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Beijing & Shanghai

Mystical Beijing dazzles with its ancient gardens, walls & temples while Shanghai glistens in its modern glory.

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Your flight time to China is approximately 12 hours. Make sure you get some rest on the flight ahead of your exciting itinerary
2 Arrive in Shanghai. Meet your guide & transfer to your accommodation Visit the 100-storey Shanghai World Financial Centre for a spectacular view of downtown Shanghai & the Huang Pu River from a height of 474 metres. Cross the river & visit the Bund, a famous waterfront with dozens stunning buildings which used to house banks & trading houses from all over the world. Stroll the Nanjing Road, which is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets Enjoy an evening meal & rest after a very busy day
3 This morning you will start your visit in the Shanghai Museum where you will be able to see impressive examples of Chinese art, ancient bronze, ceramics, coins, sculptures of Ming & Qing furniture Visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajioa. Here you will see the well preserved Ming and Qing architecture, ancient stone bridges & ancient streets Enjoy an evening meal & return to your accommodation
4 Take the Shanghai to Beijing high speed train. The journey time is approximately 5 hours Visit Beihai Park, the largest & oldest ancient imperial garden in China from the 10th Century. Main highlights include the White Dagoba, the Nine-Dragon Screen & the Five-Dragon Pavilions Sample the delights of a traditional Chinese meal
5 Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Wall of China which stretches over 20,000kms See the Sacred Way & the Ming Tomb. Constructed in 1540, this archway is the oldest & biggest in China today. En route back to Beijing see the impressive National Stadium, ‘Bird’s Nest’, which hosted the Olympic Games in 2008 Enjoy some Sichuan food in a local restaurant followed by an Acrobatic Show at the Chaoyand Theatre. See spectacular routines of strength & flexibility
6 Depart for Tianamen Square. Visit the Monument to the People’s Heroes & the National Museum of China. Tour the Forbidden City in the centre of Beijing Visit a local Chinese food market & soak up the culture. Try some exotic snacks like scorpions, sparrow or grasshopper!! Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Temple of Heaven, the inspiration of architecture in the Far East over many centuries After dinner attend a Chinese Kung Fu Show! The performance is a mix of acrobatics, dance & kung fu
7 Take a walk on Wángfŭjĭng Avenue, Beijing’s most famous shopping streets Depart for home