China Delights with Return Flights


From cosmopolitan Shanghai and the Giant Pandas of Chengdu, to Beijing's imperial highlights, and all the dramatic landscapes in between, you will relish the historical, cultural and natural delights of China on this comprehensive trip

Members from: $4,789 P.PNon-members from: $4,880 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Asia

  • Supplier

    Wendy Wu

  • Booking Code

    WWCD19

  • Company

    Wendy Wu


Includes


  • International flights and current taxes

  • Accommodation

  • Domestic transportation

  • Touring with guides and entrance fees

  • All meals (16 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 16 dinners)

  • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

  • Shanghai - Admire the colonial architecture with a walk along the Bund

  • Leshan - Stand in awe in front of the Grand Buddha of Leshan

  • Xian - Walk the parameters of Xian's 14th century ancient city wall

  • Li River - Take a relaxing cruise down the Li River which runs from Guilin to Yangshuo


18 DAY CHINA DELIGHTS TOUR ITINERARY

Our China Delights 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.


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Days 1: Australia to Shanghai

    Fly to the exuberant city of Shanghai, called ‘the Paris of the East’, for a three-night stay.

  2. Day 2

    Days 2: Explore Shanghai

    Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10thcentury temples. Visit the classical Yu Gardens and the atmospheric old town before admiring the colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. Round off the day with a delicious meal of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

  3. Day 3

    Day 3: Shanghai Museum

    Explore Pudong, a Silk Museum and the antiquities of the Shanghai Museum. This evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

  4. Day 4

    Day 4: Historic Suzhou

    Suzhou’s centre has managed to retain a sense of quaint charm even as the city has grown up around it. Renowned for its gardens, visit one of its finest, the Humble Administrator’s Garden, typical of the Chinese appreciation of balance and harmony. Later, cruise on the thousand year-old Grand Canal.

  5. Day 5

    Day 5: Wuzhen

    Travel to the water town of Wuzhen – a charming place of old-world timber buildings, cobbled streets and narrow waterways. Continue to the city of Hangzhou.

  6. Day 6

    Day 6: Spiritual Hangzhou

    A restful morning is spent wandering around the Temple of Inspired Seclusion, one of China’s most renowned Buddhist temples. Later, enjoy a cruise on Hangzhou’s West Lake, admiring the gardens, pagodas and old bridges on its shores.

  7. Day 7

    Day 7: Fly to Guilin

    Browse the bustling local markets and visit the plantations of Meijiawu to learn the tea-making process, from bush to brew. Enjoy a cup of organic green tea and ponder which of the locally produced teas you might like to purchase. Fly to the picturesque city of Guilin where the rest of the day will be at leisure.

  8. Day 8

    Day 8: 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 and grazing buffalo. Wander the Yangshuo markets and stop for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman on the banks of the Li River.

  9. Day 9

    Day 9: Yangshuo

    Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Start the day with a relaxing and invigorating session of Tai Chi, taking a class with a master to learn this ancient martial art. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the countryside and enjoy some time at leisure. Later, travel through the countryside as you return by road to Guilin.

  10. Day 10

    Day 10: Fly to Chengdu

    Visit Reed Flute Cave to admire the colourful stalagmites and stalactites. Visit the Pearl Museum, then fly to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. This evening you may wish to attend the Sichuan opera including the famous 'facechanging' performance (at your own expense).

  11. Day 11

    Day 11: Grand Buddha of Leshan

    Travel to Leshan to visit the Grand Buddha which at 71 metres is the world’s largest stone-carved Buddhist monument. Get a bird's eye view of the Buddha from the adjacent park, then a short boat trip will give excellent views from the river. Visit the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum. Tonight you will sample a delicious Sichuan meal.

  12. Day 12

    Day 12: Giant Pandas

    Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. Take a 4-hour bullet train Xian, the ancient former capital.

  13. Day 13

    Day 13: Terracotta Warriors

    Visit the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The warriors have intrigued visitors ever since their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s. Spend the morning viewing their enigmatic ranks. Next, visit the Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition and stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. This evening, sit down to a delicious feast of Shui Jiao dumplings followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

  14. Day 14

    Day 14: Train to Beijing

    Enjoy a fascinating morning visit to the Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, board your flight to Beijing, China's capital.

  15. Day 15

    Day 15: Imperial Beijing

    Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, cross Tiananmen Square and head into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City – a complex full of imperial treasures. A Chinese acrobatic show rounds off the day.

  16. Day 16

    Day 16: Great Wall

    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. Later on you’ll visit a jade factory. Take some time in the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace before dining on Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking Duck.

  17. Day 17

    Days 17 18: Beijing to Australia

    This morning is at leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.


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Disclaimer


All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our 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.