Combination Land & Cruise Tour Priced From $3,469 Air Inclusive

Glenside, PA – February 27, 2006 "” The State Department recently ranked China #6 on its list of top international destinations for travel by U.S. residents. In fact, 1.8 million Americans visited China in 2004. Since Gutsy Women Travel has been receiving an ever-increasing number of requests by women who want to visit China on a well-organized experiental tour, the company is now offering a 16-day “China & Yangtze River” tour and cruise that features the most popular destinations in the region.

Tour Highlights
This tour combines city stays with a cruise down China’s legendary Yangtze River aboard the Victoria Star. Cities visited include Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xian, and Guilin. What makes the program truly unique is that in addition to seeing the popular sights and attractions of the area, travelers will also meet with several local women’s groups and women’s officials in a comfortable setting to discuss world, family, and personal issues and visit a local kindergarten (time permitting).
Other significant experiences include:
"¢ View the magnificent Three Gorges Dam
"¢ Cruise to the Small Three Gorges
"¢ Banquet and show at the Tang Dynasty Theater
"¢ Walk on the Great Wall of China
"¢ Forbidden City and Summer Palace
"¢ Tian An Men Square and Imperial Palace
"¢ Ming Tombs
"¢ Temple of Heaven
Hong Kong Tour

This tour includes the following:

"¢ Flights from Los Angeles to Beijing, Hong Kong to Los Angeles.
"¢ Intra-China flights
"¢ 3 nights hotel accommodation in Beijing
"¢ 4 night cruise on the Victoria Star
"¢ 2 nights accommodation in Xian
"¢ 2 nights accommodation in Guilin
"¢ 3 nights accommodation in Hong Kong
"¢ 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

Other departure cities are available.
The price for the tour based upon departure from Los Angeles is from $3,469. Departure dates for 2006 are June 13 and September 19.

Shares For Single Travelers
According to April Merenda, President and Co-Founder of Gutsy Women Travel, “We have been experiencing a growing interest in women wanting to travel to China and also inquiring if we offer share opportunities to offset single supplements.” Merenda notes that Gutsy Women Travel takes requests for shares and is usually successful in matching up travelers to share.
About Gutsy Women Travel

Gutsy Women Travel, a division of Gate 1 Travel and a member of USTOA, offers a fabulous array of domestic and international tours designed specifically by women for women and their unique interests. From Sedona to South America and Alaska to the Amalfi Coast, women from all walks of life come together to enjoy an incredibly distinctive travel experience that is exclusively Gutsy Women Travel. It's about broadening horizons, feeding an inner desire to travel, and creating new friendships with other gutsy women! There's never been a better time to be bold, be adventurous, be spontaneous, and just, be gutsy!

For further information, please email For reservations, call (866) IMGUTSY.


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