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The striking landscape along the Li River is the defining highlight of this popular itinerary. Stay overnight in the small town of Yangshuo surrounded by rice fields and limestone hills. Add the history of Beijing and Xian along with cosmopolitan Shanghai and you have the best that China can offer.
– Soak up the culture in vibrant Shanghai
– Take a cruise down the tranquil Li River
– Explore the peaceful Yangshuo countryside
– Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors
– Walk on the Great Wall of China
– Discover the imperial treasures of Beijing
Days 1-2: Fly to Shanghai
Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the Paris of the East.
Day 3: Huangpu River Cruise
Start your exploration of Shanghai with a visit to the classical Yu Garden, pass though the old town and visit a silk factory. Later on, view the city at night from the Huangpu river on a panoramic cruise.
Day 4: Explore Shanghai
Travel to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s water towns and exploring it’s charming sights. Afterwards, return to visit the Shanghai museum and take a stroll along the Bund, home to magnificent architecture.
Day 5: Fly to Guilin
Fly to the scenic city of Guilin. Visit the Seven Star Park which is not only home to two Giant Pandas but also has beautiful scenery to stroll through. The South China Pearl Museum covers the fascinating 1700 year history of pearling in the South China Sea with displays and demonstrations. There are also beautiful pieces available to buy.
Day 6: Li River Cruise
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming village of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen.
Day 7: Yangshuo
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of jewel-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before having an afternoon at leisure. There are many activities available including cycling, rafting, and walking though you may prefer to relax in the town. In the evening see the famous cormorant fishermen.
Day 8: Explore Gulin
Return to Guilin where you got enjoy a stroll around Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas. Later on, visit the South China Pearl Factory which showcases the history of pearling.
Day 9: Tang Dynasty Dancing
Fly to Xian and visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda before watching a lively performance of Tang Dynasty dancing
Day 10: Terracotta Warriors
Spend the morning viewing the awe-inspiring Terracotta army, followed by a visit to the workshop of the craftsman who create the warriors. Latter stroll on the 14th Century city walls that surround the old town
Day 11: Bullet train to Beijing
Board the bullet train to the capital. Enjoy a stroll around the hutongs and visit
Day 12: Great Wall of China
This morning is dedicated to Chinas most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander amongst traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. Later on, you’ll visit the Jade Museum.
Day 13: Temple of Heaven
Enjoy a fascinating rickshaw ride through the warren-like hutong’s and soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. This evening, relish Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking Duck.
Day 14: Fly Beijing to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
– Return international flights
– All Accommodation
– All meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
– All transportation & transfers
– All sightseeing & entrance fees
– English speaking National Escort & local guides
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
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.
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 29 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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)
Chongqing, Dazu and Wulong (Chongqing)
Guilin and Yangshou (Guilin)
Mount Huang (Shanghai)
Beijing and Xi’an (Beijing)
Suzhou and Hangzhou (Shanghai)
*Available extensions and stopovers depend on your chosen airline
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