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Classic China

Days 1-2 : Fly to Shanghai

Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the Paris of the East.

Day 3 : Discover Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum. We walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style Shikumen buildings. Join a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River and in the evening enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Days 4-5 : Great Wall of China

Fly to Beijing, China’s capital city and tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck. The next day, walk on the Great Wall, visit the unique Temple of Heaven and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobat show.

Day 6 : Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which has the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Board the overnight train to Xian, the ancient former capital.

Days 7-8 : Terracotta Warriors

Arrive in Xian in the morning. Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the renowned Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. We also stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. In the evening, sample a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. The next day, visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors and walk along the Ancient City Wall.

Day 9 : Fly to Wuhan

Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

Days 10-12 : Yangtze River Cruise

Tour the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, we will take a side-trip to the striking Goddess Stream or visit the Lesser Three Gorges and enjoy various other shore excursions along the way.

Day 13 : Fly to Guilin

Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo before flying to the beautiful city of Guilin.

Day 14 : Li River Cruise

Cruise the stunning Li River and observe the tranquil fishing scenes, picturesque villages and lush green rice paddies. The river is set against a backdrop of beautiful limestone hills that tower above, creating an awe inspiring landscape. Later, return to Guilin.

Days 15-16 : Kunming & Stone Forest

Visit the colourful stalagmites and stalactites of Reed Flute Caves and explore Mount Diecai. Fly to Kunming, also known as the City of Eternal Spring and sample the famous Across the Bridge Noodles. The next day, explore the picturesque Stone Forest.

Day 17 : Fly to Lijiang

Fly to Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and wander through the quaint cobbled streets and meandering canals of the Old Quarter. We also visit Black Dragon Pool.

Day 18 : Tiger Leaping Gorge

Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the most dramatic and deepest gorges in the world and take in the surrounding breathtaking scenery.

Day 19 : Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Visit the impressive Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which soars to a height of 5,500m. We will take a chairlift to explore one of the highest meadows and enjoy the amazing scenery before flying back to Kunming.

Days 20-21 : Fly Kunming to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

Tour includes:

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

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Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Tours is the leading independent specialist tour operator to China in the UK. They offer an extensive range of tour itineraries to enable you to visit famous tourist attractions such as the Great Wall, the Yangtze River or the Terracotta Warriors in China, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Taj Mahal in India.

Many of their tours also take you off the beaten track, to emerald lakes and traditional villages, allowing you to enjoy the authentic China experience. Other unforgettable excursions include a rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional Hutongs, attending a Buddhist ceremony or cruising on a traditional junk boat. They also offer the opportunity to explore a bustling city like Hong Kong or Dubai en-route for a few nights.

Our Opinion
Wendy Wu Tours allow you to not only visit famous attractions but really discover the country’s culture, natural beauty and hidden treasures. Coupled with their affordable, all-inclusive style pricing, it’s no surprise that the company is growing from strength to strength and winning multiple industry awards along the way!

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