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    Ultimate China Vietnam and Thailand

    6 star – all inclusive cruising!

    I thought I would bring this exclusive package to you, one that is very close to my heart as I am soon travelling to Thailand and would love to be doing such a conclusive tour of Asia, not only that but to travel in such luxury!

    If a 12 night 6* Star Seabourn Cruise is just not enough, how about combining it with a leisurely paced tour featuring a 7-night single hotel stay located in the heart of Beijing. Take in everything from the quiet pleasure of lunch with a local family at home in the Hutongs to the once- in-a-lifetime thrill of walking on the Great Wall. Explore historic Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and visit the pandas at the Beijing Zoo. Venture to the Valley of the Ming Tombs and the 2008 Olympic Green and its famous Bird’s Nest. Experience the honoured ancient alongside the visionary futuristic that can only be found in this incredible city.




    The cruise will start in Bangkok where you will have some time to explorer my top pick of ‘must do’s’ in Thailand are:
    • A visit to the Grand Palace
    • Take a trip to the river markets
    • Take a trip to the Jim Thompson House , also great for a meal! The Jim Thompson House

    The full cruise itinerary is as follows:


    Fri 11 Feb BANGKOK, THAILAND
    Sat 12 Feb BANGKOK, THAILAND
    Sun 13 Feb KO KOOD, THAILAND
    Mon 14 Feb CRUISING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
    Tue 15 FebHO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
    Wed 16 Feb HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
    Thu 17 Feb CRUISING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
    Fri 18 Feb DA NANG, VIETNAM
    Sat 19 Feb CRUISING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
    Sun 20 Feb CAI LAN (HANOI), VIETNAM
    Mon 21 Feb CAI LAN (HANOI), VIETNAM
    Tue 22 Feb CRUISING THE HAINAN STRAIT
    Wed 23 Feb HONG KONG, CHINA

    When you disembark in Hong Kong you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing where you will be collected and transferred to your hotel. Experience one of the most fascinating cities in the world, Beijing. Over the next several days, you will experience the beauty and intrigue of this ancient culture

    Feb 24: Beijing

    Today, your Tour Manager will help you discover the origin and history of the language(s) you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases that will help you communicate with the locals. Start your journey in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China, with a morning visit to the Summer Palace, which is ranked among the most noted classical gardens in the world. In 1998, it was listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Your afternoon includes a visit to the Beijing Zoo, home of the famous pandas. See the new habitat that has been created for those pandas rescued from the earthquake region who are now happily residing in their new home! Tonight, a traditional dumpling dinner is included

    Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included

    Feb 25: Beijing

    Begin your day with a visit to the famous site of Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Next, visit the Forbidden City, a vast network of palaces including five halls, seventeen palaces and numerous other rooms & buildings which have been home to 24 Chinese Emperors over 491 years. This evening you will be treated to a dinner featuring Peking Duck, followed by a colourful performance of the Peking Opera

    Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included.

    Feb 26: The Great Wall

    No visit to China would be complete without seeing The Great Wall, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World! Behold this awesome site and have the chance to walk along a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Travel through the Valley of the Ming Tombs where you will walk along the Sacred Way, or Divine Road, which means “the road leading to heaven.” Feel the excitement of the 2008 Summer Olympics during a visit to the Olympic Green where you have the opportunity to take photos of two famous structures - the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube!

    Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.


    Feb 27: Beijing

    Today is at leisure to explore this fascinating, constantly changing city independently. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to offer suggestions on how best to spend your day!

    Today breakfast will be included.

    Feb 28: Beijing - Xian

    An early flight will whisk you to Xian visit one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world, the classical Wild Goose Pagoda. The impressive structure was built during the Tang Dynasty to house Buddhist treasures. For lunch you will savour a local speciality, Xi`an dumplings, before travelling to the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. This army of men and horses was buried with the first Emperor of Qin to protect him in the afterlife. You will be amazed by the sheer numbers of them and their detailed features! Another flight takes you back to Beijing.

    Today breakfast will be included.


    Mar 01: Beijing

    This morning you’ll visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor came twice each year to thank the gods for the good harvest and pray for the new harvest. You will also see the locals doing their morning Tai Chi exercises, playing cards or board games. Afterwards, experience ancient Beijing on a traditional rickshaw tour through its narrow streets and alleys. With help from an interpreter, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life when you share lunch with them in their Hutong home. They will also teach you the art of traditional dumpling making! Next, visit with a kite master and learn the history of the favourite pastime of many locals. During your visit enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

    Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included.

    Mar 02: Beijing - Tour Ends

    Your tour ends in Beijing. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK
    Today breakfast will be included

    Whats included




    12 Nights Onboard Seabourn Pride
    • Open bar throughout the ship
    • Open-seating Restaurant with gourmet, prepared-to-order cuisine created by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer
    • Evening Under the Stars® sumptuous barbecue dinners or gala parties with live music and dancing on the open deck
    • Caviar in the Surf® where available
    • Water sports from the ship's unique marina
    • Tipping is neither required nor expected onboard
    • Port and handling charge
    7 Nights Hotel In Beijing
    All Flights and Transfers
    Full Day Sian Tour including flights


    Fares:


    Seabourn Suite=£4299


    Balcony Suite=£5099


    Classic Suite=£7199

    Owners Suite=£9199

    Last edited by Sian, Cruise.co.uk; 18th November 2010 at 05:00 PM.

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