Wonders of China

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China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made. This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River.

This itinerary encompasses the best of China’s natural and man-made wonders, from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze river. You will take a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights, both ancient and modern, experiencing everything that the fast-paced bustling cities and the relaxing rural countryside have to offer.

Highlights
  • Wander along the incredible Great Wall of China.
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors.
  • Enjoy four nights on the Yangtze for a glimpse of China past and present.
  • Get up close and personal with the Pandas of Chongqing.
  • Absorb the rural serenity of the Li River and Yangshuo.
  • Marvel at the city of Shanghai on a Huangpu River Cruise.
Destinations
  • Yangtze
  • Far East
  • China
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • River Cruise
  • Scenic
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • Flowers and Gardens
  • History

Location: London, Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China's historical capital. 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: Beijing

This morning, head to Beijing's symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the warren-like hutongs and learn more about living in this traditional area. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practise Tai Chi, dance or play cards. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck.

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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 wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. You will then have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you have the opportunity to buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace and admire the traditional Chinese landscapes and exquisite architecture. This evening, enjoy an optional kung fu show.

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Location: Xi'an

Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. Take a walking tour of the narrow and winding streets of the lively Muslim Quarter and gain an insight into the city's fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road. In the evening, enjoy a dumpling feast and Tang Dynasty dancing show.

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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. Also visit the workshop to see where the warriors are intricately recreated in the style of their ancient counterparts and stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

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Location: Yichang, Yangtze River

Fly to Yichang and then travel by road to Maoping Dock to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

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Location: Three Gorges Dam

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. Over the next three days prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy various shore excursions.

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Location: Chongqing, Guilin

Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House in Chongqing. Later, board the bullet train to Guilin.

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Location: Yangshuo County

Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming town of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen.

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Location: Yangshuo County, Guilin

Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before returning to Guilin by road. Explore the impressive Reed Flute Cave and visit the South China Pearl Factory before stopping for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River to meet a cormorant fisherman.

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Location: Shanghai

Take a walk around the picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas and then fly to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

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Location: Shanghai

Visit the charming Yu Garden, the old town and a silk factory and admire the colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. This evening, enjoy some tasty traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

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Location: London

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

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Included
  • Country Entry Visas
  • International Travel
  • Accommodation
    -14 nights in 4 star
  • Fully Inclusive
    -Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Cruise
    -Yangtze River Cruise, Li River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 13, Dinners: 14
  • Fully Guided
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Local Taxes

Not Included
  • Drinks with Meals
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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5* Great service
Said it already. Great service but the trip was really made by our amazing guide, Jason.
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Date: 20-Nov-2018

5* Amazing Holiday
The Wonders of China was an amazing holiday. In 16 days you see so many areas and aspects of life in China. The tour is 'full on'. Some days you leave the hotel at 8.30am and don't get back until after 10pm and there is lots of walking involved. However, don't let that put you off, you would never see so much if you did 'normal' days. You will do everything on the itinerary and more.
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Date: 14-May-2019

5* would award 10 stars if I could!!
Excellent in every respect. Would award 10 stars if I could!!
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Date: 28-Nov-2019

5* A perfect choice for first trip to China
Good organisation and trip well planned. Fitted in a great number of diverse experiences. It was a perfect choice for first trip to China. Thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end
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Date: 19-Nov-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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This tour is operated by Wendy Wu

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Start:UK
Finish: UK
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 16-70+
Accommodation:3* plus - 4* accommodation
Physical rating:Low, Relaxed pace tour. Reasonable level of fitness required. Time spent on your feet rather than covering long distances.
Meals:14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches & 14 Dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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