Flavors of China & the Yangtze


  • 14 days

  • China

tour : OC

Save 5% on 2021

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£2,891pp

Now from

£2,764pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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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.

Small Group Discovery

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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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN BEIJING, CHINA.

Day
1

Welcome to Beijing! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

BEIJING.

Day
2

BEIJING Guided sightseeing includes Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Free time this afternoon. Welcome dinner this evening features LF Peking duck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BEIJING. EXCURSION TO THE GREAT WALL.

Day
3

BEIJING Guided sightseeing to the Great Wall of China. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BEIJING–XI’AN.

Day
4

BEIJING Visit to the Temple of Heaven. LF Rickshaw ride through the hutongs (narrow streets) and meet a local family. Fly to Xi’an.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

XI’AN.

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

XI’AN–CHENGDU.

Day
6

XI’AN Chinese calligraphy class. Visit to the City Wall South Gate.
Bullet-train service from Xi’an to Chengdu.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CHENGDU–CHONGQING (EMBARKATION)–YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE.

Day
7

CHENGDU Visit to the LF Giant Panda Research Base. Bullet-train service from Chengdu to Chongqing.
CHONGQING Yangtze River cruise embarkation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: JADE EMPEROR SCENIC AREA

Day
8

YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Shore excursion to Jade Emperor scenic area. Free time on board this afternoon. Captain’s welcome dinner with entertainment this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: QUTANG GORGE–WU GORGE–GODDESS STREAM.

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: (DISEMBARKATION) THREE GORGES DAM –YICHANG–HANGZHOU.

Day
10

THREE GORGES DAM Visit the dam site. Drive to Yichang.
YICHANG Fly to Hangzhou. HANGZHOU Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HANGZHOU

Day
11

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).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

HANGZHOU–SHANGHAI.

Day
12

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SHANGHAI.

Day
13

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SHANGHAI.

Day
14

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Depending on Yangtze River conditions, alternate shore and small boat excursions may be substituted during your cruise.

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