Music Exchange Program to China
Concert Band &Orchestra Band& Choir Performing Tour
Cost Estimate and Inclusions
Tour Prices for the 2009/2010 Music Exchange Program to China:
Itinerary Dates And Places Low Season
High Season
#1 Great Wall & The Bird’s Nest Beijing
Promotional Price:$1799 Promotional Price:$1899
#2 Great Wall & Sea Tour Beijing & Qinhuangdao
10 Days
Promotional Price:$2,199 Promotional Price:$2,399
#3 Great Wall & Oriental Pearl Tour Beijing & Shanghai 10 Days Promotional Price:$2,499 Promotional Price:$2,699
#4 Great Wall & Terra Cotta Warriors Tour Beijing & Xi'an 10 Days Promotional Price:$2,499 Promotional Price:$2,699
#5 Ancient Capitals Tour Beijing & Xi'an
14 Days
Promotional Price:$2,699 Promotional Price:$2,899
#6 Great Wall & Garden Cities Tour Beijing, Suzhou , Hangzhou 14 Days Promotional Price:$2,699 Promotional Price:$2,899
#7 Splendid China Tour Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai Promotional Price:$2,999 Promotional Price:$3,199
All itineraries can be found at http://www.canadatj.com/TJPrograms/MusicTourstoChina.shtml

All prices are per person and shown in Canadian dollars, and based on double occupancy and a minimum group size of 25 paying passengers. Airline surcharges for holiday travel may apply. A $1,000 deposit is requested upon registration. The remaining balance needs to be paid on or before two months of departure date. All cheques should be made payable to Tianjiao International Education Group (Canada) Ltd. Receipts will be issued for all payments.

This price includes the following:


The roundtrip international airfares to and from Vancouver & domestic airfares within China


Cultural exchange activities including Taiji lesson, Chinese
Calligraphy lesson and making Beijing Dumplings


4 or 5 - star accommodation and full buffet breakfast daily


Arrangement of 2 – 4 performances based on length of trip


Admission fees to all sites and events listed in itinerary


All meals listed in itinerary


All ground transportation within China (new chartered bus)

8. English speaking tour guides


Tour price does NOT include the following:
1. GST (5%) Tax
2. Travel Visa to China
3. Instrument Rental in China*
4. Transportation to and from destinations outside of Vancouver
5. Storage and safekeeping of music instruments
6. Fees for optional excursions listed in the itinerary
*Tianjiao does not take responsibility for any and all musical equipment rented in China

Please submit the following within 30 days of registration:


Biographical information on the performing group and director


Preliminary list of music to be performed (in order) with titles and composers/arrangers


Photos of the performing group (A Jpeg file is preferred)


Family Policy: We invite and encourage family members to join the students and teachers on this cultural experience. There are no limitations for the number of family members that can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, so feel free to bring the entire family. The cost to bring family members or guests is $200 CDN plus tax in addition to the total  price of the trip


One complimentary spot for every 20 paying participants.

D. Single Room Occupancy:  For a single occupancy room, an additional charge of $300/5N, $480/8N, $720/12N CDN will apply. Unless specified, all travelers will be placed in a double occupancy room with another group member.
E. Airline baggage policy: Each airline company has different guidelines for their baggage policy. Tianjiao currently uses Air Canada, China Air and China Eastern Airlines. Please check individual Airline’s baggage information for more information. During pre-departure meetings, Tianjiao’s staff will explain all necessary baggage procedures depending on the airlines used for both international and domestic flights (where applicable).
F. Travel Visa for China: Vancouver Consulate General of People’s Republic of China: 1338 West Broadway; Tel: (604) 734-7492; Operating Hours: 9:00am-1:00pm from Monday to Friday. For a normal visa request you will need one recent passport-sized photograph, a valid passport and the completed visa application form. The fee for one entry travel visa costs $50. It usually takes 7 business days to process your visa application. There is also an express visa service, where you may obtain your visa the same day at a higher cost and all express requests must be done before 11:00 am. Please note that the Chinese Visa Section is very busy and there is a long wait if you arrive late. There is an application form that must be completed beforehand. This application form can be downloaded from the website of Visa section of the Chinese consulate or you can ask us to send you one by fax. Applications by mail are no longer accepted.
G. Visa Application Service: We can provide visa application service for people who are not able to show up to the Vancouver Consulate General of People’s Republic of China. If you need visa application service, please send in your signed application form, your passport which is valid for at least 6 months after the departure date, one passport-sized photo, and a cheque by mail. The total cost is $100 including visa application fee (not including express visa service), service fee, and express mail fee to send back your passport and visa. Please contact us for further details.
H. Optional Excursions: Acrobatic Show and The Art of Kung fu Show are special options for all tours. Each costs $20 per person which includes admission and transportation. Please send in e-mail to Tianjiao to make reservations prior to departure date. Cheques can be mailed in after the reservation is confirmed by e-mail.
I. When a reservation is cancelled, the following cancellation charges will apply:

More than 90 days before departure


89 days to 61 days before departure

30% of the listed tour fare

60 days to 30 days before departure

70% of the listed tour fare

29 days or less before departure(Including no-shows or cancellation after the departure date)

100% of the listed tour fare

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