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2009C1

MARCH 09, 2009(MON)/ #C -1 CHINA SPRING SPECIAL CHINA HONG KONG 15D-TOUR Similar to previous year's tour #C-1
  • All meals are included. EXCEPT FOR THE LAST DAY

  • LIMIT TO ONE BUS

  • Departure Date MARCH 09, 2009(MON)
    Tour Guide Wayne TERANISHI
    Air Japan Airlines
    TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
    DATE: FEB 22, 2009 (SUN) at 12 Noon
    PLACE: Hawaii Tokai International College Cafeteria
    2241 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii
    COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS
    ATTIRE: INFORMAL-MUUMUU, ALOHA SHIRT
    (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 1/2HOURS)

    Itinerary
    MAR. 09 (MON) HONOLULU
    Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Japan Airlines Flight JO. Lunch and a Snack will be served aboard the flight. FREE MOVIES AND DRINK.
    MAR. 10 (TUE) BEIJING, CHINA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BEIJING
    ARR: Narita Int’l Airport CONNECTING FLIGHT: Narita Int’l Airport/ Beijing Airport JL # ARR: BEIJING ARRIVAL TRANSFER: Upon arrival at Beijing Airport and after customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    MAR. 11 (WED) BEIJING, CHINA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BEIJING
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST at hotel. MORNING AT LEISURE. TEMPLE OF HEAVEN TOUR. A visit will be made to the Temple of Heaven, one of the most photographed buildings in the world. The main hall was built in 1420, first restored in 1751 and finally restored in 1889 following a fire. Hutong tour, there were 4,550 hutongs built around Beijing’s Forbidden City during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. With very few exceptions they are quadrangles, a closed-in structure square coutyard. The hutongs are an epitome of the history, culture and lifestyle of Beijing. Riding in an old fashioned pedicabs through these hutongs, you can gain some insight into the architectutal featues of these aged compounds and lives of the residents there. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL
    MAR. 12 (THU) BEIJING, CHINA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BEIJING
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. BEIJING FULL DAY TOUR. Today’s city tour of Beijing includes visits to the Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace; Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. After enjoying a CHINESE LUNCH, this afternoon you will proceed to the Summer Palace. This was the rest and recreation area of the royal families of the Qing Emperors as far back as 1000 A.D. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.
    MAR. 13 (FRI) BEIJING, CHINA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BEIJING
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. FULL DAY EXCURSION TO THE GREAT WALL & MING TOMBS. Today visit what is considered by most people to be the most remarkable and greatest man-made objects of all time – The Great Wall of China. So outstanding is The Wall, that it is the only man-made object visible from outer-space! The amount of stones and bricks used to construct this great wall would circumscribe the earth with a dike eight feet high. LUNCH AT BEIJING GOLF CLUB, then continue to the Ming Tombs, the burial site of 13 of the 16 Ming Emperors. Enroute to the Tombs, you drive along the Avenue of Animals (Spirit Way). Twelve statues line the road on either side - statues of lions, camels, elephants, horses, tortoises and two sets of mythical beasts. (You may visit the above-ground Chang Ling Museum if you do not wish to visit the tomb). PEKING DUCK DINNER. This evening enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Dinner followed by a Beijing Opera Performance.
    MAR. 14 (SAT) XIAN SHANGRI-LA GOLDEN FLOWER HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. BEIJING DEPARTURE TRANSFER. Transfer to the Capital Airport for your departure from Beijing. FLY TO XIAN. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. XIAN ARRIVAL TRANSFER. Upon arrival at Xian Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. BUFFET DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL
    MAR, 15(SUN) XIAN SHANGRI-LA GOLDEN FLOWER HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. XIAN FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Today visit the points of interest in Xian. This city was a principal center of Ancient Chinese Culture. Today, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the world famous Qin Museum, where you will see the life-size terra cotta figures of the Legion of Warriors and Chariots unearthed from the Tomb of the Emperor who unified China and built the Great Wall. Stroll along the old City Wall. A visit will also made to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. TANG DYNASTY DINNER. This evening enjoy a Dinner and Cultural Performance at the Tang Dynasty Theater
    MAR. 16 (MON) GUILIN LIJIANG WATERFALL HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. XIAN DEPARTURE TRANSFER. Transfer to the airport for your departure from Xian. FLY TO GUILIN. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. Upon arrival at Guilin Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. GUILIN CITY TOUR. This afternoon, visit the REED Flute Cave. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.
    MAR. 17 (TUE) GUILIN LIJIANG WATERFALL HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. LI RIVER DAY CRUISE. Today, enjoy a cruise on the famous Li River where you can see some of the most highly admired and unusually sculptured Karst Formation. This unique scenery has been depicted for centuries by Chinese painters. After LUNCH ON BOARD, you will disembark and visit the Township of Yangshuo, where you can browse around hundreds of stalls selling handicrafts, antiques and food products. Afternoon return to Guilin by car. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL
    MAR. 18 (WED) SHANGHAI **RENAISSANCE SHANGHAI YU YUAN HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. GUILIN DEPARTURE TRANSFER. Transfer to the airport for your departure from Guilin. FLY TO SHANGHAI. LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT. SHANGHAI ARRIVAL TRANSFER. Upon arrival at Shanghai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL
    MAR. 19 (THU) SHANGHAI **RENAISSANCE SHANGHAI YU YUAN HOTEL
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. SHANGHAI FULL DAY TOUR. The tour of Shanghai, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, will take in some points of interest reflecting China’s recent history. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple – the home of two rare Statues of Buddha carved from one piece of white jade, Yu Yuan Garden preserved from the Ming Dynasty (1369-1644) in all its ancient charm and the Bund Area. LUNCH IS INCLUDED. DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL. ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE. This evening you will enjoy a fantastic Acrobatic Performance.
    MAR. 20 (FRI) HONG KONG INTERCONTINENTAL GRAND STANFORD
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. SHANGHAI DEPARTURE TRANSFER. Transfer to the Shanghai Airport for your departure from Shanghai. FLY TO HONG KONG. HONG KONG ARRIVAL TRANSFER. Upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. NIGHT MARKET / LEI U MUN DINNER
    MAR. 21 (SAT) HONG KONG INTERCONTINENTAL GRAND STANFORD
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. HALF-DAY HONG KONG ISLAND TOUR. Capture the excitement of Hong Kong with a motor-coach tour of the island. You will visit Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village. Then ride up to Hong Kong’s highest point, Victoria Peak, for a stunning panoramic view of the city and the magnificent harbor. LUNCH AT ABERDEEN MARINA CLUB.
    MAR. 22 (SUN) HONG KONG INTERCONTINENTAL GRAND STANFORD
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. DAY AT LEISURE. FREE DAY to shop for the many bargains found in Kowloon, Stanley Market or take an optional tour. DINE AROUND DINNER.
    MAR. 23 (MON) HONOLULU
    AMERICAN BREAKFAST. HONG KONG DEPARTURE TRANSFER. Transfer to the airport for your departure from Hong Kong. Catch Japan Airlines flight to Honolulu, arriving the same morning, After clearing U.S. Customs, proceed home. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING OUR TOHOKU TRAVEL’S CHINA/HONG KONG TOUR #C1! MAHALO! IMPORTANT NOTE: While in China all of your arrangements are under the supervision of China International Travel Service (CITS). Your anticipated itinerary follows, however, each group is handled on a case-by-case basis and the actual schedules will be determined by CITS after arrival in each city

    Destnations
    BEIJING, XIAN, GUILIN, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG


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