Forbidden City

Beijing Shanghai Express

SG14: 6 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 5 nights at good 5-star hotels
Meals: 5 western buffet breakfasts, 3 lunches of a la carte style

Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, the Bund
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Experience China's most developed high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals & taste authentic Chinese cuisines at superb restaurants
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Your enjoyable escorted China tour starts with our helpful pick-up service. Upon your landing at Beijing airport, your guide will greet you outside the customs area, and then your driver will transfer you to the hotel in a clean and comfortable vehicle. The remainder of the day is free for you to refresh from fatigue after a long journey.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
After breakfast, you will meet with your fellow group members in the hotel lobby and then set off for today's visit. The first destination will be Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Then follow your guide to enter the Forbidden City. The halls with flying golden roofs and red walls, carved dragons, and lion statues in the palace reveal the past glory of the fallen imperial family. 

To avoid the cheap and low quality tourist restaurant, we specially serve you an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous restaurant to taste authentic Chinese cuisine. Don't forget to order the yummy roasted duck.
In the afternoon, continue your visit to the Temple of Heaven, the imperial altar for the emperors of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties to worship the God of Heaven. This evening, enjoy a sensational Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Take a morning walk at Tiananmen Sqaure
Take a morning walk at Tiananmen Sqaure
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
The morning's excursion takes you to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the world's wonders. Constructed in the Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu is one of the best preserved sections, with spectacular surrounding natural scenery. The wall, dotted with beacon towers, stretches along mountain ridges for miles, resembling a huge flying dragon. We arrange for you to take the roundtrip cable car to reach and descend the wall. Free time will be left for you to climb the Great Wall.

Restaurants nearby are of low quality, so we do not arrange lunch. We suggest that you have a big breakfast and have some fast food for lunch by yourself. Your guide will also be glad to provide you with advice. 

We will then drive you back to the city to enjoy some free time at a featured local market. It is a lively market for you to stroll around and buy small souvenirs for families or friends.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Our group on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Our group on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Take the cable car to the best part of the wall
Take the cable car to the best part of the wall
Day 4 Beijing to Shanghai by High-speed Train
Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A 4.5-hour high speed train to Shanghai, Pick-up service. (B+L)
Today's visit starts with the Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. Constructed on the natural scenery of Kunming Lake and Wanshou Hill in the Qing Dynasty, the garden is a perfect combination of landscape and imperial palaces. Next, we will have a stopover for nice photo shots at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest). The Olympics in 2008 was held here.

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), you will have a Hutong tour by taking a ride on a rickshaw. Hutong means narrow alleys in Beijing's old blocks. The traditional courtyards, local culture and history, and normal people's life, all that is what we want to show you here. There is also a chance to experience Chinese paper cutting. 

Then you will take an afternoon high-speed train for around 4.5 hours to reach Shanghai. You can take a nap on the train or view the countryside scenery along the way. Snacks, fruits, music or books are always good company for the train journey, so you may prepare some in advance. Your local guide in Shanghai will meet you at the train station and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Enjoy the pleasant landscape in the Summer Palace
Enjoy the pleasant landscape in the Summer Palace
Day 5 Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town, A la carte farewell lunch, Yuyuan Old Street, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive for about one hour to the 600-year-old Zhujiajiao Water Town. Following the guide, you will take a boat ride along the waterways to see the old houses of white walls and black titles, and stroll along the stone-paved alleys to experience a slower pace of life. After the morning visit, we will get back to Shanghai and enjoy an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) served at a popular restaurant. As a cutting-edge global city, Shanghai has a mix of food from traditional to international flavors. 

Then continue on to explore the Yuyuan Old Street, where there are many traditional Chinese buildings, which nowadays are used as commercial stores to sell local products, arts and crafts, antiques, snacks and so on. You will enjoy some free time there.

Finally, we proceed to the Bund area, where you will also take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Upon returning to the hotel, your guide will see you into the lobby and bid you bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
A gorgeous view of the landmark buildings seen from the Bund
A gorgeous view of the landmark buildings seen from the Bund
Day 6 Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Airport drop-off is not included today. Please check out before noon and find your way to the airport for your homebound flight. You can choose to take a taxi to the airport directly, or take a taxi to Longyang Road subway station and then experience the maglev train heading for Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). We wish you a nice trip home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 09(Sun)Jan 14(Fri)$1029$359
Feb 20(Sun)Feb 25(Fri)$1029$359
Mar 04(Fri)Mar 09(Wed)$1049$379
Mar 11(Fri)Mar 16(Wed)$1049$379
Mar 25(Fri)Mar 30(Wed)$1049$379
Apr 01(Fri)Apr 06(Wed)$1049$379
Apr 08(Fri)Apr 13(Wed)$1049$379
Apr 15(Fri)Apr 20(Wed)$1049$379
Apr 22(Fri)Apr 27(Wed)$1049$379
May 06(Fri)May 11(Wed)$1049$379
May 13(Fri)May 18(Wed)$1049$379
May 20(Fri)May 25(Wed)$1049$379
May 27(Fri)Jun 01(Wed)$1049$379
Jun 03(Fri)Jun 08(Wed)$1049$379
Jun 10(Fri)Jun 15(Wed)$1049$379
Jun 17(Fri)Jun 22(Wed)$1049$379
Jun 24(Fri)Jun 29(Wed)$1049$379
Jul 01(Fri)Jul 06(Wed)$1049$379
Jul 08(Fri)Jul 13(Wed)$1049$379
Jul 15(Fri)Jul 20(Wed)$1049$379
Jul 22(Fri)Jul 27(Wed)$1049$379
Jul 29(Fri)Aug 03(Wed)$1049$379
Aug 05(Fri)Aug 10(Wed)$1049$379
Aug 12(Fri)Aug 17(Wed)$1049$379
Aug 19(Fri)Aug 24(Wed)$1049$379
Aug 26(Fri)Aug 31(Wed)$1049$379
Sep 02(Fri)Sep 07(Wed)$1069$399
Sep 09(Fri)Sep 14(Wed)$1069$399
Sep 16(Fri)Sep 21(Wed)$1069$399
Sep 23(Fri)Sep 28(Wed)$1069$399
Oct 07(Fri)Oct 12(Wed)$1069$399
Oct 14(Fri)Oct 19(Wed)$1069$399
Oct 21(Fri)Oct 26(Wed)$1069$399
Oct 28(Fri)Nov 02(Wed)$1069$399
Nov 04(Fri)Nov 09(Wed)$1069$399
Nov 11(Fri)Nov 16(Wed)$1069$399
Nov 20(Sun)Nov 25(Fri)$1029$359
Dec 04(Sun)Dec 09(Fri)$1029$359
Dec 23(Fri)Dec 28(Wed)$1029$359
Price Includes
  • High-speed train fare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    5.03 Reviews
    Alexandra S
    United States
    Posted on December 02, 2018
    We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much!!!! Everything worked out great. We were very happy with the two guides we had: Tony and William. We had a great time with them. They really gave their best. I hope to get another opportunity to come to China.
    Hannah Stewart
    Posted on November 25, 2018
    So far so good, good communication so far.
    Posted on November 15, 2018
    We returned from the 6-day trip. With regard to the service we received from this company it was very good and we are quite satisfied. In particular I want to mention our guide in Beijing Miss Lydia who was especially dedicated to make our tours and staying in Beijing, very nice and increasing our knowledge, culture and admiration to China and their population. I transmit this greeting to all the people who gave us the tour service in Beijing and Shanghai.
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