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

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Sightseeing Tour of Two Capital Cities with Ancient Marvels and Modern City Centers

Beijing and Tokyo effortlessly blend the past and the present, with neon city centers interspersed with temples, shrines, and gardens dating back thousands of years. On this 10-day, 8-night tour of Beijing and Tokyo from Friendly Planet Travel, you’ll discover both new marvels and ancient monuments as you visit the Great Wall of China, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo’s stylish shopping districts. The tour includes roundtrip airfare and transfers in Tokyo and Beijing from Los Angeles or San Francisco, as well as luxury accommodations, guided tours, and daily breakfast.

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Days 1–5: Beijing, China

After arriving in Beijing, you’ll transfer to the 4.5-star Kempinski Hotel Beijing to rest up after the long journey. The next morning, the group takes a full-day guided tour, including a provided lunch, of the Great Wall of China. The wall, which took more than 2,000 years to build, zigzags across approximately 3,750 miles of hills and mountains.

Explore Beijing at your leisure for the next two days. You can also sign up for an optional excursion (extra fees) to a nearby attraction, such as the Temple of Heaven, the sacred grounds where Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests, the Summer Palace, a collection of pavilions, temples, and palaces surrounding Kunming Lake, or the Forbidden City, the ancient seat of power for the Ming and Qing dynasties. See the full list of excursions here.

Days 6–10: Tokyo, Japan

You’ll board a flight to Tokyo in the morning and then check in to the 4-star Keio Plaza Hotel upon arrival. The following day, take a guided city tour that visits the Tokyo Tower—a red and white tower modeled after the Eiffel Tower. You’ll also see a Japanese shrine and the Imperial Palace’s gardens, where the current emperor of Japan keeps his video-game collection. The final stop of the day is Ginza, an entertainment district lined with boutiques, restaurants, and the famous Kabuki Theater.

Spend the next few days sightseeing on your own—your hotel is just a few minutes from Shinjuku Station, where you can catch a train to many of Tokyo’s major attractions. Alternatively, take an optional excursion (extra fees). These include a tour around the stylish Shinjuku ward or a trip to Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak and a major influence on its artwork. For more information on each excursion, click here.

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

What You Get

8-night, 10-day tour of Beijing and Tokyo, valid for Travel with a Friend packages (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

  • Option 1: $1,599 to depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on 1/17/13, 1/24/13, or 2/21/13 (a $1,999 value)
  • Option 2: $1,699 to depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on 3/7/13, 3/14/13, 3/21/13, or 3/28/13 (a $2,099 value)
  • Option 3: $1,674 to depart from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on 1/17/13 or 1/24/13 (a $2,074 value)
  • Option 4: $1,774 to depart from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on 3/7/13, 3/14/13, or 3/21/13 (a $2,174 value)

Book by: 11/21/12

Single supplement fee: $499

Included in all options:

  • Roundtrip airfare from LAX or SFO
  • All ground transportation and transfers
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations at 4.5-star Kempinski Hotel Beijing and 4-star Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo
  • Daily buffet breakfast and one lunch
  • Guided tours of the Great Wall of China and Tokyo

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

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

Getting There

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Traveler's Tips

  • By plane: includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By transit: includes all ground transportation and transfers

Customer Reviews

The price was incredible considering the airfare and hotel accommodations. David the Chinese guide was very good. Made the China portion fabulous.
Robin B. · January 31, 2013
Haven't taken the trip yet but the customer service has been AMAZING!!! Very helpful and knowledgeable and made us feel like valued travelers! Thanks, Janine!!!
Victoria Or Javier D. · November 21, 2012
Just follow the instructions that are given by the Friendly Planet advisors. Great trip!
Charles M. · December 1, 2014
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