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CHINA
TIBET | CENTRAL ASIA | MONGOLIA | RUSSIA | EURASIA
            GROUP TOURS | TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS | STOPOVERS

                                    2020 – 2021




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CONTENTS
    Welcome to our China and beyond brochure for 2020-2021!                                                                                       YOUR GUIDE TO CHINA & BEYOND                                                                                                                            4 –17
                                                                                                                                                  Discover China with Wendy Wu Tours............................. 4                   All the must-see attractions......................................... 11
    It is once again packed with pioneering tours exploring the many wonders of China and                                                         The Wendy Wu Tours difference..................................... 6                Cultural encounters.................................................... 12
    its neighbouring regions, to ensure we provide our customers with a wide range of touring                                                     Your tour, your way...................................................... 8         Our new and improved itineraries................................ 14
    options. We have created itineraries that will inspire you, connect you and most of all                                                       You’re in safe hands......................................................10        Discover Central Asia, Eurasia & Russia with Wendy Wu Tours.. 16
    fulfil your travel dreams into reality. We are proud to introduce a range of new tours and
    experiences that showcase all the iconic sights but also highlight the heart and depth of each                                                CLASSIC TOURS		18– 59
    region; explore South Korea, Taiwan and Russia like never before!
                                                                                                                                                  In Pursuit of Pandas......................................... 9 days 20             Classic China................................................ 21 days 42
                                                                                                                                                  A China Experience........................................ 10 days 22               Magnificent China......................................... 22 days 44
    In addition, our new Flexible Tours provide you with the perfect combination of scheduled
    ‘must see’ sites and flexible ‘free time’ allowing you to truly travel your way. By travelling                                                Glories of China............................................ 14 days 24             China Encounters.......................................... 23 days 46
    with us you are safe in the knowledge that, over the past 25 years, we’ve mastered the art of                                                 Majestic Yangtze .......................................... 14 days 26              Grand Tour of China....................................... 26 days 48
    creating tours that balances sightseeing with local experiences, providing you with the perfect                                               China Splendour ........................................... 14 days 28              Scenic South Korea – NEW............................ 14 days 50
    overview of your destination. Throw in the exceptional value of our inclusions, the expertise                                                 Wonders of China.......................................... 16 days 30               Treasures of Taiwan – NEW............................ 15 days 52
    of our team and the host of fantastic guides we have waiting to show you their homeland,
                                                                                                                                                  Cities of the Orient......................................... 16 days 32            Classic Russia – NEW .................................... 15 days 54
    and you’ve got an extraordinary adventure!
                                                                                                                                                  China & Tibet Discovery................................. 16 days 34                 Ancient Empires of China & Japan – NEW........ 20 days 56

    We look forward to welcoming you on tour soon and delighting you across our China and                                                         Yunnan & Sichuan......................................... 17 days 36                Ultimate China – NEW.................................. 27 days 58
    beyond programs, the Wendy Wu way.                                                                                                            Ancient China............................................... 18 days 38
                                                                                                                                                  China Delights.............................................. 18 days 40
                                                                                                             Wendy Wu – Founder, Wendy Wu Tours
    Happy Travels!
                                                                                                                                                  GO BEYOND TOURS		60 – 79
                                                                                                                                                  Himalayan Adventure.................................... 22 days 62                  Road to Samarkand ...................................... 23 days 72

 Vibrant Beijing
                                                                                                                                                  Dreams of Nature.......................................... 23 days 64               Eurasia Explorer: Georgia, Armenia
                                                                                                                                                  Tibetan Wonders........................................... 23 days 66               & Azerbaijan – NEW...................................... 24 days 74
                                                                                                                                                  Silk Road Explorer......................................... 28 days 68              Trans-Siberian Railway – NEW ........................ 25 days 76
    Come and join us on an extraordinary adventure through this magical region on one of our
                                                                                                                                                  Mongolia & Naadam Highlights – NEW............ 15 days 70                           Journey Through Central Asia – NEW ............... 27 days 78
  experience-packed tours. As every traveller is different, we’ve developed a range of touring styles
            that will allow you to travel your way. Discover the best option for you here:                                                        ACTIVE TOURS		 80 – 87
                                                                                                                                                  China Explorer..............................................15 days 82              China Trailblazer...........................................21 days 86
CLASSIC                                                                SOLO                                                                       A China Adventure.........................................17 days 84
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can      Designed exclusively for customers travelling solo, these tours
really understand the history and culture of the destination. On       provide a ready-made group of like-minded travellers to                    FLEXIBLE TOURS MEKONG TOURS
                                                                                                                                                  CLASSIC VICTORIA                                                                                                                                      46–-58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        88  95
our Classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit       enjoy your holiday with. You will be looked after all the way
back and enjoy the full experience. The tours are fully inclusive of   by an expert guide as you discover the sights, enjoy cultural              Enchanting China..........................................17 days 90                China: The Big One.......................................28 days 94
all meals and a comprehensive touring program.                         experiences and partake in group activities. A room of your                Land of the Dragon........................................21 days 92
                                                                       own is guaranteed with no supplement to pay.
GO BEYOND                                                                                                                                         SOLO TOURS		96 – 101
Venture off the beaten track to explore fascinating destinations
                                                                       EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION
                                                                       The Exclusive Collection combines luxurious five-star                      Charming China............................................14 days 98                Captivating China..........................................14 days100
away from the tourist trail. You will discover the local culture
                                                                       accommodation with exclusive experiences. These hand-crafted               EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION		102 – 107
in-depth and see sights not often witnessed by other travellers.
                                                                       tours feature high-class restaurants and ‘money can’t buy’
These tours take you away from the comforts of home but will
                                                                       experiences. If you are looking for a truly distinctive journey, the       Exquisite China.............................................15 days 104             Legends of China...........................................17 days 106
reward you with experiences of a lifetime.
                                                                       Exclusive Collection is for you.
                                                                                                                                                  TAILOR-MADE CHINA		                                                                                                                              108 –111
ACTIVE                                                                 TAILOR-MADE                                                                How does it work?.....................................................109           Tailor-Made Touring.................................................. 110
Active tours combine the key sights with more energetic                For the ultimate in bespoke touring, one of our expert
pursuits such as hiking and cycling. This allows you to explore        consultants will help you in designing a tour to meet your                 EXTENSIONS & STOPOVERS                                                                                                                           112 –127
more and discover the destination in greater depth. These              exact requirements. Select your choice of destinations,
tours are designed to provide a wide range of activities to            accommodation, touring and experiences to create the                       China Extensions..................................................... 114           Hong Kong Stopovers............................................... 125
ensure a varied and culturally immersive experience.                   perfect holiday for you.                                                   Japan Extensions..................................................... 122           Macau Extensions......................................................126
                                                                                                                                                  South Korea Extensions...............................................123            Dubai Extensions.......................................................127
FLEXIBLE                                                               PRIVATE                                                                    Singapore Stopovers................................................. 124
Ideal for those who want more choice in what they do.                  A private tour follows a pre-defined itinerary but with the
Flexible tours include all the main sights but allow some              benefit of your own personal guide. Perfect for couples and                MORE INFORMATION                                                                                                                                 128 – 135
free time for your own exploration or relaxation. Optional             families that want greater flexibility of when to travel and the
excursions, often more active in nature, are available for                                                                                        Airlines................................................................... 128     Booking your trip........................................................133
                                                                       style of accommodation. Most of our group tours can operate
those that want to discover more.                                      on a private basis.                                                        Your China questions answered................................. 130                  Booking Conditions....................................................134



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RUSSIA                                                                      Discover China with
                                                                                                                                      Wendy Wu Tours
                                                                                                                                      China is a colossal nation of unrivalled history, incredible sights and fascinating culture.
                                                                                                                                      We have the expertise to cover every inch of this extraordinary land; here are some of our
                                                                                                                                      favourite destinations.

