China: From Bustling Beijing to the Venice of the East

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Escape Kit

  • A Nine-Day Trip to China ($999 to $1,899 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights Between Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, or Washington DC and China
  • Round-Trip Domestic Flights Between Beijing and Shanghai
  • Ground Transfers Between Airport, Accommodations, and Activities
  • Double-Occupancy 4- to 5-Star Accommodations for Three Nights at the Wanda Realm Beijing in Beijing, Two Nights at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel in Shanghai, One Night at the Grand Metro Park Hotel Suzhou in Suzhou, and One Night at the Grand Metro Park Hotel Hangzhou in Hangzhou
  • Seven Breakfasts and Five Lunches
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide Throughout
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, and Entrance Fees
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

Just a hop across the sea—especially for flights from the West Coast—China offers limitless once-in-a-lifetime moments. Three words: Bring a camera.

The Destination
A multifaceted, modern country with more than 5,000 years of history, China is difficult to capture in words. From the mega metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the quiet corners of reflection in Suzhou that have inspired poets and artists for centuries, more than a billion people call this varied countryside home. Travelers can see the past reflected in the solid gaze of a jade Buddha and the stony towers of the Great Wall of China, or catch a glimpse of the future in the space-age architecture of the Beijing National Stadium. Between strolling the open expanses of the Forbidden City and watching giant pandas roll in the snow at the famous Beijing Zoo, every visit to this vast land is the trip of a lifetime.

Monoliths of a dynasty spanning centuries. A swarming sea of humanity. The quiet soul of ancient tradition. You won't forget one minute of the ride when you stay in luxury hotels and travel with the dedicated guides from Rewards Travel China.

The Itinerary
Day 1: Depart for Beijing
Depart from your US location on the overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2: Arrive in Beijing
Your local guide will welcome you upon touchdown in Beijing and transfer you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to relax and rest up from your long flight.
Overnight at Wanda Realm Beijing.

Day 3: Explore Beijing
Today, your adventure begins. Meet the might of imperial China at the Forbidden City, a palace complex where dozens of emperors lived and ruled for more than half a century. Just outside the towering gates, you'll fast-forward to more recent history in the sprawling Tiananmen Square. After lunch, wander in the cool shade at the Summer Palace, the emperor's private resort of lush gardens and exquisite architecture beside a placid lake. Finish with a stop at Pearl City, where you'll find the iridescent spheres in a range of shapes and sizes for you to peruse.
Overnight at Wanda Realm Beijing. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 4: The Great Wall
Start your day by snapping shots of the unique exteriors of the Beijing National Stadium (nicknamed the "Bird's Nest") and the Beijing National Aquatics Center (the "Water Cube") and spending some time looking over a wide variety of jade pieces. Then, you'll head to the awe-inspiring Great Wall in the afternoon, undulating for thousands of miles over the hills outside of Beijing.
Overnight at Wanda Realm Beijing. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 5: Travel to Suzhou
Reflect on all you've seen so far during a free day in Beijing. In the evening, you'll board your domestic flight to Shanghai and be transferred to Suzhou, about an hour away by bus.
Overnight at Grand Metro Park Hotel Suzhou. Breakfast provided.

Day 6: The Gardens of Suzhou
The Venice of the East, Suzhou is veined with serene canals overshadowed by classic architecture and lush gardens. Tour the blooming Lingering Garden after breakfast; then, stop by the country's largest silk factory to learn more about the handling of this delicate material. In the evening, you'll enjoy a picturesque cruise down ancient canals before heading to Hangzhou via bus.
Overnight at Grand Metro Park Hotel Hangzhou. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 7: Hangzhou's Lakeside Leisure
Hangzhou is renowned for its natural beauty, most notably the shimmering expanse of West Lake, a classic example of Asian gardening esthetic. Take in lovely views of the serene waters before sampling green tea at a plantation; after lunch, you'll drive back to Shanghai and stop by the shores of the Huangpu River to admire the vibrant cityscape at night.
Overnight at Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 8: Shanghai
A dazzling column of international architecture and high finance along the river, the Bund is a fascinating place for people watching. Soak up its electric energy before heading to the staggeringly ancient displays at the Shanghai Museum and the surrounding People's Square. After lunch, you'll visit a market selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts—a good place to pick up any souvenirs you've had an eye on. Finish the last night of your trip with an amazing show of Chinese acrobatics.
Overnight at Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Day 9: Return to US
Say your goodbyes over breakfast—today, you'll be transferred to the Shanghai airport for your return flight back to the US.
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
Boston (BOS), New York City (JFK), and Washington DC (DCA) departures:
7/11 ($1,899)
9/16, 10/14, 10/31 ($1,599)
11/7 ($1,499)
12/5 ($1,399)

Chicago (ORD) departures:
4/26, 5/5 ($1,599)
7/11 ($1,899)
9/16, 10/14, 10/31 ($1,599)
11/7 ($1,499)
12/5 ($1,399)

Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), and Seattle (SEA) departures:
4/26, 5/5 ($1,599)
7/11 ($1,899)
9/16, 10/14, 10/31 ($1,599)
11/7 ($1,499)
12/5 ($999)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

About Rewards Travel China
You didn't cross an ocean to coast through this culture-packed country. Rewards Travel China helps you soak up as much of the local character, cuisine, and history as possible, providing all-inclusive itineraries and highly organized local guides, notable for their extensive knowledge of the area and delightful sense of humor. Whether you're sitting down to a traditional dinner with a local family or gaping at centuries-old architecture, this Toronto-based company will be right there to show the way.

  • Absolutely the best trip ever... Accommodations were all exceptional! Tour guide, transportation, coordination of activities were excellent. Rewards China is my only choice for future trips.

    -- LivingSocial Member
  • This trip was wonderful and exactly as advertised. The travel company rep, Lenan, even called us in China to make sure everything was going well. No hassles, just a lovely time!

    -- LivingSocial Member

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by March 10, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip international flights between Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, or Washington DC and China; round-trip domestic flights between Beijing and Shanghai; ground transfers between airport, accommodations, and activities; double-occupancy 4- to 5-star accommodations for 3 nights at the Wanda Realm Beijing in Beijing, 2 nights at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel in Shanghai, 1 night at the Grand Metro Park Hotel Suzhou in Suzhou, and 1 night at the Grand Metro Park Hotel Hangzhou in Hangzhou; 7 breakfasts and 5 lunches; professional English-speaking tour guide throughout; airline taxes, fuel surcharges, hotel fees, and entrance fees
  • All other major US airports available on request; subject to availability and all supplements due at booking
  • Voucher does not include $190 per person Chinese visa fee, gratuities of $100 per person (due at booking), personal or trip cancellation and interruption insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included, optional tours and other activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $490
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. Once reservation is complete, no cancellation is allowed
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Passport and Chinese visa required
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
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