Five-City Guided Tour of China from Beijing to Shanghai
Called one of the seven wonders of the modern world, The Great Wall of China stretches more than 5,000 miles across northern China—longer than the length of the continental United States—snaking through lush forests and up snow-capped mountains. To the south, Shanghai boasts more than 17 million people, one of the largest populations in the world, as well as two of the tallest structures in the world—the super-tall Shanghai World Financial Center and the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower. These sights make up just a few parts of Rewards Travel China's 13-day sightseeing tour, which reveals the massive country and its superlative-worthy attractions in visits to Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, and more.
Some deal options include roundtrip airfare from Los Angles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), or Vancouver (YVR) airports. Airport taxes and fuel surcharge ($460–$490, depending on the airline) are not included. Chinese visa fees ($140) are not included. Departures may be made from other cities for an additional fee.
Day 1–5: English-speaking guides will escort visitors to their hotels upon arrival in Beijing. The next day, a tour of China’s capital city begins, with stops at the colossal Beijing National Stadium (AKA the "Bird's Nest"), which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony, and the Forbidden City, a palatial fortress where emperors ruled mainland China in isolation for more than 500 years. During the four-day stint in Beijing, tours will also stop at Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, plus take the 37-mile drive up to Juyongguan to see the Great Wall.
Day 6–7: Groups take a short flight southwest to the historic city of Xi’an, considered one of the four capitals of the ancient world, alongside Athens, Cairo, and Boise, Idaho. Here, the Terracotta Horses and Warriors Museum is filled with 8,000 life-size statues of Chinese warriors and horses, built more than 2,200 years ago. Commissioned by Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the statue army was intended to defend him in the afterlife.
Day 8–10: The tour continues in Hangzhou and Suzhou, nicknamed “Paradise on Earth” and “the Venice of the East,” respectively. Each destination features a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Hangzhou's West Lake, surrounded by pagodas and temples, and Suzhou’s classical gardens.
Day 11–13: The trip concludes with two days in Shanghai and a visit to the Shanghai Museum to see its collection of ancient Chinese bronze, jade, and calligraphy arts. Shopping on famed Nanjing Road, one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, will precede a dinner cruise on the Huangpu River. A farewell banquet and a viewing of the Shanghai Acrobatic Show finish the trip. Guests depart after breakfast the following morning from Shanghai.
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About redeem-with-another-Groupon options:
The redeem-with-another-Groupon options are valid only in conjunction with a second Groupon, allowing you to combine your Groupon with a friend's for a two-person trip without putting the entire cost on a single credit card. Hotel stays are based on double occupancy, so single travelers should purchase the one-person option to get the full package.