Treasures of China (OB) - 2016

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11 Day Tour from Beijing to Shanghai

Treasures of China
Guilin, China, located on the west bank of the Li River
Guilin, China, located on the west bank of the Li River
The Forbidden City, once the Chinese imperial palace
The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west and measures 5,500.3 miles
The Forbidden City, located in Beijing, houses the Palace Museum
Beijing Tower
Walk along the ancient Great Wall of China
Illuminated pagodas on the bank of Fir Lake in Guilin
The Tiananmen Gate welcomes you to the Imperial Palace
The Bund, a famous waterfront area in 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; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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

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

Zhujiajiao (Water Town) Half Day Tour Located in a suburb of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country. With a history of more than 1,700 years and covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges cross bubbling streams, small rivers are shaded by willow trees, and quaint houses with courtyards attached are a welcomed contrast to the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

Approximate value: $82 USD per person