Not sure where to start your tour of China? Helen Wong has suggest three of the most popular tours on offer from the 2011-2012 China brochure
A trip through China is a journey of a lifetime, where a cycle through the back alleys (hutongs) of Beijing can be as appealing as a walk along the Bund on a balmy Shanghai evening. To add to Helen Wong’s Tours’ list of guided group tours is a luxury ocean cruising program aboard Diamond Princess which spans from Singapore to China. Below are three itineraries from the China brochure for 2011-2012.
China Discovery, from $3440 per person, twin share.
12-day tour ideal for first-time travellers, where the best of Beijing – including a walk along the Great Wall of China – is combined with a stay in the Paris of the Orient, Shanghai, and Xian, home of the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shu Huang.
Mighty Yangtze, from $5520pp, twin share .
Enjoy spectacular days cruising Asia’s longest river on an 18-day tour which begins with a flight to Shanghai and some sightseeing with the cruise from Yichang to Chongqing, a smaller cruise on the River Li marvelling over the craggy peaks of Guilin, a visit of Xian to see the Terracotta Army and days in capital Beijing to climb the Great Wall and tour the famous Forbidden City.
Best of Asia, from $7750pp, twin share.
Lap up the contrasting customs, traditions and scenic hot spots of South-East Asia on an exciting 23-day fly/cruise which, while cruising on the Diamond Princess, calls on fascinating ports in South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand as well as China and Hong Kong, Tianjin (for Beijing) and Shanghai being highlights for those interested in seeing the contrasting features of these two famous Chinese centres.
For more information, visit Helen Wong’s Tours.