2018 Chamber Trip
2018 China Trip
Beijing ● Shanghai ● Suzhou ● Hangzhou
from $2199 member / $2349 non-member
9 Days, 8 nights October 19-27, 2018 Including Hotels, Meals, Day Trips and Airfare from Washington Dulles Airport
Your Chamber is holding a Trip Preview presentation on March 29 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in the Conference Room at the Visitors Center. The event is free to attend but registration is required because seating is limited. Register Here.
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Included Tour Features
A non-refundable registration fee of $300 per person is due with your registration and is included in your total tour fare. The balance is due on or before July 30, 2018.PaThings to know:China is a modern country, so you need not feel as though you are preparing to travel back in time, to a less sophisticated society. In many instances, the country is not “behind” so much as “different.” For example, you will find very few ATM machines, but travelers’ checks and credit cards are accepted everywhere, so leave your checkbooks and check cards behind.The electricity in China is 220 volts and an adapter is required to operate even an American hair dryer. Both the adapter and the hair dryer are available at the hotels in which we will be staying, but it is recommended that you bring your own adapter if you will need to plug anything in. Though you will be treated to sumptuous regional foods, you will also find many American fast-food chains including McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks.
Day 1 – IAD/Beijing
Free shuttle bus service starts from chamber. Check in at IAD International Airport for an afternoon flight to China.
Day 2 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
Day 3 - Beijing
Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world,
and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest.
Sightseeing today will continue with a tour of the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms, and the Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.
Day 4 - Beijing
Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.
Day 5 - Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou
Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, a local craft with thousands of years of history. Dinner this evening will include a show featuring traditional Chinese music.
Day 6 - Suzhou/Hangzhou
Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 foot high camphor-wood carving of Buddha.
Day 7 - Hangzhou/Shanghai
Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai.
Day 8 - Shanghai
Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park. Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone.
Day 9 - Shanghai/Beijing/IAD
Morning for free. The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for IAD where you will arrive at 10:30am on the same day. Shuttle bus to Chamber