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EXOTIC GUIDED VACATIONS China Sampler BEIJING, XIAN, HANGZHOU, SUZHOU, SHANGHAI All this makes it AAA Vacations ® AAA Vacations ® Amenities n n n n 24/7 Member Care Best Price Guarantee Member Benefit: $115 savings per person AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Beijing before your tour at the Sofitel Wanda Hotel, including breakfast the following day. Discover China’s sophisticated modern cities, charming ancient towns and enchanting lakeside landscapes in the enlightening company of your trip leader. You’ll enjoy unhurried intimate exploration of these highlights and authentic cultural encounters. Forbidden City in Beijing Engaging Experiences Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City. H AAA Engaging Experience: Explore the narrow lanes of a hutong by rickshaw and sit down to a congenial lunch with a local family in their home here in this traditional city neighborhood. This evening, savor a traditional Peking Duck banquet. Meals B,L,D H Sit down to lunch with a local family in their traditional home in a Beijing hutong H Feel the ancient rhythms of Xian as you explore a bustling city market with an engaging, savvy resident H Delve into the traditional ways of China when you meet with tea farmers at their home near Hangzhou H Stroll along historic Pingjiang Road and appreciate the splendor of Suzhou’s centuries-old Song Dynasty architecture DAY 1 -Welcome to Beijing n AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a DAY 4 -Great Wall and Summer Palace Journey into the mountains north of the capital to walk atop the Great Wall – an unforgettable experience! Then tour the lovely Summer Palace, erstwhile seasonal retreat of China’s mighty emperors. Meals B,L complimentary pre-tour night at your hotel, Sofitel Wanda Hotel. DAY 2 -Beijing Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Beijing on your own. Meals B DAY 5 -Fly to Xian Fly to Xian, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties. H Engaging Experience: Join an in-the-know city resident to explore a colorful local market, popularly known as the Muslim market. He’ll DAY 3 -In and Around Beijing Start your day with the Sofitel’s Bistro Buffet breakfast, featuring a tempting selection of Asian and Western cuisine, then tour 40

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All this makes it AAA Vacations®

AAA Vacations® Amenities

24/7 Member Care

Best Price Guarantee

Member Benefit: $115 savings per person

AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Beijing before your tour at the Sofitel Wanda Hotel, including breakfast the following day.

Engaging Experiences

Sit down to lunch with a local family in their traditional home in a Beijing hutong

Feel the ancient rhythms of Xian as you explore a bustling city market with an engaging, savvy resident

Delve into the traditional ways of China when you meet with tea farmers at their home near Hangzhou

Stroll along historic Pingjiang Road and appreciate the splendor of Suzhou’s centuries-old Song Dynasty architecture

Discover China’s sophisticated modern cities, charming ancient towns and enchanting lakeside landscapes in the enlightening company of your trip leader. You’ll enjoy unhurried intimate exploration of these highlights and authentic cultural encounters.

DAY 1 - Welcome to Beijing

AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Enjoy a complimentary pre-tour night at your hotel, Sofitel Wanda Hotel.

DAY 2 - Beijing

Enjoy a free day to relax and explore Beijing on your own. Meals B

DAY 3 - In and Around Beijing

Start your day with the Sofitel’s Bistro Buffet breakfast, featuring a tempting selection of Asian and Western cuisine, then tour Tiananmen Square and the magnificent Forbidden City. HAAA Engaging Experience: Explore the narrow lanes of a hutong by rickshaw and sit down to a congenial lunch with a local family in their home here in this traditional city neighborhood. This evening, savor a traditional Peking Duck banquet. Meals B,L,D

DAY 4 - Great Wall and Summer Palace

Journey into the mountains north of the capital to walk atop the Great Wall – an unforgettable experience! Then tour the lovely Summer Palace, erstwhile seasonal retreat of China’s mighty emperors. Meals B,L

DAY 5 - Fly to Xian

Fly to Xian, the ancient capital of 13 dynasties. Engaging Experience: Join an in-the-know city resident to explore a colorful local market, popularly known as the Muslim market. He’ll be at your side, guiding your discovery, as you peruse the wide variety of products and sample exotic fare from the many vendors. Tonight’s dinner features savory dumplings. Meals B,D Hilton Hotel

DAY 6 - The Terra Cotta Warriors

Tour the excavation site of the Terra Cotta Army, China’s greatest archaeological discovery, and visit the ancient defensive walls of the city. Meals B,L,D

