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The Best of China: Imperial Capitals, Tibet and the Yangtze River

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Program #19406RJ
21 Days | 20 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Apr 26, 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.
You will be staying at the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel that night.
Location: Beijing
Nearest airport: Beijing
Transportation to site: Arrive in Beijing from international flight. If you purchased International air from Road Scholar Travel Services and arrive the day your program begins, you will be met at the airport for included transfer to the hotel. Participants making their own international travel arrangements or arriving 1 or more nights earlier than program can take a taxi from the airport. Program materials include a sheet in English and Chinese with hotel information to show taxi drivers plus Beijing phone contact information. Taxi cost is about $25 US (170 Chinese yuan) per car. No tip is expected.

End of Program
May 15, 2013
your program ends at 11:30 am. Check-out time from your hotel is 12:00 pm/noon.
You will be staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Daning Hotel Shanghai the night before.
Location: Shanghai
Nearest airport: Shanghai Pudong Airport
Transportation to site: For those who have purchased International air from Road Scholar Travel Services and are not staying extra nights, depart for Shanghai 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 $35 US (240 Chinese yuan) per car. Tipping taxi drivers is not expected.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Originally built in the 1950’s, this modernized hotel is located in a traditional district south of Beijing's famous Chang An Avenue, approximately a fifteen-minute drive to Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven.

Contact info:
175 Yonggan Road
Xuanwu District
Beijing, 100050 China
phone: +86 10 6301 6688
web: www.qianmenhotel.com

Room amenities: Satellite television, international direct-dial telephone, safe deposit box, mini-bar, laundry service, coffee and tea making facilities.

Facility amenities: Four restaurants with Western and Chinese cuisine, rooftop bar, business center, fitness center, beauty salon, Liyuan Peking Opera theater, 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 before: Contact your Program Provider.
Your Program Provider, the Chinese American Educational Exchange (CAEE), can make arrangements for pre-program hotel nights.

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 after: Contact your Program Provider.
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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
19 nights of accommodations
52 meals: 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 16 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
21 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances
4 Flights during the program

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4.9
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