Comprehensive China Exploration (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Windstar Cruises
Hong Kong, China to Tianjin, China
Dates: 05 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
05 Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China
DAY 2
06 Mar 2019
Hong Kong, China
4:00 PM
DAY 3
07 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 4
08 Mar 2019
Keelung, Taiwan
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 5
09 Mar 2019
Ishigaki Island, Japan
9:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 6
10 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
11 Mar 2019
Shanghai, China
9:00 AM
DAY 8
12 Mar 2019
Shanghai, China
6:00 PM
DAY 9
13 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 10
14 Mar 2019
Qingdao, China
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 11
15 Mar 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 12
16 Mar 2019
Tianjin, China
7:00 AM
Comprehensive China Exploration map

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For 05 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
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Changing China - Shanghai - 2019 ( 7 Hours )
Shanghai, China | 11 Mar 2019

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

It would take a lifetime to see all of Shanghai, but our day in the city will serve to give us a snapshot of its fascinating history and development into a global megalopolis. During Shanghai’s pre-World War II heyday, it attracted the talents of international architects and designers, and as we drive through the city we’ll see art deco, neo-gothic, Teutonic, and even southern antebellum structures. It’s a testament to a diversity that once earned the city the title of “Paris of the East.”

We’ll stop for a walking tour in the old Chinese quarter, and visit lovely Yu Yuan garden, a 16th century Ming Dynasty private garden and residence. We’ll stop at a local teahouse, and then transfer to the decidedly modern Shanghai Urban Planning Museum. This enormous exhibition hall reveals Shanghai’s past and its rapid changes and growth as China’s open-door policies have taken hold.

We’ll transfer to lunch at Canton Table on the swanky Bund, enjoying internationally inflected Chinese cuisine, such as chilled foie gras with grapefruit and taro dumplings with Portuguese-style chicken. Following our meal, we’ll continue to the French Concession, one of the original European settlements. Here we’ll see many fine examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture arrayed along leafy streets. Today, many of the buildings are government-run guesthouses and hotels, unique symbols of Shanghai as a city where east and west once merged.

Please note: In the case of a Monday tour, guests will visit the Jade Buddha Temple rather than the Urban Planning Museum. One of two major Buddhist temples in the city, it was built to house two exquisite jade Buddha pieces brought from Burma, both of exceptional quality and workmanship. The highlight of the temple is a six-foot seated Buddha sculpture carved from one solid piece of white jade.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes.

Virtuoso Voyages shore experience arranged by: A & K Hong Kong

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$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

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$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

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What's Included

Included

  • • Ocean transportation in all-suite accommodations

    • All meals in all venues at all times, including 24-hour room service

    • All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks

    • Welcome cocktails at reception

    • All onboard entertainment

    • Unlimited use of Fitness Center

    • Unlimited use of all water sports equipment

    • Informative port lectures and destination briefings

Not Included

  • Not included, however, are items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, laundry, transfers prior to or after cruise disembarkation or optional programs or activities. You’ll also be charged separately for shore excursions, and additional conveniences or conveyances not specified in the itinerary

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Deposit and Final Payment Requirements:

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Late Booking Policy:

On bookings within 30 days of departure, Windstar Cruises requires final payment before the process of requesting air or hotel space. All bookings made 30 days of departure will be booked as cruise only. Bookings made within 30 days of departure will receive electronic documents. Paper documents will not be mailed out this close to the sailing date.

Singles:

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A full refund (except for the amounts paid for Cancellation Protection Plan and the $50 per person fee) will be made for written cancellations received by Windstar Cruises at least 121 days prior to the date on which you are to commence travel by any mode of transportation booked through Windstar Cruises (air, sea, or land).

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Fees are due regardless of resale.

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