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Grand Yangtze Cruise

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Grand Yangtze Cruise

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 also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style Shikumen buildings. In the evening, take a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River.

Day 4 : Yangtze River Cruise

Board the five-star Victoria Cruises Yangtze ship and spend eight nights sailing to Chongqing. The itinerary below is subject to change at the discretion of the cruise company.

Day 5 : Nanjing

A half day shore excursion to the ancient capital of Nanjing to visit the Dr Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum and the memorial to Nanjing’s Second World War victims.

Day 6 : Mt Jiuhua

Visit one the of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism known for it’s beautiful rigeds and peaks, winding paths, fountains, pine trees, waterfalls, streams and temples. Return to the cruise ship in the evening.(B,L,D)

Day 7 : Wuhan

We enjoy a shore excursion of Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province and visit the Hubei Provincial Museum.

Day 8 : Cruising the Yangtze

Spend the day relaxing on-board the ship as we continue cruising upstream towards Yichang.

Day 9 : Three Gorges Dam

We sail through the Gezhou Dam near Yichang and then visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world. We then sail through the Xiling Gorge before entering the Three Gorges Dam ship locks.

Day 10 : Wu Gorge & Qutang Gorge

We enter the Wu Gorge and then sail through the Qutang Gorge before taking an excursion to the Daning River Small Gorges.

Day 11 : Fengdu Ghost City

Join a shore excursion to the ‘Ghost City’ of Fengdu with its captivating temples. Fengdu is also known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.

Day 12 : Drive to Chengdu

Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.

Day 13 : Giant Pandas, fly to Xian

Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat before flying to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 14 : Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors, and walk along the Ancient City Walls.

Day 15 : Explore Xian, fly to Beijing

Stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food market. Later, flfly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

Day 16 : Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Also enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.

Day 17 : Great Wall of China

Walk on the Great Wall and tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Day 18 : Fly Beijing to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or 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 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.

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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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