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Wonders of China

China is 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.
Price notes:
  • Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes and are subject to change. Correct as of 1 August 2023
  • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
  • Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB810pp is paid locally in China.
  • Based on departures from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch
  • Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available upon request
  • Land only (Beijing - Shanghai) 15 days from $6,180 per person, twin share
  • Single supplement from $1,390 (ds not apply to Solo Exclusive Departures)
Tour details
Tour Provider Wendy Wu
Price From
$7,080
Number of Days
17
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Shanghai, China
Age Range
Avg. 60+
Group Size
10 to 28
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy
Includes Flights
Yes
Itinerary Open all
Day 1: Fly To Beijing
Fly 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.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: 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.
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 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.
Day 6: Board Your Cruise
Fly to Yichang where you will board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.
Days 7-9: 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 breathtaking panorama after another, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy various shore excursions.
Day 10: Chongqing Panda House
Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House in Chongqing. Later, board the bullet train to Guilin.
Day 11: 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.
Day 12: 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.
Day 13: 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.
Day 14: 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.
Days 15-16: Fly Shanghai To New Zealand
Fly to New Zealand, arriving home the same or following day.
Inclusions
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
  • All Meals
  • National English-speaking escort based on a minimum of 10 passengers travelling, otherwise local English-speaking guides in each city.
  • Standard visa assist fees included and fees may apply for foreign passport holders or other visas
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
14 Apr 2024 29 Apr 2024 28 $8,580
05 May 2024 20 May 2024 28 $8,580
12 May 2024 27 May 2024 28 $8,580
17 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 18 $9,280
19 May 2024 03 Jun 2024 28 $8,780
09 Jun 2024 24 Jun 2024 28 $8,780
14 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 28 $7,880
11 Aug 2024 26 Aug 2024 28 $7,080
01 Sep 2024 16 Sep 2024 28 $7,980
15 Sep 2024 30 Sep 2024 56 $8,180
20 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 28 $8,180
06 Oct 2024 21 Oct 2024 28 $7,680
13 Oct 2024 28 Oct 2024 28 $8,580
18 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 36 $9,280
20 Oct 2024 04 Nov 2024 28 $8,580
01 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 28 $7,680
03 Nov 2024 18 Nov 2024 28 $7,680
16 Mar 2025 31 Mar 2025 28 $8,280
23 Mar 2025 07 Apr 2025 28 $8,280
06 Apr 2025 21 Apr 2025 28 $7,380
13 Apr 2025 28 Apr 2025 28 $8,780
25 Apr 2025 10 May 2025 28 $7,880
27 Apr 2025 12 May 2025 28 $8,780
04 May 2025 19 May 2025 28 $7,880
11 May 2025 26 May 2025 28 $8,780
16 May 2025 31 May 2025 18 $9,680
18 May 2025 02 Jun 2025 28 $8,980
25 May 2025 09 Jun 2025 28 $8,980
08 Jun 2025 23 Jun 2025 28 $8,980
13 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 28 $8,080
10 Aug 2025 25 Aug 2025 28 $7,280
31 Aug 2025 15 Sep 2025 28 $7,280
07 Sep 2025 22 Sep 2025 28 $8,180
14 Sep 2025 29 Sep 2025 28 $7,480
19 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 28 $8,380
05 Oct 2025 20 Oct 2025 28 $8,780
12 Oct 2025 27 Oct 2025 28 $7,880
17 Oct 2025 01 Nov 2025 18 $9,680
19 Oct 2025 03 Nov 2025 28 $8,780
26 Oct 2025 10 Nov 2025 28 $8,780
02 Nov 2025 17 Nov 2025 28 $8,780
09 Nov 2025 24 Nov 2025 28 $8,780