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Program #19633RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 5 — Jul 11, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, July 05 - Overnight flight to Shanghai
In Transit: Overnight flight to Shanghai.

Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: This five star hotel is in the city center, close to many of Shanghai's highlights and within walking distance of one of Shanghai’s most popular parks where locals gather for traditional exercises and exchange of local news.

Contact info:
No.1928 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District
Shanghai, 200070 China
phone: +86 21 2602 2222
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, television, mini-bar, hair dryer, room service, rooms will be no smoking but hotel has smoking areas.

Facility amenities: AC, daily laundry, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, cafe, bar, restaurants, business center, currency exchange, free wi-fi in hotel lobby

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact your Program Provider.
contact your Program Provider;


Day Two: Sunday, July 06 - Welcome to Shanghai
Afternoon: Arrival in the late afternoon. Meet your Group Leader in the hotel lobby at 6:00 pm.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: This five star hotel is in the city center, close to many of Shanghai's highlights and within walking distance of one of Shanghai’s most popular parks where locals gather for traditional exercises and exchange of local news.

Contact info:
No.1928 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District
Shanghai, 200070 China
phone: +86 21 2602 2222
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, television, mini-bar, hair dryer, room service, rooms will be no smoking but hotel has smoking areas.

Facility amenities: AC, daily laundry, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, cafe, bar, restaurants, business center, currency exchange, free wi-fi in hotel lobby

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact your Program Provider.
contact your Program Provider;


Day Three: Monday, July 07 - Shanghai Fine Arts Museum / Bund / Acrobatics
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Shanghai Fine Arts Museum, housing the country's finest collection of paintings, bronzes, and sculpture. Explore the nearby Xin Tian Di district - a restoration project that has set a benchmark for Asia. Wander at leisure through this new and fashionable area with its many cafes and international cuisine restaurants.

Lunch: Your choice to choose local fare in Xin Tian Di.

Afternoon: Discover the many faces of Shanghai with a walk on the Bund, past iconic art deco and neo-classic buildings stemming from Shanghai's history as a foreign 'concession'.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Be amazed at the skills of the famous Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe. Acrobatics remain a very important aspect of Chinese performing arts and are a component of other genres such as Chinese opera.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of Xian’s downtown, neighboring a lot of popular tourist attractions.

Contact info:
No. 334 Dong Da Jie (East Street)
Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China
phone: +86 29 876 90000
web: www.gnhotel.com/

Room amenities: iPod & MP3 connector, internet access, phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, cafe, fitness room,Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby with free cost.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, July 08 - Tai Chi / Yu Garden / Longhua Temple / Flight to ...
Breakfast: Before hotel buffet breakfast, join your Program Leader to learn some simple tai chi exercise movements.

Morning: Explore the Ming Dynasty Yu Garden in Shanghai’s historic district. The garden’s classical pavilions, fountains, and arching bridges exemplify traditional Chinese garden landscaping.

Lunch: At Longhua Temple, enjoy imaginative vegetarian cuisine prepared by monks.

Afternoon: Take a flight to Xian, one of the four great ancient capitals of China and an important hub on the Silk Road.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Join your Program Leader for an informal discussion of China’s ‘One Family, One Child’ population policy.

Lodging: Grand Noble Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of Xian’s downtown, neighboring a lot of popular tourist attractions.

Contact info:
No. 334 Dong Da Jie (East Street)
Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China
phone: +86 29 876 90000
web: www.gnhotel.com/

Room amenities: iPod & MP3 connector, internet access, phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, cafe, fitness room,Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby with free cost.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, July 09 - Tai Chi / Terra Cotta Warriors / Chinese Music
Breakfast: Before breakfast, tai chi instruction will be provided for those interested. Breakfast is in the hotel.

Morning: This morning experience one of the most astounding archeological discoveries of the 20th century -- the huge tomb site of the Qin Emperor, containing an army of life size terra cotta infantrymen, cavalry, horses, and graceful archers.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: At Xian Music Institute enjoy an introduction to traditional Chinese music and its instruments, followed by a private performance.

Dinner: Dinner is at a restaurant in Xian’s colorful Hui Muslim section.

Evening: Join your Program Leader to learn some useful Chinese phrases.

Lodging: Grand Noble Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This hotel is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of Xian’s downtown, neighboring a lot of popular tourist attractions.

Contact info:
No. 334 Dong Da Jie (East Street)
Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China
phone: +86 29 876 90000
web: www.gnhotel.com/

Room amenities: iPod & MP3 connector, internet access, phone.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, cafe, fitness room,Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby with free cost.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, July 10 - Tai Chi / Chinese Cultural History / Student Meet...
Breakfast: Enjoy tai chi exercise before buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Morning: At Xian International Studies University, a presentation illuminates the Chinese ‘character’ and world view through an understanding of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Afterward chat informally with English-speaking students as they show you their campus.

Lunch: Lunch at the University Guests’ Dining Room.

Afternoon: Explore Shaanxi History Museum whose unparalleled collection sheds light on the development of dynastic China.

Dinner: This evening, savor a Xian specialty: a dinner composed of exquisite dumplings in fanciful shapes and containing various fillings from wild greens to flavorful meats.

Evening: Join your Program Leader for an informal discussion of education in China.

Lodging: Grand Noble Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Friday, July 11 - Flight to Beijing/ Summer Palace
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Morning: This morning fly to China’s capital, Beijing.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Explore the Summer Palace, retreat of the Qing Emperors and a masterpiece of Chinese landscape architecture and design. Enter the palace chambers. On the exquisite Kunming Lake see elegant arched bridges, island pavilions, and water lily gardens. Return to your hotel and this evening, join your Main Program where you meet the rest of your group at a Peking Duck Welcome Dinner. (See Program 19580 for further details.)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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