From London: 2 Night China and 2 Week Thailand Holiday (November/December) just £651.93pp Inc good accommodation, flights & ferries @ Ebookers
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From London: 2 Night China and 2 Week Thailand Holiday (November/December) just £651.93pp Inc good accommodation, flights & ferries @ Ebookers

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Edited by:"rachelandgromit"Found 1st Jul 2017
Here is a nice little trip which sees you stop off in China (Beijing) and also Thailand for two weeks on November/December this year. For all hotels book on Ebookers using code SUMMER14

All accommodation is rated good or excellent. Flights include all hold luggage, the additional costs not included here are airport transfers but you have lots of options from public transport to taxi costs.

Here are the details:

25/11
You'll fly from London to Beijing with Air China. I've flown with them myself and they aren't too bad, they aren't going to compare to sag Ethiad or Singapore and the IFE is a bit naff but it will get you there. Take a good book!

Book all long haul flights on travelup.co.uk £729.74

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26-28/11
After arriving in Beijing you'll spend 2 nights in the tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml which is close to the Forbidden City and my favourite temple in Beijing, the Llama Temple. Book on Ebookers £51.79


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28/11-2/12
You'll fly to Bangkok on 28/11 arriving late in the evening. You'll spend 4 nights in Bangkok (3 and a half full days) at the tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml which has good reviews. It's close to Khao San Road and also the Grand Palace. If you get chance I recommend visiting the 'Bridge on the River Kwai' it's a long trip but really interesting.
Book hotel on Ebookers using code SUMMER14 £67.45


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2-5/12
You'll fly to Chiang Mai today. You can catch the train but I never heard one person say good things about it when I went but if you want the 'experience' it is a cheaper option than flying. Book flights on airasia.com £77.89


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In Chiang Mai you'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml Chiang Mai is great for wandering along the river, seeing the elephants at any of the nearby parks and it also has lots of temples for you to explore, as well as a good nihht market inside the city walls. Book hotel on Ebookers using code SUMMER14 £30.93


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5-7/12
You'll fly to Krabi (book flights on airasia.com £173.27.

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In Krabi you'll need to sort our your own transportation (additional cost) to get to Lanta which is far nicer than Krabi. You will have missed the ferry and if you wanted you could spend the time in Krabi but you'll have far nicer accommodation in Lanta. You'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml for 2 nights. Boo on Ebookers £15.93


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7-10/12
You'll get the ferry to Phi Phi from Lanta - cost $22.53/£17.10

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In Phi Phi you'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml for 3 nights £86.06 book on Ebookers.


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10-12/12
You'll catch the ferry to Phuket ($17.67/£13.41) and then stay for your final 2 nights in Phucket at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml book on Ebookers £40.29

13/12

You take off at 1:40am, but you will need to be at the airport around 10:30pm on 12th. You could perhaps negotiate a late checkout at the hotel on 12th.

Total £1303.86/£651.93pp
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Original Poster
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Good find but why has everything got to be for 2??? Don't really wanna be going away with a 23 Stone Mrs!
staying in the room without a/c in thialand is madness. don't go cheap on this I am talking from experience!!! always get room with a/c !!
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CooZ318 m ago

staying in the room without a/c in thialand is madness. don't go cheap on …staying in the room without a/c in thialand is madness. don't go cheap on this I am talking from experience!!! always get room with a/c !!

​With the exception of the Hilton in Bangkok, none of the rooms I had in Thailand had air con, and that was at Easter this year. Same for Vietnam and I coped fine with the heat. I actually prefer a fan as oppose to air-conditioning which aggravates my eyes but if that's important to you then you can find alternative accommodation easily.
rachelandgromit

With the exception of the Hilton in Bangkok, none of the rooms I had in … With the exception of the Hilton in Bangkok, none of the rooms I had in Thailand had air con, and that was at Easter this year. Same for Vietnam and I coped fine with the heat. I actually prefer a fan as oppose to air-conditioning which aggravates my eyes but if that's important to you then you can find alternative accommodation easily.



Nov/Dec u might be alright for heat but April not a chance u need AC!
Original Poster
That's what I'm saying, this deal is for Nov/Dec and I went in April with no air conditioning!
Good price but I imagine too complex for most people.
Was gonna book but then I thought, nah Phuket
Seems like a great trip .... but I didn't see any reference to the visa costs for China ....I was there last year and we had to pay around £150 p/p ...and that was a one night stay!
China visas are much cheaper for Irish passport holders. Get that Brexit passport applied for!
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It's my understanding that you won't need a visa. As you are continuing your journey you'll get a free a visa waiver programme that allows you to stay for 72 hours visa free.
rachelandgromit

It's my understanding that you won't need a visa. As you are continuing … It's my understanding that you won't need a visa. As you are continuing your journey you'll get a free a visa waiver programme that allows you to stay for 72 hours visa free.




Yes you're correct, the visa waiver is applicable to selective passport border from 51 countries including British, USA and many other countries.

See the below link from The China National Tourist Office
cnto.org/pla…cy/


Edited by: "Rudki" 1st Jul 2017
Great find, but personally 2 days in Beijing in Nov/Dec then flying to Thailand from China does not appeal. You could get direct BA flights from London to Bangkok for £463pp return 27th Nov - 13th December, then pick up the hotels from the post, overall cost would not be very different, makes more sense to me
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bowdiddly34 m ago

Great find, but personally 2 days in Beijing in Nov/Dec then flying to …Great find, but personally 2 days in Beijing in Nov/Dec then flying to Thailand from China does not appeal. You could get direct BA flights from London to Bangkok for £463pp return 27th Nov - 13th December, then pick up the hotels from the post, overall cost would not be very different, makes more sense to me

​Indeed, but for some a couple of days in China would appeal for some sightseeing. I'd go back to China in a heartbeat. You can get indirect flights (without a couple of days in China for around £340). If your aim is to just get to Thailand in the quickest time possible then paying an extra £100pp or so would probably appeal.
I feel I need a holiday after reading all that ......
rachelandgromit

It's my understanding that you won't need a visa. As you are continuing … It's my understanding that you won't need a visa. As you are continuing your journey you'll get a free a visa waiver programme that allows you to stay for 72 hours visa free.




I would check your understanding ....I was on a cruise ship that stopped for one night...and we had to pay the visa ...and you had to pay for the visa even if you stayed on the ship and didn't set foot in china.
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bigmac417 h, 18 m ago

I would check your understanding ....I was on a cruise ship that stopped …I would check your understanding ....I was on a cruise ship that stopped for one night...and we had to pay the visa ...and you had to pay for the visa even if you stayed on the ship and didn't set foot in china.

​China visa waiver is quite complicated. It depends on where you are actually going to within China on whether you get the visa waiver as it is only applicable at some airports/ports. I never made use of the visa waiver as I went to China for 3 weeks but I planned my friends visit to Thailand and booked her flights so she had two and a half days in Beijing, with the visa waiver.

I did find this info on visas for cruises which is interesting.

China

No visa is necessary for Sanya (on Hainan Island) as long as you join an organised excursion.

Foreign tourists arriving in Shanghai on a cruise are now allowed up to 15 days of visa-free stays in the city. Passengers must be travelling on tour groups arranged by travel agencies that are registered in China and the companies must submit the details of their groups to inspection authorities at least 24 hours before the ships arrive in Shanghai to be eligible.

The cruise passengers may remain in Shanghai or travel to Beijing, the northeastern port city of Tianjin, as well as coastal provinces where ships often berth, including Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi.

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