Wonders of China
|Great Wall of China||Terracotta Warriors||Pandas||Yangtze River Cruise||Li River Cruise||Beautiful Scenery||Temples & Palaces||UNESCO World Heritage||Cultural Show||Shopping|
A tour designed to showcase China’s amazing sights, while allowing a glimpse of the local life.
16 days from $ 3290
Experience the variety of wonders that China has to offer, from the history of the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors to modern and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Take in the beauty of Guilin with a cruise on the Li River, the dramatic Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and the adorable Giant Pandas in Chongqing.
The Wonders of China tour has guaranteed departures subject to a minimum of 2 passengers traveling.
Included in the price
Fully Inclusive Price Features
• 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 China’s capital, Beijing on an overnight flight.
Day 2 : Arrive Beijing
Upon arrival in Shanghai, Wendy Wu staff will meet you and transfer you to your hotel where your ‘Wonders of China’ group will meet and your vacation to China begins.
Day 3 : Beijing
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which has the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. The tour group enjoys a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong areas and visits the unique Temple of Heaven. The evening meal includes the local Chinese delicacy, Peking Duck.
Day 4 : Beijing
Walk on the Great Wall of China to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance while admiring panoramic views. The Great Wall of China is the country’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, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. This evening, attend a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show.
Day 5 : Beijing to Xian
Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital and visit the Shaanxi Museum, which is home to thousands of priceless relics. This evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 6 : 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 and stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets.
Day 7 : Xian to Wuhan – Yangtze River Cruise Embarkation
Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.
Day 8 : 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
Day 9 : Yangtze River Cruise
Today's program may include shore excursions to Shennong Stream. From Badong you will sail through Wu Gorge, at a length of 24 miles, with cliffs so sheer the sun barely penetrates to the river below.
Day 10 : 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 11 : Disembark Cruise – Chongqing to Guilin
Disembark from your cruise vessel and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Fly to the beautiful city of Guilin.
Day 12 : 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 13 : Yangshuo, China
This morning our group discovers the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo with its pretty hills and local farms. The afternoon is at leisure. We meet again this evening for a display of traditional cormorant fishing.
Day 14 : Yangshuo to Shanghai
Explore the Reed Flute Caves, named for the clumps of slender reed once commonly found at the entrance to the caves. Drive to Guilin Airport for our flight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the Paris of the East. See the superb antiques and fine arts of the Shanghai Museum, wander around People’s Square and in the evening enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.
Day 15 : Shanghai
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens, the Old Town and a walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture. We also visit the modern Pudong area and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920’s style shikumen buildings. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face.
Day 16 : Shanghai to US
Your homebound flight arrives 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.
|Wonders of China 2014 - USA|