Please note, flight schedules are subject to change

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

LOS ANGELES TO SHANGHAI (PUDONG)
American Airlines#183
Depart: 9:30am
Arrive: 3:55pm, Dec 7th
EQP: 789

American Airlines departs from Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4. Flight time is 14 hours & 25 minutes. 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

SHANGHAI (HONGQIAO) TO SHENZHEN
China Eastern#5333
Depart: 9:00am
Arrive: 11:40am
EQP: Airbus A320

Flight time from Shanghai to Shenzhen is 2 hours & 40 minutes.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

HONG KONG TO LOS ANGELES
American Airlines#:192
Depart: 7:40pm
Arrive: 4:35pm, Dec 16th
EQP: B77ER

You will arrive and clear immigration at Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 4.  Flight time is 12 hours & 55 minutes.

HOTEL IN SHANGHAI

 FOUR SEASONS HOTEL  
 IN: Friday, December 7th OUT: Wednesday, December 12th
 500 Wei Hai Road  Phone: 011-86-21-6256-8888
 Shanghai, China 200041  Fax: 011-86-21-6256-5678

 

Ideally located in Shanghai's downtown, a short distance from the prestigious shopping, entertainment and business areas of Nanjing and Huaihai roads.  Four Seasons offers an exemplary environment for business and leisure with service that is unequalled.

Each guest room are furnished with a large writing desk, comfortable armchair, coffee & tea maker, an armoire with color TV and DVD/CD player, high speed internet access and in-room safe suitable to laptop computer.

HOTEL IN SHENZHEN

 FUTIAN SHANGRI-LA HOTEL  
 IN: Wednesday, December 12th OUT: Friday, December 14th
 4088 Yi Tian Road, Futian District  Phone: 011-86-755-8828-4088
 Shenzhen, China 518048  Fax: 011-86-755-8828-4388

 

You enter the gleaming, chandeliered lobby of Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, and you are mesmerised. Distinctive art pieces adorn exquisitely decorated walls, and elegant furnishings put you at ease. 

Evening views of Futian’s shimmering skyline strike you through the window. You stop for a moment, captivated, realising how close you are to the Hong Kong border and the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HOTEL IN HONG KONG

 Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers  
 IN: Friday, December 14th OUT: Sunday, December 16th
 33 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui  Phone: 011-852-2736-1188
 Kowloon, Hong Kong  Fax: 011-852-2736-1212

 

The ideal choice among Tsim Sha Tsui Hotels located in the heart of Kowloon's vibrant business and retail district.  The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers is surrounded by tourist attractions, popular restaurants and offers easy access from Hong Kong to Macau.  Keeping you connected to the Hong Kong MTR network and close to the Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station.

Your class reservations at above hotels are Deluxe/Standard Single Rooms.  Should you prefer an upgraded room or if you need additional night(s), please contact our office and we can arrange this for you.  This must be prepaid to our office with credit card to confirm and guarantee the group rate. 

 

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OPTIONAL TOURS IN SHANGHAI

Tours in the City

  • Half Day Tour to the Urban Planning Exhibition Museum and Former French Concession Area: Saturday, Dec 8th, $40.00 per person
  • Half Day Shanghai City Tour: Sunday, Dec 9th, $60.00 per person
  • Shanghai Acrobats w/roundtrip transportation: Sunday, Dec 9th, $55.00 per person

Tour Outside of the City

  • Full Day Tour to Hangzhou w/lunch and roundtrip transportation: Saturday, Dec 8th, please see below for pricing
  • Half Day Excursion to Zhujiajiao Watertown with short cruise on City Canal: Sunday, Dec 9th, $55.00 per person

Note: All tours will operate at the costs shown with a minimum of 10 persons participating 

Price includes:

  • Private vehicle, driver and services on an English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing as specified and admission fees

Not included:

  • Gratuities for guide & driver

OPTIONAL TOURS IN HONG KONG

Tours in the City

  • Half Day Hong Kong Island Highlights w/lunch at Peak Lookout: Saturday, Dec 15th, $180.00 per person
  • Half Day Neighborhood & Foodie Walking Tour: Saturday, Dec 15th

Note: All tours will operate at the costs shown with a minimum of 10 persons participating, $130.00 per person

Price includes:

  • One-way Peak Tram Uphill Ticket (tour 1)
  • 10 minutes Sampan ride at Aberdeen (tour 1)
  • Tasting of local food and snacks (tour 2)
  • Private vehicle, driver and services of an English speaking guide

Not included:

  • Gratuities for guide & driver

SHANGHAI

Half Day Tour to the Urban Planning Exhibition Museum and Former French Concession Area: Saturday, Dec 8th, 9:00am - 1:00pm, $40.00

First, you will visit the Former French Concession area. The French Concession district of Shanghai is an area that was originally developed in the 1920's, during Shanghai's colonial period, when the city was a cosmopolitan, louche trading port. The French Concession is distinguished by tree-lined streets of two-story, gray-brick houses that have stone arches for doorways and terra-cotta tile roofs. Narrow alleyways intersect the streets, giving passage from one to the next.

