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Eclipse Tour and Hangzhou

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY 8 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Day 1- Departure from USA/CANADA July 17, Fri

Depart from USA on one of our carriers to Shangai. Complimentary meals and drinks will be served onboard.

 


Day 2- Welcome to Shanghai July 18, Sat


Upon arrival at Shangai, meet your English speaking tour guide and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight at your hotel in Shangai.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: D

Day 3- Shanghai July 19, Sun


After breakfast at your hotel, begin your full day city tour at the riverfront Bund where foreign traders left a legacy of European style buildings. Then visit the Pudong new development area and the Yu Yuan Garden. In the evening, enjoy a Chinese Dinner at a nice restaurant and enjoy the acrobatic show. Overnight at your hotel in Shangai.

Accommodation:Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 4- Shanghai - Tong Li July 20, Mon

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a full day excursion to Tong Li Village, a picturesque “water village” with well-preserved traditional architecture and small canals that give it the reputation of a “Venice of the East”. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Shangai.

Accommodation:Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 5- Shanghai - Hangzhou July 21, Tue

After breakfast at our hotel, we will drive to Hangzhou. Today you will discover this attractive city, including the beautiful West Lake and Six Harmonies Pagoda and the tea plantation where the famous Dragon Well is grown. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Hangzhou.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 6 - Hangzhou **ECLIPSE DAY** July 22, Wed

After an early breakfast at the hotel we will take our eclipse equipment and walk to the West Lake (APPROX 5 MIN. ), which is a famous scenic spot.

West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many scholars, national heroes and revolutionary martyrs, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished national treasures of China, with significant artistic value.

Lat.: 30.2519° N
Long.: 120.1433° E
Total Solar Eclipse
Duration of Totality: 5m50.0s
Magnitude: 1.037
Event Date Local Time Alt Azi
Start of partial eclipse (C1) : 2009/07/22 08:21:26.3 038.7° 087.7°
Start of total eclipse (C2) : 2009/07/22 09:33:48.0 054.3° 097.7°
Maximum eclipse : 2009/07/22 09:36:42.4 054.9° 098.2°
End of total eclipse (C3) : 2009/07/22 09:39:37.9 055.5° 098.8°
End of partial eclipse (C4) : 2009/07/22 10:58:52.7 071.6° 120.6°

After the eclipse we will return to our hotel and enjoy some free time in the afternoon. Tonight you will have a special dinner show to celebrate the Eclipse. Overnight at our hotel in Hangzhou.

Accommodation: Grand Metro Park Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 7 -Hangzhou - Shanghai July 23, Thu

After breakfast at our hotel, transfer from Hangzhou to Shanghai by coach. The remainder of the day is free to discover the city on your own. In the evening enjoy a cruise and dinner on the Huangpo River.
Overnight at our hotel in Shangai.

Accommodation: Grand Mercure Baolong Hotel (5*) Meals: B,L,D

Day 8- Departure from Shanghai July 24, Fri

Bid farewell to Shanghai. You’ll be driven to the airport for your flight home .

Meals: B


PRICES:

LAND ONLY: $ 1,612
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 465
LAND+AIR FROM JFK $ 2,992
LAND+AIR FROM LAX $ 2,882
PLEASE NOTE:

**Airfare is subject to change and will be fixed 9 months prior to departure date.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED?
  • All personal expenses
  • International flights airport taxes (approx. $383)
  • Airport transfers unless your international tickets are issued by us
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • Visa fee for China
  • Trip Insurance
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • All hotel accommodations (5*)
  • Domestic flights and/or train tickets
  • All meals listed on the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Lectures from a well-known astronomy professor
  • Farewell dinner
  • Eclipse Traveler documents kit

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS

  • Deposit of $500 pp is required to secure your reservation.
  • Second payment of $500 pp is due September 5, 2008.
  • Final payment is due March 7, 2009.
  • Please send "Reservation form" and copies of travelers' passports along with your deposit.
  • We accept credit card payments. Please fill-out and fax the "Credit Card Authorization form" to 1-888-514-7070.
  • For cancellations made before September 5, 2008, there will be a $250 per person cancellation fee.
  • For cancellations made from September 5, 2008– March 7, 2009, there will be a $500 per person cancellation fee.
  • There are no refunds after March 7, 2009.

Trip cancellation, health, and accident insurance is highly recommended but not required.

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