Discover China

Discover China 2016 

October 12th - 22nd 2016

11 Day trip for only $2499*

 Discover China Richmond Chamber October 2016
Travel with business leaders and friends for this once in a lifetime China Adventure. Space is limited!

Your Trip

  • Roundtrip International Airfare & Chinese Domestic Airfare & Tax
  • 4-and 5-star Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 meals/day
  • Deluxe Bus Tours
  • Fluent English-Speaking Tour Guides
  • Entrance Fees for Attractions

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The Richmond Chamber of Commerce is asking ‘have you ever been to China?’ The city’s largest business organization is putting together a tour of China for this October. Leaving October 12th and returning on the 22nd, the tour will allow travelers to experience the cities Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai with an English-speaking tour guide.

“Richmond is proud to be most ethnically diverse municipality in Canada, with over half of residents reporting a Chinese origin. Chinese culture, food and customs have a profound effect on our city. But for a lot of Richmond residents, travel to China can be expensive and a somewhat daunting undertaking, especially when travelling with a family or small group,” said Rob Akimow, Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited to organize a comprehensive tour of China at an unbelievable price.”

  • Price reflects Double occupancy
  • Add $500 for single occupancy
  • Valid passport and visa required
  • Includes free shuttle bus on departure & return day
  • Includes Airport Tax & Air Fuel Surcharge
  • *$300 Additional for Non-Chamber Members
  • **$300 non-refundable deposit due upon booking

Itinerary Summary

Day 1 - YVR/ Beijing
Check in at Vancouver International Airport, an afternoon flight. Your adventure begins as you cross the International Dateline!

Day 2 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

Day 3 – 4 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 Forbidden City, (Palace Museum) 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. Sightseeing also includes the Lama Temple.

Day 5 - 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 6-7 - Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou
Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - Shanghai/Vancouver
Morning free. Depart for Vancouver in the afternoon, arriving back in Vancouver on the same day.

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