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A China Experience

2015 Tour Prices From $2,981 - 10 Days, from selected Australian cities

2016 Early Birds From $2,980 - 10 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities

Experience the grandeur of Shanghai, taking in its major attractions and hidden treasures. Discover Zhujiajiao’s ancient residential houses, workshops and stores still standing on the banks of the canals. Admire a performance of Tang Dynasty-style dancing and explore the fascinating Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian. In Beijing, explore courtyards, temples and residences in the treasure-filled Forbidden City and walk along the Great Wall. 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?

You will find our 2015 tour prices have also been listed for your convenience. While these departures are not included as part of our Early Bird Specials, we have a great range of tours available for travel in 2015! Take advantage of these great prices before 2016 increases.

Please note that itineraries are based on 2015 programmes. Variations to itineraries and durations may occur for travel in 2016 – please refer to our Early Bird brochure. 2016 Specials are valid when flying Cathay Pacific. Road to Samarkand utilises China Southern Airlines. 2016 Early Bird savings are based on the price reduction from the 2016 group tour prices published 26 May 2015

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly to Shanghai for a three night stay.

DAY 2: SHANGHAI – ZHUJIAJIAO

Travel to Zhujiajiao, a picturesque town with an intricate system of canals, ancient pavilions and overhead bridges, including Fangsheng Bridge. Meet the friendly locals and explore the town at a leisurely walking pace. Return to Shanghai and visit the Shanghai Museum. Dinner this evening will be a banquet of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI

Enjoy a full-day tour to explore this cosmopolitan city. Visit the traditional Yu Gardens, the Old Town, a Silk 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 Huangpu River.

DAY 4: SHANGHAI TO XIAN

Fly to Xian, the former imperial capital. 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: XIAN

Explore one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition and walk along the ancient City Wall.

DAY 6: XIAN TO BEIJING

Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda before strolling through the Muslim Quarter and exploring the lively Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing.

DAY 7: BEIJING

Stroll 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, which has four gates, one at each of the four points of the compass. The local people that gather here to sing folk songs, practise 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: BEIJING

It is often said in Beijing that ‘you have not been to China until you have climbed the Great Wall’. It is more than 5,000km long, stretching from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. 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 during the construction period. This afternoon, visit a jade factory and 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 delicious local delicacy, Peking Duck, as your farewell dinner.

DAY 9: DEPART BEIJING

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

DAY 10: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour Reviews

"We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip"
Reviewed:

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. We were especially impressed by the friendliness, knowledge & helpfulness of our national guide Jay Chen who went out of his way to make the tour a great success. The two local guides too were also very good: Jung in Shanghai and Angie in Beijing offering their knowledge of their cities. All of the guides spoke  excellent English.

We were lucky to only have a small group (15). We were shown a great deal in only a short time and will certainly recommend Wendy Wu Tours to others.

Everything was organised extremely well and went very smoothly

Kevin and Natalie Cavenett
South Australia
Travelled on: A China Experience
"Undoubtedly this was the best holiday my wife and I have experienced"
Reviewed:

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
Travelled on: A China Experience
"My experience went way above my expectations"
Reviewed:

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
Travelled on: A China Experience
"I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy Wu"
Reviewed:

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
Travelled on: A China Experience
"I have no hesitation in recommending Wendy Wu Tours"
Reviewed:

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
Travelled on: A China Experience
"I had the greatest time on this tour"
Reviewed:

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
Travelled on: A China Experience

Dates & Prices

From $2,981 per person

2015 Tour Prices

10 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth with China Southern Airlines

*Perth passengers may require one night post-tour accommodation in Beijing at an additional cost.

From Price Includes Tour cost $2,610 China Southern Airlines Fuel Surcharge $300 & Tipping $71 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $2,980 per person

2016 Early Birds

10 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth with Cathay Pacific Airways

*Brisbane passengers may fly via Cairns en route from Hong Kong to Brisbane.

**Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.

^Perth passengers arrive home one day earlier due to Cathay Pacific Airways flight schedules.

From Price Includes Tour cost $2,824 Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $85 & Tipping $71 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $500 Single Hotel Room Option
From $1,988 Land Only including Tipping
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Important Notes:

Tour availability

Tour availability is updated each Monday. While every effort is made to ensure availability status is current, it is advisable to contact our reservations department on 1300 727 998 Limited seats denotes 4 seats or less available.

China Southern Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $371. Please note the Tipping amount of USD65 (AUD71) is payable on arrival in China.

Cathay Pacific Airways - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $156. Please note the Tipping amount of USD65 (AUD71) 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.

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