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Xian. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 40.6 46.9 57 69.8 79 88.2 89.8 87.4 77.5 67.1 54 43.5
Average Low 25.2 30 38.5 49.1 57.6 66.6 71.4 69.6 60.6 49.8 37.2 27.5
Average Rainfall 0.272 0.378 1.126 1.693 2.37 2.142 3.882 2.787 3.606 2.358 0.941 0.228
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Guilin. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 52.7 54.9 61.7 72.9 80.8 86.7 90.7 91 86.5 78.1 68.4 59.4
Average Low 41.7 44.6 50.7 60.6 68.2 74.1 76.6 76.1 71.4 63.1 53.8 45.1
Average Rainfall 2.496 3.807 5.382 9.74 13.846 13.657 9.106 6.823 3.22 2.587 2.504 1.685
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Shanghai. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 46.6 50.2 56.8 67.1 76.6 82 90 88.7 82.2 73.2 63.1 52
Average Low 35.8 38.7 44.4 53.4 63.1 71.1 78.4 78.4 72.3 62.2 51.1 40.5
Average Rainfall 2.929 2.327 3.693 2.921 3.327 7.157 5.736 8.413 3.429 2.189 2.059 1.728
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Hong Kong. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 65.5 66 70.5 77 83.1 86.4 88.5 88 86.2 82 75.4 68.4
Average Low 58.1 59 63 69.4 75.4 79.2 80.2 79.9 78.4 74.7 67.6 60.6
Average Rainfall 0.972 2.142 3.236 6.878 11.996 17.957 14.823 17.016 12.898 3.972 1.48 1.055
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Hong Kong Dollar
$1.00 USD = $7.75 HKD
Visa requirement
No
Beijing. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 35.2 41 52.9 68.5 78.8 86.4 87.6 85.5 78.4 66.4 50.2 38.7
Average Low 16.9 21.9 32.7 46.2 56.5 65.8 71.6 69.4 58.6 46.2 32 21.6
Average Rainfall 0.106 0.193 0.327 0.835 1.346 3.075 7.291 6.287 1.791 0.858 0.291 0.11
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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China Highlights

14 Days/12 Nights - from $4,085 per person including airfare from West Coast
                                                                                                      
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                    

Take a 12-night trip and experience the rich cultural history of China on this once in a lifetime trip. In Beijing, visit the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, the Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs. In Xi’an, view the 6,000 life-size terracotta soldiers. Visit Guilin, where you will enjoy a Li River cruise and discover the natural beauty of China. Later, explore the cosmopolitan cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong, taking city tours and also enjoying these cities on your own. Starting from $4085, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.

Day 1, Thursday - USA/Beijing
Depart the USA on your Cathay Pacific Airways trans-Pacific flight for Beijing. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2, Friday - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. (Qianmen/Royal Grand)

Day 3, Saturday - Beijing
Visit Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Peking Duck dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 4, Sunday - Beijing
Full-day excursion to Great Wall and Ming Tombs. (B/L)

Day 5, Monday - Beijing/Xian
Fly to Xian and transfer to your hotel. (Grand New World/Grand Metro Park) (B/L)

Day 6, Tuesday - Xian
See the 6,000 life-size terra-cotta soldiers and horses at the tomb of Emperor Qinshi Huangdi. Also see Hua Qing Hot Springs and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight enjoy a feast of delicate dumplings. (B/L/D)

Day 7, Wednesday - Xian/Guilin
Fly to Guilin and transfer to your hotel. (Guilin Bravo/Sheraton) (B/L)

Day 8, Thursday - Guilin
Full-day Li River Cruise to Yangshuo and return in the evening. Dinner at a popular restaurant. (B/L/D)

Day 9, Friday - Guilin/Shanghai
Visit Reed Flute Cave, before flying to Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel. (Guangdong/New World Mayfair) (B/L)

Day 10, Saturday - Shanghai
Visit the Bund, the Jade Buddha Temple and Yu Garden. Shop on Nanjing Road. (B/L)

Day 11, Sunday - Shanghai/Hong Kong
Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel. (Kimberley/Harbour Grand) (B/L)

