Treasures of China (OB) - 2014

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11 days from Beijing to Shanghai

Treasures of China
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
Beijings Imperial Palace
The beautiful city of Shanghai at night
Beijing Tower
The fabulous cosmopolitan city of Shanghai
The Bund, a famous waterfront area in Shanghai, China
Walk along the ancient Great Wall of China
The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west and measures 5,500.3 miles
Shanghai, China

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.

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 8211 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 Opera of the time included many elements of local and provincial theatre and was superseded by what we now call Beijing or Perking Opera.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.

Child: 12 and under
Approximate value: $32 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.

Child: 12 and under
Approximate value: $23 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.

Child: 12 and under
Approximate value: $25 USD per person