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Japan and China Tour with Airfare - Beijing and Tokyo

10-Day, 8-Night Tour of Beijing and Tokyo with Roundtrip Airfare and Accommodations from Friendly Planet Travel

The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/21/12 or promo value expires
  • Depart 1/17, 1/24, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, or 3/28 based on option purchased
  • Limit 1/person + 1/gift
  • Cancel in writing
  • All cancels more than 75 days incur fee of $300 per person; 74-45 days $600; 44-30 days $1,000; 29-10 days $1,500; 9 days or fee up to Groupon price
  • Redemption occurs at booking; no refunds processed by Groupon after redemption
  • 18+ to book or check-in
  • CC req'd at booking
  • Economy flight from SFO or LAX only
  • Solo fee=$499
  • Visa fees, incidentals, & add-on tours not included
  • Non-transferable

Questions and Answers 50 questions

Q:

Are there specials for Business/first class? Can one opt to stay longer and return on same fare?

Jacklyn B.  asked on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

Business and first class are not available on this package. Late returns are possible based on availability, however the package is priced on very special airfares based on group travel. The additional cost per person would be over $600.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

We are in the process of reviewing and updating our late return this policy for this deal to allow our customers more flexibility. We hope to have an update by the end of the business day. Thank you for your patience.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Here’s an update about late returns. Late returns are available on a limited basis for a fee of $200 per ticket, if the class of service required is available. Otherwise, the fee could be higher. In order to determine whether your late return is available, and the actual cost of the late return, please call us at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 ET, or email us at air@friendlyplanet.com. We will need your name, departure date, preferred return date, and an alternate return date (if possible). In addition, please let us know if you also need hotel arrangements or other land services.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

Would like to terminate tour after Tokyo segment and visit relatives in Okinawa. Would there be a discount or rebate for the return flight to LAX?

Richard F.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a discount or rebate for the return flight. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We can be reached by phone at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6 ET.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Here’s an update on your question. Okinawa can be done. The best way to visit Okinawa is to book a late return with us and independently travel to Okinawa and back to Tokyo for the return flight. If you give up the return ticket, you'll end up paying quite a bit more booking a return flight to the States on your own, as you’d be wasting the very good deal that we've managed to put together for late returns. It would behoove you to book a late return with us and do the Okinawa portion on your own.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

My wife, I, and my 15 yo daughter would like to go. Can you accommodate 3 persons per room?

alan e.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

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Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a triple option on this tour.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Here's an update on triple rooms at the hotel. It appears that there are some triple rooms available, but they are on request. If you can please call us with your preferred dates of travel, we will be glad to check if a triple is available. You can reach us at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 ET.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

Hi - I see several people asking about extending stays. My friend and I would be interested in this package only if we have the option to extend the stay and keep the discounted rate.... I read that extending stays can result in a fare increase by about $600. To keep the original rate, would it be possible to pick a designated group departure date (say 3/7) and come back with another group on another designated date (say come back with the 3/14 dparture group) to save on costs? Thanks!

Crystal W.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

We are in the process of reviewing and updating this policy to allow our customers more flexibility. We hope to have an update by the end of the business day. Thank you for your patience.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Unfortunately, you cannot return with another group, however there is an update about late returns. Late returns are available on a limited basis for a fee of $200 per ticket, if the class of service required is available. Otherwise, the fee could be higher. In order to determine whether your late return is available, and the actual cost of the late return, please call us at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 ET, or email us at air@friendlyplanet.com. We will need your name, departure date, preferred return date, and an alternate return date (if possible). In addition, please let us know if you also need hotel arrangements or other land services.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

We have been planning on a trip to Japan in March and so this deal looks like great timing! But, we would like to spend extra time in Japan after the package ends. How would that work? Would we just book our return flight on our own? Or is it possible for some part of the fee for this trip to go towards a different flight booked through Friendly Planet?

Rachel K.  asked on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

Late returns are possible based on availability, however the package is priced on very special airfares based on group travel. The additional cost per person would be over $600.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

We are in the process of reviewing and updating this policy to allow our customers more flexibility. We hope to have an update by the end of the business day. Thank you for your patience.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Here’s an update about late returns. Late returns are available on a limited basis for a fee of $200 per ticket, if the class of service required is available. Otherwise, the fee could be higher. In order to determine whether your late return is available, and the actual cost of the late return, please call us at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 ET, or email us at air@friendlyplanet.com. We will need your name, departure date, preferred return date, and an alternate return date (if possible). In addition, please let us know if you also need hotel arrangements or other land services.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

Could I extend a stay in Tokyo with additional cost?

Amy A.  asked on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

Late returns are possible based on availability, however the package is priced on very special airfares based on group travel. The additional cost per person would be over $600.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 6, 2012

A:

We are in the process of reviewing and updating this policy to allow our customers more flexibility. We hope to have an update by the end of the business day. Thank you for your patience.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Here’s an update about late returns. Late returns are available on a limited basis for a fee of $200 per ticket, if the class of service required is available. Otherwise, the fee could be higher. In order to determine whether your late return is available, and the actual cost of the late return, please call us at 800-555-5765 Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00 ET, or email us at air@friendlyplanet.com. We will need your name, departure date, preferred return date, and an alternate return date (if possible). In addition, please let us know if you also need hotel arrangements or other land services.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

I would like to take this trip! This is a great deal! However, I would be flying solo, but would like to meet a friend who already lives in Asia and travel with that person. Is there a way to purchase one Groupon and then share the accommodations with another person once I arrive in China and Japan?

Rachel P.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

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We would love to have you and your friend join us. Your friend in Asia will need to travel land-only. To get the land-only price, deduct $500 from the total price posted for the departure date you would like. Your friend will also need to arrange transfers separately, unless his/her flights arrive and depart at the same time as yours. Please purchase one Groupon for yourself, and when you call to redeem it we will explain how to purchase the land-only package for your friend. Our phone number is 800-555-5765, and we are available from Monday-Friday 9:30-6 ET.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

hello- can you tell me when the flights depart and arrive from LAX - thanks. What time of day?

sean w.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

The flight schedules are by departure date, and vary. To see the schedules, visit: http://www.friendlyplanet.com/schedules/beijing-tokyo.html. We are also available by phone Monday-Friday from 9:30-6 ET, and would be happy to answer any additional questions you have. You can reach us at 800-555-5765

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

Hi there, What should I expect the average cost for food on this trip as only a few meals are covered?

Ryan P.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

It really depends. In Beijing, lunch can range from $10-$15, and dinner is around $25. In Tokyo, noodle bars can be around $10, and restaurants are more expensive. On average, lunch can range from $15-$20 and dinner $25-$30.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

Q:

I didn't notice information regarding the flight from Beijing to Tokyo. What airline would be used? Is it covered as part of this tour? If it costs extra, how much would that be? I assume the tour operators would actually take care of the booking arrangements?

Nanalee R.  asked on  Nov 7, 2012

A:

Roundtrip flights are included in the package (fly into Beijing and return from Tokyo) from Los Angeles or San Francisco (depending on the package you buy). The flight from Beijing to Tokyo is also included. All flights in this package are on Air China.

Leora H.  from  Merchant  replied on  Nov 7, 2012

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