisms, empathy, organisational and time management skills are of an exceptionally high standard.
I feel Emmanuel deserves the highest accolades and praise that I can heap upon him, One more gallant gesture from Emmanuel was his empathy toward me. He never hesitated to lend me his woollen jacket so that I would be warm, much to his own demise and or peril. I am humbled by this and will never forget his kindness. Truly the making of a great man. I wish him well.
My impression of Wendy Wu Tours, China Experience, has been made all the more enjoyable through the professionalism of my tour guide. My "Wendy Wu Tour' has been an over- whelming experience."
Ms Ripeka Siu, Western Australia – January 2012
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"Undoubtedly this was the best holiday my wife and I have experienced. The organisation throughout the tour was outstanding from the moment we were met at Shanghai Pudong airport till we departed from Beijing. Neither of us have any negative comments, rather a tremendous gratitude to the friendly and professional way in which our guides carried out their duties.
Our National Tour Guide, Tom, was fantastic, he made the tour so enjoyable by getting the group together as if we were all best friends on an outing. He truly stood out as an excellent ambassador for Wendy Wu Tours. Our other local guides were also excellent but Peggy (Shanghai) and Rita (Beijing) excelled in their roles as local guides, both showing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The minor issues with internal flight delays did not stop us from doing everything on the itinerary and that was greatly appreciated.
We would both be very grateful if our compliments could be passed on to the 3 mentioned tour guides and their respective Head Offices. We would use Wendy Wu again and have raved about the tour to our friends and this is largely due to the exceptional way we were looked after during the tour. Thank you again for such a memorable holiday."
Mick and Liz Mesquitta, Queensland - August 2011
Important Note: Qantas (QF) - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $460 (correct as at Dec 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD55 (AUD60) is payable on arrival in China.
China Southern (CZ) - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $370 (correct as at Dec 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.