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China Marvels Private Tour

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    Land Only from $7,280
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.

On this private tour, savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River Cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian, Beijing, and of course the unforgettable Giant Pandas of Chengdu.

Due to the Yangtze Cruise sailing schedules in 2024 & 2025, this private tour can only start on selected days from mid-March to mid-November. Please call our reservations team to find out more.

What's Included

  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation and meals as stated
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Meals as listed
  • 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. This tour is also suitable for those who wish to do a Yangtze River Cruise.

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 China Marvels Private Tour tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

The Great Wall

Walk along this incredible ancient wonder of the world

Xian

Come face to face with the awesome spectacle that is the Terracotta Warriors

Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy a 4 night cruise alone the majestic Yangtze River

Guilin

Admire the culture and nature of Guilin in all its glory

Yangshuo

Soak up the charming cobbled streets of this quaint town

Shanghai

Marvel at this sparkling city on a Huangpu river cruise

Authentic Experience

Marvel at the Three Gorges

Cruise through Qutang, Wu and Xiling gorges, otherwise known as the Three Gorges, admiring the magnificent scenery from the comfort of your Yangtze River cruise vesseland learning about its epic history from your onboard expert.

Authentic Experience

Indulge in a feast of Peking Duck

Tuck into a delicious feast of Beijing's best known dish, Peking Duck, a food that offers a true taste of imperial China and a long-time favourite of locals and visitors alike!

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.

Private Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Day 1
    Arrive Beijing
    Day 1: Arrive Beijing

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

  • Day 2
    Explore Beijing B L D
    Day 2: Explore Beijing

    This morning, head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the warren-like hutongs and learn more about living in this traditional area. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck.

  • Day 3
    Great Wall B L
    Day 3:  Great Wall

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Soar up to the summit by a scenic chairlift or cable car ride and walk on the ancient stones, immersing yourself in the magnificence of its engineering and the landscapes it crosses. Choose a thrilling descent by toboggan ride or the more serene cable car. You will then have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you have the opportunity to buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace.

  • Day 4
    Beijing to Xian B L
    Day 4: Beijing to Xian

    This morning, board the bullet train to to Xian, the former ancient capital. Explore the Xian Museum for a glimpse into the rich heritage of the city before enjoying an evening at your own leisure.

  • Day 5
    Terracotta Warriors B L D
    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 Lacquer Exhibition Workshop to see smaller models of the warriors being made Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town and wander through the lively Muslim Quarter. In the evening, enjoy a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing in the evening.

  • Day 6
    Xian to Yangtze River B L
    Day 6: Xian to Yangtze River

    Fly to Yichang where you will board your Yangtze River cruise vessel.

  • Days 7-9
    Yangtze River Cruise B L D
    Days 7-9: Yangtze River Cruise

    A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But cruising upstream, nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another and enjoy various side trips and shore excursions along the way.

  • Day 10
    Chongqing to Guilin B L
    Day 10: Chongqing to Guilin

    Disembark the cruise vessel in Chongqing and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo, a great opportunity to get close to these magnificent and unique creatures. Later, take the speedy bullet train to the beautiful city of Guilin.

  • Day 11
    Li River Cruise B L
    Day 11: Li River Cruise

    Take a relaxed cruise on the stunning Li River to the charming town of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen. Spend the evening walking the cobblestone streets or relax in a street side café.

  • Day 12
    Yangshuo to Guilin B L
    Day 12: Yangshuo to Guilin

    Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before returning to Guilin by road. Explore the impressive Reed Flute Cave, visit the South China Pearl Factory and stroll around picturesque Ronghu Lake.

  • Day 13
    Guilin To Shanghai B L
    DAY 13: Guilin To Shanghai

    Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the Paris of the East. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

  • Day 14
    Shanghai B L
    Day 14: Shanghai

    Today's explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and a quick visit to the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund, explore the Xintiandi area and visit the Silk Factory. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

  • Day 15
    Depart Shanghai B
    Day 15: Depart Shanghai

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

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China Marvels Private Tour map

Places Visited: Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Yangtze River Cruise (4N) - Guilin (2N) - Yangshuo (1N) - Shanghai (2N)

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart Date Arrival Date Price Booking Option
Monday 10 Jun 2024 Monday 24 Jun 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 21 Jun 2024 Friday 05 Jul 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 06 Jul 2024 Saturday 20 Jul 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 15 Jul 2024 Monday 29 Jul 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 22 Jul 2024 Monday 05 Aug 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 03 Aug 2024 Saturday 17 Aug 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 12 Aug 2024 Monday 26 Aug 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 24 Aug 2024 Saturday 07 Sep 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 02 Sep 2024 Monday 16 Sep 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 09 Sep 2024 Monday 23 Sep 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 16 Sep 2024 Monday 30 Sep 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 21 Sep 2024 Saturday 05 Oct 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Friday 11 Oct 2024 Friday 25 Oct 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 14 Oct 2024 Monday 28 Oct 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 19 Oct 2024 Saturday 02 Nov 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 21 Oct 2024 Monday 04 Nov 2024 $7,480pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Saturday 02 Nov 2024 Saturday 16 Nov 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 04 Nov 2024 Monday 18 Nov 2024 $7,280pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
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City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-3°c
3mm
Guilin
8°c
63mm
Shanghai
5°c
74mm
Xian
0°c
7mm
Yangshuo
10°c
53mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
0°c
5mm
Guilin
10°c
97mm
Shanghai
7°c
59mm
Xian
4°c
10mm
Yangshuo
10°c
81mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
6°c
8mm
Guilin
13°c
137mm
Shanghai
10°c
94mm
Xian
9°c
29mm
Yangshuo
14°c
114mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
21mm
Guilin
19°c
247mm
Shanghai
16°c
74mm
Xian
15°c
43mm
Yangshuo
20°c
224mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
34mm
Guilin
24°c
352mm
Shanghai
21°c
84mm
Xian
20°c
60mm
Yangshuo
24°c
312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
24°c
78mm
Guilin
27°c
347mm
Shanghai
25°c
182mm
Xian
25°c
54mm
Yangshuo
26°c
293mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
26°c
185mm
Guilin
29°c
231mm
Shanghai
29°c
146mm
Xian
27°c
99mm
Yangshuo
28°c
200mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
25°c
160mm
Guilin
29°c
173mm
Shanghai
29°c
214mm
Xian
26°c
71mm
Yangshuo
28°c
186mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
46mm
Guilin
26°c
82mm
Shanghai
25°c
87mm
Xian
21°c
92mm
Yangshuo
26°c
83mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
22mm
Guilin
21°c
66mm
Shanghai
20°c
56mm
Xian
15°c
60mm
Yangshuo
22°c
85mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
5°c
7mm
Guilin
16°c
64mm
Shanghai
14°c
52mm
Xian
8°c
24mm
Yangshuo
16°c
69mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-1°c
3mm
Guilin
11°c
43mm
Shanghai
8°c
44mm
Xian
2°c
6mm
Yangshuo
12°c
44mm

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