Millennium Tours to China

with

the U.S.-China Educational Exchange


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

OPTIONAL FEATURES

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

AIR FARES

Round-trip economy class airfare via United Airlines. Air space is subject to confirmation by the airlines.

DEPOSIT/PAYMENT SCHEDULE

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

TOUR ITINERARY

6/30 Friday

Depart JFK or any other city in the U.S. via United Airlines (Y class).

7/1 Saturday

Hong Kong. Arrival transfer to Royal Garden Hotel (deluxe class)

7/2 Sunday

Hong Kong. Half day island tour in the morning. Leisure in the afternoon. Meals: breakfast.

7/3 Monday

Hong Kong/Guangzhou (via Hydrofoil)/Guilin via China Airlines (Y class). Arrival transfer to Guishan Hotel (superior first class).

7/4 Tuesday

Guilin. Full day Li River Cruise plus Reed Flute Cave if time permits. Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

7/5 Wednesday

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.

7/6 Thursday

Xi'an. Full day tour. Terra cotta, New Provincial Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Hall. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7/7 Friday

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.

7/8 Saturday

Beijing. Full day Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & Temple of Heave tour. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7/9 Sunday

Beijing. Full day Great Wall & Ming Tomb tour. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7/10 Monday

Beijing. Full day Summer Palace, stop at Zoo (Panda only), Lama Temple. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and special Peking Duck Dinner.

7/11 Tuesday

Beijing/Shanghai via China Airlines (Y class). Departure and arrival transfer in Shanghai to Shanghai Hotel (superior class). Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7/12 Wednesday

Shanghai. Full day Shanghai city tour. Evening acrobatic show. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

7/13 Thursday

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:

2/19/2000-2/28/2000

Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong

Price: $1370, tax: $72

Itinerary will be sent upon request.

4/20/2000-4/30/2000

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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