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Wendy Wu China in Style

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Indulge in China’s most spectacular sights on a luxury itinerary that includes a cruise on the mighty Yangtze River, the awe-inspiring Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and Chengdu’s gorgeous Giant Pandas.

Your visit to the exceptional Terracotta Warriors is made all the more unforgettable by a meeting with one of the farmers who discovered this archaeological wonder in 1974.

Try your hand at the long-practiced art of calligraphy, and in the tranquil surroundings of the Temple of Heaven Park, a Tai Chi master will give you a private tuition of the basic steps of this graceful martial art.

  • Cruise the Yangtze River in Luxury
  • Meet a Terracotta Warriors expert
  • Talk about pandas with an expert
  • Sip champagne on the Great Wall
  • Visit the water town of Zhujiajiao
  • Ascend Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai
  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners
  • UK airport chauffeur transfers
  • International flights and taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • 5 Star luxury accommodation
  • 5 Star cruise on the Yangtze River
  • Porterage to and from hotel rooms
  • Mid-tour laundry service
  • 2 bottles of water per day
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders

Days 1-2: Fly overnight to Beijing

Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Beijing. On arrival, you will be accompanied to the hotel by one of our experienced guides.

Day 3: Explore Imperial Beijing

Begin the day like many locals with gentle exercise, as you partake in a private Tai Chi lesson with a master in the Temple of Heaven Park. Cross vast Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City and enter the intimate Treasure Hall, a glittering showcase of royal life. In the evening, dine on Peking duck and enjoy an optional kung fu show.

Day 4: Champagne on the Great Wall

Ride the cable car up the beautiful Mutianyu section, stopping at an ideal spot to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst admiring the views of the Wall as it snakes over craggy peaks. Return to Beijing via a jade factory, then take a leisurely stroll through the traditional hutongs where you will stop for a lesson in calligraphy with a learned scholar. Enjoy a free evening at lively Houhai Lake.

Day 5: Ancient City Walls

Fly to Xian. Walk on the 14th-century walls for an excellent overview of the city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an optional exuberant and colourful Tang Dynasty dance performance.

Day 6: The Terracotta Warriors

Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized warriors and horses in the company of an expert. We have also exclusively arranged for you to meet one of the farmers who stumbled upon them in 1974. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts and perhaps buy a souvenir to take home. With the evening at leisure, you may also wish to take an optional night tour of the city which includes the dazzling fountain display in front of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Day 7: Excavation Dig at Han Yang Ling

Head to Han Yang Ling Mausoleum which comprises of two large burial mounds and several smaller pits. Meet an archaeologist and take part in a simulated excavation. Next, board the bullet train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province and in the evening, enjoy a performance of the face changing show at the Sichuan Opera.

Day 8: Pandas with an expert

Visit Chengdu’s Panda Centre, where an expert will talk to you about the centre’s work and the pandas themselves as you observe these peaceful bears. Stroll through the vibrant People’s Park, one of the city’s social hubs. Visit Matchmaker’s Corner to see parents searching through reams of notices looking for worthy suitors for their sons and daughters before sipping tea in a traditional teahouse. This evening, sit down to the quintessential Sichuanese dining experience – hot pot.

Day 9: Board your cruise

Transfer to Chongqing and make a relaxed exploration of Ciqikou, a historic district full of traditional architecture with time for your own leisurely lunch. Board your five star Century Legend cruise ship.

Day 10: Captain’s Welcome

The Yangtze has played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China – this voyage is the perfect way to get an insight into its importance. The first excursion will be to Shibaozhai, a hilltop pagoda. This evening the captain will host a welcome reception before a lavish dinner is served.

Day 11: Dramatic Yangtze Gorges

Prepare for breathtaking vistas as you sweep through the Wu and Qutang gorges before sailing along the scenic Shennong Stream on a sampan to explore further.

Day 12: Three Gorges Dam Project

The Three Gorges Dam is a massive feat of engineering that saw the century-old dreams of Chinese luminaries come to fruition. It is difficult not to be awestruck as you stand on the viewing platform. Next, travel to Yichang and then fly to Shanghai.

Day 13: Zhujiajiao Water Town

Travel to the 1,700-year-old water town of Zhujiajiao which boasts old stone bridges, wood-panelled houses and numerous atmospheric waterways once used to transport goods. Return to Shanghai and enjoy an optional acrobat show or a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Day 14: Stylish Shanghai

Visit the old town, Yu Garden, colonial Bund, a silk factory and Shanghai Museum. Enjoy a farewell dinner then end the tour with a cocktail at Cloud 9 in Jin Mao Tower, with views of the Pudong skyline.

Day 15: Fly Shanghai to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. On arrival you will be transported home by chauffeured transfer.

Classic

These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of Japan on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated  and  professional  National  Escorts  and  local  guides,  whose  unparalleled  knowledge  will  turn  your holiday into an unforgettable experience.

This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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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