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  • Journey to ChinaGreater San Antonio Chamber of CommerceMarch 15-24, 2011By Asia Getaway IncYour Gateway to Asia

  • We make it easy for you to travel!

  • 10 Days Beijing, Hangzhou & ShanghaiSee the Imperial, Scenic and New China

  • How to Get ThereMore than 30 flights per day from North America to China.Direct flights include: United, Northwest, China Southern, China Eastern and Air China.

  • Tentative Flight Schedule

  • Chinese VisaVisa is required Visa can be obtained throughChinese Consulate OR Asia Getaway Inc visa processing serviceSubmission Deadlines:January 18th February 7th

    CHECKLISTApplication FormOriginal Passport2 passport photos$185.00

  • Weather

  • Health RequirementNo special vaccinations are requiredTravelers should bring any special medications or prescriptions

  • Luggage & Customs RegulationsOne checked bag of 44 lbs or less is allowed when travel within ChinaOne piece of carry-on luggage is allowed.Alcohol and cigarettes, cameras, and tape-recorders can be brought into ChinaLiquor must be checked inReasonable amount of currency (up to $5000)

  • CurrencyChinese currency is called Renminbi (RMB) "The People's Currency". The popular unit of RMB is yuan.

    Exchange rate 1 US dollar = 6.61 yuan RMB

  • Accommodations5 Stars hotelsEquipped with hair dryer, phone, safe, necessary amenities, English Channel TV, mini bar. Even come with slippers and umbrellas!

  • Group check-inSpecial group check in at hotel and airport

  • ElectricalThroughout China 220 volt/50 cycle is usedSome hotels are wired for use of 110 electrical appliances or will provide an adapterMost hotels have a hand hair-dryer in each room

  • TransportationDeluxe air-conditioned/ heated coach

    53 seats coach

  • Food & Taste of Local CuisineDumplingBreakfast all breakfasts will be full international buffet style, which includes eggs, meats, coffee, tea, juice, breads, fruit, cereal etc.Lunch and dinner arranged in Chinese family style. Some buffet dinners will be included.One soft drink or beer included during meal. Refills, coffee, tea is not included with Chinese meals. DINNER AT HOTELAdded Value

  • Restaurants

  • Tour GuideBilingual Tour GuidesKnowledgeable and personable The top winner of local guide in Zhejiang province

  • Program Itinerary

    10 Days China Discovery Tour

    Beijing / Hangzhou / Shanghai

    March 15-24, 2011

  • ItineraryDay 1 (Mar 15): Depart from San Antonio to Beijing. Day 2 (Mar 16): Arrive in Beijing. Meet and transfer to hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening. (D)Day 3 (Mar 17): Morning, visit the Summer Palace, Pearl Workshop, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Evening, enjoy a famous Peking Duck dinner. Optional Kung Fu Legend show. (B/L/D) Day 4 (Mar 18): Visit the Temple of Heaven, Cloisonne Factory and Sacred Road. Lunch with Jade Workshop. Then climb the Great Wall and pass by the 2008 Olympic Sites. (B/L/D)

  • Itinerary (Cont)Day 5 (Mar 19): Fly to Shanghai and transfer to Hangzhou. Visit the Economic Development Zone to see the future of China. (B/L/D) Day 6 (Mar 20): Visit Lingyin Temple, the West Lake, and taste the world famous Dragon Well Tea. (B/L/D) Day 7 (Mar 21): Proceed to Shanghai. Optional Traditional Chinese Reflexology. Optional ERA-Intersection of Time by Cirque du Solei. (B/L/D) Day 8 (Mar 22): Explore Shanghai by visiting Yuyuan Garden, the Bund and Silk Weaving Workshop. Optional Evening Cruise on Huangpu River. (B/L/D) Day 9 (Mar 23): Full day free at explore Shanghai or join the optional Watertown Tour to Fengjing. Farewell dinner (B/-/D) Day 10 (Mar 24): Transfer to airport for your flight home. Optional Maglev Train ride. (B)

  • BeijingThe capital of China

  • Summer PalaceSummer Palace, UNESCO site and ancient royal resort

  • Tiananmen Square & Forbidden CityTiananmen Square was built in 1651, it is the largest public square in the world

    Forbidden City is the largest and most complete Imperial palace in the world, built in 1406

  • Peking Duck DinnerPeking Duck (Peking Roast Duck) is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered one of Chinas national foods.

