The Real Deal Vacation package to China includes airfare from L.A. or Houston on Air China; all intra-China flights and ground transportation; three nights at the Broadway Mansion Hotel Shanghai; four nights at the Beijing International Hotel; an extensive touring program including entrance fees and the services of English-speaking guides throughout; guided trips to Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China and a visit to a Chinese jade factory; and eight meals, including seven American buffet breakfasts and one lunch; from $1,199 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Jan. 8, 2014 ($1,199); add $100 for Nov. 13, 2013, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 9, 2014; add $200 for Dec. 25, 2013.
Gateways L.A. or Houston ($1,199); ask Friendly Planet about additional gateway cities.
The Fine Print Package price does not include the $170 visa fee for residence of CA, AZ, NM, and HI ($185 for residents of all other states) that must be paid separately. Air taxes and fees are included in the package price. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Jul. 8, 2013.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip multicity airfare between L.A., Shanghai, and Beijing starts from $1,021 in early January (Japan Airlines). Add to that $211 per person for the flight between Shanghai and Beijing, $220 per person without taxes for three nights at the Broadway Mansion Hotel Shanghai, and $239 per person without taxes for four nights at the Beijing International Hotel, and you're already spending $1,691. For $492 less, this travel package gives you all the same perks, plus an extensive touring program including entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking guide, all intra-country transportation, several meals, and covers all taxes and fees.
When Want to stay in China longer? Add three nights in Hong Kong to the end of your trip for from $999 more per person depending on your trip's departure dates. Several optional tours are also available, including an authentic Shanghai acrobatic dinner show for $35 per person, and a guided tour of Shanghai's most popular attractions for $60 per person with lunch among other options.
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