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Wendy Wu China Explorer

Wendy Wu China Explorer

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Head on an atmospheric adventure on the China Explorer where you will spend 15 days enjoying the charming sights of China. See the iconic Great Wall, taste the local cuisine in Shanghai and enjoy a cruise along the Yangtze River.

– Hike the Great Wall of China
– Cycle the Ancient city walls of Xian
– Get up close to the Giant Pandas
– Relax with a cruise down the Yangtze River
– Discover vibrant Shanghai

Days 1 – 2: Fly to 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.

Day 3: Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
Stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Continue to the idyllic Summer Palace and explore the magnificent grounds, before taking a short hike up Longevity Hill to enjoy panoramic views.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 4: Beijing’s Hutongs
Visit the Temple of Heaven early this morning before visiting Yangdaixiejie where you have some free time to explore the hutongs. Enjoy lunch here before travelling to the Simatai section of the Great Wall. Ride up by cable car to see the sunset.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 5:Hike the Great Wall
Rise early to catch an unforgettable sunrise over the Great Wall.  Your trek will last approximately four hours as the wall takes you through dramatic landscapes and rugged terrain. Later, head back to Beijing, where you’ll have free time.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 6: Explore Xi’an
Fly to Xian and enjoy a walking tour of the Muslim Quarter. Enjoy an evening at leisure or join an optional fountain and light show.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner0

Day 7: Terracotta Warriors
Gaze over the ranks of warriors and horses, each one unique, whilst your guide introduces you to these life-like soldiers’ fascinating story. Visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition. Return to Xi’an for a gentle cycle ride on the city walls before an evening at leisure.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 8: Pingle Ancient Town
Take the bullet train to Chengdu and drive to Pingle Ancient Town. Dating back to the Han Dynasty, Pingle was a stopping point on the Tea Horse Road. Walk through the streets before walking through Jinji’s dense bamboo forest, crossing the Suspended Rope Bridge.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 9: Dujiangyan Panda Base
Drive to Dujiangyan and visit the panda conservation centre. Later, ascend Mount Qingcheng, the most sacred Taoist mountain in China. Take a stroll among the surroundings of Yuecheng Lake before returning to Chengdu
(Lunch and dinner)

Day 10: Ancient Ciqikou
Drive to Chongqing. Visit the charming old town of Ciqikou – there’s time to wander the cobbled alleyways and learn about its colourful history., Later board your Yangtze Cruise vessel, home for the next three nights.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 11 – 12: Yangtze River Cruise
During your Yangtze cruise, nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next two days prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another. Take fascinating side trips for excursions.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 13: Three Gorges Dam
Visit the Three Gorges Dam, then fly to Shanghai. On arrival, the evening is at leisure to begin exploring this neon wonder.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 14: Shanghainese Shanghai
Wake up to the buzz of Shanghai, and take a walking tour  before enjoying breakfast as the locals do – sample pancakes, fried bread sticks and tofu. Visit the Yu Gardens, the Old Town and the Silk Museum before taking an evening stroll along the Bund and a farewell dinner of authentic Shanghainese cuisine. Your final farewell to China will be a cruise down the Huangpu River, serenaded by the neon lights of Pudong.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 15: Fly Shanghai to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
(Breakfast)

Shanghai Breakfast Tour
Take an early morning tour of the city before enjoying traditional pancakes for breakfast.

Cross Jinji’s suspended rope bridge
Cross a suspended bridge over a dense bamboo forest

Great Wall by Cable Car at night
Soar over the magnificent Great Wall and watch the illuminations

 

– Return international flights
– All Accommodation
– Selected meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 8 dinners
– All transportation & transfers
– All sightseeing & entrance fees
– English speaking National Escort & local guides
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

Go Beyond

Venture off the beaten track to explore fascinating destinations away from the tourist trail. You will discover the local culture in depth and see sights rarely witnessed by other travellers. These tours take you away from the comforts of home but will reward you with the experience of a lifetime.

Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by both a National Escort and local guides. There will usually be no more than 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.

This tour has a physical rating of 3. A good level of fitness is required as you need to be comfortable walking for 2-3 hours and covering longer distances. Other activities such as cycling will be at a gentle pace and will involve straightforward terrain.

If you want to explore more of China or simply want more time in your destination, then you can add an extension or stop over.*

Choose from the following Extensions and Stopovers
Macao Special (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Glimpses (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong in Focus (Hong Kong)
Macau (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong and Macau (Hong Kong)
Kunming & Lijiang (Kunming)
Nine Villages Valley (Chengdu)
Zhangjiajie (Zhangjiajie)
Chongqing, Dazu and Wulong (Chongqing)
Guilin and Yangshou (Guilin)
Mount Huang (Shanghai)
Lhasa (Lhasa)
Chengdu (Chengdu)
Beijing and Xi’an (Beijing)
Suzhou and Hangzhou (Shanghai)
Shanghai (Shanghai)
Guilin (Guilin)

*Available extensions and stopovers depend on your chosen airline

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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