Update (May 21, 12:05 p.m. ET): The lead price on this package was incorrectly listed in the Top 20 as $1099-$1399. A mandatory $100 driver fee was not originally included in the price. The price of the trip is $1299-$1399 per person.
Unlock the mysteries of China with an eight-night vacation including roundtrip airfare from San Francisco and saving as much as $1000.
For $1199-$1299 per person including taxes, discover five cities and travel in fall and spring, which Lonely Planet calls "the best time to visit China" due to a mild and dry climate. Highlights include the Forbidden City and Summer Palace in Beijing, strolling along the Great Wall, visiting a pearl farm, and taking in views of Shanghai's epic skyline.
This tour package includes:
Depart on Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8, 2014; and March 7, 21, 2015. Discounted prices are available for other dates and cities too -- visit the link below or call for more details.
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 $180 or guide and driver gratuity of $100, and medical and trip cancellation/interruption insurance. A single-supplement fee is $380.