Informational Session on a Trip to China

Informational Session on a Trip to China
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 6/12/2018
Time: 5:00 PM TO 6:30 PM

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 1204
Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 652-4900

Event Description:

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 Beijing  |   Shanghai   |   Suzhou  |   Hangzhou

Oct. 19 - 27, 2018   only $2,299 pp



* 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


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.




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