Millennium Tours to China
The U.S.-China Educational Exchange is organizing a number of Millennium Tours to China between now and summer 1990. Our classic tour of the golden route departs on June 30, 2000. This tour will be led by our Director, Dr. Yong Ho. We will fly via United Airlines to Hong Kong to begin a two-week visit to six cities in the following order: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai. These are exactly the five cities that President Clinton went to on his visit to China in 1998. Highlights of the trip are attached at the end of this announcement. The package tour price is $2340, which covers:
*International airfare to and from China (U.S. departure)
*Domestic airfare from Guangzhou to Guilin, Guilin to Xi'an, Xi'an to Beijing and Beijing to Shanghai; boat or train fare from Hong Kong to Guangzhou
*Superior first-class hotel accommodations in each location
*Three meals every day, unless we are in transit
*Acrobatic show in Shanghai
*Special Beijing Duck Dinner in Beijing
*Transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioned motor coach/bus
*Admission and fees to temples, shrines, museums, etc.
*Services of English speaking guides for sightseeing and transfers
The tour price is based on double occupancy. If you prefer to have a single room or if we can't find a roommate for you, you will pay a single supplement.
Our previous trips have all been successful. Participants of our tours include city commissioners, professors, teachers, college graduates, lawyers, business people, company executives and school children. You can find some of the pictures that we took on our tours at the websites:
(1998 tour) http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Stargate/6554/chinapics/
(1999 tour) http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Reef/1625/
They were posted by our tour participants. If you would like to talk to people who took part in our tour, we'd be happy to provide you with a list of names.
If you are interested in participating in one of the tours, please let us know as soon as possible. To register you name, you need to leave a deposit of $50. The deposit, which is non-refundable, will be applied to your total payment to be made in three installments due 90 days (March 31), 60 days (April 30) and 45 days (May 15) prior to departure. The deposit and subsequent payments should be made out to the U.S.-China Educational Exchange and sent to:
U.S.-China Educational Exchange
15 Locust Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
You are welcome to bring your family and friends. It is also possible for you to join us if you do not depart from JFK in New York, but leave via another gateway as long as you arrive at the first stop as the group.
Highlights of the tour:
Hong Kong - Victoria Peak for a 360 degree view of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and surrounding harbors and outer island, scenic drive past Repulse Bay to the colorful floating community of Aberdeen, and Stanley Market, a favorite bargain shopping area.
Guilin - Li River Cruise and Reed Flute Cave
Xi'an - Burial site of at ancient army of 8000 terra cotta soldiers and horses (one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries), Neolithic Bampo Village Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Drum Tower.
Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and a special Peking Duck Dinner.
Shanghai - bustling shopping district on Nanjing Road, the Bund, the new Shanghai Museum, Children's Palace, Mongolian barbecue and acrobatic show
TOUR PRICE (Net per person in USD based on twin-sharing)
AIR & LAND COMBINED
From JFK or elsewhere in the U.S. $2340
From LA or SFO $2320
Land only price $1600
Single supplement: $315
U.S. departure tax/Hong Kong security charge $60
China airport tax: $39
Trip cancellation insurance policy $129
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
International airfare for the specified gateway
China domestic air, train & boat fares
Hotel accommodations as specified
Hotel tax and service fee
Meals as specified
Sightseeing & transfer as specified
Local English speaking guides
Airport and hotel portage fees
Net land cost
TOUR COST EXCLUDES:
Visa and passport handling fee
Items of personal nature
Tips to guides, drivers and hotel bellman
Round-trip economy class airfare via United Airlines. Air space is subject to confirmation by the airlines.
Non-refundable deposit of $50/person is required upon registering
90 days before departure (March 31) - $100 per person
60 days before departure (April 30) - $250 person
45 days before departure (May 15) - Final payment is due.
All payment may be in the form of agency, cashier, or certified check. This is a net tour fare program. We do not accept credit card payments.
· 89 days to 60 days - $50 per person
· 59 days to 30 days - $200 per person
· 29 days to 14 days - $400 per person plus any nonrefundable airfare & intra-Asia air/train/boat fare
· 13 days to 8 days - 50% of the full tour price per person plus any nonrefundable airfare & intra-Asia air/train/boat fare
· 7 days to 1 day - 75% of the full tour price per person plus any nonrefundable airfare & intra-Asia air/train/boat fare
· On or after tour departure will be subject to forfeiture of the full tour price
· Trip cancellation insurance premium is nonrefundable
· Air ticket is nonrefundable once ticket is issued (in June)
DEVIATION AND LATE ADDITION FEE
1. Additional service fee of $50 per person will apply to any person deviating from the group movement. Deviation is defined as departure for and from China on a different date from the group schedule.
2. A late booking fee of $50 per person will apply to booking received within 30 days prior to arrival date.
3. Once the ticket is issued, a ticket change fee of $150 per ticket is required. Name change is not allowed.
Depart JFK or any other city in the U.S. via United Airlines (Y class).
Hong Kong. Arrival transfer to Royal Garden Hotel (deluxe class)
Hong Kong. Half day island tour in the morning. Leisure in the afternoon. Meals: breakfast.
Hong Kong/Guangzhou (via Hydrofoil)/Guilin via China Airlines (Y class). Arrival transfer to Guishan Hotel (superior first class).
Guilin. Full day Li River Cruise plus Reed Flute Cave if time permits. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guilin/Xi'an via China Airlines (Y class). Leisure in Guilin in the morning. Departure and arrival transfer in Xi'an in the afternoon/evening to ANA Grand Tower Hotel (superior first class). Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Xi'an. Full day tour. Terra cotta, New Provincial Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Hall. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Xi'an/Beijing via China Airlines (Y class). Leisure in Xi'an in the morning. Departure and arrival transfer in Beijing in the afternoon/evening to Tianlun Dynasty Hotel (deluxe class). Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Beijing. Full day Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & Temple of Heave tour. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Beijing. Full day Great Wall & Ming Tomb tour. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Beijing. Full day Summer Palace, stop at Zoo (Panda only), Lama Temple. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and special Peking Duck Dinner.
Beijing/Shanghai via China Airlines (Y class). Departure and arrival transfer in Shanghai to Shanghai Hotel (superior class). Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Shanghai. Full day Shanghai city tour. Evening acrobatic show. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Return to the U.S. via United Airlines (Y class). Departure transfer to airport in the morning. Meals: breakfast.
The other tours that we are organizing include the following:
Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong
Price: $1370, tax: $72
Itinerary will be sent upon request.
Hong Kong, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai
Price: $1960, tax: $60
Itinerary for this tour is largely the same except the dates and one city (Guilin) less.
For further information, please contact Dr. Ho at HSINTL@aol.com.
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