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April 2018 Luxury China with Flat-Bed Seating & 5-Star Hotels

Luxury China with Flat-Bed Seating & 5-Star Hotels – April 18-30, 2018 – SOLD OUT

Get ready for a luxury travel experience in China. Start by flying business class to and from Asia where you are able to lie down during the long flight. We have negotiated some deeply discounted business class airfare that is a few thousand dollars off of normal pricing. Also experience 5-star accommodations on land including a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing. First class bullet train seating is also included from Xi’an to Beijing. Along with the luxury side, excellent tours to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the Great Wall in Beijing and cruising on the Yangtze River are also included.

Included is: round-trip airfare from Los Angeles, all hotel accommodations, sightseeing as outlined in itinerary, most meals, ground transportation via deluxe coaches, and excellent English speaking guides.


April 18 – Travel to Los Angeles, China and depart to China on an evening flight while resting comfortably in flat-bed seating (business class). Experience what it’s like to lay down on an overnight flight!

April 19 – Cross the International Date Line and continue flight to China.

April 20 – This morning you will arrive in Chongqing, China. Start off with a tour visiting some local pandas before boarding your river cruise on the Yangtze River. Set sail while your welcome dinner is served. (Lunch, Dinner)

April 21 – Cruise on the Yangtze river with an included shore excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

April 22 – Continue your Yangtze river cruise and enjoy a cruise farewell dinner tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

April 23 – Your cruise ends late this morning in Yichang. Enjoy a brief city tour before going to Xi’an, China where you will overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 24 – Your exciting day in Xi’an begins with a relaxing bike ride on the ancient city wall or you may wish to take a ride in a traditional rickshaw. Learn the legend as to how the Wild Goose Pagoda received its name as you visit this holy place revered for centuries. Your day will wind down as you enjoy the city water fountain show accompanied with orchestrated music. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 25 – You will be in awe as you visit the Terracotta Warrior museum. It has been said to be the most exciting archaeological find of the 20th century and considered as the 8th Wonder of the World. It is nothing short of astonishing. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 26 – Board a BULLET train to Beijing this morning in first-class train accommodations. This afternoon experience a Hutong Tour, and take a glimpse into the world of yesterday while being pedaled through the narrow streets on bicycle-pedaled rickshaws. You will see how neighborhoods in Old China existed and how they are preserved in the middle of a modern city today. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 27 – Winding across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, the Great Wall of China stretches over 4,000 miles. Today as you experience climbing a section of the Great Wall, marvel at its size and grandeur. Not far from the wall you will explore the Ming tomb area and stroll down the path of the Sacred Way of the Animals. Then, back to the hotel and it’s time for an optional foot massage. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 28 – Today you will visit the Forbidden City which was built in the 15th century. The Forbidden City includes the Imperial Palace which was the residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Later you will walk on the 98-acre quadrangle of Tiananmen Square, which is one of the largest public squares in the world. Also you’ll pay a visit to the Summer Palace which is listed as one of the world UNESCO World Heritage Sites and ranked as one of the finest classical gardens in the world. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 29 – The Temple of Heaven is first on our agenda today and is located in a beautiful park. Elderly Chinese come by the thousands daily to exercise and to participate in Chinese cultural activities. Most tourists find themselves participating in the middle of these activities with the local Chinese. Nearby learn about China’s fresh water pearls and visit one of the largest pearl showrooms on the planet. If you get your shopping all done, enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatic show. You will be amazed at the acrobatic skills demonstrated in the performances. (Breakfast, Lunch)

April 30 – After breakfast, you will have some free time for shopping or relaxing before the flight home. Your flight back to the USA leaves in the afternoon with an evening arrival. The flight is in business class again. Welcome home!




china33Your Ship: President Cruise Number 8

Brand new in 2013, this spectacular ship will take you down the Yangtze River in luxury and style.
The ship is 146.8 meters in length and 20.2 meters in width, making it the largest Yangtze River cruise ship along with its sister ship President Number 7.


Doug PetersonYour Host: Doug Peterson

Doug recently retired from Staker Parsons Companies after 30 years of service. He served in Vietnam with the First Infantry Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade from 1969 to 1970. Doug has taken multiple groups to Southeast Asia including groups to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Doug loves to travel and has been to  Europe, Asia, South America, Mexico, Canada and 44 of the fifty states. He also loves to read and is a history buff.




Complete Tour and Cruise with Business Class Airfare from Los Angeles- Double Occupancy – $4299 per person (includes cruise, airfare, tour and taxes)

Single Occupant Cost – Additional $795

Chinese Visa – $195 per person

Airfare to and from Los Angeles – Call for assistance or arrange your own

Trip package with economy airfare – Call for discount amount

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit Required for Reservation – $2500 per person  


*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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