With its skyscrapers, trendy shops, tangled traffic, and teeming bazaars, dynamic Shanghai is a blend of the modern and the traditional. Visit Shanghai’s main shopping areas, Nanjing Donglu and Yuyan Bazaar, as well as its many markets that offer everything from Mao memorabilia, to flowers and birds. Shanghai Museum is a treasure trove of antiquities, while modern-day Buddhism is on display at the Jade Buddhist Temple. Another rich cultural tradition is the juggling, tumbling, and flying Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe. But, you have not really seen Shanghai until you gaze upon its dazzling electric nighttime sky from aboard a boat.
Join The Art Explorers and spend colorful, exciting evenings in two of Japan’s greatest cities: Tokyo and Kyoto. Your itinerary includes ventures to some of Japan’s great temples, fabulous restaurants and some of the newest 21st Century structures, such as the Rappongi Hills District. Retreat to Kusatsu, a mountain village at the base of a…Watch Now >>
The Art Explorers go off the beaten path to explore South Korea, specifically the country’s largest city of Seoul. Regina and Pat visit the internationally renowned World Ceramics Center, the Korean Folk Village where they witness what life was like centuries ago, and have an overnight stay at a Buddhist Temple. They even climb thousands…Watch Now >>
Revisit an important era in Chinese railroading history when the last of the steam trains increasingly shared the tracks with the more modern diesel and electric trains. Due to the size of China’s population, as well as the land the country occupies, the railroad network is a very important component to everyday life in China.…Watch Now >>