April 2-11, 2016
** Hurry, Only 17 spaces left!!
This nine day, all-inclusive trip is just $2,299* pp/double occupancy.
*Good news! Our travel partner, Citslinc, International, is offering a $100 per person discount! Tour price is now $2,199!
Upgrade for single traveler is $500.
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There’s no better opportunity to climb the Great Wall, dine on Peking Duck, walk Tiananmen Square, and witness first-hand the fastest growing economy in the world.
The Chamber is once again partnering with Citslinc International to provide an exceptional nine-day tour that includes the following:
• Round trip airfare • 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations • 3 meals daily • Deluxe tour bus• English speaking guides • Admissions to attractions and tours • Airport taxes • Transportation to and from Pleasanton and San Francisco International Airport on departure and return days.
Note two itineraries to choose from
Discover China Itinerary - $2,299 $2,199 pp/double - Single: $2,799 $2,699
Terra-Cotta Warriors Itinerary - $2,499 $2,399 pp/double - Single: $2,999 $2,899
Preliminary Discover China Itinerary:
Day 1: San Francisco/Beijing - Your adventure begins as you board a convenient charter bus from Pleasanton to SFO and fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner, crossing the International Date Line.
Day 2: Beijing - You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport in Beijing, the Capital of China, before proceeding to dinner and the hotel.
Day 3: Beijing - Visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. The Summer Palace, known for the Long Corridor with a painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen- Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. Visit the Pearl Factory. Roasted Beijing Duck Dinner is arranged.
Day 4: Beijing - Visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000- mile long and 2,000 years old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Enroute visit the Jade Factory. Visit to the Ming Tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.
Day 5: Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou - Morning flight to Shanghai and afternoon tour bus to Suzhou. Afternoon sightseeing to the Tiger Hill, visit to the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, an important local craft with 1,000 years history.
Day 6: Suzhou/Hangzhou - Morning visit the beautiful Lingering Garden and the Suzhou Silk Factory. Continue the bus journey to Hangzhou. Visit to Economic Development Zone.
Day 7: Hangzhou/Shanghai - Visit the Lingyin Temple, the main feature is a 64.3 ft-high camphor-wood carved Buddha. Take a cruise riding on West Lake with relaxing stopovers at jewel-like pagodas. Visit the Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation. Afternoon bus trip to Shanghai.
Day 8: Shanghai - Sightseeing includes the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and over- arching trees. Visit the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. Also visit the Bund, a famous waterfront park. Business visit to the Pudong economic development zone.
Day 9: Shanghai/San Francisco - Morning flight to Beijing for afternoon international departure home to SFO and Pleasanton by charter bus.
Preliminary Terracotta Warriors Itinerary:
Day 1: Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Cross the International Dateline.
Day 2: Beijing - Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Transfer to the hotel after lunch.
Day 3: Beijing - Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for outside views of the National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center. Continue the tour to the Great Wall. Enroute, visit the Jade Factory. 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 one of the Ming tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged.
Day 4: Beijing - Sightseeing includes the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world; the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms. Visit the Pearl Market. The Summer Palace, known for many significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.
Day 5: Beijing/Xi’an - Morning flight to Xi’an. Sightseeing to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Visit the Chinese Lacquer Ware Workshop. Evening entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show.
Day 6: Xi’an - Morning motorcoach to the Terra-Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute, visit the Xi’an Art Ceramic and Terra Cotta Factory. On the way back, visit the Ancient City Wall and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site.
Day 7: Xi’an/Shanghai
Day 8: Shanghai - Visit the Bund, a famous waterfront park, the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. In the Afternoon, enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works, and over-arching trees. Free time to explore the old town bazaar. Visit the Pudong District.
Day 9: Shanghai/Beijing/SFO - Morning flight to Beijing for afternoon international departure home to SFO and Pleasanton by charter bus.