Dynasties of China & Tibet

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OCT. 7-21, 2017 From $4,995
Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, Yangtze River, Shanghai
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Dynasties of China & Tibet

OCT. 7-21, 2017
Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, Yangtze River, Shanghai

Experience the best of mysterious China and enchanting Tibet—two lands whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop of centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. This exceptional, custom-designed and comprehensive 15-day journey encompasses the breadth of China from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World,”  with three nights in seldom-visited “ Sun City”  of Lhasa, through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River and to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai. Enjoy Five-Star accommodations in centrally located hotels in Beijing, Xi’an and Lhasa and in Shanghai’s historic Fairmont Peace Hotel. Aboard the deluxe M.V. Victoria Jenna, cruise for three nights from Chongqing to Yichang. Tour the impressive Three Gorges Dam. Visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Walk along the Great Wall and through Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Visit the ancient capital of Xi’an and view the impressive Terra Cotta Warriors. Explore magnificent Tibetan temples and monasteries, including Potala Palace, former winter residence of the Dalai Lamas, and experience Shanghai’s Bund and Pudong districts, including the Shanghai Museum.

Cost: From $4,995
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Activity Level: Active
Vigorous pace, frequent movement, extensive walking over uneven walking surfaces, hiking, embarking and disembarking Zodiac watercraft and lack of handicap facilities

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Theodore Huters
Asian Languages and Cultures
Ted Huters taught Chinese language and literature for 16 years at UCLA prior to his 2010 retirement, after which he lived for three years in Shanghai, editing the translation journal Renditions. He has published a number of books and articles on modern Chinese literature and culture, most of which are concerned with the massive cultural changes between c. 1890 and 1920. At various points in his life he has lived in Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai, but has resided in Oakland since 2013.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.