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  1. 1. Dear Friends and Family,You are invited on an escorted exclusive TravelOnly tour ofChina for 14 wonderful days departing Oct 10, 2012. (Nexttour May 2013…call for more info.) This 5-Star trip willinclude many extras. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will beincluded every day except the day of arrival/departure - seebelow B/L/D means just that. The group will fly from Torontoto Shanghai, China via Vancouver and return to Toronto viaVancouver (unless you opt for the recently negotiated non-stop option). Please find enclosed our flyer for more details.All 5-Stars hotels are included, air to and from China onAir Canada, 3 flights within China and 4 nights on board thenew 5-Star River Cruise Ship (inaugurated in September2011.- all included in this Family and Friends rate. The rivercruise portion will travel the famous Yangtze River to theworld famous Three Gorges - you will be impressed by theexcursions and with the delicious oriental cuisine and liveevening shows on board the ship which are also included.Your tour will also be fully escorted by local Englishspeaking tour guides in each city. Also included in thisrate are the admissions for most attractions, most of theshore excursions, ground transportation within China(including to and from the airport), Cultural shows and manymore extras which you can see below (there are a couple ofoptional tours as well - the Yangtze Rain Forest walking tourand the Kung Fu Show are both optional tours that are highlyrecommended).
  2. 2. We just completed our May 2012 with a group of 42 and thetrip surprised and surpassed everyones expectations.Please see below for more details. Total Price will be$3769.00 CDN per person which will include local airporttaxes in China and all departure taxes from Canada andshould include any adjustments in currency changes prior tothe departure date. This price does not cover any AirCanada fuel surcharges that may be added by Air Canadaand does not include the non-stop charge of $75 per personfor each direction. Non-stop flights are highly recommendedas they reduce the travelling time considerably (our wholeMay group opted for the non-stop option). This is a once ina life time chance to see all of the most important touristattractions in China including two on the Great Wonders ofthe World List.Additional expenses to budget for include your China EntryVISA, tipping in China ($10.00/day per passenger for tourguides/bus drivers/porters/etc who will handle all yourluggage (not including carry-on luggage) to and fromairports/hotels - approximately $130 per passenger, cruiseship tips are recommended at just under $10.00/day perpassenger - to cover all ship staff), and any expenses of apersonal nature. Even if you are not interested in this trip, please take the time to look at some of these interesting links that I have included on some of the amazing wonders of the world that were off limits to the rest of the world for so long…Come see where Panda’s really live in Chongqing and other places in China where silk and jade are turned into beautiful creations. China with well over 1.35 billion people, see how the other part of the
  3. 3. world lives, you will be surprised! China has been around for over 4 000 years. This will a wonderful opportunity to explore some amazing history: the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, Ghost City and much more.The overview of Your amazing tripthroughout ChinaThe river cruise portion will travel the famousYangtze River. (check out these pictures of theRiver) Three Gorges which we will travel to on theboat,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848
  4. 4. Destinations include: Shanghai, Yichang, YangtzeRiver (Three Gorges), Chongqing, Xian, Beijing.Explore China, sail through the beautiful ThreeGorges on the impressive and luxurious new 5-starMS Yangtze 2, enjoy delicious cuisine, amazingshore excursions and exciting evening liveentertainment! Some things may change slightlydue to unforeseen circumstances that may arise.Day 1 Home City - ShanghaiYour journey begins with your transpacific flight. Move yourwatch a day ahead as you cross the International Dateline.Shanghai,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 2 ShanghaiWelcome to Shanghai, the legendary seaport and thegateway to China. Arrive in the late evening. You will be metby your friendly guide and transferred to your 5-star hotel.Day 3 Shanghai
  5. 5. Today you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple and theexquisite Yu Yuan Garden, A delicious Dim Sum Lunch isplanned. In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll on the Bund,which is located along the bank of the Huangpu River Anamazing Acrobatic Show follows dinner. (B/L/D)Jade BuddhaTemple,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848 ,Yu YuanGarden,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848HuangpuGarden
  6. 6. 0l170l170l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848 .Day 4 ShanghaiThis morning, visit the Shanghai Expo site and photo stop atthe amazing China Pavilion. After lunch, coach to ZhujiajiaoWatertown and take a boat cruise on the Grand Canal.Coach back to Shanghai after dinner. (B/L/D)ShanghaiExpo,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848ChinaPavilion,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 5 Shanghai - Yichang
  7. 7. After breakfast, climb the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for a birdseye view of the city. Eat your fill at the traditional MongolianBBQ buffet Lunch. If time allows, you can shop on NanjingRoad. Transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang. After dinner,you will be transferred to the dock for pre-boarding *5-starMS Yangtze 2 (Balcony Cabins). (B/L/D)Oriental Pearl TVTower,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Nanjing Roadshopping…WOW,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848MS Yangtze 2 Cruiseship
