A China Experience – an escorted tour

From£1990 Per Person
Highlights
  • Discover the imperial treasures of Beijing
  • Explore the Great Wall of China
  • Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors
  • Wander Zhujiajiao Canal Town  
  • Soak up the atmosphere in vibrant Shanghai
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A China Experience – an escorted tour

A China Experience - an escorted tour by Wendy WuA China Experience – a whistle stop escorted tour visiting the highlights in China’s contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai and is the perfect introduction to China. Marvel at the Great Wall, before getting a glimpse of China’s fascinating past on the Ancient walls of Xian and exciting future in bustling Shanghai.

 

 

See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On these classic tours everything is taken care of, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.

 

 

A China Experience - an escorted tour by Wendy Wu              A China Experience - an escorted tour by Wendy Wu

 

All the tours feature a physical rating to help you select the right holiday for you. To travel on any of these tours requires unaided mobility and the ability to stroll around the sights.

‘A China Experience’ is rated as a physical level 1 tour. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

▪ There will be sightseeing on foot for both short and extended periods of time

▪ On the Great Wall of China in Beijing some of the walking will be at an incline

Of course, our National Escort and local guides will always endeavour to provide the highest level of service and assistance; however, they cannot be expected to cater for customers who are unfit to complete the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All transportation and transfers
  • English speaking National Escort and/or Local Guides 
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders 
  • Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
  • Comprehensive travel guides
  • Safe and secure with ABTA, ATOL and IATA

 

A China Experience - an escorted tour by Wendy Wu          A China Experience - an escorted tour by Wendy Wu

Itinerary

A China Experience - an escorted tour
Fly overnight to Shanghai.
On arrival on day two you will be met at the airport by your local guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer approximately 1 hour to your hotel for your 3-night stay.
Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture along the Huangpu River with a stroll along the Bund before visiting the Silk Factory. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city with 3-4 hours on foot. Later, cruise on the mighty Huangpu River for stunning night vistas.
Today, drive approximately 1 hour to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns. Sightseeing here is leisurely and involves a couple of hours exploring on foot. Later, return to Shanghai and enjoy the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum before wandering around People’s Square. Dine tonight on traditional Shanghainese cuisine.
Fly 2 and a half hours to Xian for a 2-night stay. Visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and take a stroll through the exotic Muslim Quarter.
Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized Terracotta Warriors. The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is located approximately a 1-hour drive outside of Xian. From the bus park to the museum entrance there is a 15minute walk. There are electric carts offered by private vendors which can be organised at your own cost. There is no electric cart available for the return from the museum exit to the bus park. Within the museum area the warriors can be seen in three different ‘pits’, which are active archaeological digs. The site is large and will take about 2 and a half hours to explore. After this, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition Workshop to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. The local guide will give you time to explore the ancient city walls at your own pace. There are options here to hire a bicycle or an electric cart to drive along the length of the wall. These are offered by private vendors and can be organised at your own expense. This evening, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and enjoy a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Fly 1 hour and 50 minutes to Beijing. On arrival, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs and have dinner with a local family. In the evening there is an option to enjoy a Kung Fu Show
Walk across the lengths of Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven where you can watch, or take part in, an outdoor dance class. You will spend approximately 6 hours sightseeing today, predominately on foot. This evening, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.

Please note: The Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. If this day of touring falls on a Monday, your touring in Beijing will be switched around so that the Forbidden City is visited on an alternative day.
Rise early this morning and drive approximately 2 hours northwest of the city to the Juyongguan Pass. Here you can take a walk on the Great Wall of China, appreciating the wall itself and the dramatic scenery. Your visit here involves walking from the bus to the first section. After your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall’s unique history you will have free time to explore at your own pace. Later, visit the Jade Factory, and in the afternoon, drive approximately 1 and a half hours to wander around the Summer Palace. This evening, savour a delicious Peking duck dinner.
Any time before your flight is at leisure. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight.

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