There’s still time to sign up to travel to the Far East with the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce in April.
This will be the Chamber’s fourth excursion to China. Final payments must be made in total by Monday, Feb. 3.
The organization is encouraging anyone who wants to go—even those who live outside of Rockdale—to sign up, said Chamber President Fred Boscarino. Last year, travelers from Georgia, New York, New Jersey and even California took the trip with the Chamber.
DeKalb County resident Harold Roberts was one who made the trip. Roberts had traveled to Asia before, but the circumstances were much different. Roberts said China’s sightseeing and shopping was phenomenal.
“I fought in the Vietnam war in 1971. Before our trip, I hadn’t seen Vietnam, Thailand or the Far East since then. When I saw the opportunity in the paper (On Common Ground News) to visit China for such an unbeatable price, I jumped on it,” said Roberts, who served in the U.S. Army as a transportation officer. “I would encourage anyone to go, especially with the Chamber. They had people in the perfect position to assist us and guide us through the trip.”
The organization is making the nine-day trip available through steeply discounted rates it receives as a Chamber.
The trip, scheduled April 7 – 15, includes round-trip airfare from JFK in New York, five-star hotels, lunch and dinner on select days and tours with English-speaking guides. The cost is $2,649 per person, double occupancy. Single rooms are available for an additional $495. You’ll even get the chance to get up close and personal with the famous Terracotta Warriors and the 4,000-mile long, 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China.
Boscarino describes China as “the trip of a lifetime.”
“We always have a big beautiful group that travels with us, usually 60 or more people. This really is a great way to take an international vacation,” said Boscarino. “There will be planned activities and plenty of free time for sightseeing and shopping.
The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber also is traveling to Austria and Germany, which features Oktoberfest, Sept. 19 – 27.
The nine-day trip, at a cost of $3,049 per person, showcases more than 160 restaurants, cafes and bars, offering traditional Tyrolean and other specialties, as well as international dishes. Travelers will also visit the world famous Oktoberfest.
The Chamber has planned a trip to the South Pacific, in particular, Australia and New Zealand with an option of visiting Fiji, Oct. 13 – Oct. 27. The 15-day trip, at a cost of $6,499, includes sights such as the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and the Mount Cook National Park.
The Chamber’s final trip will be to the Azores Islands, Nov. 4 – 11. The eight-day trip, at a cost of $2,249, features stunning vistas and blue lakes bordered by flowers and dazzling views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as great indigenous food specialties.
All trips include round trip airfare out of Atlanta. For more information on China or the other trips, call the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce at 770-483-7049.