China is a land with more than 1.4 billion people and an enchantingly elegant and fascinating history. The Chamber offers a unique opportunity to visit this exotic country with an all-inclusive, turn-key trip.
The tour includes visits to iconic cities beginning in Beijing (formerly called Peking) which is the capital of China with a population of 22 million with visits to many cultural sites and several government monuments including TiananMen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and the Ming Tombs.
There is a Chinese proverb that reads “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou,” praising the beauty of these two cities. For over 2,500 years, Suzhou has been known as the silk capital of the world. Suzhou will feature visits to Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered one of China’s four most famous gardens, Tiger Hill, and Hanshan Temple.
The tour continues to Hangzhou with a tea ceremony at a tea plantation, a visit to the 1,000-year-old Buddhist Lingyin Temple, one of the ten most famous temples in China, and a boat ride on West Lake.
The journey culminates in Shanghai, China’s largest city, which boasts a fantastic blend of history and modernity featuring over 1,000 buildings taller than 30 stories interspersed with structures over 2,500 years old and still in use! Sightseeing includes The Bund, and Yu Garden which is the only surviving Ming Dynasty garden in the city. Shanghai is truly a sight to behold.
If China has been on your “bucket list” then this is the way to visit. We are accepting registrations now up through July 15th ($2,249 per person, double occupancy). If you would like more information about our China trip (Oct 18-23, 2019), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 302.294.2068.