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14 Day China Golden Route Imperial Experience

  Tour Code: 8CX14GR
Visits: Beijing , Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 Wednesday Depart San Francisco for Beijing, China

Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines.

CHINA

DAY 2 Thursday Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, China's capital, you will be escorted to check in to your Five-Star hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

DAY 3 Friday Beijing

Visit Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. This afternoon, tour Beijing's old Hutong (narrow lanes) area. At the Drum Tower, see a traditional drum performance. Then take an old-fashioned pedicab to the picturesque Shichahai Lake area with its 700-year-old Yuan Dynasty arched bridges and courtyard-style homes known as Siheyuans. Tour one of the ancient homes and visit with a local family. Stop at a Hutong kindergarten (if school is open) and a vegetable market. Tonight, toast your arrival in China with a glass of wine at a welcome dinner party featuring delicious Beijing Duck.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

DAY 4 Saturday Beijing

Walk along the Great Wall today and then visit a cloisonn factory. Later, stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhi-bition Hall. Buffet dinner at The Ritz-Carlton.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

DAY 5 Sunday Beijing/Shanghai

Late morning flight to Shanghai. Check into your Five-Star hotel, then enjoy a buffet dinner at your hotel.
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

DAY 6 Monday Shanghai

Sightseeing highlights: the Shanghai Museum, including an audio tour pointing out the special features of the museum's permanent collection, Nanjing or Huai Hai Road shopping streets, Yu Garden, the renowned Shanghai Carpet factory, the colonial-era Bund and the Children's Palace. Tonight, after dinner, attend a perfor-mance of the renowned Shanghai acrobats.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 Tuesday Shanghai/Xi'an

The morning is at leasure. Afternoon, fly to historic Xi'an. This evening, enjoy dinner and a fabulous show at the Tang Dynasty Theatre.
Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner show

DAY 8 Wednesday Xi'an

See the world-renowned legion of terra-cotta warriors and the Bronze Chariot. Enjoy the Circle Vision Movie. A delicious dumpling lunch at Defachang Restaurant. On to tour the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum with our exclusive visit to the private artifact room where you actually white-glove handle some of the national treasures from the museum's collection. Tonight, enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Special Lunch, Buffet Dinner

DAY 9 Thursday Xi'an/Guilin

This morning visit the exquisitely constructed Wild Goose Pagoda. Then in the afternoon fly to Guilin, set in the heart of a magnificent landscape. Dinner at the hotel.
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner in the Hotel

DAY 10 Friday Guilin

A deluxe cruise on an air-conditioned boat along the Li River reveals the haunting beauty of Guilin's mist-wrapped peaks en route to Yangshuo. Enjoy lunch on board the boat. Buffet dinner at the Sheraton.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

HONG KONG

DAY 11 Saturday Guilin/Hong Kong

This morning, see dramatic rock formations at Reed Flute Cave and Fu Bo Hill. Enjoy a dim sum lunch at the Sheraton. Then take a late afternoon flight to exciting Hong Kong.
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch in the Hotel

DAY 12 Sunday Hong Kong

Today we show off this dynamic city; sightseeing includes Stanley Market, then on to fashionable Repulse Bay, followed by a sampan ride to see the floating community at Aberdeen. Ride to the summit of Victoria Peak which affords unsurpassed panoramic vistas of the city.
MEALS: American Breakfast

DAY 13 Monday Hong Kong

The day is free to follow your own pursuitsC perhaps indulge in some last-minute bargain hunting, cruise on the harbor or explore the dramatic Cultural Center. Or choose one of our optional tours. For information on optional tours in Hong Kong , click here.
MEALS: American Breakfast

DAY 14 Tuesday Depart Hong Kong for San Francisco

Board United Airlines for your flight home.


GUARANTEED DEPARTURES SHOWN IN RED

WEDNESDAY DEPARTURE; TUESDAY RETURN ON UNITED AIRLINES:
TOUR CODE: 8CX14GR

Tour Cost (per person, double occupancy)
Departure
Date
Return
Date
LAND ONLY AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco
Single
Supp.
2008:
Apr 16 Apr 29 $3,848 $4,968 $1,640
Apr 30 May 13 $3,418 $4,538 $1,170
May 7 May 20 $3,418 $4,538 $1,170
May 14 May 27 $3,518 $4,638 $1,310
May 21 Jun 3 $3,518 $4,638 $1,310
Jun 18 Jul 1 $3,368 $4,618 $1,190
Jun 25 Jul 8 $3,368 $4,618 $1,190
Jul 9 Jul 22 $3,278 $4,528 $1,160
Jul 16 Jul 29 $3,278 $4,528 $1,160
Sep 3 Sep 16 $3,688 $4,808 $1,440
Sep 17 Sep 30 $3,688 $4,808 $1,440
Sep 24 Oct 7 $3,688 $4,808 $1,440
Oct 8 Oct 21 $3,838 $4,958 $1,710
Oct 15 Oct 28 $3,938 $5,058 $1,710
Oct 22 Nov 4 $3,938 $5,058 $1,710
Oct 29 Nov 11 $3,938 $4,888 $1,710
Nov 5 Nov 18 $3,638 $4,588 $1,460
Nov 12 Nov 25 $3,428 $4,378 $1,210
Dec 3 Dec 16 $3,218 $4,168 $1,040
2009:
Jan 7 Jan 20 $3,218 $4,338 $1,170
Feb 18 Mar 3 $3,218 $4,168 $1,170
Mar 11 Mar 24 $3,548 $4,498 $1,500
Mar 25 Apr 7 $3,548 $4,498 $1,500

