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18 Day The Silk Road (2013)

Dates & Pricing

Escorted, All Inclusive China Tours featuring scheduled departures including transpacific airfare with Air China non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) and New York (JFK) to Beijing. "Land Only" is available if you would like to arrange the flights to China on your own.

All Inclusive China Package Tours
Transpacific airfare
Guided Tours including admission
Hotel Accommodations
Included per itinerary
China Entry Visa, travel insurance
Available at additional charge

The following tour fares are cash only fares and include transpacific airfare (except "Land only"), and all applicable fuel surcharge, U.S.A. and China government taxes & fees. The actual tour pricing is the listed tour fare deduct the applicable discount. Read more information, regarding single room supplement, tour payment options, "Land only" package, air routing, child discount, applicable airline fees, and business class upgrade, under the following table. Additional baggage fees may apply.

Departure Return San Francisco
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04/01/2013 04/18/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
04/08/2013 04/25/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
04/15/2013 05/02/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
04/22/2013 05/09/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
04/29/2013 05/16/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
05/06/2013 05/23/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
05/13/2013 05/30/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
05/20/2013 06/06/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
05/27/2013 06/13/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
06/03/2013 06/20/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
06/10/2013 06/27/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
06/17/2013 07/04/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
06/24/2013 07/11/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
07/01/2013 07/18/2013 $4999 $5299 $4299 -$400 Reserve
07/08/2013 07/25/2013 $4999 $5299 $4299 -$400 Reserve
07/15/2013 08/01/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
07/22/2013 08/08/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
07/29/2013 08/15/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
08/05/2013 08/22/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
08/12/2013 08/29/2013 $5099 $5399 $4299 -$400 Reserve
08/19/2013 09/05/2013 $4999 $5299 $4299 -$400 Reserve
08/26/2013 09/12/2013 $4999 $5299 $4299 -$400 Reserve
09/02/2013 09/19/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
09/09/2013 09/26/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
09/16/2013 10/03/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
09/23/2013 10/10/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
10/07/2013 10/24/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
10/14/2013 10/31/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
10/21/2013 11/07/2013 $4899 $5199 $4299 -$400 Reserve
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  • Tour Fare: Fares are in U.S. funds, per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Additional Costs: China visa processing fee, add-on airfare from your home city to Air China gateway (SFO or JFK) where applicable, optional travel insurance is additional to the tour fare. The gratuities of $8 per traveler per travel day to cover your tour guides, drivers, and porters are recommended and are at your discretion.
  • Special Promotion (Discount): From time to time, we run special promotion (as specified in the above "Discount" column). Depending on the tour and the time you book, additional savings may be available if your deposit payment is received before the booking deadline. Due to the popularity of this tour and the limited inventory of group seats, the tour fare and promotion discount are subject to change and will be assessed and adjusted at the middle and the end of each month.
  • Cash Discount Rate: A $200 per person deposit is required to secure a reservation and is payable by credit card or personal check. To take advantage of the cash discount rate, you must pay the balance due by personal check or money order. The balance payment is due 50 days prior to the departure date. The cash discount is not affected by how you pay the initial deposit.

    Unless otherwise stated you will be billed for the "Cash Discount Rate" as specified in your tour invoice. The credit card payment adds $200 on top of "Cash Discount Rate" per person. Please contact us at least one week prior to the balance payment due date if you would like to make the balance payment by a credit card, by doing so you are NOT eligible for the cash discount rate.
  • Flight Routing: Air inclusive packages start in San Francisco (flight duration 12 hours) or New York JFK (flight duration 13 ½ hours) to Beijing, which is Air China's hub. On the return day, you will be flying from Shanghai via Beijing to San Francisco or New York JFK. The Shanghai-Beijing flight is 2 hours 20 minutes and is part of the through fare for air inclusive packages. You can check your baggage through to SFO or JFK from Shanghai.
  • "Land Only" Packages: "Land Only" packages do not include international flights to and from China, and do not include airport to hotel transfers, which are straightforward and cost about $15 per ride by metered taxicab. More information about transfer by taxi and private transfer options are available upon request.

    "Land Only" tour packages include all domestic transportation and transfers within China, but does not include the Shanghai to Beijing flight at the conclusion of the tour. Our "Land Only" packages start in Beijing on Day 2 and conclude in Shanghai on Day 18. If you would like to arrange your transpacific flights to China on your own, you should arrive in Beijing (PEK) on Day 2 of the tour with hotel accommodation included (the local tour starts in the morning on Day 3) and fly back home from Shanghai (PVG) on Day 18. The listed "LAND ONLY" rate includes all China internal taxes and fees.
  • Single Room Supplement: $750
  • Children Discount: Children of 11 years and under may have $100-$200 off adult rate depending on the tour and departure date. Children under 2 years are considered infants, and may travel in a parent's lap. Airlines do not usually offer a seat for infants and further discounts may apply. Please contact us for details for children under 12. Children 12 years and older are considered adults for fare purposes and the adult rate applies.
  • Business Class Upgrade for transpacific flights from SFO with Air China is: additional $2500 for departures (January 1 - March 31, 2013). The promotional fare is subject to availability. Please contact us for upgrade from JFK and SFO for departures after April 1, 2013.
    Fees in addition to the listed pricing

    China Visa fee: $170 ($140 consulate charge + $30 China Spree service fee)

    You need China single entry visa for this trip.

    Add-on airfare via San Francisco (SFO) and New York (NYC)

    Add-on airfare via San Francisco (SFO) (Roundtrip including taxes)
    Add-on airfare via New York (NYC) (Roundtrip including taxes)

    The above add-on airfare is valid through March 31, 2013. Fare for departures after April 1, 2013 will be posted later.

    Note, The optional add-on flight from your home city to the Air China gateway must be arranged according to the provisions of the Air China contract with various U.S. carriers in order to qualify as a through-fare with the Air China transpacific flight to China. These contracted flights are subject to availability. The booking procedures, fare class, flight options, airports and layover times are strictly determined by Air China contract. The flights available under the Air China contract have a limited seat inventory. If you prefer different flight times, routing, or layovers, you are free to do so on your own, but we cannot package non-contract flights as part of your China tour package.

    Please be advised that New York has three main airports, but Air China uses only JFK. The add-on flights to New York on the Air China contract may get you to any of the three airports depending on which flight you are confirmed on. If your flight does not arrive at the JFK airport, you must arrange for ground transportation to JFK on your own.

    *Additional airline fees may apply at check-in

    Fees may be charged by airlines for services such as preferred seat selection and baggage handling. Please note that fees are determined by the airline you check in with and may change at any time. Additional overweight baggage fees are charged and vary by airline. Check with your airline for weight restrictions. Check Airline Fee Chart.

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