10-Day China Tour from Affordable Asia - Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai

10-Day, 8-Night Tour of China with Airfare from Affordable Asia Tours. Price/person Based on Double Occupancy.

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See China's Capital City, Ancient Xian, and Shanghai's Diverse Architecture

You'll spend 10 days exploring two of China's metropolises and the ancient city of Xian on this trip. Along the way, there will be guided tours that spotlight the modern architecture and historic landmarks of these places, spanning from the Ming Dynasty through Mao Zedong's rule. You'll have a little free time in each city and the opportunity to take optional side tours and see cultural shows, too.

We've included some highlights below; see the full itinerary here.

This tour includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from IAH, LAX, JFK, or SFO on Air China
  • Alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for an additional fee.
  • China domestic airfares: Beijing–Xian, Xian–Shanghai
  • Luxury standard hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Fuel surcharge and tax
  • Orientation tour in each city

Days 1–4: Beijing

The trip kicks off in Beijing, China's lively capital city. You'll have some leisure time before setting out on a city tour of some of Beijing's most iconic landmarks, including several sites from the 2008 Olympics.

  • Tiananmen Square: Once the gateway to China's Imperial Palace, it's now a historical destination; Chairman Mao's remains are on display at the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and there are artifacts from the Ming Dynasty at the National Museum of China.
  • Optional tour to the Great Wall: One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this massive defensive structure dating back to 200 B.C. stretches more than 5,000 miles across nine provinces.
  • Accommodations: DoubleTree Hilton Beijing

Days 5–6: Xian

You'll take a brief flight to the ancient walled city of Xian, which boasts more than 3,000 years of history and was an important trading stop on the Silk Road.

  • Drum and Bell Towers: During the Ming Dynasty, these two pagoda-style buildings were used as timekeepers; the sound of the bell meant dawn was approaching, and the massive drums were struck as dusk descended.
  • Terra Cotta Warriors (tour optional; fees apply): This "army" of some 7,000 individual stone soldiers and chariots was carved from terra cotta more than 2,000 years ago, but wasn't unearthed until the mid 1970s.
  • Sample traditional dumplings during an optional banquet-style dinner
  • Accommodations: Grand Noble Xian

Days 7–10: Shanghai

The final leg of the tour brings you to bustling Shanghai, the “bright pearl” along the Yangtze River. An optional side trip explores the canals and gardens of nearby Suzhou (fees apply).

  • The Shanghai Museum: this museum, designed to look like a bronze cooking vessel, houses an extensive collection of ancient jade and bronze artifacts, Buddhist sculptures, and thousands of early Chinese coins.
  • City God Temple, which dates back to the 15th century, features ornate pavilions and teahouses. Outside, vendors hawk incense, jewelry, and candy.
  • The Bund: Dozens of historical buildings in more than 50 architectural styles—including Baroque, Gothic, and Romanesque—line this area along the Huangpu River.
  • Accommodations: Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel or similar

Frequently Asked Questions

How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Alternate departure gateways available based on airline availability, surcharge may apply. Please call Affordable Asia Tours at 888-737-2742 to find out the exact price.

Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you have the option to extend your trip.

How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
As long as the Groupon shows the particular date can be purchased, then it is available.

What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
After you purchase the Groupon, please redeem by making the reservation as soon as possible.

Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
The maximum number of people that can stay in one room is three total. One child can stay with two parents in the same room. Children will require Groupon in order to travel with parents. Discounts apply to children under 12 years old during the booking process. Please contact Affordable Asia Tours for details.

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What You Get

  • 10-day/8-night tour of China with airfare
  • 39 options available, including departures in April through December 2014 from IAH, LAX, SFO, IAH, or JFK.
  • Click here to see all options and departure dates.

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo: $360 for April–August departures, $420 for September–December departures. Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

April departures book by 3/5/14, all other options book by 3/15/14.

  • Cancellation policy & fees: $200 fee for 60 days or earlier notice, $300 for 30-59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15-29 days advance notice. $1000 fee for 3-14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure. Airfare nonrefundable after booking.
  • Taxes: Tax included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


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The Fine Print

  • April departures book by 3/5/14, all other options book by 3/15/14 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • $200 fee for 60 days or earlier notice, $300 for 30-59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15-29 days advance notice
  • $1000 fee for 3-14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure
  • Airfare nonrefundable after booking
  • 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
  • Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees
  • Fee to travel solo: $360 for Apr-Aug departures, $420 for Sep-Dec
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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