10-Day Tour of Beijing and Tokyo with Airfare - Japan and China

10-Day Tour of Beijing and Tokyo with Roundtrip Airfare, 4-Star Hotel Stays, and Sightseeing from Friendly Planet Travel

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Visit the Great Wall of China, Beijing, and Tokyo While Staying at 4-Star Hotels

All options include:

  • Round-trip airfare on Air China (Average flight time: 12-13 hours)
  • Flight from Beijing to Tokyo
  • Four-night standard accommodations at 4.5-star Kempinski Hotel Beijing in Beijing
  • Four-night standard accommodations at 4-star Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • 9 meals: buffet breakfast daily plus 1 lunch
  • Great Wall of China tour and Tokyo city tour with local guides

During this tour, you’ll immerse yourself in the cultures of Beijing and Tokyo, and visit the Great Wall of China, which was recently named one of the new seven wonders of the world.

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Days 1-3: Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you’ll unwind at the 4.5-star Kempinski Hotel Beijing, located in the heart of China’s capital city.

You’ll have the entire next day to explore Beijing at your leisure. Take advantage of an optional tour to the Forbidden City, the former home of China’s emperors and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Summer Palace and the Panda Zoo ($62 per person, includes lunch).

Days 4-6: From the Great Wall to Japan

From Beijing, the tour heads about two hours north to the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by millions each year. During a day-tour, you will see that contrary to popular belief, the structure is not one continuous wall—instead, it’s several segments built over the course of 2000 years. The imposing wall stretches throughout China’s diverse landscape for more than 5,000 miles. After your Great Wall visit, you have the option to enjoy a peking duck dinner followed by the Legend of Kung Fu show, a special Shaolin Kung Fu stage performance that blends music, martial arts, and a moving story ($53 per person).

A final leisure day in Beijing can be used to enjoy other activities, such as a tour of Gaobeidian Village, a picturesque community where you will visit a typical Chinese school to see for yourself how children are taught in China. The highlight of this very special tour is an opportunity to join a village family in preparing and sharing a traditional Chinese dinner ($45 per person).

The next day, travelers will board a flight to Tokyo, Japan’s buzzing capital city. The 4-star Keio Plaza Hotel will be your headquarters during your time in Tokyo.

Days 7-10: Tokyo

On Day 7, you’ll take a full-day tour that highlights some of Tokyo’s most notable landmarks, including the 1,000-foot Toyko Tower, an Eiffel Tower-inspired structure with an observatory. The next stop is the century-old Meiji Shrine, tucked within an evergreen forest. This Shinto-style shrine, constructed of Japanese cypress and green copper roofing, honors the late emperor Meiji.

The tour will also swing by the Imperial Palace, where visitors can freely tour the surrounding gardens and its famous cherry blossom trees when in season. Along the way, you’ll see remnants of the Edo Castle and the home of the ruling emperor, which is surrounded by a wide moat. The tour concludes in Ginza, Tokyo's most famous up-market shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Travelers are free to spend the last two days of the tour at their leisure, or they can embark on an optional trek to Mt. Fuji ($175 per person, includes lunch), the country’s tallest mountain and an enduring symbol of Japan or enjoy an optional tour of the Shinjuku ward and experience Japanese culture on a guided walking tour (approx. $80 per person).

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

What You Get

  • From $1,699: a 10-Day Tour of Beijing and Tokyo with round-trip airfare from San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX). All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $499 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Departures available in September, October, November, and December 2013. Click here to see all options and departure dates.

    For all options, book by: 4/30/13

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 4/30/13 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for date & option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations 75 days or more incur fee of $300 per person; 74-45 days is $600; 44-30 days is $1,000; 29-10 days is $1,500; 9 days or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must be 21+ to book, 8+ to travel
  • Credit card required at booking
  • $499 fee to travel solo
  • China visa fee not included: $170 for CA, AZ, NM & HI residents, $185 for all other states
  • Gratuities & insurance not included.
  • 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) or San Francisco (SFO) 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.
  • Flight times from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Beijing average about 13 hours

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