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Soul of Beijing & Shanghai

L11: 7 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & experienced driver with air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 5-star Luxury Hotels and Super Deluxe Hotels for your choice
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches of a la carte style
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the majestic Great Wall and experience memories that will last a lifetime
  • Discover the imperial life of the ancient emperors at the Forbidden City
  • Take a rickshaw through the Hutongs & get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle
  • Experience the Bund, classical garden, modern and old in contrast in Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at Beijing International Airport, please retrieve your luggage and clear customs. Our tour guide will greet you outside the customs area and then escort you to our specially selected hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax at the hotel or make your own exploration of the city.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City including Treasure Gallery and the Hall of Clocks, A la carte lunch, Summer Palace with boat, Chinese Kung Fu show. (B+L)
Mutianyu Great Wall
Your luxury China tour formally begins with the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest square in city center. Then we will walk north through the Tiananmen Tower to reach the Forbidden City, the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Our guide will fill you in with historical events and stories about the palace while visiting. You will also be accompanied to appreciate precious artifacts at Treasure Gallery and Clock Hall. At noon, an a la carte lunch will be served at a renowned restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will have a leisure tour to the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. If weather is clear, our guide will accompany you to take a short cruise on the Kunming Lake by a gaily-painted pleasure-boat.

We will leave dinner to be your own choice and our tour guide will be glad to give you some advice on the abundant options nearby. Then you will be taken to enjoy the Chinese Kung Fu Show from the seats with good views in the 5th, 6th, 11th or 12th Row.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Way , Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Summer Palace, Beijing
Photo by our client Ms. Gillian
In the morning, we will drive out of the city to visit one of the most popular and representative sections of the Great Wall - Mutianyu. A round-trip cable car is included to help save energy for your hiking on the wall. Restaurants of both Western and Chinese food can be found at the foot of the Great Wall. After returning, please have lunch on your own at a preferred restaurant.

After that we will pay a visit to the Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer (4-mile) path lined with stone statues of lions, camels, elephants, kylins, horses, officials... On the way back to the hotel, we will drive by the National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird's Nest, for you to take photos of its creative appearance.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Shanghai
Temple of Heaven with one-hour Tai Chi class, Hutong tour, A la carte lunch, Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Local retired people playing cards in the park
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and then take you to the Temple of Heaven, where emperors worshipped gods and prayed for good harvest. Before entering, you will have a one-hour Tai Chi class. A professional coach will teach you basic Tai Chi movements. Then, we will have a Hutong tour by traditional rickshaw to acquire a glimpse of traditional lifestyle. At noon, you will be led to Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant to taste authentic Beijing roast duck.

After that, our guide will see you off at the airport for your onward flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our Shanghai guide will meet you at the exit of the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 5 Shanghai
Shanghai World Financial Center, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, A la carte lunch, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise, Era Acrobatic Show. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
Our guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to take pictures at the towering Shanghai World Financial Center. Continue the journey to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to learn the development history and future planning of Shanghai City. After an a la carte lunch at the famous Xian Qiang Fang Restaurant, a visit to the classical Yuyuan Garden follows. We will also hang out in the busy bazaar near the garden. Later we will transfer you to the Bund Area to take pictures of exotic buildings, Huangpu River and dazzling skyline on the opposite, and then take a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Tonight is going to be highlighted by the dreamlike ERA Acrobatic Show. We will reserve A-class tickets for your best viewing experience.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 6 Shanghai
Nanxun Ancient Town. (B)
Nanxun Ancient Town
After a hearty breakfast, we will set out for a private ride to Nanxun Ancient Town, which is abundant of elegant manors and gardens in a unique style mixing architectural features of both China and western countries. Our guide will accompany you to appreciate famous sights in the town, like Little Lotus Garden, Jia Ye Tang Library, One-Hundred Residential Houses, and Zhang Shiming's Former Residence. You can select a local restaurant to have lunch on your own. Our guide is willing to introduce local cuisines and recommend some restaurants for your reference.

When today's tour is over, a comfortable transfer will bring you back to the hotel in Shanghai.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 7 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home!  (B)
This 7 days China tour package will draw to an end today. After checking out the hotel, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
With Super Deluxe Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2939
$2749
$2339
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1779
$1589
$1379
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Why Travel With Us
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Coral Jones from UK | Mar. 19, 2018 05:35Reply
UK - Beijing - Hong Kong - Beijing - UK
Travelling from the UK and my husband and I intend to use the 144h visa ad we stop in BJ. We are then going on to Hong Kong for a few days. Our return journey is two flights - HK to BJ and then straight on to the UK. Are we able to do this without additional visas as we would not be leaving the airport at all on the way home? Or would the period of time in BJ on both occasions not be able to exceed 144h?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amenda from UK | Mar. 19, 2018 21:57
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Yes, you can do this trip without a visa! Oh, each of the stay can’t be over 144h in Beijing.
Asked by Annon from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 05, 2017 16:47Reply
Visa needed for transfer at PEK
My family of 8 are going to Tel Aviv with a 17 hour layover in Beijing on the way to tel aviv and a 13 hour layover in bejing on the way back. We all have NZ passports - do we need a visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Eglise from ITALY | Dec. 05, 2017 21:04
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Don’t worry, no visa is needed since you can enjoy a 24h visa free transit! Enjoy your time!
Asked by Verena from USA | Jun. 18, 2017 17:46Reply
Hi, I am plannig to visit the Forbidden City in early September this year.
Did I understand correctly, that during that time it will not be possible to buy tickets on site, but you need to buy them in advance online?
Thanks,
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Answered by Sara from RUSSIA | Jun. 19, 2017 00:44
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Well, the ticket is limited every day on site, so that some visitors probably cannot get one there. Based on this situation, you are advised to reserved the ticket in advance online.
Asked by Marcus from SINGAPIRE | Apr. 09, 2017 06:49Reply
Is the air quality usually good in Beijing during the 2nd to 3rd week of May?
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Answered by Caleb from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 09, 2017 21:04
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Based on the previous weather statistics, the air quality will be good in the mid May. The temperature may range from 60 F to 85 F. There will mainly have sunny days. Hope helpful!
Asked by guest from THAILAND | Jul. 23, 2011 11:06Reply
Could you please tell me the temperature at this capital city during End of Dec-Jan? Is it will be crowded during the new year time?
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Answered by Block | Jul. 24, 2011 06:49
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It will be cold in Winter and the average temperature is -2 ~ -4C from Dec to Jan. And yes, it will be crowded since many people will celebrate the New Year then.
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