Beijing Opera
Beijing Opera

Alumni Association to host March trip to Beijing

By Marcia Mattingly
Office of Alumni Programs

(Oct. 7, 2005)--The UTSA Alumni Association will sponsor another unique trip for UTSA alumni, staff, students and friends -- this time to Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. The departure from San Antonio is March 9 with a six-night stay in the historical and fascinating Chinese city.

Spend eight days and six nights on guided tours of the Great Wall, Peking Opera, a rickshaw tour, and a sightseeing tour of the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace Royal Garden and the Beijing Zoo.

An informational meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the John Peace Library Building Room 4.03.12, the former Regents' Room. For planning purposes, register for the meeting by calling (210) 458-4133 or e-mailing

With 13 meals provided, costs for the tour are $1,799 per person, double occupancy, and $2,099 per person, single occupancy. A deposit of $350 per person is required upon reservation. Final payment is due Jan. 8, 2006. A 100-percent refund can be provided until 90 days before departure.

Travelers can reserve one of two optional tour extensions: a pre-tour trip from Beijing to Tibet, "The Roof of the World," or a post-tour excursion from Beijing to Hong Kong. The cost on each trip will be quoted separately.

For details, itineraries and reservation forms, visit the UTSA Alumni Programs Web site.

To learn about other exciting travel programs at the UTSA Alumni Association Web site or call (210) 458-4133.

For more information, contact Marcia Mattingly at (210) 458-7225 or (210) 458-4133.

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