2017 Travel Destinations

Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

April 18 - 28, 2017
Featuring Netherlands including Keukenhof Gardens, Germany, France, Switzerland
11 days - 23 meals

Highlights: Canal cruise in Amsterdam, Visit to Keukenhof Gardens at the height of tulip season, German entertainment on board in Boppard, Insightful presentation on the history of the Rhine River, Culinary demonstration by the ship's chef.

Book Now: Double $4524+, Single $6423+

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016

* Not included: Cancellation Waiver and Insurace

The Colorado Rockies

July 14 - 22, 2017
Featuring National Parks and Historic Trains
9 Days - 12 meals

Highlights: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado National Monument, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods

Optional Tour: Rafting on the Colorado River with Lunch

Book by December 31 and save $100 - $2999 double occupancy, $3699 single occupancy

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2017

* Not included, Cancellation Waiver and Insurance

Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice

July 19 - 24, 2017
6 days - 6 meals

Highlights: Reykjavik city tour, Hveragerdi Geothermal Park and hot springs, Mt. Hekla volcano, waterfalls, Lake Kleifarvtn, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Thingvellir national Park, Stokkur Geyser and meet Icelandic horses and farm tour.

Book Now: $3349 double occupancy, $3948 single occupancy

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017

* Not included, Cancellation Waiver and Insurance

Spotlight on Rome

September 5 - 11, 2017
7 Days - 8 meals

Highlights: Chef-led cooking class, regional wine with included dinner, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Campo dei Fiori Market, Mosaic Masterpieces tour, Vatical Museums, Walking tour of Rome.


Book Now: $3699 double occupancy, $4399 single occupancy

Registration Deadline: February 27, 2017

*Not included, Cancellation Waiver and Insurance


October 6 - 14, 2017
9 days

Day 1 - LAX/Beijing

Shuttle bus transfer to LAX Airport in the morning. Check in at LAX International Airport for an afternoon flight. 

Day 2 - Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and enjoy our tour package service.

Day 3 - Beijing

Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world, and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest.

Sightseeing today will continue with a tour of the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total of 9,999 rooms, and the Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat.

Day 4 - Beijing

Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperor’s Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration. 

Day 5 - Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou

Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, a local craft with thousands of years of history. Dinner this evening will include a show featuring traditional Chinese music.

Day 6 - Suzhou/Hangzhou

Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 foot high camphor-wood carving of Buddha.

Day 7 - Hangzhou/Shanghai

Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses.  Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai.

Day 8 - Shanghai

Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park. Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone.

Day 9 - Shanghai/LAX

Morning for free. The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for LAX where you will arrive at 10:30am on the same day. 

Book Now: $2,099 ($2,199 for non-Chamber members)
Price includes: All airfare, 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations, 3 meals per day, deluxe bus tours, tour guides, entrance fees for attractions, post departure travel insurance and group shuttle to and from LAX airport.

Not included: $155 visa application fee and $39 one-time tip for tour guide.

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2017












Slideshow Presentation Dates

  • China - November 17, 2016, 5:30-7:00pm, Wyndham Visalia
  • The Colorado Rockies - December 14, 2016, 12:00 noon, City Administration Building 220 N. Santa Fe St. 
  • Spotlight on Rome - January 11, 2017, 12:00 noon, City Administration Office Building 220 N. Santa Fe St. 
  • Iceland Land of Fire and Ice - January 12, 2017 12:00 noon, City Administration Office Building 220 N. Santa Fe St. 

Tour Operators

Presented by our members: Collette Vacations, Mayflower Tours and Citslinc

All trips are based on double occupancy if you have any questions regarding our travel program please contact Sue @ 734.5876 or via email at sue@visaliachamber.org