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Ancient and Modern Journey

7-DayBeijing Shanghai

  • Tour Type : Private Tour
  • Best Season : All seasons
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From $829 USD p/p

Walk in the Forbidden City get the history of the ancient capital of Beijing. And know who is the longevity of the emperor in Qing Dynasty. Spectacular buildings along ten miles of the Bund are talking about their ups and downs in Shanghai. You will feel the ancient and modern glory in this trip.

Highlights

  • Visit key historical attractions in Beijing such as the Forbidden City
  • Becoming a 'Real Man' while climb up to the Great Wall
  • Standing on the Shanghai Towe and get panoramic views of the bund
  • Walk along Zhujiajiao water town in Shanghai

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1

Beijing Arrival

Airport Transfer (Beijing)

Upon arrival in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.

- Free time ideas: For your solo adventure, you can take a visit to the Ancient Observatory. If you are traveling with kids, Beijing Amusement Park is a good choice.

DAY
2

Beijing

Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Summer Palace

Good day for early risers: morning firstly go people-watching on the biggest public square that is Tian'anmen Square. Enter the Forbidden City, following history's footsteps. Also known as Gugong Museum or Royal Palace Museum, here you will visit Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Royal Garden. Pay a short visit to a time-honored pearl store before lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant.

Continue our trip to visit Summer Palace which is a imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Many tour groups enter the Forbidden City from the South Gate, with China Travel, you will do in from the North Gate to avoid the crowds.
  • Courtyard 7 Restaurant is located inside Hutong, a typical Siheyuan restaurant serving authentic Beijing food.
  • To kill the night, try Houhai Bar Street with bars and cafes of all sizes and styles.
  • DAY
    3

    Beijing

    Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory

    Temple of Heave
    

    Last night's good sleep gets a full charge for your tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Among all the sections, Mutianyu is noted for better views and less crowds. You will enjoy a one-way cable car life at this section. On the way back, take an exciting sild-way ride downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse restaurant before get back to downtown Beijing.

    Stop by a cloisonné factory before your time is dedicated to the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to offer God their best fruits and prayers.

    - Smart Tips:

  • No.3 restaurant of TripAdvisor's recommendation, Haidilao Hot Pot has its way to spice up your Beijing trip. Within 30min by a cab from the Temple of Heaven. ( Note: Transfer and meal are on your own exspense.)
  • DAY
    4

    Beijing to Shanghai by Train No. G129 (Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 12:10 - Arr 17:50

    Free time, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)

    

    Today you will have a whole free day in Beijing before the train departuring at 12:10 pm. Refer to our suggested activities as follow.

    - Smart Tips:

  • Beijing Zoo is an all-time favorite for both kids and adults.
  • The Drum Tower still keeps drumming every hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm (except 12:30pm), 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am etc. Aside the drumming show, the tower offers great view of how everything in Beijing is aligned with the Forbidden City.
  • DAY
    5

    Shanghai

    The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Tower, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop

    Shanghai Tower is our first stop. Standing on the top of tower, you can get the whole views of the Bund.

    Then will visit Yuyuan Garden, a classical private garden in the style of Southern China. It is located right in the hustle and bustle of the Temple of City God. Stop at Jiangnan Silk Factory to learn how silk is made. Take a walk along the Bund. Nanjing Road with shops ranging from street-style chic to high-end brands is our last stop for today.

    DAY
    6

    Shanghai

    Zhujiajiao Boat Ride, Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Today we will go to famous Zhujiajiao water town and take cruise on the river. The historic area lines both sides of the river and is criss-crossed by a number of small canals. You can imagine how does Chinese houses looks like by visiting a nice house with beautiful garden.

    - Smart Tips:

    Go with an empty stomach if you want to try taste local snacks. It literally food everywhere. From dessert mochi to stinky tofu such as the quail eggs, edamame, meats on the stick.

    DAY
    7

    Shanghai Departure

    Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

    You will be transferred from your Shanghai hotel to the city’s international airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) in time for your flight home.

    Price Per Person in US Dollars

    * 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.

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

    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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