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Tauck has added three new itineraries to its portfolio of Asian journeys, increasing the total number of land and cruise itineraries in Asia to nine for 2013. These comprise an 11-day exploration of China, a 17-day journey in Northern India and Nepal and a 16-day land and sea exploration of Southeast Asia featuring the new luxury small ship, Le Soleal.
“The Best of China” itinerary includes visits to a number of iconic bucket list sites, complemented with insider and off-the-beaten-path experiences that independent travelers would be hard-pressed to arrange on their own.
“Many of the sites on our new China itinerary are must-see highlights, from the Great Wall and the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square and the Terra-Cotta Warriors,” said Dan Mahar, CEO of Tauck. “We’ve included each of these places in The Best of China [itinerary], but we’re also going deeper to include unique experiences that add depth, perspective and enrichment.”
For instance, while seeing the Terra-Cotta in Xian, Tauck guests will visit with the site’s director of conservation. Guests will also learn about the delicate art of silk embroidery during a museum visit, enjoy an introduction to Feng Shui and hold a baby panda at a panda breeding and research center in Chengdu.
Tauck’s first departures begin this spring, with additional departures this summer and into October. Included in the price are all accommodations, ground transportation, all sightseeing and entertainment, most meals, airport transfers, luggage handling and more. The price is from $4,395 per person, based on double occupancy, plus international and on-tour air.
In addition to The Best of China itinerary, Tauck is also introducing two other new itineraries in Asia this year. The 17-day Northern India & Nepal itinerary includes multiple game drives in India’s Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks, and a 16-day Treasures of Southeast Asia land and sea exploration of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore is centered around an 11-day cruise onboard Le Soleal.
Tauck’s Asian portfolio also includes the 16-day China, the Yangtze River & Hong Kong itinerary, a pair of land journeys in Southeast Asia, an 18-day itinerary in India, a two-week journey through Japan and the 12-day Turkey: Land of Contrasts itinerary.