$3950 + tax $550 + Chinese Visa fee $170
(Deposit $500/per person should be paid before May 01, 2014. Full
payment should be paid before February 01, 2015)
Int’l round trip air tickets (SFO-Beijing, Shanghai-SFO), all China
domestic air tickets specified in the itinerary (Beijing-Xian, Xian-Guilin,
Guilin-Chongqing, Wuhan-Shanghai), 5 stars hotels, 5 stars Yangtze
River Cruise, 3 meals daily, transportation in China, all admission
tickets, English speaking tour guides and travel insurance.
Price does not include: Tips (approximately $8 per day for 14 days).
double room provided. Single hotel room charge extra $550. Single cruise
cabin charge extra: $400.
Meals: Three meals a day provided (American & Chinese
buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner).
Tour Guide: National & Local English-speaking guide services.
Day 1 5/19 SFO - Beijing CA986
Board Air China flight bound for China. Cross the International Date
5/20 Beijing(D) Xinyuan Hotel (5 stars)
Arrive in Beijing, have a dinner and transferred to hotel.
3 5/21 Beijing (B,L,D)
Visit and sketch Forbidden City in morning and Summer Palace in the
5/22 Beijing - Xi’an (B,L,D) Air Grand Noble Hotel (5 stars)
In the morning visit and sketch the Great Wall. At afternoon fly to
Xi’an. Enjoy dumpling dinner and see stage opera of Tang Dynasty.
5 5/23 Xian (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Huxian, a county whose villagers have
created a unite style of painting named “Farmers Painting”. Visit
the artist studio and have dinner at her family. In afternoon, explore
Xian’s Shanxi Museum which displays the 5-thousand-year Chinese
Day 6 5/24 Xian-Guilin (B,L,D) Air Grand Link Hotel
In the morning explore the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum where 6,000
life-size, individually featured terra cotta soldiers were discovered.
Fly to Guilin.
7 5/25 Guilin (B,L,D)
Visit Zhuang Minority in the mountains. Explore the magnificent
landscapes and the minority culture. Sketch the beautiful scenery.
8 5/26 Guilin - Li River - Yangshuo – Chongqing (B,L,D)
Marriott JW (5 stars)
Cruising down the Li River, experiment the real lives of Chinese landscape
paintings’ gallery. Disembark at Yangshuo and walk through a colorful
local market. Visits and sketch the Gaotian scenic area. Fly to Chongqing
at the evening.
9 5/27 Chongqing – Dazu-Yangtze River Cruise (B,L,D) President
Cruise (5 stars)
Tour and sketch the Dazu Stone Carving on the cliff, one of the four
major Buddhism grottoes in China. After enjoying hot pot dinner, board
the cruise ship and embark on the Three Gorges adventure.
10 5/28 Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise (B,L,D)
First shore excursion at the mysterious town of Fengdu, or at the town
of Wanxian. Onboard, do sketches and/or free to enjoy shipboard entertainment
such as feature films, Chinese medicine lessons and live performances.
11 5/29 Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise (B,L,D)
This morning pass the mighty Qutang Gorge and then the rushing waters
and jagged turns of the Wu Gorge. Arrive at Wushan and board small
motorized sampans which afford access to the Shennong Stream via
the Daning River. At the afternoon sail through the western section
of Xiling Gorge that stretches over 60 miles.
5/30 Yangtze River Three Gorges Cruise - Yichang - Wuhan (B,L,D)
Novotel Wuhan Xinhua (5 stars)
After breakfast, disembark and board motor coaches head for Sandouping
Village, site of the mammoth dam project. Return to the boat and pass
through eastern section of the Xiling Gorge. Upon arrival at Yichang
drive to Wuhan.
5/31 Wuhan – Shanghai - Wuzhen (B,L,D) Air Tong An Guesthouse (5
Visit the Provincial Museum where we can entertain the chime music performance.
Fly to Shanghai. Visit and sketch the Yu Yuan Garden. Take coach to
6/1 Wuzhen - Shanghai (B,L,D) Ramada Gateway Hotel (5 stars)
Sightseeing and sketch in Wu Zhen in morning. After lunch take coach
back to Shanghai. Have free time upon arriving.
15 6/2 Shanghai -USA (B)CA985
After breakfast, we fly back home and arriving in San Francisco the
1. Itinerary may be changed slightly. Participants should be able to
carry approximately 12 lbs (painting materials and personal items),
walk two mile and climb 3 fly of stairs continually.
2. Maximum number of participants is 32 and the minimum is 16. Non-artists
such as spouse and friends of the artists are welcome to join.
3. During the whole trip there are about 10 times of watercolor sketches
plus instructions with student experiment of painting on Chinese rice
paper accordion book using Ink (the book is approximately 9”x150”, will
buy it in China, Lian supplies the ink). Each sketch will take approximately
1 ½ hour to 2 hours. While artist are doing sketching others
explore local scenes and culture.
4. Contact Charlie Zhang at CYTS for sign up the trip and let Lian Zhen
know your participation. See the contact information bellow.
Leader and Teacher: Lian Zhen Tel: 510-685-2654. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour agency: China CYTS Tours (USA), Inc.
Mr. Charlie Zhang, Manager, Address: 605 Market Street, Suite 1300 San
Francisco, CA 94104, Tel:(800) 930-3677, (415) 732-7100, Fax: (415)