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Tour Information and Evening Program
Great Wall - Lunch - Ming Tombs 
08:30-17:30, 15/17 July, 2014
Price:USD 55
The Great Wall, which is said the only man-maid object visible from the moon. The Great Wall of China is an ancient Chinese fortification built by different kingdoms to protect China from raids by the Mongols and Turkic tribes.
The Ming Tombs are a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming Emperors. The underground burial chamber of Ming Emperor Wanli is open to the public since the excavation in 1956.
Forbidden City - Lunch - Hutong Tour  
08:30-17:30,  16 July, 2014
Price:USD 60
The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in the world and was the political center of China for nearly 500 years.
We strongly recommend the Hutong tour; it is a tour on an old style rickshaw in the old city residential areas. It is the place where you can experience the local culture traditional Chinese life.
Temple of Heaven - Lunch – Summer Palace
08:30-17:30,  17 July, 2014
Price:USD 55
The Temple of Heaven of is where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped God and prayed for good harvest.
The Summer Palace is the best-kept existing royal garden in Beijing. The design gives prominence to the Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake.
Peking Opera
17:30-22:00,   15 July, 2014 
Price:USD 45
Peking Opera, more commonly known as Peking opera to westerners, is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are all fascinating and artistic. Full of Chinese cultural facts, the opera presents to the audience an encyclopedia of Chinese culture as well as unfolding stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures and acrobatic fighting.
Acrobatics Show   
18:00-22:00,  17 July, 2014  
Price:USD 45
Chinese Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labor and self-defense skills, which people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time.
1. The local tours and evening Program fees include air-conditioning coach, English-speaking guide, and admission fees. Children Under 11 years old pay half price.
2. Please be in the lobby of the China National Convention Center five minutes earlier before departure time. 
3. For the Local Tours and evening program, the participants could make the booking on site when you register the conference on July 13, 2014. The travel service desk will be just next to the registration counter.

Optional Tours and Excursions

Daily except Monday

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. We will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). We will then continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).

We will visit the Acropolis hill where the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens stand:  The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally, the Parthenon a monument that "puts order in the mind" and where harmony between material and spirit is at its most potent and fascinating manifestation.

Then we will continue to visit the place where at last the statues of the Parthenon found their home and to admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum.
Half day tour Daily Service - Dep. 08:30 - Arrival. 13:30 approx.

Tour Dates: 8/7, 9/7, 10/7, 12/7, 13/7, 14/7, 15/7, 16/7, 17/7

Price: 60€


Cape Sounion in the afternoon -  Daily

We will drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the most southern point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Posseidon stand. On the way you have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. Apart form its historical importance Sounion offers the most breath taking views in the Attica region. After visiting the Temple of Posseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion. Late in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to enjoy the majestic sunset which paints the landscape and the ancient ruins with wonderful colours.
Half day tour Daily Service - Dep. 15:00 - Arrival. 19:00 approx.

Tour Dates: from 8/7 to 17/7

Price: 40€


We will drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes related with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova, famous for its colourful rugs and carpets (short stop). Arrival at Delphi, the centre of the Ancient world - the “Omphalos” (Navel) of the Earth - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. We will visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum which houses such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Lunch will be served at a taverna in Delphi. We will return to Athens in the early evening.
One day tour Daily Service - Dep. 08:45 - Dep. 19:00 approximately

Tour Dates: from 8/7 to 17/7

Price: 85€

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

We will drive on to Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides- the city “rich in gold” of the ancient poets. (we will visit the Lion´s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs etc.). We will depart for the town of Nafplion through the fertile plain of Argolis, the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. After lunch we leave for Epidaurus to visit the theatre (4th century B.C.) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Arrival in Athens is expected in the early evening.
One day tour.
Every Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday - Dep. 08:45 - Dep. 19:00 approx.

Tour Dates: 3/7, 9/7, 12/7, 14/7, 16/7

Price: 85€

ONE DAY CRUISE Hydra-Poros-Aegina -  Daily

In the morning we will take you by bus, from Athens to Piraeus for your embarkation to the cruise boat. We will depart for the island of Hydra at 08.30 hrs, and our expected arrival time is 11.45 hrs. There will be free time for a walk through the narrow pathways of the island and have the opportunity to do window shopping at the local pretty shops. At 13.30 hrs, embarkation and sail for Aegina past through the picturesque island of Poros and the Peloponnese seashore. Lunch will be served on board during the voyage. At 15.30 hrs, we arrive at Aegina the biggest island of the Saronic Gulf with the 3.000 years of history, beautiful landscapes and golden beaches. There you will have time for leisure. We will embark for our return voyage to the Pireaus port at 18.00 hrs.
One day cruise, Daily Service - Dep. 08:00 - Dep. 19:15 approximately.

Tour Dates: from 8/7 to 17/7

Price: 90€

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