China is our second largest export market. Already the world’s largest market for cars, cell phones and seafood, it is the fastest growing market for luxury goods, air passengers and nuclear power. China has the most internet users and online game players, the longest high speed rail network and the busiest port. There are well over 100 cities in China with a population of more than one million and, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the economy will grow at rates of about eight percent per year for the next decade. In China’s case, seeing is believing!
That is why we are excited to announce a special invitation from the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce to join us next April to Discover China! As an exclusive benefit for Chamber members we are partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide a 9 day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai for $2,499 per person. Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China and works exclusively with over 800 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the US.
This fully escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of this exciting country. The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience. There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China. The trip departs on April 16, 2020, returning April 24, 2020. Your trip includes:
- Roundtrip International airfare from Chicago ORD
- 4 and 5 Star Hotel Accommodations
- Three meals per day
- All tour fees
- Deluxe in-country transportation and local airfare
- Experienced English-speaking tour guides
- All taxes and airport fees
Prices are based on double occupancy with single occupancy available for an additional charge of $500. This trip is also available to non-Chamber members for an additional charge of $150 per person.
Deadline for registration is December 15, 2019.
Trip will be from April 16 – 24, 2020. It’s a 9-day trip ORD departure, with a cost of $2,499 per person.
Day 1 – ORD/Beijing
Check in at ORD International Airport for an afternoon flight. Your adventure begins as you cross the international date line.
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/ORD
Morning for free. The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for ORD where you will arrive at 10:30am on the same day.
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