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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.
Start of Program
Jun 30, 2013
Meet your Group Leader in the hotel lobby at 6:00 pm on the arrival day and join a welcome meeting. Check-in time for your hotel is 2:00 pm on Day 2.
You will be staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai that night.
Location: Shanghai
Transportation to site: If independent flights do not coincide with the designated group transfer or if arrivals are a day or more earlier than the program start date, it is the responsibility of participant(s) to make arrangements to get to the program site. Taking a taxi from the airport to your first hotel is very easy. Your Information Packet includes a sheet with taxi information and your hotel location in English and in Chinese characters. Just show it to a taxi driver and he will know exactly where to go. Many participants have used this sheet and no one has ever had a problem. Taxi cost between Shanghai airport and your hotel is about $45 US (280 Chinese yuan) per car. Taxi cost from Shanghai airport to your hotel is about $40 US (280 yuan). Tip is not expected. (You will need to buy Chinese currency at the airport upon arrival. ATM's and Foreign Currency Exchange desks are easy to locate. All signs include English.) Take taxis at designated taxi stands and make sure the driver turns on the meter. Time to the hotel by car takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour (depending on traffic).

End of Program
Jul 5, 2013
The program ends in the afternoon at the program hotel in Beijing.
You will be staying at the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel the night before.
Location: Beijing
Nearest airport: Capital Airport
Transportation to site: The flights from Shanghai to Xian and Xian to Beijing and the airport transfers are included for everyone.
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;

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: With its unique style of architecture, the hotel was listed in the Conservation List of Excellent Modern Architectures in Beijing in 2007. Enjoy the combination of centuries old Chinese culture and European style architecture. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to Tiananmen Square.

Contact info:
175, Yong an Road Xuan Wu District
Beijing, China
phone: +86 10 630 166 88
web: www.qianmenhotel.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: Phone, WiFi, TV, refrigerator, safe, A/C, 220 volt power socket

Facility amenities: Business center, restaurants, bar, sauna, massage,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

Additional nights after: TBD
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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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