|Great Wall of China||Terracotta Warriors||Pandas||Yangtze River Cruise||Beautiful Scenery||Temples & Palaces||UNESCO World Heritage||Cultural Show||Shopping|
Discover the incredible gorges, mountain villages and breathtaking scenery along the Yangtze River.
14 days from $ 4190
Experience modern day China in the vibrant city of Shanghai and see the famous Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Visit historical Xian and discover China’s capital city Beijing, known for opulent palaces & temples.
The Majestic Yangtze 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 from the US to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai on an overnight flight to China.
Day 2 : Arrive Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai, Wendy Wu staff meets and transfers you to your hotel where your ‘Majestic Yangtze’ group tour joins up and your incredible Chinese vacation begins.
Day 3 : 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. Enjoy a 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, we cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face, and enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.
Day 4 : Shanghai to Yichang – Yangtze River Cruise Embarkation
With your group, visit the modern Pudong area with its 21st century buildings before you fly to Yichang and board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.
Day 5 : Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy a tour of the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the Three Gorges in China.
Day 6 : Yangtze River Cruise
Take an excursion through the Goddess Stream, also known as ‘Shennv Xi’ in Chinese before entering the Wu Gorge, taking in forest covered mountains and cliffs. Continue on through the Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge in China.
Day 7 : Yangtze River Cruise
Today we take a shore excursion to Fengdu, the Ghost City. Walk through the town, observing statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill, or the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising water levels, brought about by the Three Gorges Dam.
Day 8 : Disembark Cruise – Chongqing to Chengdu
Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer to Chongqing where we visit the ancient village Ciqikou, dating back over 1700 years. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the steep, pedestrian street with tea houses, artist studios and embroidery workshops lining both sides located in old structures made of bamboo and timber. Here you have a glimpse of a way of life existing for centuries. We then travel to Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan Province as we enjoy a dinner of the region’s special spicy Chinese cuisine.
Day 9 : Chengdu
Visit the famous Panda Conservation Center to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. Then we fly 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 10 : Xian
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 Wall, one of the best preserved in China.
Day 11 : 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. Later today, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.
Day 12 : 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. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. This evening, attend a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show.
Day 13 : 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 where locals practice Tai Chi, dance and gather to socialize over a game of cards or Mahjong. Our evening meal includes the local Chinese delicacy, Peking Duck.
Day 14 : Beijing to US
Fly to the US, arriving home 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.
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