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Transit of Venus Trip

Beijing, China
3-9 June 2012
Booking deadline extended!


The Transit of Venus in 2004

When Venus passes directly between the earth and the sun, we see the distant planet as a small dot gliding slowly across the face of the sun. Historically, this rare alignment is how we measured the size of our solar system. June 6th will be the last transit of Venus to occur in our lifetime. Astronomy Ireland, in association with Project Travel, has put together a wonderful 6 night tour to the city of Beijing where you have the chance to see the Transit of Venus across the Sun for 6.5 hours. You will also get to experience the amazing history and culture of the stunning city throughout your holiday.

Download the full trip itinerary HERE.
Book your place on the trip by April 4th April 11th using the booking form HERE
For other queries please contact Project Travel on (01) 210 8391.

The Great Wall of China
Trip Highlights
  • Potential to watch the Transit of Venus for up to 6.5 hours on 6th June.
  • Visit to Beijing’s Ancient Observatory built between 1231 and 1316 for the sole purpose of exploring the heavens and used until 1911.
  • Guided tours to The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace.

The Main Palace in The Forbidden City

This astronomically and culturally stunning trip is priced at only €1795 per person sharing.

  • Return flights between Dublin Beijing including known taxes.
  • All transfers to/from hotel and for tours in Beijing in an air conditioned coach
  • 5 days/4 nights in a twin room at 4* Grand Mercure Beijing Central (or similar), including 4 breakfasts.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for meet & greet at airport and on all tours.
  • Meals and tours as outlined in the itinerary.
For a full list please download the trip itinerary HERE.
Book your place on the trip now by completing the booking form.

Remember, as with all things in astronomy, seeing the transit of Venus on the day is dependent on the weather, and cannot be guaranteed.

NOTE: This trip is organised by Project Travel on behalf of Astronomy Ireland. Astronomy Ireland acts as a promoting agent for this trip only on behalf of Project Travel. We do not operate any of the services ourselves. For all bookings your contract will be with Project Travel. Project Travel's booking conditions will apply to your contract and details can be obtained on request. Any cancellations or alterations must be made directly with Project Travel in accordance with their policies (detailed in their terms and conditions). We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any other options that you book or for the acts or omissions of any accommodation or other service provider or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with the accommodation or other service. Terms and conditions can be found on the booking form, available HERE.

Project Travel is fully bonded and is licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation # TA0619


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