                                         ULAANBAATAR

                  MONGOLIA
                                                                                                                                      WENDY'S TOP 8 CHINA SIGHTS

 URUMQI
      TURPAN                                                    1                                                                        1 BEIJING                                               2 XIAN                                             3 SHANGHAI
          DUNHUANG   JIAYUGUAN                                      BEIJING                                                            Capital city, imperial treasure trove and home           Xian is best known for the Terracotta              Once known as ‘Paris of the East’,
                                                      DATONG
                                                                                                     SOUTH                             to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of              Warriors. With its illustrious past and            Shanghai is China’s great metropolis

                              CHINA             2        PINGYAO                                     KOREA                             China, Beijing is featured on the majority
                                                                                                                                       of our China tours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                rich history, it’s a must-see and is on
                                                                                                                                                                                                most of our China tours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   where east and west collide on streets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lined with futuristic skyscrapers and
                                                                                             SEOUL                                                                                                                                                 10th Century temples.
                                               XIAN                                                                           TOKYO
                                     4                                                                                KYOTO
                                                                                                                     OSAKA
                                                      LUOYANG
                                                                    5         3
                                   CHENGDU                                                                           JAPAN
  8                                 CHONGQING                  YANGTZE            SHANGHAI
                                                                 RIVER
      LHASA
                     7                                ZHANGJIAJIE
BHUTAN
                      LIJIANG
                                   WULONG     6
                                   KUNMING
                                             GUILIN
                                                                          TAIPEI                                                         4 CHENGDU                                                                     5 YANGTZE RIVER
                                                      HONG KONG

        MYANMAR                                         MACAU                                                                          The gateway to Sichuan province and the home of the cuddly giant              China’s vital waterway brings together a plethora of unmissable sights.
                                                                                                                                       panda. As we all love a giant panda, Chengdu appears on a number              A Yangtze River cruise is included on a number of our tours.
                         LAOS                                                                                                          of our tours.



               THAILAND
                                          VIETNAM

                         CAMBODIA



                                                                                                                                        6 GUILIN                                         7 LIJIANG                                          8 LHASA
                         MALAYSIA                                                                                                      Cruise through the breathtaking                  Located amongst Yunnan’s most                     Tibet’s magical capital, a city on the roof of the
                                                                                                                                       landscapes of the Li River to vibrant            dramatic landscapes, you can explore              world, Lhasa features on our Ultimate China,
                                              BORNEO                                                                                   Yangshuo. Both Guilin and Yangshuo               Lijiang on some of our tours.                     China & Tibet Discovery, Himalayan Adventure
                                                                                                                                       are featured on a number of our tours.                                                             and Tibetan Wonders tours.

                         SINGAPORE




                                             INDONESIA




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THE WENDY WU TOURS
           DIFFERENCE                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Great Wall of China, Beijing




UNRIVALLED                      EXCEPTIONAL                COMPREHENSIVE                       EXTRAORDINARY                 HIGHLY                        LOCAL                         SAFE AND                        PRIVATE GROUP
EXPERTISE                       VALUE                      RANGE OF TOURS                      EXPERIENCES                   EXPERIENCED                   FL AVOURS                     SECURE                          SPECIALISTS
We are proud to be              We aim to include as       Whether you’re looking              We’ve been blazing trails     GUIDES                        Our tours will give you       We are ATAS-accredited          Do you have a unique
recognised as                   much as possible so you    for a classic escorted              into Asia for the past 25     Through their local           a genuine taste of the        members of the Australian       interest you’d like to
Australia’s leading Asia        can sit back and           tour experience, luxury             years, building our local     expertise, dedication         regions you’ll visit by       Federation of Travel Agents     indulge with a group of fellow
specialists, a reputation       enjoy the experience.      journey or something                expertise and finding         and passion, our guides,      introducing you to local      and have a wide network of      hobbyists? No problem, we
we’ve been building since       Your accommodation, all    off the beaten track, we’ve         less-visited places and       known as your ‘National       specialties and delicacies    local agents working with       can plan a host of exciting
1994. Our staff have            or most meals, touring,    got a tour or Tailor-Made           authentic cultural            Escort’, will make sure you   at meal times.                us nationally, so you benefit   itineraries that will fulfill your
travelled extensively           transport and expert       Holiday for you.                    experiences that make your    don’t miss a thing.                                         from local knowledge            groups wants and needs.
throughout the region and       guides are all included.                                       holiday truly special. Look                                                               combined with Australian
are founts of knowledge                                    VISAS                               out for the ‘Experiences                                                                  understanding and support.      TIPPING MADE
on all things Asia.                                        Hassle-free visa process
                                                                                               You’ll Love’ on each of our                                                                                               EASY
                                                                                               tour pages.
                                                           with expert guidance                                                                                                                                          We will advise you how
                                                           throughout and costs for                                                                                                                                      much and when to tip, and
                                                           Australian passport holders                                                                                                                                   our National Escort will take
                                                           included in the tour price.                                                                                                                                   care of it on your behalf.


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YOUR TOUR, YOUR WAY                                                                                                                                                                                                        Morning tai chi class, Shanghai




It is our wish that every customer has an                    ACCOMMODATION STYLES                                           PHYSICAL
extraordinary experience on our programs; a                  Travelling with us, you can be safe in the knowledge that      RATING                                    1                              3                               5
place where memories of a lifetime are created.              your accommodation has been hand-picked to best suit
You can find your perfect holiday by selecting               your tour and the locations you’ll visit. Our Classic and      All our tours feature a               LEVEL 1                       LEVEL 3                         LEVEL 5
                                                             Solo group tours feature comfortable, locally rated three-     physical rating to help
the various style of tour (page 2) as detailed                                                                                                                    A reasonable level            A good level of fitness         You’ll need to be fit
                                                             star to four-star properties, ranging from smart business      you select the right
                                                                                                                                                                  of fitness is required,       is required as you need         and adventurous to
for each itinerary and assessing the physical                hotels to family-run guesthouses. On our Go Beyond             holiday for you. Every
                                                                                                                                                                  but it’s more about           to be comfortable               participate in these
                                                             tours, you may find yourself in more characterful or rustic    one of our tours requires
rating. We have also selected accommodation                                                                                                                       spending time on your         walking for 2-3 hours           tours as on some days
                                                             accommodation, to suit the adventurous spirit of these         the ability to walk around
that suits and compliments, as well as providing                                                                                                                  feet rather than covering     and covering longer             you will be active for
                                                             tours. Our Exclusive Collection tours enjoy high-quality       sights unaided, whilst
                                                                                                                                                                  large distances. You’ll       distances. Other                most of the day. The
flexibility to customise your trip for maximum               accommodation while, on a Tailor-Made Holiday, any             more active tours involve
                                                                                                                                                                  be getting on and off         activities such as              terrain may be more
                                                             style of accommodation is available; simply choose your        longer walks, cycling and
enjoyment.                                                                                                                                                        coaches and boats,            cycling will be at a gentle     challenging and
                                                             perfect stay.                                                  other physical activities.
                                                                                                                                                                  walking around the            pace and will involve           the activities more
                                                                                                                            Tours at altitude will have
TOUR PACE                                                                                                                                                         sights and climbing           straightforward terrain.        physically demanding.
                                                             CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP                                            a higher physical rating.
                                                                                                                                                                  some steps.
We’re not going to deny it, on many of our tours                                                                            For more information on                                             A Level 4 tour will
you’re going to be busy! But we want to make sure you        Interested in exploring your destination further, stopping     why each tour has been                A Level 2 tour will           feature similar physical
don’t miss a single thing. Packing your holiday full of      off en route or adding on some relaxation time? All you        rated the way it has, have            involve a little more         activities but these may
extraordinary experiences means some early starts and        have to do is ask! We have a fantastic range of extension      a look at the ‘Detailed               time on your feet than        be longer in duration
late finishes, but you can be sure that you’ll return home   and stopover packages (see page 112) or, if you’re             Itinerary’ available to               a Level 1 tour and            or on slightly more
with some incredible memories. Take a look at our Go         looking for something a bit different, our fantastic team of   download on the tour                  may involve more steps        challenging terrain.
Beyond tours if you are looking for a holiday with a bit     experts can help you create your very own extension, to        page of our website.                  and/or walking.
more free time included.                                     any tour in this brochure!



