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Travel round-trip by air to Beijing from Shanghai for a full-day tour of two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, along with Tiananmen Square. Upon arrival in Beijing, your guide takes you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China to see a masterpiece of ancient architecture. After lunch, walk through Tiananmen Square, which contains important monuments such as Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, then explore the immense Forbidden City complex and hear about the world of the Chinese emperors.
Staying in Shanghai needn’t mean missing out on the charms of Guilin. Discover the magic of karst landscapes and enjoy a Li River cruise on this private, door-to-door tour by plane, car, and boat. Besides the beauties of Li River, visit Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave, accompanied by your personal guide. Tour includes a traditional Guilin lunch.
Immerse yourself in the captivating culture and spectacular scenery of China on a 3-day private tour of Xi’an and Beijing from Shanghai. Discover the mysteries of the legendary Terracotta Army; stroll through Xi'an's Muslim quarter; absorb the ancient majesty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City; walk alongside the World Wonder of the Great Wall of China, and pleasure your palate with the delicious delicacy of Peking duck in Beijing. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide, airport transfers and hotel accommodation on this enriching excursion.
Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air - Great Wall & Forbidden City
From $950.00 (Price varies by group size )
Worth the trip!
, Jan 2020
We had one free day on a group trip to Shanghai. Everyone said it wasn't possible, looking at us dubiously when we shared our plans going back and forth to Beijing. But it was, and a very long day, but very worth it.
Picked up at 6:00a, returning after midnight (return flight was delayed). Saw a lot and it was very organized. Favorite part was seeing/walking The Great Wall. Drivers picking us up from Shanghai hotel and Beijing airport were very nice and helpful. Could have used a map/notes outlining airport procedure & terminal location, but we got there just fine. Our guide was a very cheerful, sweet young woman who wanted us to have a good time, but she hustled us right by Tianaman Square without noting it, redirecting our attention toward The Forbidden City (seemed on purpose). If we hadn't individually noticed what we were walking by, we would have missed it (even though it was promised on the itinerary & we wanted to see that part of history).
We also spent a lot of time at The Forbidden City, which started looking the same--how many thrones did the Emperor really need! She offered a virtual reality upsell, which we took, that we didn't feel was worth it. It took time and the graphics were pretty unsophisticated. She also talked very quickly with a very strong accent and I had to ask her to slow down/repeat herself several times until I just surrendered, smiling and nodding, missing much of the information. Lunch was tasty and a nice, quick break from all the swift walking, followed by jade store. Beautiful offerings, but prices didn't seem favorable.
Then to The Great Wall, which we were most looking forward to but were running out of time. I would have definitely swapped way more time from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall, for sure! It's beautiful and remarkable and worthy of admiration. Note, the bricks are very uneven--some 1-brick height, most 2-brick height & some 3-brick height, where I had to hoist myself up with hand on knee (we're both 5'8"). Also, guide was constantly trying to pose us in "sweetheart" photos, initially appreciated, ultimately distracting from what we were there to experience.
Reminder: most restrooms did NOT have toilet paper, so bring your own & toilets are holes in the ground so for those with balance issues, bring your cane. I wondered how older people coped.
All in all, we saw a lot, tour front-to-back was very organized and we felt as safe as one can feel in a foreign country without knowing the language.
Experience the historical highlights of Beijing during a fascinating full-day trip from Shanghai by air. Disregard time constraints with this convenient sightseeing experience, that allows you to see all of Beijing’s incredible landmarks in just one day. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover the ancient mysteries of the Forbidden City and visit the ancient wonder of the Great Wall of China. Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel on this time-efficient and enriching tour.
Note: Forbidden City is closed on every Monday, and if your travel day is on Monday, you will be offered an alternative Beijing attraction option
Experience Xi’an’s top attractions on this all-day guided excursion. After a flight from Shanghai and a convenient hotel pickup—they’re included in the tour price—see the ancient sculptures of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and explore sites like the 600-year-old city wall and Muslim Quarter. Finish the adventure with a return flight to Shanghai.
Discover the ancient attractions of Xi’an, a city considered the birthplace of Chinese civilizations, on a full-day tour from Shanghai by air. Disregard time constraints and travel to the captivating region on a plane; gain fascinating insight into the rich heritage of Xi’an with a knowledgeable guide and visit historical highlights guaranteed to impress. See the 2,000-year old Army of Terracotta Warriors in their regal mausoleum and stroll beside the impressive city walls of Xi’an, built during the Ming Dynasty. Enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch and convenient round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel on this enriching and time-efficient tour.
9-Day Small Group Tour to Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - Shanghai
Splendid tour of China
, Sep 2019
This was a great tour to check off many of the items on our china Bucket list. It included the great wall, the forbidden city, the summer palace, the terracotta soldiers, a high speed train, a river cruise in Shanghai and much more. The guides, hotels and meals were top notch. The tour operator was even able to help us join the group after our flight was delayed and we missed our connection.
Burst through the language barrier and discover China’s three signature cities—Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian—in 5-star style with a guide. Soak up world-class wonders such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Summer Palace, Yuyuan Garden, and more, over eight nights’ comfortable travel by train, plane, and coach. A small group ensures minimum wait times and maximum personal service.
This 8 days tour takes you to the ancient and modern capitals of China. Visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and experience incredible history, while marveling at the breathtaking pace of modern China. Be fascinated by Beijing’s balance of contemporary and past glories, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. Catch a high speed train across country, In Xian where you’ll enjoy the spirited energy and exquisite food of this city before heading to Shanghai, pearl of the orient. This major China cities experience includes all in country transfers, high speed train travel, fully guided tour with driver transport, airport transfers, and more!