  8. 8. =univ&sa=X&ei=HDPzToj5B6ju0gGG66HCAg&sqi=2&ved=0CE4QsAQ&biw=1680&bih=848#hl=en&rlz=1W1ADRA_en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=MS+Yangtze+2+&oq=MS+Yangtze+2+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=99070l99070l16l103250l1l1l0l0l0l0l120l120l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Yichang China an amazingcity,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 6 Three GorgesShore excursion to the dam site. Later, enjoy spectacularsights while cruising through the Xiling Gorge. A CaptainsDinner and Folkloric Performance are scheduled for theevening. (B/L/D)Three Gorges Dam site and what a site itis
  9. 9. bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848XilingGorge,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 7 Three GorgesPass the beautiful Wu Gorge in the morning. Board a smallervessel to visit the Shennong Stream or Daning River; anatural habitat of mandarin ducks and golden-hair monkeys.Later, admire the breathtaking sights of the narrow cliff wallsand dramatic vistas in the spectacular Qutang Gorge.(B/L/D)WuGorge,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154
  10. 10. c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Shennong Stream/DaningRiver,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848QutangGorge,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2Day 8 Yangtze River CruiseShore excursion to Fengdu, "The Ghost City", depending onwater level and weather conditions. Or visit Shibaozhai,Pearl of the Yangtze, where a 12 story Pagoda is builtagainst the side of a sheer rectangular cliff. (B/L/D)The GhostCity
  11. 11. 4QsAQ&biw=1680&bih=848#hl=en&rlz=1W1ADRA_en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=the+ghost+city+china&oq=the+ghost+city+china&aq=0S&aqi=g-S1&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=66550l69890l34l72260l14l12l1l1l0l0l250l1450l5.1.4l10l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Shibaozhai The Pearl of theYangtze,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=84812 StoryPagoda,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 9 Chongqing - XianArrive at Chongqing in the morning. Tour Erling Park and theCity Zoo to see the lovely pandas. Fly to Xian and transfer toyour 5-star hotel. (B/L/D)
  12. 12. Chongqing Home of thePandas,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848ErlingPark,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Chongqing CityZoo,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848
  13. 13. Day 10 XianMarvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in battleformation guarding the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.After lunch, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the ancientCity Wall. The Tang Dynasty Show will follow a Dinner withFour Kinds of Dumplings. (B/L/D)XianCity,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Terra CottaWarriors,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi
  14. 14. Huang,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Big Wild GoosePagoda,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Ancient CityWall,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848The Tang Dynasty
  15. 15. Show,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Four Kids ofDumplings,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 11 Xian-BeijingAfter breakfast. Take a morning flight to Beijing. After adelicious Dim Sum Lunch, visit the Tian An Men square andthe Forbidden City. Photo stop at the Beijing Olympic Villagethe Bird Nest and Water cube before dinner. Stay at the 5-Star New Otani Hotel or similar. (B/L/D)Beijing
  16. 16. f&aqi=g-sS2&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=72350l78770l62l83050l15l15l4l0l0l0l260l1550l1.6.3l10l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Dim SumLunch,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Tian An Men Square…worldfamous,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Forbidden City…if it is Forbidden…why are we goinghere,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=
  17. 17. 79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Beijing OlympicVillage,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848The Birds Nest and WaterCube,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 12 BeijingGet up early to visit the world famous Great Wall. Enrouteyou will visit a Cloisonn? Factory. After lunch, visit thebeautiful Summer Palace. Enjoy an optional awe-inspiringLegend of Kungfu Show after dinner. (B/L/D)Great Wall ofChina
  18. 18. rlz=1W1ADRA_en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HDPzToj5B6ju0gGG66HCAg&sqi=2&ved=0CE4QsAQ&biw=1680&bih=848#hl=en&rlz=1W1ADRA_en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=ancient+china+wall++china+&oq=ancient+china+wall++china+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=922819l931369l54l931619l28l28l4l3l0l4l240l2990l5.10.6l21l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Cloisonn ?Factory,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848SummerPalace,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 13 BeijingIn the morning, tour the Temple of Heaven to see the local
  19. 19. people doing Tai Chi. Afterwards, there will be time to walkthe famous Wangfujiang Street in the afternoon. Coach backto the hotel for a rest and freshen up for dinner. Enjoy a tourof the Hutong through the narrow alleys of the old residentarea of Beijing and visit a local family. Enjoy a deliciousPeking Roast Duck Farewell Dinner tonight. (B/L/D)Temple ofHeaven,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Wangfujiang StreetBeijing,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Hutong
  20. 20. 39760l82l42220l7l7l0l0l0l1l200l850l4.2.1l7l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=79154c4281ffbdc2&biw=1680&bih=848Day 14 Beijing – Home CityThere will be free time in the morning to explore and pack.Say goodbye to China as you board your transpacific flighthome. (B)I hope you will join us on this unique vacation experience !Please feel free to forward this to interested parties.Thanks,Seansharte@travelonly.com250.900.5729