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Glories of China

From $3,970 - 14 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities

China offers an endless array of attractions, from futuristic buildings to impressive archaeological sites.

Wander through Shanghai’s beautiful Yu Gardens and Old Town and see why Guilin and the Li River have been an inspiration to painters for many years. Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian and be astounded by ancient sites in Beijing. Experience a walk along the Great Wall, one of the world’s most amazing wonders. Stroll through Tiananmen Square, discover the exquisite Summer Palace and sample traditional cuisine along the way.

Glories of China will truly captivate you. Be enthralled with the culture, history and beauty of this immense land.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly to Shanghai for a three night stay.

DAY 2: SHANGHAI

Explore the Shanghai Museum and stroll along the famous Bund. This evening feast on traditional Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI

Visit the Yu Gardens, the Old Town, a Silk Museum and the Xintiandi area. Cross the Nanpu Bridge to the Pudong district. This evening, cruise along the spectacular Huangpu River.

DAY 4: SHANGHAI TO GUILIN

Fly to Guilin. Visit Seven Star Caves and a Pearl Museum.

DAY 5: GUILIN TO YANGSHUO

Relax on the Li River as you cruise to Yangshuo for a two night stay. Spend the evening walking along the cobblestone streets, absorbing the colourful atmosphere.

DAY 6: YANGSHUO

Explore the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo and enjoy the afternoon free at your leisure. This evening watch a display of traditional Cormorant fishing.

DAY 7: YANGSHUO – GUILIN TO XIAN

Return to Guilin and fly to Xian, the former imperial capital of China. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet while watching a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty.

DAY 8: XIAN

Explore one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition and the ancient City Wall.

DAY 9: XIAN TO BEIJING

See the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets. Afterwards, fly to Beijing, the capital city of China.

DAY 10: BEIJING

Wander through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, followed by a visit to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex. Your evening entertainment will be an exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 11: BEIJING

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 admire the panoramic views. Visit a jade factory and wander around the exquisite landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace. It was once a summer retreat for the members of the emperor’s family and their courtesans.

DAY 12: BEIJING

Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong area where it believes the true culture of Beijing lives. Wander around the 15th-century Temple of Heaven. This evening, sample the delicious local delicacy, Peking Duck.

DAY 13: DEPART BEIJING

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 14: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Tour Reviews

"Glories of China tour was sensational from start to finish"
Reviewed:

Glories of China tour was sensational from start to finish.

We were so well cared for and looked after at all times. The coach drivers drove with great care in fact the whole trip was full of surprises. Our group of 25 got along famously and we enjoyed each other’s company by rotating ourselves on the coach and dinning with different members each evening.

Special commendation goes to Stephen our guide. Stephen was kind, caring and attended to requests/needs without question. He also has a great sense of humour and is an asset to Wendy Wu Tours. We were privileged to have such a fine young man as our guide, thank you. Everyone delighted in getting to know him and how sad it was for all of us to leave him at the end of the tour.

The other guides we had where delightful and caring also and the information they gave was very impressive, again, it was very sad to say goodbye to them too.

One outstanding event that wasn’t on the itinerary, was the impression Sanjie Liu concert at Yangshuo, what a stunning, beautiful show to see – and how grateful we were to be able to attend something of this calibre – a memorable experience indeed.

Yuleen Jacobson
Tasmania
Travelled on: Glories of China
"We loved the trip enormously"
Reviewed:

We loved the trip enormously ( except for some of the hard beds but I am sure you know about that!) and thought that the professionalism and care taken was outstanding!

We particularly wanted to commend our National guide , Tony, who met us in Shanghai and was an absolute delight for the entire 14 days. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he was completely professional , efficient, friendly, good humoured and helpful to everyone , at all times!  Our local guides were also excellent, in particular we enjoyed the humour and sense of fun of Troy in Shanghai ( and his excellent English!)  and Aaron in Xian.

I have recommended your company to anyone that asks – not only was our trip great value for money but exceeded our expectations on customer care and efficiency – Tony was obviously a huge part of that!

Thank you for a wonderful experience !

Ellie Francis
New South Wales
Travelled on: Glories of China
"We were extremely happy with the variety of places visited and the pace of the tour was great"
Reviewed:

From the moment we booked our trip with Phil Hoffman Travel in Adelaide we were informed of the things that would be beneficial for us to bring such as currency, tipping and more which was included in our dossier and travel guide.

We decided to book our own flights to Shanghai, but found all travel between the cities we travelled was fantastic, we did have unforseen  issue with delayed flight from Shanghai to Guilin due to bad  weather  our guide Marissa and Kelly ( Kelly was to drop us off but did not leave us until arrangements were confirmed spending unpaid time with us )  kept us informed and made our waiting time fun and relaxed, we arrived at our hotel at 430 am and continued our tour without missing any of the arranged tours on the itinerary.

