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Discover China

Discover China 2013 was a roaring success, and we invite you to join us as the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hosts a second trip to this amazing country.

Experience a ten-day tour that will take you to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou – to see the natural beauty, culture and traditions of a country of 1.3 billion people.  The tour is open to all Chamber members and the general public, and includes:

  • Round-trip international airfare from Vancouver; non-stop on Air Canada
  • All gratuities
  • Accommodation in four- and five-star hotels
  • Three meals per day
  • All in-country transportation
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Guides
  • Bus Kelowna-Vancouver and Vancouver-Kelowna on travel days
  • Overnight hotel at Vancouver Airport Fairmont on outbound leg
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles
  • Special Add-on Trip to the Terracotta Warriors

Cost to Members – based on double occupancy:

New Trip $2,775 inclusive

For details on the itinerary and other tour information, download the PDF:

Trip 1 (April 5-14, 2015)

Trip 2 (April 6-15, 2015)

To register, email Caroline Miller at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce: 
cmiller@kelownachamber.org or call her at 250-469-7358.

Non-members- add $125 pp 

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Depart in the afternoon by bus to Vancouver, and stay at the Fairmont.

Day 2:
  Depart Vancouver-Shanghai-Beijing.

Day 3:  Cross Dateline - Arrive Beijing.  Check into hotel.

Day 4:  Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venue, the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.

Day 5:  Visit Tian An Men Square, the Palace Museum (also known as the Forbidden City), the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.  Have a business conference or optional tour or opera or kungfu show.

Day 6:  Take a morning flight to Shanghai, then take a tour bus to Suzhou.  Afternoon sightseeing to Tiger Hill.  Optional Canal Tour.

Day 7:  Take a morning visit to the Suzhou silk factory.  Continue the tour to Lingering Garden, National Embroidery Institute, and on to Hangzhou after dinner.

Day 8:  Enjoy a morning boat cruise on West Lake with a relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses, followed by an afternoon bus trip to Shanghai. 

Day 9:  Visit the Yu Garden, the Shanghai Silk Rug Factory, then tour the Bund, a famous waterfront park, and explore the Pudong Economic Development Zone. Optional tour; optional MagLev Train Trip.

Day 10*:  Spend your final morning in China on your own, before taking a non-stop flight to Vancouver, arriving the same day. Board the bus back to Kelowna.

*OR with optional add-on:

Day 10: Take flight to Xi'an, one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. Tour the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi and the Xi'an Ancient City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Market. 

Day 11: Travel to the Terracotta Warriors, discovered only 40 years ago. Take an afternoon flight back to Shanghai.

Day 12: Spend your final morning in China on your own, before taking a non-stop flight to Vancouver, arriving the same day at 12 noon. Board an afternoon flight back to Kelowna.

Cost of add-on: $1055 based on double occupancy. (Add $135 for single occupancy)  

View the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Discover China 2015 Travelers Guide where you'll find info about: 

Trip 1 Guide (April 5-14, 2015)

Trip 2 Guide (April 6-15, 2015)

China Visa Form