Join the Ed/Glen Chamber on a trip to Beijing, China! Take in everything from the thrill of walking on the Great Wall to exploring historic Tiananmen Square by experiencing the heart of Beijing on a tour with Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce and Travel Express. The trip, Beijing City Stay, is scheduled through leading tour operator Collette Vacations.
The Beijing City Stay tour departs April 29, 2013, for nine days. Travelers will enjoy the quiet pleasure of lunch with a local family at their Hutong home, visit the pandas at the Beijing Zoo, and venture to the Valley of the Ming Tombs and the 2008 Olympic Green with its famous Water Cube and Bird's Nest.
Learn about jade carving and design custom-made jade name seal stamp. Savor traditional Chinese food and drink, including dumpling making and tea ceremony. Explore the Summer Palace, ranked among the most noted classical gardens in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Be treated to a dinner featuring Peking Duck, followed by a colorful performance of the Peking Opera. And visit the Forbidden City, a vast network of palaces including five halls, seventeen palaces and numerous other rooms and buildings which have been home to 24 Chinese Emperors over 491 years.
Interested travelers can learn more about the tour by attending a free and informational presentation from Lora Carlson of Collette Vacations.
WHEN: 5:30pm July 11, 2012
WHERE: 200 University Park Drive in Edwardsville (Room 1127)
Call (618) 656-7600 to RSVP for the presentation.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams, offering 150 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Their diverse travel roster features inclusive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family vacations and more. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette seamlessly takes care of the details, making travel simple while providing outstanding quality and value.