Tour Code: sh-27
Departure Date: Daily
Features: Private Tour Guide Private Car & Driver Authentic Local Restaurants
Catch the very best of Beijing in three days with round-trip high-speed train fares – The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Summer Palace are included to give you an overview of Beijing's history and culture.
The tour guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the railway station to catch your high-speed train to Beijing. Your Beijing guide will welcome you at the exit of railway station.
We carefully arrange second-class seat for you which is comfortable for most people. If you want the first-class seat, our travel advisor is ready to upgrade for you with extra fee.
Though about 900 miles away, it is only a 5 hours ride between Shanghai and Beijing by high-speed train. Your Beijing guide will pick you up at Beijing South Railway Station upon your arrival and Summer Palace will be the first sight you will visit in your Beijing tour.
Summer Palace is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. Composed mainly of Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) and Kunming Lake, the park harmoniously combines the pavilions, corridors, halls and temples with the natural landscape.
Highlights come today. The magnificent man-made Great Wall that you've ever-seen on TV will unfold before you. There are many sections of the Great Wall in Beijing and the one we will visit is the less-crowded Mutianyu section. It features dense forest coverage and unique layout of watchtowers, looking likes a winding dragon snakes in forests. A cable car will help if you do not want to climb on foot.
Head back to city in the afternoon after lunch and we will visit the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was the largest Taoist complex in existence for rituals to pay homage to heaven. The main halls and sites you should not miss are Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, Circular Mound Altar and the Echo Wall.
Mutianyu Great Wall
You will have another full day city tour after breakfast and visit the symbols of Beijing: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Beijing old hutongs.
The Forbidden City was the largest ancient imperial complex which was home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties. The Forbidden City is functionally divided into three parts: the Outer Court, Front Court and Back Palace. The halls, symbolisms, walls, gates, gardens, courtyards and its many collections are all treasures of ancient China.
Stepping out the Forbidden City, you will see Tiananmen Square across the street. Tian'anmen Square was the site where many events in Chinese history were carried out, such as the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China and National Day Parade. Surrounding the Tiananmen Square are the monuments to the people's heroes, the Great Hall of the People and Museum of China.
After a leisurely pedicab tour around Beijing old hutongs after lunch- an authentic Peking Duck meal, you will be transferred to train station and head back to Shanghai. Say goodbye to your Beijing guide and your tour ends. It is always interesting to share travel story with friends when go back home!
If you wish a transfer service when arriving in Shanghai, just let our travel advisor know your request who is always happy to serve.
We use different hotels for different tour classes while the itinerary is the same. Deluxe Class is usually staying at a 5-star hotel, Superior Class at a 4-star hotel and Tourist Class at a 3-star level hotel. The prices for one person are based on sharing twin hotel rooms with another guest. A supplement is necessary if you want to book single rooms. And the prices may rise during national holidays, such as the National Day (September 30th to October 6th) and Chinese New Year (late January or early February)