The 2017 Inaugural Traveller Readers tour to China has now concluded to raving reviews.

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Details of the 2017 Reader Tour are below:

Be part of the inaugural Traveller Readers Tour, in association with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, as we celebrate the first China-Australia Year of Tourism. This remarkable trip includes China's most spectacular destinations, along with guest appearances from Wendy Wu herself, Kirsty Needham, China Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and Dr Geoff Raby, former Australian ambassador to China.


"This is a fast-paced, comprehensive tour of China which immerses one in the culture from arrival to departure. The experiences of walking the Great Wall of China, passing through the pavilions of the Forbidden City, peering into the pits of the Terracotta Warriors, sailing along the swift-flowing Yangtze, or gazing up the gorges of the Goddess Stream, one is steeped in history and geography, amazed by the pageantry of the Tang Dynasty Dancers, not to mention the banquets every lunch and dinner. The National Tour Guides and local guides are fountains of knowledge, and are wonderful ambassadors for their country. Nobody knows China like Wendy Wu Tours!"

Nettie Sullivan, Inaugural Reader Tour Guest.

The Tang Dynasty Grand Welcoming ceremony in the ancient city of Xian was an amazing experience! Being led across the drawbridge into the city by hundreds of performers dressed in authentic costumes and chanting a welcome, made us feel like royalty! The following historic, live action performance against the background of the City Wall was spectacular, especially the depiction of The Silk Road story. We were each presented with a gold key to the city, and a beautifully made passport in Chinese characters. Our National Guide Raymond was outstanding, adding so much to our knowledge of China and easing our way through hotels, airports and all the attractions. He was very caring, with a wonderful sense of humour that helped us gel as a happy group of travellers! We were so fortunate to be part of “Raymond’s Family”.

Diana Brookes, Inaugural Reader Tour Guest.

We travelled to China with Wendy Wu Tours on their "See China with Correspondents & Editor" tour with an extended short stay tour of Chengdu in September 2017...Our national guide, Lisa, was fantastic! I can't thank Lisa enough! She made our time in China relaxing and worry free. Make sure you ask for Lisa when booking a tour! Our local guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to tell us everything we needed to know about the local area and more!...Our hotels were great and the restaurants we were taken to provided delicious and fresh food. The buses were clean and tidy and bottled water was provided on board the buses to purchases as needed. The drivers were professional and navigated the Chinese roads with ease, making sure we arrived at each destination on time. We met Wendy Wu and some correspondents who were able to give commentary while we were on our cruise and at our restaurants. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone book a tour to China with Wendy Wu Tours, you'll have a relaxing worry free tour and you'll see some of the best historic and scenic sights in the world.
Five stars to Wendy Wu Tours, the guides and the destinations!

Michael Borthwick, Inaugural Reader Tour Guest

Tour Highlights

Wendy Wu

Founder and chairperson of Wendy Wu Tours.

Anthony Dennis

National Travel Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Kirsty Needham

China Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Dr Geoff Raby

Australia's ambassador to China between 2007 and 2011.

16 Day Traveller Readers Tour - China Tour Itinerary

Our Traveller Readers Tour - China itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Traveller Readers Tour - China map

Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.

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