A China Experience

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This whistle-stop tour visits the highlights in China’s contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai and is the perfect introduction to China. Marvel at the Great Wall, before getting a glimpse of China’s fascinating past on the Ancient walls of Xian and exciting future in bustling Shanghai. Discover the imperial treasures of Beijing Explore the Great Wall of China Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors Wander Zhujiajiao Canal Town Soak up the atmosphere in vibrant Shanghai

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sparkling city of Shanghai on a Huangpu River Cruise.
  • Step back into China's dynastic past at the Imperial Forbidden City.
  • Wander along the incredible Great Wall of China.
  • Soak up the old world charms of the sleepy Water Town of Zhujiajiao.
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Survey Xian from its ancient city ramparts.
Destinations
  • Beijing
  • Zhujiajiao
  • Far East
  • China
Tour Types
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Religion-Spiritual
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: London, Shanghai

Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

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Location: Shanghai

Shanghai is China's great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today's explorations include the traditional Yu Garden, the Silk Factory and a stop in the old town. Also admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. This evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. Dinner tonight will be traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

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Location: Zhujiajiao

Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai's sleepy water towns, built on an old canal system once used to transport goods all over imperial China. The town's narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges. Return to Shanghai and visit the Shanghai Museum and explore People’s Square. End the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

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Location: Xi'an

Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. This afternoon, visit the fascinating Little Wild Goose Pagoda and spend time walking through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Here you will gain an insight into the city's fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road.

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Location: Xi'an

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and horses who stand in their original formations at the exact location they were excavated. Also visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century ancient city walls that enclose Xian's old town. Tonight, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings before a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

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Location: Beijing

Board the bullet train to Beijing, China's historic capital city. After dinner, there is an option to enjoy a kung fu show.

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Location: Beijing

Head to Beijing's symbolic heart and stroll across Tiananmen Square into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. Here, mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they spend their afternoon practising Tai Chi, dancing and playing cards. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the traditional hutongs, where the narrow alleys offer an authentic glimpse of old Beijing. Meet a local family and learn first-hand about hutong life.

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Location: Great Wall of China

This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Spend the afternoon strolling through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Today's sightseeing is the perfect way to build up your appetite for Beijing's most famous delicacy — Peking duck.

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Location: London

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

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Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Accommodation
    -8 nights in 4-star
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Fully Guided
  • Cruise
    -Huangpu River Cruise
  • Local Taxes
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 8, Lunches: 7, Dinners: 8
  • Entrance Fees
  • International Travel
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes
  • Fully Inclusive
    -Touring with Guides and entrance fees

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
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  • Drinks with Meals
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5* An excellent tour
An excellent tour. The best way of seeing a lot of China in a short space of time. This was all so well-organised. The attention to detail is quite superb. Tours like this are always as good as the guides and in this case both the national guide — Garry — and the 3 local guides were superb, helpful and very knowledgeable. It's a pretty full-on tour - there is lots to see, but it never feels rushed. We'd highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of going to China
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Date: 03-Dec-2019

5* Very informative trip
Very informative trip, showing 3 different aspects of China Each day was busy, the National guide was very attentive and knowledgable and the local guides were well-spoken, informative and very interesting to talk to and to listen to.
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Date: 03-Dec-2019

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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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Start:UK
Finish: UK
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 16-70+
Accommodation:3* plus - 4*
Physical rating:Low, Reasonable level of fitness required. A lot of time spent on your feet rather than covering long distances. Some step climbing.
Meals:8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 8 Dinners
Diets:Meat, Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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