DESTINATION CHINA

Incentive Travel, Corporate Meetings, Association Meetings, Event Management, Conferences, Product Launches, Special Interest Tours
Destination China is China’s first privately held Destination Management Company and the only one with combined Chinese and Western management and expertise. Our mission is to create and operate imaginative incentive programs, meetings and events within China, for the world’s most demanding corporate end users. We look forward to helping you and your clients discover why China has fascinated world travellers for over 5,000 years. With its vibrant economy and a swiftly developing tourism infrastructure, China is fast becoming one of the travel industry’s most requested destinations, offering a virtually endless mix of exciting historical, cultural and entertainment attractions… all in five-star comfort. We at Destination China have combined our substantial international know-how and experience with a well-established tourism presence in China to offer top quality service and one-stop shopping for all land requirements. At all times we strive to provide unmatched creativity in conception and planning, reliability in execution and flawless performance in every detail.

DESTINATION CHINA

Destination China
China Discovery in 9 Days…

April 2006


Sample China Incentive Travel Program
Beijing + Xian + Shanghai
30 – 40 participants

Day 1

Morning arrival at Beijing Capital Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel
Welcome pack in rooms

Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon visit the Temple of Heaven & Hong Qiao Markets
Visit the Temple of Heaven that dates from the same period as the Forbidden City and is ranked among the most famous structures in China. 
The Hung Qiao Market, housed in a multi-level story building,has a wide selection of inexpensive products and a friendly and festive atmosphere. 

Dinner at the Green T. House, which would top the list of dining venues both for style and cuisine anywhere in the world.

 

Day 2

Morning visit Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City
Tian’anmen Square is at the very center of Beijing city and the biggest city square in the world, covering 44 hectare. Crossing the Changan Avenue and directly behind the Rostrum is the Forbidden City, so called because it was off limits to commoners for 500 years. Originally built between 1406 and 1420 by 100,00 artisans and a million laborers as a palace for the Ming and Qing Emperors, it lies on more than 178 acres and has more than 8,600 rooms.

Lunch with a local Beijing family

Afternoon Hutong Rickshaw Tour with a Tea Ceremony
Participants will be transferred to a very typical ‘Beijing’ area-  the Hutong’s, in which Beijinger’s have lived for hundred years. They will be transported on a pedi-cab (three-wheeled rickshaw bicycle) to visit a Chinese home. Then they will experience the ancient tradition of serving tea at the nearby Prince Gong Palace.

Fusion Dinner at the Courtyard overlooking the Forbidden City.

 

Day 3

Morning visit the Great Wall,
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience. Started in the fifth century BC and gradually extended over the centuries, particularly during the Ming Dynasty, it served as a defensive boundary against marauding Huns and other nomadic tribes.

Lunch by the Wall

Afternoon visit a Cloisonné Factory, then Foot Reflexology

Cloisonné is a unique enameling technique that binds porcelain with copper. Then back to Beijing to experience Chinese Foot Massage. It relaxes the body, stimulates vital functions, eliminates toxins and improves blood circulation .

Vietnamese Dinner at the Nuage Restaurant

 

Day 4

Morning visit the Summer Palace with a boat ride on the Kunming Lake, followed by a visit to a pearl factory
The SummerPalace is one of the finest landmarks in Beijing. The site has long been a royal garden and was considerably enlarged and embellished. The lovely KunmingLake occupies Three quarters of the area.
A talk on Pearls will tell you how to judge the quality of pearls, some interesting ways to use them and how to maintain them..

Imperial lunch at Fang Shan Imperial Restaurant, which carefully recreates the dishes once served in the royal kitchen of the Qing Dynasty.

Afternoon free for shopping

Dinner at the private members’ China Club with Kung Fu performance by young Shaolin monks.

 

Day 5

Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Xi’an

Arrival and transfer to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum & lunch at Friendship Restaurant

Afternoon visit Terra Cotta Warriors Museum & Wild Goose Pagoda
The highlight of your stay in Xian is the visit to the underground vaults where the famed Terra Cotta Warriors were discovered --- one of the wonders of the world. 
Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a striking elegant building and is the symbol of Xian.

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

 

Day 6

Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai

Arrival and transfer to the lunch at Green House, one of Shanghai’s most prestigious  buildings.

Afternoon visit Yu Yuan Gardens, Old Town & Jade Buddha Temple
In Shanghai’s ‘Old Town” district are the Yu Yuan Gardens, the city’s most famous example of the traditional gardens kept by wealthy families in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The JadeBuddhaTemple, which  was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) and burned down in the early 20th century. The temple is composed of several compounds such as the Halls of Heavenly Kings, the Main Hall, the Hall of the Sleeping Buddha and the Hall of the Jade Buddha.

Dinner at historic Peace Hotel with a good view of the Bund and the HuangpuRiver

 

Day 7

Morning visit Shanghai Museum & City Planning Exhibition Center
Located in the center of Shanghai in People\'s Square, the new ShanghaiMuseum is an outstanding  museum of ancient Chinese art, bronzes, porcelain and numismatics.
ShanghaiCityPlanningExhibitionCenter  is situated on People\'s Square and condenses the yesterday, today and tomorrow of city planning and construction in the Shanghai Metropolis.
 
Vegetarian Lunch at Jujube Tree Restaurant

Afternoon walk along the Bund & private cruising on Huangpu River dividing the two sides of Shanghai --- Puxi and Pudong.

Attend a performance of the world famous Shanghai Acrobats

Late Western dinner at M on the Bund, considered by Conde Nast to be one of the top restaurants in the world.

 

Day 8

Morning visit Water village – Zhujiajiao with a sampan ride on the river
Covering about 1 square km, the town is crisscrossed by waterways. Ancient slab stone roads are still in the old section of town. High buildings flank North Street, the town’s old commercial street. It is so narrow that, when looking up from this street, one sees only a strip of the sky.

 Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant

 Afternoon back to Shanghai & rest time shopping at Xiang Yang Market which, is the reincarnation of Shanghai\'s favorite rip-off center of excellence. The original Huating Road Market featured copies of designer label fashions, belts, shoes, scarves, bags, watches... the whole outfit.

French dinner at Sense & Bund recently opened by Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, twin restauranteurs who have achieved three star Michelin status.

 

Day 9

At leisure until transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for departure flight

 

For further information, please address your requests to Mr Brian Yin or Mr Issy Scher at china@euromic.com

Welcome

Temple of Heaven

Raising the Flag

Forbidden City

Terra Cotta Warriors

Jade Buddha Temple

Pudong Skyline

Shanghai Acrobats