Flavors Of China & The Yangtze With Hong Kong

05/10/2020 through 10/05/2020
05/10/2020 through 10/24/2020
Globus

This tour through China has everything you could want in a China vacation: visits to ancient sites, thrilling experiences, opportunities to learn about the culture, authentic cuisine, and more. Start in Beijing, end in Hong Kong, and overnight along the way in Xi’an, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and aboard a 3-night Yangtze River cruise.

As you walk along the Great Wall, marvel at its expansiveness. Also impressive are the Terracotta Warriors, built 2,000 years ago to protect the first emperor in his afterlife. You’ll stand in awe as you take in the life-size soldiers, chariots, and horses.

On your 3-night Yangtze River cruise, enjoy the spectacular beauty and tiny villages as you cruise through the Three Gorges. A shore excursion takes you to see the 100-foot-tall Jade Emperor statue. In Hangzhou, more scenic beauty awaits on your cruise on West Lake, surrounded by mountains on three sides and known for its picturesque landscape and collection of ancient bridges, causeways, temples, and palaces. Also visit Fei Lai Feng, a limestone mountain with over 300 stone statues dating from the 10th to the 14th centuries, and Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul’s Retreat), one of China’s most famous Buddhist temples dating back 1,700 years. In Hong Kong, explore the dried seafood market and savor a dim sum lunch. Globus has included out-of-the-ordinary experiences, like a rickshaw ride through Beijing’s hutongs (ancient alleys) and a xiaolongbao lunch in Shanghai. Other thrilling experiences include a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base, rides on the bullet train, sightseeing with Local Guides, a cable-car ride up Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, and much more.

From the serene and picturesque landscapes to the vibrant cities and from the many historic sites to the modern accomplishments, this China tour is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation opportunity!

Included Features:

BEIJING
Guided city sightseeing including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven; [LF] hutong tour by rickshaw; [LF] Peking Duck welcome dinner

XI’AN
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors and Dayan Pagoda; noodle-making demonstration; “Tang Dynasty” dinner show; calligraphy class

CHENGDU
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the [LF] Giant Panda Research Base

CHENGDU–CHONGQING
Travel by bullet train

YANGTZE RIVER
Three-night cruise through the Three Gorges including the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, a boat excursion on Goddess Stream, and a tour of the Three Gorges dam site

HANGZHOU
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Lingyin Temple and Fei Lai Feng; walking tour along Hefang Street; cruise on West Lake

SHANGHAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, a silk factory and the Shanghai Museum; [LF] xiaolongbao lunch; walking tour of the French Concession; farewell dinner

HONG KONG:
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; take a cable-car up Victoria Peak; visit the dried seafood market; travel on the Star Ferry & Double Decker Tram; Host service during your stay

Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing, China
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Day 2 Beijing
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Day 3 Beijing. Great Wall Excursion
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Day 4 Beijing – Xi’an
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Day 5 Xi’an
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Day 6 Xi’an – Chengdu
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Day 7 Chengdu – Chongqing (Embarkation) – Yangtze River Cruise
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Day 8 Jade Emperor Scenic Area
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Day 9 Qutang Gorge – Wu Gorge – Goddess Stream
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Day 10 (disembarkation) Three Gorges Dam Site – Yichang – Hangzhou
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Day 11 Hangzhou
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Day 12 Hangzhou – Shanghai
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Day 13 Shanghai
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Day 14 Shanghai – Hong Kong
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Day 15 Hong Kong
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Day 16 Hong Kong
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Day 17 Hong Kong
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