Yangtze Splendor Deluxe
|Great Wall of China||Yangtze River Cruise||Beautiful Scenery||Temples & Palaces||UNESCO World Heritage||Cultural Show||Shopping|
15 days from $ 3714
Admire some of the most spectacular scenery that China has to offer. Enjoy an eight night cruise along the Yangtze River exploring the ancient capital Nanjing, the breathtaking Mt. Huang, legendary Wuhan, the ghost city Fengdu and more!
Days 1-2 : US – Shanghai
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Shanghai for a two night stay. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Shanghai is a city of history, style and vibrancy, which was a major administrative, shipping and trading town for centuries. Today, Shanghai is the perfect example of the booming economy of mainland China.
Day 3 : Shanghai
Tour the exciting city of Shanghai, starting with a visit to the Yu Gardens and the Old Town. You will view the antiques and fine arts at the Shanghai Museum, stroll along the Bund and explore Tianzhifang, a famous art district. This evening, enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River and dine at the Meilongzhen Restaurant, a favorite of locals and Shanghai’s elite. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : Shanghai - Embark Yangtze River Cruise
Visit the Pudong area and discover this soaring skyline along the eastern bank of the Huangpu River. The skyline is made up of world famous architecture including the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center Tower. This afternoon, board your Victoria Cruises vessel where you will spend the next eight nights on board cruising to Chongqing on one of the Yangtze River’s deluxe ships, the Victoria Sophia. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : Nanjing
Enjoy a full-day shore excursion to the ancient capital of Nanjing which lies on the southern bank of the Yangtze River. It has a long and colorful cultural heritage dating back to the Wu, Yue and Chu Kingdoms. Walk the grand steps of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum, the father of modern China. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : Mt. Huang
Travel to the base of Mt. Huang (Yellow Mountain), one of China’s most famous mountains. Over the years it has greatly influenced traditional Chinese landscape paintings. Take a cable car to the summit and explore the area, taking in the spectacular rock formations and thousand-year-old pine trees. (B,L,D)
Day 7-8 : Wuhan - Cruising
Continue cruising to Wuhan, which spans both banks of the Yangtze. You will visit the Guqin Terrace built in honor of the legend of friendship of Yu Boya, an expert heptacord player, and his friend Zhong Ziqi, a woodcutter. Surrounded by water on three sides, the terrace is set among beautiful scenery and is a poignant tribute to life-long friendship. (B,L,D) Tomorrow will be a relaxing day on board the ship as you continue cruising upstream. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : Yichang
The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric project and it has changed the landscape along the shores of the Yangtze River. You will have the opportunity to visit the Three Gorges Dam site to see this engineering wonder before cruising along the most scenic section of the Yangtze, the Three Gorges. As you enter the Three Gorges, you will leave the modern world behind and become captivated by the picturesque landscape reminiscent of traditional Chinese paintings and folk tales. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : Daning River Small Gorges
Explore the splendid landscapes up close as you board a small boat and cruise along a small tributary of the Yangtze, passing local villages, mysterious caves, monkeys and emerald waters. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : Fengdu
Early this morning you will explore Fengdu, a truly fascinating ancient ‘Ghost City’ which gained its reputation during the Eastern Han Dynasty. You will see images of demons representing the Chinese people’s imaginings of Hell. (B,L,D)
Days 12 : Chongqing to Beijing
Disembark your cruise in Chongqing and visit the Giant Pandas at Chongqing Zoo. It is impossible not to smile while watching these treasured animals frolic and feed on fresh bamboo. In the afternoon, fly to Beijing for a three night stay. This evening, enjoy dinner at Rose Town Restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 13 : Beijing
Your guide will lead you through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, to enter the treasure filled Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace. On to the unique 15th-century Temple of Heaven. The grounds of the temple are popular with locals undertaking daily exercise, playing cards, music or dancing. This evening enjoy an acrobatic performance. (B,L)
Day 14 : Beijing
It is a lifetime dream of many to visit the Great Wall of China and you will have the opportunity to walk on this magnificent man made structure. This afternoon, wander through the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace which stretches for close to 2 miles. This evening, you will dine on the famous dish of Beijing, Peking Duck at Quanjude Restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 15 : Beijing to US
This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your onward flight. (B)
Hong Kong Extension - 4D/3N
This itinerary can easily be added after most of our China tours.
Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
You will be met at Hong Kong Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Hong Kong
Enjoy a half day island tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and an optional sampan ride (paid locally). The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Day 3: Hong Kong
A free day to enjoy the delights of this vibrant city as you wish. (B)
Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
Transfer to Hong Kong Airport. (B)
Price is per person based on:
3* accommodations from $390pp
4* accommodations from $490pp
5* accommodations from $690pp
Price from $ 390.00pp
Other Supplement from:
Tour departs any day subject to availability
Single supplement from $260pp
Sole passenger price from $650pp
Includes accommodation,local transportation and touring
by motorcoach, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
Excludes flights, departure taxes, visas and tipping
Price is subject to seasonal variation
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.