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You're in safe hands                                                                                                                                             All the must-see attractions
Our guides are the stars of the show; it is their unrivalled knowledge, passion and expertise that will
                                                                                                                                                As Australia’s leading touring experts, we’re always thinking of new ways to create unique
transform your tour experience from good to truly extraordinary!
                                                                                                                                                                travel experiences that our customers will remember for life.

                                                                                                                                                  Our team works tirelessly to ensure our tours are designed to include the must-see sights
                                                                                                                                                           – we’re innovative, brave and will always strive to be extraordinary.

                                                              ''My husband and I did the two week ‘Glories of                                                               Simply put, we do the hard work, so you don’t have to!
                                                               China’ trip recently, and our National Escort was
                                                               exceptional. George was with us for the whole two
                                                               weeks, and he helped to make it the trip of a lifetime
                                                               for us. By the end of our holiday George really felt
                                                               more like a friend than a guide.''
                                                               		                                    Catherine Prior


  George Pu, National Escort




AWARD - WINNING GUIDING                                                ALL OF OUR                                                    Forbidden City, Beijing

One of the unique features of our group tours is                       NATIONAL ESCORTS...
the inclusion of our National Escorts accompanying
                                                                        Embody the Wendy Wu Tours philosophies of travel
you throughout your tour.
                                                                        Are industry professionals with over 5 years’ experience                                               A SELECTION OF POPULAR CHINA TOURS
Their dedication, personality and sense of fun will
put you at ease and make you feel part of a family,                       Are born and raised locally and are fluent in English
                                                                                                                                                                                               GREAT WALL &
navigating the joys and eccentricities of the local                       Undertake holistic and ongoing comprehensive training                 TOURS                     DAYS     PAGE       FORBIDDEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               TERRACOTTA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PANDAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       YANGTZE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SHANGHAI   GUILIN   YUNNAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                WARRIORS                 RIVER
way of life.                                                                                                                                                                                       CITY
                                                                          Are at your service 24 hours a day
                                                                                                                                                 In Pursuit of Pandas        9           20                                  

                                                                                                                                                 A China Experience          10          22                                                          

                                                                                                                                                 Glories of China            14          24                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                 Majestic Yangtze            14          26                                                        

                                                                                                                                                 Captivating China (Solo)    14          100                                                       

                                                                                                                                                 Wonders of China            16          30                                                        

                                                                                                                                                 Cities of the Orient        16          32                                                        

                                                                                                                                                 China & Tibet Discovery     16          34                                                        

                                                                                                                                                 Yunnan & Sichuan            17          36                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                 Ancient China               18          38                                                          

                                                                                                                                                 Classic China               21          42                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                 Magnificent China           22          44                                                               

                                                                                                                                                 Dreams of Nature            23          64                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                 Grand Tour of China         26          48                                                                       

  Have an opportunity to mix with locals in Lijiang, Yunnan province                                                                             China: The Big One          28          94                                                                       




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Cultural encounters,                                                                                                          ERA SHOW

every step of the way                                                                                              The ERA Show in Shanghai tells the story
                                                                                                                  of China from humble beginnings to world
                                                                                                                    power, with breathtaking special effects
To make sure you truly immerse yourself in your chosen destination, we pack every single one of                   and incredible martial arts in one acrobatic
                                                                                                                                 extravaganza!
our tours with authentic cultural experiences. We’ve highlighted our favourite ones on each tour
page in the ‘Experiences You’ll Love’ box; but for now, here are just a few examples of what you
can look forward to.



                      TAI CHI
           Many locals begin their days with an
          invigorating session of tai chi, and you
         can join them or learn some basic steps                                                                                                                                    CALLIGRAPHY CLASS
                   from a tai chi master.
                                                                                                                                                                                A long practiced art, calligraphy is an essential
                                                                                                                                                                               part of China’s heritage and, with a lesson in the
                                                                                                                                                                                basic techniques of this stylised writing, this is
                                                                                                                                                                               the perfect way to connect with the local culture.




                                                                                                                      NAADAM FESTIVAL
                                                                                                              Mingle with the locals and cheer on the competitors
                                                                                                              as you experience the colourful Naadam, Mongolia’s
                                                                                                               annual festival featuring the ‘Three Manly Skills’ -
                                                                                                                      archery, horse riding and wrestling.




                                                                                                                                                                                            MATCHMAKER’S
                                                                                                                                                                                               CORNER
                                                                                                                                                                                           Found in People’s Parks across the
                                                                                                                                                                                          country, Matchmaker’s Corner is the
                                                                                                                                                                                         place where parents search for love for
                                                                                                                                                                                        their children – it’s fascinatingly unique!
          BREAKFAST TOUR OF                                         HUTONGS TOUR
              SHANGHAI
                                                         Explore Beijing’s atmospheric hutongs by venturing
      Join the locals on their morning commute and           down the old alleyways to reach one of the
     stop to sample local breakfast delicacies such as   traditional houses, where you will be welcomed by
              pancakes and fried bread sticks.                         a family into their home.



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Our new and improved
itineraries...                                                                                                                                                                                                        RUSSIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Russia, to many, is an enigma. Outside the opulent
Here at Wendy Wu Tours, we are passionate about our destinations and as such, we are always                                                                                                                           grandeur of Moscow and St Petersburg, where the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fairytale palaces of the Tsars starkly contrast with the
striving to enhance, create and discover new and unexplored regions. It is at the heart of what                                                                                                                       stone simplicity of the Soviet-era, it is easy to forget
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      about the patchwork of people, religions and cultures
we do and a fundamental reason behind our success over the last 25 years of touring. This year                                                                                                                        that call it home. Here, the present fades to the
we’ve taken inspiration from the furthest regions of Asia and into Europe, setting our sights on                                                                                                                      background and old traditions and rural beauty shine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through, giving a completely different vision. Tolstoy’s
the Caucasus (Eurasia), the Trans-Siberian Railway and into Russia. We hope you will be inspired                                                                                                                      weighty tomes may not appeal to everyone, but they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      say you should never judge a book by its cover. Explore
by the charm of the people, their culture, history and diverse scenic beauty. As always, we have                                                                                                                      it on our Classic Russia tour on page 54.
embedded the Wendy Wu style of touring across these new offerings.

