I am delighted to tell you about a deal I may snap up myself: China Spree‘s 7 Day China Express — Beijing Free-style Travel (2010) will take you to Beijing from San Francisco and put you up at a four star hotel for $588 ($988 from New York). They’re even throwing in free breakfasts.
The hotel is The Beijing Huabin, which is located just a ten minute walk from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, opposite the National Grand Theater, and also near the Wangfujing shopping area. Your stay will be five nights (the sixth is lost in travel) in a room with all the usual accoutrement including an LCD TV and broadband internet. There are tours available to the Summer Palace, the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven at an additional cost, or you can make your way there yourself and explore on your own with the help of a guidebook (or even just the internet). If there’s somewhere else you’d like to visit, China Spree can help you make arrangements.
The catch? Departure taxes and fuel surcharges ($299 from SFO, $307 from JFK), and the low, low prices only apply to trips in December and January — after that, they climb, but you can still find a pretty great deal.
So, from SFO in January, you can go to China for seven days for $887. Not. Bad. Visit the website or call 866-652-5656 to book.