Five-City Tour of China with Airfare

12-Day Guided Tour of China with Airfare, Accommodations, and Some Meals from International Inc.

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Five-City Tour of China

On this 12-day tour, you’ll get a chance to explore five of China’s most storied cities—Beijing, Xi’an, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai. Along the way, you’ll learn about Chinese history and culture on guided sightseeing tours of the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing, the Terracotta Army in Xi’an, and Shanghai’s riverfront banking district.

The tour includes:

See the full itinerary here. Please note the itinerary will be backwards for Options 8 and 10; the last cities as listed below will be visited first on these two trips.

Trip Highlights by City

Beijing (Days 2–4)

  • Hike along the Great Wall of China at the Ju Yong Pass, a hilly section of the wall with great views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Observe giant pandas and other endemic species at the Beijing Zoo.<p>

Xi’an (Days 5–6)

  • Visit Xi’an’s ancient city wall, which dates back to the 14th century.
  • Take a tour of emperor Qin Shi Huang’s army of terra cotta warriors and horses, built to protect the emperor in the afterlife.<p>

Suzhou (Days 7–8)

  • Known as the “Venice of the East,” Suzhou has many ancient canals, stone bridges, and alleyways that you’ll explore as a group.
  • Stop at a silk-spinning factory to learn more about China’s long history of using that fabric.<p>

Hangzhou (Day 9)

  • A tranquil boat ride brings you to willow-draped islands and the Su Causeway, which was built in 1090 to link the southern and northern mountains.
  • Hangzhou is famous for teas that are picked and roasted by hand. You’ll visit a tea village for a chance to sample the city’s famous longjing green tea. <p>

Shanghai (Days 10–12)

  • Pick up souvenirs along Nanjing Road and the Old Stone Houses shopping district.
  • Spend a few hours browsing ancient bronze works, ceramics, and calligraphy at Shanghai Museum, which houses a collection of more than 120,000 pieces.<p>

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

What You Get

  • Starting at $1,699, 12-day China tour with some meals and round-trip airfare
  • 13 options available with departures from:
    • LAX
    • JFK
    • YVR

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 $600 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

For all options, book by: 5/17/13

Policies and Fees

  • Cancellation policy & fees: $200 fee pp to cancel; 45-day notice or fee of $400 pp; 30-day or fee $600 pp; 14-day or fee of $1,000 pp (not to exceed Groupon price); 4-day or fee of the Groupon price applies
  • Additional fees: Visa and $8/person/day gratuity not included

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

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 5/17/13
  • Valid only for date bought
  • Limit 1/person +2 as gifts
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Reservation req'd
  • Redemption occurs upon reservation w/ Merchant
  • Merchant responsible for refunds and fees once voucher redeemed
  • CC req'd upon reservation
  • $200 fee pp to cancel; 45-day notice or fee of $400 pp; 30-day or fee $600 pp; 14-day or fee of $1,000 pp (not to exceed Groupon price); 4-day or fee of the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Visa and $8/person/day gratuity not included
  • $600 fee to travel solo.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from LAX, JFK, or YVR and domestic airfare from Beijing to Xi’an and Xi’an to Shanghai
  • By tour bus: includes all transfers and transportation in 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.

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