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Groupon 10 Day Beijing & Shanghai

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Full Day Forbidden City & Summer Palace with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #3 03 Nov 2015 - 03 Apr 2016 $55

Begin the day at Tiananmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, in the heart of the city. The Square was erected in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty and later underwent renovations during the Qing Dynasty two centuries later. The perimeter of the Square is dotted with impressive monuments such as the Great Hall of People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the famed ceremonial gateway. From here, venture north for a visit to the Forbidden City, a construction comparable, in scope, to the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms in total. Following the tour enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and a stop at a local pearl shop. The excursion continues with a tour of the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a site of cultural and aesthetic significance in Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Full Day Great Wall & Ming Tombs with lunch 8:00 AM

Day #4 03 Nov 2015 - 03 Apr 2016 $57

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, which remains the longest man-made structure on earth. The Great Wall, constructed during the 7th century, spans nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier and served as a defensive fortification. You will have the opportunity to walk along a portion of the Wall's well-preserved promenades and enjoy the unrivaled views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands. The Ming Tombs are another must-see attraction that remains from the ancient dynasties and are comprised of over a dozen individual tombs of famous emperors and empresses. The day also includes a stop at a local Jade shop and lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.

Full Day Temple of Heaven & Hutong with lunch 8:00 AM

Day #5 03 Nov 2015 - 03 Apr 2016 $49

Start a full day of touring at the Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest ancient imperial worship-based structure in the world. It was once the place where Emperors prayed for peace and a bountiful harvest. The symbolic layout of the temple, a rounded portion to the north and a square portion in the south, is representative of the traditional Chinese belief that there is a “round heaven and square earth”. Continue the tour in “old Beijing” and visit the hutong area surrounding the Forbidden City. In Old China it was tradition to construct houses according to the ancient practice of Fengshui. That is why these areas are named after the narrow lanes, hutongs, that are formed by the lines of interconnected siheyuan, or courtyard residencies. On the tour in the hutong area enjoy traveling by rickshaw while absorbing the surrounding culture and learn more about traditions during a visit with a local family.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours.

Peking Duck Dinner 5:30 PM

Day #5 03 Nov 2015 - 03 Apr 2016 $32

The Peking Duck Dinner has the reputation of being the most culturally famous meal in China. It is a must to experience during your visit to the country. Enjoy the culinary presentation as the chef roasts the duck directly over the fire and then slices the meat tableside. The duck is served with very thin pancakes, Chinese onions and special sauce.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Full Day Beijing Zoo & Olympic Site with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #6 03 Nov 2015 - 03 Apr 2016 $37

Spend the morning exploring the largest zoo in China that is home to over 20,000 animals of over 900 different species. Remember to take time to observe the endangered Giant Pandas and learn about one of the most recognized and treasured national symbols of China. Following the zoo visit, drive to the famed 2008 Beijing Olympic Site and the National Aquatics Centre and take the opportunity to photograph the centerpiece of the most expensive Olympics in history. After lunch enjoy a stop at the Silk Market, the most famous market of the extensive shopping options in Beijing.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Acrobatic Show with dinner 5:30 PM

Day #7 08 Nov 2015 - 06 Apr 2016 $29

Having undergone thousands of years of evolution, the Shanghai acrobatic arts has now blossomed into a unique style. The Shanghai Circus death-deifiers will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility. This evening, enjoy a world-class performance that includes dance, magic, acrobatics and beautiful music after dinner at local restaurant. Transfers to and from your hotel included.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Full Day Yu Yuan Garden & Jade Buddha with lunch 8:30 AM

Day #8 08 Nov 2015 - 06 Apr 2016 $49

The morning begins with a visit to one of Shanghai's main attractions, the classical Yuyuan Gardens, built roughly 400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty by Pan Yunduan, a high-ranking government official. The total area covers 20,000 square meters, or about five acres, and features pavilions, ponds, rockeries, cloisters and streams all within six distinct scenic zones including the Sansui Hall and Wanhua Chamber. Depart Yuyuan Gardens for a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, the most famous and active Buddhist Temple in the city. The Temple's name derives from its two white-jade Buddhas, one recumbent on a redwood bed, the other seated on a lotus flower. It was built during the Guangzu Period of the Qing Dynasty to enshrine the two beautifully crafted Buddha statues that were brought from Myanmar. Conclude the day with a stop at a local carpet shop.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Full Day Suzhou with lunch 7:30 AM

Day #9 08 Nov 2015 - 06 Apr 2016 $47

This morning, depart your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive from Shanghai to Suzhou. Located in Jiangsu Province, this ancient city enjoys the name of "Venice of the East". Your day begins on the famous Grand Canal, the longest man made Canal in the world. Travel leisurely down the narrow waterways and under the stone bridges. From your boat you will see the daily life of the people who inhabit the banks of the canal in this ancient city. Later, enjoy free time along Pingjiang Road, a famous street in Suzhou among locals for gathering, entertainment and food, and a favorite among visitors for its rich culture and sightseeing opportunities Stop for lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Garden of the Master of the Nets. This privately owned garden is one of the most perfectly proportioned in Suzhou.The garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical masterpieces. Return to Shanghai late this evening.

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 9.5 hours.

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2015 Travel Dates Groupon Price
Wednesday LAX Nov 25 $1099*
Wednesday NY Nov 25 $1199*
Friday IAH Nov 27 $799*
Monday LAX Nov 30 $999*
Monday NY Nov 30 $999*
Monday LAX Dec 7 $999*
Monday NY Dec 7 $999*
2016 Travel Dates Groupon Price
Monday LAX Feb 8 $699*
Monday NY Feb 8 $899*
Monday LAX Feb 15 $699*
Monday NY Feb 15 $1199*
Monday LAX Feb 22 $799*
Monday NY Feb 22 $1099*
Monday LAX Feb 29 $899*
Monday NY Feb 29 $1199*
Wednesday NY Mar 2 $1199*
Wednesday IAH Mar 2 $1099*
Friday IAH Mar 4 $899*
Monday LAX Mar 7 $899*
Monday NY Mar 7 $1099*
Wednesday IAH Mar 9 $1099*
Wednesday LAX Mar 9 $1099*
Wednesday NY Mar 9 $1199*
Friday IAH Mar 11 $1099*
Monday LAX Mar 14 $999*
Monday NY Mar 14 $1199*
Wednesday NY Mar 16 $1199*
Wednesday IAH Mar 16 $1099*
Friday IAH Mar 18 $899*
Monday NY Mar 21 $1249*
Monday LAX Mar 21 $999*
Wednesday IAH Mar 23 $1099*
Wednesday LAX Mar 23 $1099*
Wednesday NY Mar 23 $1249*
Friday IAH Mar 25 $1099*
Monday IAH Mar 28 $899*
Monday NY Mar 28 $1249*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights via Air China and may only be purchased with these flights.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Visas are required for China.

Is This Trip Right for You?
This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager, however the service of local guide is provided in both cities to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.