We have also improved on our existing Central Asia (‘The Stans’) and Mongolia tours, regions we                                             St Basils Cathedral & Red Square, Moscow
have been traversing for well over a decade…let us introduce you to:



      THE ‘STANS’ (CENTRAL ASIA)
      Nestled between Russia and China, the Central Asian nations of                                                                                 MONGOLIA
      Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
      make up an area known as ‘The Stans’. Entwined with legends of                                                                                 Home to the legendary Genghis Khan, the vast
      the Silk Road, the ancient trading route on which goods, ideas,                                                                                wilderness and endless blue skies of Mongolia have
      philosophies and religions moved between the east and the west,                                                                                long captured the imagination of travellers. Whilst
      this is a land where mountains, deserts and steppe grassland                                                                                   capital city Ulaanbaatar is a rapidly modernising,
      dominate the landscapes. Here, beautiful blue domes and towering                                                                               cosmopolitan city, this is a country that takes the
      minarets watch over ancient cities and legendary names litter a                                                                                ‘great outdoors’ to extremes with its unique, rugged
      rich history – Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane,                                                                                and pristine landscapes. Explore the endless, majestic
      to name just a few. Venture here to experience the romance of                                                                                  emptiness of the steppes and deserts, still very much
      a golden past, to explore ancient cities that have earned a place                                                                              the territory of the planet’s last true nomads, and stay
      not only in history but in legends, and experience a beautiful,                                                                                in a traditional ger camp, experiencing the fabled
      uncomplicated way of life unchanged for centuries. Explore them on                                                                             hospitality of the Mongolian people – a truly authentic
      our Journey Through Central Asia tour on page 78.                                                                                              experience. Discover more on our Mongolia & Naadam
                                                                                                                                                     Highlights tour on page 70.
                                                                                                                    Samarkand, Uzbekistan



                                                                                                                                            Tereji National Park, Mongolia




                                                                           THE CAUCASUS (EURASIA)
                                                                           Sandwiched between the shores of the Black and
                                                                           Caspian seas, the charming countries that encompass                                                                                     TRANS - SIBERIAN RAILWAY
                                                                           the Caucasus Mountains – Georgia, Armenia and
                                                                           Azerbaijan – have long been the focal point of                                                                                          It’s the ultimate journey of a lifetime for many,
                                                                           powerful ancient empires. As the point where Europe                                                                                     travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway harkens back
                                                                           and Asia meet, these lands have a varied and rich                                                                                       to a golden age when travel was slow and rewarding.
                                                                           heritage amongst their spectacular mountains, lake                                                                                      Crossing seven time zones and around one third of the
                                                                           and forest landscapes, best seen in the old stone                                                                                       earth’s surface, the train winds its way from the rich
                                                                           watchtowers, ancient monasteries and vibrant cities                                                                                     history of Beijing, through the vast Mongolian steppe,
                                                                           that reside there. Considered the last unexplored                                                                                       where the nomadic lifestyle still reigns supreme, and
                                                                           wilderness on the edge of Europe, these three nations                                                                                   into Russia where the endless horizon of Siberia
                                                                           remain bastions of the old world, where life is                                                                                         awaits. After weeks in the wilderness, the bustle and
                                                                           uncomplicated and the welcome always warm, and                                                                                          extravagance of Moscow and St Petersburg bring the
                                                                           are just begging to be explored! See them for yourself                                                                                  epic adventure to a cultural conclusion! Find out more
                                                                           on our Eurasia Explorer tour on page 74.                                                                                                about our Trans-Siberian Railway tour on page 76.




  Gelati Monastery, Georgia                                                                                                                 Lake Baikal, Russia




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Discover Central Asia, Eurasia
                                                                                                                                      & Russia with Wendy Wu Tours
                                                                                                                                      Central Asia’s dramatic landscapes are entwined with the legend of the Silk Road; the cross-roads
                                                                                                                                      for the movement of people, goods and ideas between Asia and Europe. Its culture, people and
                                                                                                                                      landscapes a hybrid of these historical influences. Russia; a land of incredibly rich culture, boasting
    3                                                           RUSSIA                                                                literary, artistic and musical greats, not to mention world-class sights. Its no wonder these incredible
                                                                                                                                      destinations are a beacon for travellers looking for a new adventure. We trust that you will discover
ST PETERSBURG
                                                                                                                         8            yours across our new programs.
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                                                                                                                    TRANS-SIBERIAN    WENDY'S TOP 8 CENTRAL ASIA, RUSSIA & EUROASIA’S SIGHTS
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                                                                                                                                         1 ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL                                                          2 THE REGISTAN, SAMARKAND
                                                                                                                                       The famous onion-domed, candy-coloured cathedral, an icon of                   The beautifully ornate heart of exotic Samarkand, explore the Registan,
                                                                                                       NUR-SULTAN                      Moscow, looks like it belongs in a story book. Step into the fairy tale        this legendary city’s central square. See this majestic gem on the Road
                                                                                                                                       yourself on our Classic Russia tour (page 54).                                 to Samarkand tour (page 72).


                                                                                KAZAKHSTAN



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                                                                     UZBEKISTAN
                                                                                                       4                                 3 PETERHOF GARDENS                                          4 FERGANA                                      5 GOLDEN EAGLES
                                                                                                               BISHKEK

                         GEORGIA TBILISI
                                          MOUNT KAZBEGI
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                                                                                                           KYRGYZSTAN                                                                                       VALLEY MARKET
                           ARMENIA         BAKU
                                                                   DARVAZA GAS CRATER
                                     AZERBAIJAN                                                    FERGANA                             Grand and opulent, Peterhof Palace and Gardens              Chat with the locals at this traditional        Watch a demonstration of golden eagle
                                      YEREVAN                                                                                          reflect the exquisite tastes of Peter the Great.            bazaar as you peruse the many colourful
                                                          TURKMENISTAN         SAMARKAND         TAJIKISTAN                                                                                                                                        hunting, an age-old tradition from the
                                                                ASHGABAT
                                                                                       DUSHANBE                               CHINA    Enjoy walking amongst the marvellous sculptures,            wares, from silk to ceramics to local           endless steppes of Kyrgyzstan, on our
                                                                                                                                       fountains and flowers on our Classic Russia tour            breads as part of our Road to Samarkand         Journey Through Central Asia tour (page
                                                                                                                                       (page 54).                                                  tour (page 72).                                 78).




                                                                                                                                        6 MOUNT                                             7 DARVAZA GAS                                     8 TRANS - SIBERIAN
                                                                                                                                               KAZBEGI                                            CRATER                                           RAILWAY
                                                                                                                                       This striking mountain looms dramatically          A magical sight, the gas crater is              A journey of epic proportions, the longest
                                                                                                                                       on the horizon of the vast Georgian                known as the ‘Gates of Hell’ and has            railway in the world stretches across continents.
                                                                                                                                       landscapes. Discover more of the                   been burning for over 40 years. View            Undertake this once-in-a-lifetime adventure from
                                                                                                                                       spectacular alpine-like scenery on our             its spectacular glow on our Journey             Beijing to St Petersburg on our Trans-Siberian
                                                                                                                                       Eurasia Explorer tour (page 74).                   Through Central Asia tour (page 78).            Railway tour (page 76).




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Discover the imperial treasures of historical
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the charming city of Chengdu, where you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will see the captivating giant pandas,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 Mar - 24 Mar    $3,980 31 Aug - 08 Sep      $3,680
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           06 Apr - 14 Apr    $3,980 07 Sep - 15 Sep      $3,680
     Walk on the Great Wall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 Apr - 28 Apr    $3,980 21 Sep - 29 Sep      $4,180
     Feast on Peking duck                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                04 May - 12 May $3,980 05 Oct - 13 Oct         $4,180
     Explore the Summer Palace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11 May - 19 May $3,980 19 Oct - 27 Oct         $3,980
     Face the Terracotta Army                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 May - 26 May $3,980 16 Nov - 24 Nov         $3,280
     Travel on the bullet train                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 Jul - 21 Jul    $3,980 24 Dec - 03 Jan^ $4,480
     Watch giant pandas play                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2021 DATES
                                                      See the pandas of Dujiangyan Panda Base, Chengdu                                                      Visit the Summer Palace in Beijing                           Walk the Great Wall, Beijing                     22 Feb - 02 Mar    $3,480 09 Aug - 17 Aug      $4,180
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          08 Mar - 16 Mar    $3,480 06 Sep - 14 Sep      $3,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15 Mar - 23 Mar    $3,480 13 Sep - 21 Sep      $3,880
PRICE INCLUDES                                      ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                                             05 Apr - 13 Apr    $4,180 20 Sep - 28 Sep      $3,880
• 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
• International flights and current taxes           DAY 1: FLY TO BEIJING                             DAY 4: XIAN CITY WALLS                              DAY 7: CHENGDU PANDA RESERVE                                                                                    12 Apr - 20 Apr    $4,180 18 Oct - 26 Oct      $4,380

