Explore Two of China's Most Storied Cities
This 9-day tour from Friendly Planet takes you to Shanghai and Beijing, with excursions and free time in each. Hotels in both cities are centrally located, making it easy to get around on your own. This tour includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH), New York (JFK), or Washington, DC (IAD) on Air China
- Fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
- Intra-China flight and ground transportation
- 3 nights at four-star Broadway Mansions Hotel in Shanghai
- 4 nights at four-star Beijing International Hotel
- Seven American buffet breakfasts and one lunch
- Comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking tour director and local guides
- Guided tour of Tianzifang in Shanghai
- Guided city tour of Beijing
- Full-day trip to the Great Wall of China with lunch
Click here for a full itinerary and list of optional tours.
Day 1: En route to Shanghai
- Flight time: 15–17 hours, depending on departure city
Days 2–5: Shanghai
Board a coach bus at the airport and enjoy a brief tour of the modern city on the way to your hotel. Broadway Mansions Hotel sits right along the Huangpu River, within walking distance of buildings that line The Bund and the neon lights that mark the shops on East Nanjing Road. Your Getaway also includes a guided tour of Tian Zi Fang, an arts district that features cafés, bistros, and art galleries. Take advantage of this central location over the next 2 days, which are yours to explore Shanghai on your own.
- Nicknames: Pearl of the Orient and Paris of the East
- Meals: daily breakfast
- Recommended attractions: Take in the futuristic Pudong skyline via a Huangpu River cruise, or head up to the 88th-floor observation deck of the Jin Mao Tower.
- Optional tours: dinner and acrobatics show ($35/person), guided tour of Suzhou and its canals ($95/person, including lunch), or guided tour of Shanghai ($70/person, including lunch)
Days 5–8: Beijing
Catch a morning flight to Beijing and then take a tour of the city, which includes a stop at Tiananmen Square. The following morning, you'll embark on a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China. The excursion also includes lunch and a visit to a jade factory. Spend the next 2 days exploring Beijing at your own pace—Beijing International Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of two subway lines.
- Flight time: 2 hours
- Nicknames: The Celestial City and The Northern Capital
- Meals: lunch at the Great Wall and daily breakfast
- Recommended activity: Block out a morning to shop at the Panjiayuan Flea Market, where you could buy anything from jewelry to prerevolution-era curios
- Optional tours: Peking-duck dinner and kung-fu show ($53/person), traditional Chinese foot massage and dinner ($45/person), Beijing Forbidden City and Hutong tour ($65/person, including lunch), a Tai Chi boxing lecture plus visits to Temple of Heaven and Panda Zoo with lunch ($80/person, including lunch), or Mongolian hot-pot dinner and Peking Opera show ($53/person)
Day 9: En route to USA
Breakfast is included.
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?
If your requested date is available for purchase on Groupon’s site, it should still be available.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
Technically, you should not be able to buy a Groupon for a sold out date or departure city.
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.