A Garden Lover’s Journey to China

Two Week Elandan Gardens' Tour Mid April  2014

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An Adventure with Soul. This will be the trip of your life.  Off the beaten path, fulfilling your expectations, and opening the door to the people, history and future of China.

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Historical sites, ancient gardens, amazing shopping and spectacular scenery.  Join us on the “untour” where you will see everything you “need” to see, The Wall, The Terra Cotta Warriors, The Ming Tombs, and sooo much more.

The Robinsons have been touring China since 1997. They share their experience and create a trip not experienced by cookie cutter tours. You will stay in the Yellow Mountains, and visit the Hong Village, rarely seen by Westerners.  We will float down the Li River, and stay in four and five star hotels. We will experience the cities and the countryside, temples and bonsai gardens.  This tour will provide an intimate look at China’s history, culture and an up close view of Today’s China. 

Most of our travelers are experienced in the world, but report to us that our China Tour is their favorite.  We will dine at the famous Fangshan restaurant,  listed in “1000 Things to do before You Die“. We visit eight World Heritage SitesYou will see scenery you will never forget.  The Terra Cotta Warriors Museum is but one of the amazing sites that will peel back the veneer of time.

Diane and Dan have been traveling to China since the 90’s, leading tours, buying for their stores, studying the gardens and the arts of Asia.  The tours are legendary in the lives of all that have traveled with the Robinsons.

‘’We have refined our itinerary to give you the most out of every day, and still you have some free time.  We see the best of everything, and yes, we see Pandas!  You will stay in the finest Chinese and American Hotels, eat delicious food, and get the inside track from experienced travelers.”

ALL THIS FOR $4500.00 (ground only).  Per person/double occupancy.
 Includes all hotels, most meals, taxes, tourist attractions.
Airfare prices available, or use your miles!

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Reservations: Edith Clark, Doug Fox Travel 360-479-2300
Or diane at Elandan Gardens, 360-373-8260

Hong Village

  • Ancient walled and moated city (setting for the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”)
  • Visit artisans carving stone teapots, antique shops, a 300 –year-old Salt Baron’s mansion
  • This is an artist paradise. Like the Yellow Mountains, it is well off the beaten path and rarely visited by anyone but the Chinese.

Guilin

  • The heart of Chinese Medicine – you haven’t been to China if you haven’t been to Guilin!
  • Cruise down the Li River, see its breathtaking scenery, visit caves, old villages & gardens

Shanghai

  • Visit of an ancient garden, the Shanghai museum.
  • Amazing food and 4 & 5 star hotels
  • One of the most exciting cities in the world!
  • See the contrasts of the old concessions and the new Pudong.

 

Suzhou - Huangshan City – Mt Huangshan

  • Tiger Hill Park (exquisite bonsai collection), Silk Institute
  • Old Town Huangshan, art galleries & antique shops
  • Gondola ride 5000 feet to Mt. Huangshan (stay of several nights in the Yellow Mountains)
  • For hundreds of years the Yellow Mountains have been the inspiration for poets and painters. Pine trees hang in the mists from sheer cliffs. It will take your breath away.

Xi-an

  • Ancient capital of China for 11 Dynasties
  • Visit the Grand Mosque, a relic of the Silk Road
  • Terra Cotta Museum & factory where replicas are created

Beijing

  • The Temple of Heaven, Tien An Men Square, Summer Palace
  • Visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall!
  • Peking Roast Duck dinner, shopping at the greatest Flea Market in the world
  • Get a taste of the Fangshan Restaurant where recipes from the Imperial Palace are used
  • See the exotic Peking Opera.  So much to do, and we manage to do all of it!

Exclusive group of 20 only.  Hurry, seats are going fast!

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