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Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Welcome to Beijing! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
BEIJING Guided sightseeing includes Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Free time this afternoon. Welcome dinner this evening features LF Peking duck.
BEIJING Guided sightseeing to the Great Wall of China. Free time this afternoon and evening.
BEIJING Visit to the Temple of Heaven. LF Rickshaw ride through the hutongs (narrow streets) and meet a local family. Fly to 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.
XI’AN Chinese calligraphy class. Visit to the City Wall South Gate.
Bullet-train service from Xi’an to Chengdu.
CHENGDU Visit to the LF Giant Panda Research Base. Bullet-train service from Chengdu to Chongqing.
CHONGQING Yangtze River cruise embarkation.
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Shore excursion to Jade Emperor scenic area. Free time on board this afternoon. Captain’s welcome dinner with entertainment this evening.
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Free time this morning or tai chi session on sun deck. Scenic passage through Qutang and Wu Gorges. Small-boat excursion on Goddess Stream.
THREE GORGES DAM Visit the dam site. Drive to Yichang.
YICHANG Fly to Hangzhou. HANGZHOU Free time this afternoon and evening.
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).
HANGZHOU Drive to Shanghai.
SHANGHAI Guided sightseeing includes the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, and visit to a Silk Factory. Lunch includes traditional LF xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) in local restaurant.
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.
SHANGHAI Visit to Shanghai Museum. Walking tour includes the French Concession area, art deco Cathay Theatre, Xintiandi, and Fuxing Park. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Perfectly located in the Central Business District, the luxurious Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-town fuses modern sophistication with classical Chinese touches.
Crowne Plaza Xi'an is centrally located within the tallest building in Xi'an, Shaanxi Xinxi Tower, with easy access to the city's historical sites. Professional, personalized and warm guest service plus attention to detail is the dominant culture of Crowne Plaza Xi'an.
Perched on Chengdu's remarkable Financial Street and next to a metro station, Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza offers easy access to the city's famous sites.
The newest and largest Victoria Cruises ship, the Victoria Sabrina has been built to the highest standards for energy conservation, environmental protection, and the smoothest ride possible, with cabins designed for maximum passenger comfort.
The Holiday Inn Hangzhou City Center is in the heart of vibrant Hangzhou, close to shops and restaurants. The picturesque West Lake is a short 20 minute drive.
Built in 2009, the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is a 15-minute walk to the Bund waterside promenade and offers all the modern amenities.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.