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                                                                                                                                                                                                    MAR. 08 (TUE) HONOLULU
Leave Honolulu Int’l Airport via Korean Airlines Flight, KE#54, departing at 01:25AM.  Meals will be served aboard the flight.  FREE MOVIES AND DRINK.  

MAR. 09 (WED) BEIJING, CHINA (SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BEIJING)

ARR: 6:20AM, Incheon Int’l Airport      CONNECTING FLIGHT: Incheon Int’l Airport/ Beijing Airport KE#851, departing at 9:15AM.     ARR: 10:25AM.

BEIJING ARRIVAL TRANSFER: Upon arrival at Beijing Airport and after customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
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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.
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MAR. 10 (THU) 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.   BUFFET DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.

MAR. 11 (FRI) 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.  BUFFET DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.  

MAR. 12 (SAT) 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. 13 (SUN) 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, 14 (MON) 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 be 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. 15 (TUE) GUILIN (SHANGRI-LA GUILIN 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.   WESTERN DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.

MAR. 16 (WED) GUILIN (SHANGRI-LA GUILIN 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 bus. WESTERN DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.  

MAR. 17 (THU) 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.   WESTERN DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.

MAR. 18 (FRI) 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.  WESTERN DINNER AT YOUR HOTEL.  ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE.  This evening you will enjoy a fantastic Acrobatic Performance.  

MAR. 19 (SAT) HONG KONG ( HYATT REGENCY TSIMSHATSUI HOTEL)

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. 20 (SUN) HONG KONG (HYATT REGENCY TSIMSHATSUI HOTEL)
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. 21 (MON) HONG KONG (HYATT REGENCY TSIMSHATSUI HOTEL)
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. 22 (TUE)  HONOLULU

AMERICAN BREAKFAST.  HONG KONG DEPARTURE TRANSFER.  Transfer to the airport for your departure from Hong Kong.  Catch Korean Airlines flight to Honolulu, arriving 9:00AM, 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!

*YOU MAY FIND SIMILAR TOURS OFFERED AT CHEAPER PRICES, BUT PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS TOUR HAS HOTEL AMERICAN DINNERS ALMOST EVERY NIGHT IN CHINA. AFTER THE OLYMPICS, IT IS ALWAYS  MORE EXPENSIVE, PLUS THE OIL & DOLLAR CRISIS DIDN’T HELP! LAST BUT NOT LEAST, PLEASE COMPARE THE HOTELS THAT WILL BE USED, ESPECIALLY IN EXPENSIVE HONG KONG!  CHINA NATIONAL GUIDE & CHINA GROUP VISA FEE ($100.00 P/P) IS ALSO INCLUDED.  THANK YOU!
DEPOSIT OF $ 100.00 PER PERSON REQUIRED AT TIME OF RESERVATION

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INCLUDES:  All features shown in the itinerary.  Services of a China National Guide from arrival in Beijing to departure from Shanghai (in addition, local guides in each city).  Services of a private guide in Hong Kong.  China group visa fee.  China domestic airport taxes.  All airfares in economy class.  $ 95.00 for U.S. HKG tax and fuel surcharges & China international tax and fuel surcharge for Shanghai/Hong Kong ticket are subject to change.
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TOUR GET-TOGETHER LUNCHEON
FEBRUARY 27, 2011 (SUNDAY) TIME:    12:00 PM (NOON)     
PLACE: HI TOKAI INT’L COLLEGE CAFETERIA     ADDRESS:  2241 KAPIOLANI BLVD., HONOLULU, HI                            
ATTIRE: VERY INFORMAL  COST: NO COST TO TOUR MEMBERS (LUNCHEON TAKES ABOUT 1 ½ HOURS)

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GENERAL CONDITIONS

RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS:  Reservations will not be considered definite until a $100.00 passenger deposit is received.  Final payments are due 2 months prior to departure.  Late booking charges may be assessed.

