9-Day Guided Tour of China with Airfare - Beijing, Shanghai, and Great Wall

9-Day Guided Tour of China with Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

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9-Day Multi-City Tour of China with Stops at Shanghai, Beijing, and Great Wall

Included in this China tour package:

  • Round-trip airfare on Air China
  • 3 nights at 4-star Broadway Mansion Hotel Shanghai
  • 4 nights at 4-star Beijing International Hotel
  • Ground and air transportation and transfers in China
  • Guided tour of Tian Zi Fang in Shanghai
  • Guided city tour of Beijing
  • Full-day trip to Great Wall of China with lunch
  • Seven American buffet breakfasts; one lunch
  • English-speaking tour director and local guides
  • Entrance fees, per itinerary

Click here to see the full itinerary.

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. On the way to the hotel, you’ll take a panoramic tour of Tian Zi Fang district, a neighborhood with an artsy, almost Parisian vibe.

You’ll spend the next two days at leisure, discovering for yourself why Shanghai is known as the "Paris of the East."

Optional tours:

  • Day 2: An acrobatic show and dinner ($35 per person)
  • Day 3: A cruise along Suzhou's scenic canals ($85 per person, includes lunch)
  • Day 4: Shanghai escorted city tour, which highlights The Bund architectural district and the Shanghai Museum ($60 per person; lunch included)

Days 5–9: Beijing and Great Wall

After a morning flight to Beijing, you’ll visit Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest city squares, and catch a glimpse of the enormous Forbidden City. In addition to two days of leisure time, this part of the trip includes a tour of the Great Wall of China. Stretching across thousands of miles, the wall is made up of many separate sections extending through mountains as well as desert regions.

Optional tours:

  • Day 5: Peking duck dinner, accompanied by a Kung Fu performance depicting Chinese history ($53 per person).
  • Day 6: After the Great Wall tour on Day 6, enjoy an optional dinner and Chinese foot massage ($45 per person).
  • Day 7: Beijing Forbidden City and Gaobeidian Village with lunch & dinner ($65 per person).
  • Day 8: Tai Chi lesson, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and its classical gardens, a local panda zoo, and lunch ($70 per person).
  • Day 8: Enjoy a traditional Mongolian hot pot dinner and a visit to the Peking Opera ($53 per person)

Days 9–12: Optional Hong Kong Extension (extra fee)

For an additional fee, you can stick around in China to explore Hong Kong, which Frommer’s likens to a movie set for its sweeping mountain views and glitzy skyscrapers. You’ll set up shop in the Golden Mile shopping district near the scenic harbor at the 4-Star Park Hotel Hong Kong, where you'll be staying, and spend the next day touring the city. Highlights include a ride to the summit of Victoria Peak, which Time named the number one thing to do in Hong Kong.

Take an optional dinner cruise to sail through Hong Kong’s bustling harbor or try your luck at one of nearby Macau’s Vegas-style casinos during the final two days of your tour.

Click here and scroll down to “Hong Kong Optional Extension” for prices.

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 $999 per person, 9-day China tour for one.
  • 20 options available, including departures in January-March from Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston (IAH)
  • 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: 9/3/13

  • Must be 8 or older to travel; if under 18, must travel with adult 21 or older.
  • 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: Taxes included.
  • Additional fees: China visa fee not included ($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 9/3/13 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; $1,000 fee for 44–30 days prior; 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 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: includes round-trip airfare from Houston (IAH) (17 hr avg flight) and Los Angeles (LAX) (15 hr avg flight)

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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