TOURS TO CHINA:
Among those offering China packages are the following. Fares are based on double occupancy:
China Focus is promoting its 12-day "Historic China" tour for a base price of $999 for the next available departure date, March 7. The March 21, 28 and 30 departures are $1,099. The base fare increases to $1,119 in April. All meals and sightseeing are included. For information: (800) 868-7244, http://www.chinafocustravel.com.
Uniworld has a 10-day tour to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai with a Jan. 28 departure for a base fare of $1,398. Included are air fare and deluxe hotels. Some sightseeing excursions are optional. The price increases to $1,598 in March. For information: (800) 360-9550, http://www.uniworld.com.
Pacific Delight Tours has availability Feb. 6 for its 13-day package to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai with a day excursion to Suzhou. The base price is $1,510 on United Airlines, $1,530 on Northwest. The March 6 and 20 departures are $1,560 on United and $1,530 on Northwest. Hotels are four-star. Breakfasts and some lunches but no dinners are included. (800) 221-7179, http://www.pacificdelighttours.com.
TO LEARN MORE:
China National Tourist Office, 600 W. Broadway, Suite 320, Glendale, CA 91204; (818) 545-7507, fax (818) 545-7506, http://www.cnto.org.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times