What You Get
- 11-day/9-night tour of China with airfare
- 29 options available, including departures in October, November, and December 2015, and March and April 2016 from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), or New York City (JFK)
- Click here to see all options and departure dates.
Note: All options priced per person, based on double occupancy, or pay an additional fee to travel solo: $450 for October 2015, $575 for November and December 2015, and $400 for March and April 2016. Read about package structures here.
Policies and Fees
For all options, book by: 8/27/15
- Cancellation policy & fees: $200 fee for 60 days or earlier cancellation notice, $300 for 30–59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15–29 days advance notice, $1,000 fee for 3–14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure. Airfare nonrefundable after booking.
- Taxes: Tax included
- Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier.
11-Day China Vacation
On this excursion, you’ll see four of China’s most iconic cities—Beiing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai. An orientation tour at each stop will help familiarize you with each destination, and then you’ll have the remainder of your stay to explore each at your leisure or take some optional side tours. After an adventure-filled day, you’ll stay in 4- and 5-star hotels that are conveniently close to the area’s major landmarks. Your trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), or New York (JFK)
- China domestic airfares: Beijing to Xi’an, Xi’an to Guilin, and Guilin to Shanghai
- 3 nights of standard accommodations at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Beijing or similar
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the 4.5-star Grand Noble Xi’an or similar
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the 5-star Lijiang Waterfall Hotel in Guilin
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at the 4.5-star Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel or similar
- Daily breakfast and one lunch
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Fuel surcharge and tax
- Round-trip airport transfers in each city
- Orientation tour in each city
The trip begins in Beijing, where you can hardly walk a block without seeing ornate temples, ancient alleyways lined with shops and teahouses (called hútòng), and open-air markets that have been around for centuries. At the city center stands the Forbidden City, which served as a royal residence to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. And of course, there’s the Great Wall of China, which winds its way across the landscape north of Beijing.
- Tour Tiananmen Square, which is where Chairman Mao was laid to rest. You can also view the Monument of the People’s Heroes, a 120-foot-high granite tower that honors the memory of Chinese soldiers that died in battle.
- Great Wall of China: This iconic structure spans China’s diverse landscape for about 5,500 miles—nearly twice the distance from Los Angeles to New York City.
Next, you’ll travel south to Xian, a walled city that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. The city’s Muslim Quarter is filled with bazaars and narrow roads that wind past mosques and vendors that serve exotic Islamic cuisine. There are also several historical landmarks to take in along the way, including the 7th-century Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Drum and Bell Tower, which you can climb to see a panoramic view of Xian.
- 8,000 carved statues make up the army of Terra Cotta warriors that was uncovered in the mid-1970s after being hidden beneath the earth for centuries. Take note as you stroll past the life-size soldiers—no two are exactly alike.
- Xian Museum displays an extensive collection of jade artifacts and a tiny replica of how Xian looked in ancient times.
Often described as the “best city under heaven,” Guilin boasts a landscape of deep green hills dotted with jagged karst-rock formations. It’s been one of China’s most tourist-traveled cities since after World War II.
- See wild monkeys scampering amid the hills and caves of Seven Stars Park, more than 300 acres of wilderness near the Lijiang River.
- Cruise the Li River: Board a boat or a bamboo raft to glide past the curious limestone formations that line the banks of this idyllic river.
- Hollywood connections: George Lucas filmed parts of Star Wars here to depict Chewbacca’s native planet.
Shanghai was just a small fishing village as little as 150 years ago. Today, it’s China’s most populous city and its commercial center, which accounts for its frenetic pace. It’s arguably the largest city on Earth—and one of the fastest growing. Despite its futuristic feel, Shanghai reveals flashes of history, such as at the breathtaking, 400-year-old Yu Garden.
- Romanesque and Baroque architecture is interspersed between futuristic skyscrapers in Shanghai’s Bund area, where you can see 50 types of architectural styles along the Huang Pu River.
- City God Temple was first built during the Ming dynasty and re-built less than a century ago; worshipers and tourists come here to pray, take in the sights, and check out the onsite bazaar.
Know Before You Go
- Official language: Mandarin
- Currency: renminbi, which is measured in yuan
- Drive on the right side of the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Alternate departure gateways available based on airline availability, surcharge may apply. Please call Affordable Asia Tours at 888-737-2742 to find out the exact price.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, you have the option to extend your trip.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? As long as the Groupon shows the particular date can be purchased, then it is available.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? After you purchase the Groupon, please redeem by making the reservation as soon as possible.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? The maximum number of people that can stay in one room is three. One child can stay with two parents in the same room. Children will require a Groupon in order to travel with parents. Discounts apply during the booking process. Children must be under 12 years old at time of travel. Please contact Affordable Asia for details.
The Fine Print
- Promotional value expires Aug 28, 2015. Amount paid never expires.
- Book by 8/27/15 or promo value expires
- Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
- Reservation required, subject to availability
- $200 fee for 60 days or earlier notice, $300 for 30–59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15–29 days advance notice, $1000 fee for 3–14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure
- Airfare nonrefundable after booking
- Must be 18 or older to check in
- Credit card required at booking and check-in
- Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
- Airline subject to change/availability
- Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees
- Fee to travel solo: $450 for October 2015, $575 for November and December 2015, and $400 for March and April 2016.
- Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About China Tour with Airfare from Affordable Asia
- All options include round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), or New York (JFK).