SH11: 6 Days Private Shanghai & Beijing Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
After your luggage claim and the customs clearance, you will find your tour guide waiting for you outside the customs of the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel with a comfortable drive. After check-in, there is no arranged activity for the remainder of the day. You may stroll around the blocks around to get familiar with this dynamic city.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and Tianzifang Art street. (B+L)
Our clients visiting Shanghai Bund
This Shanghai Beijing tour will literally start from today and your first destination is Shanghai Museum. Selected exhibits collected throughout China, such as bronze wares, potteries, and paintings, will reveal the past of this ancient oriental country in front of you. After that, we will drive you to the Yu Garden. This peaceful garden is like an elaborately designed bonsai placed in a busy bazaar. At noon, we will arrange an a la carte lunch at a famed restaurant and the value is CNY150 per person which is included in our price. Your guide will recommend local special dishes for you.

In local people's mind, tales of the Bund are exactly the stories of Shanghai City. In the afternoon, the guide will take you to the western bank of Huangpu River to explore the iconic Bund, which is clustered with 52 European-style buildings of 1920s. On its opposite is Lujiazui Financial & Trade Center with towering modern skyscrapers. The flowing Huangpu River is like a boundary line dividing the past and present of Shanghai. We will arrange a one-hour Huangpu River cruise for you to view the scenery on both sides.

After that, we will transfer you to an art block - Tianzifang, brimming with distinctive workshops and stores. Here you can take a sip of the cultural flavor of the old Shanghai. If you want to have a rest, you may have a cup of coffee in a comfortable bar. When today's tour is over, we will drive you back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch
Day 3 Shanghai - Beijing
Free time in the morning. High-speed train to Beijing. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
After a full itinerary on the previous day, you may have a good rest this morning. Or, you can further explore this city on your own. In the afternoon, you will take a high speed train to Beijing. Your guide will accompany you to the railway station and help you board the train. After 5-6 hours' trip, you will arrive in Beijing. Your guide of the following Beijing tour will pick you up at the railway station and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Summer Palace. (B+L)
The Great Wall, Beijing
Your Shanghai Beijing tour package in Beijing will start from the center of the city, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the world's largest square in downtown area. To its north is the Forbidden City, the living place of 24 emperors in history. With the description of your guide, you can easily imagine the everyday life of the royal family. Then, the guide will take you to a nice restaurant and treat you with traditional Chinese cuisines. The a la carte lunch costs CNY150 per person and is included in our price.

Having visited the dainty private Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, this afternoon, we will drive you to the Summer Palace, which is a grand summer resort of the royal family. Different from the tiny ponds and exquisite rockeries in the Yuyuan Garden, which can only be viewed, in the Summer Palace, you can take a boat in the large mirror-like Kunming Lake, climb up the Longevity Hill, and stroll along the Long Corridor to feel the magnificence of this imperial garden.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch
Day 5 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest, Temple of Heaven. (B)
Forbidden City, Beijing
Today, we will take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall, which has received numerous visitors from home and abroad. Climbing the Great Wall takes a great effort, so we specially arrange the round trip cable car to take you to the most beautiful part of the wall. You may have lunch around Mutianyu on your own, and your guide is willing to give you some suggestions.

In the afternoon, we arrange you a visit to the Temple of Heaven. On the way back, you will view the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) in a distance. The Temple of Heaven was the sacrificial altar for emperors to pray for the blessings of the God. But now, the park of the temple is a great place to immerse in local people's leisure life. Many citizens will gather here to exercise, chat, and dance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Departure from Beijing
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your tours from Shanghai to Great Wall of China will draw to an end today. After breakfast at the hotel, the guide and driver will take you to the airport for your homeward flight. Thanks for allowing us the chance to serve you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by ralph from NORWAY | Oct. 29, 2019 11:44Reply
Apply for visa before buying flight tickets
Hi, I am from Sweden but live and work in Oslo since 30 years. Have visited many countries in Asia but never China. Will travel on one week tourist sightseeing from Bangkok to Shanghai and Beijing and back.

I can book hotel in advance but cannot book flight (with Thai Airways) if I cannot get visa approval.

Is this possible ?

