Location:The Innovation Center
814 E. Main Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming interest in the Chamber Trip to China, we need a bigger room to accommodate everyone! So we are relocating the meeting to the Innovation Center at 814 E Main St. (A block away from the Chamber Office).
We invite you to attend an informational meeting on June 12th at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost or obligation, but please RSVP, so we know how many to expect.
The China Trip will include:
- Roundtrip international airfare & Chinese domestic airfare & Tax
- 4-and 5-star hotel accommodations
- 3 meals each day
- Deluxe bus tours
- Fluent English-speaking tour guides
- Entrance fees for attractions
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.