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Eating & Drinking (China)

All meals are included in our fully inclusive group tours from the groups’ arrival until the day of departure. You may like to drink beer, soft drinks, fruit juice or bottled water with your meals – please note drinks are not included in your tour price so payment for these is to be made directly to the restaurant staff.

On Go Beyond tours, private tours and group tour independent extensions, meal inclusions are listed in your itinerary. For private touring or extensions, please refer to your itinerary for inclusions.

Our schedule of meals is designed so that you can experience the local dishes, their individual flavours as well as the different ways they are prepared and cooked throughout China.

Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes as an option. As is traditional in China, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which are designed to share and placed on a ‘Lazy Susan'. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. Chinese food is usually served in courses where a typical meal will consist of rice, one to four meat or fish dishes, two vegetable dishes and one soup dish. The Chinese are also not big on desserts and meals are normally complemented with fruit to clean and refresh the palate.

On some days where lots of sights are covered, dinner times may be early and your tour group may head directly to the restaurant after sightseeing without stopping at your hotel to freshen up.

All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness, and safety guidelines. 

Drinking & Water

You may like to drink beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juice or bottled water with your meals – please note drinks are not included in your tour price so payment for these is made directly to the restaurant staff. Green tea is often provided complimentary at restaurants. 

We strongly recommend only drinking bottled water, and avoid ice in your drinks. Some hotels will provide bottled water in the room, as well as a kettle or flasks of boiled water which is suitable for drinking and cleaning teeth. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks and beer are widely available and affordable.

Dietary Requirements

Those with dietary requirements will be catered for - just make sure to inform your booking agent of any specific requirements well in advance of your trip. Please be aware however that restaurants may not always be able to accommodate these. Wendy Wu Tours cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination for travellers with severe allergies, and suggest you remind each restaurant of your requirements. Gluten-free food may not be as readily available as in Australia. 

Whilst travelling away from major cities, it is highly recommended that passengers with food intolerances take additional food items, as not all dietary requests will be met due to the limited foods available.