CANCELLATION , REFUNDS AND MODIFICATIONS:  Cancellations of more than 60 days prior to departure are subject to a $100.00 booking administrative fee.  Cancellations within 60 days of departure are subject to a $100.00 per person penalty fee.  Cancellations for 14 days or less prior to departure are subject to penalties assessed at the time of cancellation.  Any cancellation received day of departure or enroute will be subject to full forfeiture of all monies paid on any program.  There is no refund for unused land services.  Any voluntary alterations of confirmed itineraries before departure will require a handling charge of $100.00 for each change.

DOCUMENTATION:  It is the responsibility of passengers to see that proper documentation is obtained in advance of the trip.  A passport valid for a minimum of 6 months is required of all nationals.  In addition, a visa for China is required of American Citizens.  Other nationals should check on visa requirements.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:  Currently none of the countries included in the itineraries require a certificate of vaccination.  However, this is subject to change at any time.  Please check with booking agent to ascertain which, if any, countries in the tour require proof of any inoculation.  It is the passenger’s responsibility to take all precautions with regard to health regulations.

TRANSPORTATION:  Air transportation is based on round-trip economy class travel on airlines specified in each program.  Transportation in China is arranged locally.  Airfares are not refundable once air transportation has begun.

BAGGAGE:  Baggage is at “owner’s own risk” throughout the tour.  Baggage allowances on trans-Pacific flights is two (2) pieces of checked-in baggage.  For flights within the Orient and China, baggage may not exceed 44 lbs or 20 kilograms.  Excess baggage charges are strictly enforced and it is the responsibility of the passenger to pay these charges at the airport.

HOTELS:  All hotel accommodations will be provided in hotels mentioned or similar category.  VISITS PLUS, INC. / TOHOKU TRAVEL SERVICE, INC. reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar category whenever necessary.  All rooms are randomly assigned by each hotel on a run-of-the-house basis.

SIGHTSEEING TRANSFERS PORTERAGE AND TIPS:  All sightseeing and transfers  will be conducted in air-conditioned private motor coaches when there are 20 or more passengers.  For less than 20 passengers scheduled (seat-in-coach) sightseeing and transfer services may be used.  Transfers include the handling of one piece of standard size luggage per person.  Only those passengers traveling on designated group flights will be provided with airport transfers.  Tips to guides and drivers are not included unless specified in tour package.  Tour price is quoted as a complete price, as such an itemization of component cost will not be given.

LAND AND AIR COST:   All land and air costs in this brochure are in U.S. dollars and based on tariffs, rates of exchange, costs and schedules in effect June 15, 2010 and are subject to change without notice.  Any fluctuations of currencies could result in a higher land cost.  In any case, no surcharge will be imposed after final tour payment is received.  The land & air price includes hotel accommodations based on two people sharing a room, round-trip economy class airfare, transfers and sightseeing as specified in each itinerary.  Meals as indicated in itinerary.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Visits Plus, Inc. and Tohoku Travel Service, Inc. gives notice that it is acting only in the capacity of agent in all matters regarding travel, whether by railroad, motor coach, motorcar, boat or airplane, including all matters of reservations, transportation and tour operation, and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, which may be caused either by reason of defect in any vehicle, or through the act or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour(s), or otherwise.  We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine or other causes or act of God.  Although Visits Plus, Inc. and Tohoku Travel Service, Inc. anticipates no changes in the itineraries or accommodations, etc. as printed herein, the right is reserved to make any changes with or without notice that might become necessary in the best interest of the tour.  In such cases any additional expenses must be borne by passenger.  The right is also reserved to withdraw any tour announced in this program and to substitute hotels if necessary.  Visits Plus, Inc. & Tohoku Travel Service, Inc. reserves the right decline, except or to retain any person as a member of any tour at any time.

The airlines concerned are not held responsible for any act, omissions or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance.  The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of these tours and/or passenger.  Any and/or all transportation companies herein mentioned shall have or incur no responsibility or liability to any travel aside from their liability as common carriers.  All fares shown by the airlines are subject to change at any time without notice, and land costs are based on present value of foreign currencies in relation to the U.S. dollar, and in current tariffs, and are subject to adjustment (either way) until time of final payment by passenger.

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