December 29
Final Schedule for China 2003

Gomberg Kite Productions is in the final stages of organizing our Spring 2003 Kite Tour to China. This is the 7th time we have organized a team and you are welcome to join us!

We are making every effort to provide a comprehensive kite flying and tourist experience while minimizing costs. Join the world famous Weifang International Kite Festival. Fly kites at the Great Wall and Tian'anmen Square. Tour the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Visit kite factories, museums, and craftsman. And all the while, get the "VIP" treatment from our Chinese hosts.

Great Wall

Weifang Parade

New Friends

Big Dragon

Kite Store

Cost for the 12 day package is $1285 for hotels, meals, domestic transportation, guides, and fees. In other words, this covers everything but tips, taxes and shopping.

That's about $108 a day -- less than a modest hotel and three meals in Long Beach or Wildwood.

Air tickets are on your own. My cost on United Airlines was just $882. That is much lower than the average of $1100 we've paid in the past!! Fares will vary depending on where you fly from, but lower air prices mean the total cost for two weeks in China is right around $2200 per person for travel, lodging, and meals.

For more details, check out our last trip. Space is limited. Here is the schedule.

  • Day 1 (April 17) Arrive in Shanghai, Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2 (April 18) Tour Shanghai, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Evening Visit to Shanghai Acrobatic Show
  • Day 3 (April 19) Day Excursion to Suzhou, Boat Ride on Ancient Grand Canal, Visit Classical Private Gardens, Tour Silk Factory and Silk Embroidery Institute
  • Day 4 (April 20) Morning flight to Weifang, Festival Opening Ceremonies and Extravaganza
  • Day 5 (April 21) International Kite-flying Competition, Awards Ceremony
  • Day 6 (April 22) Tour Traditional Kitemaking Factories, Visit Rural Village
  • Day 7 (April 23) Morning train to Qingdao, Sightseeing And Shopping
  • Day 8 (April 24) Opening Ceremony, International Kite Flying on Beach
  • Day 9 (April 25) Morning flight to Beijing, Tian'anmen Square Kite-flying, Tour The Forbidden City
  • Day 10 (April 26) Tour Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Pearl Farm, Evening at Peking Opera
  • Day 11 (April 27) Climb the Great Wall, Visit Ming Tombs, Peking Duck Banquet
  • Day 12 (April 28) Free Morning, Depart Beijing

This trip is open to interested kiters, kite club members, and their families. It is not a commercial tour organized by a travel company. We are not travel agents and make no profit on these trips other than a portion of our own cost.

We realize two thousand bucks is a lot of money. But we also know you couldn't go to Cincinnati for two weeks and pay that little for meals and hotels. If you'd like to join us, drop me a note. We'd love to have you along!

We've just added a bunch of new stuff to the Factory Outlet. You should check it out!

Meanwhile, we have a good supply of the new 25 foot Geckos in stock. So to help celebrate the new year, we'll mark them down 20% from $450 to just $360.

Been dreaming of one? Now's the time to call!

Gecko

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