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Pandas & Yangtze Cruise Private Tour

  • Duration
    13 days
  • Tour Type
    Private Tour
  • Price From
    Land Only from $6,630
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 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from mid-March to mid-November. Please call our reservations team to find out more.

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. This tour is also idea for those looking for 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 Pandas & Yangtze Cruise Private Tour 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

Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy a 4 night cruise alone the majestic Yangtze River

Chengdu

Admire China's most laid back city and the home of the Giant Pandas

Authentic Experience

Walk on Xi'an's City Walls

Take a relaxed walk above Xi'an's old town, strolling on the magnificent city walls that encircle it and taking in the views as you go.

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!

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 two night stay.

  • Day 2
    SHANGHAI B L
    DAY 2: SHANGHAI

    Shanghai is China's great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples.Today's explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and explore the Xintiandi area. Visit the Silk Factory, and in the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Huangpu River.

  • Day 3
    SHANGHAI TO YANGTZE RIVER B L
    DAY 3: SHANGHAI TO YANGTZE RIVER

    Spend the morning seeing the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area, also known as the financial district of the city with its skyscraping buildings. Later, fly to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River cruise vessel.

  • Days 4-6
    YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE B L D
    DAY 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

    A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases a massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world's most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Enjoy various sidetrips and shore excursions along the way.

  • Day 7
    CHONGQING TO CHENGDU B D
    DAY 7: CHONGQING TO CHENGDU

    Disembark your cruise ship in Chongqing and visit the porcelain district of Ciqikou. Ciqikou's narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical, traditional architecture. Travel by train to Chengdu and enjoy a Sichuanese meal in the evening.

  • Day 8
    CHENGDU TO XIAN B L
    DAY 8: CHENGDU TO XIAN

    A visit to Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Later, take the bullet train to Xian, the former ancient capital.

  • Day 9
    XIAN B L D
    DAY 9: XIAN

    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 workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian's old town. This evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

  • Day 10
    XIAN TO BEIJING B L
    DAY 10: XIAN TO BEIJING

    Visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Xian Museum. Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, travel by bullet train to Beijing.

  • Day 11
    BEIJING B L
    DAY 11: BEIJING

    In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. Later, head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's symbolic heart, and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. End the day watching an exciting Chinese acrobatic show.

  • Day 12
    BEIJING B L D
    DAY 12: BEIJING

    This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Soar up to the summit on a scenic chairlift or cable car ride before strolling atop the wall, admiring the magnificence of its construction and the dramatic scenery it passes through. Descend back down to the ground via thrilling toboggan ride or opt for the more serene cable car. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory then enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing's best-known delicacy-Peking duck.

  • Day 13
    DEPART BEIJING B
    DAY 13: DEPART BEIJING

    After check-out this morning, transfer to Beijing airport where your arrangements end.

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Pandas & Yangtze Cruise Private Tour map

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

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Tour Dates & Prices

Depart Date Arrival Date Price Booking Option
Tuesday 16 Jul 2024 Sunday 28 Jul 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 23 Jul 2024 Sunday 04 Aug 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 06 Aug 2024 Sunday 18 Aug 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 12 Aug 2024 Saturday 24 Aug 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 03 Sep 2024 Sunday 15 Sep 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 10 Sep 2024 Sunday 22 Sep 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 12 Sep 2024 Tuesday 24 Sep 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024 Sunday 29 Sep 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 19 Sep 2024 Tuesday 01 Oct 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 08 Oct 2024 Sunday 20 Oct 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 10 Oct 2024 Tuesday 22 Oct 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024 Sunday 27 Oct 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 22 Oct 2024 Sunday 03 Nov 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Monday 28 Oct 2024 Saturday 09 Nov 2024 $6,860pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Thursday 07 Nov 2024 Tuesday 19 Nov 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998
Tuesday 12 Nov 2024 Sunday 24 Nov 2024 $6,630pp Please Call to Book on 1300727998

Sample Hotels

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

Best time to go

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-3°c
3mm
Chengdu
6°c
8mm
Shanghai
5°c
74mm
Xian
0°c
7mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
0°c
5mm
Chengdu
8°c
12mm
Shanghai
7°c
59mm
Xian
4°c
10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
6°c
8mm
Chengdu
12°c
20mm
Shanghai
10°c
94mm
Xian
9°c
29mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
21mm
Chengdu
17°c
44mm
Shanghai
16°c
74mm
Xian
15°c
43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
34mm
Chengdu
22°c
78mm
Shanghai
21°c
84mm
Xian
20°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
24°c
78mm
Chengdu
24°c
107mm
Shanghai
25°c
182mm
Xian
25°c
54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
26°c
185mm
Chengdu
26°c
224mm
Shanghai
29°c
146mm
Xian
27°c
99mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
25°c
160mm
Chengdu
26°c
201mm
Shanghai
29°c
214mm
Xian
26°c
71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
20°c
46mm
Chengdu
22°c
119mm
Shanghai
25°c
87mm
Xian
21°c
92mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
14°c
22mm
Chengdu
18°c
35mm
Shanghai
20°c
56mm
Xian
15°c
60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
5°c
7mm
Chengdu
13°c
16mm
Shanghai
14°c
52mm
Xian
8°c
24mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Beijing
-1°c
3mm
Chengdu
8°c
5mm
Shanghai
8°c
44mm
Xian
2°c
6mm

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