The final orientation meeting for those interested in learning more about the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council introductory tour to China is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harbor Christian Church, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. The meeting will be the last chance to register for the 2010 tour.
This is the council's seventh trip to China. More than 850 youths and adults have been on previous council tours of the People's Republic. The Oct. 14-22 trip to Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai is open to members of the faith communities, service club members and the general public.
The $1,999 tour package includes round-trip airfare, double occupancy stays at 4- or 5-star hotels, three meals per day (except for one dinner on your own), deluxe bus tours, English-speaking tour guides, admission to tourist spots, a day at the World Expo in Shanghai, and airport tax. A side trip to Xi'an to visit the Terracotta Warriors is an additional $450. Single-room occupancy for the entire trip is available at an additional $450, and a round-trip upgrade to business class on international flights costs $4,500.