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Program #20756RJ
13 Days | 12 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
Jul 2, 2014
5:30 pm meet your National Guides in the hotel lobby. Check-in time is 2 pm.
You will be staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai that night.
Location: Shanghai
Nearest city or town: n/a
Nearest highway: n/a
Nearest airport: n/a
Transportation to site: If independent flights do not coincide with the designated group transfer or if your arrival is 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 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 from Shanghai airport to your hotel is about $40 US (240 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 13, 2014
11 am Beijing, China; hotel checkout time is 12 noon
You will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang the night before.
Location: Beijing
Nearest city or town: na
Nearest highway: na
Nearest airport: na
Transportation to site: For those who have purchased International air from Road Scholar Travel Services and departing on the same day as the group, depart for Beijing International Airport with your Group Leader. For those who are Program Only Participants (POP), your Group Leader can help you arrange a taxi. Cost is about $30 US (190 Chinese yuan) per car. TIP NOT EXPECTED.
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: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Located in central Beijing, the 5 star Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang is a new hotel with all amenities and close to shopping and local restaurants.

Contact info:
3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Beijing, 100020 China
phone: +86 -10-5909-6688
Room amenities: air conditioning, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, mini bar, internet, iron, multi-type electrical outlet, 110V electrical outlet, electric kettle

Facility amenities: indoor swimming pool; restaurants; bar; concierge; fitness center; room service; sauna; Wi-Fi is available at 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: Check with Program Provider
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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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