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October 2017 China Special

Autumn China Special – October 24-November 1, 2017 – SOLD OUT

Take the China tour of a lifetime this coming October! This tour is full of highlights including: the Olympic sites of Beijing, walking on the Great Wall of China, exploring the Forbidden City, and coming face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors.  Your family and friends won’t forget this magical tour and part of the world.

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

Itinerary:

October 24 – Travel to Xi’an, China!

china91October 25 – Welcome to Xi’an, China. Upon arrival you will be transferred straight to your hotel to rest after your journey.

October 26 – Your exciting tour 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)

October 27 – 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! A short stop at a local orphanage after the Terracotta experience will be a nice opportunity to drop off some needed supplies. Tonight take a short flight back to Beijing. (Breakfast, Lunch)

china44October 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. Tonight enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatic show. You will be amazed at the acrobatic skills demonstrated in the performances. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 29 – 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)

china33October 30 – 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)

October 31 – 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. In the afternoon enjoy some free time. (Breakfast, Lunch)

November 1 – Fly back home with incredible memories and stores to share. (Breakfast)

 

Your Host: Justin Cowan

Justin Cowan is an energetic and outgoing professional with a passion for travel. Through his years of work in the airline, event planning, and travel agency sectors as well as graduating with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Utah; Justin is experienced with many aspects of the the Travel and Tourism Industry.

Justin believes there is nothing quite as spectacular as a memorable trip. As such, he has dedicated himself through his friendliness and attention to detail to ensuring all of his travelers gain wonderful experiences, learn new skills, and ultimately, develop a great appreciation for the wonderful world we live in. Indeed, Justin believes the words of Anita Desai that “wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” So if you are ready to experience a once in lifetime adventure, please feel free to reach out to him.

Justin and his wife Stacie, are based in the wonderful Valley of the Sun, of Mesa, Arizona.


 

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Xi’an & Beijing Tour with Airfare from Salt Lake City (other cities available) – Double/Triple Occupancy – $1799 per person (includes tour, air and taxes)

Single Occupant Cost – Additional $395

Prepaid Tips: $75 per person

Chinese Visa – $195 per person

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

Deposit Required for Reservation – $1200 per person  

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*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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