Glories of China
|Great Wall of China||Terracotta Warriors||Li River Cruise||Beautiful Scenery||Temples & Palaces||UNESCO World Heritage||Cultural Show||Shopping|
Discover China’s beautiful south along with the historical and cultural must see attractions
14 days from $ 3590
The striking landscape along the Li River is the defining highlight of this popular itinerary, overnighting in the small town of Yangshuo surrounded by rice fields and limestone hills. Add the histories of Beijing and Xian along with cosmopolitan Shanghai and you have the best that China can offer.
The Glories of China group tour has guaranteed departures subject to a minimum of 2 passengers traveling.
Included in the price
Fully Inclusive Price Features
• International flights, current taxes and fuel surcharges. Based on New York and Los Angeles departures. All US and Canada gateways available. Supplements may apply.
• Domestic airfare and ground transportation
• Group airport transfers
• Three meals per day
• Sightseeing and entrance fees
• National Escort throughout with Local Insider Guides in each destination
• Visa fees for US and Canadian passport holders
Day 1 : Depart the US
Depart on your overnight flight from the US to cosmopolitan Shanghai, China.
Day 2 : Arrive Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, the staff of Wendy Wu meets and transfers you to your hotel where your ‘Glories of China’ group joins together to start your incredible China vacation.
Day 3 : Shanghai
Sightseeing today includes 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 enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.
Day 4 : Shanghai
Today the tour group visits the beautiful Yu Gardens, the Old Town and then cross the great Nanpu Bridge to explore the modern Pudong area. This afternoon, we explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s- style shikumen buildings. In the evening, take a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face.
Days 5 : Shanghai to Guilin
Fly to the beautiful city of Guilin. This afternoon we visit Seven Star Cave and the adjacent park, home to an adorable panda bear.
Day 6 : Guilin to Yangshuo
Cruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and witness the breathtaking landscape of spectacular limestone hills, tranquil fishing scenes and picturesque villages. Explore this small Chinese mountain town, stroll the colorful markets and people watch at an outdoor café.
Day 7 : Yangshuo
This morning we discover the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo with its pretty hills and local farms. This afternoon is for you to explore local China at your leisure. The group meets again this evening for a display of traditional Chinese cormorant fishing.
Day 8 : Yangshuo to Xian
Drive to Guilin Airport for your flight to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Chinese Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 9 : Xian
Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created 2,000 years ago to accompany Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Wall, one of the best preserved sections in China.
Day 10 : Xian to Beijing
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 before flying to Beijing, China’s capital city.
Day 11 : Beijing
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, housing over 8,000 rooms.
Day 12 : Beijing
Walk on the Great Wall of China to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance while 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 visit the unique Temple of Heaven and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.
Day 13 : Beijing
Experience a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong district, showing you an older side of this intriguing city. Tour the exquisite Summer Palace, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design. Our evening meal includes the local Chinese delicacy, Peking Duck.
Day 14 : Beijing to the US
Take your homebound flight to the United States, arriving later the same day or the following morning depending on flight schedules.
Dates and Prices
This document is designed to be read in conjunction with the other pre-departure information provided by Wendy Wu Tours including the tour itinerary as described in our brochure and/or website. It aims to provide a straightforward description of the physical activities involved in sightseeing or travelling during the tour.
If there are any particular challenges, from the length of time spent on your feet, the length of drives and flights, to the standard of remote accommodation for our more adventurous tours; they will be explained here.
All passengers must read this document to ensure the itinerary is suitable for their interests and physical capabilities. This is not your final itinerary and therefore does not mention all the sites visited. The order of sightseeing is subject to change.
|Glories of China 2014 - USA|