Book now on 0844 499 3899visit www.wendywutours.co.ukor see your preferred travel agentIf your tour features a Yangtze River Cruise,then please note tipping is not included forthis element and your Local Guide willsuggest suitable appropriate amounts forthe crew, side trips and shore excursions.Tipping is not included on any of ourPrivate Tours, Short Stays or Extensions,but we will suggest appropriate amounts.(Tipping amounts are subject to change).Transportation The types of transport we have selected areintended to combine convenience andcomfort with an enjoyably authentic travelexperience. We believe that our customerslike to be travellers as well as tourists, so youare not always 'separated' from the locals. CoachesAir-conditioned coaches are used for citysightseeing, short excursions to the countrysideand longer transfers where necessary. Internal FlightsFlights are based on economy class, we always use reputable airlines.BoatsWe use various types of boat, from largeboats on the Yangtze River to smaller boatson the Li River, Grand Canal and West Lake. To undertake these excursions, you willneed to be capable of boarding anddisembarking from these boats, sometimeswithout assistance and/or handrails.Overnight Train JourneysWe use the best available 'soft sleeper'trains. Each compartment is shared by fourpeople (not necessarily Wendy Wu Tourspassengers). There is a western-style toiletat one end of the carriage and an Asian-style toilet at the other end. The beds andcabins are basic with clean linen providedand there are no showers or dining car. Thetrains are generally clean; however youcannot expect perfect western standards.Customer CommentsWe love to hear from our customers. Our customers' comments and feedbackhelp us to maintain and improve our highstandards. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of your tour, but please feel free to contact us atany time and in whatever way suits you. See our Group Tours pages for aselection of comments from UK andAustralian passengers who have recentlytravelled with us.11The Wendy Wu Tours ExperienceMany customers enjoy the Wendy WuTours experience so much that theytravel with us again and recommend usto their friends. We greatly appreciatethe loyalty of our customers andrecognise it by offering repeatcustomers a VIP Club Discount of£100pp on any future fully inclusiveWendy Wu Group Tour. If yourecommend us to your friends, we willsend you a hamper filled with delicaciesas a special 'thank you' gift for the firstbooking we receive and £50 worth ofshopping vouchers for each subsequentbooking. Your friends will be able tochoose from a variety of free extras orclaim a £50 booking discount.Thank you for your loyaltyLunches and dinners consistof traditional local cuisine,with a wide range of dishesto choose from.""Yangtze River Cruise BoatEmirates Airline
12China is home to amazing sightsand wonders of the world. To explore the Forbidden City,walk on the Great Wall or standface-to-face with the TerracottaWarriors is the fulfilment of alifelong dream. Yet, these fascinating experiences could bejust the start of a fantastic journeyacrossone of the world's largest countries. Expecta land of contrasts, with unique andcompelling landscapes, an incrediblehistory and culture - much of it quiteunlike anything you might have imagined. A land of diversityFrom the dramatic gorges of the YangtzeRiver to the striking alpine scenery of theNine Villages Valley, the deserts along theSilk Road and the beautiful landscape ofcraggy limestone peaks along the Li River,China features a natural beauty that has tobe seen to be believed. China is home to some of the world'slargest and most vibrant cities; takeShanghai, with its futuristic skyline,shopping and lively social scene or Beijing,Experience theReal ChinaChina's capital city, with its many historicalsites from the Imperial Age. The contrastswith traditional communities you will seein rural China could not be greater. An empire of history and cultureWith over 5,000 years of history, China has much to intrigue the inquisitivetraveller. Discover the traditional gardensof Suzhou, the tranquil West Lake inHangzhou and numerous ornate templesscattered across the country. If you are seeking adventure, you can travelalong the ancient Silk Road following MarcoPolo's footsteps or venture overland intomystical Tibet. Whatever your interest,China will inspire and fascinate you. Experience a different worldChina has never been more accessible andat Wendy Wu Tours we use our knowledgeand expertise to ensure our customers get areal insight into the destinations they visit.Experience China with Wendy Wu Tours. Approximate weather in °C in some of China's major citiesJan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecBeijing -4 -2 5 14 20 24 26 25 20 13 4 -2Chengdu 6 7 12 17 17 21 24 25 25 21 11 7Chongqing 8 9 14 18 22 25 28 28 23 18 14 9Guilin 8 9 13 19 23 26 28 28 26 21 15 10Hangzhou 4 5 9 15 20 24 29 28 23 18 12 6Hong Kong 16 16 19 22 26 28 29 28 28 25 21 18Kunming 8 10 13 17 19 20 20 19 17 15 11 8Lhasa -2 1 5 8 12 16 15 14 13 8 2 -2Shanghai 5 8 13 19 23 27 28 24 19 13 7 4Suzhou 3 4 9 15 20 24 28 28 23 18 12 6Urumqi -14 -12 -2 10 17 22 24 23 17 8 -3 -11Wuhan 3 5 10 16 22 26 29 28 23 1711 5Xian -1 3 8 15 20 25 27 25 19 13 6 1Great Wall of ChinaThis climate chart is based on historical records. However, as climate patterns change, we recommend tocheck current weather patterns prior to departure.