Explore the exciting wonders of CHINA july 16 - 24, 2012 The Business Education Alliance and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit China! The Business Education Alliance and Genesee County Chamber of Commerce along with CITSLINC International, Inc. are partnering to offer an incredible tour of China. For the first time, we are offering the trip during the summer months so teachers and students can visit Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai to see how China’s economic reforms continue to transform this ancient land into an unforgettable fusion of the exotic and modern. This 9-day tour includes air fare (from JFK), 4 and 5 star hotel stays, three meals each day, Chinese banquets, deluxe bus tours, English speaking tour guides, admission tickets to all tourist spots and airport taxes throughout the trip. Contact at Melissa at 585-343-7440, ext. 27 for more details or questions. Genesee County Chamber of Commerce 210 East Main Street Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-7440 [email protected] www.geneseeny.com/china all for just... $ 2399 * *Based on double occupancy. Exclusive of Passport and VISA expense. Trip Highlights include: A unique opportunity to see first hand how business is done in China Traveling with friends and other educators in an informal setting with experienced and knowledgeable guides Visit a school to see how the education system works in China. A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience China at a very affordable price ITINERARY Day 1 7/16 JFK/Beijing Board an afternoon flight CA982 by 4:50pm to Beijing. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Polar aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Cross the International Dateline. Day 5 7/20 Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou Morning Air China flight to Shanghai CA1831 7:30am/9:40am, then drive to visit Shanghai World Expo site. Then take a bus ride to Suzhou. Day 2 7/17 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China at 6:20pm. You will be met by your local tour guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel after dinner. Day 6 7/21 Suzhou/Hangzhou Visit a school in the morning, then sightseeing including 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. Visit Tiger Hill. Take a bus ride to Hangzhou after dinner. Optional Tour : Grand Canal Boat Ride: $25/pp Day 3 7/18 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. Day 4 7/19 Beijing Sightseeing includes 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. Visit the Summer Palace, known for much significance such as the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen-Arch Bridge and Marble Boat. A Peking Roast Duck dinner is arranged. Optional tour: Hutong Tour: $35/pp Sample Itinerary - times are approximate Travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an Adult. Day 7 7/22 Hangzhou/Shanghai Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas. Visit the Longjing Green Tea Plantation. Visit 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 7/23 Shanghai Visit 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. Business visit to the Pudong economic development zone. Optional Tours: Era Show: $35/pp Huangpu River Boat Riding:$25/pp Day 9 7/24 Shanghai/Beijing/JFK Morning flight to Beijing CA1858 7:55am/10:15am. Afternoon flight CA981 will depart by 1:00pm for JFK where you will arrive at 2:20pm on the same day. Passport and travel visa required.
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