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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 $4,395 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 $4395, 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 Phoenix)

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. (Holiday Inn Downtown/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. (Park/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 Francisco
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$3465 FC
$3780 D
$1495 FC
$1795 D
May 5, 12, 19
$4560 FC
$4895 D
$4560 FC
$4895 D
$3365 FC
$3695 D
$1395 FC
$1720 D
May 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11
$4860 FC
$5195 D
$4860 FC
$5195 D
$3285 FC
$3620 D
$1365 FC
$1545 D
August 18, 25
$4480 FC
$4815 D
$4480 FC
$4815 D
$3285 FC
$3620 D
$1365 FC
$1545 D
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$3465 FC
$3780 D
$1495 FC
$1795 D
October 6, 13, 20, 27
$4770 FC
$5095 D
$4770 FC
$5095 D
$3575 FC
$3910 D
$1610 FC
$1925 D
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$4660 FC
$4975 D
$3465 FC
$3780 D
$1495 FC
$1795 D
December 15, 22, 29
$4995 FC
$5170 D
$4995 FC
$5170 D
$3310 FC
$3490 D
$1585 FC
$1650 D
2017
January 5, 12
$4395 FC
$4685 D
$4385 FC
$4685 D
$3195 FC
$3490 D
$1475 FC
$1650 D
January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
$4395 FC
$4595 D
$4395 FC
$4595 D
$3195 FC
$3410 D
$1475 FC
$1570 D
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$4660 FC
$4895 D
$4660 FC
$4895 D
$3465 FC
$3695 D
$1495 FC
$1795 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), Holiday Inn Downtown (Shanghai), Park (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

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