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Wonders of China

From $3,250 - 17 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

China is an immense country where you could spend months travelling through its landscapes and still only touch the surface. The wonders of China are there for all to see, from impressive archaeological sites and stunning dramatic scenery to the friendly charm of its people.

This tour has been designed to showcase some of China’s most amazing sights, yet at the same time allow you a glimpse of the real China, its people, rural backdrops and ever emerging cosmopolitan way of life. China has been an inspiration for photographers and artists alike for centuries.

Along the way, discover bustling markets, sample traditional Chinese cuisine and gather an understanding of this fascinating land and its people. This tour will allow you to capture the true wonders of China and it will leave you longing to return.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAYS 1-2: AUSTRALIA TO BEIJING

Fly overnight with Cathay Pacific Airways to Beijing for a three night stay. Melbourne and Brisbane passengers may depart on Day 2.

DAY 3: BEIJING

This morning stroll through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum before walking through the treasure-filled Forbidden City. This afternoon visit the 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. Visit a local home and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong area. This evening sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

DAY 4: 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 wander through the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace and this evening watch an exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 5: BEIJING TO XIAN

Fly to Xian, the former imperial capital of China. Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. This evening you will feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet while enjoying a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty.

DAY 6: XIAN

This morning explore one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, the UNESCO World Heritage listed life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Walk along the ancient City Wall, one of the best preserved in all of China. Later this afternoon wander through the lively Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets.

DAY 7: XIAN TO WUHAN – YANGTZE RIVER

Fly 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.

DAY 8: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising along the Yangtze River.

DAYS 9-10: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Along the way you will journey past some of the most beautiful scenery in China and take shore excursions to explore the fascinating history and landscapes of the Yangtze River’s tributary streams.

DAY 11: CHONGQING TO GUILIN

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing this morning and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful cities, and visit the stunning Reed Flute Caves.

DAY 12: GUILIN TO YANGSHUO

Cruise along the Li River as you travel to the town of Yangshuo for a two night stay. This boat journey takes you past tranquil farming and fishing villages and picturesque scenery. Spend the evening walking through the cobblestone streets or relax in a streetside café and absorb the colourful atmosphere.

DAY 13: 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 14: YANGSHUO – GUILIN TO SHANGHAI

Fly from Guilin to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. See the antiques and fine arts at the Shanghai Museum and wander the surrounds of the neighbouring People’s Square.

DAY 15: SHANGHAI

Visit the Yu Gardens and the Old Town. Stroll along the famous riverside area known as the Bund and view the Pudong area. Visit the Xintiandi area with its 1920s ‘shikumen’ buildings unique to Shanghai. As your farewell celebration this evening, enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River.

DAY 16: DEPART SHANGHAI

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

DAY 17: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour reviews

Wendy Wu Tours Review:

"I would like to provide some feedback about the tour we participated in with your company.  We have been fortunate enough to have been able to have taken a number of trips overseas. Our experiences have been wide and varied in relation to the quality and service experienced on these trips.

It is without hesitation that I congratulate Wendy Wu Tours in relation to the Wonders of China Tour.

It was extremely well organised. Whilst it was a rather large group, this never interfered with the smooth operation of all the activities. The accommodation left little to be desired and the food was abundant - always allowing us to try the various special dishes from each area. The guides were very pleasant and helpful. The national guide, Andy, is an extremely strong asset to your company. His ability to manage the fairly large group with such a positive personality is something of which your company can be proud."

Mr Anthony Reyntjes, Victoria - June 2012

Price guide

From $4,999 per person 17 Days, Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Adelaide** and Perth with Cathay Pacific Airways
*Brisbane Passengers may require one night pre-tour accommodation in Beijing at an additional cost.
*Adelaide Passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.
From Price Includes Tour cost $4,541, Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $355 & Tipping $103 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China. See Booking Conditions)
From $570 Single Hotel Room Option
From $440 Single Cruise Cabin Option
From $3,715 Land Only (Beijing to Shanghai) including Tipping

Depart Australia

Return Australia

Twin Share Price AUD

 2014

 

 

09-Mar 25-Mar $4,999
16-Mar 01-Apr $4,999
23-Mar 08-Apr $4,999
06-Apr 22-Apr $4,999
13-Apr 29-Apr $5,199
15-Apr 01-May $5,199
17-Apr 03-May $5,199
20-Apr 06-May $5,199
24-Apr 10-May $5,199
27-Apr 13-May $5,199
04-May 20-May $5,399
08-May 24-May $5,399
11-May 27-May $5,399
15-May 31-May $5,399
18-May 03-Jun $5,399
22-May 07-Jun $5,399
25-May 10-Jun $5,399
01-Jun 17-Jun $4,999
08-Jun 24-Jun $4,999
15-Jun 01-Jul $4,999
22-Jun 08-Jul $5,020
29-Jun 15-Jul $5,199
06-Jul 22-Jul $5,199
13-Jul 29-Jul $4,999
20-Jul 05-Aug $4,999
27-Jul 12-Aug $4,999
03-Aug 19-Aug $4,999
10-Aug 26-Aug $4,999
17-Aug 02-Sep $4,999
24-Aug 09-Sep $4,999
31-Aug 16-Sep $4,999
04-Sep 20-Sep $5,399
07-Sep 23-Sep $5,399
11-Sep 27-Sep $5,399
14-Sep 30-Sep $5,399
18-Sep 04-Oct $5,399
21-Sep 07-Oct $5,399
25-Sep 11-Oct $5,399
28-Sep 14-Oct $5,399
05-Oct 21-Oct $5,175
09-Oct 25-Oct $4,999
12-Oct 28-Oct $4,999
19-Oct 04-Nov $4,999
26-Oct 11-Nov $4,999
02-Nov 18-Nov $4,999
09-Nov 25-Nov $4,999
 2015    
08-Mar 24-Mar $5,499
15-Mar 31-Mar $5,499
22-Mar 07-Apr $5,499
29-Mar 14-Apr $5,699
05-Apr 21-Apr $5,499
12-Apr 28-Apr $5,699
14-Apr 30-Apr $5,699
16-Apr 02-May $5,699
19-Apr 05-May $5,699
23-Apr 09-May $5,699
26-Apr 12-May $5,699
03-May 19-May $5,899
07-May 23-May $5,899
10-May 26-May $5,899
14-May 30-May $5,899
17-May 02-Jun $5,899
21-May 06-Jun $5,899
24-May 09-Jun $5,899
31-May 16-Jun $5,899
07-Jun 23-Jun $5,499
14-Jun 30-Jun $5,499
21-Jun 07-Jul $5,499
28-Jun 14-Jul $5,699
05-Jul 21-Jul $5,699

Important Note: Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $458 (correct as at Dec 2013 and subject to change). Please note the Tipping amount of USD67 (AUD103) 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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