• Elgin Area Chamber China Trip 2018
  • Your Trip 

    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 - ORD/Shanghai/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 Shanghai, connected to Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to 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/ORD

    The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for ORD where you will arrive at 10:30am on the same day.

    • Price reflects double occupancy; add $500 for single occupancy
    • Add $200 to take Terra-Cotta Warriors itinerary                                                
    • Free business conference included if passenger requires
    • Valid passport and visa required
    • Includes:  shuttle bus service on departure and return days, Post

      Departure travel insurance & all tour attractions on the itinerary

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