Tour price from $11,399 per person

In partnership with the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Sydney Sun Herald, Wendy Wu Tours invites you on an adventure to one of the most culture rich regions on the planet – China.

This extraordinary luxury tour will take you from the sparkling streets of Shanghai to relaxed charming village of Yangshou where you will cruise along the Li River. Venture to the charming region of Lijiang to learn about the Naxi culture before exploring Xian and learning all about the Terracotta Warriors. Enjoy a glass of champagne on the Great Wall and explore Beijing.

Throughout your journey, highly distinguished guests will accompany you as you learn about all region’s diverse history and culture.


Join the director of Hong Kong's new Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and arts Timothy Calnin, who has held roles with the Sydney Opera House and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Learn from the leading expert on China Geoff Raby who was Australia's ambassador to China between 2007 and 2011 and will share his experiences and favourite places in Lijiang.
Enjoy a talk by art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial Review John Mcdonald who has been a regular visitor to China since 1989.
Accompany Kirsty Needham, the China Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald on a city tour of Beijing.


Join John Mcdonald, Dr Geoff Raby, Kirsty Needham and Timothy Calnin for insightful conversations on art, culture and politics on China.
After a cruise along the Li River to the village of Yangshou you will get to meet a traditional cormorant fisherman.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne and light picnic lunch on the magnificent Great Wall of China.
See the imperial collection of exquisite artefacts and jewels of royalty, made from precious and semi-precious material including jade, pearls and gold.


"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.

Tour Highlights


Director of Hong Kong’s new Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage & Arts.


An art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald for over 30 years and has being a regular visitor of China since 1989. 


Australia's ambassador to China between 2007 and 2011 and is a leading expert on China.


China Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

What's Included?

16 Day Traveller Tour- Cultural China 2019 Tour Itinerary

Our Traveller Tour- Cultural China 2019 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.

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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What the experts say

At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and Australia's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th.

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  • Over 25 years of experience
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  • Experienced English speaking tour guides

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