• Visit China with the Chamber

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  • Discover China with Mount Vernon Lee Chamber!  As an exclusive benefit for Chamber members we are partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide a 9 day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai for $2,299 per person.  Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China and works exclusively with more than 800 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the US.
     
    This fully escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of this exciting country.  The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience.  There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China. 
     
    The 2019 trip departs on October 10 and returns October 18.  All flights are from Dulles International Airport.
     
    Your trip includes:
    • Roundtrip International airfare from Dulles International Airpot
    • 4 and 5 Star Hotel Accommodations
    • Three meals per day
    • All tour fees
    • Deluxe in-country transportation and local airfare
    • Experienced English-speaking tour guides
    • All taxes and airport fees
     
    Prices are based on two person shared accommodation, single occupancy is available for an additional charge of $500.  This trip is also available to non-Chamber members for an addition charge of $150 per person.
     
      
  • Registration Deadline is July 15, 2019

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  • Chamber Mission to China

    Day 1 10/10 IAD/Beijing
    Free shuttle bus service from Chamber to IAD. Check in at Washington Dulles International Airport for an afternoon flight CA818 by 4:35pm to Beijing. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Cross the International Dateline.

    Day 2 10/11  Beijing

    (Shangri-La Hotel Beijing/5 star, 29 Zizhuyuan Road,Tel:0086-10-68412211)
    Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China at 6:15pm. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel after dinner. 

    Day 3 10/12 Beijing
    In the morning visit the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heaven for a good harvest. Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues for the outside views of National Stadium the Bird’s Nest and the National Aquatic Center.  Continue the tour to the Great Wall. En route visit 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. Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged. 

    Day 4 10/13 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 significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen- Arch Bridge and Marble Boat.
     
    Day 5 10/14 Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou

    (Grand Metropark Hotel Suzhou/4star, 1355 Jinjihu Avenue, Suzhou Industrial Park, Tel: 0086-512-62800666) 
    Morning free time. Afternoon flight to Shanghai CA1517 1:30pm/3:40pm, then take a bus riding to Suzhou. 
     
    Day 6 10/15 Suzhou/Hangzhou

    (Crowne Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Xanadu Resort/5star, 3318 Xianghu Road, Tel:0086-571-83880888)  
    Sightseeing to the Tiger Hill. Visit the 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 riding to Hangzhou. 

    Day 7 10/16 Hangzhou/Shanghai

    (Crowne Plaza Hotel Shanghai Pudong/5star, 1000 Yanggao Beilu, Tel:0086-21-58621000)
    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.                   

    Day 8 10/17 Shanghai
    The Bund, a famous waterfront park. Visit the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory. Afternoon enjoy the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and over arching trees. Free time exploration of the old town bazaar. Visit the Pudong District.
     
    Day 9 10/18 Shanghai/Beijing/IAD
    In the morning fly to Beijing via CA1590 8:55am/11:15am. Afternoon flight CA817 will depart by 1:00pm for IAD where you will arrive at 2:35pm on the same day, free shuttle bus return to Chamber.

     

    OPTIONAL XI’AN TRIP TO SEE TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS – COST ADDITIONAL $200

    Day 5  10/14   Beijing/Xi’an

    (Golden Flower Hotel/5star, 8 Changle Road West, Tel: 0086-29-83232981) 
    Morning flight to Xi’an CA1203 7:35am/9:30am. Sightseeing to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Visit the Chinese Lacquer Ware Workshop.  Evening  entertainment of Tang Style Dancing Show. 

    Day 6  10/15  Xi’an
    In the morning  bus excurses to the Terra-Cotta Warriors at the Tomb of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty. Enroute visit the Xian Art Ceramic &Terra Cotta Factory.  On the way back, visit the Ancient City Wall and Banpo Museum, a preserved pre-historical cavemen site.

    Day 7 10/16 Xi’an/Shanghai

    (Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel/5 star, No.2099 Yan An Xi Road, Changning District,Tel:0086-21-62750000)
    Flight to Shanghai by CA1215 12:15pm/2:15pm..

    Days 8 and 9 same as regular tour