Off-Season Asia

Ritz Tours offers clients savings on escorted programs

By: J.L. Erickson

Offering travelers the opportunity to experience the intrigue of some of Asia’s most exciting destinations during the off-season, Ritz Tours has introduced value-added escorted programs for winter 2005-06 with savings of up to 25 percent.

Among the specials is Asia in a Week, in which Ritz Tours combines three nights in Tokyo with three nights in Hong Kong, Bangkok or Beijing. Packages include roundtrip trans-pacific air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport-hotel transfers, sightseeing, meals and entertainment. Prices start at $1,199 plus taxes per person, double, for departures through the end of 2005.

 Hong Kong in a Week features roundtrip trans-pacific air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport-hotel transfers, daily American buffet breakfast at the hotel and a half-day sightseeing tour. The itinerary provides free time with prices starting at $999 plus taxes per person, double, for daily departures from Nov. 1 through the end of the year.

The 10-day China Discovery journey takes travelers to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The tour includes roundtrip trans-pacific air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco, intra-China airfare, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport-hotel transfers, various sightseeing, meals and entertainment. Prices start at $1,299 plus taxes per person, double, for departures dates Dec. 1, 15, 22 and 29; Jan. 12, and 26; Feb. 2 and 16; and Mar. 2.

For travelers looking to discover Beijing, Ritz Tours’ Beijing in a Week winter special features roundtrip trans-pacific air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport-hotel transfers, daily American buffet breakfast at the hotel, and sightseeing. Prices start at $777 plus taxes per person, double, for departures every Saturday between Nov. 19 and Mar. 25.

Two of China’s most compelling destinations come together in the Beijing & Shanghai in a Week itinerary, which includes roundtrip trans-pacific air transportation from Los Angeles or San Francisco, airfare from Beijing to Shanghai, hotel accommodations, roundtrip airport-hotel transfers, various sightseeing, meals and entertainment. Prices start at $888 plus taxes per person, double, for departures every Saturday between Nov. 19, 2005 and Mar. 25.

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