Majestic Yangtze

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: London, Shanghai, Yichang, Three Gorges Dam, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Beijing, Great Wall of China, Yangtze, Forbidden City


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: Low, Reasonable level of fitness required. A lot of time spent on your feet rather than covering long distances.

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat

Tour Operator: Wendy Wu

Group size: 8 - 28

Age range: 16-70+

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

This itinerary takes you to the dramatic Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze river cruise, combined with getting up close to the Giant Pandas and all the wonders of bustling Beijing, ancient Xian and stylish Shanghai. Enjoy vibrant Shanghai Take a four-night cruise along the Yangtze River Get up close to the Giant Pandas Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors Explore the Great Wall of China

Highlights

  • iconDiscover Shanghai's modern and colonial architecture on a Huangpu River Cruise.
  • iconCruise the Yangtze River and see the man made marvel of the Three Gorges Dam.
  • iconSee the lovable Giant Pandas in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat.
  • iconCome face to face with Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Warriors.
  • iconSoak up the harmonious ambiance of the Temple of Heaven.
  • iconWander along the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Yangtze
Xian
Great Wall
Giant pandas
Shanghai

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 -2 : Fly Overnight to Shanghai

Location: London, Shanghai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

icon Day 3 : Explore Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Shanghai is China's great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today's explorations include the classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town and learning about the age-old silk production process at a silk factory. Later admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in the world. Tonight, sample some traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

icon Day 4 : Modern Pudong

Location: Shanghai, Yichang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning seeing the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area, also known as the financial district of the city with its skyscraper buildings. Later, fly to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River cruise vessel.

icon Day 5 -7 : Yangtze River Cruise

Location: Three Gorges Dam

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases a massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world's most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy various shore excursions.

icon Day 8 : Historic Ciqikou

Location: Chongqing, Chengdu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark the cruise vessel in Chongqing, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou's narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical, traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuanese meal for dinner with the option of a performance of Sichuan Opera, famous for its 'face-changing'.

icon Day 9 : Chengdu Panda Reserve

Location: Chengdu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin this morning with a visit to Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre, which allows you to see and learn about China's celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve's breeding programme. Later, take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing awaits.

icon Day 10 : Terracotta Warriors

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian's old town, then join the optional tour to see Xian lit up at night.

icon Day 11 : Explore Xian

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and walk through the lively atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China's capital city.

icon Day 12 : Imperial Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's symbolic heart, and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Also soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, and end the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

icon Day 13 : The Great Wall

Location: Great Wall of China

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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 sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory then enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing's best-known delicacy-Peking duck.

icon Day 14 : Fly Beijing to UK

Location: London

Meals: Breakfast

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

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    12 nights in 4 star

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    Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 12, Lunches: 11, Dinners: 12

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    Hassle Free Visa

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    International Travel

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    Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

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    Fully Guided

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    Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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    Entrance Fees

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    Price Promise

    And our Flexible Booking Guarantee

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Cruise

    Yangtze River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Local Taxes

What's Not Included

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    Drinks with Meals

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Drinks with Meals

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a deposit of 350 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 75 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

We were very happy with the whole tour
We had a fantastic time our tour guide Mark Wong went beyond the call of duty to make sure we and the rest of our group had the best experience ....more We had a fantastic time our tour guide Mark Wong went beyond the call of duty to make sure we and the rest of our group had the best experience possible.

The tour itself was well thought out and professionally run with any last minute changes explained beforehand.

We were very happy with the whole tour; ....less
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Raymond

23-Nov-2019

Very interesting
The cruise was good and the places we visited were very interesting. The local guides were good. The cruise was good and the places we visited were very interesting.

The local guides were good.

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Vinay

19-Dec-2018

I can't fault any aspect of the holiday
Great holiday with Wendy Wu Tours. We did the Majestic Yangtze trip, which included a 4-day cruise. I can't fault any aspect of the holiday. The service ....more Great holiday with Wendy Wu Tours.

We did the Majestic Yangtze trip, which included a 4-day cruise.

I can't fault any aspect of the holiday.

The service was superb and efficient; from getting our visas to travelling on the number of different forms of transport, which included coaches, the Bullet train, the Maglev and planes.

Our guide Mark was funny, professional, knowledgeable and extremely patient.

He related China's history to his own family.

This managed to give a completely different perspective and a better understanding of the Chinese culture.

There were so many highlights; the pandas, the Terracotta Army, Shanghai, Beijing, the bazaars and markets with their fascinating and colourful wares.

A truly amazing holiday!!; ....less
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Mrs Lewis

26-Nov-2019

Full & very informative
The tour, not holiday was full & very informative, our guide was great very kind & understanding to those struggling to keep up, he had a great sense of humour ....more The tour, not holiday was full & very informative, our guide was great very kind & understanding to those struggling to keep up, he had a great sense of humour & would sing us a song which would relax us for our journey back to the hotel.

My highlights were the pandas & the Great Wall, getting there early was well worth the early start !!; ....less
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Anne

19-Nov-2019

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