Pleasanton Chamber Travel

Discover Tuscany

November 6 - 15, 2015

10 days - 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

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Reservation Form

Optional Tours info and reservation form

 

Tuscany Info Meeting

Monday, April 20, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Chamber office: 777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton

RSVP - kate@pleasanton.org

Rolling landscapes, savory wines, delicious food and stunning architecture...this can only be Tuscany! On this special journey you will enjoy walking tours in Italy’s most charming towns, visit magnificent historic monuments and sample mouth-watering cuisine and wines.

HIGHLIGHTS:

•Rome

•Assisi

•Basilica of St. Francis

•Montecatini Terme

•Lucca

•Gothic Line

•San Gimignano

•Winery Tour

•Florence

Optional Tours:

•The Vatican Museums

•Guided Tour of the Pitti Palace

•Tuscan Villa Dinner & Entertainment

•Discover Siena

•Tuscan Cooking Class & Dinner

INCLUSIONS: Round trip airfare from SFO; Airline Fuel Surcharges/Fees; Air Departure Taxes/Fees; 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners; Professional Tour Director; Motor Coach Transportation; Admissions per Itinerary; Sightseeing per Itinerary.

 

Contact Kate at 925-846-5858 ext. 203 for more information


 


The Best of England & London

Featuring 6 nights in Windsor

 8 Days - Departure: November 9, 2015  

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Tour Highlights
•6 Nights at One Hotel in Windsor
•London City Tour
•Changing of the Guard
•Stratford-Upon-Avon
•Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
•Shakespeare’s Birthplace
•Oxford
•Salisbury
•Salisbury Cathedral
•Stonehenge
 
Inclusions
•Roundtrip Airfare from SFO
•Int’l Air Departure Taxes/Fuel Surcharges
•8 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 2-Dinners
•Professional Tour Director
•Motorcoach Transportation
•Hotel Transfers
•Admissions per Itinerary
•Comprehensive Sightseeing
•Baggage Handling
 
Accommodations
•6 Nights Accommodations: Mercure Windsor Hotel, Windsor, UK  
 

Tour Rates
$2995 per person double
+$600 single supplement  
 

Itinerary
Day 1: Overnight Flight - Arrive London
Board your overnight flight to Europe.
 

Day 2: Arrive Great Britain
Arrive in London, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in the Royal Borough, Windsor for a six night stay. Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, the Royal Borough of Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture and heritage making it one of England’s loveliest destinations for shopping, fine dining, sports and leisure activities. This evening enjoy your Welcome Dinner. Meal - D
 

Day 3: London
After breakfast take a short ride to London, the capital of the United Kingdom. Enjoy a London City
Tour featuring famous landmarks such as Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben beside the River Thames. Also see Westminster Abbey, and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if held). Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. Meal - B
 

Day 4: Stratford-Upon-Avon - Oxford
This morning depart for Stratford-Upon-Avon, a town with more than 800 years of history. Visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of Shakespeare’s wife. Also visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the house where the world’s most famous playwright was born and grew up and possibly the most famous and most visited literary landmark in Britain. Continue your journey to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires and home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford’s elegant, timeworn buildings and courtyards have inspired generations of scholars. Return to Windsor this evening. Meal - B
 

Day 5: Day at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure in Windsor. Perhaps take a short train ride into London to visit a museum or enjoy a theater experience. An optional tour will be available. Meal - B
 
Day 6: Day at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure in Windsor. Perhaps take a short train ride into London to visit a museum or enjoy a theater experience. An optional tour will be available. Meal - B
 

Day 7: Salisbury - Stonehenge
Today, travel to the historic city of Salisbury to visit the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral dating back to 1220, the epitome of early English architecture. Continue to Stonehenge, the best known and most studied megalithic structure in the world, yet its original purpose remains unclear. Later return to Windsor for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Meals - B, D
 

Day 8: London - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home full of wonderful memories of your Best of England & London experience or head to Paris (see below). Meal - B  
 

 

2-Night Paris Post Tour Extension
Extend your Trip with 2 Nights in Paris!

 $895 pp/dbl $1145 single
 

Day 8: Eurostar Train to Paris - Paris City Tour
This morning experience one of the 20th century’s engineering marvels as you journey under the English
Channel from London to Paris aboard the Eurostar Train. Upon arrival, enjoy a Paris City Tour featuring such major landmarks as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera, Bastille Square, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees. Tonight is yours to explore Paris on your own. Meals - B (from above)
 

Day 9: Day at Leisure
Enjoy the day exploring Paris at your own pace or choose to join an optional tour featuring a visit to
Versailles. Enjoy an included dinner tonight. Meals - B, D
 

Day 10: Paris - Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight home full of wonderful memories of your time in Paris. Meal - B
 

20 passengers minimum to operate Paris Extension. Must be booked with deposit. 3 Meals (2-B, 1-D)  

 


Discover China

April 10-19, 2016

This nine day, all-inclusive trip is just $2,299 pp/double occupancy.

