Wendy Wu Tours Launches Winter 2013/2014
Programme with New Product

In a continuation of its ambitious expansion and product development plans Wendy Wu Tours is launching its new winter campaign two months earlier than in previous years

The brochure features exciting new areas for the independent tour operator including exclusive Chinese New Year holidays, family holidays and Christmas tours and with a lead in price of £1,490 has a strong value message despite prices rises in China.

Christmas and New Year Holidays

What better way to escape the turkey than to head for China for Christmas, Wendy Wu Tours has as selection of breaks over the Christmas period.

Chinese New Year Special

This eight day tour takes in the iconic cities of Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai with the highlight being welcoming in the New Year with Wendy Wu herself. After five days covering the sites in Beijing and Xi’an including the Great Wall, Forbidden Square and Terracotta Warriors the tour arrives in Shanghai ready to celebrate! The Wendy Wu Tours exclusive dragon boat will be the base for an evening of fireworks, music and a Chinese banquet all in the vibrant company of Wendy Wu herself. The boat will cruise the Huangpu River with night time vistas of the historic Bund and futuristic Pudong before a day sightseeing in Shanghai the following day before returning to the UK.

Price from £1,890 per person. Departures are 25th and 28th January.

In Pursuit of Pandas

This ten day tour combines the cities of Beijing and Xi’an with a visit to Chengdu, gateway city to the Panda Conservation Centre. Christmas Day will see the tour walking the Great Wall followed by visits to the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. Days five and six are spent in Xi’an visiting the mesmerising Terracotta Warriors before heading to Chengdu and visiting the statuesque Grand Buddha of Leshan and spending New Year’s Eve with the pandas.

Price from £2,190. Departure is 23rd December.

Harbin Snow and Ice festival

This incredible eight day tour combines two visual spectacles – the world famous Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin and Chinese New Year in Shanghai.

The tour flies direct to Harbin, which is at the crossroads of China and Russia. Both influences are evident and the city is a fascinating mix of the two cultures. The Snow and Ice Festival is an annual event which draws large international crowds despite temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -26 centigrade.  After two days in Harbin the tour flies onto Shanghai where the group will join Wendy Wu for the New Year’s celebration before a day of sightseeing in this vibrant city and returning to the UK.

Price from £1,9990. Departures are 25th and 28th January.

Hong Kong & Macau

This tour visits Macau first with its unique mix of east and west, Portuguese architecture and flavoursome cuisine. After three days exploring the sites the tour continues to Hong Kong. Hong Kong must be one of the most exhilarating places in the world to witness Chinese New Year. The colourful parade, fireworks over Victoria harbour and festive New Year flower markets make for an atmospheric base from which to enjoy the celebrations. A final free day to explore Hong Kong allows plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping before the return flight to the UK.

Price from £2,190 per person. Departure is 26th January.

Family Holidays

Whilst Wendy Wu Tours has always welcomed children over 12 on their tours these new dedicated child friendly tours include child focused activities and feature departure dates in line with the school calendar.

Discover China

The week long Discover China is a fantastic introduction to China for the whole family covering Beijing, Xi’an and the city of Chengdu from where the Panda Conservation Centre is visited.

Family activities include building and flying a traditional kite in Beijing, sculpting mini terracotta warriors after visiting the real thing in Xi’an, cycling along the Ancient City Walls of Xi’an, meeting the giant pandas and learning traditional style calligraphy in a special calligraphy class.

In addition all the main sites are covered including Tiananmen Square, the extensive Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors.

Price from £1,990 per person for adults and £1,490 per person for children up to twelve. Departures are 26th October, 28th December and 15th February.

Christmas and New Year and Family Special

This ten day tour promises a Christmas to remember! Including all the activities in the eight day tour but with a more leisurely pace the tour also includes a Christmas Day walk on the Great Wall followed by a Christmas feast of Peking duck and a visit to the iconic Grand Buddha of Leshan near Chengdu, and the opportunity to meet the giant pandas on New Year’s Eve.

Price from £2,910 per person for adults and £1,690 per Epson for children up to twelve. Departures are 23rd December; this tour is also available over Easter and departs 7th April.

For more information visit www.winterinchina.com