Wuhan Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Today we have a guided tour of Tiananmen Square, Chairman Mao mausoleum, and the Forbidden City. Later, we take rickshaws to explore the Hutongs of Beijing. As our trusty rickshaw driver peddles us through the network of alleys and old back lanes, we gain a fascinating snapshot of the city’s traditional way of life.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Today, drive to Badaling, where we can walk on a section of the famous Great Wall. Later we visit a cloisonne workshop, viewing the step-by-step process of this curious, yet quite beautiful art form. Tonight we attend a Chinese Acrobatic performance.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Luoyang

At the Summer Palace on Kunming Lake, we view the lavishly decorated temples, halls and courts, reconstructed in 1902. This afternoon, even the most hardened non-shoppers can’t help coming away with a few goodies at the Silk Alley markets. Later we travel by a shared 4 berth overnight train Luoyang.

Day 5: Luoyang

Upon arrival today we explore the UNESCO - listed 6th Century Longman Caves etched into the cliffs of the Yi River. Later we tour the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China.

Day 6: Luoyang - Xi'an

Today you will be transferred to the train station for a train to Xi'an. Upon arrival we will tour the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and taking a bike ride along the great Old City Wall and we visit the muslim market.

Day 7: Xi'an

Xi’an is Shaanxi Province is perhaps most famous for Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors. We tour the archaeological site and Terracotta warrior replica workshop.

Day 8: Xi'an - Yangtze & Three Gorges

Spend the morning at leisure before flying to Chongqing, the start point for our exciting Yangtze River cruise. Before boarding the cruise the we can stroll along Chongqing’s People’s Square, in the city centre.

Days 9-10: Yangtze & Three Gorges

Good morning from the River Yangtze! The Gorges are a breathtaking sight! The first gorge we pass, Qutangxia Gorge is the shortest and narrowest yet the most impressive. Next comes Wuxia Gorge, which straddles Sichuan and Hubei Provinces. Finally is Xiling Gorge, the longest at 75km and which comprises seven smaller gorges. During our cruise, we’ll also sail through the new ship locks of the impressive Three Gorges Dam construction.

Day 11: Yangtze & Three Gorges - Wuhan

After a morning shore excursion to visit the Three Gorges Dam we disembark from our cruise. We have a long afternoon of travel ahead of us and will stop for lunch en-route. After driving to Wuhan (approx 4 hours) we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, hotel check in.

Day 12: Wuhan - Nanjing

This morning we take a high speed D3008 (Hankou - Shanghai) train bound for Nanjing. Departing at 8am and reaching speeds of over 250km we arrive to Nanjing in just a little more than 3 hours. Upon arrival to Nanjing our city sightseeing tour will commence.

Day 13: Nanjing - Suzhou

A short train journey East is Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. The charming city boasts extensive waterways and canals dotted with traditional bridges, houses and gardens. A cruise on the Grand Canal exposes Suzhou’s beauty, as does our exploration of the humble administrator’s house and garden.

Days 14-15: Suzhou - Shanghai

An hour’s journey brings us to bustling Shanghai. The next 2 days are free for you to explore the city your own way.

Day 16: Shanghai - Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Today we will transfer you to the train station for your shared 4 berth overnight train to Huangshan City.

Day 17: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Upon arrival at Huangshan City, you will be transfer to the Yellow Mountain Scenic Area, take a cable car to the mountain, tour Shixin Peak, Lion Peak, and Refreshing Terrace.

Day 18: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Watching the sunrise, we will tour the Clouds dispelling pavilion, Xihai Grand Canyon, Flying Stone and Bright Top Peak.

Day 19: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Shanghai

Today we take the cable car down to the city, visit the old street of the Song Dynasty. This evening you will be transferred to the train staion for your shared 4 berth overnight train back to Shanghai.

Day 20: Shanghai

Upon arrival in Shanghai we will transfer you to your hotel (check-in after 2-3pm) and the remainder of the day is free.

Day 21: Shanghai

Today is sadly your last day with us with your departure airport transfer.

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last updated - 27 Jan 2015 11:10 AM