Upgrade for single traveler is $500.



Book Now Special

SAVE $200!

(Book now rate - $2,099 valid until May 31, 2015)

There’s no better opportunity to climb the Great Wall, dine on Peking Duck, walk Tiananmen Square, and witness first-hand the fastest growing economy in the world. 

The Chamber is once again partnering with Citslinc International to provide an exceptional nine-day tour that includes the following:

 • Round trip airfare • 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations • 3 meals daily • Deluxe tour bus• English speaking guides • Admissions to attractions and tours • Airport taxes • Transportation to and from Pleasanton and San Francisco International Airport on departure and return days.

For those who perhaps have traveled with us before, we are offering an additional itinerary that includes a visit to the famous Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi’an for an additional $200 per person. $2,499 pp/dbl. Terra-Cotta - Book Now and SAVE $200!

(Book Now rate - $2,299 pp/dbl. valid until May 31, 2015)

Mark your calendar
China Trip Information Meeting
May 20, 2015
7:00 p.m. at the Chamber
777 Peters Avenue, Pleasanton
RSVP to Kate D'Or (kate@pleasanton.org)
 

Pricing Summary:

Discover China Itinerary - $2,299 pp/double - Single: $2,799

Terra-Cotta Warriors Itinerary - $2,499 pp/double - Single: $2,999

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Tentative Discover China Itinerary:

Day 1:  San Francisco/Beijing - Your adventure begins as you board a convenient charter bus from Pleasanton to SFO and fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner, crossing the International Date Line.
 

Day 2:  Beijing - You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport in Beijing, the Capital of China, before proceeding to dinner and the hotel. 
 

Day 3: Beijing - Visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. The Summer Palace, known for the Long Corridor with a painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen- Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. Visit the Pearl Factory. Roasted Beijing Duck Dinner is arranged.
 

Day 4: Beijing - Visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000- mile long and 2,000 years old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Enroute visit the Jade Factory. Visit to the Ming Tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. 
 

Day 5: Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou - Morning flight to Shanghai and afternoon tour bus to Suzhou. Afternoon sightseeing to the Tiger Hill, visit to the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, an important local craft with 1,000 years history. 

Day 6: Suzhou/Hangzhou - Morning visit the beautiful Lingering Garden and the Suzhou Silk Factory.  Continue the bus journey to Hangzhou. Visit to Economic Development Zone. 

Day 7: Hangzhou/Shanghai - Visit the Lingyin Temple, the main feature is a 64.3 ft-high camphor-wood carved Buddha. Take a cruise riding on West Lake with relaxing stopovers at jewel-like pagodas. Visit the Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation. Afternoon bus trip to Shanghai.                       
Day 8: Shanghai - Sightseeing includes the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and over- arching trees. Visit the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. Also visit the Bund, a famous waterfront park. Business visit to the Pudong economic development zone. 

Day 9: Shanghai/San Francisco - Morning flight to Beijing for afternoon international departure home to SFO and Pleasanton by charter bus. 


Tentative Terra-Cotta Warriors Itinerary:
Day 1: Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Cross the International Dateline.

Day 2: Beijing - Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Transfer to the hotel after lunch.

Day 3: Beijing - Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for outside views of the National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center. Continue the tour to the Great Wall. Enroute, visit the Jade Factory. The Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit one of the Ming tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged.

Day 4: Beijing - Sightseeing includes the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world; the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. Visit the Pearl Market. The Summer Palace, known for many significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.

Day 5: Beijing/Xi’an - Morning flight to Xi’an. Sightseeing to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Visit the Chinese Lacquer Ware Workshop. Evening entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show.

Day 6: Xi’an - Morning motorcoach to the Terra-Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute, visit the Xi’an Art Ceramic and Terra Cotta Factory. On the way back, visit the Ancient City Wall and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site.

Day 7: Xi’an/Shanghai

Day 8: Shanghai - Visit the Bund, a famous waterfront park, the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. In the Afternoon, enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works, and over-arching trees. Free time to explore the old town bazaar. Visit the Pudong District.

Day 9: Shanghai/Beijing/SFO - Morning flight to Beijing for afternoon international departure home to SFO and Pleasanton by charter bus.

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