CME & Cultural Tour of

May 4 - 19, 2017

Group Medical Director: Dr. Rachel Kassner (Charlottetown, P.E.I.)


“I have been fortunate to enjoy four trips with Doctors-on-Tour since 2009 - to Ecuador, Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos, India and Bali. All these tours were wonderful. Well-organized, excellent accommodations, top notch guides, remarkable CME experiences that broaden one's outlook on medicine and really great leaders of the tours. You should seriously consider taking one of these exotic trips. Beats lying on a beach!”

Dr. Linda Rapson, Toronto – 2013

"An enjoyable and enlightening tour"

Dr. Brian Davies, Sarnia, On. - China, 2016

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China - explore its past and present...

China's past and present come alive on this ultimate escorted tour of China. Start your tour in Imperial Beijing withe Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China; in Chengdu, visit the  famous panda sanctuary and the famous archaeological site of Sanxingdui; explore the ancient capital, Xian, with it's Terracotta Warriors; cruise the spectacular landscapes of the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo; relax in Hangzhou, famous for its tea plantations and the tranquil West Lake and, finally, experience all that Shanghai, China's economic powerhouse, has to offer with world class shopping on Nanjing Street, the historical Bund waterfront and the lanes of Old Shanghai . Add to this spectacular cultural shows, cooking classes and an insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine... a cultural and educational journey that you will never forget…..

Tour Highlights

  • Savor a variety of traditional Chinese food including Peking Duck, noodles and dumplings

  • Stroll along the Imperial Great Wall of China

  • Take a tour of Beijing's Forbidden City 

  • Meet the famous pandas at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Sanctuary

  •  Visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an 

  • Cruise the spectacular Li River with its magnificent limestone karst scenery

  • Meet a Chinese calligraphy master and learn how to write using this ancient art 

  • Stroll past the kite flyers and colonial office buildings on Shanghai's historical Bund 

  • Marvel at a variety of cultural and acrobatic performances across the country

CME Program / Group Medical Director: Dr. Rachel Kassner, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The CME Program will focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine ("TCM") 

18 CME hours - Certificate of Attendance provided  

  • Academic Program in Shanghai 

  • Visit a local clinic in Beijing for an introduction on the many elements and practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

  • Beijing Tong Ren Tang (BJTRT) Chinese medicine store

  • Participate in a Chinese medicinal herbal tea workshop (Beijing)

  • Learn about the principles and processing of herbal medicine prescriptions (Xi'an)  

  • Chinese foot reflexology massage (Beijing) and traditional Chinese massage (Shanghai)

  • Learn about Tai Qi and Qigong at the Temple of Heaven (Beijing)

  • Workshop on Acupuncture – moxicombustion (Xi'an)


Daily Itinerary Summary

May 4 -- International flights departure from Toronto - Beijing

May 5 -- Arrival and check-in at hotel in Beijing, China

May 6 -- Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China and the Emperor's Summer Palace, tour welcome dinner to follow

May 7 -- Local clinic visit to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), see the Temple of Heaven, herbal tea workshop

May 8 -- Tour the Forbidden City, climb Jingshan (Prospect Hill), visit Beijing Tong Ren Tang medicine store, fly to Chengdu

May 9 -- See pandas at Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre, explore Sanxingdui, enjoy an evening Sichuan opera performance

May 10 -- Leisurely stroll in the People's Park, Szechuan cuisine for lunch, and an afternoon flight from Chengdu to Xi'an

May 11 -- Morning visit to see the Terracotta Warriors, explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Xi'an, and dine at the night market

May 12 -- Workshop on herbal medicine, bicycle tour to see the Xi'an Ramparts, and visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

May 13 -- Morning workshop on acupuncture - moxicombustion, visit the Tomb of Emperor Jing, evening flight to Guilin

May 14 -- Scenic Li River cruise to the small market town of Yangshuo. Explore and take a local cooking class, return to Guilin

May 15 -- Morning flight to Hangzhou. Visit a tea plantation, the Lingyin Temple, and experience the Impression West Lake Show

May 16 -- Depart for Shanghai, tour the Pudong business district, the famous Lujiazui neighbourhood, and the Bund

May 17 -- Academic conference in the morning, bicycle tour of the Shanghai Old Town, see an evening acrobatic Era Show

May 18 -- Explore the M50 art complex, Tian Zi Fang, and Yu Garden, relax at Huxinting Tea House, farewell tour dinner

May 19 -- International flights departure and arrival from Shanghai - Beijing - Toronto

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

 Cdn$7,295** / person (double occupancy) 

 Academic program reg. fee $600 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $685 / registrant

 Single supplement - add $1,850

 **Price above reflects the Early Booking Discount of      $500/person, expiring Jan 31, 2017 

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $(competing  programs are often quoted in US$ (and are also usually land only  prices excluding air fare) resulting in a supplement of over 35%  when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates  at January 2017)  

  Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Beijing and Shanghai to Toronto in economy class (flights also available from several other Canadian cities)

  • Preferred business class upgrade rates available ($2,900/person) 

  • All domestic flights (Beijing-Chengdu, Chengdu-Xian, Xian-Guilin, Guilin-Hangzhou) 

  • Private, modern, air conditioned coach transportation 
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers 
  • Accommodation for a total of 14 nights as specified in 4 star hotels 
  • 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 4 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants 
  • Cooking class in Yangshou 
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites and museums 
  • Cruise on the spectacular Li River 
  • All admission fees (except those specifically noted above) including tickets to Sichuan Opera  (Chengdu), Impressions West Lake show (Hangzhou), Era Acrobatic show (Shanghai
  • Services of a local English speaking cultural expert and guide 
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel porterage 

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages (both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages)

  • China entry visa (Cdn$50 as of November 2016)

  • Gratuities

  • Travel insurance - please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour and should be purchased as part of your registration process)

  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services etc

Useful Links and Files (Click below to download)

China CME - May 2017 - Detailed Brochure

China CME - May 2017 - Flyer

To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below -

China CME - May 2017 - Online Registration Form

Although we suggest using our online registration form above, if you wish to complete our pdf form instead, please download, print and complete the registration form below from the link below. This form should then be returned by mail, fax or e-mail (scan) to the contact co-ordinates on the form.

China CME - May 2017 - PDF Registration Form


Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance.

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