As the leading U.S. tour operator with over 90 years of experience and vacations to all 7 continents, you can count on Collette Vacations to introduce you to the incredible sights and experiences of Asia and United offers more flights between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region than any other airline and has been doing so for over 20 years. Collette is proud to partner with United and invites you to experience the comfort and tranquility of United Business ® class on your next trip to Asia. Upgrade from the United Economy® class fare to United Business class and enjoy priority check-in and boarding, access to Red Carpet Club® and/or Star Alliance® lounge, and spacious seating with gourmet meal service and complimentary premium beverages. You’ll arrive feeling refreshed and ready to go! Your Collette Tour Manager will guide you through the breathtaking attractions and some of the world’s most advanced, modern cities in exotic Asia with its thousand -year-old cultures and will accompany you throughout your trip. Cont...
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BEST OF CHINA CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER THAILAND – ANCIENT CAPITALS & COUNTRYSIDE JAPAN’S HIDDEN TREASURES
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Cont… Thailand offers an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and the ruins of ancient kingdoms ready for you to explore. Discover the land of the rising sun, Japan, on a Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures learning vacation, where expert guest lecturers enhance your journey with discussions that explore the history, culture and modern life of this fascinating country. And fascinating China presents a wealth of experiences including a walk along the Great Wall, a cruise on the Yangtze River, a visit to the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and so much more! Collette’s well-paced itineraries include must-see sightseeing and free time to explore on your own. And with so many things included, a Collette Vacations tour is an unbeatable choice for value!
Featured Asia Vacations BEST OF CHINA 14 days ● 28 meals Starting at $1899* Highlights: Beijing ● The Great Wall ● Peking Opera ● Rickshaw Tour ● Xian ● Terra-Cotta Warriors ● Guilin ● Reed Flute Caves ● Li River Boat Cruise ● Tea Plantation ● Shanghai ● Acrobatic Show ● Suzhou ● National History Museum Peek into the past, present, and future of China on this comprehensive tour of a diverse country with an amazing history. This tour weaves the best and major sites with personal experiences — from a walk on the Great Wall to a private Tai Chi lesson. Explore the ancient water village of Suzhou, where you’ll enjoy a boat cruise along its Grand Canal. From the sleepy Li River to vibrant Shanghai with its futuristic skyline, a trip to China is unforgettable.
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On all of Collette’s tours, all of the hotels and accommodations; ground transportation —be it motorcoach, ferry or elephant; many meals and unique dining experiences; admissions to museums and attractions; and knowledgeable local guides are all included. There’s no need to worry about language or custom barriers. A seasoned professional tour manager accompanies your group every step of the way, taking care of all the details, answering all their questions, so they are free to explore the wonders Asia will reveal.
CRUISING THE YANGTZE RIVER 16 days ● 38 meals Starting at $1999* Highlights: Shanghai ● Acrobatic Show ● Yangtze River Cruise ● The Three Gorges ● Guilin ● Reed Flute Caves ● Xian ●Terra-Cotta Warriors ● Beijing ● Peking Opera Show ● The Great Wall ● Rickshaw Tour Experience China’s marvels, ancient and modern, rural and cosmopolitan, on this fantastic 16-day tour that features a relaxing 4-night cruise up the Yangtze River. Float by the dramatic scenery of the Three Gorges. Marvel at the 7,000 warriors in the life-size
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Featured Asia Vacations cont… THAILAND – ANCIENT CAPITALS & COUNTRYSIDE E NJOY A LL 14 days ● 27 meals Starting at $1499* O F T HESE Highlights: F EATURES : Bangkok ● Ayutthaya ● Sukhothai ● Golden Triangle ● Laos ● Hall of Opium ● Chiang Mai ● Elephant Camp ● Night Market From admiring the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, to a lazy cruise on the Mekong River, this 14- day journey through Thailand provides endless moments of wonder and discovery. Visit the baby elephants at the Maesa Elephant Camp nursery, where they charm and delight visitors as they paint, dance and play music. Test your bargaining skills at Chiang Mai’s famous night market in the cool of the evening and discover a cache of treasures from all over Southeast Asia. Explore Bangkok’s exotic and ornate Grand Palace, the royal residence where schoolteacher Anna Leonowens lived. Her story inspired the well-loved musical, The King and I. Enjoy three nights at a Chiang Rai resort on a scenic Mae Kok river island.
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JAPAN’S HIDDEN TREASURES 13 days ●18 meals Starting at $3799*
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Highlights: Tokyo ● Hakone ● Nagano ● Takayama ● Kanazawa ● Otsu ● Kyoto ● Nara
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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures offers the best valuepriced learning vacations worldwide. These custom-crafted tours are created for adventurous travelers who seek the thrill of discovery and learning, combined with flexibility and economical rates. And local expert speakers really make the difference between simply seeing, and truly understanding, the destination. Discover how Japan has undergone centuries of transformations. Spend a full day exploring Kyoto's incredible Gardens, Temples and Castles. Visit Miho Museum, an award-winning I.M. Pei designed architectural wonder, nestled into a hillside and discover its incredible collection of antiquities. Travel through the silk producing villages Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn how to make pickles and enjoy a local lunch of soba noodles and tempura at a wasabi farm. Three guest lecturers provide fascinating background on Japan’s history, Geisha life, and the restoration of the Byodoin Temple.
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