16 Day Wonders of China
This hugely popular tour journeys through some of China’s most iconic sights from Beijing’s Great Wall, Xian’s warriors, and picturesque Guilin to the might Yangtze River. Expect a busy but fun-filled tour.
Fully inclusive group tour:
• Return international economy class airfares, taxes and current fuel surcharges (subject to change)
• All meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 14 dinners)
• All transportation and transfers
• Touring with guides and entrance fees
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders
• Comprehensive tour dossiers
1st April, 8th April, 27th May, 10th June, 22nd July.
Additional departures available, seasonal surcharges apply.
Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Up to $100* per person
27 Jan 19,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
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.
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.
Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 3 Jan 19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Savings are based on availability of partner airline, special economy class fare and specific airfare class. Surcharges apply once seats are sold out. Advance seat selection on flights is not available. A non-refundable deposit of $99 per person is due within 3 days of booking. A second non-refundable payment of $900 per person is due within 4 weeks of the initial deposit if booking is made before 25 Feb 19. All air is ticketed upon receipt of the second payment and any changes made after ticketing may incur an amendment and/or up to 100% cancellation fee. Due to airline connections, extra nights’ accommodation may be required at additional expense. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Wendy Wu Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.