Experience Zhangjiajie’s natural beauty on this 3-day guided adventure. After a convenient airport pickup and drive with marvelous views, Spend the first day exploring Zhangjiajie city independently or relaxing and restore at hotel; on day 2, hike in Zhangjiajie National Park, enjoy a thrilling ride up the 1,070 foot (326 meter) Bailong Elevator, admire the region’s gorgeous landscapes from Tianzi Mountain which served as inspiration for mountains in the hit movie Avatar; on day 3, explore Tianmen Mountain and brave the glass sky walk. Tour includes lunch ,private transfers and 2 nights accommodation.
This magnificent private 2-day tour in Xi'an from Shanghai offers splendid and historic views, See two terracotta armies, one crafted for Qin Shi Huang, the second for a Han emperor. Walk on Xian City Wall, tour the Muslim Quarter, admire Big Wild Goose Pagoda, exploring the ancient city of Xi'an accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide. Your tour includes private vehicle,1 dinner and 1 lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
This China small group tour from Shanghai can be ranked as the masterpiece for combining the ancient traditions, various cultures and many of the world's most favorite treasures, such as the Giant Pandas, Terracotta Warriors and the Great Wall.
This 12-day small group starts from Shanghai, and go back to Shanghai at the end. It covers fascinating natural and cultural attractions of Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. You will have an unforgettable memory by visiting the most representative cities in China.
Tour top attractions in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Huangshan with a professional guide on this 10-day China tour. Explore Beijing and the Chinese capital’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs (Sacred Way) and Great Wall of China at Badaling. Visit historic Xi'an, home to the famed Terracotta Warriors. Take in the sights of modern Shanghai, including Yu Gardens and the Bund, Nanjing Road and in historical Tianzifang. Then, discover Huangshan and the impressive Yellow Mountain, a must-see for any nature lover.
Travel to Xi’an by air from Shanghai for a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, and highlights of the old city. Have time to admire the treasures displayed at the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then see remnants of the ancient capital of the Tang Dynasty when touring the old city. Stop at the well-preserved ancient city wall, walk through the vibrant Muslim Quarter and visit the historic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Includes flights, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
This day trip to Chengdu from Shanghai includes round-trip air travel plus a private tour of the capital of Sichuan Province, the natural habitat of the famous and endangered giant pandas. You will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the Wuhou Temple and the Jinli Promenade.
This 4days China tour will a great opportunity for you to feel and touch China in short stay, Shanghai, Xi'an,Chengdu and Beijing,you can see the China capital city-Beijing, the oldest city-Xi'an, the panda city-Chengdu. So much to see, so much to taste, it will a great travel experience for you to walk in a real China in four days.
Discover the highlights of Shanghai and Beijing with a private guide on a 3-day tour. Start in Shanghai with a city tour that takes in the Shanghai Bund, and the lush Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar. Fly to Beijing on day two to visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then see the 2008 Olympics stadiums and savor a Peking duck dinner. You’ll also tour iconic sites like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven. Includes guide, transportation, entrance tickets and some meals.
Hit all of Beijing's must-see sights and experience its culture – including two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a Peking roast duck dinner with Beijing hot pot – on this three-day private tour from Shanghai. You’ll take a walk along the legendary Great Wall of China, visit the ancient Forbidden City and stroll through historical Tiananmen Square. Visit the Summer Palace,Temple of Heaven,Lama temple and walk through the local oldest Hutong street(Nanluoguxiang) to touch and feel this ancient historical city atmosphere.Private transfer and two nights 4-star hotel deluxe suite room accommodation are included in your three days excursion.
Round trip flight from Shanghai to Beijing are included as well.
Discover the wealth of attractions in Beijing, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2-day private tour from Shanghai. Join your expert guide on an exploration of famed Beijing sights including the iconic Great Wall of China, the ancient Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public spaces in the world. Your Beijing excursion also includes entrance fees, one night of accommodation in a 4-star hotel, round-trip hotel transport each day, meals as per the itinerary and a choice of round-trip or one-way airfare from Shanghai.
Marvel over Xi'an’s historic gems on this private 2-day tour, including one-way or round-trip flights from Shanghai, luxury overnight accommodation and some meals. Follow your private guide on a tour of Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army, then compare the UNESCO-listed wonder with the grand Hanyangling Tomb, which dates from the Han Dynasty. Finally, immerse yourself in charming Xi’an, as you stroll through the lively Muslim Quarter, then walk or cycle along the ancient city walls.
Discover the fascinating Xi'an city during this 1-day private tour. Enjoy the amazing sightseeing of the top attractions in the city. The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, city wall. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide, airport transfers and hotel, Entrance fee, Local lunch. Upgrade your tour with package which Airfares.
This private 2-day tour offers you an opportunity to take a flight to Xian from Shanghai for the quick visit to Terra Cotta Warriors, old City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Big Wild Goose Pagoda that are must-see site in Xian in two days, to acquire the first hand expression about Chinese history in the fabulous city.
Dunhuang and Jiayuguan are well-known towns on the Silk Road, this private tour will let you explore Dunhuang and Jiayuguan from Shanghai by flight. The attractions you will visit include Mogao Caves, Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang night market, Jiayuguan Fortress, Gobi desert and Dunhuang performance. It is very interesting to explore western China.
Dunhuang is a well-known town on the Silk Road, this private tour will let you explore Dunhuang from Shanghai by round-way flight. The attractions you will visit include Mogao Caves, Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang night market, Han Great Wall, Jade Gate Pass, and Gobi desert. It is one of the must-do tours in China.