Away Travel - 2021

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Harbin Snow & Ice Festival

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As one of China's largest winter events, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is a must-see attraction. Each year thousands of workers recreate famous landmarks and other buildings using crystal-clear blocks of ice from the local river. During our three days’ visit, we will view the amazing sculptures in Harbin Ice and Snow World; experience local activities like ice sloping and ice boating on the frozen Songhua River; experience the Russian influences of the region by walking through Central Street and St. Sophia Church; and meet the big cats at the Siberian Tiger Park. 

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Depart: Friday, January 22, 2021

Return: Sunday, January 24, 2021

 

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Tibetan Buddha Festival

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The Tibetan Buddha Festival is a traditional religious festival. It is held from the fifth day of the first month to the sixteenth day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. This year’s festival starts on February 16, 2021.

There are more than one million Tibetans living in northwest China’s Qinghai province. Celebrating the Buddha Festival is one of the most important events among Tibetans. Our tour starts in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, where we will visit the 400-year-old Taer Monastery and Tibetan Museum. Then we will travel to Tongren, 168 km from Xining, where we will celebrate the Tibetan Buddha Festival with the locals, participate in the Grand Buddha worship activity, and appreciate the Tibetan Tangka Painting Art. 

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Depart: Thursday, February 18, 2021 

Return: Sunday, February 21, 2021 

This trip has been CANCELED.

 

 

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Jingdezhen Ceramics

Known as the “Porcelain City”, Jingdezhen was the designated source for all porcelain goods in the Imperial household for over 900 years. It has a history of porcelain making dating back nearly two millennia. The majority of the world’s fine Chinese ceramics dating from that time can be traced to Jingdezhen’s workshops. Today Jingdezhen remains a major source of ceramic goods found around the world.

On this tour we will see the ancient wood-fired kilns, learn the history of China’s fine ceramics, and see contemporary ceramic art studios.

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Depart: April 23, 2021

Return: April 25, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel:Jingdezhen Ceramics Tour 3 days” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Sichuan Panda Tour

Po’s home in the secret panda village only existed in the movie Kung Fu Panda 3. But in Sichuan, there are real homes of the giant panda. We will visit the giant pandas’ homes on this tour, in addition to the nature reserve area in Wolong, and the breeding center in Chengdu. Currently, there are more than one hundred giant pandas living in both homes. We will also discover the UNESCO heritage sites of the picturesque Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System where the giant pandas used to live in ancient times. We will also taste the famous cuisine of Sichuan. The Sichuan Panda Tour is an absolute must!

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Depart: May 2, 2021

Return: May 5, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Sichuan Panda Tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: Christychenmoeller.

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Ningbo weekend tour

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Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities. It was known as a trade city on the Silk Road at least two thousand years ago. Today its port, the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, is among the busiest in the world.

This spring we will visit Ningbo. We will explore one of the oldest libraries in the world, learn the history of this port town, and have a relaxing getaway.

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Depart: May 22, 2021

Return: May 23, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com.  Under subject, type “Travel - Ningbo weekend tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Mount Wuyi and Oolong Tea Tour

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Mount Wuyi, located in China’s southeast province of Fujian, is one of the most beautiful Danxia landforms in China. Listed both as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site and Cultural Site,  Mount Wuyi’s rain forest, mysterious rocks, dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River and tea culture make Mount Wuyi an idyllic destination for both nature and culture lovers.

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Depart: June 11, 2021

Return: June 13, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Mount Wuyi” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: Christychenmoeller.

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Charming Qingdao Weekend Getaway

Located on the southern seaboard of the Shandong peninsula, Qingdao is a nice change from the bustling Chinese mega cities. The Bavarian appearance of the city and its own brewery are attractions for every visitor. On this trip, we will visit Mount Laoshan, one of the birthplaces of Chinese Taoism. We will also enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many beach promenade restaurants, visit the former German governor’s residence, and visit the beer festival, which will round up our weekend in a perfect way.

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Depart: July 23, 2021

Return: July 25, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com.  Under subject, type “Travel - Qingdao Away Travel” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Putuoshan Getaway

Putuoshan is located about 150 km (100 miles) southeast of Shanghai, in Zhejiang Province. It is known as "the purest land in the world" and has some of the most beautiful beaches in China. Join our August getaway to Putuoshan where we will stay at the Landison boutique hotel, enjoy the sunrise or sunset on the beach, and indulge in good food.

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Trip is suitable for children from age 8.

 

Depart: August 2, 2021

Return: August 3, 2021

 

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Putuoshan Getaway” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: ChristyChenMoeller.

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Ningxia Tour – China’s Wine Region

Ningxia is a significant wine-producing region in north-central China. The wide, heavily irrigated valley between the Yellow River and the base of Helan Mountain has proven to be one of China's most promising vineyard areas. A range of wines are made here from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Gernischt, and Chardonnay. Join us as we travel to Yichuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to visit some of the best wineries in Ningxia, probably also in China.

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Depart: September 18, 2021

Return: September 20, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Ningxia Tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: christychenmoeller.

Guilin and Lijiang River Tour

Guilin is a beautiful city located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China. The city is surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and is studded with sheer-sided karst mountains.

On this tour we will take the famous Lijiang River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo County, enjoying the scenic journey along the picturesque Lijiang River. The beauty of the Lijiang River lies in its clear and graceful waters and its curious rock formations.  In Yangshuo we will explore the natural splendors on bike or on foot. In addition to the natural wonders, we will also watch "the Impression of Liu San Jie" music and dance show and discover the distinctive ethnic minority culture.

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Depart: October 22, 2021

Return: October 24, 2021

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Guilin and Lijiang River Tour” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy Chen Moeller, WeChat: ChristyChenMoeller.

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Holiday Shopping Getaway

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching! Have you got Christmas gift ideas for your beloved ones? Shall we go on a shopping tour in Yiwu, one of the oldest and largest small goods trading markets in China? After having had an inspiring and successful shopping tour in May, we would like to repeat the trip and shop for the holidays. We will overnight in a luxury hotel with a spa and also taste the delicious Middle Eastern cuisine in Yiwu. Come and join us on this wonderful holiday shopping getaway!

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Depart: November 16, 2021

Return: November 17, 2021

 

 

Please email SEA@shanghaisea.com. Under subject, type “Travel - Holiday Shopping Getaway” and include your member number, mobile phone number, WeChat ID, and roommate (if applicable). Reservation closing date is when the tour is fully booked. SEA coordinator is Christy.

Holiday Presents