MacAstroTours

Overview

MacAstro Tours has arranged successful low budget tours in NSW and overseas for members, always with an an astronomy theme.

Tours are open to members, their family and friends. Three future tours are being planned, to Parkes; China; and USA.

Members and others wishing to travel with us should read our Tours Policy > Here <

 


 

China Tour

2019

 


Tour Type: Private & customised tour.
Tour Route:  Beijing, Xinglong, Xi'an, Guiyang, Lijiang, Shanghai.
Tour Dates: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - Monday, 29 May 2019
Vehicle: private air-conditioned vehicle and licensed driver.
Guide Service: private English-speaking guide.
Group Size: 19 members, partners and friends have confirmed bookings (Now closed)


Tentative Day by day itinerary: 

Day 1 Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Arrival / Beijing 
Flight: Flight, arranged on your own (as of today’s date approx. AU$550 return).
Accommodation: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel (Deluxe 4 star), Superior Room.
Activities for today: Transportation from the airport to the hotel (Beijing).

Day 2 Thursday, 16 May 2019

Beijing.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel (Deluxe 4 star), Superior Room.
Activities today: Visit Dr YC Zheng and Roberto Soria. Look at astronomical museum etc.

Day 3 Friday, 17 May 2019

Beijing.
Accommodation: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch (allowance CNY65/adult).
Activities for today: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Longing Pearl Store.
Night show: Golden Mask Dynasty per person, Zone B, Middle Seat (Left, Middle, Right) on First Floor.


Day 4 Saturday, 18 May 2019

Beijing.
Accommodation: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch (allowance CNY65/adult).
Activities for today: Great Wall(Mutianyu Section), Mutianyu Cable Car (round way), Chang Tomb.


Day 5 Sunday, 19 May 2019

Beijing.
Transfer via: Private vehicle, arranged by Odyssey Tours.
Accommodation: Beijing Novotel Peace Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.
Activities for today: Xinglong Observatory.
Note: it is about 4 hours one way from Beijing to Xinglong, if you only pay a visit, then time is enough to drive back to Beijing. If not, you have to stay overnight nearby Xinglong.  (to be confirmed with Roberto Soria).

Day 6 Monday, 20 May 2019

Beijing / Xi'an.
Transfer via: High speed G train, first class seat, arranged by Odyssey Tours(G87,14:00-18:40).
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xian (Deluxe 4 star), Superior Room.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch (allowance CNY65/adult).
Activities for today: Summer Palace (included boat cruise), Transportation to the railway station (Beijing), Transportation from the railway station to the hotel (Xian).

Day 7 Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Xi'an.
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel Xian.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch (allowance CNY55/adult).
Activities for today: Terracotta Warriors , Jade Gallery, The Ancient City Walls.

Day 8 Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Xi'an / Guiyang.
Transfer via: Bullet D train, first class seat, arranged by Odyssey Tours(D1701,08:00-15:41).
Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown (Deluxe 4 star), Superior Room.
Meals: Breakfast.
Activities for today: Transportation to the railway station (Xian), Transportation from Railway station to Hotel (Guiyang).

Day 9 Thursday, 23 May 2019

Guiyang.
Accommodation: Days Hotel (Deluxe 4 star), Standard Room.
Meals: Breakfast, Set menu lunch.
Activities for today: Pintang FAST Telescope.
Note: about 2 hours drive from Guiyang.

Day 10 Friday, 24 May 2019

Guiyang / Lijiang
Transfer via: Flight, economy class, arranged by Odyssey Tours(Duration: 2 hours).
Accommodation: Gemini Skyfarm, standard Room.
Meals: Breakfast.
Activities for today: Transportation from Hotel to Airport, Transportation from Airport to Hotel (Nanjing).

Day 11 Saturday, 25 May 2019

Lijiang.
Accommodation: Gemini Skyfarm.
Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch.
Activities for today: Lijiang Observatory and local mountains and rivers

Day 12 Sunday, 26 May 2019

Lijiang / Shanghai.
Transfer via: High speed G train, first class seat, arranged by Odyssey Tours.
Accommodation: Sunrise on The Bund (Deluxe 4 star), Deluxe Room.
Meals: Breakfast, Set menu lunch.
Activities for today: Confucius Temple, Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Transportation to the Railway Station(Nanjing), Transportation from railway station to hotel (Shanghai).

Day 13 Monday, 27 May 2019
Shanghai: Local touring

Day 14 Tuesday 28 May 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transfer via: Flight, arranged on your own.                                                                                                                                                                                   Meals: Breakfast.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Activities for today: Shopping, Maglev to airport (Shanghai).

 

 

 


 

 

 

USA Tour

2021

Visiting JPL and could be combined with a Space X launch. 
Estimate: $4000+ each needed. 

 

 

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