Beijing & Shanghai Tour by High Speed Train

During this tour, you will explore the highlights of both Beijing and Shanghai and enjoy some free time. You can choose to reach Shanghai in the same day by the high speed train (about 5 hours) or a bullet train (about 10 hours). Or you can choose to stay overnight on the express train (about 15 hours) and reach Shanghai on the next day morning.

Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai

Day 1: arrive in Beijing

Be met and escorted from airport/train station to your hotel. Explore the area around your hotel afterwards. Stay overnight in a 4-star or 3-star hotel or a local featured guesthouse.

Day 2: Beijing

Firstly visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in China; continue to the Forbidden City; after a local lunch, you will visit the Hutong lanes by rickshaw. After the tour, the rest time is free time for you to explore Beijing city on your own.

Day 3: Beijing

2 hours’ drive from Beijing city to the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less touched and more original section. A 2 hours’ tour on the wall and then have a local lunch near the Wall. After that, drive back to Beijing for the Temple of Heaven.

Day 4: Beijing to Shanghai by Train

A free morning to explore Beijing on your own. You may visit the Weekend Market - Panjiayuan Antique Market and explore the Summer Palace in the afternoon. Take a bullet train or stay overnight on the train to Shanghai.

  • The high speed train takes about 5 hours with the second seat and it reaches to Shanghai in the same day;
  • The bullet train with the second seat takes about 10 hours and it reaches to Shanghai in the same day;
  • The express train with soft sleeper bunk takes about 12 hours and you need to stay overnight on the train.
  • Buy several bottles of mineral water, some fruits and snacks for lunch or dinner and some sanitary products: toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, wet paper napkin, and toilet paper, etc for the overnight train travel.

Day 5: Overnight Train to Shanghai

Arrival Breakfast is not included; you need to arrange it on your own. Arrive in Shanghai in the morning, be met and escorted from the train station to your hotel, a 4-star or 3-star hotel, or local guesthouse. After Shanghai itinerary briefing, visit the Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Museum in the morning, after a local lunch, visit the French Concession and the Bund.

Day 6: Shanghai

A free day to explore the modern Shanghai as well as the old part of the metropolis on your own

Day 7: Departure Shanghai

Be met and transferred from hotel to the airport in Shanghai or take a maglev train to Pudong airport.

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