DAY 7 - Above There is Heaven, Below There is Hangzhou

Fly to Hangzhou. Engaging Experience: Cruise on beautiful West Lake, then visit a tea farm outside the city center. Spend time with the farmers and learn about their daily life and the generations-old techniques that ensure the esteemed quality of the region’s fine teas. Meals B,L JW Marriott

DAY 8 - Wuzhen and the Garden City of Suzhou

It’s off the beaten path, but this morning’s visit to Wuzhen, a 2,000-year-old town, reveals some of China’s most finely preserved Ming Dynasty homes. Continue on to Suzhou. Meals B,L,D Renaissance Hotel

DAY 9 - Discover Suzhou

A visit to the exotic Flower Market reveals facets of Chinese culture that few visitors glimpse. Engaging Experience: Tour the exquisite Garden of the Master of the Nets and stroll with your guide along historic Pingjiang Road. Learn how silk is made at a local factory and marvel at the imposing Panmen City Gate. Continue on to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Meals B,L Le Royal Meridien Hotel

DAY 10 - Out and About in Shanghai

Tour the vast collection of the Shanghai Museum and enjoy a guided stroll along the historic waterfront Bund. Marvel at the iconic 21st-century skyscrapers of the dynamic Pudong district and explore the ancient lanes of Tianzifang, now home to some of the city’s most popular boutiques and studios. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner of fine regional cuisine. Meals B,L,D

DAY 11 - Depart Shanghai

Your tour ends today after breakfast. Meals B

From $2999 land and on-tour flights only
Only $273 per day!
11 Days • Guided • 22 Meals

The Details

• 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
• 10 nights’ accommodations
• Comprehensive sightseeing
• Services of a trip leader
• All on-tour transportation, including on-tour flights
• Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
• All airline fees and fuel charges for on-tour flights

Tour Dates

2014 Double Single Triple

Apr 10, May 8,
May 22 $3299 $4199 $3299
Jun 12, Jul 10,
Aug 14 $2999 $3799 $2999
Sep 18, Oct 16,
Nov 6 $3299 $4199 $3299

2015

Mar 19 $3299 $4099 $3299
Apr 16 $3299 $4299 $3299

Pay-in-Full Savings: AAA Members who payin- full at time of booking save an additional $600 per couple ($300 per person). This is combinable with our AAA Member Benefit.

Pricing is per person, land and on-tour flights only. International airfare is additional.

Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability.

Tour operated by General Tours World Traveler

HOTEL INFORMATION

BEIJING

Sofitel Wanda

The Sofitel Wanta Hotel is located in the heart of the Beijing. Stylish guest rooms are beautifully appointed and elegant dining venues at the Sofitel include French, Chinese, Japanese and international cuisines.

XIAN

Hilton Hotel

This hotel boasts a city central location within the ancient walls of the city. Enjoy tempting Asian and Western fare in Café Xi’an, fine regional Chinese cuisine in the elegant China Club, authentic Cantonese delicacies at Red or savory light snacks in the T Lounge.

HANGZHOU

JW Marriott

These stylish accommodations offer luxury, convenience and impeccable service in the heart of Hangzhou. Spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished and dining options include the Asia Bistro, Cru Steak House, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant and casual pub-style fare in the congenial Velocity Bar.

SUZHOU

Renaissance Hotel

The Renaissance Hotel is in a premium location overlooking Suzhou’s lush Central Park. Beautiful guest rooms and a variety of dining options are available including international dishes in the Renaissance Brasserie and refined Cantonese fare in Wan Li.

SHANGHAI

Le Royal Meridien

This contemporary hotel features an enviable location along the world-famous Nanjing Road. Savor light snacks in the 789 Nanjing Lu Bar, fine Italian fare in Favola, tempting international dishes in Le Bistro, authentic French cuisine in Allure and delicious regional Chinese dishes in Ai Mei.

Extend Your Tour

Extend to Hong Kong 4 days from $1,359

An exclusive stay in this sophisticated city takes you beyond the typical sights to experience facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever encounter. This complete easy-to-add extension includes the flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong, airport transfers, 3 nights’ superior first class accommodations at the Mira Hotel, daily buffet breakfast, lunch at world-famous Jimmy’s Kitchen and a unique Be a Hong Kong Insider full-day tour.

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