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CHINA TOUR

2003 DATES # DAYS EVENT AGES

Aug. 8 - 19

12

Beijing Friendship Series

16 - 18
  
 

BEIJING FRIENDSHIP SERIES
SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY

Day
1

A member of the travel staff will meet you at the gateway airport. After introductions and a short meeting with your teammates, you will board a flight to China. The overnight flight includes meals, movies, and beverage services.

Day
2

Today is “lost” in crossing the International Date Line. However, the time is “regained” on the way home.

Day
3

Arrive Beijing, capital of the most populated country in the world. An afternoon tour features a visit to the Forbidden City, former imperial palace featuring several great halls and hundreds of rooms with great works of art. An afternoon workout provides the chance to loosen up from travel and touring.

Day
4

A large group workout and clinic session for players from all the tournament teams serves as a great way to meet players from other nations and make new friends. In addition, a tour of the Temple of Heaven is scheduled. It was at this temple that the former Emperors used to pray over the rice harvest.

Day
5

Today marks the Opening of the Beijing Friendship Series. In the Opening Ceremonies each team will parade onto the field in Olympic style, complete with banners, speeches and first-pitch activities. After the ceremony you begin round-robin play.

Day
6

Pool play continues today to determine each team’s seeding for the weekend playoff round. This evening, a visit to the Friendship Store offers great shopping for souvenirs.

Day
7

After today’s game, you enjoy a special evening banquet attended by Chinese baseball dignitaries, local players, and coaches. Traditional Peking Duck dinner in downtown Beijing.

Day
8

A day off from baseball today. A full day of touring starts at the section of the Great Wall nearest the city. Climb the steep wall to a point where you can survey the Mongolian Plain. After, lunch at the Ming Tombs restaurant and time to explore the tombs of ancient  Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

Day
9

Today the games of the initial round-robin section of the tournament are played. Tonight you will enjoy a special show by the famed Beijing Acrobatic Troupe.

Day
10

The 2003 Beijing Friendship Series closes today with playoff round games culminating in the championship game. After the championship, a formal awards ceremony will be held, followed by a farewell party and BBQ.

Day
11

Your final day in Beijing includes a visit to the zoo to see the famed pandas. Later, stop at the Children’s Palace for some cultural activities and exchange with Chinese children at their school. The afternoon is spent at the shops and bazaars for final souvenirs.

Day
12

An opportunity for early morning goodbyes to your hosts and then you head to the airport. Depart Beijing for the USA. Arrive home later the same day.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:  

  • Lodging at tourist class or better hotel.  

  • All-you-can-eat full buffet breakfast and dinner.  

  • 8-10 games against top teams from China.

  • Instructional clinics and seminars.

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at the Gateway City.  

  • Ground transportation to all events.  

  • Sightseeing excursions.

  • Staff of college coaches, pro scouts, athletic trainer, and English-speaking administrators.  

  • Secondary medical insurance.  

  • Written evaluation of your skills.  

  • Pro-style uniform (yours to keep). 

  • Ratio of one adult staff member for every 6-7 players.  

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