Find the Perfect Holiday

Main Destinations:

Tour Length

Tailor-made Your Beijing Tours
Beijing Travel Advisor
Online Beijing Travel Service

Send Your Enquiry

Name:
Country:
Email:
If the verification code is not so visable, please refresh it and try again.

7 Days Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Train Tour

Destinations: Beijing-Shanghai-Xitang Water Town
Duration: 7 Days
Tour Code: TBT-CH-Classic-18
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: on request
Close Me

Tour Map

  • Tour Map

    Tour Map

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Temple of Heaven

    Beijing Temple of Heaven

  • Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Beijing Summer Palace

    Beijing Summer Palace

  • Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple

    Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple

  • Shanghai World Finance Center

    Shanghai World Finance Center

  • Xitang Water Town

    Xitang Water Town

Summary:

To appreciate the majestic landscapes, to experience the high speed train riding. In this tour, from Beijing to Shanghai, witness and compare the ancient and the new with TopChinaTravel. The Palaces, Temples, Great Wall and historic Hutongs of Beijing will take you to times past. Express train just pulls you back to 21st century. You can hear the Metropolis of the Orient calls you; vital, awe-inspiring Shanghai, one of the world great cities, with a colorful past and a ‘can not wait’ present. Then immerging yourselves in the peaceful water town, review the happy time you’ve had… Happy time always passes too fast. But we know you will be back

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 3

Beijing
Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Great Wall. After that, you will have a different experience to take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to get approaching to common folk’s life. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 4

Beijing    Shanghai
In the morning you will take a visiting to the Summer Palace, ‘the most beautiful garden in China'. After lunch, be transferred to the railway station for the express train to Shanghai. 1318km only cost you about 4.5hours riding.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 5

Shanghai
Enjoy your full day city tour that starts with Jade Buddha Temple visiting, and then, go to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. In the late afternoon, how about take a leisure stroll along the Bund to appreciate the night lights of this city. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
 

Day 6

Shanghai    Xitang Water Town    Shanghai
After breakfast, you will take a driving to Xitang, a small water town near Shanghai. Upon arrival, take a half-day visit of the town. Be transferred back to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai


Day 7

Departure from Shanghai
Feel at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for flight to next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Tian'anmen SquareAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you’ll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment. 
 

Day 3

Beijing
Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Great Wall. After that, you will have a different experience to take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to get approaching to common folk’s life. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Hutong Tour by rickshaw Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section.  It is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt, mainly with granite and is one of the best-preserved sections with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, being 7-8 meters high and 4-5 meters wide with 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long section. It served as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. 

If exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China’s ancient Imperial Court, then this Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today's Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You’ll take a rickshaw tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today’s Beijing.

For today’s optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You’ll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 4

Beijing    Shanghai
In the morning you will take a visiting to the Summer Palace, ‘the most beautiful garden in China'. After lunch, be transferred to the railway station for the express train to Shanghai. Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway will be completed at the end of 2011. At that time, 1318km only cost you about 4.5hours riding.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Shanghai City ViewAfter breakfast, you will take a visit to the "most beautiful garden in China"- the Summer Palace. Originally known as the “Garden of Clear Ripples", the Summer Palace is a magnificent imperial garden located 15 km north of Beijing City . This is the largest ancient preserved garden in China and a former summer retreat for Emperors and the chosen few! The site includes more than 100 ancient style pavilions, mansions, towers, halls, temples, bridges and an enormous clear water lake. What is most enjoyable about the Summer Palace, it is simply a gorgeous place to relax, escape the smoke and crowds of the city and spend an afternoon walking. It is said one could just as easily spend one week out here as one afternoon. Here is a rare chance in Beijing, to lose the crowds and ‘clear away the cobwebs'.

Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 

Day 5

Shanghai
Enjoy your full day city tour that starts with Jade Buddha Temple visiting, and then, go to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in downtown. Then visit the nearby old street. Continue the trip to the new landmark-World Finance Center. In the late afternoon, how about take a leisure stroll along the Bund to appreciate the night lights of this city. Traditional Dim-sum Banquet and Acrobatics are available for your optional lunch and night entertainment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

the Bund Today you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. 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 a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.

World Finance Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure on mainland China , including Hong Kong . It is currently the world's tallest completed building by roof. On 28 August 2008, the SWFC officially opened for business.

Then it comes to the Bund, the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. 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 the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.

Shanghai offers colorful recreations with rich contents and creative form. Your night may be filled with an interactive old form of art known as the Acrobatics. Those professional performers have been trained of as early as age six or seven so that they can play so well and excellent. It definitely will be an unforgettable night in your memory.
 

Day 6

Shanghai    Xitang Water Town    Shanghai
After breakfast, you will take a driving to Xitang, a small water town near Shanghai. Upon arrival, take a half-day visit of the town. Be transferred back to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Xitang Water TownLocated in the joint part of Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, Xitang is a typical water town in South China. There are 27 old bridges, 122 small lanes and 1000-meter-long corridor in one square kilometer old town area. Ceiling corridors are the most special scene in Xitang construction. These corridors were originally built to make convenience for the residents trading on boats by the side of the rivers. Each shop has a ceiling over the stone-slate road in front of its own house, and the ceilings connect with one another to form corridors.


Day 7

Departure from Shanghai
Feel at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for flight to next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends
 

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
10 persons & above - - - - - -
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
10 persons & above - - - - - -
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   -   -   -
2-5 persons - - - - - -
6-9 persons - - - - - -
10 persons & above - - - - - -


It is said that the construction project of Beijing-Shanghai Express Train will be completed at the end of June, 2011 and will open to traffic afterwards. Thus our 7 Days Beijing-Shanghai Express Train Experience, is only available after that.

Tours of the same category: