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6 Days Beijing Shanghai Highlights by High-Speed Train


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Tour Code: CTG-32

Tour Description

If you aim to tour the highlights of Beijing and Shanghai within 6 days, this package is tailored for you utterly!

On this tour, you will discover the profound Chinese culture of Beijing as well as the changing face of China through Shanghai, by visiting their classic attractions, such as, the Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Nanjing Road. Meanwhile, you can experience popular activities such as practicing Tai Chi and taste various delicious local snacks.

Low cost, rewarded with stunning vistas and awe-inspiring views

A great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own

The super-high-speed train experience from Beijing to Shanghai (only about 5 hours, help you squeeze more time for sightseeing)

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Today's Activities Welcome to Beijing! We will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.

Hanging out around Wangfujing Snack Street at night is a good option if you like. Tasting different local snacks and having a glimpse of Beijingnese nightlife. You can take some Sugarcoated haws in person, not just seeing from Chinese TV series.
Wangfujing Night Street Sugarcoated haws Beijing Night Food Bazaar            
Nightview of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Famous Sugarcoated Haws Beijing Night Food Bazaar          
Day 2 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast, you will start the journey with visiting the largest city plaza in the world - Tiananmen Square, always filled with sightseers and kite-flyers.

Walking through the square, you will come to the magnificent Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It's the largest palace complex in the world, containing immense courtyards, terraces, and magnificent buildings with golden roofs, red columns and green, red and yellow facings.

You will go on your sightseeing with the splendid Summer Palace, the existing largest imperial garden in China, which is famed for the elaborate design of its long corridor, palace hall, temple and arch bridge. You can explore the lake on boat and appreciate the royal park.

Good point for self-funded activity: The well-known Beijing Roast Duck for dinner.
Forbidden City Summer Palace Lake Beijing Roast Duck          
Forbidden City inside Hall Boating on Lake of Summer Palace Beijing Roast Duck          
Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today's tour will begin with the Mutianyu Great Wall, which is not as crowded as the nearby Badaling Great Wall or Juyongguan Great Wall. Additionally, the foliage is much richer and the vegetation cover reaches to above 90%. The whole part of the Mutianyu Great Wall built on mountains, rising up and down is just like a huge flying dragon. You can take the first-rate cable car to enjoy the superb views of the Great Wall.

In the afternoon, you will be on a visit to Dingling Tomb, one of the 13 Ming Tombs. And it is the only tomb opened to the public, including the underground palace.

Good point for self-funded activity: Appreciating the Chinese Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera in the evening, presenting you a grand visual feast.
Mutianyu Great Wall Mutianyu Great Wall Dingling Tomb            
Mutianyu Great Wall Steps Slideway of Mutianyu Great Wall Dingling Tomb Underground          
Day 4 Beijing - Shanghai(Breakfast, Lunch) by High-Speed Train
Today's Activities On this day you will visit the Temple of Heaven after breakfast, originally used by Chinese Ming and Qing emperors to worship heaven and pray for good harvest. Now it is the most popular destination for locals and visitors, always full of couples dancing, individuals playing different games, and groups practicing Tai Chi. If you are lucky enough, you will encounter the worship performance at the Temple of Heaven.

Then you will drop by the Xiushui Street, also called "Silk Street", which is a shopping center in Beijing. Over 1,700 retail vendors scatter this street, with various products. The most attractive goods are those in Chinese style, such as traditional crafts. Here is the bargain hunter's paradise, where you can purchase the top-quality goods with the lowest price.

After the visit, you will be transferred to take the high-speed train to the metropolis Shanghai. Our local guide in Shanghai will pick you up at the station and accompany you to the hotel.

Good point for self-funded activity: You can head to Xiantiandi in the evening. Nightlife flourishes there, with a very European atmosphere with outdoor cafes and bars and music playing.
Temple of Heaven Xiushui Street Shopping Xintiandi Bar            
Ceremony at Temple of Heaven Xiushui Street Shopping Xintiandi Bars          
Day 5 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today you will first trek through the Yuyuan Garden. It is an eminent classical Chinese garden and famed as "an architectural miracle in South China". Then you will proceed to the enclosed City God Temple. There are lots of specialty shops, restaurants, pasty stores and teahouse. You can taste some featured dim sum, tasty steamed bread and the delicious eight treasures.

After the lunch, you will continue to tour the iconic Bund, the superior place to appreciate the magnificent buildings standing in various styles, Gothic, Baroque, Rome, and the combination of Eastern and Western style. And then roam the flourishing Nanjing Road which is known as China's No. 1 Shopping Street. Following, you will delight in the panoramic view of Shanghai from the World Financial Center.

Good point for self-funded activity: Enjoying the Acrobatics Show in the evening. You will marvel at varieties of exciting programs with countless near-impossible feats of flexibility, strength, endurance, and sheer willpower performed on the stage.
City God Temple the Bund Nanjing Road          
City God Temple Inside Duskview of The Bund Nanjing Road at Dusk          
Day 6 Shanghai & Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today's excursion starts with the hidden gem – Shikumen Museum, a traditional urban alley-community in Shanghai, unveiling the unique Shikumen architectural features of Shanghai. You can have a glance at the old-fashioned lifestyle of Shanghai people.

Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport to your next destination. How time flies! We are convinced that you will love China and this tour will leave you a happy memory lasting for a lifetime.
Shanghai Shikumen Shikumen 1 Shikumen 2          
Shikumen Inside Display of Shikumen
Typical Home
Traditional Kitchen of
Shikumen Family
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train Tickets: Beijing - Shanghai (High-Speed Train) Hotels: Accommodation in Beijing and Shanghai
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights - Tips for tour guides and drivers.

Meals in the Package

This package includes 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches,
-- Breakfasts offered by hotels: just start your happy tour after having breakfast in the morning, especially for deluxe class, buffet breakfast is available;
-- - It supplys lunch according to different classes of tour, such as deluxe in city-famous restaurants and tourist in popular tourist restaurants;
-- Dinner option is open to you, you could find your favorite place to eat, or take our recommendations.

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant


We say little about the dining in Shanghai, since Shanghai is regarded as a delicious kingdom, where you can taste everything almost. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- "One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia" (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- "Best Global Cuisine" (City Weekend Readers' Choice Awards, 2010)
-- "M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai" (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund

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Hello Choury,

Thanks for your note and interest.

Arthur, Chi (driver) and your agency have been very nice with my situation, which i thank all of you from my heart. I have felt much better today and could walk slowly with less pain.

The Tour: so far, very well. Will keep you informed and given what we have received in Beijing, i hope the standards are as good in the rest of the cities. And with people with same concept of hospitality and warmth, too.

Will keep in touch.

Customer: Ms. Alhach

Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai-Hong Kong

Related Tour: 8 Days China Highlights , 11 Days China Explorer & Cruise

Hi, Sara.

You have been so patient and kind with our decision making and I totally understand the consequences of a flight delay, immigration hang ups, etc. For that reason, my husband and I will take your advise and decline on leaving the airport enjoying the beautiful new terminal and the business class lounge.

I would love to keep your company in mind for our clients who in the future need independent tours if that is agreeable with you. You are so precise and reliable in communicating and, you have given me ideas on culinary markets and parts of the city for clients to enjoy.

Best regards,

Customer:Ms. Upham

Destinations: Shanghai

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