Tour Program Summary: Join the Asian Chamber of Commerce on an amazing journey to China, a land of history and refinement unparalleled in the world!
China is a land of history and refinement unparalleled in the world. Attentive visitors are immersed in a sea of visual and cultural experiences unlike any other they may have had elsewhere. Each geographic area in China teems with its own identity as an energetic variation on the great theme of Chinese civilization. You will be amazed at how regions differ vastly yet express similar values and ideas.
This journey begins in Beijing with an exploration of the beauty of the imperial city and meetings with urban Chinese residents. Discover the splendor of China’s glorious past: at 4 iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and the Great Wall. Also witness the dynamic and ever-changing life pace in today’s capital of China.
Fly south to Hong Kong, the southern gateway to modern China and the mainland’s former window on the world. Hong Kong is also one the key financial and business hub in east and southeast Asia. Here, people are attracted by the dramatic scenery: the bustling harbor with its backdrop of skyscraper-covered hillsides; the rugged island of Lantau; and the New Territories.
Take a day trip by hydrofoil to Macau, former Portuguese colony and modern gambling and tourism hub. You will experience a unique culture in which the east meets the west. Business in Macao has been thriving since the reunification with China in 1999.
Tour Daily Itinerary
November 12 - Denver
Fly from Denver to Beijing via Seattle on Delta Airlines Flight 129
November 13 - Beijing
Arrive in Beijing this evening; meet your guide and driver at the airport and transfer to the five star Prime Hotel Beijing (superior room) centrally located near the Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping district.
November 14 - Beijing
Western and Chinese buffet breakfast in hotel; meet your guide and go to see Tiananmen Square, the world's largest urban square. Visit the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao where his embalmed body has lain since 1976. Then explore the Forbidden City, a 9,000-room refuge of Ming and Qing dynasty Emperors and their retinues for 500 years.
After Lunch in a local cuisine restaurant, take a tour of the 'Hutong' traditional courtyard neighborhoods by bicycle rickshaw. Visit the 800 year old Bell and Drum Towers. This evening enjoy the capital's signature dish: a Peking Duck Dinner at Hua’s Fine Dining Restaurant. Walking tour of Wangfujing Night Market and food stalls.
November 15 - Beijing
After breakfast, take an excursion north to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This is a more rugged and remote area of the wall and offers amazing vistas (round trip gondola included). Have a locally-sourced lunch in a rural hill village.
On the way back to the city, stop by the Olympic Park to view the exteriors of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, sites of numerous world records. Optional business visits can be arranged according to requests. Free time and dinner on your own.
November 16 - Beijing
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Heaven which dates to 1421 and doesn't use any nails or adhesives. See locals practice Tai Chi and ballroom dancing in the parklands. Visit the Hongqiao Pearl and Toy market across the street, and have lunch in a local restaurant.
Afternoon excursion to the Summer Palace, hot weather refuge of Qing emperors and home of the 7000 painting long corridor. Enjoy a boat ride on tranquil Kunming Lake. Enjoy a special Imperial Cuisine Dinner at Baijiadayuan, a century-old courtyard residence where staff wear Qing-dynasty apparel.
November 17 - Hong Kong
Breakfast in hotel; transfer to airport and fly to Hong Kong. Met at airport by our guide and driver and transfer to five star Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel Hong Kong (superior room) for check in and refreshing. Afternoon free for trade fair visits, shopping or sightseeing.
November 18 - Hong Kong
Breakfast in hotel; enjoy a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Hong Kong, visiting Victoria Peak with tram up, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Stanley Market, and Repulse Bay; transfer back to hotel and evening is free for your own business visits, activities or relaxation.
November 19 - Macau
Breakfast in hotel. Take a high-speed hydrofoil ferry across the Pearl River Delta to Macau, Portuguese possession from 1557 until 1999. Tour the St. Paul's Catholic Church, old town colonial area and modern Casino district. Return to Hong Kong in late afternoon.
November 20 - Denver
Breakfast in hotel; transfer with guide and driver to airport fly Delta Flight 128 via Seattle, arrive Denver the same day.
Changes to Itinerary: Access China Tours has made all possible attempts to ensure the accuracy of tour itineraries. Circumstances beyond our control may occur. We reserve the right to change itineraries, sightseeing activities, and common carriers, and to substitute hotels when necessary. Service of a similar category and standard will be maintained if such changes are made. The Service Voucher in your last pre-departure packet will provide the operational itinerary summary, final transport and hotel information.
Tour Land Cost: $2,995.00 USD per person, double occupancy, +$700 USD per person, single occupancy.
Compared to over $4,000 if purchased separately!
Early Bird Pricing if RSVP'd before March 31, 2016: $2,849 pp/dbl
RSVP deposit required: $1,000; Balance due 90 days prior to trip: Aug. 12, 2016
ACT NOW. SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED!
For more information, please contact Joe Sinisi, Access China Tours at (303) 960-5935, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Included in Tour Land Cost:
Round trip international economy airfare from Denver to Beijing and return to Denver from Hong Kong on Delta Airlines
7 nights first class hotel accommodations, double occupancy
International economy airfare from Beijing to Hong Kong
All tour related domestic taxes
Arrival and departure transfers on tour dates and per itinerary
Transfers and luggage (1 piece of 45 pounds per person) handling
Pre-departure information packets
All sightseeing, activities, and cultural events listed in the itinerary
All meals specified in the itinerary
Service of a private English-speaking local tour guide in each city (except Macau)
Private and clean vehicle with air-conditioning and a professional driver
Round trip hydrofoil high speed ferry from Hong Kong to Macau
What's NOT Included in Tour Land Cost:
Chinese tourist visa processing (www.mychinavisa.com)
Trip cancellation, baggage, accident, and medical insurance
Gratuities to guides and drivers
Items not listed and/or specified as included in the itinerary
Cancellation Policy: $1,000 USD pp deposit is required at sign up. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of receipt by Access China Tours. We assess cancellation fees of all tours according to the following schedule:
90 days or more prior to departure * $300 per person
89 to 50 days prior to departure * $600 per person
49 to 30 days prior to departure * $900 per person
29 to 15 days prior to departure * $1,200 per person
* Plus any charges assessed by government agencies, land suppliers, cruise companies and airlines.
Within 14 days of departure .............100% forfeiture of the tour price per person
Access China Tours will not grant partial refunds for any unused trip arrangements after the trip has commenced or any refunds to participants who do not complete any portion of the itinerary. Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund and cancellation policy. We strongly recommend you purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Access China Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour(s) due to insufficient booking (fewer than 10 participants). In this case, we will try to find an alternative tour for tour participants. If this is not acceptable, all money paid will be refunded in full and this will constitute full and final settlement for the client. However, Access China Tours will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by tour participants (e.g., non-refundable “advance purchase” air tickets, insurance & medical expenses, passport and visa expenses, etc.). If a tour is forced to be cancelled due to government’s travel warnings, declared or undeclared wars, hostilities, civil disturbances, strike, riot, epidemic, and quarantines, Access China Tours will refund all participants’ payment less any irretrievable expenses and loss (visa fees, airline penalties, communication cost, and non-refundable booking cost, etc.)