Walk in the Forbidden City get the history of the ancient capital of Beijing. And know who is the longevity of the emperor in Qing Dynasty. Spectacular buildings along ten miles of the Bund are talking about their ups and downs in Shanghai. You will feel the ancient and modern glory in this trip.
Upon arrival in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel. The rest of the day is free on your own.
- Free time ideas: For your solo adventure, you can take a visit to the Ancient Observatory. If you are traveling with kids, Beijing Amusement Park is a good choice.
Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Jingshan Park (Coal Hill), Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District
Good day for early risers: morning firstly go people-watching on the biggest public square that is Tian'anmen Square. Enter the Forbidden City, following history's footsteps. Also known as Gugong Museum or Royal Palace Museum, here you will visit Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Royal Garden.
Have a lunch at local restaurant where you could choose the dishes you liked. Continue our trip to climb up to the Jingshan Park and get a the panoramic view of the Forbidden City and Beijing.
And then you will hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.
Many tour groups enter the Forbidden City from the South Gate, with China Travel, you will do in from the North Gate to avoid the crowds.
To kill the night, try Houhai Bar Street with bars and cafes of all sizes and styles.
Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)
Last night's good sleep gets a full charge for your tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Among all the sections, Mutianyu is noted for better views and less crowds. You will enjoy a one-way cable car life at this section. On the way back, take an exciting sild-way ride downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse restaurant before get back to downtown Beijing.
Stop by a cloisonné factory before your time is dedicated to the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to offer God their best fruits and prayers.
- Smart Tips:
No.3 restaurant of TripAdvisor's recommendation, Haidilao Hot Pot has its way to spice up your Beijing trip. Within 30min by a cab from the Temple of Heaven. ( Note: Transfer and meal are on your own exspense.)
Beijing to Shanghai by Train No. G129 (Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station) Dep 12:10 - Arr 17:56
Free time, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Shanghai)
Today you will have a whole free day in Beijing before the train departuring at 12:10 pm. Refer to our suggested activities as follow.
- Smart Tips:
Beijing Zoo is an all-time favorite for both kids and adults.
The Drum Tower still keeps drumming every hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm (except 12:30pm), 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am etc. Aside the drumming show, the tower offers great view of how everything in Beijing is aligned with the Forbidden City.
The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is our first stop. Standing on the top of tower, you can get the whole views of the Bund.
Then will visit Yuyuan Garden, a classical private garden in the style of Southern China. It is located right in the hustle and bustle of the Temple of City God. Stop at Jiangnan Silk Factory to learn how silk is made. Take a walk along the Bund. Nanjing Road with shops ranging from street-style chic to high-end brands is our last stop for today.
Note: Yuyuan Garden will be closed on every Monday for maintenance (except Chinese public holiday). Your travel advisor will arrange other sites for visit instead in this period.
Zhujiajiao Boat Ride, Zhujiajiao Water Town
Today we will go to famous Zhujiajiao water town and take cruise on the river. The historic area lines both sides of the river and is criss-crossed by a number of small canals. You can imagine how does Chinese houses looks like by visiting a nice house with beautiful garden.
- Smart Tips:
Go with an empty stomach if you want to try taste local snacks. It literally food everywhere. From dessert mochi to stinky tofu such as the quail eggs, edamame, meats on the stick.
Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
You will be transferred from your Shanghai hotel to the city’s international airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) in time for your flight home.
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
For an authentic travel experience, contact one of our travel advisors. Our local experts are always ready to create a hassle-free tour for you.