Ancient wonders. Modern cities. Timeless traditions. Like a classic Chinese dumpling, this tour of China is filled with flavor, zest, and delectable elements of surprise. From the hutongs of Beijing to the longtangs of Shanghai, you'll savor every Far East experience you've ever craved, including a rickshaw ride through Beijing's narrow alleyways, a walk along the Great Wall, and a 3-night cruise through the magnificent Three Gorges of the winding, wondrous Yangtze, Asia's longest river. This truly hands-on vacation will teach you the bold strokes of Chinese calligraphy, the calming practice of tai chi, and the delicate art of making traditional dim sum, the dumpling whose name means 'to touch the heart.' Expect additional flutters when you enter the Forbidden City, stand before Xi'an's Terracotta Army, and observe the daily habits of the native panda at Chengdu's Giant Panda Research Base.
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2022
- 14 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Beijing||Welcome to Beijing! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.|
|Day 2||Beijing||BEIJING Guided sightseeing includes Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Free time this afternoon. Welcome dinner this evening features [LF] Peking duck. (B,L,D)|
|Day 3||Beijing||BEIJING Guided sightseeing to the Great Wall of China. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L) |
|Day 4||Xi'an||BEIJING Visit to the Temple of Heaven. [LF] Rickshaw ride through the hutongs (narrow streets) and meet a local family. Fly to Xi'an. (B)|
|Day 5||Xi'an||XI'AN Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Terracotta Warriors and Dayan Pagoda. Noodle-making demonstration with lunch. 'Tang Dynasty' dinner show. (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Chengdu||XI'AN Chinese calligraphy class. Visit to the City Wall South Gate. Bullet-train service from Xi'an to Chengdu. (B)|
|Day 7||Yangtze River Cruise||CHENGDU Visit to the [LF] Giant Panda Research Base. Bullet-train service from Chengdu to Chongqing.CHONGQING Yangtze River cruise embarkation. (B,L,D)|
|Day 8||CRUISING: JADE EMPEROR SCENIC AREA||YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Shore excursion to Jade Emperor Scenic Area. Free time on board your ship this afternoon. Captain's welcome dinner with entertainment this evening. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||GODDESS STREAM||YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Free time this morning or tai chi session on sun deck. Scenic passage through Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges. Small-boat excursion on Goddess Stream. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Hangzhou||THREE GORGES DAM Visit the dam site. Drive to Yichang. YICHANG Lunch at a local restaurant. Fly to Hangzhou. HANGZHOU Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)|
|Day 11||Hangzhou||HANGZHOU Full-day sightseeing includes Lingyin Temple and Fei Lai Feng. Walking tour includes Hefang Street. Scenic cruise on West Lake (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B,L)|
|Day 12||Shanghai||HANGZHOU Drive to Shanghai. SHANGHAI Guided sightseeing includes a walk along the Bund and vists to Yu Yuan Gardens and a silk museum. Lunch includes traditional [LF] xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) in a local restaurant. (B,L)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Shanghai by attending an acrobatic performance. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 13||Shanghai||SHANGHAI Visit the Shanghai Museum. Guided walking tour includes the French Concession area, art deco Cathay Theatre, Xintiandi, and Fuxing Park. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Shanghai||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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