Suzhou (1N)AInbound (1N)SHANGHAI (3N)Hangzhou (2N)Yangshuo (1N)Overnight Train (1N)Overnight Train (1N)BEIJING (3N)Guilin (2N)Chengdu (2N)LeshanXian (2N)Day 4: Shanghai - SuzhouTravel to the charming city of Suzhou, alsoknown as the 'Venice of the East'. Visit twoof the finest oriental gardens: the HumbleAdministrator's Garden and the Master ofthe Nets Garden, a local silk mill still inoperation today and enjoy a cruise on theancient Grand Canal. Days 5-6: Suzhou - HangzhouTravel to beautiful Hangzhou, one of China'sformer imperial capitals. Explore the localmarkets and experience an oriental tea-tasting. The next day, visit the Temple ofInspired Seclusion, Six Harmonies Pagodaand enjoy a relaxing cruise on West Lake. Day 7: Hangzhou - Wuzhen - ShanghaiTravel to the ancient canal town of Wuzhenand enjoy a leisurely stroll to absorb theatmosphere of this centuries-old Chinesetown. Home to an intricate system of canals,old wooden waterside houses, arch stonebridges, narrow cobblestone streets and an abundance of local handicrafts, Wuzhen is renowned for its old-world charm andpicturesque setting. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a cruise on the panoramicHuangpu River. Day 8: Shanghai - GuilinVisit the modern Pudong area with its 21stcentury buildings and then fly to thebeautiful city of Guilin. 26 AirCoachBoatRail 20 days from £2,190ppFully Inclusive from the UKChina Delights is a great valuetour that focuses on amazingscenery and historic sites from Guilin to the Great Wall.Discover hidden gems thatare less often visited such as the traditional gardens of Suzhou, the beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou, theremarkable Grand Buddha in Leshan and the pandas in Chengdu.Days 1-2: UK - Shanghai Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city ofShanghai, also known as the 'Paris of theEast'. In the evening enjoy traditionalShanghai cuisine. Day 3: ShanghaiSightseeing today includes a stroll throughthe beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Townas well as a visit to the Shanghai Museum.We also walk along the famous Bund withits colonial architecture and explore therestored Xintiandi area with its unique1920's style shikumen buildings. ChinaDelights"Tour all the majorcities like Beijing andShanghai as well asvisit real countrysideon this relaxing easy-paced tour of China."National Escort Emmanuel Tian's tour highlightsA magical tour of memorable images and amazing experiences
27Departure Dates & PricesFully Inclusive price includes:Tour departs Monday and returns SaturdayPrices are fully inclusive from the UK (see page 8)Based on London Heathrow departuresRegional departures available.Flight upgrades available on request.Land only from £1,690 (Shanghai - Beijing).Single room option from £460 (see page 9).Tipping payable locally US$78 (see page 10).Medium Paced TourClassic TourChina DelightsDepart UKArrive UKPrice19 Mar 201207 Apr 2012£2,59023 Apr12 May£2,69007 May26 May21 May09 Jun04 Jun23 Jun06 Aug25 Aug£2,99020 Aug08 Sep£2,89003 Sep22 Sep17 Sep06 Oct08 Oct27 Oct£2,59022 Oct10 Nov£2,39019 Nov08 Dec£2,190??International flights and current taxes??Domestic transportation??Accommodation??All meals??Touring with guides and entrance fees??Visa fees for UK passport holdersDays 9-10: Guilin - Yangshuo - GuilinCruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and enjoy the breathtaking landscape ofbeautiful limestone hills, tranquil fishingscenes and picturesque villages. The nextday, return to Guilin and visit Mt Diecai. Wealso see an evening display of traditionalcormorant fishing.Day 11: Guilin - Chengdu Visit the colourful stalagmites and stalactitesof Reed Flute Caves before flying to Chengdu,the capital of Sichuan Province. The area isrenowned for its lush landscapes and cuisine.Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.Day 12: Chengdu - Leshan - ChengduTravel to Leshan to visit the Grand Buddha,the world's largest stone-carved Buddhiststatue. We take a short boat trip to view thestatue from the river. Return to Chengdu,visiting the old town of Huanglongxi en-route.Enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening.Day 13: Chengdu - XianVisit the famous Panda Reserve to see theseadorable animals being reared in woodedsurroundings reminiscent of their naturalhabitat and enjoy a city tour of Chengdubefore boarding the overnight train to Xian,the former ancient capital.Days 14-15: XianArrive in Xian and visit the Little Wild GoosePagoda. In the evening, enjoy a traditionalShui Jiao dumpling meal followed by aperformance of Tang Dynasty dancing. Thenext day, visit one of the most importantarchaeological discoveries of the 20thcentury - the Terracotta Warriors and walkalong the Ancient City Wall. Day 16: Xian - BeijingVisit the renowned Shaanxi Museum whichis home to thousands of priceless relics. Wealso stroll through the lively Muslim Quarterto explore the Islamic food markets beforeboarding the overnight train to Beijing,China's capital city. Day 17: BeijingArrive in Beijing and visit the uniqueTemple of Heaven.Day 18: Beijing Walk on the Great Wall and enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show in the evening.Day 19: Beijing Sightseeing today includes a stroll throughTiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao'sMausoleum to the treasure-filledForbidden City. We also tour the exquisiteSummer Palace. Our evening mealincludes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.Day 20: Beijing - UKFly to the UK, arriving home later thesame day or the following morningdepending on the airline chosen.Book now on 0844 499 3899visit www.wendywutours.co.ukor see your preferred travel agentHong Kong ExtensionDay 20: Beijing - Hong KongFly from Beijing to Hong Kong andtransfer to your hotel.Day 21: Hong KongEnjoy a half day island tour visitingVictoria Peak, Stanley Market andAberdeen Fishing Village. Theafternoon is at leisure. (B)Day 22: Hong KongEnjoy the day at leisure to furtherexplore Hong Kong. (B)Days 23-24: Hong Kong - UKTransfer to Hong Kong Airport and flyovernight to the UK. (B)Tour Extensions??Hong Kong from £260pp(above)??Tokyo from £490pp(page 80)??Dubai from £260pp(page 81)Temple of Heaven, BeijingWe particularly wanted to writeto you to convey our appreciationof our National Escort. We werevery impressed with his languagefluency, his organisational skillsand his encyclopaedic knowledgeof the facts and history of theplaces we visited as part of the itinerary. Mr & Mrs Nethersell, September 2010""