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Beijing – Shanghai - 7 Days

Beijing – Shanghai

Beijing’s history can be traced back 3,000 years. It’s about as old as London, six times older than New York, and ten times older than Sydney. The city retains a wealth of historical sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

Beijing is also one of the oldest inhabited areas in the world. Fossils indicate that Peking Man (Homo erectus) lived there from 770,000 to 230,000 years ago. The Peking Man World Heritage Site at Zhoukoudian is the place to see the fossils.

Beijing has a unique collection of architecture, arts, cuisine, and other cultural facets.

Beijing Municipality has a population of almost 22.5 million (almost as many as Australia), in an area of 16,800 square kilometers (or 6,500 square miles). It is China’s second largest city after Shanghai.

Shanghai, is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, as well as China’s largest city and the commercial and financial centre.

Shanghai literally means the city by the sea. Situated on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean, right in the middle of China’s east coastline, Shanghai is an excellent sea and river port, boasting easy access to the vast hinterland.

The city is divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River). Puxi is the older part of the city and hosts the majority of shops, restaurants and museums. Pudong is the modern part, and is recognized for its rather unusual yet extremely impressive high-rises.

Beijing’s long and rich history has left behind an abundant historic and cultural heritage, including seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, and the Grand Canal.

Beijing is a city of extremes when it comes to its temperatures. The highest recorded temperature in Beijing is 42 °C (109 °F) while the lowest is -27 °C (-17 °F). This means the best times of the year to go are spring and fall.

Shanghai, with a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate, enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall.

Shanghai is a popular destination for visitors as the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour.  Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional, and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of Shanghai.

Day 1
Arrival in Beijing

On arrival at Beijing, you will be met with by our guide and transferred to your hotel. After a good rest, you may go out for a brief stroll, time permitting, or you will have your dinner at an Indian Restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Beijing tour

Upon your breakfast at the hotel, visit the biggest public square in the world - Tiananmen Square conquers you with its grandeur at the first sight. Then you are leaded to Forbidden City. It is the imperial palace for 24 emperors during Ming and Qing Dynasties and the biggest ancient architecture complex in the world. In the afternoon, you continue your trip to Summer Palace. Having the largest royal park and being well preserved, it was designated, in 1960 by the State Council, as a Key Cultural Relics Protection Site of China. Containing examples of the ancient arts, it also has graceful landscapes and magnificent constructions.

Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Beijing City

In the morning, after your breakfast at the Hotel, drive 75km to visit the Jade factory and Great Wall at Juyong pass which is the symbol of China and the wisdom of Chinese people. Time permitting, you will have a short stop to Beijing Olympic Park, where you can see the outside view of the National Stadium-- Bird’s Nest and National Aquatics Center --Water Cube.

Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Beijing - Shanghai

In the morning, visit the Liulichang which is a famous district in down-town Beijing that is known for a series of traditional Chinese stone dwellings housing that sells various craftwork, artistry, and antiques. It is one of Beijing's traditional old quarters. Then visit Da Shi Lan, one of Beijing's most famous old-fashioned streets, that has a history dating back 570 years. It was built in 1430, the 18th year of Emperor Yong Le's rule during the Ming Dynasty. Da Shi Lan is 375 meters long and is home to 26 shops from nine types of trade. Then take flight or Super fast train to Shanghai.

On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to hotel, and freshen up.

Dinner at Indian restaurant.

Overnight in Shanghai.

Day 5

After your breakfast, visit a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people. Yuyuan Garden has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways.

Then you will visit pearl factory and the shopping trip will begin in Nanjing Road which starts at the Bund and runs westward, with People's Square in the middle. Then we come to the Bund, The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also a very popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.

Day 6
Shanghai - Water Village - Shanghai

After breakfast, you will visit Zhujiajiao, Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai.

After a wonderful trip today, you will be back to Shanghai and take Indian dinner at Indian restaurant.

Day 7
Departure back home

After your breakfast, get dropped at Shanghai airport for departure back home. Or else, if time permits, do some shopping nearby or visit an attraction.

Package price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Dinner as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing tours and transfers as per itinerary

Services Excluded

  • Airfare and Visa
  • Beijing to Shanghai train or flight ticket
  • Personal expenses

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