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Accommodations

Beijing Hilton
Ideally located in the city, the Hilton Beijing combines a cozy atmosphere with a reputation for preparing the finest Asian and Western cuisine. Luxurious guest rooms provide the most modern amenities. The hotel also features various recreational facilities and easy access to shopping.

Shanghai Hilton
The impressive Hilton Shanghai is situated near the heart of the city, between two main shopping districts. Comfortable and convenient, its full complement of attentive services and modern facilities includes a well-equipped gym and a large indoor swimming pool. Choose from a comprehensive menu with Cantonese, Sichuan, Italian and Western Continental fare.
 
Shangri-La Hotel
At the heart of the city's social life, this premier resort overlooks a 15-acre botanical haven. Amenities feature well-appointed guest rooms with private facilities; several dining venues offering a selection of international cuisine; a barber and beauty salon. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool; a state-of-the-art health club; a putting green; tennis and squash courts.
 
Jardin Secret Hotel
Receive a warm Tibetan welcome at the Jardin Secret Hotel, which offers modern conveniences ensconced in stunning Tibetan décor. The hotel is ideally located and just minutes from the Tibetan Museum and renowned Potala Palace. Savor authentic French and Southeastern Chinese cuisine in the pleasant atmosphere of the Blue Moon Valley Café. Guest rooms offer high-speed Internet access, satellite TV, international direct-dial phones and a minibar.
 
Tsedang Hotel
Tucked away between the magnificent Tibetan mountains and winding Yarlung River, the Tsedang Hotel is surrounded by beautiful monasteries and ancient temples. Refresh and unwind after a day of exploring by relaxing in the hotel’s peaceful garden. Three restaurants offer a selection of Canton, Western and Tibetan dishes. Guest rooms feature television, international direct-dial telephone and air-conditioning.

Treasures of China & Tibet
 

Treasures of China and Tibet                      book online
April 15 - 30, 2011                      
 

On this epic journey, discover China, one of the world’s most dynamic and captivating nations. Experience its ancient culture and enduring history. Begin your journey in Beijing. Visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Explore the hutong areas for a glimpse of life in Beijing before the city’s modernization. Continue to Xi’an to marvel at the famous Terra Cotta Warriors, then journey to Lhasa, your gateway to the stunning landscape and impressive landmarks of the fascinating land of Tibet. Visit Jokhang Temple, an important pilgrimage site; Potala Palace, once the seat of the Tibetan government; Samye, the first monastery built in Tibet; and Yumbulagang Palace, constructed for Tibet’s first king. Travel to Chongqing to see its giant pandas. Then, board the Century Sky and cruise through the magnificent Three Gorges along the Yangtze River. Conclude your journey in cosmopolitan Shanghai, with visits to the Bund and Yu Garden.


 

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

INCLUDED FEATURES

EXCLUSIVE AHI  EXTRAS

Groups are limited to 14-28 travelers to maximize your travel experience.

Venture on a comprehensive tour showcasing the very best of China’s renowned sights as well as the previously forbidden secrets of Tibet.

Discover iconic China. Stand upon the ramparts of the Great Wall. View the static parade of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors.

Enter the labyrinth of Beijing’s historic hutongs and have lunch with a family living there.

Visit a Tibetan school, and explore an outlying farming village, spending time with a family in their home.

Travel to a Tibetan hospital and enjoy a private lecture on the mysteries of Tibetan medicine.

Embark on a leisurely Yangtze River cruise and savor the breathtaking landscape of the Three Gorges as it unfolds before you.

 

Cost  Special Tulane pricing for Early Booking Discount is from approximately $4240 per person, plus airfare, and V.A.T., based on double occupancy. An Air Program will be offered.

Booking  For booking information please contact Alumni Holidays International at 800-323-7373, or  Tulane Alumni Travel at 877-488-5263.

Specific trip details (itinerary, meals, sightseeing & accommodations) will be published in the brochure.

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Alumni Relations, Tulane University, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5901 alumni@tulane.edu