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Flavors of China & the Yangtze with Hong Kong 2023 - Small Group

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Tour Itinerary

Ancient wonders. Modern cities. Timeless traditions. Like a classic Chinese dumpling, this tour of China is filled with flavor, zest, and delectable elements of surprise. From the hutongs of Beijing to the longtangs of Shanghai, you’ll savor every Far East experience you’ve ever craved, including a rickshaw ride through Beijing’s narrow alleyways, a walk along the Great Wall, and a 3-night cruise through the magnificent Three Gorges of the winding, wondrous Yangtze, Asia’s longest river. This truly hands-on vacation will teach you the bold strokes of Chinese calligraphy, the calming practice of tai chi, and the delicate art of making traditional dim sum, the dumpling whose name means “to touch the heart.” Expect additional flutters when you enter the Forbidden City, stand before Xi’an’s Terracotta Army, and observe the daily habits of the native panda at Chengdu’s Giant Panda Research Base. Go farther into the Far East by adding a 3-night Monograms vacation to Hong Kong to your tour of China. The region’s diverse neighborhoods and natural escapes are only matched by the varied ways to see them. Enjoy guided sightseeing aboard a Star Ferry cruise, a cable car ascent on Victoria Peak, and a ride on the “Ding Ding,” Hong Kong’s historic double decker tram.

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Beijing! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.
  2. Day 2
    BEIJING Guided sightseeing includes Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Free time this afternoon. Welcome dinner this evening features [LF] Peking duck. (B,L,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    BEIJING Guided sightseeing to the Great Wall of China. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    BEIJING Visit to the Temple of Heaven. [LF] Rickshaw ride through the hutongs (narrow streets) and meet a local family. Fly to Xi’an. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    XI’AN Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Terracotta Warriors and Dayan Pagoda. Noodle-making demonstration with lunch. “Tang Dynasty” dinner show. (B,L,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    XI’AN Chinese calligraphy class. Visit to the City Wall South Gate.
    Bullet-train service from Xi’an to Chengdu. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    CHENGDU Visit to the [LF] Giant Panda Research Base. Bullet-train service from Chengdu to Chongqing.
    CHONGQING Yangtze River cruise embarkation. (B,L,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Shore excursion to Jade Emperor Scenic Area. Free time on board your ship this afternoon. Captain’s welcome dinner with entertainment this evening. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE Free time this morning or tai chi session on sun deck. Scenic passage through Qutang, Wu and Xiling Gorges. Small-boat excursion on Goddess Stream. (B,L,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    THREE GORGES DAM Visit the dam site. Drive to Yichang.
    YICHANG Lunch at a local restaurant. Fly to Hangzhou.
    HANGZHOU Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    HANGZHOU Full-day sightseeing includes Lingyin Temple and Fei Lai Feng. Walking tour includes Hefang Street. Scenic cruise on West Lake (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B,L)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  12. Day 12
    HANGZHOU Drive to Shanghai.
    SHANGHAI Guided sightseeing includes a walk along the Bund and vists to Yu Yuan Gardens and a silk museum. Lunch includes traditional [LF] xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) in a local restaurant. (B,L)

    ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Shanghai by attending an acrobatic performance. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  13. Day 13
    SHANGHAI Visit the Shanghai Museum. Guided walking tour includes the French Concession area, art deco Cathay Theatre, Xintiandi, and Fuxing Park. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    SHANGHAI Fly to Hong Kong.
    HONG KONG Free time this evening. (B)

    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    HONG KONG Star Ferry ride from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. Cable-car ascent to Victoria Peak. Visit to the dried seafood market. Ride in Central District on the “Ding Ding” (double decker tram). Dim sum lunch. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  16. Day 16
    Full day at leisure. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  17. Day 17
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on all Asia tours. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Depending on Yangtze River conditions, alternate shore and small boat excursions may be substituted during your cruise.
American breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 6 dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.


Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.


Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.


To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.


Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.


As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.


Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Beijing: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
Perfectly located in the Central Business District, the luxurious Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-town fuses modern sophistication with classical Chinese touches.
No. 3 Sanfeng North Area Chaoyang District
Beijing , China
Xi'an: Crowne Plaza Xi'an
Crowne Plaza Xi'an is centrally located within the tallest building in Xi'an, Shaanxi Xinxi Tower, with easy access to the city's historical sites. Professional, personalized and warm guest service plus attention to detail is the dominant culture of Crowne Plaza Xi'an.
No. 1 Zhu Que Zhong Road
Xi'an , China
Chengdu: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Perched on Chengdu's remarkable Financial Street and next to a metro station, Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza offers easy access to the city's famous sites.
231 Zhiquanduan East Avenue
Chengdu , China
Yangtze River: Victoria Sabrina
The newest and largest Victoria Cruises ship, the Victoria Sabrina has been built to the highest standards for energy conservation, environmental protection, and the smoothest ride possible, with cabins designed for maximum passenger comfort.
Hangzhou: Holiday Inn Hangzhou City Center
The Holiday Inn Hangzhou City Center is in the heart of vibrant Hangzhou, close to shops and restaurants. The picturesque West Lake is a short 20 minute drive.
No. 289, Jianguo North Rd
Hangzhou , China
Shanghai: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Built in 2009, the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is a 15-minute walk to the Bund waterside promenade and offers all the modern amenities.
505 Jiujiang Rd
Shanghai , China
Hong Kong: InterContinental Grand Stafford Hong Kong
This elegant hotel offers world-class dining, wellness facilities, a heated outdoor pool, and plenty more. Relax in your room with spectacular views and a cozy atmosphere.
70 Mody Road
Hong Kong , China

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 9289 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was our seventh trip with Globus and they continue to deliver first class experiences with incredible tour directors.

Autumn Cruse was absolutely fantastic to work with. She was dealing with about 8 women all living in different states and time zones! She deserves a medal and positive recognition from her employer. Good employees are very hard to find and retain these days. I look forward to working with her again.

The interaction and expereience witth Affordable Tours were professional, and met expectations.

We have travelled with GLOBUS consistently since the year 2000. (1-2 trips per year). Superior Tour Directors and Drivers!

There were a couple of changes to the itinerary after booking but they were additions and a change so we were happy with the adjustments in general.

Great trip. Guides were wonderful hotels great please have step stool on bus for passengers who cannot easily manage the large step to get on and off the bus. Wonderful trip

I have a wonderful time in this trip. Thanks to the tour director and staff (driver and tour guides) who make this trip fun and memorable.

I believe the itinerary was fast moving, but not too fast. Each city we had adequate time. I am very pleased.

I have travelled with Globus and Cosmos 11 times. 5 Globus and 6 Cosmos. Nothing but excellent service, pricing and itinerary. Covid protocols were well maintained.

Globus has always been dependable and has gone above and beyond in these difficult pandemic times.

I have booked several Globus/Cosmos tours since 2013 mostly touring the US and Canada and have enjoyed every tour. The tour directors are very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoy meeting the other people on the tours and comparing past trip itinerary's and getting some helpful tips as well. I will book with affordorabletours.com in the future.

Tour guide Susanna was informative and very personal.

We had a fabulous trip with Globus. Everything met and surpassed our expectations.

The tour guide we had during our bus trip through Spain And Portugal was great. Also, our bus driver was great. The guide was knowledgeable, caring and very helpful in ms y ways.

This was our second tour with Globus, and we had a wonderful time and were very happy with the whole experience. The covid thing was always in the background and some countries were changing their rules as we traveled, and Globus kept our tour director fully informed and we were able to work thru all the problems. Had a wonderful time. all of the problems encountered were small and not of Globus's control, ".....the eggs are cold...." type of thing. Probably the best tour we ever took, as so many other tours were not running we had many opportunities because the "normal" crowds were not there. and we had the place to ourselves.

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