Treasures of China (OB) - 2014 / 2015

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11 Day Tour from Beijing to Shanghai


Treasures of China
Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an
Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an
Guilin, China, located on the west bank of the Li River
Beijing Tower
Shanghai, China is the most populous city and center of trade and industry
The Forbidden City, once the Chinese imperial palace
Beijings Imperial Palace
The Forbidden City, located in Beijing, houses the Palace Museum
Illuminated pagodas on the bank of Fir Lake in Guilin
The Tiananmen Gate welcomes you to the Imperial Palace

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Kung Fu Show The Legend of Kung Fu Show is a mix of traditional martial arts and modern theater. Presenting stunning Kung Fu skills, exquisite ballet and music, this beautiful story in no doubt has become the most loved Kung Fu show in China. The fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional martial arts makes this performance unique and spectacular.

Approximate value: $30 USD per person


Peking Opera Traditional Chinese theatre can be traced back to the Song and Yuan Dynasties of the late 13th century. During the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) the operatic form took hold in the Suzhou region of China thus developing into an artistic expression of the Chinese people. Opera of the time included many elements of local and provincial theatre and was superseded by what we now call Beijing or Perking Opera. Beijing opera is the marriage of music, song and dance, pantomime and acrobatics orchestrated into one elegant display of human emotion. Each component is distinctly different from its Western counterparts and therefore, your experience at the Beijing Opera is likely to be unfamiliar but gratifying nonetheless.

Approximate value: $30 USD per person


Dream on Water Cruise Enjoy a boat ride and take in the beautiful scenery of Guilin by night. The inspiring landscape of limestone karsts sets the stage as you feel as though you've gone back in time. Watch fisherman partake in a unique traditional fishing method that uses cormorant birds to catch fish. This historic way of fishing has been in existence for hundreds of years. Delight in this rare opportunity to get a close look at the fishing and see how the well-trained cormorants will dive into water to find and catch fish for their owner.

Approximate value: $37 USD per person


Traditional Cormorant Fishing Demonstration Take a short boat ride to see cormorant fishing, which is a unique and interesting activity in Guilin. The fishermen row slowly on a simple bamboo raft with several trained cormorant birds. A piece of grass is loosely tied around the bird's neck so they can't swallow big fish. When the cormorant catches a fish the fisherman will hook the bird on a stick and release the fish from the bird's mouth. Once the fisherman has captured the fish he allows the bird to return to the water to continue fishing. You will be amazed by this traditional Chinese method of fishing.

Approximate value: $22 USD per person


Shanghai Acrobats Chinese acrobatics has a 2,000-year history and is one of the many popular performances in China. Visitors to China will have a chance to see the almost supernatural skill and beauty displayed by these performers.

Approximate value: $25 USD per person