China's Best Deal: The Highlights in 10 Days

Bellevue, WA, March 21, 2013"”Here's an unbeatable deal: China Spree's quickie tour that's affordable, provides all flights, deluxe hotels, good meals, and extensive guided sightseeing in China's three major tourist attractions.

To be more specific, the Golden Triangle Tour, which costs $1,859 in April, includes round-trip transpacific air from San Francisco, all intra-China transportation, 4-star accommodations like the stunning Traders Hotel by Shangri La in Beijing, 8 American breakfasts, 10 other delish meals, a Tang Dynasty Show in Xian and Shanghai Acrobats Show, special culinary experiences and excellent local guides in each city. It's really the best-value tour on the market.

China Tour through Beijing

Beijing, of course, is China's capital, where sightseeing includes the iconic Great Wall of China; the so-called Forbidden City, a 9,999-room palace; the Temple of Heaven; the Summer Palace gardens and Marble Boat; and a pedicab tour of Old Beijing's hutongs with lunch in a family's courtyard home. There's also a welcome dinner of Peking (Beijing) duck.

Then it's on to the ancient capital, Xian, to see the 7,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors"”which guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for more than 2,200 years–and the 652 A.D. Wild Goose Pagoda, and to savor a dumpling banquet with the Tang Dynasty show that takes you back in time to China's Golden Age.

Feel the vibrancy of Shanghai on this China tour

In Shanghai, China's vibrant financial and artistic center"”and its most sophisticated city"”it's interesting to see the futuristic skyscrapers of Pudong and fun to explore the landmark Bund, the heart of colonial Shanghai, and the streets of the old French Concession. (There's also an optional tour of still more Shanghai attractions.)

From Shanghai the tour even includes an excursion to Suzhou, which the Chinese call "the Venice of the East," and the pretty ittle water town of Tongli. In 2,500-year-old Suzhou, you'll see the legendary Grand Canal, and visit a classic garden dating back to 1140 AD and a Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created. In Tongli, a gondola ride passes the canals, arched stone bridges, cobbled lanes and tile-roofed wooden houses that contribute to the town's charm. Then there's a final airport run on the world's fastest magnetic levitation train.

All prices are cash-only, are per person double occupancy and are subject to availability.