This 7 days tour which is from the the most dynamic modern city, Shanghai to ancient capital city, Beijing, you will experience the stunning contrasts of ancient and present, tradition and modern, East and West during this Highlights of China tour.
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Shanghai: Shanghai Museum,Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jinmao Tower, Boat Cruise On the Huangpu River, Yu Garden; Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre, Ming Tombs, Mutainyu Great Wall...
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DAY 1 Arrive in Shanghai
DAY 2 Shanghai: Shanghai Museum,Nanjing Road, The Bund, Jinmao Tower, Boat Cruise On the Huangpu River
DAY 3 Shanghai to Beijing by High-speed Train: Yu Garden
DAY 4 Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre
DAY 5 Beijing: Ming Tombs, Mutainyu Great Wall
DAY 6 Beijing: Beijing Panda House, Lama Temple, Shichahai, Drum Tower
DAY 7 Beijing Departure: Temple of Heaven
Welcome to China! Upon your arrival in Shanghai, you will be greeted by our Shanghai local tour guide with a welcome signage "China Private Tour". And escorted to your hotel directly. The rest of the day is free on your own to recover jetlag.
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Firstly, you will visit Shanghai Museum, which is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. The museum was founded in 1952 and was first open to the public in the former Shanghai Racecourse club house, now at 325 West Nanjing Road, it was rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China's first world-class modern museums. The museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art.
You will have lunch at local restaurant, where you can enjoy some authentic Shanghai food.
After lunch, drive you to the Lujiazui and visit the famous Jinmao Tower to have an eye-bird's view of Shanghai city. Jin Mao Tower is located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong.The 88-stories Jin Mao Tower was completed in 1999. It is 420.5 meters (almost 1,380 feet) tall and covers an area of 2.3 hectares (5.68 acres). The architect, Adrian D. Smith, of this skyscraper ingeniously combined the elements of traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles of the time, which makes it one of the best-constructed buildings in China.
Then proceed to visit the "Pedestrians only" Nanjing Road, a walking bustling street that is always packed with people waching other people. When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.
After that move on to The Bund, the Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.)
You will have a dinner before cruise, the last thing for today is Night cruise along the Huangpu River. When traveling in Shanghai, you should not miss a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. It is the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline views of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers along the river.
After the cruise, you will be taken back yo your hotel in Shanghai
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. You will visit Yu Garden. The largest Shanghai ancient garden with Ming and Qing architectural styles decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
After lunch, take afternoon highspeed train from Shanghai to Beijing, it takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival,our Beijing local tour guide will holding with a welcome signal "China Private Tour" and transferred to have a dinner. After dinner, you will be taken to your hotel in Beijing.
In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Starting the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed by visitors to Tiananmen Square.
Then go through an underground tunnel to the imperial palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.
Have lunch at the local famous Peking Roast Duck restaurant, taste the most famous duck in Beijing and try some local cuisine in Beijing.Roast duck — or Peking Duck, as it's often known — has been served in Beijing for around 600 years, according to Liu. First served by palace chefs during the Ming dynasty, it has royal pedigree.
After lunch, continue your tour to visit Summer Palace, which is an imperial garden and it integrates numerous traditional halls and pavilions, conceived by the Qing emperor Qianlong between 1750 and 1764 as the Garden of Clear Ripples. Using Kunming Lake, the former reservoir of the Yuan dynasty’s capital and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature.
After dinner, you will go for enjoying the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre. It is one of famous show in Beijing and it tells a story of Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott. There are many demonstrations of Kungfu and strength throughout the show. The costumes and the choreography are great.The show lasts about one hour and 15 minutes.
After the Kungfu Show, you will be taken back to your hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet your at your hotel lobby and keep going your Beijing tour.
Firstly, drive about 70km (1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World –Mutianyu Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu Section. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. Good sightseeing with nature, take photos from different places and angles so you’ll have plenty of memories you can share with your friends when going back home.
Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the Sacred Way, affiliated with the Ming Tombs, is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way.
After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.
In the morning, pick you up at your hotel. Today you will vist Beijing Panda House, where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas. For many visitors, the aim to go to Beijing Zoo is to see the giant pandas. The first birth of a giant panda in captivity occured at the Beijing Zoo 1963. The first artifcial insemination breeding success in the world was achieved at the Beijing Zoo in 1978. As a symbol of friendship, the giant pandas have been presented to many countries.
Then head to Lama Temple ( Yonghe Temple ). It is the most handsome and impressive Buddhist temple in the city.It is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District , Beijing. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
Your lunch is arranged at a Chinese restaurant.
After lunch, head to to Shichahai area behind Beihai Park for Hutong tour by taking 20-minute rickshaw. You pay a visit for Nanluoguxiang, it's one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. will give you a deep impression of the local residents'live.
Then ascend the Drum Tower and have a bird's eye view of the old Beijing - Shichahai area.
After dinner, you will taken back to your hotel.
Free on your own until our driver transfer you to the airport and you fly back home or your next destination. Your 7 days Shanghai-Beijing tour come to the ends. Have a pleasant trip!
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