Wonders of China ~ Group Tour

A land of many wonders

Wonders of China ~ Group Tour

A land of many wonders

ancient and modern, natural and man-made

This hugely popular tour is a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze River, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine. Marvel at the Three Gorges as you cruise through Qutang, Wu and Xiling gorges, otherwise known as the Three Gorges, admiring the magnificent scenery from the comfort of your Yangtze River cruise vesseland learning about its epic history from your onboard expert. Indulge in a feast of Peking Duck, a delicious feast of Beijing’s best known dish. A food that offers a true taste of imperial China and a long-time favourite of locals and visitors alike! Venture into Beijing’s atmospheric old neighbourhoods, the hutongs, exploring the narrow alleyways and visiting the traditional courtyard house of a family, who will give you a glimpse into their daily life.


All the things you need to know

This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. Designed to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of China. This tour is also suitable for those who wish to do a Yangtze River Cruise.

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 Panda’s of Chongqing Zoo.

International flights and current taxes

4* accommodation

Domestic transportation

Touring with guides and entrance fees

All meals

China visa fees for UK passport holders

Fly overnight to Beijing, China’s historical capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Imperial Beijing – This morning, head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the warren-like hutongs and learn more about living in this traditional area. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practise Tai Chi, dance or play cards. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck.

The 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 wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. You will then have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you have the opportunity to buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace and admire the traditional Chinese landscapes and exquisite architecture. This evening, enjoy an optional kung fu show.

Tang Dynasty Dancing – Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. Take a walking tour of the narrow and winding streets of the lively Muslim Quarter and gain an insight into the city’s fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road. In the evening, enjoy a dumpling feast and Tang Dynasty dancing show.

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 and horses. Also visit the workshop to see where the warriors are intricately recreated in the style of their ancient counterparts and stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.

Board your cruise – Fly to Yichang and then travel by road to Maoping Dock to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

Yangtze River Cruise – A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. Over the next three days prepare for one breath-taking panorama after another, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy various shore excursions.

Chongqing Panda House – Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House in Chongqing. Later, board the bullet train to Guilin.

Li River Cruise – Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming town 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.

Yangshuo – Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before returning to Guilin by road. Explore the impressive Reed Flute Cave and visit the South China Pearl Factory before stopping for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River to meet a cormorant fisherman.

Explore Shanghai – Take a walk around the picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas and then fly to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

Discover Shanghai – Visit the charming Yu Garden, the old town and a silk factory and admire the colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. This evening, enjoy some tasty traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.



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