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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Take one week out of your busy life and experience the beauty of Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou. Delicious food, fun encounter and great value all in this China tour package.

Highlights

  • Popular attractions in Beijing and Shanghai like the Great Wall and the Bund
  • Take a rickshaw ride in Suzhou
  • Visit typical traditional Chinese Garden including Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Optional choices to Temple of Heaven and Beijing hutongs
  • Enjoy a modern Shanghai including Xiantiandi and Tianzifang

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Today you will arrive in Beijing Capital International Airport, where your Beijing tour guide will pick you up. You will learn something briefly about Beijing on the way to hotel for check-in.

DAY
2
Beijing
  • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Treasure Houses, Hall of Clocks and Watches, Free time, Lizexiang Pearl Store
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Haidilao Hot Pot
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel



Numerous motion pictures have been filmed of the bustling scenery on Tian'anmen Square, but today you will be a part of the set. Later, get into the world-famous Forbidden City. You will visit the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden inside the Forbidden City. A few legs away, you can get to the Treasure House and Clocks and Watches House, storing all the precious pieces dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty.

At noon, you will try something hot at a hot pot restaurant. Afterwards, you will learn how to spot fake pearls in an old pearl store.

The rest of today will be free on your solo adventure.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre creates a cinematic visual experience for you.
  • Recommended by City Weekend, a night with cocktails at Clen Classic is a right choice for people who appreciate finer things in life.
  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • DAY
    3
    Beijing
    • Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Enjoy your fresh coffee in the sunshine of Beijing. Later, you will visit the Temple of Heaven. Here, you will approach the beautiful Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests via the Danbi Bridge.

    Slightly farther than other sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu Section is significantly less crowded. One can even see the desert of Mongolia in the distance during a clear day.

    At noon, a farm-house-style restaurant prepares a good meal for you. Later, pay a brief visit at a cloisonné factory to see how the clay turns into a bowl.

    Driving back downtown Beijing takes about 2 hours, relax en route. Have some free time in the city.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • You will take a round-trip cable ride at the Great Wall, of course, you can change to hiking or cable ride downhill.
  • A foot massage or a body massage is needed if you want to relax after all the walking today. Ask your Beijing tour guide for direction.
  • You can get a nice insight of China's postmodern art at 798 Art Zone, where you can also find TimeoutBeijing's favorite art center Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA).
  • DAY
    4
    Beijing to Shanghai by Train No. G143 (Beijing Nan South Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 14:17 - Arr 19:39
    • Activities: Free time in Beijing, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    Beijing offers a great deal of serendipitous discoveries. Ask your Beijing tour guide for tips.

    At noon, you will be on the high speed train heading to Shanghai. Arrive in the evening, check in hotel.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Be part of the crowds on the Tian'anmen Square for flag raising ceremony in the early morning.
  • There are drumming shows at the Drum Tower, worthy a visit.
  • Find yourself a Hutong to visit. Famous Hutongs include: Fangjia Hutong, Nan Luogu Xiang, Mao'er Hutong, Guozijian Hutong and more.
  • Take a boat trip on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace, a good choice for a breezy day. For more an original taste, you can get to the Old Summer Palace, aka Yuanmingyuan Palace.
  • Hutong

    DAY
    5
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), French concession region, Xintiandi, Tianzi Fang, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Home's Restaurant
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    

    Explore Shanghai in different angles. Today you will firstly walk down Shanghai's icon: The Bund. Later, get a bird's eye view at the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Have lunch in a nice restaurant serving authentic Shanghai food.

    Learn how the silk is processed in a famous silk store. Later, your Shanghai tour guide will walk you through the history and standing of the Former French Concession. Take a turn and enter Tianzifang and shopping paradise Xintiandi.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • After a walk in the Former French Concession, you can go for dinner at Ding Tai Fung near Xintiandi.
  • Highly ranked as the No.4 attraction on Trip Advisor, ERA Time Acrobatic Show brings you an awesome night. Ask your Shanghai tour guide for ticket booking with great price.
  • As a memento from the good old days, Jazz Bar at Peace Hotel is a place to be after a free walk along The Bund.
  • Tianzifang

    DAY
    6
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shanghai to Suzhou, Rickshaw ride, Humble Administrators Garden, Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Suzhou Embrodidery Institution, Our guide and driver will escort you from Suzhou to Shanghai
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Shuixianglou Restaurant
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    This morning, your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to Suzhou. The ride takes about 1 hour.

    As we arrive in Suzhou, one of the most beautiful Suzhou-style gardens will open up to you: Humble Administrator's Garden. The old garden dates back to the 16th century and now holds flower and bonsai exhibitions occasionally. Later, step into a smaller but still exquisite enough garden: Lingering Garden. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    After lunch, a rickshaw ride through the city would be quite relaxing. Later, get to the Panmen Gate, which is not literally a gate but more of a a small fortress that was used to seal off the canel to control the boats entering the city.

    Back in Shanghai, you already knew how the silk is processed. Now at an embroidery institute in Suzhou, you can see artists hand-stitching beautiful art works.

    At the evening, you will be back to Shanghai.

    

    DAY
    7
    Shanghai Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Thanks for taking this China tour with China travel. Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!

    We also offer extension tours from Shanghai, please let us know.

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.
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    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :Spring

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