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Itinerary - Updated March 24

Updated March 24th.  Printable PDF is attached at bottom of page.


Day 1-2 Depart from Calgary (Friday March 29 & Saturday March 30)

Depart Calgary International Airport at 6:20am - Alaska Airlines Inc – Flight AS 2115 

Arrive in Seattle international Airport at 7:20am – travel time 2:00hrs 

Depart Seattle at 2:00pm - Hainan Airlines – Flight HU 0496 

Arrive in Beijing Capital Airport Saturday March 30 at 4:55pm. – travel time 11:55hrs. 

Meals: In-Flight Meal, Dinner 

Begin your journey with a morning flight to Beijing, upon arrival meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager 

Welcome dinner 

Day 3 – Beijing (Sunday March 31)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Experience the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony 

Visit Tiananmen Square 

Walk the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries 

Kung Fu show ($30 CAD/Person) 

Day 4 – Beijing (Monday April 1)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner 

Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China 

Perform on the Great Wall of China (Section: Juyong Pass) 

Visit 2008 Olympia Games Sites , Bird Nest & Water Cube 

Peking Duck for dinner 

Day 5– Beijing (Tuesday April 2)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Visit Beijing Capital Museum 

Visit local School to congregate with students and teachers 

Activities for interactions to be arranged 

Acrobatic show ($30 CAD/Person) 

Day 6 – Beijing – Xi’an (Wednesday April 3)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Participate in a Tai-chi or dance class along the way to the Temple of Heaven 

Savour a homemade meal at the home of a local family 

Hop on a rickshaw and ride through a Hutong neighbourhood 

Visit Silk market (a famous flea market and you’ll find lots of knock-offs in this shopping mall) 

Take an overnight Train to Xi’an in the evening (Duration: about 13 hours) 

Please note the following: Our big bags and instruments (larger) will be leaving Beijing with the tour company ahead of the group and will be waiting at our hotel when we get into Xi’an. SNA tours requests that all big bags have locks (supplied and installed by each traveler) put on the main compartments – big instruments should be locked as well if possible during the overnight train to Xi’an.

Day 7 – Xi’an (Thursday April 4)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner (Breakfast will be purchased on the train for $5-$10 CAD

Visit the City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world 

Challenge yourself or your friends with a 8.5 mile bicycle ride around the city wall 

Sightseeing tour includes Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Provincial Museum. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was regarded the landmark of Xi’an. 

Day 8 – Xi’an (Friday April 5)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner 

Visit a local school in Xi’an in the morning 

Tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors 

Farewell Dinner-Traditional Chinese Dumplings banquet 

Day 9- Xi’an – Calgary (Saturday April 6)

Meals: Breakfast, In-Flight Meal 

Depart from back to Home via schedule flight. 

Return Flight:

Depart China April 6, 2013 

Depart Xi’an Airport 10:45am - Hainan Airlines – Flight HU 7138 

Arrive in Beijing Capital Airport 12:25 pm – travel time 1:40hrs 

Depart Beijing Capital Airport 4:20pm - Hainan Airlines – Flight HU 0495 

Arrive in Seattle 12:05pm – travel time 10:45hrs 

As discussed at our last China meeting the group will be split up in Seattle with a part of the group (including Jeff Smith) leaving on an earlier flight. Please contact Diego Bechthold directly if you are unsure which flight your child will be on. 

First flight out of Seattle - April 6: Depart Seattle at 3:25pm - Alaska Airlines Inc – Flight AS 2118 

Arrive in Calgary at 6:05pm – travel time is 1:40hrs. 

Second flight out of Seattle - April 7: Depart Seattle at 9:10am - Alaska Airlines Inc. – Flight AS2116 

Arrive in Calgary 11:54am. 


Visit Alaska Airlines' flight status page on line to view any possible flight changes to the Seattle to Calgary flight. 

Prompt pick up inside the airport at the arrival meeting spot/gate required. 

Chaperones are required to "hand over" traveller to parent/chaperone in person.


Hotel Information:

The group will be staying at 2 different hotels (Beijing and Xi’an). 

From March 30th to April 2nd (Beijing China):

Beijing CNCC Grand Hotel 

Address: Building 1, No. 8 Precincts

Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District  

Beijing 100105, P R China  

Tel: +86 10 8437 2008 

Fax: +86 10 8437 0387 


From April 3rd to April 6th (Xi'an China):

Titan Times Hotel Xi’an, 

Address: 360 North Section, 

Huancheng West Road,

Xi’an City, 710082 China 710082

Tel: +86-29-88626666 

Fax: +86-29-846792222 

April 6-7 Seattle Hotel

La Quinta Inn and Suites Seattle Sea-Tac Airport Hotel

2224 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. 

Tel: 1-206-624-6820; 

Fax: 1-206-467-6926 

Luciano Barbieri,
Mar 24, 2013, 8:36 AM