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Beijing | Shanghai

Highlights:

  • Visit four of China’s best know UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Enter the Forbidden City, home to a wealth of imperial treasures
  • Visit The Great Wall, the longest man-made structure in the world
  • See Shanghai, most cosmopolitan and vivacious city in China
  • Walk around the Bund, a popular waterfront area
  • Travel on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train at over 200 mph

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ACCOMODATIONS

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DAY 1
Arrival in Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Beijing

Morning sightseeing begins at Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Then continue to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first is the Forbidden City, the palace complex that was home to Chinese emperors for five centuries. Then in the afternoon visit the Summer Palace, a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. (B, L)

DAY 3
Beijing

Spend the day at two more UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. On your way to your excursion, drive by the famous “Bird’s Nest,” the National Stadium used in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Once arriving at the Great Wall, walk along this architectural masterpiece that has been one of the symbols of China for nearly 2000 years. Then proceed to the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty, starting in the early 15th century. (B, L)

DAY 4
Beijing | Shanghai

Transfer to the train station for a high-speed train to Shanghai. The Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train travels at over 200 mph! Arrive at Shanghai train station, meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this most cosmopolitan and vivacious city in China. (B)

DAY 5
Shanghai

Enjoy a tour in the Old City of Shanghai starting with the Yu Yuan Garden. Afterwards, visit the magnificent Shanghai Museum, French Concession and Shikumen Museum, an original Shikumen-styled stone house from the early 1900s. (B, L)

DAY 6
Shanghai

Morning visit to the Bund, a popular waterfront area on the western bank of the Huangpu River, and to one of the city’s Buddhist temples. The afternoon is yours to continue to explore the city on your own. (B)

DAY 7
Depart Shanghai

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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