Tour of Shanghai and Beijing with Round-Trip Airfare - China

9-Day Tour of Beijing and Shanghai with Round-Trip Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

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9-Day Tour of Beijing and Shanghai

All trips include:

  • Round-trip airfare on Air China
  • Accommodations at 4-star Broadway Mansions Hotel Shanghai and the 4-star Beijing International Hotel
  • All intra-China flights and ground transportation
  • Seven breakfast buffets and one lunch
  • Guided tour of Tian Zi Fang in Shanghai
  • Guided city tour of Beijing
  • Full-day trip to Great Wall of China with lunch
  • English-speaking tour director and local guides

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Days 1–4: Shanghai

After landing in Shanghai, you’ll take a panoramic tour of the Tian Zi Fang neighborhood en route to your hotel. The area is known for its boutiques and charming eateries. Over the course of the next two days, the city is yours to explore independently.

You can sign up for optional excursions for an additional fee, which range from a dinner and an acrobatics show to a city tour of Shanghai. The tour starts by visiting the Shanghai Museum of Chinese Art and its 120,000 artifacts, including Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Another optional tour takes you to the village of Suzhou, known as the “City of Gardens,” where you’ll explore the streets by rickshaw and the picturesque canals by boat.

Hotel: Broadway Mansions Hotel Shanghai

Days 5–9: Beijing

On the morning of the fifth day, the group boards a flight bound for Beijing, China’s capital city. An introductory tour takes you to historic Tiananmen Square. The following day, you’ll head to the Great Wall of China. On the way there, the guided tour will swing past the venues from the 2008 Summer Olympics and stop at a jade factory. The full-day excursion will be spent exploring the Great Wall, which dates back to the 7th century BC.

In Beijing, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in optional activities, such as a traditional Chinese foot massage, Peking Duck dinner and the Legend of Kung Fu show, or a visit to the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Another optional trip includes a tai chi lesson, then takes you to the Summer Palace—home to a classic Chinese Garden— as well as the Temple of Heaven and the Panda Zoo.

Hotel: Beijing International Hotel

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


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
This deal is only available from the gateways included.

2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Late returns are possible at a cost of $100 per person, plus any difference in airfare and additional services required, and are subject to availability. To book a late return, let Friendly Planet know and they’ll do their best to accommodate your request.

3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
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4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
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5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Every passenger traveling is required to have one. Triple rooms are subject to availability.

What You Get

  • Starting at $1,299 per person, 9-day guided tour of Beijing & Shanghai for one.
  • 16 options available, including departures in November–April from Houston (IAH) and 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 $299 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 7/30/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: $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; fee up to Groupon price for 29 days or less prior to departure
  • Taxes: All taxes included.
  • Additional fees: China visa fee is not included and is $170 for CA, AZ, NM, & HI residents; $185 for residents of all other states.

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 7/30/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel window based on option bought
  • Limit 2/person + 2/gifts
  • Redemption occurs at booking w/ Friendly Planet; no refunds 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; fee up to Groupon price for 29 days or less prior to departure
  • Must be 8+ to travel; if under 18, must travel w/ adult 21+
  • Credit card & passport required at booking
  • Tax included
  • Visa fee not included ($170 for residents of CA, AZ, NM & HI; $185 for all other states)
  • Solo fee= $299
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: round-trip airfare from Houston (IAH) and Los Angeles (LAX) included in all deal options
  • By shuttle: All ground transportation included

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.
  • Estimated flight time: about 17 hours from Houston to Shanghai; about 15 hours from Los Angeles to Shanghai

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