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March 3, 2010
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IMPERIAL TOURS SETS 2010 ‘FAMILY TOUR’ DEPARTURE & PRICING
FOR LUXURY ESCORTED GROUP PROGRAM IN CHINA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 3, 2010) Imperial Tours, the leading luxury tour operator based in China, has set the 2010 date and pricing for its annual escorted group Family Tour.

Ideal for families (with young kids to teenagers), the 11-night Family Tour takes travelers

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March 1, 2010
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TravelpulseAfter nearly three days in Beijing, my Imperial Tours travel agent fam trip moved to Xian, site of the famous Terracotta warriors and the original seat of the Chinese empire. The Terracotta warriors, of course, are one of China’s most famous attractions, though they were discovered only late in the last century. But I found there is much more to Xian than the clay-figure warriors themselves.

We began our journey with a short flight (under two hours) from Beijing to Xian. A note on air tra

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March 1, 2010
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TravelPulse LogoBy James Shillinglaw

After two days visiting some of the iconic sights of Beijing, including the Forbidden City and Great Wall, our Imperial Tours fam trip spent a final half day visiting the famous Summer Palace in the outskirts of the city. Beijing was still cold but the weather had turned clear as we left the Raffles Beijing by bus to drive through the wide boulevards of the city.

We passed massive government buildings, high-rise corporate headquarters and traditional “hutong” c

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March 1, 2010
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By James Shillinglaw

TravelPulse LogoNow I have to admit the title of this column may be a little misleading. No, I didn’t exactly go skiing on the Great Wall of China, but I did slip on the snow and ice a bit as I hiked the steep path along the top of the wall. And I did take a cable car up the mountain to a place where we could access the wall (minus my skis, of course).

It was a beautiful but cold morning last week in Beijing as we left the Raffles Beijing aboard our small bus for the hour-plus trip

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March 1, 2010
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By James Shillinglaw

TravelpulseIt wasn’t quite the sight I would have expected. Heavy wet snow was falling on Beijing as we walked along Chang’An Avenue, the main boulevard that leads to the famed Tiananmen Square and the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. This ancient complex of palaces, courtyards, gates and gardens, perhaps Beijing’s greatest attraction, was turned into a winter wonderland that seemed to surprise even the city’s residents.

After nearly 20 years in travel, th

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