Wendy Wu Majestic Yangtze 2020 Earlybird Tours
14 days fully inclusive tour from $4,380pp
SAVE UP TO $600pp - BOOK BY 27 SEPTEMBER
Shanghai - Yangtze River - Chengdu - Xian - Beijing
Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, plus the Giant Pandas of Chengdu.
Cruise this impressive river and see the man made marvel of the Three Gorges Dam
See these lovable creatures in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat
Come face to face with Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Terracotta Warriors
The Great Wall
Walk along the awe-inspiring modern wonder that is China's most famous attraction
Our Majestic Yangtze itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI
Fly to Shanghai. On arrival on day one you will be met at the airport by your Local Guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer approximately one hour to your hotel to check in. A tour introduction will be held in the hotel either this evening or the next. Food and drinks will not be served at this meeting, it is simply an opportunity for your group to meet and learn more about travelling in China. The rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI
Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Explore the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum and admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. You will also visit the fascinating Silk Museum. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city including three to four hours on foot. In the evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic river cruise. Dine on a delicious Shanghainese meal in the evening.
DAY 3: FLY TO WUHAN
Visit the financial district of Pudong, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Wuhan. Your flight is approximately two hours, and you will then transfer a further six to seven hours from Wuhan airport to the docks, ocated near the Three Gorges Dam. Board the ship and check in to your cabin for the next four nights.
DAY 4: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Disembarking the ship, drive approximately 20 minutes (the coach is not permitted to stop for photos) to the viewing area above the ship locks where you will be able to truly appreciate the scale of this hydroelectric project. There is also a small museum here and a lookout point. The sightseeing will involve around one hour on foot. You will then continue upstream on your ship.
DAY 5: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Prepare for breath-taking vistas as the ship passes through Wu and Qutang gorges. Switching to smaller vessels, take a relaxing trip on the Goddess Stream cruising through the beautiful and narrow gorges for approximately 15km. Many protected species make the stunning peaks their home, including monkeys, mountain goats, deer and wild boar.
DAY 6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
Today visit the Shibaozhai Temple, an 18th century architectural marvel. This small temple was built at the top of a nine-storey pavilion clinging to the sheer south bank near Qutang Gorge. Disembark from the ship to the dock close to the pavilion’s entrance. Sightseeing here involves climbing the nine storeys inside the building. You will be off the ship for two hours.
DAY 7: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE – CHENGDU
Check out of your cabin this morning and disembark in Chongqing. Take a tour around Ciqikou, a centre of cobbled streets and porcelain wares. Next, transfer approximately five hours to Chengdu. You will visit the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum and enjoy a Sichuan meal in the evening.
DAY 8: CHENGDU TO XIAN
Today we will visit China’s most famous resident, the Giant Panda. Visit the Panda Conservation Centre where you can learn about China’s celebrated bear. See these lovable creatures in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to see the feeding of the younger pandas, as this only happens at the start and end of each day. Later, board your bullet train to Xian, a journey of approximately three hours. This evening, dine on delicious Shui Jiao dumplings and watch a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
DAY 9: XIAN - TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the lifesized Terracotta Warriors. The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is located approximately a one hour drive outside of Xian. From the bus park to the museum entrance is a 15-minute walk. There are electric carts offered by private vendors which can be organised at your own cost. There is no electric cart available for the return from the museum exit to the bus park. Within the museum area the warriors can be seen in three different ‘pits’, which are active archaeological digs. The site is large and will take about two and a half hours to explore. After this, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition centre to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. The local guide will give you time to explore the ancient city walls at your own pace. There are options here to hire a bicycle or an electric cart to drive along the length of the wall. These are offered by private vendors and can be organised at your own expense.
DAY 10: EXPLORE XIAN & FLY TO BEIJING
This morning, visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda, which involves approximately one and a half hours on foot. Afterwards, browse through the exotic Muslim Quarter, before transferring to the airport for your two hour flight to Beijing. On arrival, drive one hour to your hotel to check in.
DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING
Walk through Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Sightseeing here will involve approximately three to four hours on foot. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven for about one hour where you can watch, or take part in, an outdoor dance class. Tonight, watch a thrilling Chinese acrobatic show.
DAY 12: GREAT WALL
You will rise early this morning to avoid the crowds and drive approximately two hours northwest of the city to the Juyongguan Pass to take a walk on the Great Wall of China, appreciating the wall itself and the dramatic scenery. Your visit involves walking from the bus to the first section. Once your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall’s unique history you will have approximately two hours of free time to explore at your own pace. Later, visit the Jade Museum, before strolling through the Summer Palace. This evening, dine on Peking duck, a favourite of the Chinese emperors.
DAYS 13-14: BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA
Any time before your flight is at leisure. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight. Arriving home the same or following day.
• Return international flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
• All accommodation
• All meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners)
• All transportation and transfers
• All touring with guides
• Sightseeing and entrance fees
• English-speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers)
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders
Personal expenditures e.g. drinks, optional excursions or shows, insurance of any kind, customary tipping, early check in or late checkout and other items not specified on the itinerary are at your own expense.
All tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
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Terms and Conditions
- Valid for sale until 27 Sep 2019 unless sold out prior
- Valid for travel on selected flight inclusive 2020 group tours from selected Australian cities
- Prices are twin share
- Single supplements apply
- Valid for new bookings only
- Advertised prices include savings
- Savings based on availability of special economy class fare and specific airfare class
- Surcharges apply once seats are sold out
- Prices and taxes correct as at 01 JUL 19
- Non-refundable deposit of $1,500pp due within 5 days of booking
- Full payment required immediately for departures within 75 days
- Not valid in conjunction with any other offer
- For imminent departures, urgent visa fees may apply, or visas sourced independently
- Airline fuel surcharge (where applicable) included, subject to change
- All services are subject to availability
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