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Jet of on an exciting tour of China with this air-inclusive offer available from SmarTours. This 8-night adventure combines two fascinating cities, Beijing and Shanghai, and includes round-trip airfare from San Francisco and all local flights. Begin your trip with a few nights at the upscale Marriott Courtyard Beijing Hotel, conveniently located just steps from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Head out on your own to explore the 3000-year-old city or choose from several optional guided excursions. Tours include a full day sightseeing with visits to the legendary Great Wall and Ming Dynasty tombs ($60), a full-day tour of the labyrinthine old city ($60), and a traditional Peking Duck dinner and Opera performance ($45). Next, you’ll board your transfer flight to bustling Shanghai, China’s largest city, for a stay at the modern Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista Hotel. Round out your tour exploring the city’s colorful markets and temples on your own, or try an optional guided excursion to Suzhou, the nearby Yangtze River city known as the “Venice of the East.” This tour starts at just $799, with various departures available throughout 2009. Book by July 21 to save up to $800 per couple; reservations made after this deadline cost $400 more per person.