A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities
  • location: Beijing – Shanghai
  • Duration: 7 Days

Day 1: Beijing, Arrival

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to ramble in this not-to-miss destination to get touch with the nation's ancient past as well as the China's contemporary culture.


Day 2: Beijing, City Highlights Tour

Tian'anmen SquareThis morning rise you start your China tour off with a visit to Tian'anmen Square, once the largest square in the world. Following, walk in the footsteps of emperors in imposing Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex famous for its grand royal buildings, exquisite ornaments and priceless treasures. 

Afternoon, step into the peaceful Temple of Heavenfor appreciating the architectural art which is mixed with Chinese philosophy. And then having a pause in thePearl Store

Note: Tonight, if you’re interested, take in a thrillingChinese Kung Fu Show as your optional entertainment.


Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall Tour

Without a visit to Great Wall is not a complete Beijing tour. Today you will escape from the crowds and enjoyGreat Wall Tour a leisure walk on the magnificent Great Wall (Mutianyu section, round trip cable car included), the 8th Wonder of the World. Walking on the venerable ramparts, you will amaze at the unbelievable constructions and appalling landscape that surrounds the Wall. 

And then, visit the Sacred Road to trace the path of an imperial ancestor-worshipping ritual in the Ming Dynasty.


Day 4: Summer Palace, Beijing-Xian

Summer PalaceToday you will set out to explore the Summer Palace, the best imperial garden in China with its huge lake and hilltop views offering a pastoral escape into the landscapes of traditional Chinese painting. If time allows,the optional Beijing Hutong Experience is recommended for you to discover the old Beijinger’s lifestyle there.

After the tour, be transferred to the railway station forthe G speedy train to Xian (around 5-5.5 hours) - a city served as the capital for 13 dynasties in China as well as the starting of the ancient Silk Road.


Day 5: Shanghai, Yu Garden & Shanghai History Tour

Enjoying a Shanghai chronicles visit in the Shanghai Museum for tracing the past, present and future of Shanghai History Tourthis charming city from the collections there. Continue to visit the representative of the Chinese classic garden - Yu Garden, and the nearby Yu Market which is a bustling bazaar in old town of Shanghai, follow by a famous Silk workshop. In the late afternoon, you will get a chance to visit Shanghai Old Street and French Section for the featured architectures there. 

Note: Tonight, a recommended optional activity can be a night cruise on the Huangpu River to view the picturesque nightscape of this exciting city or a stunning Acrobatic Show which brings you a memorable night in Shanghai.


Day 6: Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Old Town

After breakfast, you will visit historic Zhujiajiao village(50 minute drive from Shanghai) - a lovely watertown featured with typical scene "Bridge, River & Houses". At Zhujiajiao, you will walk through Fangsheng Bridge,Beida Street, and the Kezhi Garden. It is a trip stepped back in time. After that, you will be driven back to Shanghai to enjoy a free afternoon.


Day 7: Shanghai, Departure

You will be free on this day until your personal guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

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