Shopping with Chinapac

Chinapac International has launched two new tours — with prices starting at $299 — that combine shopping and sightseeing in China. Just as China is known for such famous landmarks as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, it is also well known for its exquisite goods and handicrafts. Many of these goods are traditional items dating back to the ancient era popularly used by the emperors and possessed by members of the affluent society. Silk, for one, was a staple trade merchandise and now a favourite souvenir. Chinapac president Jenny Soares observed: “Many of our clients expressed their wish to have had more time shopping for souvenirs in their trips. Our new China tours are designed to accommodate plenty of shopping time alongside major sightseeing around China at a very affordable cost.” Two shopping tours are featured: an 8 Day East China tour covers Shanghai and nearby cities of Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing and Hangzhou; while the 9 Day Beijing itinerary visits China’s famous sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the ancient towns of Chengde and Tianjin with shopping stops at the cloisonne factory, jade, silk, pearl and tea shops. It also includes a tour of the Hutong, taking guests through the narrow alleys of old Beijing while riding a traditional Chinese pedicab. With six departures scheduled in 2012, the 8 Day East China Shopping Tour is offered at $299 land package per person; while the 9 Day Beijing Shopping Tour is priced at $349 land package per person. Go to for more.