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Beijing-Shanghai Express (Train Tour)

Tour code: beijing 035
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Beijing, Shanghai
Attractions: Forbidden City,Tian'anmenSquare, Temple of Heaven,Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Children's Palace & Oriental Pear TV Tower.



Day 1 ( )
Arrive / Beijing
Transfer via: Flight-on your arrangement
Arrive at Beijing. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Day 2 (B, L, )
Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven. Enjoy the Peking Opera Show in the evening.


TianAnMen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. Having a free walk there, imagining the great historic events of the 20th century took place there. You will also see legendary landmarks including the Great Hall of the People and the towering 125 foot granite obelisk, Monument to the Peoples Heroes, honoring those who died in revolution.


Walking across the Golden River Bridge, enter the Forbidden City, the inner sanctum and palace where for centuries Chinese emperors ruled their world. It has 9000-room maze of courtyards, places, and ceremonial halls, where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was indeed a forbidden place, where commoners were kept out for nearly 500 years in the past. Tour the palace and imagine the mystery, intrigue and incredible power that reigned here.


Temple of Heaven was built in the 15th century, a sacred site for ancient Beijing, where the emperor and his 1000 member entourage would retreat twice a year for religious ritual. Surrounded by enormous grounds designed in accordance with fengshshui, the Temple complex consists of the Celebrated Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail. It is considered the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.


Day 3 (B, L, )
One day Organized Group Tour: Go to visit the Great Wall Tour and Ming Tomb.Lunch is included.


The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built. It is about 4,000 miles long, and it was built entirely by hand. About 1, 200 - 1, 500 miles of the Great Wall were built during the reign of Emperor Shi Huangdi (Qin Dynasty). The Great Wall crosses northern China from the east coast to the central part of China.


Visit the fabled Ming Tombs, the resting places of thirteen emperors and their splendid treasures, passing down the Spirit Way, a road lined with statues of dignitaries, as well as huge elephants, lions, camels and horses, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors. Visit one of the spectacular tombs- Dingling featuring an underground palace.


Day 4 (B, L, )
Beijing / Overnight train
Transfer via: Overnight train(soft sleeper)Z13(1907-0705)-on our arrangement
Visit Hutongs by rickshaw & The Summer Palace. Be transferred to the railway station for your train to Shanghai.


Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infant and local people's houses among them.


The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. With its cool features - water, gardens and hills, it was the palace of choice for vacationing emperors and Dowager Empresses. It was badly damaged by Anglo-French troops during the Second Opium War (1860) and its restoration became a pet project of Empress Dowager Cixi, the last of the Qing dynasty rulers.


Be transferred to the railway station for your train to Shanghai.


Day 5 ( )
Overnight train / Shanghai
Arriving in Shanghai, be met & transferred to your hotel.   Free time for the rest of the day.


Day 6 (B, L, )
One day visit of Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Yu Market and the bund.


Shanghai Museum: 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.


Yu Garden: It is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. Infront of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market.


The Bund: the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period.

Day 7 (B, )
Shanghai / Departure
Transfer via: Flight-can be arranged by us, however is not included in this quotation
Free at your leisure,  own arrangement to airport for departure home.