10-Day China Tour with Airfare - Shanghai, Xi'an, & Beijing

10-Day China Tour with Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

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See Shanghai, Xi’an's Terracotta Army, and the Great Wall of China

The tour includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via Air China
  • Three nights at the 4-star Broadway Mansions Hotel in Shanghai; two nights at the 4-star Grand Mercure in Xi’an; and three nights at 4-star Beijing International Hotel.
  • Twelve meals, including eight buffet breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner
  • All intra-China flights and ground transportation
  • Maximum of 24 people in the tour group
  • Professional English-speaking tour director and local guides

Below, we've outlined some of our favorite trip highlights. You can check out the full itinerary here. Optional excursions are available for an additional fee.

Days 1–4: Shanghai An overnight flight takes you to the megalopolis of Shanghai, which has a population almost three times bigger than New York City’s. Your group of up to 24 fellow guests makes their first stop on the tour at the breathtaking Yu Garden, built four centuries ago during the Ming Dynasty. Waterways meander past the garden's striking rock formations, koi ponds, ornate pavilions, and a massive boulder made entirely of jade. You’ll spend the next two days at leisure, discovering for yourself why Shanghai is known as the "Paris of the East." You can also opt to take a cruise along Suzhou's scenic canals. This optional tour costs $85 per person and includes lunch.

Days 5–6: Xi’an After a brief flight west, you’ll set down in Xi’an, one of China's oldest cities, to visit its primary claim to fame these days—the Terracotta Army, more than 8,000 life-sized stone soldiers dating back to around 250 BC. At night, an optional dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty dance performance is available for an additional $48 per person.

Days 7–10: Beijing, Great Wall After a morning flight to Beijing, you’ll visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, an enormous imperial palace built during the 15th century. In addition to two days of leisure time, the last leg of the trip includes a tour of the iconic Great Wall—undoubtedly one of the largest construction projects ever attempted. Stretching across thousands of miles, the wall is made up of many separate sections extending through mountains as well as desert regions. On day 9, an optional tour to visit the Hutongs of Beijing and the Temple of Heaven is available for an additional $65 per person, including a provided lunch.

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What You Get

  • Starting at $1,599, 10-day China tour with airfare
  • Seven options available, including departures in September-February from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • 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 $250 fee to travel solo ($350 in September or October). Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 6/11/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: Redemption occurs upon booking with Friendly Planet; no refunds will be issued by Groupon after booking. $300 fee to cancel up to 75 days prior to departure; $600 fee for 74-45 days prior to departure; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days prior to departure; $1,500 fee for 29-10 days prior to departure; fee up to Groupon price for 9 days or less prior to departure.
  • Taxes: All taxes included.
  • Additional fees: China visa fees not included.

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 6/11/13 or promo value expires
  • Valid only for purchased departure date
  • Limit 2/person + 2 additional as gifts
  • Redemption occurs at booking with Friendly Planet; no refunds will be issued by Groupon after booking
  • $300 fee to cancel up to 75 days prior to departure; $600 fee for 74-45 days prior; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days prior; $1,500 fee for 29-10 days prior; fee up to Groupon price for 9 days or less prior to departure
  • Must be 8+ to travel; if under 18, must travel with adult 21+
  • Valid passport required at booking and during travel
  • All taxes included
  • Visa fee not included ($170 for residents of CA, AZ, NM & HI; $185 for for residents of all other states).
  • 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 from Los Angeles (LAX) via Air China

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.
  • Flights from Los Angeles to China take about 13 hours.
  • Visa fees for residents of CA, AZ, NM & HI are $170; $185 for for residents of all other states.

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