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China by Train and Yangtze Riverboat

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Program #3588RJ
24 Days | 23 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.
John from Naperville, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
Wonderful tour with fantastic national tour guide (Meimei). Hotels were better than budget hotels I stay in when on the road. Food was also great. I urge folks to take this tour...you will not be disappointed.

Lynda from Olathe, KS Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
I cannot say enough positive things about China By Train. It was informative about China of old and China currently. We learned about people of China from large cities to small mountainous regions. We were given glimpses into the arts, rice and tea as it impacts China, students and education and so much more. The 26 days flew by. I can say I will not miss squat toilets, lack of TP and paper towels, or the large amount of bottled water and vegetables. Those who like veggies will be ecstatic. This trip is great.

Larry from Auburn, AL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
Wonderful experience with a great variety of cultural and educational offerings. Our group leader, Mei Mei, was fantastic. This was my first Road Scholar adventure, and it more than lived up to my expectations.

Lucy from Boise, ID Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
What a wonderful experience this time was in China. A rewarding, educational, and enriching 3 1/2 weeks. This was my first Road Scholar trip, but am already looking forward to more. Lucy from Boise

Betsy from Boise, ID Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
This program exceeded my expectations. I have been enriched by this experience.

Aaron from Los Altos, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/07/13 - 11/01/13
Don't even mull this one over----just do it. Could not have been better or more value. Third trip to China, and I'm 72.

Dawn from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/08/12 - 11/02/12
Dawn from Calgary, AB, Canada Amazing Trip! I like to learn about other cultures and this tour exceeded my expectations. Great travelling companions, excellent guide, Hui and good weather, what more could a person ask for.

Idella from Chelsea, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/08/12 - 11/02/12
Number of programs attended: 1 Date attended: 10/08/12 -11/02/12 This trip to China gave me a better understanding of the historical and cultural background of china and its people. I greatly enjoyed the interaction with the chinese people, both young and old. The program was well organized and our guide (from Beijing to Shanghai)did an extraodinary job in keeping the group well informed (and also well fed!!), with the lectures, musical and theatrical performances and chinese cuisine. She did a tremendous job and I was glad to have her as our guide throughout the whole trip. The most enjoyable events were the cruise on the Yantze River, visiting the native farmers and observing the children in their schools. It was a most enlightening tour that I experienced.

Sonja from Barksdale, TX Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/08/12 - 11/02/12
The China trip by train gave me a comprehensive understanding of China today, the problems and culture as well as the history of the country. I had the opportunity to visit with the Chinese people and openly speak and ask questions. Visiting schools, a hospital and attending lectures provided information that I felt was honest and forthright. The train rides and visits to historical sights were informative and adventuresome. I loved the trip.

Carolyn from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/08/12 - 11/02/12
The Yangtze Train and Boat trip was the trip of a lifetime. Every aspect, educational including lectures and field trips with hands on experiences, sightseeing including many world heritage sites, accommodation and meals that were typically of a very high, even a luxurious standard, and people including our guides and lecturers and the individuals we met in our trips who were characteristically open, sharing,and caring, was remarkable.All in all an amazing experience.

Enrique from Golden Valley, MN Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/28/12
The program was extremely well organized. All the different experiences put together for our benefit were inspiring and real eye- openers. Two were outstanding: the musical presentation by Johnlee et al., at Luoyang and the visit to Children's Palace. The lecturers were well informed and surprisingly open and frank. They did welcome questions and answered without reservation. The trip organization was flawless. All local guides were knowledgeable and had excellent english. Outstanding among them was Mr. Tan. The Program guide, Mr. Shi Wentao is the best I have had in my experience as a seasoned traveller. He made everything flow naturally and seemingly effortless. He went out of his way to accommodate all needs and meet all requirements. He is an asset for your organization. Outstanding as the program was, I like to make a few suggestions to improve it: Add two lectures: one on the Economy of China and one on Shanghai' s history. Add one more free afternoon.

Lloyd from Burnaby, BC Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/28/12
It's a shame that every one can't take this tour. It was an eye opener, the Chinese people were very warm and welcoming to us. We never felt out of place or intruding, even when the surroundings weren't quite what we're used to back home. We came away with a new feeling about China.


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22 nights of accommodations
60 meals: 22 breakfasts, 19 lunches, 19 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
31 Field trips
20 Hands-on experiences
7 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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