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Cities of the Orient

From $5,548 - 19 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

This tour includes an intriguing mix of urban cities, ancient history and tranquil landscapes.


Explore the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Be amazed at sites such as Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing. An exciting walk along the Great Wall is an experience that you will cherish. In the ancient city of Xian you will visit the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Cruise down the Yangtze River taking in the stunning scenery. Travel to Guilin, one of China’s most naturally beautiful regions. 


End your journey in the amazing city of Hong Kong. The city offers a sprawling skyline and a beautiful harbour and the shopping is not to be missed!

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TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Shanghai for a two night stay. Perth passengers may need to depart one day earlier.
DAY 2: SHANGHAI
Visit the Yu Gardens and the Old Town. Stroll along the famous Bund and explore the Xintiandi area with its 1920s-style ‘shikumen’ buildings. Cross the Nanpu Bridge to explore the Pudong area. This evening enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI TO BEIJING

Explore the antiques and fine arts at the Shanghai Museum and wander the surrounds of the neighbouring People’s Square. Fly to Beijing for a three night stay. This evening enjoy a sample of the delicious local delicacy, Peking Duck.

DAYS 4-5: BEIJING

Stroll through the famous 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. Later, explore the 15th-century Temple of Heaven. Tomorrow enjoy an exciting walk along the Great Wall and then visit the Summer Palace, admiring the landscaped beauty. In the evening enjoy an exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 6: BEIJING TO XIAN

Fly to Xian. This afternoon visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. In the evening you will 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 7: XIAN

Explore the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later, visit the ancient City Wall, one of the best preserved in all of China. Wander through the lively Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets.

DAY 8: XIAN TO WUHAN – YANGTZE RIVER

Fly to Wuhan and transfer by coach (approximately 4-5 hours) to Yichang the boarding point of your Yangtze River cruise for the next four nights.

DAYS 9-11: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising along the Yangtze River. Your journey will take you past beautiful scenery and shore excursions and will allow you to explore the local history and landscape.

DAY 12: CHONGQING TO GUILIN

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Later, fly to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Caves.

DAY 13: GUILIN TO YANGSHUO

Cruise along the Li River to the town of Yangshuo. Spend the evening walking the cobblestone streets or relax in a local café and absorb the colourful atmosphere.

DAY 14: YANGSHUO

This morning explore the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo and enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure. This evening watch a display of traditional cormorant fishing.

DAY 15: YANGHSUO – GUILIN TO HONG KONG

Travel back to Guilin and fly to Hong Kong for a three night stay. Enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure. (Breakfast only included)

DAY 16: HONG KONG

Enjoy a tour of Hong Kong Island, including Victoria Peak and Stanley Market. Later you will visit the Aberdeen Fishing Village. (Breakfast only included)

DAY 17: HONG KONG

Take a ferry ride through Victoria Harbour to Lantau Island. Visit Cheung Sha Beach, Tai O Fishing Village and the Big Buddha before taking the Ngong Ping Skyrail cable car down the mountain. Enjoy dinner at the top of Victoria Peak. (Breakfast and dinner included)

DAY 18: DEPART HONG KONG

This morning tour of the `Land Between’, including the Yuen Yuen Institute. Take in the view from Tai Mo Shan and Luk Keng Road Lookout and visit Sam Mun Tsai Fishing Zone. Enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure before you are transferred to Hong Kong airport to board your overnight flight to Australia. (Breakfast only included) Please note: Due to flight schedules Perth passengers may miss touring on Day 18 and may wish to stay an extra night in Hong Kong at an additional cost.

DAY 19: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

"This was an excellent tour. We came to experience the wonders of China and the everyday Chinese experience. The variety of restaurants from five star to working class was an important contributor to our enjoyment. All the mainland tour guides were outstanding, friendly, efficient and positive. We cannot say enough about how much we loved China and this tour."

Mr M Jackson and Mrs L Polley, Tasmania - May 2012

Price guide

From $5,520 per person

19 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide Flying Cathay Pacific

From price Includes Tour cost $5,038, Fuel Surcharge $356 & Tipping $153 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $1,300 Single Room Option
From $440 Single Cruise Cabin Option
From $4,720 per person Land Only (Shanghai to Hong Kong) including tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
 2014    
19-Mar 06-Apr $5,520
09-Apr 27-Apr $6,055
16-Apr 04-May $6,055
07-May 25-May $5,855
14-May 01-Jun $5,855
21-May 08-Jun $5,855
04-Jun 22-Jun $5,855
20-Aug 07-Sep $5,855
03-Sep 21Sep $5,855
10-Sep 28-Sep $5,855
17-Sep 05-Oct $6,055
08-Oct 26-Oct $6,055
29-Oct 16-Nov $6,055
06-Nov 24-Nov $5,855
2015    
18-Mar 05-Apr $6,055
08-Apr 26-Apr $6,655
15-Apr 03-May $6,655
06-May 24-May $6,425
13-May 31-May $6,425
20-May 07-Jun $6,425
03-Jun 21-Jun $6,425
19-Aug 06-Sep $6,425
02-Sep 20-Sep $6,425
09-Sep 27-Sep $6,655
16-Sep 04-Oct $6,655
07-Oct 25-Oct $6,655
28-Oct 15-Nov $6,655
04-Nov 22-Nov $6,425

Important Note: Above prices include Cathay Pacific Fuel surcharges and tipping of $509 (correct as at Feb 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of 80 USD, 150 RMB and 250 HKD (150 AUD) is payable on arrival in China and Hong Kong.


Yangtze River Cruise operators, Victoria Cruises and Century Cruises have introduced a compulsory service levy of RMB150 per person (approximately AU$28 per person) which is to be paid upon check-in when boarding the cruise vessel. For the purposes of your overall cost, this has been calculated into your AUD/USD tipping amount. Your required tipping amount will need to be paid in two different currencies (US Dollars and Chinese Renminbi/Yuan) whilst you are in China. The specific amounts for each currency will be outlined in your final documentation.

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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From $5,548 per person

19 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share 
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide Flying Cathay Pacific

From price Includes Tour cost $5,035, Fuel Surcharge $360 & Tipping $153 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $1,300 Single Room Option
From $440 Single Cruise Cabin Option
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
 2014    
20-Aug 07-Sep $5,548
03-Sep 21-Sep $5,548
10-Sep 28-Sep $5,548
17-Sep 05-Oct $5,748
08-Oct 26-Oct $5,748
29-Oct 16-Nov $5,748
06-Nov 24-Nov $5,548

Important Note: Above prices include Cathay Pacific Fuel surcharge of $360 and tipping of $153 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of 80 USD, 150 RMB and 250 HKD (AUD153) is payable on arrival in China.

Yangtze River Cruise operators, Victoria Cruises and Century Cruises have introduced a compulsory service levy of RMB150 per person (approximately AU$28 per person) which is to be paid upon check-in when boarding the cruise vessel. For the purposes of your overall cost, this has been calculated into your AUD/USD tipping amount. Your required tipping amount will need to be paid in two different currencies (US Dollars and Chinese Renminbi/Yuan) whilst you are in China. The specific amounts for each currency will be outlined in your final documentation.

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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