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Beijing Shanghai Express

SG14: 6 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 5 nights, nice 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
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Your enjoyable escorted China tour starts with our helpful pick-up service. Upon your landing at Beijing airport, our guide will greet you outside the customs area, and then our 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
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Great Wall of China
Our guests toasting on the Great Wall
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
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
High Speed Train
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 the roundtrip cable car to reach and descend the 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 be also 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. You will also have a stopover for nice photo shots at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest) on the way..

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Shanghai
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, 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 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. 

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), you will take an afternoon high-speed train for around 4.5 hours to reach Shanghai. Our local guide will meet you at the train station and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 5 Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund at sunset
An entire day trip will show you a versatile Shanghai. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple first. The highlights of this temple are a sitting Buddha and a reclining Buddha both carved from the whole piece of jade. Then proceed to Yu Garden, a classical Chinese garden with a history of more than 400 years. In this garden, you will see traditional Chinese buildings with beautiful carvings and decorations, and artistic artificial hills and clear ponds with stone bridges. There is also a traditional bazaar near the garden.

Around noon, an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a popular restaurant. 

Then continue on to visit the Former French Concession and the Bund area, where you will also take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Upon returning to the hotel, our guide will see you into the lobby and bid you bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
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 find your way to the airport for your homebound flight. You can choose to take a taxi to the airport. 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 
Oct 24(Thu) Oct 29(Tue) $769$259
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 05(Tue) $769$259
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 12(Tue) $739$219
Nov 21(Thu) Nov 26(Tue) $739$219
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 13(Fri) $739$219
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 27(Fri) $739$219
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 10(Fri) $769$259
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 18(Tue) $769$259
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 10(Tue) $779$269
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 17(Tue) $779$269
Mar 26(Thu) Mar 31(Tue) $779$269
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 07(Tue) $779$269
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 14(Tue) $779$269
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 21(Tue) $779$269
Apr 23(Thu) Apr 28(Tue) $779$269
May 07(Thu) May 12(Tue) $779$269
May 14(Thu) May 19(Tue) $779$269
May 21(Thu) May 26(Tue) $779$269
May 28(Thu) Jun 02(Tue) $779$269
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 09(Tue) $779$269
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 16(Tue) $779$269
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 23(Tue) $779$269
Jun 25(Thu) Jun 30(Tue) $779$269
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 07(Tue) $779$269
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 14(Tue) $779$269
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 21(Tue) $779$269
Jul 23(Thu) Jul 28(Tue) $779$269
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 04(Tue) $779$269
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 11(Tue) $779$269
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 18(Tue) $779$269
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 25(Tue) $779$269
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 01(Tue) $779$269
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 08(Tue) $799$289
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 15(Tue) $799$289
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 22(Tue) $799$289
Sep 24(Thu) Sep 29(Tue) $799$289
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 13(Tue) $799$289
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 20(Tue) $799$289
Oct 22(Thu) Oct 27(Tue) $799$289
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 03(Tue) $799$289
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 10(Tue) $799$289
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 17(Tue) $799$289
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 24(Tue) $769$259
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 14(Mon) $769$259
Dec 23(Wed) Dec 28(Mon) $769$259
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
    Australia
    Posted on November 25, 2018
    So far so good, good communication so far.
    Roberto
    Chile
    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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