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from $5,040
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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
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
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
Bangkok. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 90.5 91.9 93.7 95.7 93.9 92.5 91.8 91.2 91 90.7 90.3 89.1
Average Low 72.7 75.9 78.6 80.4 79.3 79 78.3 77.9 77 76.6 75 71.6
Average Rainfall 0.524 0.787 1.657 3.598 9.752 6.185 6.894 8.634 13.161 11.5 1.949 0.248
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Singapore. Singapore
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 86.2 88.2 88.9 89.1 88.9 88.3 87.6 87.6 87.6 88 87.1 86
Average Low 73.9 74.5 75 75.9 76.6 76.6 76.3 76.1 75.6 75.4 74.7 74.3
Average Rainfall 9.575 6.295 7.311 7.043 6.744 6.382 6.248 6.906 6.661 7.63 10.114 11.315
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Singapore Dollar
$1.00 USD = $1.36 SGD
Visa requirement
No
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China and the Orient

17 Days/15 Nights - from $5,040 per person including airfare from West Coast
Take a 15-night trip and visit the highlights of China and Southeast Asia. Start your trip in China, visiting Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, with sights including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the terracotta soldiers, and the Jade Buddha Temple. Afterward, enter the world of Southeast Asia as you visit the harbor cities of Hong Kong and Singapore, two diverse cities grounded in cosmopolitan commerce. Visit Bangkok and experience the exotic lifestyle of Southeast Asia. Starting from $5040, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 7 - Xian/Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai and transfer to your hotel. (Holiday Inn Downtown/New World Mayfair) (B/L)

Day 8 - Shanghai
Visit the Bund, the Jade Buddha Temple and Yu Garden. Shop along Nanjing Road. (B/L)

Day 9 - Shanghai/Hong Kong 
Fly to Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel. (BP International/Harbour Grand) (B/L)

Day 10/11 - Hong Kong
Two days in Hong Kong. Half-day sightseeing to visit Stanley Market, Aberdeen and Victoria Peak. Remainder on your own to explore the city. (B)

Day 12 - Hong Kong/Bangkok
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Transfer to hotel. (Century Park/Avani Riverside) (B)

Day 13- Bangkok
Morning, tour the Grand Palace. Afternoon tour includes the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. (B)

Day 14 - Bangkok
Day at leisure to explore on your own. (B)

Day 15 - Bangkok/Singapore
Fly to Singapore and transfer to hotel. (York/Mandarin Orchard) (B)

Day 16 - Singapore
After breakfast, take a city tour and see the waterfront, the botanical garden, China Town and Little India. (B)

Day 17 - Singapore/USA
Board your Cathay Pacific flight to the USA, arriving the same day. (B)

 

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Francisco
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 1 - April 30
$5190 FC
$5710 D
$5190 FC
$5710 D
$3960 FC
$4480 D
$1185 FC
$1580 D
May 1-23
September 1-30
$5160 FC
$5645 D
$5160 FC
$5645 D
$3925 FC
$4415 D
$1150 FC
$1520 D
May 24 - August 14
$5460 FC
$5960 D
$5460 FC
$5960 D
$3875 FC
$4375 D
$1110 FC
$1465 D
August 15-31
$5095 FC
$5595 D
$5095 FC
$5595 D
$3875 FC
$4375 D
$1110 FC
$1465 D
October 1-31
$5230 FC
$5815 D
$5230 FC
$5815 D
$3995 FC
$4585 D
$1225 FC
$1690 D
November 1 - December 9
$5215 FC
$5895 D
$5215 FC
$5895 D
$3980 FC
$4675 D
$1195 FC
$1760 D
December 10-31
$5580 FC
$6290 D
$5580 FC
$6290 D
$3875 FC
$4585 D
$1085 FC
$1665 D
2020
January 1-15
$5075 FC
$5755 D
$5075 FC
$5755 D
$3840 FC
$4525 D
$1050 FC
$1595 D
January 16 - February 29
$5040 FC
$5670 D
$5040 FC
$5670 D
$3810 FC
$4435 D
$1050 FC
$1510 D
March 1-31
$5195 FC
$5735 D
$5195 FC
$5735 D
$3965 FC
$4495 D
$1175 FC
$1590 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy for weekday travel. For weekend travel to and from the US (Fri, Sat & Sun), add $75 each way.
  • Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class) and D (deluxe), as indicated.
  • If taking Land Only, must fly Thai Airways between Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Cathay Pacific Airways coach class
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Local airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Bangkok
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Xian, Shanghai, and Singapore
  • 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, 7 lunches, 2 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), Holiday Inn Downtown (Shanghai), BP International (Hong Kong), Century Park (Bangkok), York (Singapore)
  • Deluxe (D): Royal Phoenix (Beijing), Grand Metro Park (Xian), New World Mayfair (Shanghai), Harbour Grand (Hong Kong), Avani Riverside (Bangkok), Mandarin Orchard (Singapore)
  • 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.
  • Tours in China are private. Tours in Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore are seat-in-coach
  • 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 card accepted; Credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
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