Special Notes:
East Coast Cities & Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On airfares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, please see below.
Government-imposed taxes and fees, including the 9/11 Security Fee, apply and are additional. Refer to Air and Land Information in our Terms & Conditions.
Land Only rate does not include transpacific air, or initial arrival and final departure transfers in Asia.
Tour fares are subject to change.

BUSINESS CLASS AIR UPGRADE AVAILABLE
UNITED AIRLINES ADD-ON AIRFARE CHART
ZONE 1: Not Applicable
Honolulu, HI
ZONE 2: No Additional Charges
Los Angeles, CA Portland, OR Seattle, WA
ZONE 3: Add $140.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Eugene, OR Palm Springs, CA Sacramento, CA C ANADA :
Fresno, CA Phoenix, AZ San Diego, CA Vancouver, BC
Las Vegas, NV Reno, NV Spokane, WA
ZONE 4: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Albuquerque, NM Denver, CO San Antonio, TX C ANADA :
Austin, TX Houston, TX Calgary, AB
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX Salt Lake City, UT
ZONE 5: Add $180.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Anchorage, AK Kansas City, MO Omaha, NE
Detroit, MI Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
ZONE 6: Add $220.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Chicago, IL Columbus, OH Memphis, TN St. Louis, MO
Cincinnati, OH Green Bay, WI Milwaukee, WI
Cleveland, OH Indianapolis, IN Nashville, TN
ZONE 7: Add $200.00 to San Francisco tour fare
New York, NY Newark, NJ
ZONE 8: Add $260.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Baltimore, MD Manchester, NH Rochester, NY C ANADA :
Boston, MA Philadelphia, PA Syracuse, NY Montreal, QC
Buffalo, NY Pittsburgh, PA Washington, DC Ottawa, ON
Hartford, CT Richmond, VA Toronto, ON
ZONE 9: Add $340.00 to San Francisco tour fare
Atlanta, GA Greensboro, NC Orlando, FL West Palm Beach, FL
Charlotte, NC Jacksonville, FL Raleigh-Durham, NC
Fort Lauderdale, FL Miami, FL Tampa, FL
If your city is not shown on the lists above, please call us for information.
IMPORTANT NOTE : The above add-on fares are applicable only when using flights on United Airlines. Valid from April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009. Fares subject to change.

OUR WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
  • Round-trip transpacific air transportation
  • All intra-China air/land transportation
  • Fully Escorted by our professional, bilingual U.S. Tour Director
  • 12 nights in select Five-Star and Deluxe hotels
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
  • Comprehensive sightseeing, special cultural activities and performances as noted
  • United Mileage Plus members: earn frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land package
  • $100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by Pacific Delight Tours

CULTURAL DISCOVERIES
  • BEIJING: 3 night The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
    Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City's Imperial Palace with living quarters, museum and jewelry sections; Drum Tower; Hutong Tour including visit with local family; Beijing Duck welcome dinner party; Great Wall; Sacred Way to Ming Tombs; Chang Ling Exhibition Hall; cloisonn factory; buffet dinner at The Ritz-Carlton
  • SHANGHAI: 2 nights Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
    Buffet dinner at Le Royal Meridien; Shanghai Museum including audio tour; Nanjing or Huai Hai Road emporiums; Yu Garden; The Bund; Children's Palace; carpet factory; China's world-renowned acrobatic show
  • XI'AN: 2 nights Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
    Buffet dinner at Shangri-La Golden Flower; Terra-Cotta Museum, Circle Vision Movie, Bronze Chariot; dumpling lunch at Defachang Restaurant; Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum including exclusive visit to the museum's private artifact room where you may white-glove handle national treasures; Tang Dynasty Theatre dinner and show; Wild Goose Pagoda
  • GUILIN: 2 nights Sheraton Guilin Hotel
    Deluxe Li River day cruise to Yangshuo with lunch; buffet dinner at Sheraton; Reed Flute Cave; Fu Bo Hill; dim sum lunch at Sheraton
  • HONG KONG: 3 nights Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
    Stanley Market; Repulse Bay; sampan ride to see floating community at Aberdeen; Victoria Peak
 


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