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Majestic Yangtze

From $3,755 - 14 Days, fully inclusive from selected Australian cities

As the name suggests, this tour is designed for the first-time visitor to experience the majestic Yangtze River. Discover the incredible gorges, mountain villages and breathtaking scenery. Be fascinated by the Three Gorges Dam project; an amazing feat of engineering that needs to be seen to be believed.

Experience modern-day China in the vibrant city of Shanghai and see the beloved Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Visit historical Xian and discover China’s capital city Beijing, renowned for its opulent palaces and temples and sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

With a history dating back thousands of years, you will love all that you see of this fascinating country. From the quiet waters of the Yangtze River to the bustling city life, discover the many gems China has on offer.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly ­­­to Shanghai with Cathay Pacific Airways for a two night stay. Adelaide and Darwin passengers may depart one day earlier.

DAY 2: SHANGHAI

See the Shanghai Museum, Yu Gardens, the Old Town, a Silk Museum and stroll along the Bund. This evening cruise along the Huangpu River before feasting on sumptuous Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI TO YICHANG – YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Visit the Pudong district before flying to Yichang. Upon arrival board your Yangtze River cruise for the next four nights.

DAY 4: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Tour the Three Gorges Dam. This afternoon you will pass through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges.

DAY 5: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Cruise through Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty and forest-covered mountains. Continue through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge. Take a shore excursion along the Shennong Stream and transfer to a local longboat (sampan) steered by Tujia boatmen.

DAY 6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Explore Shibaozhai, a 12-storey pavilion.

DAY 7: CHONGQING TO CHENGDU

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing and visit the Old Town of Ciqikou. Travel to Chengdu and tour the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum. This evening enjoy delicious Sichuan cuisine.

DAY 8: CHENGDU TO XIAN

Visit the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, before flying to Xian. This evening feast on a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet, a specialty of the region, while watching a performance of music and dance dating back to the Tang Dynasty.

DAY 9: XIAN

Explore the life-sized Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Later, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition and walk along the ancient City Wall.

DAY 10: XIAN TO BEIJING

See the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Take a stroll through the Muslim Quarter and explore the Islamic food markets. Fly to Beijing.

DAY 11: BEIJING

Stroll through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, visit the treasure-filled Forbidden City and wander through the unique 15th-century Temple of Heaven. This evening, watch an exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 12: BEIJING

Walk along the Great Wall and admire the views. This afternoon, wander through the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace and visit a jade factory. This evening sample the 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

"The whole Wendy Wu travel experience was fantastic"
Reviewed:

Just want to say that the whole Wendy Wu travel experience was fantastic.

I cannot speak highly enough of Jason – he was just the best guide. Have never been on an organised tour before although I have travelled quite a lot. Definitely plan to do a Wendy Wu to Vietnam & Cambodia.

Please give Jason a pat on the back – he does the company proud!

Jan Henman
New South Wales
Travelled on: Majestic Yangtze
"Thank you for one of the most amazing touring holidays my husband and I have ever taken"
Reviewed:

Dear Wendy Wu,

I am writing to thank you for one of the most amazing touring holidays my husband and I have ever taken.

We returned from a fourteen day China tour yesterday. I have nothing but praise for the way the tour was conducted. Our National Guide was Hoffman and, in my opinion, he did the most fantastic job with a great sense of humour and much courtesy.

When we discovered that we had left some belongings behind at a hotel that we would not be returning to, Hoffman graciously took my husband, in a taxi, back to the hotel for him to retrieve our belongings. What was an embarrassing situation for us, Hoffman dealt with professionally and without any sense of recrimination towards us.

Thank you for a wonderfully arranged and professionally conducted tour of China. We are in our mid-sixties and early seventies and, although this tour involved a great deal of walking, both on the flat and in steps, the pace set was adequate for our level of fitness.

We have no hesitation in recommending Wendy Wu tours to anyone and will certainly do so to our friends. We are hoping to book for a tour to India with Wendy Wu and look forward to the same value for money as with our China trip.

Sheila Hoar
Queensland
Travelled on: Majestic Yangtze

Dates & Prices

From $3,755 per person

14 Days, fully inclusive Twin Share

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

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

From Price Includes Tour cost $3,577 Cathay Pacific Airways Fuel Surcharge $82 & Tipping $96 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in destination. See Booking Conditions)
From $480 Single Hotel Room Option
From $420 Single Cruise Cabin Option
From $2,818 Land Only including Tipping
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Important Notes:

Cathay Pacific Airways - Above prices include fuel surcharges and tipping of $178. Please note the Tipping amount of USD63, RMB150 (AUD96) is payable on arrival in China.

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