10-Day China Tour with Airfare - Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

10-Day China Tour with Airfare from Rewards Travel China

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Tour Beijing’s Forbidden City, Cruise Suzhou’s Grand Canal, and Visit Shanghai’s Bazaar

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Days 1–5: Beijing An overnight flight takes you to Beijing, a megacity with a population a more than 20 million people. The following morning, the tour heads to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as China’s imperial palace for five centuries. After exploring Forbidden City’s imitable Chinese architecture, you’ll head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s iconic city center, and home to historic monuments from the Qing and Ming dynasties. Later, you’ll take a Hutong trishaw tour through Beijing’s trademark alleys to learn about other sacred sites and attractions.

Spend Day 4 at your leisure, but you can take an optional tour to the Great Wall of China, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and perhaps China’s most-famous landmark (additional fee).

On Day 5, the tour heads to the Temple of Heaven, a 15th-century complex best known for the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a 124-foot conical building. The Hall’s intricate design includes significant symbolism—its 28 supportive pillars collectively represent the 12 Chinese prayer watches, the 12 months, and the four annual seasons.

Days 6–7: Suzhou A short flight takes you to Shanghai, where you’ll transfer to Suzhou, nicknamed “Venice of the Orient” for its spectacular gardens and collection of canals. You can take an optional cruise on the Grand Canal (additional fee), the earth’s longest manmade canal. Dating back to the 5th century BC, the canal is still bordered by centuries-old buildings.

Over the next two days in Suzhou, you’ll tour a silk factory and explore the ancient Master of the Nets Garden, which is nearly a century old.

Days 8–10: Hangzhou and Shanghai

The tour will take a two-hour drive south to Hangzhou, where you’ll stop off at a local tea plantation for a sampling of Dragon Well tea before visiting West Lake—a beloved lake surrounded by pagodas and temples. Afterwards, you’ll travel to Shanghai via a cruise down the Huangpu River. If you arrive in Shanghai after dark, you’ll see glittering skyscrapers reflecting off the river.

In Shanghai, you’ll walk along the Bund district, which is perhaps the best example of western influence on the city. Here you’ll see a diverse assortment of European-inspired architecture, including centuries-old mansions and banks that exemplify ornate Baroque and Gothic architecture.

Before boarding your flight home, spend some time at Shanghai’s City God Bazaar, featuring elaborate altars for worship, along with teahouse shops that sell anything from designer clothing to handmade souvenirs.

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What You Get

  • Starting at $999 per person, 10-day/8-night tour of China with airfare
  • 11 options available, including Chicago (ORD) departures in September, October, and November 2013. Additional airfare gateways available for an additional $150 fee, including:
  • Newark (EWR) or New York (LGA)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Washington DC (DCA)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTT)
  • Houston (HOU or IAH)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Minneapolis (MSP)

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Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $599 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

For all options, book by: 5/25/13


Policies and Fees

  • Cancellation policy & fees:
  • Taxes: tax included
  • Additional fees: $150 fee to depart from alternate gateway; $599 fee to travel solo; $190 Chinese visa fee; highly suggested gratuities of $100/person not included.

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 5/25/13
  • 2/person +4 as gifts
  • 1/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subj to avail; trip may be cancelled w/refund if not enough Groupons are bought for that date
  • Fee of Groupon price to cancel; travel insurance available for add'l fee allowing cancellation without fee
  • Alternate dates may be avail for add'l fee
  • 18+ to check in
  • Credit card req'd at booking
  • Tax included
  • $599 fee to travel solo
  • $150 fee to depart from alternate gateway
  • $190 Chinese visa fee; suggested gratuities of $100/person 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 Chicago (ORD) via Hu (China Hanain Airlines); additional $150 fee for other gateways, including New York (LGA or EWR), Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Washington D.C. (DCA), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), and Detroit (DTT), Houston (HOU or IAH), Orlando (MCO), Miami (MIA), Raleigh-Durham (RDU), Indianapolis (IND), or Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

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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