• Domestic transportation                           Fly to Beijing, China’s historic capital.         Fly to Xian. An illustrious and age-old city,       Your second panda experience will take place                                                                    19 Apr - 27 Apr    $4,180 25 Oct - 02 Nov      $4,380
• 3-4 star accommodation                            Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of    Xian is one of the four great ancient capitals      at Chengdu’s famous Panda Conservation                                                                          10 May - 18 May $4,180 08 Nov - 16 Nov         $4,180
                                                    the day is yours to start soaking up the local    of China. It is also the capital of Shaanxi         Centre, located right in the city. An education
• Touring with guides and entrance fees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   17 May - 25 May $4,180 15 Nov - 23 Nov         $3,880
                                                    culture.                                          province and the starting point of the fabled       centre and breeding facility, where you’ll see
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders                                                                                                                                                                                                                               14 Jun - 22 Jun    $4,180 24 Dec - 03 Jan^ $4,680
                                                                                                      Silk Road with a history spanning 3,100
                                                    DAY 2: IMPERIAL BEIJING                                                                               both pandas and red pandas up close as                                                                          12 Jul - 20 Jul    $4,180
                                                                                                      years. Take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully
                                                    Begin in Beijing’s symbolic heart with a                                                              they chomp through piles of bamboo, sleep
                                                                                                      preserved 14th Century city walls that enclose                                                                                                                       Flight and supplement information
                                                    stroll across Tiananmen Square, flanked                                                               and play and learn all about their physiology
                                                                                                      Xian’s old town. Tonight, enjoy a delicious                                                                                                                         • Based on departures from Sydney,
                                                    by imposing government buildings and the          feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and        and conservation. Back in Chengdu, enjoy a
                                                    mausoleum of Chairman Mao, towards the                                                                hot beverage in a traditional teahouse before                                                                     Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
                                                                                                      a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.                                                                                                                              • Departures from other cities and flight
                                                    sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City.                                                         visiting Matchmaker’s Corner where parents
                                                    A monument to dynasties past, enter through       DAY 5: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS                                                                                                                                            upgrades available upon request
                                                                                                                                                          search for worthy suitors for their children.
                                                    the Gate of Supreme Harmony, into a complex       After their fortuitous discovery by local farmers                                                                                                                   • Land only (Beijing - Chengdu) 8 days from
                                                    of a thousand rooms and many imperial             in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s        DAYS 8- 9: FLY CHENGDU TO AUSTRALIA                                                                               $2,080 per person, twin share
Enjoy down-time in a Beijing park                   treasures. Later, soak up the harmonious          first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued         Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or                                                                     • Single supplement from $465
                                                    ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly      visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing      following day.                                                                                                   Important note
                                                    oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where        the enigmatic ranks of life-like warriors and
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                                                    you can watch, or participate in a dance class    horses who stand in their original formations                                                                      City Wall, Xian                                   Correct as at 2 September 2019, subject to
                                                    and mingle with the locals. This evening, sit     at the exact location they were excavated. Visit    Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour.                                                             change. Depending on airline schedules, you
   isit the park surrounding the Temple of
  V                                                 down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck       the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate                                                                                                                           may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights’
  Heaven in Beijing to soak up the beautiful        before deciding on an option to enjoy a           terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient                                                                                                                    accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may
  surroundings and mingle with the local            kung fu show.                                     counterparts. Watch the skilled production                                                                                                                           be required at an additional cost.
  people who gather here daily to exercise,                                                           process and perhaps buy a souvenir warrior
  socialise, play cards and relax – you can         DAY 3: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA                    to take home. Later, take a bullet train to
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  even take part in a group dance session!          This morning is dedicated to China’s most         Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.                                                                                                                                Please note optional activities are at your own
   njoy one of Beijing’s must-see shows, a
  E                                                 iconic sight – the Great Wall. Stretching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           expense and payable in country.
  Chinese acrobatic spectacular featuring           thousands of miles from the Yellow Sea to         DAY 6: DUJIANGYAN PANDA BASE
  many forms of dramatic arts such as               the Gobi Desert, over all sorts of dramatic       This morning visit Dujiangyan Panda Base                                                                                                                             Customary tipping amount of approximately
  contortionism, juggling and plate spinning        landscapes, it is one of the world’s most         for your first panda encounter! Located 1.5                                                                                                                          RMB 320pp (AU$67pp) is paid locally in China.
  and full of edge-of-your-seat action.             impressive feats of engineering. Taking a         hours outside of Chengdu, this centre is
   t the heart of Sichuan province, the
  A                                                 walk on this incredible structure is the best     dedicated to the study of disease control and
  native land of the giant panda, visit the         way to appreciate both the wall itself and        the rescue of wild pandas – the perfect place
  excellent Dujiangyan Panda Base where             the magnificent scenery that it crosses.          to gain insight into the hard work that goes
  you’ll learn all about China’s iconic bear, the   Drive back to Beijing and enjoy a relaxed         into caring for and boosting the population
  conservation projects in action to increase       afternoon in the idyllic gardens of the           of these endangered species. Later, enjoy the
  their numbers and, of course, see these           Summer Palace. Also included is a visit to        atmosphere of Jinli Street – a lively street
  beautiful animals for yourself.                   a jade factory. A Chinese acrobatic show          lined with antique shops and restaurants
                                                    rounds off the day.                               before sampling a delicious Sichuanese meal.          Gaze at the Terracotta Army in Xian