 

Then, you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to see what Shanghai will be like in the future. This museum has five floors that detail the ambitious plans of Shanghai's urban planners. Visitors are provided with a glimpse of how Shanghai will look like in a couple of decades. The centerpiece on the third floor is a huge model of the city as it is now. Check out the map on the first half floor, where the districts scheduled to be cleared for new constructions and green areas are marked. In the basement, old Shanghai is rebuilt with house entrances, cobble stone ways and operating shops and teahouses.

 

 

Half Day Shanghai City Tour with a bird's eye view of the Bund area: Sunday, Dec 9th, $60.00 per person

Oriental Pearl Tower

 

You will be met by the local guide at your hotel to explore the Shanghai Bund which has dozens of historical buildings from the 1920s and 1930s. The Bund is adjacent to the Huangpu River. The buildings once housed numerous banks and trading houses from all over the world. The Bund lies north of the old, walled city and was initially a British settlement. 

Travel across the Huangpu River, and you will be in the Pudong area, an area that is regarded as the symbol the fast economic and commercial development of Shanghai and China.

The Oriental Pearl Tower is a TV tower which is located at the tip of Lujiazui of Pudong District, opposite of the Bund. With the height of 468 meters, it is the highest tower in Asia and the third highest in the world. You will have a great bird’s eye view of the Lujiazui area and the Bund area across the river.

Stroll through Yu Yuan Gardens, which typify the traditional Chinese sense of beauty and symbolism. The gardens were created in the 16th century by a young Ming official, it is a miniature wild landscape of unusual rocks, still pools, streams, pavilions, and winding footpaths

 

Shanghai Acrobats w/ roundtrip transportation: Sunday, Dec 9th, 6:30pm - 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.' 

 

Day Tour to Hangzhou w/lunch & roundtrip transportation: Saturday, Dec 8th, 8:00am - 7:30pm

Cost:

  • $145.00 per person (10 persons participating)
  • $165.00 per person (6 - 9 persons participating)
  • $240.00 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.

 Highlights:

  • Visit the Lingyin Monastery & Six Harmonies Pagoda
  • A short cruise on Hangzhou's magnificent West Lake
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pick up and drop off
  • Includes roundtrip 1st class train ticket (train subject to change)
    • Shanghai-Hangzhou: G7505 / 9:00am-9:54am
    • Hangzhou-shanghai: G7312 / 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Includes transfers to train station in Hangzhou

8:00 - 8:30am Pick up from hotel and transfer to take the morning express train to Hangzhou

6:00 - 7:00pm Depart Hangzhou and transfer back to hotel.

 

Half Day Excursion to Zhujiajiao Watertown w/short cruise on City Canal: Sunday, Dec 9th, 8:30am - 1:30pm, $

In the morning, take about one hour drive to the Zhujiajiao town, an ancient water town with a history of more than 1700 years.  The little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name – ‘Pearl Stream’.

Zhujiajiao is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai where you will see unique old bridges and houses with picturesque courtyards. In this water village, locals live on waterways, still doing everyday activities from washing clothes to shopping from vendors in boats.

Explore Ancient Streets filled with ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.  Enjoy a short cruise of Zhujiajiao’s ancient canals.

Zhuijiajiao Watertown

HONG KONG

Half Day Hong Kong Island Highlights w/lunch at Peak Lookout: Saturday, Dec 15th, 10:00am - 3:00pm, $180.00

In this tour, you will see the most iconic attractions in Hong Kong Island. The Central district is the financial heart of the city and has been developing since the inception of the British rule in 1841.  Explore the East-meets-West elements with a stroll through some of the most interesting areas such as the Aberdeen Fishing Village, Stanley Market, Victoria Peak and have lunch at the Peak Lookout is located on the landmark of the Peak, with an open terrace overlooking Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Fishing Village, which was a fishing village in the southern part of Hong Kong Island which has still remained of her traditional face in the old days.
Stanley, located on a peninsula the south side of Hong Kong Island, the waterfront has given it something of a Mediterranean feel and its famous market, excellent beaches, bars and restaurants.
Peak Tram, riding the tram is a visual experience in its own right - Hong Kong Island's skyscrapers slide past your window as you ascent to The Peak on the city's historic, funicular railway.
Victoria Peak, is a mountain in Hong Kong with a 360-degree view of the city.  The mountain is located in the western half of the island with an altitude of 552m.

The Peak

 

 Stanley

 

Half Day Neighborhood & Foodie Walking Tour: Saturday, Dec 15th, 10:00am - 2:30pm, $130.00 per person

 

In this tour, you will discover Hong Kong Foodies' best loved dishes in neighborhood locales. 

First stop is the Shek Kip Mei local residential area then walk to the local wet market where poultry, fish, reptiles, pigs, fish, shellfish and frogs are widely available. You will continue on to visit Mei Ho House, Hong Kong's oldest public housing complex built in 1954 and is the only one still standing today.

Tour will end at the Sham Shui Po for food tasting. It has always been known as a little foodie gem.  Traditionally associated with poverty, caged housing and all thinks negative, this crowded bustling section of Kowloon houses four restaurants recognized by the Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand section.

 

 

To join us on these tours, please proceed to the complete the Optional Tour Form and send it to us by fax or email. 

  • Payment is due on or before October 31st and is non-refundable after November 14th.