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A Glimpse of China

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    Land Only from $5,280

The next few months offer the opportunity of a lifetime for visitors to China. Beating other tourists to the punch you'll get to see the iconic attractions without the crowds and experience travel in China like it was over 30 years ago.

Whichever part of the country you visit, China has a wonderful reputation for hospitality – but never more so than now, when its people are hungry to reconnect with the wider world. Visitors have been sorely missed by the guides, restaurants, and hotel workers who work hard to showcase the wonders of their beautiful country so you can be sure that you'll be welcomed with open arms.

The quintessential experience, this introductory private tour offers a glimpse of China's glorious past, fascinating present and bright future with visits to the exceptional and contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai.

What's Included

  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Meals as stated
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
  • Excludes tipping
This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of China.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

Complete flexibility

Travel on any day you wish

Expertly crafted itineraries

Tailored for parties as small as two.

You Choose who you travel with

A private trip just for you and your chosen travel party.

Personalised guiding

Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.

Small is beautiful

Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

Private Tour Highlights

Our A Glimpse of China tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Shanghai

Marvel at this sparkling city on a Huangpu river cruise

Zhujiajiao

Soak up the old world charms of this sleepy water town.

The Great Wall

Walk along this incredible ancient wonder of the world

Authentic Experience

Hutong Family Visit

Venture into Beijing's atmospheric old neighbourhoods, the hutongs, exploring the narrow alleyways and visiting the traditional courtyard house of a family, who will give you a glimpse into their daily life.

Authentic Experience

Visit the Ancient City of Xi'an

Step back in time to relive the majesty of the Tang Dynasty, of which Xian was the prosperous and glorious capital, with a colourful spectacular of traditional music and dancing.

Authentic Experience

Learn About Jade

Jade has long been a sacred stone to the Chinese people, bringing fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Visit a jade factory where you can learn more about its origins, its importance and how it is crafted.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE SHANGHAI
    Day 1: ARRIVE SHANGHAI

    Upon arrival at Shanghai airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.

  • Day 2
    SHANGHAI EXPLORATIONS B L
    DAY 2: SHANGHAI EXPLORATIONS

    Today's explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden, the atmospheric alleys of the old town and the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum. Wander across People’s Square before admiring the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. Explore the Xintiandi area and later visit the Silk Factory. In the evening, cruise on the mighty Huangpu River for stunning night vistas.

  • Day 3
    ZHUJIAJIAO DAY TOUR B L
    DAY 3: ZHUJIAJIAO DAY TOUR

    Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns, built on an old canal system once used to transport goods all over imperial China. The town’s narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges. In the evening, watch a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show.

  • Day 4
    SHANGHAI TO XIAN B L D
    DAY 4: SHANGHAI TO XIAN

    Fly to the historic city of Xian. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet, a specialty of the region, whilst enjoying a performance of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty.

  • Day 5
    TERRACOTTA WARRIORS B L
    DAY 5: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors. Visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Laquer Exhibition Workshop, and later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14thcentury city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.

  • Day 6
    XIAN TO BEIJING B L
    DAY 6: XIAN TO BEIJING

    Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum before strolling through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. Later, take the bullet train to Beijing, China's historical capital.

  • Day 7
    IMPERIAL BEIJING B L D
    DAY 7: IMPERIAL BEIJING

    Walk across the lengths of Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven. Later enjoy a leisurely stroll through Beijing's hutongs, some dating back 700 years. Meet a local family to get a glimpse of old Bejing's rich culture and experience first-hand the unique hutong way of life.

  • Day 8
    GREAT WALL B L D
    DAY 8: GREAT WALL

    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 and take in the panoramic views. Visit the Jade Factory before spending the afternoon strolling through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Later, dine on Peking Duck, a favourite of the Emperors.

  • Day 9
    DEPART BEIJING B
    DAY 9: DEPART BEIJING

    After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Beijing airport where your arrangements end.

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A Glimpse of China map

Places Visited: Shanghai (3N) - Zhujiajiao - Xi'an (2N) - Beijing (3N)

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Tour Dates & Prices

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Depart Date Arrival Date Price Booking Option
Saturday 16 Oct 2004 Thursday 24 Oct 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 23 May 2024 Friday 31 May 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 28 Jun 2024 Saturday 06 Jul 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 09 Jul 2024 Wednesday 17 Jul 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 18 Jul 2024 Friday 26 Jul 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Wednesday 31 Jul 2024 Thursday 08 Aug 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Sunday 04 Aug 2024 Monday 12 Aug 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 26 Aug 2024 Tuesday 03 Sep 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 02 Sep 2024 Tuesday 10 Sep 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 09 Sep 2024 Tuesday 17 Sep 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 20 Sep 2024 Saturday 28 Sep 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 11 Oct 2024 Saturday 19 Oct 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 31 Oct 2024 Friday 08 Nov 2024 $5,580pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 11 Nov 2024 Tuesday 19 Nov 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Wednesday 20 Nov 2024 Thursday 28 Nov 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 02 Dec 2024 Tuesday 10 Dec 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 13 Dec 2024 Saturday 21 Dec 2024 $5,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998

Best time to go

The best times to visit China are in spring, April to May and autumn, September to October, when the days are warm and rainfall and humidity low.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-3°c
3mm
Shanghai
5°c
74mm
Xian
0°c
7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
0°c
5mm
Shanghai
7°c
59mm
Xian
4°c
10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
6°c
8mm
Shanghai
10°c
94mm
Xian
9°c
29mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
21mm
Shanghai
16°c
74mm
Xian
15°c
43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
34mm
Shanghai
21°c
84mm
Xian
20°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
24°c
78mm
Shanghai
25°c
182mm
Xian
25°c
54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
26°c
185mm
Shanghai
29°c
146mm
Xian
27°c
99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
25°c
160mm
Shanghai
29°c
214mm
Xian
26°c
71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
46mm
Shanghai
25°c
87mm
Xian
21°c
92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
22mm
Shanghai
20°c
56mm
Xian
15°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
5°c
7mm
Shanghai
14°c
52mm
Xian
8°c
24mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-1°c
3mm
Shanghai
8°c
44mm
Xian
2°c
6mm

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