Delve into the culture and sites of China on an eight-night, five-city vacation complete with flights, hotels, meals and tour guide for $1399 per person including taxes. Save $1000 on these spring and fall departures, which Lonely Planet calls "the best time to visit China" due to mild temperatures and dry climate.
Travel from Beijing to Shanghai, and en route climb the Great Wall, stroll through the Suzhou gardens; visit a freshwater pearl farm in Wuxi; explore West Lake by boat in Hangzhou; and end in Shanghai, home to the Bund, the famous skyline. This tour package includes:
Depart Vancouver: April 12, 26; May 10, 24; Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18; Nov. 1, 8, 15; Dec. 6, 2014. Depart the same dates and prices from Toronto (+$100 April 12; May 10). Discounted prices are available for peak summer trips, June-September, and from other Canadian cities.
Also available: Add on optional programs including a nighttime river cruise, Yangtzee River cruise, or trip extension with Yellow Mountain, Hong Kong, Xi'an or Guilin and Yangshuo.
Note: This does not include the per-person visa fee of $110 or guide and driver gratuity of $100, and medical and trip cancellation/interruption insurance. A single-supplement fee is $380.