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9-Day Tour of China with Airfare - Shanghai and Beijing

9-Day Tour of China with Round-Trip Airfare, Luxury Accommodations, and Excursions from Friendly Planet

The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/19/13 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation req’d, subject to availability
  • $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; fee up to Groupon price for 29 days or fewer
  • 21+ to book, 8+ to travel
  • CC req’d at booking
  • Baggage fees may apply, vary by carrier
  • Airfare includes carrier and gov't taxes & fees
  • $185 China visa fee not included ($170 for CA, AZ, NM, & HI residents)
  • $299 fee to travel solo

Questions and Answers 18 questions

Q:

Can we get a room with two separate beds?

Joyce L.  asked on  Nov 6, 2013

A:

Hi Joyce! Yes, you can get a room with two separate beds for no additional charge.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2013

Q:

How do I go about acquiring a visa for China? I will need my passport at the beginning of January and won't be able to send it in till I return on Jan. 15th. Is this enough time to get the visa?

Ines L.  asked on  Nov 4, 2013

A:

Hi Ines! Call us at 1-800-555-5765 so we can discuss the visa process.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

Q:

how much do we need to pay for tips on each day of travel?

chin k.  asked on  Nov 4, 2013

A:

Hi Chin, we send a tipping guide with our final documents, so you know exactly what to expect. Put aside a few dollars equivalent for each local guide, driver, but tipping in restaurants is uncommon. Hotel porters, however, do expect 10 yuan for carrying your luggage to your room or taxi.

Elizabeth H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

A:

Hi Chin! Tipping is, of course, a personal matter and an expression of your satisfaction with services provided to you. Our recommended amounts are about: $6 per person/per day for your national guide, $4 per person/per day for your local guide, $2 per person/per day for your driver.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

Q:

We are vegetarians and travelling with a 3 1/2 yr old girl. We would love to do this tour, but do you have any vegetrian options and also family tours?

Mukta G.  asked on  Nov 4, 2013

A:

Hi Mukta! We can accommodate vegetarian meals on this tour. Our minimum age for children is 8 years old.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

A:

Hi Mukta, The minimum requirement for this tour would be 8 years of age. Please call our office so that we may go over your options. Thanks!

Elizabeth H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

Q:

What does your "package for two" mean? Do I pay the Groupon amount X 2? not clear. thanks so much. Becky

caprice t.  asked on  Nov 3, 2013

A:

Hi Becky! The Groupon listed price is per person, based on your sharing a room with someone. If you are two peopole traveling, you'll need to purchase two Groupons.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

Q:

H...we are eight family members,all more or less in shape and able...so far!..Are there any China trip options available in July or August ? What is the weather like in the target cities in those months?...thanks...Mary

mary o.  asked on  Nov 2, 2013

A:

Hi Mary! We only have dates available from January through March for this Groupon offer. You can visit our website for information about other tours here, http://www.friendlyplanet.com/. The average temperature in Beijing for July and August is in the high 70s; for Shanghai the average is in the low 80s.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 4, 2013

Q:

After the tour in china ends I would like to travel to other countries in Asia- would it be possible to book other flights within Asia and then fly back to the United States from another country in Asia as part of the air accommodations for this tour.

jeff g.  asked on  Nov 1, 2013

A:

Hi Jeff! We cannot change the routing of our flights. However, we can extend the date of your return flight from Beijing. Please call us at 1-800-555-5765 for more information.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 1, 2013

Q:

Hi. I would like to buy the travel with a friend package. Can we sign in to Groupon separately and pay with two credit cards? AND How do we ensure that we are roomed together?

Lindsay H.  asked on  Oct 31, 2013

A:

Hi Lindsay! Yes, you can purchase the Groupons separately. When you each call us to redeem your Groupon, we ask you who you are rooming with.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Oct 31, 2013

Q:

WHERE IS IAH?

s s.  asked on  Oct 30, 2013

A:

Hi S.S! IAH is Houston's Intercontinental Airport.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Oct 30, 2013

Q:

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GO EARLIER TO SHANGHAI TO SPEND 2 MORE DAYS THERE? WHAT AIRLINES DO YOU USE FROM LAX? ALSO HOW HOLD IS IT IN FEB,/MAR.?

s s.  asked on  Oct 30, 2013

A:

Hi S.S! We are not able to change the departure flight from the United States; we are only able to extend your return from Beijing. We use Air China for this tour. In Beijing, during February, it is an average of 31 degrees, with a high of 39 degrees and a low of 22; in March it is an average of 43 degrees with a high of 52 degrees, and a low of 33 degrees. In Shanghai, during February, it's an average of 42 degrees, with a high of 47 degrees, and a low of 36 degrees; in March it is an average of 48 degrees with a high of 53 degrees, and a low of 42 degrees. These temperatures are based on historical averages.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Oct 30, 2013

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