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.
These are just a sample of the many highlights you’ll see on this China tour. You’ll also be entertained by a music and dance show from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over China a thousand years ago. Ride a rickshaw through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Meanwhile, 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 holiday unique. In Shanghai, Globus has arranged lunch featuring xiaolongbao, the city’s most famous dish, and a visit to the Yu Yuan Gardens. You’ll also travel to the ancient watertown, Suzhou, to see the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets and take a boat ride along the Old Canal. Finally, in Hong Kong, ride a cable car to the top of Victoria Peak, savor a traditional dim sum lunch, and take a ride on the tram commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding.”
History, amazing sights, cosmopolitan cuisine, and loads of fun await you on this fascinating China tour. It’s a holiday of a lifetime!