Treasures of China Globus

Treasures of China

Small-Group Discovery Tour

The highlights of China await you as you discover Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai. In Beijing visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the incredible Great Wall of China. See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and enjoy the mountain views as you cruise the Li River in Guilin. The tour ends in Shanghai, a global city with a long history that beautifully combines Chinese & Western cultures.

The 11 day Treasures of China tour from Tauck Tours will absolutely transport you to the China you've always dreamed of visiting. Your expert-guided tour will not only keep you on an exciting trek from one amazing destination to the next, you'll also remain well-informed along the way. You'll go from one of the busiest cities in the world to a small village in China in just over a week, providing balance in the Chinese travel experience. Book your 10 day Treasures of China tour from Tauck Tours now and finally take that trip you've always wanted to enjoy.


11 Daysfr. $2,279

  • Sightseeing with a in Beijing with a local guide including a visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven
  • Take a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s Hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighborhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family’s home to learn more about their life.
  • Sightseeing in Xi'an with a local guide including a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Dayan Pagoda
  • Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and a “Tang Dynasty” dinner show
  • Take a sightseeing tour in Guilin with a local guide including a Li River cruise and a visit to a local tea farm
  • Take a cruise on the Huangpu River in Shanghai with drinks
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Shanghai with a local guide including a visit to the Yu Yuan Gardens, a silk factory, and the Shanghai Museum
  • Enjoy a xiaolongbao lunch and a walking tour of the French Concession in Shanghai
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Daily American breakfast (except Day 1)
  • 5 lunches
  • 4 dinners including a Peking Duck welcome dinner in Beijing and a farewell dinner in Shanghai
  • Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Hotel in Beijing (3 nights)
  • Grande Mercure Hotel on Renmin Square in Xi'an (2 nights)
  • Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin (2 nights)
  • Sofitel Hyland Shanghai Hotel in Shanghai (3 nights)

ARRIVE IN BEIJING, CHINA

Beijing, China

Welcome to China! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

CROWNE PLAZA BEIJING CHAOYANG U-TOWN

BEIJING

Beijing, China

Your full-day sightseeing starts with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Next, explore the Forbidden City CITY, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest palace complex in the world. Once the home of China’s great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore on your own. This evening, savor a special Peking Duck Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CROWNE PLAZA BEIJING CHAOYANG U-TOWN

BEIJING - GREAT WALL EXCURSION

Great Wall of China, China

The Great Wall of China once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress.

Beijing, China

Return to Beijing for some time at your leisure. Tonight, you may choose to attend a performance of the Peking Opera, a traditional form of Chinese theater or attend the Legend of Kung Fu Show, with a fusion of kung fu, dance, and acrobatics.

Breakfast, Lunch

CROWNE PLAZA BEIJING CHAOYANG U-TOWN

BEIJING–XI’AN

Beijing, China

This morning, visit the Temple of Heaven and enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s Hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighborhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family’s home to learn more about their life.

Xi'an, China

A short flight brings you to Xi’an.

Breakfast

CROWNE PLAZA XI'AN

XI’AN

Xi'an, China

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of Terracotta Warriors that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years.

During lunch, enjoy a noodle-making demonstration by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand.

Next, visit the Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD.

his evening, attend the “Tang Dynasty” dinner show, featuring a colorful assemblage of classical performances.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CROWNE PLAZA XI'AN

XI’AN–GUILIN

Guilin, China

Today, fly to Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful areas. Tonight, you may choose to join our optional trip to see trained cormorants dive for fish, the traditional Lijiang fishing method.

Breakfast

SHERATON GUILIN

GUILIN

Guilin, China

Savor unique vistas during a leisurely CRUISE on the Li River, where limestone mountains rise sharply from the surrounding plain. The scene conveys a sense of mystery that for centuries artists have tried to capture. Afterward, visit a local tea farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SHERATON GUILIN

GUILIN–SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China

Fly to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and center of trade and industry. This evening, consider an optional cruise on the Huangpu River for stunning views of the Bund.

Breakfast

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL SHANGHAI

SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China

This morning, your sightseeing starts with a stroll along the Bund, the city’s riverfront boulevard lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. Then, visit Yu Yuan Gardens, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, and a silk factory to learn about the silk-making process.

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch featuring Xiaolongbao, Shanghai’s most famous dish. These tasty soup dumplings are handmade with at least 18 intricate folds to close the top. The broth is the star so, to avoid wasting a single drop, gently pick up the dumpling, dip in sauce, and transfer to a Chinese soup spoon. Next, make a small hole to release the steam and allow the broth to cool. After it cools, sip up the broth and then swallow the dumpling.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may consider joining an optional tour to see a spectacular acrobatic show.

Breakfast, Lunch

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL SHANGHAI

SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China

This morning, take a walking tour of the former French Concession, once Shanghai’s leading residential and retail area. Today, the qualities that made the area so popular endure—from quaint, tree-lined streets and exquisite architecture to charming shops and fashionable restaurants and bars. Along the way, see the famous Art Deco Cathay Theatre, explore the narrow lanes of Xintiandi, and visit Fuxing Park, where locals play chess, dance, practice tai chi, and more. The afternoon is at your leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL SHANGHAI

SHANGHAI

Shanghai, China

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Oct 06, 2019 – Wait-list
$2,279.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $693. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Beijing/Xi’an; Xi’an/Guilin; Guilin/Shanghai. Air prices were effective on August 15, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $650 to $720 Triple Room Reduction per person: $15 to $35
  • Extra Nights per person in Beijing: In single room $154 In twin room $82 In triple room $75
  • Extra Nights per person in Shanghai: April–May & September–November: In single room $185 In twin room $98 In triple room $81
  • June–August: In single room $159 In twin room $85 In triple room $73
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
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  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
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  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
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  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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