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16 Day Imperial Cities Gold Experience

  Tour Code: 7CG16CG
FULLY ESCORTED :
Visits: Shanghai, Zhujiajiao, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong, Extend to Bangkok & Angkor Wat
Featuring Five C Star HotelsGroup Limited to 16 Members
Unique Cultural Activities & Special Performances
Fully Escorted from Arrival in Asia

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 • Depart San Francisco for Shanghai, China
Fly transpacific aboard United Airlines, accompanied by our professional Tour Director from arrival in Asia.

CHINA

Day 2 • Arrive Shanghai, China
Upon arrival, you are escorted to your hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

Day 3 • Shanghai

Sightseeing includes the Urban Planning Exhibition Center showing the old, new and future Shanghai , then the Shanghai Museum with its remarkable dynastic cultural artifacts. Visits include handheld recorders highlighting the special features of the collections. Continue on to the Yu Garden and the Children's Palace. Enjoy a welcome dinner party.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

Day 4 • Shanghai

Today take a half-day walking Shanghai Historic Tour of the Bund and the French Concession. Afternoon is free for shopping along Nanjing Road or Huai Hai Road.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 5 • Shanghai/ Zhujiajiao /Shanghai

This morning drive to Zhujiajiao, the best preserved of the four water towns in Shanghai, and known as Shanghai's Venice. Tour the town and take a sampan ride to see the numerous bridges built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel. Then enjoy the famous Shanghai Acrobats show in front section seats.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

Day 6 • Shanghai/Beijing

Today we fly to Beijing, China's capital. In the 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, and visit with one of the local families. Then visit the Drum Tower (Gu Lou) for a panoramic view of the city. Enjoy a Sichuan dinner tonight.
Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 • Beijing

Sightseeing today includes impressive Tiananmen Square and the Imperial Palace in the once Forbidden City. Ming Dynasty extravagance is on display with tours of the living quarters, museum and jewelry sections. Buffet dinner at the hotel.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

Day 8 • Beijing

A visit to see the Great Wall. Step back into history as you walk along its ancient ramparts. After lunch visit a cloisonn factory where you may observe the skilled artisans. This evening, you are invited to a delightful dinner featuring Peking Duck followed by the energetic show, The Legend of Kung Fu, with seats in the front section.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Party

Day 9 • Beijing/Xi'an

This morning visit the Temple of Heaven to see local morning exercise and enjoy the temple. See the Imperial Vault of Heaven with its Echo Wall and the Nine-Dragon Cypress, thought to be more than 500 years old. Later, fly to historic Xi'an and check into your hotel. Buffet dinner at hotel.
Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi'an
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner

Day 10 • Xi'an

Visit the famed life-sized terra-cotta legion of warriors, buried with the emperor for over 2,200 years, Circle Vision Movie and the Bronze Chariot. Enjoy a dumpling lunch at the renowned Defachang Restaurant. Later, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum with our exclusive visit to the private artifact room where you may handle some of the national treasures from the museum's collection. Tonight, from your front section seats enjoy an entertaining dinner and show at the Tang Dynasty Theatre.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Special Lunch, Dinner Show

Day 11 • Xi'an/Guilin

A morning visit to the exquisitely constructed Wild Goose Pagoda. Later, fly to Guilin where the Li River and spectacular peaks have inspired artists for centuries. Tonight enjoy dinner in your hotel.
Sheraton Guilin Hotel (riverside room)
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner in Hotel

Day 12 • Guilin

Today brings a delightful cruise on the upper deck of a deluxe air-conditioned boat along the scenic Li River, while you enjoy your lunch on board . Cruise past a breathtaking landscape of dramatic peaks to the market town of Yangshuo, where you will have time to browse. Return to Guilin and have dinner at the hotel.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in Hotel

HONG KONG

Day 13 • Guilin/Hong Kong

Morning sightseeing includes Reed Flute Cave and Fu Bo Hill's dramatic rock formations, followed by a dim sum lunch at the hotel. Later fly to vibrant Hong Kong .
Hotel InterContinental Hong Kong (harbor view room)
MEALS: American Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 • Hong Kong

A drive around Hong Kong Island passes through Stanley Market, fashionable Repulse Bay, then enjoy a sampan tour of the floating community at Aberdeen. Finally, a ride to the summit of Victoria Peak affords dramatic views of the city and its harbor.
MEALS: American Breakfast

Day 15 • Hong Kong

The day is free to follow your own pursuits. Perhaps indulge in some last-minute shopping or choose one of our optional tours. This evening, join us for a farewell dinner party.
MEALS: American Breakfast, Dinner Party

Day 16 • Depart Hong Kong for San Francisco.

