Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!
October 13, 2018 – October 22, 2018
April 23, 2018 5:30-7:00 pm
This all-inclusive, 10-day China adventure you will visit historic locations including Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden City. Learn about China’s extensive dynastic history while exploring the ultra-modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Spend time at the stunning Great Wall of China, walk along the Bund and bask in the natural beauty of Yu Garden.
Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer this top-quality travel opportunity at an unbeatable price! When traveling with the Chamber, you will receive a first class experience starting right here at home. We handle all the arrangements, host a variety of informational meetings, introduce you to the other members of our travel group, and provide you with ample insight into your destination.
- Round-trip chartered bus transportation from Wilsonville to Seattle Airport
- Round-Trip international airfare, taxes, and fees
- Domestic airfare, taxes, and fees
- Deluxe private bus transfers and tours while abroad
- Entrance fees for all tourist attractions on the itinerary
- Private English-Speaking professional tour guides
- Three Meals each day
- All 4 and 5 Star Hotel Accommodations
All of this for $2199
A $400 non-returnable deposit is required to hold your reservation until departure. Deposit due June 1, 2018. Remaining balance and all paperwork due July 1, 2018.
For more information contact Laurie Tarter at Laurie@wilsonvilerchamber.com or by phone at 503.682.0411 Ext. 102
Day 1 Seattle/Beijing
The chartered bus ride from Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce to Seattle. Check in at Seattle International Airport for an afternoon flight to Beijing. 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 at 4:55 pm. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel after dinner. Hotel: Wanda Realm Beijing/5 star hotel or similar accommodations.
Day 3 Beijing
Sightseeing includes the Tian An Men 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 significances such as the Long Corridor with the painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen-Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged.
Day 4 Beijing
Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for outside views of National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center. Continue the tour to the Great Wall. En route visits the Jade Factory. 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 naked eye from the moon. Visit one of the Ming Tombs, one of 13 Ming Emperors’ Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.
Day 5 Beijing
Morning sightseeing at the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. In the afternoon visit the Lama Temple of the religion of Lamaism.
Day 6 Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou
Flight to Shanghai 8:45am/10: 55 am, then take a bus riding to Suzhou. Afternoon sightseeing to the Tiger Hill. Hotel: Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou/4star hotel, or similar accommodations.
Day 7 Suzhou/Hangzhou
Morning visit Suzhou Silk factory. Continue the tour with the centuries-old Lingering Garden. Afternoon visit to the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, an important local craft with 1,000 years’ history. Take a bus to Hangzhou. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Xanadu Resort/5star hotel, or similar accommodations.
Day 8 Hangzhou/Shanghai
In the morning have a boat ride on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas. Visit the Longjing Green Tea Plantation. The centuries-old Lingyin Temple, with the main feature of the 64.3 ft-high camphor-wood carved Buddha. Continue the bus journey to Shanghai. Hotel: Renaissance Shanghai Caohejing Hotel/5 star, or similar accommodations.
Day 9 Shanghai
The Bund, a famous waterfront park. Visit the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. In the afternoon enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Free time exploration of the old town bazaar. Visit the Pudong District.
Day 10 Shanghai/Beijing/Seattle
Take the morning flight 08:25am/10: 50 am to Beijing continuing at 4:20 pm for Seattle where you will arrive at 12:05 pm on the same day.
*On Day 4, 5, and 8/ or 9 there is free time to explore the area built into the itinerary. There are optional tours available on these days for those interested in a Hutong tour of traditional residential neighborhoods of Beijing, riding in a rickshaw along narrow and zigzagging streets, or attending a multimedia Acrobatics performance. You may choose to see a production of “The Legend of Kung Fu or even take a Canal Boat-Cruise in Suzhou along the Ancient Grand Canal, the longest man-made canal.