AVAILABLE OPTIONAL TOURS ON THIS PAGE
Tours are subject to change depending on the program
Special note: All tours will operate at the costs shown with a minimum 10 persons participating and are non-refundable after February 17th.
TOURS IN SHANGHAI
SHANGHAI CITY TOUR W/LUNCH: SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH, 9:00AM - 1:30PM, $70.00
You will be met by your local guide from your hotel to explore two of Shanghai's famous sights. The Jade Buddha Temple, which houses a 1918 Song Dynasty architecture Monastary will be your first stop. Continue on to the Yu Yuan Gardens. Yu Garden is not only a famous classical garden in South China, but also a major historic and cultural site under state protection. Formerly a private garden with a 400 year history, once considerd the best garden in Southeast Asia. Lunch is included.
SHANGHAI ACROBATS W/ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION: THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH, 6:30 - 9:30PM, $55.00
Combining gymnastics, dance, colorful costumes and a graceful, remarkable athleticism, the Shanghai acrobats are justly renowned for their skill, versatility, and sheer entertainment value. Even as members of the Shanghai acrobats are culled by Cirque de Soleil and other international troupes to be their performing stars, the depth of Shanghai's talent pool and the strength of its traditions and training make the performances of the Shanghai Acrobats a 'must-see.'
TOUR OUTSIDE SHANGHAI
Day Tour to Hangzhou w/ lunch & roundtrip transportation: Saturday, March 18th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
- $150.00 per person (10 or more persons participating)
- $170.00 per person (6 - 9 persons participating)
- $235.00 per person (2 - 5 persons participating)
Marco Polo once called Hangzhou "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world". It is a city rich with history and culture, spanning back over 2000 years. It made a name for itself in the sixth century, when the Grand Canal opened up and linked the area to other centers of trade. The South Song Dynasty (A.D. 1127-1279) helped make Hangzhou famous when the imperial family moved there in the 12th Century. With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, the area soon became popular with artists, poets and painters seeking inspiration in this little bit of paradise.
- A short cruise on Hangzhou's magnificent West Lake
- Visit the Lingyin Monastery & Six Harmonies Pagoda
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Informative and friendly guide
- Includes hotel pick up and drop off
- Includes roundtrip train ticket and transfers to train station in Hangzhou
8:00 - 8:30am Pick up from hotel and transfer to take the morning express train to Hangzhou
4:00 - 4:30pm Depart Hangzhou and transfer back to hotel.
To join us on this tour, please proceed to the Optional Tour Form and send it to us. Payment is due on or before February 13th and is non-refundable after February 17th.