It's cold in Beijing in winter, but it's also the cheapest time to visit the Chinese capital. China Spree each year between November and March offers air-hotel packages from San Francisco and Los Angeles that start at $899 a person.
The deal: I have written about the Timeless Beijing trip before, and now the 2012-13 dates are scheduled. The $899-a-person price is based on double occupancy and includes round-trip airfare on Air China. It also includes six nights in a four-star hotel, airport and hotel transfers, three-day escorted tours, nine meals (mostly breakfasts) and free time too.