Highlights include a Yangtze River cruise onboard the recently renovated Victoria Jenna, a stroll along the Great Wall, a visit to remote Dali where guests will participate in a gluten-free Chinese cooking class with the hotel chef, morning tai chi exercises in the park, pandas at the Chongqing Zoo, the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi'an and dim sum at a Shanghai tea house-all gluten-free.
"Gluten-free dietary needs are becoming increasingly common, while many patrons choose to cut gluten consumption as an optional lifestyle choice," noted Charmaine Lau, operations manager for Pacific Delight Tours. "Navigating remote areas of the world can be intimidating for travelers with special dietary needs. Our unique tours enable gluten-intolerant passengers to travel with confidence and peace of mind."
Escorting the first departure is Bernadette Sheridan, a China travel veteran who hosted celebrity chefs touring China for culinary inspiration and ideas and oversaw numerous gluten-free groups on the Yangtze River and throughout China. She currently resides in the U.S. and works in food science, exploring recipes and ingredients for gluten-free and healthy-choice diets.
The fully escorted program starts at $6,795 per person, based on double occupancy, and features roundtrip international airfare from Newark via Cathay Pacific, all intra-China flights and transfers, deluxe accommodations, private balcony Superior Stateroom on Yangtze River with daily excursions operated by Victoria Cruises, English-speaking local and national guides, sightseeing and cultural performances, taxes and service charges, as well as porterage. A supplement of $2,075 applies to single occupancy.
An early bird discount of $1,000 per couple applies to reservations received by January 31, 2016.
The program features world-class hotels including five-star Shangri-La properties in Beijing and Xi'an, the award-winning Linden Centre in Dali, and the five-star Regal International East Asia Hotel in Shanghai.
Consult your travel agent or contact Pacific Delight Tours at 800-221-7179 for more information. Visit Pacific Delight Tours at www.PacificDelightTours.com.