China & Tibet Discovery

China & Tibet Discovery

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$6070

$5434

China & Tibet Discovery

16 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Beijing, ሀመር።, Great Wall of China, Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu, Yangtze River, Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, Shanghai

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

368

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low, Reasonable level of fitness required. A lot of time spent on your feet rather than covering long distances. Some step climbing.

Age range:

16-

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

From: $6070 $5434 including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$380 Exclusive Members Discount: -$256

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Journey to the roof of the world to uncover the mysteries of Tibet in the incredible city of Lhasa whilst enjoying the very best cultural, historical and natural treasures that China has to offer – from the Great Wall and Terracotta Army to the Yangtze River and the Giant Pandas.

This journey takes you to the roof of the world to uncover the mysteries of Tibet in the incredible city of Lhasa whilst enjoying the very best cultural, historical and natural treasures of China.

Highlights

  • Step back into China's dynastic past at the Imperial Forbidden City.

  • Explore the rooms of the colossal Potala Palace and discover Tibet's epic history.

  • Visit the world famous Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu.

  • Marvel at the sparkling city of Shanghai on a Huangpu River Cruise.

  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors.

  • Take a 3-night voyage on the mighty Yangtze for a glimpse of China past and present.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly Overnight To Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

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 1 - 2 : Fly Overnight To Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

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 : Imperial Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Beijing's symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. Here, mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practice Tai Chi, dance or play cards. Sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck before enjoying a Chinese acrobatic show.



Day 4 : The Great Wall

Location: Great Wall of China

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Visit a jade factory then spend the afternoon enjoying the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace, wandering through traditional Chinese gardens and seeing the exquisite architecture.

Day 5 : Tang Dynasty Dancing

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take the bullet train to Xian. Explore the streets of the Muslim Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Here, you will gain an insight into the city's fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road. In the evening, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and enjoy a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.



Day 6 : Terracotta Warriors

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and horses. Also visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Workshop to see where the warriors are intricately recreated in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll along the beautifully preserved 14th-century ancient city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

Day 7 : Mystical Lhasa

Location: Lhasa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to the city of Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibet. This afternoon is at leisure to help acclimatise to the altitude.

Day 8 : Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Circuit

Location: Lhasa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lhasa is a contemporary, fast-growing city, but among the narrow, old streets at its heart you'll feel a million miles from the modern world. Wander around the Barkhor Circuit to see traditionally-dressed locals, stalls of religious trinkets and prostrating pilgrims. Inside the Jokhang Temple, the sacred centre of Tibetan Buddhism, the devotion is palpable as queues of people worship in the flickering light of yak butter candles. There will also be a visit to Sera Monastery, a renowned seat of Buddhist learning.



Day 9 : Potala Palace

Location: Lhasa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder towering over the city from its seat on Marpo Ri (Red Mountain). The Potala, the former winter palace of the Dalai Lama, houses thousands of rooms filled with old treasures from intricate shrines to beautiful frescoes. This afternoon, explore Norbulingka, the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama, set in parkland just outside the city. Also visit a local Tibetan arts and crafts shop. Enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinner and dance performance in the evening.

Day 10 : Fly To Chengdu

Location: Chengdu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. This evening, there will be a delicious Sichuanese meal to savour.



Day 11 : Chengdu Panda Reserve

Location: Chengdu, Yangtze River

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin today with a visit to Chengdu's Panda Conservation Centre to see and learn about China’s celebrated icons up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Watch them play and chomp on bamboo before travelling to Chongqing to board your Yangtze River cruise ship.

Day 14 : Three Gorges Dam

Location: Three Gorges Dam, Yichang, Shanghai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the Three Gorges Dam, a massive feat of engineering that saw the century-old dreams of Chinese luminaries come to fruition. Created to harness the power of the Yangtze, it is difficult not to be awestruck as you stand on the viewing platform. Disembark your cruise vessel and travel to Yichang to board your flight to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'.

Day 15 : Discover Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shanghai is China's great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Sightseeing today includes a visit to the traditional Yu Garden, a silk factory and a stop in the old town. Also admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the historical waterfront, the Bund. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise followed by a delicious Shanghainese meal.

Day 16 : Fly Shanghai To Uk

Location: Shanghai

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.



What's Included

  • Cruise

    Yangtze River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise

  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Accommodation

    14 nights in 4 star

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • International Travel

  • Fully Guided

  • Local Taxes

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What's Not Included

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  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

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    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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