Discover The Wonders Of China

Featuring a Majestic Yangtze River Cruise

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LOW SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*

VISA FEES & ALL SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

HOTEL STAYS IN SHANGHAI, CHENGDU, XI'AN & BEIJING INCLUDED*

SAVE UP TO £1,200*


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Your Itinerary


13 NIGHTS Departing 22nd April, 13th May, 3rd June, 16th October & 4th November 2019

Other dates are available on request - Please call for details

 

Day 1  

Fly from London to Shanghai, China

Day 2

Shanghai, China 

Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your two night stay. Spend the rest of today at your leisure 

 

Day 3 

Shanghai, China

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. You will also visit a fascinating Silk Factory. In the evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic river cruise, followed by a delicious Shanghainese meal

Day 4

Shanghai, China

Visit the financial district of Pudong, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Wuhan. Upon arrival, transfer to Yichang, before embarking your ship for your four night Yangtze River cruise

Day 5

Cruising the Yangtze River

Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Disembark the ship and drive to the viewing area above the ship locks where you will be able to truly appreciate the scale of this hydroelectric project. There is also a small museum here and a lookout point. Return to the ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the three gorges

Day 6

Cruising the Yangtze River

Transfer to smaller vessels for a relaxing excursion through the Shennong Stream gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Later, as the cruise ship continues upstream, prepare for breathtaking vistas as you pass through Wu gorge and Qutang gorges. Wu gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and sheer cliffs, while Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest, and most dramatic gorge

Day 7

Cruising the Yangtze River

Today, visit the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, which has the largest image of the Jade Emperor in the world. Disembark from the ship to the dock and take a short bus transfer to the area. Depending on river conditions, you may visit the Shibaozhai Temple instead of the Jade Emperor Scenic Area near Fengdu

Day 8

Cruising the Yangtze River – Chengdu, China

Upon arrival, disembark in Chongqing for a tour around Ciqikou, a centre of cobbled streets and porcelain wares. Next, transfer to Chengdu where you will enjoy a Sichuanese meal in the evening. Transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay

Day 9

Chengdu – Xi’an, China

Today you will visit China’s most famous resident, the Giant Panda. Visit the Panda Conservation Centre where you can learn about China’s celebrated bear. See these lovable creatures in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Later, board the bullet train to Xi’an. This evening, dine on delicious Shui Jiao dumplings and watch a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. Enjoy a two night stay at a hotel in Xi’an

Day 10 

Xi’an, China

Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized Terracotta Warriors. One of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, this unearthed terracotta army is comprised of over 7,000 soldiers, horses and chariots. The army was built in life-size form by thousands of workers and designed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang to defend himself in the afterlife. After this, visit the Xi’an Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition centre to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xi’an’s old town

Day 11

Xi’an – Beijing, China

This morning, visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Afterwards, browse through the exotic Muslim Quarter, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to a hotel for your three night stay

Day 12

Beijing, China

Walk through Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven. Tonight, enjoy a thrilling Chinese acrobatic show

Day 13

Beijing, China – The Great Wall

Take a walk on the Great Wall of China, appreciating the wall itself and the dramatic scenery. Later, visit the Jade Factory, before strolling through the Summer Palace. This evening, dine on Peking duck, a favourite of the Chinese emperors

Day 14

Beijing, China

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request). Arrive in London either the same or following day


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What's included*


  • SAVE UP TO £1,200
  • 2ND PASSENGER FLIES FOR FREE
  • Hotel stays in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an and Beijing INCLUDED
  • Your visa fees INCLUDED worth £200
  • Four night Yangtze River cruise
  • All meals during your land tour and river cruise
  • All sightseeing excursions
  • English speaking escort and local guides
  • Return scheduled flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Low single supplement

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Terms and Conditions


Terms and conditions: booking conditions of Wendy Wu Tours and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Please note, flights may be indirect.Offer applies to new bookings only. Some ports may require a tender. Regional and Premium Class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Offer includes free return economy class flights from various UK airports including Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow, for one person when two passengers are travelling together on the same flights and tour. Solo travellers will receive a 50% discount off their economy flight. Valid for travel 21 Apr – 26 Jun and 21 Aug – 6 Dec 2019. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Airlines may vary, subject to availability. Flights may be indirect. Tipping is payable locally. Tours and itinerary stated are subject to change and local conditions. Ship may vary depending on departure date. Visa fees are included for UK passport holders only. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. If named hotel is unavailable a suitable alternative will be provided. Tours are subject to change. Tours and itinerary stated are subject to change due to local conditions. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.


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