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17 Day Asian Escapade

Tour Code: 8AE17AE
Visit: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong, Bangkok
A classic combination featuring China's imperiial cities, plus Hong Kong and Bangkok

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1 Wednesday Depart San Francisco for Beijing, China

Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines from San Francisco.


CHINA

DAY 2 Thursday Arrive Beijing

On arrival, you are escorted to your hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing


DAY 3 Friday Beijing

Sightseeing tour of Beijing includes vast Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. This afternoon, a fun-filled pedicab ride takes you through the Hutong district's ancient narrow streets to enjoy a close-up look at the heritage of this exciting city, including a visit with a local family. Then make a stop at the Drum Tower for a panoramic view of the city. Tonight, toast your arrival in China with a glass of wine at a Beijing Duck welcome dinner party.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party


DAY 4 ? Saturday ? Beijing

Walk along the Great Wall today. Stroll along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs and Chang Ling Exhi-bition Hall and then visit a cloisonn factory. 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 the 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, the Yu Garden, The Bund, the Children's Palace and then a visit a carpet factory. Tonight, after dinner, attend a performance of the renowned Shanghai acrobats.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 7 Tuesday Shanghai/Xi'an

The morning is at leisure. 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 famed legion of terra-cotta warriors, buried for over 2200 years, and the Bronze Chariot. Enjoy the Circle Vision Movie. On to visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum with our exclusive visit to the private artifact room, where you may white-glove handle some of the national treasures from the museum's collection. Then enjoy a dumpling lunch at renowned Defachang Restaurant. Tonight, enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Special Lunch, Buffet Dinner


DAY 9 Thursday Xi'an/Guilin

This morning visit exquisite Wild Goose Pagoda. Then in the afternoon fly to Guilin, set in the heart of a magnificent landscape.
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 lunch of dim sum specialties at the Sheraton. Then take an afternoon flight to Hong Kong.
InterContinental Grand Stanford
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch in the Hotel


DAY 12 Sunday Hong Kong

Today we show off this dynamic city: See Stanley Market, fashionable Repulse Bay followed by a sampan ride to see the floating community at Aberdeen. Ride to the summit of Victoria Peak for panoramic city views.
MEALS: American Breakfast


DAY 13 Monday Hong Kong

The day is free to follow your own pursuitsCperhaps indulge in some last-minute bargain hunting. Or choose one of our optional tours. For information on optional tours in Hong Kong , click here.
MEALS: American Breakfast

THAILAND


DAY 14 Tuesday Hong Kong to Bangkok

Fly to exotic Bangkok.
Shangri-La Hotel
MEALS: American Breakfast


DAY 15 Wednesday Bangkok

Today you tour the Royal Grand Palace, a complex of splendid gilded pavilions, statuary and Wat Phra Kaeo, the temple holding the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most sacred icon. Tonight, feast on Thai delicacies, and enjoy traditional Thai dances.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner Show


DAY 16 Thursday Bangkok

A free day! Perhaps take a full day tour to the traditional floating market at Damnoen Saduak and then enjoy an afternoon of Thai cultural shows at the Rose Garden Country Resort (see optional tours). For information on optional tours in Bangkok , click here.
MEALS: American Breakfast


DAY 17 Friday Depart Bangkok for San Francisco

Depart Bangkok for your return flight home.


GUARANTEED DEPARTURES SHOWN IN RED

WEDNESDAY DEPARTURE; FRIDAY RETURN ON ON UNITED AIRLINES
TOUR CODE: 8AE17AE


Tour Cost (per person, double occupancy)
Departure
Date
Return
Date
LAND ONLY
AIR & LAND
from
San Francisco
Single
Supp.
2008:
Apr 16 May 2 $4,068 $5,248 $1,660
May 7 May 23 $3,778 $4,958 $1,340
Jun 18 Jul 4 $3,778 $5,118 $1,340
Jun 25 Jul 11 $3,778 $5,118 $1,340
Jul 9 Jul 25 $3,778 $5,118 $1,340
Jul 16 Aug 1 $3,778 $5,118 $1,340
Sep 17 Oct 3 $3,968 $5,148 $1,550
Oct 8 Oct 24 $4,068 $5,248 $1,650
Oct 15 Oct 31 $4,168 $5,348 $1,750
Nov 5 Nov 21 $3,968 $5,028 $1,590
2009:
Mar 11 Mar 27 $3,788 $4,848 $1,400
Mar 25 Apr 10 $3,868 $4,928 $1,490

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.
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 $95.00 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 $160.00 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 $160.00 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 $270.00 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 $310.00 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-Asia air/land transportation
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Manager throughout China, locally guided in Hong Kong and Bangkok
  • 15 nights in Five-Star and Deluxe hotels
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
  • Sightseeing, 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 PDT.

CULTURAL DISCOVERIES
  • BEIJING: 3 nights The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
    Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City's Imperial Palace with living quarters, museum and jewelry sections; Hutong tour including a visit with a local family; Beijing Duck welcome dinner party at The Ritz-Carlton; Great Wall; Sacred Way to Ming Tombs; Chang Ling Exhibition Hall; cloisonn factory

  • SHANGHAI: 2 nights Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
    Shanghai Museum including audio tour; Nanjing Road or Huai Hai Road shopping streets; Yu Garden; The Bund; Children's Palace; carpet factory; China's world-famous acrobatic show

  • XI'AN: 2 nights Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
    Terra-Cotta Warriors, Bronze Chariot, Circle Vision Movie; Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum including exclusive visit to the museum's private artifact room where you may white-glove handle national treasures; dumpling lunch at Defachang Restaurant; Buffet dinner at Shangri-La; Tang Dynasty Theatre dinner and show; Wild Goose Pagoda

  • GUILIN: 2 nights Sheraton Guilin Hotel
    Deluxe Li River day cruise to Yangshuo with lunch on board; Reed Flute Cave; Fu Bo Hill; dim sum lunch at the Sheraton

  • HONG KONG: 3 nights InterContinental Grand Stanford
    Stanley Market; Repulse Bay; sampan ride at Aberdeen; Victoria Peak

  • BANGKOK: 3 nights Shangri-La Hotel
    Royal Grand Palace; Wat Phra Kaeo and Emerald Buddha; Thai dinner party with traditional Thai dances



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