Our Wonders of China 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.
5 November 2018
12 November 2018
5 March 2019
12 March 2019
1 April 2019
13 April 2019
22 April 2019
29 April 2019
11 May 2019
20 May 2019
10 June 2019
31 August 2019
2 September 2019
21 October 2019
The Great Wall: Walk along the incredible Great Wall, China's modern wonder
Xian: Come face to face with Xian's most famous army, the Terracotta Warriors
Yangtze River: Enjoy four nights on the Yangtze for a glimpse of China past and present
Chongqing: Get up close and personal with the Pandas of Chongqing Zoo
International flights and current taxes
Touring with guides and entrance fees
All meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 14 dinners)
Day 1: Australia to Beijing
Fly to Beijing, China's capital for a three-night stay.
Day 2: Imperial Beijing
Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart stroll across Tiananmen Square 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. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the warren-like hutongs, and visit a local family to gain an insight into Chinese culture and local customs. 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. This evening sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking Duck.
Day 3: Great Wall
This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this structure is the best way to appreciate both the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Visit a jade factory and savour an afternoon in the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture
Day 4: Fly to Xian
Fly to Xian and stroll around the Muslim Quarter. Enjoy a Shui Jiao dumpling feast and Tang Dynasty dancing show.
Day 5: Terracotta Warriors
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 before seeing the Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition. Stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.
Day 6: Fly to Wuhan
Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board the Yangtze River cruise vessel.
Days 7 9: Yangtze River Cruise
A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases a massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another. Take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.
Days 8: Yangtze River Cruise
Days 9: Yangtze River Cruise
Day 10: Fly to Guilin
Disembarking from the cruise vessel, visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Fly to the charming city of Guilin.
Day 11: Li River Cruise
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the 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. Browse Yangshuo’s lively markets.
Day 12: Yangshuo
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by jewel-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside and stop for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River to meet a cormorant fisherman. Return to Guilin by road and explore the impressive Reed Flute Cave and visit the South China Pearl Museum.
Day 13: Guilin Shanghai
This morning stroll around picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon Pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese-Buddhist architecture and visit the Ancient South Gate. In the afternoon, fly just over 2 hours to the exuberant city of Shanghai for a 2-night stay.
Day 14: Discover Shanghai
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 peaceful Yu Garden and a quick visit to old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund, before visiting the Silk Museum. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city including 3-4 hours on foot. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.
Days 15 16: Shanghai to Australia
This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Shanghai airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.
Tour prices are subject to availability of tour, airline, special economy class fare and specific airfare class availability. Prices may differ once airfare is sold out. All services are subject to availability. Please forward a deposit of $300 per person to Wendy Wu Tours or your travel agent to arrive within three days of receiving confirmation that the company is holding space for you. 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.