  • Morning Exercise & Temple of Heaven

    Learn Tai Chi and other morning exercises with the locals

    Temple of Heaven was built in 1420. It was the temple where emperors prayed for good harvest.

  • Sacred WayAlongside the Sacred Way are 18 pairs of marble figures that over 500 years old.

  • Great WallThe only man made object that can be seen from the moon

    It was first built in 7 BC

    Approximately 45 minutes ride from the city

  • Olympic SitesBeijing National Stadium (Birds Nest)

    Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube)

  • HangzhouThe scenic city

  • Economic Development Zone

  • Lingyin Temple & West LakeLingyin Temple is a Buddhist Temple. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Budddhist grottoes.

    West Lake is a famous fresh water lake. It is famous for its picturesque landscape.

  • Longjing Tea PlantationLongjing actually means, "Dragon Well" and according to legend, the Dragon Well was discovered in about 230 AD. Tea Ceremony and learn how to drink Dragon Well Tea

  • ShanghaiThe largest city in China

  • Yuyuan Garden & the BundYuyuan Garden is one of Chinas finest examples of the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the four best gardens in China.

    The Bund - The birthplace and symbol of Shanghai. It is Chinas most famous waterfront and is lined with 1930s buildings

  • Silk Weaving WorkshopSilk weaving is an age-old handicraft industry in China. At the Silk Weaving workshop, you will see the entire process of producing silk from silkworm.

  • Accommodations

  • Beijing Marriott City Wall Hotel

  • Hangzhou Sofitel Xanadu Resort

  • Shanghai Renaissance Zhongshan Park Hotel

  • Optional Tours & Shopping

  • Kung Fu Legend Show (Optional)Kung Fu Legend Show is a combination of the elements of kung fu, story telling, acrobatics, modern dance and original music to celebrate the philosophy and skill of martial arts. (USD 28 per person)

  • Traditional Chinese Reflexology (Optional)The Traditional Chinese reflexology is the ancient art of healing by working pressure points on the feet corresponding to different parts of the body. It helps unblock these pathways by ridding the body of toxins and improving blood circulation. (USD 28 per person)

  • Acrobatic Show (Optional)The must see show in Shanghai. (USD35 per person)

  • Huangpu River Cruise (Optional)The cruise will absolutely build in every one an unforgettable impression of Grand Shanghai! (USD 25 per person)

  • Fengjing Ancient Watertown (Optional)Enjoy the beautiful and natural scenery of this small town. You will also visit the Old Street Long Corridor, the ancient drama stage. (USD38 per person)

  • Maglev Train (Optional)Shanghai maglev train, the fastest bullet train, at top speed of 431 kilometers per-hour. It takes only 7 minutes and 20 seconds to cover 30-kilometer trip, which currently takes 30 to 40 minutes by driving. (USD 15 per person)

  • Best Buy in ChinaPearl, Jade, Cloisonne, and Silk.

  • Established in 1997, Asia Getaway is highly specialized in designing and operating travel programs for business, professional and special interest groups. Whether you are an association looking for an appealing venue for your next conference, a company wishing to network with similar business colleagues overseas, or a travel agent booking a senior group, Asia Getaway's experts have the experience and the contacts to make your journey successful.

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  • Famous Chinese QuoteSee you in China!

  • STEPS TO REGISTER: Complete Registration Form $250 deposit Submit photocopy of passport Submit travel insurance to Asia Getaway Submit Chinese Visa Application with 2 passport size photos, payment & passport

  • IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER: Friday, January 28th payment in full Friday, January 18th 1st visa deadline Monday, February 7th 2nd visa deadline Monday, February 14th optional tours

    **************************************************** Complete Registration Form (must sign 3rd page consent form); registration form must be accompanied by deposit or payment in full Submit photocopy of passport needs to have at least 6 months validity from date we travel. If your passport expires before September 25th, 2011, you will need to renew your passport Submit travel insurance to Asia Getaway; comprehensive package that offers trip cancellation coverage, emergency medical, baggage loss, etc. Prices vary based on age bracket you fall in; whether youre paying member or non-member price, single occupancy, busn class upgrade. Recommend you purchase biz pack if you think you may have to cancel for business reasons. Submit and pay for your insurance within 14 days after your first trip payment (deposit or full). Submit Chinese Visa Application with 2 passport size photos (2 x 2) & passport (passport photos for $12 at Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, etc.)

    * Expect to be without your passport for about 30 days from the day you sumbit it. Usually takes only about 2-3 weeks