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Ancient Beijing & Modern Shanghai

7-Day Beijing-Shanghai

Code:BJ08
Type:Private Tour
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Ancient Beijing & Modern Shanghai

Travelling from ancient Beijing to modern Shanghai, you will appreciate both the long Chinese history and the nation’s modern side. You will delve into the the supreme artistry of ancient China in Beijing and marvel at the majestic mansion clusters and stylish high-rises in Shanghai plus a visit to the ancient water town.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Be amazed at the UNESCO Sites of the Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
  • Discover the folk lives and cultures of Beijing in Hutong area including learning a facial mask painting at a traditional courtyard.
  • Wander in Shanghai's top highlight of the bustling Nanjing Road, the Bund, the classic Yuyuan Garden and the peaceful Jade Buddha Temple.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the international cosmopolitan Shanghai on top of Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Discover the lively traditional Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Ancient Beijing & Modern Shanghai

7-Day Beijing-Shanghai

Code:BJ08
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1238
Tour Highlights
  • Be amazed at the UNESCO Sites of the Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
  • Discover the folk lives and cultures of Beijing in Hutong area including learning a facial mask painting at a traditional courtyard.
  • Wander in Shanghai's top highlight of the bustling Nanjing Road, the Bund, the classic Yuyuan Garden and the peaceful Jade Buddha Temple.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the international cosmopolitan Shanghai on top of Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Discover the lively traditional Zhujiajiao Water Town.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Beijing
Arrival in Beijing and enjoy some free exploration on your own.
Luxury: Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel Superior: Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! You are received by your guide holding your name plate at the airport or station exit and taken to your hotel. Please have a good rest to get ready for your exploration tomorrow.

Day 2
Beijing
Visit Tiananmen Square, admire the Forbidden City and learn a facial mask painting from Peking Opera at a traditional Hutong courtyard.
Breakfast

In the morning, you will first visit Tiananmen Square. Walk through the grand square which is the prototype of the national emblem, and you will reach the Forbidden City. Built in 1406, this World Cultural Heritage served as an imperial palace for 24 emperors and is the quintessence of Chinese imperial architecture. Observe the exquisitely decorated royal palaces and the priceless national treasures, which demonstrates the luxurious imperial life and the wisdom of the ancient archaeologists. You will discover more palaces other tour groups do not cover for a more in-depth tour in the ancient palace.

Head to the Hutongs, which witness the historical changes for over 700 years and is rated as the museum of folk customs and habits. Take a rickshaw ride into the interwoven valleys to learn about the common local life and customs. Then call at a traditional courtyard and learn to paint a facial mask from the famous Peking Opera which makes a wonderful souvenir to bring home.

Day 3
Beijing
Hike on the quieter Mutianyu Great Wall and explore the royal garden of Summer Palace plus a photo chance of the new landmarks of Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.
Breakfast

Today, you will be firstly taken to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the quieter and well-preserved part. This part of the fortifications winds through boundless mountains. You will take a Round-trip Cable Car to get on top of the Wall, which saves more time for hiking on this ancient military barrier. Touch the neatly arranged bricks and stones to admire the great ancient work; observe the watch towers, beacon towers, crenels, etc. and picture how the great fortification defended the central empire.

On the way back, you will have a stopover to appreciate the city's new landmarks of Bird's Nest and Water Cube, the competition terrains of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Then the ride continues to the Summer Palace, an elaborately designed royal garden that traces back to 1750, where you will appreciate how lakes, palaces, gardens were built in harmony with the hills.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Fascinating view on top of Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4
Beijing-Shanghai by High Speed Train
Visit the Temple of Heaven and take a high speed train to Shanghai.
Breakfast
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

Early in the morning, you will visit the Temple of Heaven built in 1420. Pay tribute to the altars, vaults and halls, where emperors used to worship heaven and pray for bumper harvests. Learn about the special structures with your professional tour guide. While rambling in the park, you will encounter the lively scene of local life of people jogging, dancing, practicing martial arts, etc, and you are more than welcome to join the hospitable locals.

Afterwards, you are escorted to the railway station for the high speed train ride to Shanghai. On arrival, you will be picked up by your friendly guide, and taken to your hotel for a good rest. At night, you could roam around this brilliantly illuminated metropolis.

Day 5
Shanghai
Marvel at the Yu Garden, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple and French Concession. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai on top of Shanghai World Financial Center.
Breakfast

Today, the first spot awaiting you is the Yu Garden, an over 400-year-old landscape garden in South China architectural style. Learn about the ancient philosophy when you appreciate the beautifully arranged rivulets, rockeries, sculptures, and the delicate kiosks, pavilions, halls and corridors, etc. 

Then walk along the Bund, termed as the previous "Oriental Wall Street", and appreciate the cluster of classical mansions in different exotic styles. Have a look at the other side of the Huangpu River to marvel at the imposing modern buildings.

Then reach the top of Shanghai World Financial Center to be impressed by the panoramic view of the modern skylines.

Next you will roam about Shanghai French Concession at Xintiandi (New Spot) to immerse yourself in the multicultural artistic atmosphere and old Shanghai fantasy.  

At last, stroll in the peaceful and quiet Jade Buddha Temple (built in 1882) and pay tribute to the holy temples and statues, of which the most well-known is the ancient Reclining Jade Buddha statue brought back from Burma.

The Bund
Glamourous night view of the Bund.
Day 6
Shanghai
Delight in Qibao Ancient Town and Zhujiajiao Water Town.
Breakfast

Today, you will first travel to Qibao Ancient Town with over 1,000 years of history. Walk through the narrow alleys and stone bridges to discover the workshops, special stores, exhibition halls, etc, and you may try the local delicacies like steamed salted pork in rice-wine thin stillage, Hitom cake, spiced eggs, etc.

Then travel to Zhujiajiao Water Town, a historical, cultural and artistic water town. Walk along the intricate alleyways and discover various small stalls, stone bridges and old residences built along the peaceful river. Follow your guide to visit the exquisite mansions of ancient celebrities, landscape gardens, temples, and ancient post offices, etc.

Day 7
Depart from Shanghai
See-off at the airport. Have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Your wonderful journey concludes and you are escorted to airport for your departure flight.

Accommodations
BeijingShanghai
Beijing
Luxury

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.
Superior

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Luxury
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Beijing

Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel

No.36, North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng enjoys perfect location in the new CBD area with various on-site restaurants catering to different tastes plus easy access to all places.

Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior
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Beijing

Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing

3 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Located in downtown Wangfujing area, Novotel Peace is only 5-minute walk to the nearby shopping malls and 15-minute walk to the Forbidden City. Easy to explore local life.

Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$1278 US$1572
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$1238 US$1529
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
  • Before your departure, detailed travel tips and necessary information will be sent to you to help you fully prepare and to gurantee a smooth trip.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
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