China, Air/7 Nights, From $983
Take in China’s biggest cities and historic cultural sites on this week long itinerary.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Beijing on Air China; three nights in Beijing at Jade Palace Hotel; four nights in Shanghai at the Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei; seven breakfasts and five lunches; the services of an English-speaking guide with tours to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace; transfers and sightseeing ground transportation; and fuel surcharges; from $983—plus $170 in visa fees.
When Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 ($983); add $16 for March 5; add $166 for March 26.
Gateways San Francisco ($983); add from $120 for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Seattle; from $250 for Cleveland, Denver, and Houston; from $300 for Minneapolis and New Orleans; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does not include $170 fee for a required travel visa. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $195. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact China Focus, 800/868-7244, chinafocustravel.com.
Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between San Francisco and Beijing starts from $941 with taxes for travel in mid-January (Air China). Add to that $166 per person, including taxes and fees, for three nights at the Jade Palace Hotel; and $76 per person, including taxes and fees, for four nights at the Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei, and your total for airfare and accommodations alone is $1,183 when booked separately. For $30 less than airfare and accommodations, this package covers the international flight, seven nights’ accommodations, twelve meals, tours and the services of a guide throughout the trip, all transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More Extend your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei for, on average, $35 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Upgrades are available at both hotels.
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