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Program #15122RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
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.
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Robert Yoshioka Aug 25, 2014 at 07:37 PM

Hello: My name is Robert Yoshioka, and along with my wife, Barbara are going with RS on their October 7-22, 2014, Classis Icons of China....We have made our own air reservations and arrive in Beijing on October 8 at 4:30 AM - would you believe! We want to take public transportation from the airport to one of the central drop off points and thence from there, via cab, to the hotel with the printed instructions sent to us by RS. We determined this week that our particular tour has 14 individuals signed up already! Love small group travel. Would like to chat with fellow travelers on this discussion board or privately. I can be reached at: We have almost 6 weeks before our trip commences, so let's see if we can't find out who we are and get some sense of our interests and reasons for traveling to China at this time. I have done a lot of research about the air quality and have already purchased masks -information about which I would be happy to share. In addition, a good friend of our is making a similar trip beginning later this week, and he will be sending along emails about 'dis and 'dat, which I will also be happy to share with all who might be interested. Let's use this social media site to get some social interaction started. Best, RBYoshioka

Laurie Stephenson Aug 25, 2014 at 07:03 PM

Is anyone else taking the Chicago-Beijing flight leaving around noon Sept 13.

Vermont Traveler Aug 19, 2014 at 02:53 PM

I used Genvisa, as advised and just got my passport back with the China visa via FedEx. I happened to be home when the driver arrived and on mentioning it was my passport and did I have to sign, the driver was shocked that it was sent such that if I wasn't home, he could just leave it outside my door. That doesn't seem either secure or responsible, which was partly why we were encouraged to use Genvisa, wasn't it? Heads up to any of you who haven't already got your visa.

Robert Yoshioka Aug 08, 2014 at 09:11 PM

Hello! How do we find out how many people are going to be on our tour. Road Scholar seems to have a "rule" that precludes them from telling us how many folks will be traveling with us. They said, "more than 10, less than 20"...not very helpful...RBYoshioka
Gloria Kennedy Aug 08, 2014 at 09:40 PM

Ask to talk to staff higher up the chain
Robert Yoshioka Aug 25, 2014 at 07:12 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I called...spoke at length with "them" and received an email sometime later informing me that, they would tell me how many people were on our tour. 14 (including us). They also said that they were expecting late enrollments, and when I said that the visa process pretty much precluded massive numbers...they just went silent! So, am counting on more than 12, but less than 20 Hooray! Can hardly wait! RBYoshioka

Laurie Stephenson Aug 08, 2014 at 09:02 PM

Does anyone know if a wireless router is really needed for an iphone/iPad?
Gloria Kennedy Aug 08, 2014 at 09:41 PM

A wireless router isn't needed and won't work, according to our guide.
Michael Thoryn Aug 20, 2014 at 04:00 PM

Michael Thoryn Aug 20, 2014 at 04:01 PM

I bought the recommended Apple AirPort Express and hopes it allows me to connect in the room.
Michael Thoryn Aug 20, 2014 at 04:02 PM

This box is too small to proofread the whole post: I "hope"

Laurie Stephenson Aug 08, 2014 at 09:02 PM

Does anyone know if a wireless router is really needed for an iphone/iPad?

Robert Yoshioka Aug 06, 2014 at 01:12 AM

Oops. Having some trouble navigating this site...that too shall, how many others will be on our tour #15122RJ? Thanks, RBYoshioka

Robert Yoshioka Aug 06, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Hello. R and B Yoshioka here. We are excited to join this RS tour in October and were wondering if anyone else is arriving in Beijing via China Air Flight # 996, and if so is is possible to take public transportation from the airport to the hotel? Also, what does the "buffet" offer daily on this tour? Thanks, RBYoshioka

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