Delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent tour as you explore Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As you’d expect from a vacation to China, a highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! As if the Great Wall of China is not enough to astonish you, wait until you see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Discovered accidentally in 1974, construction on the roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses started in 210 BC—all to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife. </BR></BR>These are just a sample of the many highlights you’ll see on this China tour. You’ll also be entertained by a show of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over 1,000 years ago. Ride a rickshaw through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Natural beauty abounds in Guilin where you cruise on the stunning Li River and visit a local tea farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process and a tea ceremony—an out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus to make your vacation unique. In Shanghai, Globus has arranged a traditional dim sum feast at a local restaurant and a cruise on the Huangpu River for stunning views of the Bund. Finally, in Hong Kong, ride a cable car to the top of Victoria Peak, take a sampan cruise on the harbor, and explore on your own. </BR></BR>History, amazing sights, cosmopolitan cuisine, and loads of fun await you on this fascinating China tour. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!
BEIJINGSightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven; [LF] Hutong tour by rickshaw; [LF] Peking Duck welcome dinnerXI’ANSightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors and Dayan Pagoda; noodle-making demonstration; “Tang Dynasty” dinner show GUILINSightseeing with a Local Guide; Li River cruise; visit a local [LF] tea farm SHANGHAICruise on the Huangpu River with drinks; sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, a silk factory, and the Shanghai Museum; [LF] dim sum lunch; walking tour of the French Concession; farewell dinnerHONG KONGSightseeing with a Local Guide; take a cable-car ride up Victoria Peak; sampan ride on the harbor; visit Stanley Market; Host service during your stay
American breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai
NOTE:Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.