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China Total Solar Eclipse Tour 2009
– Longest Total Solar Eclipse of Our Lifetime –
(2009 July 19 – August 6)
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Discover & Explore China's Ancient, Historic & Modern Wonders

(All entrance fees and performance costs included)

Shanghai Musuem
Shanghai Musuem, Shangahi
Sichuan Sanxingdui
Sichuan Sanxingdui, Chengdu

Our tour takes you to many of China's most notable landmarks including . . .
  • Three-Night Yangtze River Cruise — 400 mi. of spectacular scenery & famous sights
  • Cruising Aboard Victoria Cruise Line — leading Yangtze River cruise line for over 10 yrs
  • Sheer-Sided Three Gorges & Dam — one of world's largest construction projects
  • Huangpu River Cruise — Shanghai's famous Bund (waterfront) & wharves
  • Shanghai Museum — ancient Chinese art; buy fine classical porcelains reproductions
  • Shanghai Yu Garden — one of loveliest & most complete classical gardens
  • French Concession Tour — once Shanghai's trendiest; tree-lined streets & mansions
  • Suzhou Tour — China's "City of Exquisite Gardens"
    • Zhuozheng Garden — stunning, expressing ancient architecture & arts
    • Garden of Master's Nets — among finest embodying tranquility & harmony
  • Mystical Li River Cruise — among China's most awesome scenery with sheer peaks
  • "Liusanjie" River Show — masterpiece light show on mighty Lijiang river; cast of 600
  • Reed Flute Cave at Guilin — brilliant, huge cave named for green reeds outside
  • Giant Panda Breeding Center (Chengdu) — one of best to see & hold pandas
  • Sanxingdui Museum (Chengdu) — holds some of China's most ancient secrets
  • Xi'an History Museum — premier attraction; unrivaled collection, over 350,000 relics
  • Xi'an City Wall — largest, best-preserved city wall in China
  • Shaanxi Archaeological Institute — excavations from tombs sites in Xian region
  • Terracotta Warriors — 6,000 awesome life-size pottery figures in battle formation
  • Forbidden City — Beijing's Palace Museum; China's most magnificent architecture
  • Tiananamen Square — world's largest public square, heart of modern Beijing
  • Hutong Area — Beijing's ancient alleys & lanes; a glimpse into yesterday's world
  • Summer Palace — archetypal Chinese garden, amongst most noted & classical
  • Great Wall of China at Mutianyu — less tourists; undulates over dramatic hills & ridges
  • Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan) — one of largest Chinese temple complexes
  • Beijing Planetarium — one of world's largest; 77 ft dome, seats 600
  • Beijing Ancient Observatory —built in Ming & Qing Dynasties; 8 astron. instruments
  • Beijing Acrobatic Show — acrobatic artists perform extraordinary, wonderful feats
  • Luxury Express Train — experience China's modern rail service, Chengdu to Chongqing
  • Accommodations in Five-Star Hotels (or Best Local) Including: Diamond Ring-S.Pacific 2005
  • Special Meals — including
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Special spicy dinner in Chongqing
    • Dumpling banquet or local Muslim special food in Xi'an
    • Beijing Duck dinner
    • Lunch with local Beijing family
  • Total Solar Eclipse — viewed from beautiful Anji County
    at one of China's best eclipse viewing locations

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