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Beijing & Shanghai : Whistle-stop Tour

🇨🇳China

China is vast, making for a stupendously varied and awe-inspiring trip.

7 Days
Culture
Outdoor
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Food
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History
Architecture
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The Chinese capital of Beijing leaves a lasting impression on every traveller. Intrigue, fascination and feeling outside of your comfort zone - exactly what any adventurer wants to experience! From the Forbidden City to Tiananmen Square, there are plenty of must-see sites in Beijing, but to really get to know this mega-city, wander through the matrix of hutongs, check out the residential shopping districts and stroll around the local parks.

Travel north of Beijing to see the monumental Great Wall of China. Walking the Great Wall will appeal to both cultural travellers and adventure trekkers alike. Seeing this iconic landmark snake its way through the mountainous landscape as far as the eye can see is simply astonishing.

From Beijing jump on a high-speed train to Shanghai. With its futuristic and glamorous veneer, Shanghai epitomises modern China.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Wander around the UNESCO listed Forbidden City, China's largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings
  • Hike along the unrestored sections of the Great Wall of China
  • Experience daily life in Beijing's hutongs
  • See Shanghai's diverse architectural heritage and futuristic skyline lining the Bund
  • Tuck in to delicious soup dumplings, hand-pulled noodles and steamed buns

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • ACTIVITYJingshan Park (view of Forbidden City)
      Jingshan Park, Jingshan West Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYForbidden City
      Forbidden City, Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYBeihai Park
      Beihai Park, Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, China
    • ACTIVITYThe Nanluogu Lane and Drum Tower Area
      Drum Tower, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - The Bake Shop
      The Orchid Hotel, Beijing, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    • FOODOld Beijing Dinner Tour
      Dongzhimen station, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONOrchid Hotel
      The Orchid Hotel, Beijing, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYGreat Wall of China Hike (Jiankou to Mutianyu)
      Jiankou Great Wall Haiyan Farmstay, Huairou District, Beijing, China
    • FOODAtmosphere Bar
      no 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Da Jie, Jianwai Street, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONOrchid Hotel
      The Orchid Hotel, Beijing, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITY798 Art Zone
      798 Art Zone, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYUllens Centre for Contemporary Art
      UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYBaiziwan Lu Graffiti wall
      Bai Zi Wan Lu Kou, Baiziwan Road, Shuangjing, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYTiananmen Square
      Tiananmen Square-Beijing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    • ACTIVITYParkview Green Mall
      Dong Da Qiao Lu, Dongdaqiao Road, Guomao, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONOrchid Hotel
      The Orchid Hotel, Beijing, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYSummer Palace
      Summer Palace, Xinjiangongmen Road, Haidian District, China
    • ACTIVITYVisit Beijing National Stadium ('the Bird's Nest')
      National Stadium, National Stadium South Road, Chaoyang, China
    • ACTIVITYSanlitun (shopping)
      Sanlitun, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Elephant Grounds
      Elephant Grounds Beijing, S5-15, Level 1, Taikoo Li Sanlitun South Sanlitun, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONOrchid Hotel
      The Orchid Hotel, Beijing, Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Day 5

    • TRAVELBeijing to Shanghai
    • ACTIVITYShanghai Tour - Hop on/ hop off bus
    • ACTIVITYExplore M50 Creative
      M50 Creative Space, Moganshan Road, Putuo, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYPeople's Square
      People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYNanjing Road Pedestrian Street
      Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Nanjing Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYEvening wander along The Bund waterfront (view Lujiazui skyline)
      Chen Yi Square, Zhongshan East 1st Road, Waitan, Hongkou District, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYJin Mao Tower (observation deck)
      Jin Mao Tower, Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONThe Waterhouse
      The Waterhouse at South Bund, Maojiayuan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Day 6

    • ACTIVITYYu Garden
      Yu Garden, Yuyuan Old Street, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYWander around Xintiandi
      Xin Tian Di, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    • ACTIVITYFuxing Park
      Fuxing Park, Fuxing Middle Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    • ACCOMMODATIONThe Waterhouse
      The Waterhouse at South Bund, Maojiayuan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Day 7

    • ACTIVITYVisit Zhujiajiao
      Zhujiajiao, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China