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Majestic Yangtze Deluxe

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Majestic Yangtze Deluxe

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, which houses over 120,000 pieces of bronze, coins, jade, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture. In the evening dine at the Shun Feng restaurant, Wendy’s personal favourite (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Fly to Yichang

Fly to Yichang and board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel. (B,L)

Days 5-7 : 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 Shennong Stream in a peapod boat or visit the Lesser Three Gorges. We also enjoy various shore excursions along the way, including the Ghost City of Fengdu with its captivating temples and statues. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : 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. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Panda Conservation Centre

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 banquet at the famous De Fa Chang Restaurant followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Terracotta Warriors

Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Walls. (B,L)

Day 11 : Explore Xian

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. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city and enjoy dinner at the popular Rose Town Restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 12 : Forbidden City

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and houses over 8,000 rooms. Also visit the unique Temple of Heaven where locals exercise, dance and play cards. Finish the day with a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong area of Beijing where we can stop for tea with a local family. (B,L)

Day 13 : Great Wall of China

Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of history whilst admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China’s most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace. This evening we go to Quanjude Restaurant, the best place in the city to sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck. (B,L,D)

Day 14 : Fly Beijing to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

Tour includes:

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
meals as stated
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK and 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.

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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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