From $5,620 - 21 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities
Experience a journey through some of China’s most famous sites and attractions.
Commencing in China’s capital city, Beijing, take a walk along the Great Wall and discover the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.
Marvel at the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian and relax on a cruise while travelling along the mighty Yangtze River.
At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding you will see these famous animals in an environment similar to their natural habitat. Guilin, famous for its scenery, will surprise you with its beauty. The vibrant city of Shanghai is a true representation of modern day China where you will visit the Yu Gardens and the Old Town.
If you wish to savour the many wonderful sights and sounds of China, you will find this tour to be quite magnificent!
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BEIJING
Fly with QANTAS Airways to Beijing for a four-night stay.
DAY 2: BEIJING
Today you will stroll through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and visit the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong area. This evening sample the local delicacy, ‘Peking Duck’.
DAY 3: BEIJING
Walk along the Great Wall this morning, admire the panoramic views and reflect on the enormity of the material and labour required for its construction. Later this afternoon you will see the unique 15thcentury Temple of Heaven.
DAY 4: BEIJING
This morning you will have some time for shopping at the copy markets. Later, explore the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace. Your evening entertainment will be a fascinating acrobatic show.
DAY 5: BEIJING TO XIAN
Fly to Xian this morning for a two-night stay. Upon arrival visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. This evening you will feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet whilst enjoying a performance of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty.
DAY 6: XIAN
Today you will see one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, the life-size Terracotta Warriors. Next you will visit the ancient City Wall, one of the best preserved in all of China. Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets.
DAY 7: XIAN TO WUHAN - YANGTZE RIVER
This morning you will visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda before flying to Wuhan. Upon arrival you will be transferred by coach (approximately 4-5 hours) to Yichang to board your cruise for the next four nights along one of the world's greatest waterways, the Yangtze River.
DAYS 8-10: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising along the mighty Yangtze River. Along the way you will pass some of the most beautiful scenery in China at the Three Gorges and take shore excursions to explore the fascinating history and tranquil landscape of the tributaries.
DAY 11: CHONGQING TO CHENGDU
Disembark your cruise in Chongqing this morning and transfer to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province.
DAY 12: CHENGDU - LESHAN
Today you will travel to Leshan to view the Grand Buddha. This enormous statue is carved into the side of the Lingyun Mountain; it is over 71m tall and wide enough for more than 100 people to sit between its feet. Later you will visit Huanglongxi, an ancient town dating back to the Qing Dynasty, before returning to Chengdu for an overnight stay. This evening you will feast on sumptuous Sichuan cuisine.
DAY 13: CHENGDU TO GUILIN
Visit the famous Panda Research Centre this morning to see these endearing animals being reared in surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. This evening you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Guilin, one of China's most beautiful cities, for an overnight stay.
DAY 14: GUILIN TO YANGSHUO
This morning cruise along the stunning Li River to Yangshuo for an overnight stay. Your journey takes you past tranquil farming and fishing villages and picturesque scenery. Spend the evening walking the cobblestone streets or relax in a street side café and enjoy the colourful atmosphere of this enchanting town.
DAY 15: YANGSHUO TO GUILIN
Stroll through the local markets and wander the streets of this charming town before returning to Guilin. Later this afternoon you will visit the stunning Reed Flute Caves and Mt. Diecai. This evening watch a display of traditional cormorant fishing.
DAY 16: GUILIN TO SUZHOUToday you will fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Upon arrival travel to the garden city of Suzhou for an overnight stay.
DAY 17: SUZHOU TO SHANGHAI
This morning visit a silk mill, which is still in operation today. Later you will cruise on a section of the ancient Grand Canal and see classical oriental gardens. Return to Shanghai and enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine for dinner this evening.
DAY 18: SHANGHAI
See the antiques and fine arts at Shanghai Museum, walk through the Yu Gardens and the Old Town, then stroll along the famous Bund to see its collection of neo-classical buildings.
DAY 19: SHANGHAI
Today you will visit the Pudong area and explore the Xintiandi area with its 1920s-style ‘shikumen’ buildings unique to Shanghai. This evening you will enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River as your farewell celebration.
DAY 20: DEPART SHANGHAI
This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Shanghai airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.
DAY 21: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
Arrive home this morning.
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"Starting from the outset our travel organiser was extremely helpful with bookings and visas. On our arrival in China our tour guide Sam was terrific and provided excellent service meeting everyone’s needs and providing support and understanding. We could not have wished for a more decided and friendly person. He really made our trip so enjoyable . All our local tour guides were so good, being friendly and informative in every respect. The YR cruise was breathtaking but all places visited were an experience in themselves.
Mr and Mrs Maxim Wood, Victoria - June 2012
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"My husband and I have just completed a Magnificent China tour with Wendy Wu Tours. We cannot sing the praises highly enough of our National Guide Tom. What an exceptional young man.
Right from the night before our tour commenced he was by my side making my meal times as a coeliac sufferer easy. Always at every meal he would advise me what dishes were suitable for me. He even managed to get some restaurants to prepare special meals for me. This was all such a huge help and put my mind totally at ease. As for the tour we could only describe it as ‘magnificent’. A very aptly named tour. We will be returning to China, hopefully for a Silk Road tour. This is a wonderful country so rich in history and culture. We were fortunate enough to continue on to do a Tibetan Short Stay tour with Wendy Wu Tours. Also we were escorted all the way even in between China and Tibet.
All the airports worries sorted for us by very helpful local guides. Our lovely little guide in Tibet was Pensa who was so understanding when we suffered altitude sickness. Ever keen to inform us of local history and culture he was invaluable. Wendy Wu Tours is a wonderful tour company and we can thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a magnificent experience to not hesitate to book with them. Thank you Wendy Wu Tours for such special memories and making a lifetime dream come true."
Mr and Mrs Peacock - April 2012
Wendy Wu Tours Review:
"I have just completed & returned safely from a wonderful experience with Wendy Wu Tours, doing the “China Splendour” tour.
Firstly I would like to say how professional your company & staff operate your business. And to our magnificent “Maggie” – our China tour guide, how fantastic she was with our group of 15 people. Everything went virtually to plan, & when there were the odd alterations, she arranged everything for us. Even when I was unwell in Beijing, she could not have helped me more to obtain medical assistance. The tour was, as you said, medium pace, & we saw everything we were told & some extras.
Again, thank you to Wendy Wu Tours for a fantastic “China & Chinese” experience, & I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone wishing to travel this part of the world. If you have the opportunity, please pass on my heartiest congratulations to your guide, Maggie, and how well she controlled every situation & us rowdy Australians. Thank you all again."
David Wadey, Victoria - April 2012
We were extremely fortunate to have Summer as our national guide. She contributed greatly to our fantastic China experience. Summer was very welcoming, friendly, accommodating & caring, & very knowledgeable as well. The name 'Summer' suits her well due to her sunny disposition. She made us all feel very happy. Nothing was too much trouble for Summer. She also had a good sense of humour & understood the western type of humour as well so our group of 28 (mainly Ozzie & Brits) shared lots of laughs together. We even managed to learn a few phrases in Chinese thanks to Summer.
Tatiana & Michael Cohen, New South Wales - October 2011
Important Note: Above prices include Qantas Fuel surcharges and tipping of $467 (correct as at May 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD103 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$25 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.