Thanks Ralph Noren
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy from CANADA | Oct. 29, 2019 23:33

I'm afraid not unless you book a tour from a tour agency and get an invitation letter.
Asked by prabu from INDIA | Jun. 12, 2019 04:24Reply
Transfer from Pudong Airport T2 to Hyatt Place Shanghai Tianshan Plaza
How can i transfer from Pudong Airport T2 to Hyatt Place Tianshan Plaza , let me know nearby metro station near to hotel.
Answers (1)
Answered by Banner from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 12, 2019 18:23

Take Metro Line 2 from the airport to Loushanguan Road Station. Get out of the Exit 2 and walk southeast about 600m to the hotel.
Asked by Nancy wong from USA | May. 06, 2019 16:47Reply
What subway to take to Shanghai Mason Hotel at the French Concession
We are thinking of taking the Maglev at Pudong airport to Longyang Road. Once we get off, what subway train to we take to get to Mason Hotel in the French Concession district?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from CANADA | May. 07, 2019 20:29

After getting off the Maglev, take Metro Line 2 from Longyang Road to People's Square and then transfer to Metro Line 1 to South Shaanxi Road. Get out of the Exit 4 and walk south about 200m, you can get to the hotel.
Asked by els from BELGIUM | Apr. 23, 2019 06:25Reply
Can I embark a cruise ship in Shanghai and do an excursion the next day with 144h-visa?
I will fly from Belgium via Dubai to SH. I would like to use a 144h-visa because the first port of call is in japan. I will stay two nights in SH before embarkation. The ship isn't leaving until the next day in the evening, so I would like to do another shore excursion. Is that possible with the 144h-visa or am I supposed to stay on the ship after embarkation?

Thanks in advance
Answers (3)
Answered by ZUPAN | Apr. 23, 2019 13:23

I hope that I have properly understood you. Everything is very clear until the time you have to embark your cruise ship. Also, everything is perfectly fine for 144 hours visa free transit until to the moment of embarkation.

I have understood, that you will embark at your ship, bound for Japan after you have spent two nights in Shanghai. Anyway, your ship is not departing until the evening hours of the day when you will embark, so you will have enough time for some other, short cruise along the shores of Shanghai area. I understand that it will be probably boring to stay the whole day on the ship that is docked next to the pier, but remember that at the very moment when you pass all the procedures at the cruise terminal and board the ship, you have legally crossed the border and exited from China and from that very moment your 144 hours visa free transit is over. So, you cannot exit the ship, make an entry back into China and take some other cruise, although a short one.

I just hope that I have properly understood your intentions.
Answered by ZUPAN | Apr. 24, 2019 12:01

I have probably not understood you properly, but I assume that you would like to take a short cruise within Shanghai area after you have embarked your cruise, right? In this case, especially after you have performed border crossing formalities, your 144 hours visa free transit is over and you can just depart physically from China. In case that you have to go back across the border to embark for a short cruise, you will not be allowed to do that because you are not covered by 144 hours visa free transit any more or you should obtain a visa before your travel in China.
Answered by els from BELGIUM | Apr. 25, 2019 07:05

Thank you, Zupan.
That's exactly the information I was looking for. I'm sorry I didn't make myself very clear, but English is not my native language. I will board the cruise ship on February 14th and since the ship isn't leaving until February 15th in the evening, I wanted to do another excursion the second day. So now I know I can't do this with my 144h visa. Thanks again!
Asked by Amara from UNITED STATES | Apr. 07, 2019 08:55Reply
Hi there! Is there an easy way to do Hongqiao to Oriental Pearl Tower then to Shanghai Disneyland?
Thank you in advance for your help!

Answers (1)
Answered by Penelope from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 08, 2019 02:33

Do you refer to Hongqiao Railway Station?
If yes, from Hongqiao Railway Station to Oriental Pearl Tower, take metro line 2 to Lujiazui Station, Exit 2. Then walk northwest around 400 meters to find the scenic area.
From Oriental Pearl Tower to Disneyland Resort, take take metro line 2 to Longyang Road Station and transfer to metro line 16 to Luoshan Road. Then take metro line 11 to Disneyland Resort.
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