8 Days Train or Flight Tour (Beijing - Shanghai)

Tour Overview

Duration: 8 Days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Departure: Everyday
Similar Tour: 5 Days group tour connected by train

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Beijing Arrival

Upon your arrival at Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The hotels in our package are located in the central Beijing-the famous Wangfujing Street. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2  Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)

Full day trip to Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, silk store, Temple of Heaven. Tian'anmen Square was once the largest city square in the world. Forbidden City is the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. Temple of Heaven is the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's blessings on the whole nation.

Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall Install App or bookmark our website on your phone browser to enjoy.

In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), enjoy the Peking Opera Show or Chinese Acrobat, or Chinese Kongfu show.(Choose one show from these three options, depending on your interest.)

Day 3  Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)

Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb, jade market and Sacred road. First visit the highlight of Beijing- the spectacular Great Wall, which is one of the seven wonders in the world and also a must-see attraction for whomever visit China. (It's 60 miles away from downtown, about one and half hour's drive). Dingling Tomb is the only tomb that has been excavated of the thirteen Ming tombs. You will go down to the underground palace for a visit. Sacred Road is guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.

Day 4  Beijing → Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)

Your tour begins with the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.
Scenic spots: 1. East palace gate, 2. the hall of benevolence and longevity, 3. hall of jade billows, 4. the hall of joyful longevity, 5. the covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.
Be transferred to the railway station for your train to Shanghai: Overnight train (soft sleeper bullet train, D313 or D311). Or take an afternoon flight to Shanghai. Be transferred to hotel at arrival.

Day 5  Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Upon your arrival, meet us at the arrival exit of the train station or the airport.
Visit Shanghai Museum, the biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art and cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. You will visit Yu Garden,  which is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market.  Then, have a tour to the symbol of Shanghai, Oriental Pear TV Tower.  Walk to the Bund and Nanjing Pedestrian Street. Transfer to the hotel after the tour.

Day 6  Shanghai → Zhouzhuang → Suzhou (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Zhouzhuang (2hrs' driving). Acclaimed as "Venice of the East", Zhouzhuang is one of the few places where you can experience the life of a typical Chinese water town. Visit the scenic spots in Zhouzhuang such as Double Bridge, Mi Pavilion, Shen's house etc. Then transfer to Suzhou (1 hour's driving).
Upon arrival, visit Lingering Garden and No. 1 silk factory.
Drive back to Shanghai.

Day 7  Shanghai  →  Hangzhou (Breakfast, Lunch) 

Drive to Hangzhou to visit West Lake, Lingyin Temple & Peak from Afar Scenic Area, Six-Harmony Pagoda,  Tiger Spring and Mei Jia Wu Tea Village. The famous West Lake is like a brilliant pearl embedded in the beautiful and fertile shores of the East China Sea near the mouth of the Hangzhou Bay. Located to the west of West Lake, Lingyin Temple is a Buddha temple which has a history of over 1700 years ago.
Drive back to Shanghai.

Day 8  Shanghai (Breakfast)

Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Hotel in this trip

  Beijing Shanghai
 Five Star Hotel Crown Plaza Wangfujing or Beijing Prime Hotel Shanghai Jin Jiang Tower Hotel
 Four Star Hotel Sunworld Hotel or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel The Bund Riverside Hotel
 Three Star Hotel King Parkview Hotel or Traditional View Hotel Shanghai Charms hotel or Holiday Inn Express Zhaibei hotel


Tour price includes: Tour price excludes:
Pick up and drop-off  from your hotel Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
Air-conditioned car, van or bus. Click here for vehicle mode. Visa Fees.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed. Personal Expenses.
English-speaking tour guide.  
Meals as listed in the itinerary.  
Hotels (twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary.  
Train tickets or airfare as listed.  
Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.
1. Passport is required when tourists visit Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square. Make sure that you take your passport with you.
2. Price may vary according to different seasons. There is no guide on the train. They will meet you at the railway station in Shanghai. You can extend your stay in Shanghai after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
3. For the private tour,  you also need go to one or two shopping stop every day, and if you don't like a shopping tour, please tell us at the reservation or email, and we may give you a new price.
How to Book?
1. You can book online or by email, tell us which airport to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email.
2. When you arrive in Beijing, our tour guide will inform the time to pick you up in the next morning.
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