8 Days Shanghai and Beijing A tale of two cities

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8 Days Shanghai and Beijing A tale of two cities

From US$1034 per adult

Destination:

Shanghai (3 Nights) ,Beijing (4 Nights)

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP73

Summary:

A great package to help you see both the ancient culture and the hi-tech western civilization of China.

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Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
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End Date
Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
Rooms
US$ 2588

1Highlights & Map

Discover the treasures in the must visit two cities in China Visit Shanghai Museum to experience the changes of history Rickshaw riding in the ancient alley way to feel the atmosphere

2Itinerary

Day 01Shanghai

Destinations: Arrival in Shanghai

Activities:

You'll be greeted on arrival in Shanghai. On the way to the hotel, your guide will explain programs in Shanghai. Spend the rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or catching up on your jetlag. Situated at the southern side of Yangtze River estuary, Shanghai became communication and trade center in 1930s between China and the west. Based on economy redevelopment from 1980, Shanghai grew into commercial and financial center as well as largest metropolis in China. Shanghai owns large amount of landmarks, sightseeing attractions and good facilities of hotels, catering and transportation. One of the largest global events, World Expo 2010 will be held in Shanghai from May to October.

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 02Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities:

Morning sightseeing begins at Yuyuan Garden in the old town of Shanghai, which has an original city wall established in the 11th century. Continue your trip to the Jade Buddha Temple where you can see precious and valuable statue and other collections. After shopping at local art & craft souvenir store, continue your trip to the Bund, the waterfront which shows Shanghai in early 1930s. Then you may stroll through the famous Nanjing Road for shopping. At night enjoy a wonderful Huangpu River Night Cruise to see Shanghai in evening veil.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 03Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities:

We start the day by visiting Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum in China. With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics, the museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Next you will visit the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The Second Viewing Platform provides wonderful panorama over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River. Those who prefer top view may buy a ticket to the very top. In the afternoon, make a visit to the local carpet factory to see the exquisite craftmanship, then continue to take a relaxing walk to the Old French concession region. The area, which dates from the French Colonial period, is home to many of the city's best restaurants. Great area for a weekend stroll or to find a delicious food in the heart of downtown.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map

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Day 04Shanghai, Beijing

Destinations: Shanghai to Beijing

Activities:

Transfer to the airport and fly to Beijing, an ancient capital with incredible historical sites listed in World Heritage as well as a bustling modern metropolis having hosted the 2008 Olympics. Upon your arrival in Beijing, our professional guide will meet you at airport and transfer you to the Hotel. During the trip, he/she will give you some tips on local restaurants and shops in streets nearby. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the neighborhood by yourself.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 05Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, the symbol of Beijng as well as China where national ceremonies took place. Then go straight ahead to Forbidden City, royal court and home of emperors from Ming and Qing dynasties over 500 years. Later you'll visit Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and worshipped God of Heaven.Today's itinerary includes a visit to the old Beijing handicraft workshop. In the evening enjoy a fantastic Shaolin Kungfu Show.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 06Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

Be an early bird and catch the rewarding view of the Great Wall at Badaling section. Stretching over 6000 km, the Great Wall was originally constructed as defense work to protect China from the nomadics. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. In the afternoon you'll take a look of Changling Tomb (one of the Ming Tombs with best preserved ground architecture) as well as the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way, bordered by stone statues. After sightseeing, continue a visit to Jade Caving Factory or Cloisonné (enamelware) workshop. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Roasted Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 07Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities:

In the morning, sit in the rickshaw and enjoy Hutong Cultural Tour. Dotted around the Houhai Hutong area, traditional alleyways and courtyard houses are the typical representitives of old Beijing residence. Your tour includes a visit to the Drum and Bell Towers, Kindergarten, Tea House, and local people's houses. Then continue your journey to Summer Palace, the best preserved and renovated imperial garden of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). UNESCO descriped it as " An outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole." After your sightseeing, you will make a visit to a local art & craft factory & workshop and do some last minute souvenir shooping.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map

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Day 08Beijing

Destinations: Departure

Activities: Enjoy your free time, do some shopping or just go around the neibourhood, then transfer to airport for your flight home.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

4Things to Do

Shanghai Food & Restaurants

Shanghai Food & Restaruants

Shanghai Accommodation

Judging by the number of five-star and Western chain hotels now in Shanghai, the city has proven just how grandly it has opened to the outside world.....More

Shanghai Transportation

Shanghai Transportation

5Reviews

Reviews (88% / overall satisfaction:)
would
recommend

Ms. Ms Jenna

(United States/America)

Sep.04, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"great experience"
Great experience in China, these two cities. Thanks for the good arrangement and warm service.
would not
recommend

Ms. Mr. Ares

(Romania)

Sep.04, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"..."
I would like to tell one thing in The Great Wall, I was in a hurry to go to the toilets and I followed one indication until I saw a final one which pointed to the Walls, I was so impressed, plz make them helpful instead of a joke.
would
recommend

Ms. Ms marion

(France)

Sep.03, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
"recommend"
I recommend this tour to all the tourists who want an enjoyable journey as well as a luxury stay.

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