Majestic Yangtze - Wendy Wu Tours
Cruise, Pandas & Historical Sights - 14 Days from £2390pp
The highlight of this two week tour is a four night cruise on the Yangtze River. Sail through the Three Gorges where the vertical cliffs rise dramatically from the water. Add to this a visit to the famous panda reserve in Chengdu and it's easy to see why this tour is a long term favourite.
Fully Inclusive fares include...
|• all international airfares
• all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
• all accommodation
• all meals
• entrance fees, guides and daily tours
• visa fees for UK passport holders
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Days 1-2 : Fly to Shanghai
Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'.
Day 3 : Discover Shanghai
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of bronze, coins, jade, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. We also walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920's style Shikumen buildings. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face, and enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.
Day 4 : Fly to Yichang
Visit the modern Pudong area with its 21st century buildings and then fly to Yichang and board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.
Days 5-7 : Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy a tour of the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, we will take a side-trip to the striking Shennong Stream in a peapod boat or visit the Lesser Three Gorges. We also enjoy various shore excursions along the way, including the 'Ghost City' of Fengdu with its captivating temples and statues.
Day 8 : Drive to Chengdu
Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.
Day 9 : Panda Conservation Centre
Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat before flying to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 10 : Terracotta Warriors, Xian
Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Walls.
Day 11 : Explore Xian, fly to Beijing
Visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and the renowned Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. We also stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing, China's capital city.
Day 12 : Forbidden City & Summer Palace
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and houses over 8,000 rooms. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace and see a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.
Day 13 : Great Wall & Temple of Heaven
Walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance whilst admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China's most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. Also visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Our evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.
Day 14 : Fly Beijing to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
• Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures
• Regional departures available
• Flight upgrades available on request
• Land only from £1,890pp (Shanghai - Beijing)
• Single room option from £460 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
• Tipping payable locally US$63pp & 150RMBpp
• Comfortable Paced Tour
All prices quoted on this page are per person, subject to availability and operators booking conditions. The Travel Village ABTA K0851. E&OE