6 Days Beijing and Shanghai Tour by Luxury Train Trip

Tour Route: Beijing, Shanghai

One of the Five World Palaces & China Cultural Treasury-Forbidden City,No.1 Biggest China Royal Classical Garden-Summer Palace,Must See Attraction & Perfect China Classical Garden-Yuyuan Garden,Comfortable Transfer Experience with Direct Train

Coach Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Airport to hotel transfer (Beijing) 

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Beijing

Badaling Great Wall & Changling (Ming Tomb) Seat-in-coach Tour:

Pick you up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown, about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the largest and the best preserved tomb of Ming Tombs. It is where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried, built in 1413. The visit of the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour and finishes at about 10:45.

Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.

Having Chinese lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, driving to Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is the most famous, best-preserved and the first section opened to public. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Cable car is available and optional.

Head back to downtown Beijing and drive by the Olympic Green, having a distant view of both the National Stadium - the "bird Nest" and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube. After that, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. Back to your hotel around 6:00pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Beijing

Beijing Classic City Seat-in-coach Tour :Pick up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am. The first stop is Tian'anmen Square. Tiananmen Square was named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace), entry to the Forbidden City. As the world's largest city square, It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.

Then move on to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. It is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world. It takes about 2 hours visiting the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north.

Continue our tour to visit the Temple of Heaven. On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture.

The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture complex in the world where the ancient Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour.

After Chinese lunch (40 minutes) in local restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market not missed.

Then we drive 30minutes to Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Back to your hotels at around 6:00pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Beijing to Shanghai

In the morning, pick you up from the hotel to the railway station, take the first class seat of bullet train at 8:22AM, and arrive in Shanghai at about 17:16PM. The rest time is free for you to have a rest.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Shanghai

One-Day Shanghai Coach Tour : 
 First we will pick you up at the appointed boarding hotel at the appointed time. You are advised to go to one of the boarding destinations if you are not check in these four hotels. Today we will have a day sightseeing of modern Shanghai. The tours start with the Yu Garden and follow by the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple. After lunch, we will continue our tour to visit the People's Square and Shanghai Museum which is the biggest and best museum in China. Then stops will be made at the rejuvenated old quarter of Xintiandi. Drive back to shanghai in the later afternoon.

Boarding Places and Time :
1. Renaissance Yangtze Concierge Desk 08:00 
2. Jin Jiang Tower Lobby 08:20 
3. Portman Ritz-Carlton Lobby 08:40 
4. Oriental Riverside Pudong Concierge Desk 09:15

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Depart Shanghai

Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$918 US$876
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$971 US$908

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. Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
2. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary
3. English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city.
4. Hotels: Four-star Hotels based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
5. Transportation:Beijing To Shanghai Transfer via: bullet train, take the first class seat.
6. Insurance:The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
7. Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations and hotels

1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
2. China Entry Visa Fees.
3. Excess Baggage Charges: Each passenger's luggage may not exceed  five kg.
4. Single Room Supplement. 

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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 will arrive in Beijing on September 5th Saturday afternoon and depart from Shanghai on Sept 13 TH at 10;00 am. I want to get tour to Beijin to Shanghai for 8 days I will depert from Shanghai. Please tell me what can you offer. Thanks for your help. awating your response. ana-Maria Trius lula147@aol.com or atrius@darlingii.com
Asked by ana-maria trius (Aug.12, 2015)

Trip Advisor (Aug.12, 2015) replied:
Hi Ana-maria, thank you for your inquiry. We will send you a tour proposal to your email later.

IF we arrive in Beijing late at night (after 11 pm) would we still be taken to our hotel?
Asked by John Gaguine (Feb.27, 2013)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Feb.27, 2013) replied:
Absolutely Yes. If your flight or train departs from Beijing before 8:00am or after 11:00pm, and arrives at Beijing before 8:00am or after 11:00pm, extra charge CNY50-200(USD8-32) will be added to each car transfer. Thanks for your question.

We will be in Beijing in late september. What weather should we expect and what clothes should we wear? Thank you.
Asked by Bob (Aug.30, 2012)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Aug.30, 2012) replied:
Hi, Bob, the average temperature is about 21C. You can take long sleeve T-shirt and light jacket.

I go to Shanghai this coming june. I want to take a bus from Pudong international airport to Science & Technology Museum Station. What bus nimber I can ride?
Asked by Tony (Jun.04, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Jun.04, 2012) replied:
Hi, thank you for your question. You can take the airport shuttle bus line 3 or line 6 to Longyang Road and then transfer to subway line 2 to get to the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum Station. Have a good time.

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