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Beijing & Shanghai Tour Package: 7 Days

Explore the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Yu Garden and the Water Town and more with this Beijing and Shanghai Tour Package lasting 7 days.

Explore the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Yu Garden and the Water Town and more with this Beijing and Shanghai Tour Package lasting 7 days.

Beijing & Shanghai Tour Package: 7 Days

Day 1: Beijing

Upon arrival at Beijing airport, we'll be holding a sign with your name on waiting to take you to the hotel in which you'll stay for the next 3 nights. After checking in you'll have the rest of the day free to settle in. 

Day 2: Beijing

After having breakfast at the hotel, we'll explore some of the most symbolic locations around the Chinese capital. Our first stop will be Tiananmen Square, the biggest in the world and used for important political events. From this iconic site, we'll see other characteristic landmarks including, the Forbidden City, containing the Imperial Palace home to Chinese Emperors up to 1911. 

Following on, we'll have around an hour and a half to eat lunch at a traditional local restaurant. Next, we'll explore the famous Hutong streets of the Beijing old town, before going to the Jingshan Park where we'll visit a Chinese Tea House.

The day will end at 5:30 pm when we'll go back to the hotel so that you can prepare for your evening meal and discover Beijing's nightlife.

Day 3: The Great Wall of China - Beijing

The day will start by picking you up from your hotel at 8:00 am and head to the outskirts of the city to one of China's most historic sites as well as the world's most impressive landmarks, the Great Wall of China. We'll visit the famous Mutianyu area by cable car, from which we'll get an aerial view of one of the impressive Seven Modern Wonders of the World

At 12:30 pm we'll go to a local restaurant and then make our way back to Beijing. There will be stops along the way at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Centre, known as the Water Cube. Both of which were built for the 2008 Olympic Games. We'll also stop at the Pearl Museum. The day will finish at 5:30 pm.

Day 4: Beijing - Shanghai

We'll have breakfast and go to the Beijing train station, where you'll board a high-speed train to Shanghai which will take approximately 5 hours and a half. When you arrive the guide will be at the station exit waiting to take you to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day free. 

Day 5: Shanghai

At 9:00 am we'll meet in the hotel and go to Shanghai's historic centre. Here we'll admire the 1960's architectural style of the traditional Shikumen buildings, known as the 'Stone Houses', which combines western and eastern elements. 

After wandering around the area, we'll go to the Yu Garden, a traditional Chinese garden designed by the Ming dynasty in the 16th Century. Then we'll have lunch at a local restaurant

The tour will continue at 1:30 pm as we head to Shanghai Old Street, full of traditional shops and souvenirs. We'll also go to the Silk Museum and explore the Bund area of the city with remarkable views of the Oriental Pearl Tower. Later, we'll go to Lujiazui, Shanghai's financial district located on a peninsula which curves along the Huangpu River. Its impressive skyscrapers stand out across the area and include one of the world's tallest skyscrapers, measuring over 490 metres (1600 ft). 

We'll return to the hotel at 5:30 pm.

Day 6: Shanghai

Once we've had breakfast, we'll head to the first stop of the day, Zhujiajiao. The Water Town is a small and picturesque area of the city where time stands still. The group of traditional houses, which formed the hub for trade and transportation of goods, is over 400 years old. You'll have free time to explore the interesting streets or board a boat tour through the canals at your own pace.

At lunchtime, we'll meet up to eat in a local restaurant and go back to the hotel in Shanghai. 

Day 7: Shanghai

You'll have the day free to explore Shanghai and, depending on your flight departure time, we'll meet to take you to the airport where the tour will end. 

Important Information

For this tour, you'll need a flight arriving into Beijing and a flight departing from Shanghai, arriving on the day you have booked and departing seven days later, i.e. if you arrive on Monday you will depart the following Sunday. 

Please note that during the high-speed train journey from Beijing to Shanghai you won't be accompanied by a guide, but someone will be waiting for you upon arrival in Shanghai. 


4 lunch meals are included in this 7 day Beijing and Shanghai tour package, the exceptions are the first, fourth and last days. The evening meals are at your leisure. 

The accommodation for the 6 nights includes breakfast every day. 


This 7 day Beijing and Shanghai tour includes 6 nights accommodation in a double room. 

The price indicated is per person staying in a double room. If you're travelling by yourself please contact us to receive a personalised quote and book. 

When booking you can choose to stay in a 3 star hotel (standard) or a 5 star hotel (superior). Depending on the availability the hotels will be one of the following:


  • Beijing: King Parkview or Traveler Inn Huaqiao.
  • Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Putuo, Kingtown Hotel the bund Hongkou Shanghai or Kingtown Riverside Hotel Plaza Shanghai. 



  • Pekín: Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel.
  • Shanghai: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai.
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7 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Pick up from Beijing airport.

Transfer to Shanghai airport.


High speed train journey from Beijing to Shanghai.

English speaking guide.

Entry to monuments.

Accident insurance.

6 night accommodation in 3 star or 5 star hotels with breakfast.

4 lunches.

Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group.

Not included


Evening meals.

Return cable car journey (¥ 180 (US$ 25.40)).

When to book?

You can book up until 30 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


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Corporate name: China International Travel Service Co, Ltd

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 15 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Arrivals Terminal Beijing Airport