Shanghai and Beijing are the top two destinations for people’s first visit to China. This tour is designed for those who make Beijing the next stop after Shanghai during their China tour. By high speed train, this tour leads you to visit Beijing’s highlights from Shanghai in 2 days with commentary from knowledgeable tour guide: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Suqare. Enjoy the fascinating journey to have a glimpse of Beijing’s history and culture!
- Day 1: Shanghai – Beijing by High Speed TrainTian'anmen Square, Forbidden City (Lunch)
AM: Our local driver will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning, transfer to Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station and take morning high speed train to Beijing (no guide service in Shanghai). Upon your arrival at Beijing South Train Station, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Go to have lunch, then start the half day tour in Beijing.
Noon:Lunch in lcoal restaurant.
PM: You will start today’s tour with the largest city square in the world, Tian'anmen Square. The square has a very important role in China’s history and visiting it is a dream for many generations of Chinese people. So, don’t be surprised when you see the square is teeming with Chinese people. You can just wander around the square and take in the rich history.
Then you will follow your tour guide into the incredible Forbidden City. From the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, a total of 24 emperors lived here and ruled the country. Strolling around this splendid complex is like following the steps of the emperors to handle state affairs, visit their concubines, and appreciate many rare treasures. Your knowledgeable tour guide will give you some insight into Chinese history, architecture and royal family.
After the tour finished, transfer to your hotel for checking-in. Have a good rest for tomorrow!
Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing
- Day 2: Beijing – Shanghai by High Speed TrainMutianyu Great Wall (Lunch)
AM: Climbing the Great Wall is a must do for visitors in Beijing. Today your tour guide will take you to explore the incredible Mutianyu Great Wall. It’s hard to believe people could build such a wall by hand in the ancient days. You will finally walk on the wall that you have dreamt for a long time, enjoy the spectacular scenery, and stop from time to time to take beautiful pictures. If the hiking is too much for you, there are cable car and toboggan for your choice. Highly recommend you bring some snacks as you may need some fuel for the walking.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After the tour finished, our guide and driver will escort you to Beijing South Train Station for late afternoon train back to Shanghai. Our local driver in Shanghai will pick you up on time from Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station, and then transfer back to your hotel in Shanghai.