The Real Deal Vacation package to China includes airfare from San Francisco to Beijing, with a return flight from Shanghai, on Air China; five nights at the Pentahotel Beijing; three nights at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown; flights between cities; the services of English-speaking tour hosts throughout; and daily breakfast; from $899 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Jan. 12, 13, Feb. 10, 2014 ($899); add $50 for Feb. 9, 2014; add $100 for Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 9, 2014; add $200 for Mar. 16, 23, 30, 2014; add $300 for Apr. 6, 13, 14, 2014.
Gateways San Francisco ($899); add $100 for New York City.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included, however the Chinese Visa fee is not. Vacation package reflects the cash discount price ($899). Call SmarTours to reserve and send a $300 non-refundable check deposit within seven days to confirm your spot. Remaining balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Dec. 18, 2013.
Contact SmarTours, 800/377-7773, smartours.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between San Francisco, Beijing, and Shanghai starts from $989 in mid-January (Korean Air). Add to that $213 for the flight between Beijing and Shanghai, $296 per person including taxes for five nights at the Pentahotel Beijing, and $169 per person including taxes for three nights at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown, and you're already spending $1,667. For $768 less, this travel package gives you all the same perks, daily breakfast, and covers all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available including a full-day guided tour of the Forbidden City and Summer Palace with lunch for $65 per person, a full-day guided trip to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs with lunch for $65 per person, a full-day guided trip to Suzhou with lunch for $65 per person, and a full day guided tour of Shanghai with lunch for $50 per person. Check the website for additional touring options.
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