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 PERSON                               SHARE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 present and bright future. Visit the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shanghai. The pace is full on, but
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02 Feb - 11 Feb   $3,460 21 Jun - 30 Jun       $4,180
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          01 Mar - 10 Mar   $3,460 12 Jul - 21 Jul       $4,180
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           15 Mar - 24 Mar   $4,080 09 Aug - 18 Aug       $4,180
     Admire Shanghai’s bright lights                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     22 Mar - 31 Mar   $4,080 23 Aug - 01 Sep       $3,980
     Find the past in Zhujiajiao                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         29 Mar - 07 Apr   $4,080 06 Sep - 15 Sep       $3,980
     Face the Terracotta Army                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            05 Apr - 14 Apr   $4,380 13 Sep - 22 Sep       $4,180
     Explore hutongs in Beijing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12 Apr - 21 Apr   $4,380 20 Sep - 29 Sep       $4,180
     Walk on the Great Wall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26 Apr - 05 May   $4,380 04 Oct - 13 Oct       $4,180
     Explore the Summer Palace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           03 May - 12 May $4,380 11 Oct - 20 Oct         $4,180
                                                       Chinese lanterns, Beijing                                                                              Nanjing Road shopping street, Shanghai                    See the famous Terracotta Army, Xian              10 May - 19 May $4,380 18 Oct - 27 Oct         $3,980
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17 May - 26 May $4,380 15 Nov - 24 Nov         $3,980
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24 May - 02 Jun   $4,380 22 Nov - 01 Dec       $3,460
PRICE INCLUDES                                       ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                                            31 May - 09 Jun   $4,180
• 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 8 dinners
• International flights and current taxes            DAY 1: FLY TO SHANGHAI                                DAY 5: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS                       DAY 6: BULLET TRAIN TO BEIJING                         DAY 8: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA                         2021 DATES
• Domestic transportation                            Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also        After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s,   Board the bullet train to Beijing, China’s             This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic       21 Feb - 02 Mar   $3,660 30 May - 08 Jun       $4,380
• 3-4 star accommodation                             known as the ‘Paris of the East’. Depending on        the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor,    historic capital city. After dinner, there is an       sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this          28 Feb - 09 Mar   $3,660 06 Jun - 15 Jun       $4,380
                                                     your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours    Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever       option to enjoy a kung fu show.                        incredible structure is the best way to appreciate
• Touring with guides and entrance fees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   07 Mar - 16 Mar   $3,660 20 Jun - 29 Jun       $4,380
                                                     to start soaking up the local culture.                since. Spend the morning viewing the                                                                    both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders                                                                                                                 DAY 7: IMPERIAL BEIJING                                                                                       14 Mar - 23 Mar   $4,280 11 Jul - 20 Jul       $4,380
                                                                                                           enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and                                                              and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. You will
                                                     DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI                               horses who stand in their original formations    Head to Beijing’s symbolic heart and                   have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where     21 Mar - 30 Mar   $4,280 08 Aug - 17 Aug       $4,480
                                                     Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where           at the exact location they were excavated.       stroll across Tiananmen Square into the                you will be able to buy a small handcrafted piece.     28 Mar - 06 Apr   $4,280 05 Sep - 14 Sep       $4,180
                                                     east and west collide on streets lined with           Then, visit the workshop of the craftsmen        sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden                Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to        04 Apr - 13 Apr   $4,580 12 Sep - 21 Sep       $4,380
                                                     futuristic skyscrapers and 10th Century               who recreate terracotta warriors in the style    City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme             bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear         11 Apr - 20 Apr   $4,580 19 Sep - 28 Sep       $4,380
                                                     temples. Today’s explorations include the             of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll     Harmony you will find a complex full of                it. Spend the afternoon strolling through the          18 Apr - 27 Apr   $4,580 26 Sep - 05 Oct       $4,380
                                                     traditional Yu Garden, the Silk Factory and           on the beautifully preserved 14th Century        imperial riches. Later, soak up the                    idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25 Apr - 04 May   $4,580 10 Oct - 19 Oct       $4,380
                                                     a stop in the old town. Later, admire the             ancient city walls that enclose Xian’s old       harmonious ambience of the Temple of                   see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite
                                                     magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll                                                        Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban                                                                  09 May - 18 May $4,580 17 Oct - 26 Oct         $4,180
                                                                                                           town. Tonight, feast on traditional Shui Jiao                                                           architecture. Today’s sightseeing is the perfect
                                                     along the Bund. This evening, view the city           dumplings before a performance of Tang           landscape. Here, mingle with the locals and            way to build up your appetite for Beijing’s most       16 May - 25 May $4,580 14 Nov - 23 Nov         $4,180
                                                     from the Huangpu River on a panoramic                 Dynasty dancing.                                 watch or participate as they spend their               famous delicacy – Peking duck.                         23 May - 01 Jun   $4,580 21 Nov - 30 Nov       $3,660
                                                     cruise. Dinner tonight will be traditional                                                             afternoon practising tai chi, dancing and                                                                      Flight and supplement information
                                                     Shanghainese cuisine.                                                                                  playing cards. Enjoy a walk through the                DAYS 9-10: FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA
Learn about jade, the sacred stone                                                                                                                                                                                 Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or            • Based on departures from Sydney,
                                                                                                                                                            traditional hutongs, where the narrow alleys
                                                     DAY 3: ZHUJIAJIAO WATER TOWN                                                                                                                                  following day.                                           Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
                                                                                                                                                            offer an authentic glimpse of old Beijing.
                                                     Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water                                                                                                                                                                     • Departures from other cities and flight
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                                                                                                                                                            hutong life.                                           Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour.
                                                     to transport goods all over imperial China.                                                                                                                                                                          • Land only (Shanghai - Beijing) 9 days from
   J ade has long been a sacred stone to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $2,330 per person, twin share
                                                     The town’s narrow alleyways exude old-world
    the Chinese people, bringing fortune and
                                                     charm, whilst the waterways are lined with                                                                                                                                                                           • Single supplement from $505
    prosperity to those who wear it. Visit a jade
                                                     ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges.                                                                                                                                                                       Important note
    factory where you can learn more about its
    origins, its importance and how it is crafted.
                                                     Return to Shanghai and visit the Shanghai                                                                                                                                                                             Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes.
                                                     Museum and explore People’s Square. End the                                                                                                                                                                           Correct as at 2 September 2019, subject to
    tep back in time to relive the majesty of
   S
                                                     day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.                                                                                                                                                                                change. Depending on airline schedules, you
   the Tang Dynasty, of which Xian was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights’
   prosperous and glorious capital, with a           DAY 4: LITTLE WILD GOOSE PAGODA                                                                                                                                                                                       accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may
   colourful spectacular of traditional music        Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. This                                                                                                                                                                         be required at an additional cost.
   and dancing.                                      afternoon take a visit to the fascinating Little
                                                     Wild Goose Pagoda and spend time walking                                                                                                                                                                              Please note optional activities are at your own
    enture into Beijing’s atmospheric old
   V
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           expense and payable in country.
   neighbourhoods, the hutongs, exploring the        through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim
   narrow alleyways and visiting the traditional     Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food                                                                                                                                                                            Customary tipping amount of approximately
   courtyard house of a family, who will give        stalls. Here you will gain an insight into the                                                                                                                                                                        RMB 400pp (AU$83pp) is paid locally in China.
   you a glimpse into their daily life.              city’s fascinating culture and significance as
                                                                                                             See the Little Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian           Explore the sleepy water town of Zhujiajiao
                                                     the start of the Silk Road.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ZHUJIAJIAO                                Discover the extraordinary karst




                                                                                                                                                                                                       
           $4,480
   PER                                TWIN                                                                                                                                                                                                                              landscapes of the Li River and Guilin
 PERSON                               SHARE                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as well as enjoying the highlights of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        China, including the urban splendour
           FULLY INCLUSIVE FROM                                                                                                                                                               GUILIN (1N+1N)                                                            of Shanghai, Beijing and Xian on this
           SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 popular tour.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               YANGSHUO (2N)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prices are per person, twin share