Bid farewell to China as you fly home on United Airlines.


CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS:

SHANGHAI: 4 Nights Four Seasons Hotel
Urban Planning Exhibition Center , Shanghai Museum , Yu Garden ,Walking Tour of the Bund and the French Concession ,Children's Palace Performance , Welcome Dinner Party , Carpet Factory , Acrobatic Show
ZHUJIAJIAO: Day Tour
Walking Tour , Sampan Ride of the Bridges of Shanghai's Venice
BEIJING: 3 Nights Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza
Hutong Tour and Visit with a Local Family , Drum Tower , Tiananmen Square , Forbidden City's Imperial Palace , Great Wall • Cloisonn Factory , Peking Duck Dinner Party , The Legend of Kung Fu Show , Temple of Heaven
XI'AN: 2 Nights Sofitel on Renmin Square Hotel
Buffet Dinner , Terra-Cotta Warriors , Circle Vision Movie , Bronze Chariot , Dumpling Lunch at Defachang Restaurant , Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum with private visit to museum's artifact room to handle national treasures of the museum's collection ,Tang Dynasty Theatre Dinner Show , Wild Goose Pagoda
GUILIN: 2 Nights Steraton Guilin Hotel (riverside room)
Deluxe Li River Day Cruise , Reed Flute Cave, Fu Bo Hill , Dim Sum Lunch
HONG KONG: 3 Nights Hotel Inter Continental Hong Kong (harbor view room)
Stanley Market , Repulse Bay , Sampan ride at Aberdeen , Victoria Peak , Farewell Dinner Party


ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES:
Round-trip transpacific air transportation
United Mileage Plus® members earn: frequent flyer credit with the purchase of each air/land tour package
All intra-China air/land transportation
Fully Escorted from arrival in Asia by our professional U.S. Tour Director
14 nights in select Five Star hotels
13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
Comprehensive sightseeing, special cultural activities and performances as noted
Complimentary Pacific Delight Tours carry-on bag
$100,000 Automatic Flight Insurance for transpacific air ticketed by PDT
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program


THURSDAY DEPARTURES; FRIDAY ARRIVALS ON UNITED AIRLINES:

Tour Cost (Per Person)†

Departure
Date

Return
Date

LAND ONLY

AIR & LAND
from San Francisco

AIR & LAND
from
New York

Single
Supp.

2007:

Apr 19

May 4

$5,253

$5,838

$5,998

$2,450

Apr 26

May 11

$5,253

$5,838

$5,998

$2,450

May 10

May 25

$5,253

$5,838

$5,998

$2,450

May 24

Jun 8

$5,253

$5,998

$6,158

$2,450

Jun 7

Jun 22

$5,063

$5,808

$5,968

$2,370

Jun 21

Jul 6

$5,063

$5,908

$6,068

$2,370

Jul 5

Jul 20

$4,943

$5,788

$5,948

$2,300

Aug 2

Aug 17

$4,943

$5,788

$5,948

$2,300

Sep 6

Sep 21

$5,453

$6,198

$6,358

$2,670

Sep 20

Oct 5

$5,453

$6,198

$6,358

$2,670

Oct 11

Oct 26

$5,453

$6,198

$6,358

$2,670

Oct 18

Nov 2

$5,453

$6,198

$6,358

$2,670

Nov 1

Nov 16

$5,453

$6,038

$6,198

$2,670

Special Notes:
Other Gateways: For domestic Add-On air fares from interior U.S. cities to San Francisco, refer to Add-On Fare Chart below.
Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and subject to change.
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 $40.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Eugene , OR

Las Vegas , NV

Phoenix , AZ

Sacramento , CA

Fresno , CA

Palm Springs , CA

Reno , NV

Spokane , WA

ZONE 4: Add $100.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Albuquerque , NM

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

Houston , TX

San Antonio , TX

Austin , TX

Denver , CO

Salt Lake City , UT

 

ZONE 5: Add $120.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Anchorage , AK

Kansas City , MO

Omaha, NE

 

Detroit , MI

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

  

ZONE 6: Add $140.00 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 $160.00 to San Francisco tour fare

New York , NY

Newark , NJ

  

ZONE 8: Add $240.00 to San Francisco tour fare

Baltimore , MD

Hartford , CT

Pittsburgh , PA

Syracuse , NY

Boston , MA

Manchester , NH

Richmond , VA

Washington , DC

Buffalo , NY

Philadelphia , PA

Rochester , NY

 

ZONE 9: Add $320.00 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, 2007 C March 31, 2008 . Fares subject to change.

   


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