Day 12/13, Monday/Tuesday - Hong Kong
Two days in Hong Kong. Half-day sightseeing to see Stanley Market, Aberdeen and Victoria Peak. Remainder of time on your own to explore the city. (B)

Day 14, Wednesday - Hong Kong/USA
Board Cathay Pacific flight and return to the USA the same day. (B)

Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Franscico
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 5, 12, 19, 26
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$3135 FC
$3580 D
$1530 FC
$1950 D
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$4460 FC
$5025 D
$4460 FC
$5025 D
$3235 FC
$3795 D
$1595 FC
$2130 D
May 7, 14, 21
$4390 FC
$4815 D
$4390 FC
$4815 D
$3165 FC
$3590 D
$1535 FC
$1925 D
May 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13
$4675 FC
$5095 D
$4675 FC
$5095 D
$3065 FC
$3495 D
$1460 FC
$1870 D
August 20, 27
$4290 FC
$4725 D
$4290 FC
$4725 D
$3065 FC
$3495 D
$1460 FC
$1870 D
September 3, 10, 17, 24
$4460 FC
$4895 D
$4460 FC
$4895 D
$3235 FC
$3670 D
$1595 FC
$1995 D
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$4615 FC
$5025 D
$4615 FC
$5025 D
$3390 FC
$3795 D
$1760 FC
$2130 D
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$3135 FC
$3580 D
$1530 FC
$1950 D
December 10, 17, 24
$4795 FC
$5070 D
$4795 FC
$5070 D
$3085 FC
$3350 D
$1570 FC
$1750 D
December 31
$4310 FC
$4575 D
$4310 FC
$4575 D
$3085 FC
$3350 D
$1570 FC
$1750 D
2016
January 7, 14
$4310 FC
$4575 D
$4310 FC
$4575 D
$3085 FC
$3350 D
$1570 FC
$1750 D
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
$4085 FC
$4495 D
$4085 FC
$4495 D
$2860 FC
$3270 D
$1350 FC
$1670 D
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$4360 FC
$4795 D
$3135 FC
$3580 D
$1530 FC
$1950 D
Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.

Tour Features

• Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Cathay Pacific Airways coach class
• Round trip airport transfers
• Local airfare as per itinerary
• 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Beijing and Hong Kong
• 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai
• Hotel taxes and service charges
• Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary
• Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 3 dinners
• Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include

• Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
• Optional Travel Insurance
• Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

• First class (FC): Qianmen (Beijing), Grand New World (Xian), Guilin Bravo (Guilin), Guangdong (Shanghai), Kimberley (Hong Kong)
• Deluxe (D): Royal Phoenix (Beijing), Grand Metro Park (Xian), Sheraton (Guilin), New World Mayfair (Shanghai), Harbour Grand (Hong Kong)
• If above hotels or Cathay Pacific Airways are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
• During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
• Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
• Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
• Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
• Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

Macau Extension
3 Days/2 Nights

Day 1, Hong Kong/Macau
Transfer from Hong Kong hotel to pier and sail via TurboJet to Macau, on the western side of Pearl River Delta. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. (Grand Emperor Macau/Sofitel at Ponte 16)
 
Day 2, Macau
Today’s full-day tour includes visits to the statue of Kum Iam, the goddess of mercy;  Macau Tower; A-Ma Temple; and the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Take a walking tour from St. Paul’s to the historic city center. Also, make a short visit to one of Macau’s famous casinos. Tour pick-up and drop-off is at pier. Take your hotel complementary shuttle to get to the pier.  (B/L)
 
Day 3, Macau/Hong Kong
Transfer to the pier and return to Hong Kong via TurboJet. Return to your hotel in Hong Kong or transfer to airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Dates and Rates

Tour Cost   

Per Person

Land & Sea

$610 FC
$665 D

Single Supplement

$425 FC 
$480 D

Land & Sea prices are based on weekday (Sun - Thurs) via economy class on Turbo-Jet, day sailing and weekday travel. For weekend hotel stay (Fri and Sat), super class, weekend travel or night sailing, rates are higher.

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