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2020 DATES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23 Feb - 07 Mar   $4,480 23 Aug - 05 Sep       $5,080
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      08 Mar - 21 Mar   $4,480 04 Sep - 17 Sep       $5,080
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22 Mar - 04 Apr   $5,080 06 Sep - 19 Sep       $5,080
     Cruise the tranquil Li River                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29 Mar - 11 Apr   $5,080 11 Sep - 24 Sep       $5,080
     Explore friendly Yangshuo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       12 Apr - 25 Apr   $5,480 13 Sep - 26 Sep       $5,580
     Face the Terracotta Army                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26 Apr - 09 May   $5,480 18 Sep - 01 Oct       $5,580
     Admire Shanghai’s bright lights                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 03 May - 16 May $5,580 20 Sep - 03 Oct         $5,580
     Walk on the Great Wall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 May - 23 May $5,580 04 Oct - 17 Oct         $5,580
     Discover the Forbidden City                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17 May - 30 May $5,580 09 Oct - 22 Oct         $5,580
                                                    See Shanghai’s futuristic skyline                                                                     Stop for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman, Yangshuo                                           24 May - 06 Jun   $5,580 11 Oct - 24 Oct       $5,080
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21 Jun - 04 Jul   $5,580 18 Oct - 31 Oct       $4,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19 Jul - 01 Aug   $5,080 25 Oct - 07 Nov       $4,580
PRICE INCLUDES                                    ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                                           09 Aug - 22 Aug   $5,080 15 Nov - 28 Nov       $4,580
• 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners
• International flights and current taxes         DAY 1: FLY TO SHANGHAI                             DAY 6: YANGSHUO                                    DAY 10: BULLET TRAIN TO BEIJING                        DAY 12: FORBIDDEN CITY                                 2021 DATES
• Domestic transportation                         Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also     Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location,      Board the bullet train to Beijing, the capital of      Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple          28 Feb - 13 Mar   $4,780 18 Jul - 31 Jul       $5,380
• 3-4 star accommodation                          known as the ‘Paris of the East’. Depending        surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green          China. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through the          of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban        07 Mar - 20 Mar   $4,870 15 Aug - 28 Aug       $5,380
                                                  on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is    paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts.        warren-like hutongs and visit a local family to        landscape, where you can watch, or participate
• Touring with guides and entrance fees                                                                                                                                                                                                                               21 Mar - 03 Apr   $5,380 05 Sep - 18 Sep       $5,380
                                                  yours to start soaking up the local culture.       Start the day with a relaxing and invigorating     gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and         in a dance class and mingle with the locals. Head
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders                                                                                                                                                                                                                           28 Mar - 10 Apr   $5,380 12 Sep - 25 Sep       $5,380
                                                                                                     session of tai chi, taking a class with a master   local customs.                                         to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square,
                                                  DAY 2: HUANGPU RIVER CRUISE                        to learn this ancient martial art. Spend the                                                              and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of          11 Apr - 24 Apr   $5,780 19 Sep - 02 Oct       $5,880
                                                  Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where        rest of the morning exploring the countryside      DAY 11: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA                        the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of       18 Apr - 01 May   $5,780 26 Sep - 09 Oct       $5,880
                                                  east and west collide on streets lined with        and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. There are      This morning is dedicated to China’s                   Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full          25 Apr - 08 May   $5,780 10 Oct - 23 Oct       $5,380
                                                  futuristic skyscrapers and 10th Century            many optional activities available including       most iconic sight – the Great Wall.                    of imperial riches. This evening, savour Beijing’s     09 May - 22 May $5,880 17 Oct - 30 Oct         $4,880
                                                  temples. Start with a visit to the classical       cycling, rafting and walking.                      Taking a walk on this incredible structure             best-known delicacy – Peking duck.
                                                  Yu Garden, pass through the old town and                                                                                                                                                                            16 May - 29 May $5,880 24 Oct - 06 Nov         $4,880
                                                                                                                                                        is the best way to appreciate the sheer
                                                  visit a silk factory. View the city at night       DAY 7: CORMORANT FISHERMAN                         magnificence of the wall itself and the                DAYS 13-14: FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA                   23 May - 05 Jun   $5,880 07 Nov - 20 Nov       $4,880
                                                  from the Huangpu River on a panoramic              Return to Guilin. En route, stop on the banks                                                             Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or            20 Jun - 03 Jul   $5,880
                                                                                                                                                        dramatic scenery that surrounds it. In
                                                  cruise. This evening, enjoy a meal of              of the Li River for a photo opportunity with a                                                            following day.                                          Flight and supplement information
                                                                                                                                                        the afternoon, enjoy the idyllic landscapes
                                                  Shanghainese cuisine.                              cormorant fisherman. Stroll around Ronghu          of the Summer Palace. End the day                      NOT LOOKING TO JOIN A GROUP?                           • Based on departures from Sydney,
                                                                                                     Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas –         watching a Chinese acrobatic show.                     Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour.
                                                  DAY 3: EXPLORE SHANGHAI                                                                                                                                                                                               Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
                                                                                                     two towering examples of traditional Chinese
                                                  Travel to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s            Buddhist architecture. Visit the South China                                                                                                                     • Departures from other cities and flight
See Terracotta Army replicas being made           sleepy water towns and explore its many            Pearl Factory which covers the fascinating                                                                    EXTEND YOUR STAY...                                  upgrades available upon request
                                                  charms. Return to Shanghai to see the                                                                                                                                                                               • Land only (Shanghai - Beijing) 13 days
                                                  antiquities of the Shanghai Museum before
                                                                                                     1,700-year-old history of pearling and see the
                                                                                                     many displays and demonstrations on offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               +                                                        from $3,380 per person, twin share
  EXPERIENCES YOU’LL LOVE                         admiring magnificent architecture with a                                                                                                                                                                            • Single supplement from $650
                                                  stroll along the Bund.                             DAY 8: TANG DYNASTY DANCING                                                                                                                                       Important note
  In Xian, visit a busy workshop where                                                              Fly to Xian and visit the Little Wild Goose
   craftsmen create replicas of the famous Ter-   DAY 4: GUILIN                                      Pagoda before feasting on traditional Shui Jiao                                                                                                                   Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes.
  racotta Army and watch them going about         Fly to the scenic city of Guilin. Enjoy a stroll   dumplings and watching a lively performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Correct as at 2 September 2019, subject to
                                                  through the Seven Star Park and explore the                                                                                                                                                                          change. Depending on airline schedules, you
  their age-old craft with astonishing                                                               of Tang Dynasty dancing.
                                                  spectacular formations of the Seven Star Cave.                                                                                                                                                                       may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights’
  speed and dexterity.
                                                                                                     DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS                                                                                                                                        accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may
  Long practised in China, many people start     DAY 5: LI RIVER CRUISE                                                                                                                                                                                               be required at an additional cost.
                                                                                                     After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s,
   their day with a session of tai chi – do the   Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the    the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor,                                                                                                                     Please note optional activities are at your own
   same in a morning class with an instructor     charming town of Yangshuo. Around every                                                                                                                          HONG KONG GLIMPSES STOPOVER
   and continue your day feeling invigorated.
                                                                                                     Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever                                                                                                                        expense and payable in country.
                                                  river bend is a view to take your breath away                                                                                                                    3 days from $525pp twin share
                                                                                                     since. Spend the morning viewing the                                                                                                                              Customary tipping amount of approximately
   enture into Beijing’s atmospheric old
  V                                               as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes       enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors, followed                                                              SINGAPORE SHORT STAY                                RMB 450pp (AU$94pp) is paid locally in China.
  neighbourhoods, the hutongs, exploring the      of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local        by a visit to the workshop of the craftsmen                                                                   3 days from $400pp twin share
  narrow alleyways and visiting the traditional   fishermen. This evening there is an option to      who recreate terracotta warriors. Later, stroll
  courtyard house of a family, who will give      watch the spectacular Impression Liu Sanjie        on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city                                                                Visit page 112 to learn more about all of our
  you a glimpse into their daily life.            music and light show.                                                                                                                                            extensions and stopovers.
                                                                                                     walls that enclose Xian’s old town.                  Visit the Forbidden City, Beijing



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           $4,580
   PER                                TWIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        YANGTZE WUHAN                                                        Beijing and as well as the unforgettable
 PERSON                               SHARE
                                                                                                                                                                                             CHONGQING RIVER CRUISE
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (4N)                                                               giant pandas of Chengdu.
           FULLY INCLUSIVE FROM
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prices are per person, twin share

