4 Days Beijing and 1 Day Shanghai Tours By Air

Tour Route: Beijing, Shanghai

The Largest & The Most Integrated Imperial Garden-Summer Palace,The Largest Existing and Best Preserved Imperial Tombs-Ming Tombs,Residence of China Emperor & One of The Five World Palaces-Forbidden City,Visiable Competitive Price & VIP Quality Guarantee

Private Tour
Day 1 Entry Beijing, Temple of Heaven.

Be picked by private vehicle and English speaking tour guide from airport. Be transferred to hotel.

After a short rest in hotel, visit Temple of Heaven. Built in 1420, Temple of Heaven is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. Take sightseeing in the attraction for one hour. Be transferred back to hotel.

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace

Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.

Visit Tiananmen Square -the biggest downtown Square of the world. Walk around on Tiananmen Square. Then we will enter the Forbidden City from the north end of Tiananmen Square. Forbidden City also called Palace Museum and is located at the center of Beijing. It was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Rectangular in shape, Forbidden City is the world's largest palace complex. Take sightseeing in Forbidden City along the central axis for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Then we will drive to Summer palace - 20 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden of Ming and Qing dynasty. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers, etc. Take sightseeing for 1 to 1.5 hours.

Have dinner in a restaurant with Beijing local favor.

Enjoy Beijing opera in theatre. Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts. It presents an encyclopedia of Chinese culture as well as unfolding stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes and graceful gestures. Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Badaling Great Wall to Ming Tombs to Sacred Way.

Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.

Drive one and half hours to the famous Badaling Great Wall -the most famous section of Great Wall, well maintained. It is easy to walk along this section of defensive project of ancient China. Take sightseeing on Badaling Great Wall for about 2 hours. Cable car is optional to get the top to have a bird view of the wall. Drive 30minutes to local restaurant with SICHUAN flavor to have Chinese lunch. Drive 20minutes to Ming Tombs. Located 60 Kilometers north of Beijing, Ming Tombs consist of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors. Changling is the most famous one. Construction of the Changling was started in 1409 and completed in 1427. Visit the tomb for one hour. Move on to visit the Sacred Way for half an hour. Drive back to Beijing city to have Beijing Roast Duck for Dinner. Eating Peking duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing. Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Beijing Hutong Tour to Beijing to Shanghai

Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.

Be transferred to Beijing Hutong -ancient city alley in Beijing. Many of them were built during the Yuan (1206-1341), Ming (1368-1628) and Qing (1644-1908) dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. Take rickshaw to visit the ancient Beijing Hutong including Drum tower, Local family, Shicha Lake, Kindergarten and Bar Street. Be transferred to airport to connect flight to Shanghai.

Shanghai Tour guide will meet you in Shanghai airport.

Arrive in Shanghai. Be met and transferred to your hotel. After one hour's rest in your hotel, visit Yu Garden -one of the best Suzhou-style gardens in southern China. Then we will visit the Bund -famous waterfront with art-like buildings in China, the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years.

Enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Oriental Pear TV Tower to Old Street to Shanghai Museum

Pick up from your hotel at 09:00 am. Visit Oriental Pear TV Tower -the third tallest TV tower in the world. Visit Shanghai Museum - known as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, where you will find more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art. Move on to visit Jade Buddha Temple (famous Buddhist temple in downtown). Proceed to visit Nanjing Road before be transferred to airport for departure.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$976 US$939
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$1029 US$981

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
5. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.
6. Accommodation fee: Four-night at the designated Four-Star Hotels with daily breakfast
7. Domestic airfare: Beijing-Shanghai.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International airfare.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

I'd like strolling on the street on my own.What would I do if I get lost in Beijing?
Asked by Boyce (Sep.26, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Sep.26, 2012) replied:
Remembering the hotel address accurately is the most important thing. Make sure that you know the surroundings and don't strolling far from the hotel suddenly. Ask local residents if you can speak Chinese. You can call Li Suli Bus Hotline if you take bus. The bus hotline number is 96166. Or you can also take a taxi. The driver understand a little English. Write the hotel address on your memo is the safest way that secure you can go back.

When is the best time to visit Beijing? I can't decide. Any suggestions give me?
Asked by Cherry (Sep.07, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Sep.07, 2012) replied:
The best time to Beijing is April, May, September and October, of course. Essentially, the temperature is between 20C to 28C. November is just a bit cold and the temperature would down to 8C then. December to March is chilly. The lowest temperature can be -8C. June and July is not very hot, but you should pay attention to rainfall.

Where should I buy clothes in beijing and shanghai? I wish to buy branded clothes at a cheaper price, please tell me what time should I go to shopping?
Asked by Sweden (May.28, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (May.28, 2012) replied:
Please go to these middle-classes in Beijing and Shanghai, such as Parkson in Shanghai, the New World Center in Chongwenmen of Beijing and these nice department stores at Xidan of Beijing. Generally speaking, you could purchase these branded clothes at enjoyable price during holidays and the promotion season at the end of summer or winter. Besides, you could purchase some local products, such as silk, handicrafts and other things.

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