A Tale of Two Cities: 6 Days Beijing and Shanghai tour

A 6 day trip to China 
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It is a short tour leading you to discover the most popular destinations in China: Beijing and Shanghai. You will appreciate the rich historical heritages in Beijing and the modernity of Shanghai.

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General Information

Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven,Tiananmen Square, Bird's Nest (National Stadium of Beijing Olympics), Summer Palace, Water Cube,Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Shanghai Xintiandi (The New World),Yuyuan Garden

Departure Dates 

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Arrive Beijing

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.

Day 2

Beijing (B, L)
Visits : Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Bird's Nest (National Stadium of Beijing Olympics), Summer Palace, Water Cube

Today you will visit Tiananmen Square, the biggest city square in the world. Covering 440,000 square meters, it has witnessed many important historic events taking place here.
Then pay a visit to the Forbidden City, one of the five most famous palaces in the world where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties lived and ruled for over 500 years. The grand palaces & courtyards, the unique design as well as the valuable collections attract millions of people to admire. visit Summer Palace, Olympic Green to have an exterior look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.

Day 3

Beijing -> Shanghai (B, L, D)
Visits : Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven

After breakfast explore the fantastic wild section of Great wall-Mutianyu Section, which is well preserved with spectacular view and has less tourists than Badaling. After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven which is the place where emperors conducted religious rituals and prayed for good harvest in Qing and Ming dynasties. It is one of the most important landmarks of Beijing. Then you will transfered to Beijing railway station and take an overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 4

Shanghai (L)
Visits : Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Shanghai Xintiandi (The New World)

After enjoying your breakfast explore Shanghai Museum. It is one of the three best museums in China. Then have a free walk along the Bund, which is lined with many historical buildings. Our guide will tell you stories once happening there. After that, stroll freely along Nanjing Road, the most famous pedestrian street in Shanghai. visit the Former French Concession.Today there remains much to see around the former colonial quarter. Move on to Xintiandi, one of the trendiest places in Shanghai. This area now becomes a place where yesterday meets tomorrow, east meets west.

Day 5

Shanghai (B, L)
Visits : Yuyuan Garden

After enjoying your breakfast will visit Yuyuan Garden. This afternoon,enjoy a half day free at leisure.

Day 6

Depart Shanghai (B)

Free till being transferred to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.


Starting Price 

This trip is customizable for your private travel.

What's Included 

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all guided tours and activities (dependent on season)
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.