In Pursuit of Pandas | Christmas Special
Celebrate Christmas in a new and exciting way in China - taking a Christmas Day walk on the Great Wall and bringing in the New Year in Chengdu, home to the magnificent Giant Panda.
Our Christmas Special - In Pursuit of Pandas tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Your Fly & Tour Package Includes:
- Economy class flight to Beijing, return from Chengdu
- 9 night In Pursuit of Pandas – Christmas Special guided tour, Beijing to Chengdu
- 4-star accommodation
- Touring with guides & entrance fees
- Meals – 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
- Highlights & authentic experiences
- Visa fees for Australian passport holders
- Domestic transportation
- Airline taxes
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 24 December 2023 – 02 January 2024
Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities & flight upgrades available on request
Day 1: Beijing
Fly to Beijing, the capital of China, for a 3-night stay. On arrival in Beijing Capital International Airport, you will be met in the arrival hall by your local guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer approximately 1 hour to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. A tour introduction will be held in the hotel either this evening or the next.
Day 2: Christmas on the Great Wall
Enjoy Christmas Day with a walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2,000 years of historical significance whilst admiring the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China's most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4,000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. In the afternoon we visit the exquisite Summer Palace. This evening, indulge in a Christmas meal made up of some of China's most famous dishes, including the local delicacy, Peking Duck.
Day 3: Explore Beijing
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which has the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. We also visit the unique Temple of Heaven. In the evening, see a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show.
Day 4: Beijing-Xian
Fly to Xian, the former ancient capital and stroll around the beautifully-preserved 14th century city walls. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 5: Terracotta Warriors
Visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century: the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. Later, wander through the Muslim Quarter.
Day 6: Xian to Chengdu
This morning, visit the lovely Little Wild goose Pagoda and the Xian Museum. In the afternoon, take the bullet train to Chengdu.
Day 7: Leshan Grand Buddha
Travel to Leshan to visit the Grand Buddha, the worlds largest stone-carved Buddhist statue. We take a short boat trip to view the statue from the river. Return to Chengdu, visiting the old town of Huanglongxi en-route.
Day 8: New Years Eve with the Pandas
On New Years Eve, visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. Later, visit the ancient World Heritage Dujiangyan Irrigation project. Sample a delicious New Years meal this evening, inspired by the local Sichuan cuisine.
Day 9: Chengdu
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu independently.
Day 10-11: Depart Chengdu
Any time before your flight is at leisure. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight arriving home the same or following day.
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 30 June 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfares are based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities & flight upgrades available on request.