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2020 DATES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              06 Mar - 19 Mar     $5,180 21 May - 03 Jun     $5,280 10 Sep - 23 Sep       $5,480
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 Mar - 30 Mar     $5,180 26 May - 08 Jun     $5,280 15 Sep - 28 Sep       $5,580
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                               24 Mar - 06 Apr     $5,180 02 Jun - 15 Jun     $5,480 17 Sep - 30 Sep       $5,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              02 Apr - 15 Apr     $5,480 16 Jun - 29 Jun     $5,480 22 Sep - 05 Oct       $5,780
     Admire Shanghai’s bright lights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              07 Apr - 20 Apr     $5,480 14 Jul - 27 Jul     $5,480 24 Sep - 07 Oct       $5,780
     Walk on the Great Wall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21 Apr - 04 May     $5,480 04 Aug - 17 Aug     $5,480 06 Oct - 19 Oct       $5,780
     Four night Yangtze cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23 Apr - 06 May     $5,480 11 Aug - 24 Aug     $5,180 08 Oct - 21 Oct       $5,480
     Watch giant pandas play                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30 Apr - 13 May     $5,480 18 Aug - 31 Aug     $5,180 13 Oct - 26 Oct       $5,480
     Face the Terracotta Army                                                                                                                                                                                                                05 May - 18 May     $5,280 25 Aug - 07 Sep     $5,180 15 Oct - 28 Oct       $5,280
     Discover ancient Ciqikou                                                                                                                                                                                                                07 May - 20 May     $5,280 27 Aug - 09 Sep     $4,580 20 Oct - 02 Nov       $5,280
                                                     Enjoy side trips on the Yangtze River                                                                 Explore the delights of Shanghai                                                   12 May - 25 May     $5,280 01 Sep - 14 Sep     $5,180 22 Oct - 04 Nov       $4,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14 May - 27 May     $5,280 03 Sep - 16 Sep     $5,180 27 Oct - 09 Nov       $4,580
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19 May - 01 Jun     $5,280 08 Sep - 21 Sep     $5,480 03 Nov - 16 Nov       $4,580
PRICE INCLUDES                                     ITINERARY                                                                                                                                                                                  2021 DATES
• 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners
                                                   DAY 1: FLY OVERNIGHT TO SHANGHAI                    DAY 7: HISTORICAL CIQIKOU                         DAY 10: LITTLE WILD GOOSE PAGODA                                                     09 Mar - 22 Mar     $5,480 18 May - 31 May     $5,580 14 Sep - 27 Sep       $5,880
• International flights and current taxes
• Domestic transportation                          Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city of           Disembarking the cruise vessel in Chongqing,      Today, visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and walk through the lively                16 Mar - 29 Mar     $5,480 20 May - 02 Jun     $5,580 16 Sep - 29 Sep       $5,880

• 3-4 star accommodation                           Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the           explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its     atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic                23 Mar - 05 Apr     $5,480 25 May - 07 Jun     $5,580 21 Sep - 04 Oct       $6,080
                                                   East’. Depending on your time of arrival, the       porcelain production during the Ming and Qing     food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.                            30 Mar - 12 Apr     $5,480 27 May - 09 Jun     $5,580 23 Sep - 06 Oct       $6,080
• Touring with guides and entrance fees
                                                   rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the    dynasties. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect                                                                                        01 Apr - 14 Apr     $5,780 08 Jun - 21 Jun     $5,780 28 Sep - 11 Oct       $6,080
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders                                                                                                              DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING
                                                   local culture.                                      for a morning stroll to admire the historical,                                                                                         06 Apr - 19 Apr     $5,780 22 Jun - 05 Jul     $5,780 05 Oct - 18 Oct       $6,080
                                                                                                       traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu     Head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s symbolic heart, and into the                     13 Apr - 26 Apr     $5,980 13 Jul - 26 Jul     $5,780 07 Oct - 20 Oct       $5,780
                                                   DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI                             and enjoy a delicious Sichuanese meal for         sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate              20 Apr - 03 May     $5,780 03 Aug - 16 Aug     $5,780 12 Oct - 25 Oct       $5,780
                                                   Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where         dinner with the option of a performance of        of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches.                 22 Apr - 05 May     $5,780 10 Aug - 23 Aug     $5,480 14 Oct - 27 Oct       $5,580
                                                   east and west collide on streets lined with         Sichuan Opera, famous for its ‘face-changing’.    Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an                   29 Apr - 12 May     $5,780 17 Aug - 30 Aug     $5,480 19 Oct - 01 Nov       $5,580
                                                   futuristic skyscrapers and 10th Century                                                               orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, and end the day watching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              04 May - 17 May     $5,580 24 Aug - 06 Sep     $5,480 21 Oct - 03 Nov       $4,880
                                                   temples. Today’s explorations include the           DAY 8: PANDAS                                     a Chinese acrobatic show.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              06 May - 19 May     $5,580 02 Sep - 15 Sep     $5,480 26 Oct - 08 Nov       $4,880
                                                   classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town         Begin this morning with a visit to Chengdu’s
                                                                                                                                                         DAY 12: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA                                                      11 May - 24 May     $5,580 07 Sep - 20 Sep     $5,780 02 Nov - 15 Nov       $4,880
                                                   and learning about the age-old silk production      famous Panda Conservation Centre, which
                                                                                                                                                         This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall.             13 May - 26 May     $5,580 09 Sep - 22 Sep     $5,780 04 Nov - 17 Nov       $4,880
                                                   process at a silk factory. Later, admire the        allows you to see and learn about China’s
                                                   magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll     celebrated bears up close in surroundings that    Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate              Flight and supplement information
                                                   along the Bund and view the city from the           mirror their natural habitat. A look around       both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery              • Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
                                                   Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The            the informative museum gives an overview          that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory, then enjoy the idyllic        or Perth
Savour the local cuisine                           skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight       of the reserve’s breeding programme. Later,       landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional                    • Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available upon
                                                   to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in     take a bullet train to the former imperial        Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour              request
                                                   the world. Tonight, sample some traditional         capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast   Beijing’s best-known delicacy, Peking duck.                                          • Land only (Shanghai - Beijing) 13 days from $3,470 per person,
  EXPERIENCES YOU’LL LOVE
                                                   Shanghainese cuisine.                               of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a          DAYS 13-14: FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA                                                   twin share
                                                                                                       performance of Tang Dynasty dancing awaits.       Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.                           • Single supplement from $985
   uck into a delicious feast of Beijing’s best
  T                                                DAY 3: MODERN PUDONG
  known dish, Peking duck, a food that offers      Take the morning to see the sights of the           DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS                        NOT LOOKING TO JOIN A GROUP?                                                          Important note
  a true taste of imperial China and a long-       ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its        After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s,    Call us to arrange this itinerary as a private tour.                                  Prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as at 2 September 2019,
  time favourite of locals and visitors alike!     sci-fi skyscrapers. Later, fly to Wuhan and         the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor,                                                                                           subject to change. Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive
   ruise through Qutang, Wu and Xiling
  C                                                travel by coach to Yichang where you will           Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever                                                                                              on Day 2. Extra nights’ accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be
  gorges, otherwise known as the Three             board the Yangtze River cruise vessel.              since. Spend the morning viewing the                                                                                                    required at an additional cost.
  Gorges, admiring the magnificent scenery                                                             enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and
                                                   DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE                                                                                                                                                              Please note optional activities are at your own expense and payable in country.
  from the comfort of your Yangtze River                                                               horses. Then visit the workshop of the
                                                   A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam             craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in
  cruise vessel and learning about its epic                                                                                                                                                                                                    Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB 600pp (AU$125pp) is paid
                                                   showcases a massive feat of engineering. But        the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch
  history from your onboard expert.                                                                                                                                                                                                            locally in China.
                                                   as you cruise upstream nature takes over,           the skilled production process and even buy
   tep back in time to relive the majesty of
  S                                                revealing some of the world’s most dramatic
  the Tang Dynasty, of which Xian was the                                                              a souvenir warrior to take home. Later, take
                                                   scenery including the Three Gorges themselves.      a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved
  prosperous and glorious capital, with a
                                                   Over the next three days, take a side trip to the   14th Century city walls that enclose Xian’s
  colourful spectacular of traditional music
                                                   attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and           old town, then join the optional tour to see
  and dance.
                                                   enjoy various shore excursions.                     Xian lit up at night.                               Walk on the Great Wall, Beijing



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