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Majestic Yangtze

From $4,350 - 14 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

As the name suggests, this tour is designed for the first-time visitor to experience the majestic Yangtze River. Discover the incredible gorges, mountain villages and breathtaking scenery. Be fascinated by the Three Gorges Dam project; an amazing feat of engineering that needs to be seen to be believed.


Experience modern-day China in the vibrant city of Shanghai and see the famous Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Visit historical Xian and discover China’s capital city Beijing, renowned for its opulent palaces and temples and sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck.


With a history dating back thousands of years, you will love all that you see of this fascinating country. From the quiet waters of the Yangtze River to the bustling city life, discover the many gems China has on offer.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly t o Shanghai with Cathay Pacific Airways for a two night stay. Adelaide and Perth passengers may depart one day earlier.

DAY 2: SHANGHAI

Visit the Shanghai Museum, Yu Gardens and the Old Town. Stroll along the famous Bund and explore the Xintiandi area with its 1920s-style ‘shikumen’ buildings unique to Shanghai. This evening cruise along the stunning Huangpu River before feasting on sumptuous Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI TO YICHANG – YANGTZE RIVER

Visit the futuristic Pudong area and see its famous skyline before flying to Yichang. Upon arrival board your Yangtze River cruise for the next four nights.

DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Tour the Three Gorges Dam before commencing your cruise along the Yangtze River. Along the way you will pass spectacular scenery and take shore excursions to explore the tranquil landscapes.

DAY 7: CHONGQING TO CHENGDU

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing this morning and visit the Old Town of Ciqikou before driving to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, for an overnight stay.

DAY 8: CHENGDU TO XIAN

Visit the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see these famous animals in an environment similar to their natural habitat. Later you will fly to the historic city of Xian. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet, a specialty of the region, while watching a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty.

DAY 9: XIAN

Explore one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later, visit the ancient City Wall, one of the best preserved in all of China.

DAY 10: XIAN TO BEIJING

See the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Take a stroll through the Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets. Later this afternoon fly to Beijing, the capital city of China.

DAY 11: BEIJING

Stroll through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, visit the treasure-filled Forbidden City and wander through the picturesque landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace. This evening you will watch an exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 12: 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, admire the panoramic views and reflect on the immensity of the material and labour required for its construction. This afternoon see the unique 15th-century Temple of Heaven. As your farewell dinner this evening sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

DAY 13: DEPART BEIJING

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 14: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Reviews:

"Dear Wendy Wu,

I am writing to thank you for one of the most amazing touring holidays my husband and I have ever taken.

We returned from a fourteen day China tour yesterday. I have nothing but praise for the way the tour was conducted. Our National Guide was Hoffman and, in my opinion, he did the most fantastic job with a great sense of humour and much courtesy.

When we discovered that we had left some belongings behind at a hotel that we would not be returning to, Hoffman graciously took my husband, in a taxi, back to the hotel for him to retrieve our belongings. What was an embarrassing situation for us, Hoffman dealt with professionally and without any sense of recrimination towards us.

Thank you for a wonderfully arranged and professionally conducted tour of China. We are in our mid-sixties and early seventies and, although this tour involved a great deal of walking, both on the flat and in steps, the pace set was adequate for our level of fitness.

We have no hesitation in recommending Wendy Wu tours to anyone and will certainly do so to our friends. We are hoping to book for a tour to India with Wendy Wu and look forward to the same value for money as with our China trip."

Sheila Hoar, Queensland - May 2012 


"My mother and I recently went on a tour of China “Majestic Yangtze’.

I am writing to express our thanks to our wonderful tour guide ‘Andy Zhau’. We were so impressed with the overall value and quality of the tour, from the accommodation to the food and events. All our local guide were fantastic and shared so much local knowledge and interesting history of the wonderful country that is China.

The stand out for us both was Andy, he was delightful from the moment he introduced himself to the final goodbye. Nothing was a problem and he looked after our every need with a caring and patience manner. He was happy to answer a constant stream of questions not only from us but the whole group.

From all my travels I have never experienced such kindness, knowledge and patience from a tour guide.

I cannot express enough how happy with were with the overall experience and would highly recommend ‘Wendy Wu’ tours. In fact I have already done so!

Again a massive thanks to Andy, we wish him every success and happiness - it is certainly deserved."


Deb Beesley, New Zealand - April 2012

Price guide

From $4,350 per person 14 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide* and Perth** with Cathay Pacific Airways
From Price Includes Tour cost $3,936, Airline Fuel Surcharge $317 & Tipping $98 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $490 Single Hotel Room Option
From $440 Single Cruise cabin Option
From $3,305 Land Only (Shanghai to Beijing) includes Tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD
04-Aug 17-Aug $4,350
18-Aug 31-Aug $4,350
25-Aug 07-Sep $4,350
01-Sep 14-Sep $4,550
04-Sep 17-Sep $4,550
08-Sep 21-Sep $4,550
11-Sep 24-Sep $4,550
15-Sep 28-Sep $4,550
18-Sep 01-Oct $4,550
29-Sep 12-Oct $4,650
06-Oct 19-Oct $4,650
13-Oct 26-Oct $4,350
20-Oct 02-Nov $4,350
27-Oct 09-Nov $4,350
03-Nov 16-Nov $4,350
2015    
10-Mar 23-Mar $4,780
17-Mar 30-Mar $4,780
31-Mar 13-Apr $4,880
07-Apr 20-Apr $4,780
10-Apr 23-Apr $4,880
14-Apr 27-Apr $4,880
18-Apr 01-May $4,880
28-Apr 11-May $4,780
05-May 18-May $5,080
12-May 25-May $5,080
19-May 01-Jun $5,080
26-May 08-Jun $5,080
02-Jun 15-Jun $4,780
09-Jun 22-Jun $4,780
16-Jun 29-Jun $4,780
21-Jul 03-Aug $4,780
04-Aug 17-Aug $4,780
11-Aug 24-Aug $4,780
18-Aug 31-Aug $4,780
25-Aug 07-Sep $4,780
01-Sep 14-Sep $4,780
03-Sep 16-Sep $5,080
08-Sep 21-Sep $5,080
10-Sep 23-Sep $5,080
15-Sep 28-Sep $5,080
17-Sep 30-Sep $5,080
29-Sep 12-Oct $5,180
06-Oct 19-Oct $4,880
13-Oct 26-Oct $4,780
20-Oct 02-Nov $4,780
27-Oct 09-Nov $4,780
03-Nov 16-Nov $4,780

Important Note: Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $415 (correct as at Jul 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD63 (AUD98) 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 Renmibi/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.

Early Bird Specials

From $3,990 per person Savings from $690 per person twin share
14 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 $3,575, Fuel Surcharge $317 & Tipping $98 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $540 Single Hotel Room Option
From $480 Single Cruise Cabin Option
Depart Australia Twin Share Price AUD
17-Mar-2015 $3,990
31-Mar-2015 $4,190
07-Apr-2015 $3,990
10-Apr-2015 $4,190
14-Apr-2015 $4,190
18-Apr-2015 $4,190
28-Apr-2015 $3,990
05-May-2015 $4,390
12-May-2015 $4,390
19-May-2015 $4,390
26-May-2015 $4,390
02-Jun-2015 $3,990
09-Jun-2015 $3,990
16-Jun-2015 $3,990

Important Note:
Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $415 (correct as at July 2014 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD63 and RMB150 (AUD98) 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.

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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