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Tour: Ceramics China, May 27 to June 10, 2012, 15 days, $4,750, per person, Shanghai, Yixing, Hangzhou, Longquan, Jingdezhen and Beijing, ($50 off for signed before March 15, 2012). The cost may vary if you return to a city other than San Francisco.
Cost Included: International round-trip air tickets, in-country transportation, lodging, (Additional $800 for single supply), three meals a day, and tour guides/interpreters. ($1500 international round airfare deduction if you bought your own ticket.)
Cost Excluded: Visa application, US-domestic flights, telephone call, internet, tips to the tour guide and driver, personal expenses. Please buy your own travel insurance.
This itinerary is designed for both professional ceramic artists and art lovers.
Three Traditional Ceramic Production Areas: The Teapot Town of Yixing, the Caledon Village of Longquan and the Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen. We will mail you a book ¡§Chinese Ceramic Cultural Sites-A Travelers¡¦ Handbook¡¨ which introduce about the details of each location,
Day 1, depart from San Francisco
Day 2, arrive in Shanghai in the evening next day
Day 3, tour in Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and the Antique Market, cruise on the Huangpu River in the evening
Day 4, tour in Shanghai, art galleries and site seeing
Day 5, bus to Yixing (3 hours), tour in Yixing in the afternoon. Visit local national masters' studios. Day 6, tour in Yixing. Qianshu Ancient Dragon Kiln site, Yixing Ceramics Museum, and Teapot Market
Day 7, bus to Hangzhou (2 hours), tour around West Lake
Day 8, bus to Longquan (4 and half hours), Visit local national masters' studios.
Day 9, tour in Longquan, (Longquan Celadon Museum)
Day 10, bus to Jingdezhen (3 and half hours), tour at Ancient Porcelain Factory
Day 11, tour in Jingdezhen, and site seeing
Day 12, flight to Beijing
Day 13, tour in Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City/Ancient Palace Museum, Art Galleries Day 14, tour in Beijing, Panjiayuan Antique (Ghost) Market, Great Wall
Day 15, depart from Beijing, arrive San Francisco on the same day in US local time