Travel Passport is very pleased to announce a new tour for next year:
IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA
Viking Cruise lines -- on the Viking Emerald (new ship)
-- All Staterooms have an outside verandah --
You will be flying out two days prior to the tour
Day 1-3 Beijing, China - Beijing, a grand imperial capital from the 10th Century until the rise of Communism in 1949. Holds over 3,000 years of history. From the sprawling Forbidden City to the serpentine Great Wall, Beijing is a massive repository of the monuments of the past. Quiet warrens of courtyard homes, Beijing at its most authentic, recall the Peking of old.
Day 4-5 Xian, China - Thousands of ancient Terra Cotta Warriors, buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang over 2,000 years ago, were unearthed in Xian in 1974. Over 3,100 years old, Xian rivals Egypt and Greece as the birthplace of civilization; its peak came during the glorious Tang Dynasty.
Day 6 Chongqing, China - Perched on steep hills where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet, Chongqing was one of the Allie's three World War II headquarters.
Day 7 Shibaozhai, China - Shibaozhai Temple (Precious Stone Fortress) is a gem of Chinese architecture.
Day 8-9 Wu Gorge, China - At 25 miles long, Wu Gorge is a breathtaking canvas of forest-covered mountains, sheer cliffs, rising mist, and cascading waterfalls. Part of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, Wu Gorge is perhaps the most beautiful stretch on the river.
Day 10 Jingzhou, China - Within Jingzhou, ancient Ying's city walls, gates, and watchtowers help Jingzhou strike a dramatic pose on the Yangtze's banks.
Day 11 Wuhan, China - One of the most important cities of China's Republican Revolution, this capital of Hubei Province is a gateway to the Yangtze Gorges.
Day 12-14 Shanghai, China - The metropolis and financial center of Shanghai began as a tiny fishing village 5,000 years ago. Because Shanghai has long welcomed people from all over the world, it has a history of being an open-minded city with a freewheeling character.
Your tour includes: 11 included shore excursions with guide & headset, complimentary internet, complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner, 24/7 specialty coffees, teas, & bottled water, all port taxes and fees, airport transfers on date of embarkation and disembarkation with Viking Air program.
Experience: 14-day cruisetour (7 day cruise), 1 country, 5 ports, 3 cities by land, amazing hotels, 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 3 intra-China flights, meals on board ship and ashore - 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners. Add a pre 2 Nights in Beijing, or a post 2 nights in Shanghai. Call for details.
Tour Starts At $4,699.00 per person. Airfare is around $1,000.00 per person with Viking
Contact Travel Passport, Joan Hahn, Carla Teasdale, or Nancy Holman at 501-423-1081, 800-667-4750,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, nancy firstname.lastname@example.org.