Our National tour guide Marissa was exceptional and catered to our every need, her communication and English was exceptional, knowledge of each city and the pride she showed towards her country and her employment left us inspired to be in her company. Marissa showed at all times respect and ensured that everyone individual needs were taken care of at all times, I  advised her  of my husband’s birthday on the trip and if she could  arrange a birthday cake and wine for us to all enjoy this was done and we all enjoyed an exceptional night.

All restaurants that we dined in were beautiful and ate way too much presenting plenty of options for all our individual tastes and dietary requirements. All accommodation was satisfactory but would have liked to be more central to the CBD so that we could explore the cities and get in some extra shopping time in our free times at night as we often returned by approx 9 pm, Our National Guide Marissa ensured on checking in that we had everything we required and rang each tour member 10 mins after check in to ensure our rooms were acceptable, we had no issues but other members did but these issues were attended to directly by Marissa and resolved with good results.

We were extremely happy with the variety of places visited and the pace of the tour was great, when we had to change or deviate from the itinerary this was explained and beneficial to allow more free and rest time, ( this was especially evident and appreciated in Guilin due to late arrival weather ).

Our Wendy Wu tour was a wonderful experience and too many highlights to write but I would like to thank our guides because without them this tour just would not be the same, we were treated with such respect words cannot be expressed.

Please pass on our thanks to our magnificent Local  Guides Kelly (shanghai), Angel (Guilin), Rocky (Xian), Kathy ( Beijing) all of these guides prepared us for the customs, beliefs how to approach people such as beggars,  scams and most of all our safety in each city , they all entertained, enthralled us with stories history and customs thank you to all of them.

Our magnificent Marissa National Tour Guide, please pass on all of the above and more, such a beautiful gentle caring individual that ensured we were taken care of in every way and beyond, Marissa is truly special and made our trip the best we have experienced from the time we were picked up to the time we left China, we will miss her and the tales and history she shared with us everywhere but especially in Xian her home town. Please pass on our thanks and respect to her ( and hope fully a pay rise due to the extended hours she worked for us). Marissa would not eat until everyone was ok and not sleep until she was sure we were all happy.

Wendy Wu Travel is very lucky to have the staff that run there tours and Vito and I were blessed to know these truly exceptional individuals.

Vito and Antonietta Nocera
South Australia
Travelled on: Glories of China
"This tour was an absolutely brilliant tour"
Reviewed:

This tour was an absolutely brilliant tour! We could not believe the quality of accommodation, food, buses and guides we received for our money. We did not only see the main sights which all tourists wish to see, but we also saw the everyday lives of the Chinese people.

Probably the best feature of the tour was our National Guide Emmanuel Tan. We have travelled fairly extensively overseas with several different companies and he is fantastic. He goes the extra mile and gives great personal attention with great humour.

To sum up – the ‘Glories of China Tour’ is the best value for money tour we have ever been on. Saw absolutely everything we wanted to in China and could not see what extras other tours companies could add to justify their higher prices. We recommend this tour company to anyone! Well done Wendy Wu.

Mr and Mrs Macys
New South Wales
Travelled on: Glories of China
"The Glories of China was fantastic"
Reviewed:

The Glories of China was fantastic. We saw so much, all the interesting places you see and read about in books. It was excellent.

As far as the National Escort, he was fantastic, helpful, funny and always willing to help and please. He always made sure the group was happy and ok. Well done Gary, you made our tour even better, your knowledge was unbelievable. Also the services provided at each flight and airport transfers was excellent, it was all well organised, which puts less pressure on the traveller. So well done Wendy Wu Tours. I have no doubt in recommending a Wendy Wu tour to anyone.

Thank you Wendy Wu Tours and thank you Gary for making our holiday a happy and memorable one. Hope to do more Wendy Wu Tours trips in the future.

Mr and Mrs R Malarbi
Victoria
Travelled on: Glories of China

Dates & Prices

From $3,970 per person

14 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth with China Southern Airlines

*Perth Passengers may require one night post-tour accommodation in Beijing at an additional cost.

From Price Includes Tour cost $3,602 China Southern Airlines Fuel Surcharge $300 & Tipping $68 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $4,189 per person

14 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide with Cathay Pacific Airways

*Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost.

From Price Includes Tour cost $4,027 Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $94 & Tipping $68 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $620 Single Hotel Room Option
From $2,688 Land Only including Tipping
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Important Notes:

China Southern Airlines - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $368. Please note the Tipping amount of USD63 (AUD68) is payable on arrival in China.

Cathay Pacific Airways - Above prices include Fuel surcharges and tipping of $162. Please note the Tipping amount of USD63 (AUD68) is payable on arrival in China.

Though status is regularly updated, availability above is indicative only, not live and hence does not guarantee that space is available on your selected tour when you or your agent calls Wendy Wu Tours to book. Booking early is the only way to ensure availability of your selected departure date.

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