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Posted 01/02/2018

TWINNING TRIP TO WEIHAI 2018

To celebrate over 30 years of friendship with Cheltenham’s Chinese twin town of Weihai and 20 years since the two towns were officially ‘twinned’, a trip to Weihai is being organised in the autumn of this year.

The visit which will be led by the Mayor of Cheltenham, will be open to anyone to participate in and I would welcome receiving expressions of interest from anyone who might be interested in joining the trip and receiving further detailed information.

Information to date:
• A 9 / 10 day trip during the second half of October 2018, (from 15 Oct onwards).
• BA flight to Beijing and onward to Weihai
• 4 nights (3 full days) in Weihai, with a tailor-made programme arranged by the Municipality of Weihai
• Accommodation in a 3 / 4 star hotel in both Weihai and Beijing
• Bullet train journey from Weihai to Beijing.  This is a 6 hour journey during the day time.
• 3 nights (2 full days) in Beijing with organised tours to the principal sightseeing places, including the Great Wall of China.
• BA return flight to UK
OR  anyone wishing to extend their trip and visit other places in China, would be put in touch with the travel agent to make their own onward arrangements from Beijing.

Cost : Around £1,700 per person based on a twin share (approx. £230 single supplement)
Price is dependent on numbers, exact timing of trip, hotels selected etc, but does include:
• International return flight to Beijing with BA
• Transfers and transport in China to/from Weihai (flying one way, train the other)
• Hotel rooms for twin share in Beijing and Weihai, including breakfasts.  (Some other meals may be included, still to be arranged)
• Tours in Beijing and a programme in Weihai (there may be some additional costs towards transport costs and the programme in Weihai – still to be arranged)
• Visas
Excludes: Other meals; Insurance; Tips; Personal spending

The trip is subject to a minimum of 10 people travelling together and at this stage the price and itinerary are all subject to change.   However, if this is of interest to you and you would like to receive further details, please email Annette.wight@cheltenham.gov.uk with your expression of interest by Friday 9 February 2018.  There is no commitment at this stage.

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