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Beijing to Shanghai

Travel from China’s capital city, to a sleepy rural getaway, before heading to the biggest city in the world, on this whistle-stop tour of China. With an incomparable mix of both ancient and modern historical sites, a sleepy rural retreat, and lavish self-indulgence, this trip has it all. In less than 10 days, see more of China than you thought possible.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: BJSMIN/165713
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Beijing, China
  • Finishes: Beijing, China
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Beijing



Day 1-4

Kick off your China tour in the afternoon as we head off to our unmissable attraction, The Great Wall of China! We go to a deserted section of the Wall, where we will have the place to ourselves! Hike along this wonder of the world as the sun sets, before pitching up your tent for a night camping. Wake up the next morning for what will be one of the most memorable sunrises of your life.
Afterwards return to Beijing where you can visit the Temple of Heaven (40RMB) the incredible Beijing Acrobatics Show (140RMB). For dinner you’ve got the opportunity to taste one of Beijing´s signature dishes: famous Peking Roast Duck (around 70RMB).
The next two days in Beijing are spent seeing the Tiananmen Square (free), the Forbidden City (60RMB) and a night market where you can try dog, snake, cat, scorpion and a host of other “mouth-watering delicacies”. In the late afternoon of day 4 you board your night train to Hangzhou, famed as China’s most beautiful city.


Day 5-6

After arriving in Hangzhou we head to West Lake for a relaxing boat tour. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about China’s trade history, with visits to the China National Tea Museum or the National Silk Museum. As the day comes to a close, embark a hike up Jiuyao Mountain to catch the beautiful sunset over West Lake and the rest of the city. Finish the night with a delicious group dinner in the city centre.
The next morning, why not explore Hangzhou old town, known for its street artists, boutiques and traditional teahouses. Head to Misty Forest for a hike around the Nine Creeks area. After a morning full of exercise, make your way back to the hostel to freshen up and grab some lunch. Check out of your accommodation and transfer to Huzhou Station as you prepare to catch the bullet train for our next destination: Glamorous Shanghai!


Day 7-9

Shanghai is the world’s biggest city by population, and does not disappoint in what it has to offer. Learn about China’s modern history on a walk around the Former French Concession, which includes a visit to the Propaganda History Museum (40RMB entry), the only one of its kind! Discover TianZiFang (free), a local artisan’s lane set in an old-style residential area in the heart of Shanghai.
Explore the more futuristic side of the city when you embark on a walking tour down Nanjing Road (the world’s busiest shopping street) and take a walking tour down the Bund (your unmissable activity!), where you will get the best view of Shanghai`s stunning skyline.
In the evenings, take advantage of Shanghai’s hedonistic bar scene when you experience the largest bar crawl in China - the Drunken Panda Pub Crawl (180 - 200 RMB). Or, spend your evening in a more sophisticated manner, sipping champagne in a hot tub on the rooftop of a skyscraper, overlooking Shanghai’s dazzling nightlife below (110RMB).

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