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Tour Overview

How do I plan a Beijing tour from Shanghai? China Xian Tour tells you the best answer as an insider through this tour. The 3 days Beijing tour from Shanghai by flight collects the highlight attractions of the noble city including the incredible Great Wall, the majestic Forbidden City and beautiful-shaped Temple of Heaven, bringing you a quick experience to catch the essence of Beijing. Round way flights will extremely save transportation time to help you with more visiting time and reliable service by professional team of guides and drivers will make the whole tour hassle-free. Are you ready for the thrilling Shanghai Beijing tour?

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: Our local driver will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning, transfer to airport and take the morning flight to Beijing (no guide service in Shanghai). Upon your arrival at Beijing, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: You will start today’s Beijing 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

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

  2. 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: Then you will head to the western suburb of Beijing to visit the beautiful Summer Palace. The palace was built by Emperor Qianlong for his mother. While strolling around the peaceful Kunming Lake and admiring the architecture, your tour guide will tell you some history and stories of the Qing Dynasty.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  3. AM: Today you are going to visit Temple of Heaven, one of the highlights in Beijing full of culture and history. You will be astonished by its magnitude. Although the days of the emperors praying to the heaven are long gone, you still can visualize what the grand ceremony was like when your tour guide explains it to you. In addition to appreciating the spectacular historic buildings, you also can stroll around to watch Chinese senior citizens playing cards and doing exercise in the park.

    After that, you will move on to the Yonghe Palace where two emperors of the Qing Dynasty bore. Yonghe Palace is also called The Lama Temple because it was translated into the largest Buddhist temple in Beijing in the Mid and Late Qing dynasties.

    Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.

    PM: Next, visit the Beijing local folk residence: Hutong Alley. There is an opportunity for you to take a rickshaw to explore Hutong to see the daily life of native Beijing people. Following the local expert guide, you will find another face of the city that totally different from what you see on major streets.

    The last stop in Beijing is Jingshan Park. It is a beautiful royal landscape garden. The park stands on the central point of the south-north axis of the city and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City. The mid-summit of the hill is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, the visitor is able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.

    After the tour finishes, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and take the flight back to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our local driver in Shanghai will pick you up on time, and then transfer you back to your hotel in Shanghai. Your 3-day Beijing Tour from Shanghai ends here.

    Beijing Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

Travelers Luxury Class
1 People $1678
2 People $1062
3 People $969
4 People $889
5 People $841
6 People $828
7 People $816
8 People $810
9 People $792
Single Room Supplement $184
Hotel Standard Local Luxury Class Hotel
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Price includes

  • Shanghai-Beijing round trip flight tickets (economy class)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Beijing centrally located hotels with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • 3 Chinese style lunches as listed in the itinerary
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas
  • Any optional activity/battery car/shuttle bus inside the attractions
  • Any item beyond "Price includes"
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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