Beijing-Shanghai Bullet Train
Beijing-Shanghai Bullet Train

China is a land of contrasts. With a Beijing-Shanghai bullet train journey, you will see this clearly as the landscape zips by outside your window. Running between Beijing South Railway Station and Shanghai HongQiao, the fastest service takes roughly 4 hours and 45 minutes, with a top speed of 300km/h. This popular bullet train tour covers two most important cities in China – ancient Beijing and modern Shanghai.

Tour Code: CTS08
Destinations: Beijing,Shanghai
Departure: Daily
Duration: 7 Days
Language: English
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Details (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival in Peking Capital airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to the hotel. Remainder of the day you may explore Beijing as an ancient capital as well as a modern metropolis by yourself.

Day 2 Beijing B.L
Your first day tour starts with a visit to Tian’anmen Square. Surrounded by important buildings in the country, Tian`anmen Square is the world’s largest city square where many historical events once took place. Then walk north through two grand imperial gates into the Forbidden City. At the physical and metaphorical center of Beijing, The Forbidden City is the vast palace complex of former emperors that is now one of the greatest museums in the world. After lunch, drive northwest to Summer Palace. The garden came into existence early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors. It is acclaimed as a museum of gardens in China, for a visit to this garden bestow on sightseers a glimpse of representative scenes all over China.

Day 3 Beijing B.L
Today you will have a full day excursion to Beijing`s suburbs. We will drive north to the moutainous area to visit the Great Wall, which was an ancient gigantic defensive project. It’s one of the biggest construction tasks ever finished. It winds its way westward above the vast territory of China from the East China Sea to far west China. After lunch, continue your visit to the Ming Tomb. Known as the “13 Tombs,” this is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. However, the best part of the Ming Tombs is the road named the Sacred Way. It is the path leading to the mouth of the tomb. Along the path are bizarre, mythical stone monsters standing guard.

Day 4 Beijing B.L.D
Today you will visit another renowned imperial site –the Temple of Heaven, where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for bountiful harvests. However the most interesting thing there is to see locals do morning excises in the park. Their exercising ways were very different and unique: Tai Chi, Tai Chi soft ball, Sword dance, fan dance and Chinese yo-yo etc. What’s more, they were very friendly and happy to teach you how to play Tai Chi, dance and other really Chinese morning exercises. Continue to take a Hutong Tour by old–fashioned pedicab to explore the oldest part of the city to see how traditional Chinese people live their daily life. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Yonghegong Lama Temple, the largest and best-preserved Tibetan buddhist lamasery in Beijing. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Dinner.

Day 5 Beijing-Shanghai (by bullet train) B
Transfer to the railway station and take the fastest bullet Train  Hexiehao (和谐号, Harmony) to Shanghai. The “bullet train” between Beijing and Shanghai runs along a high-speed railway stretching some 1,318 kilometers between the two cites. the “flying” train completes the journey in under five hours. Such a comfortable train journey without even feeling the duration of four hours! As understood by its name the speed was not even felt. Very spacious and neat train with all facilities! Better than taking a flight from Beijing to Shangai. Upon arrival in Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, meet and transfer to the hotel in Shanghai. Free time to explore China’s largest and most dynamic city on your own.

Day 6 Shanghai B.L
After breakfast, begin your Shanghai tour with the Yu Garden. It was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty. Recognized as a significant national heritage site, the Gardens are a remarkable representation of a southern Chinese-style garden. Visitor highlights include the Jade Exquisite—one of the three most famous jade stones in East China. A shopping bazaar has developed around the attraction. Loud, bustling and full of character, tourists can brush up on their bargaining skills as they shop for souvenirs and gifts. Then head to Jade Buddha Temple. The essence of the temple is the two jade Buddhist statues brought back from Burma by the Monk Huigen for Putuo Mountain during the Qing Dynasty. Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, this expansive museum boasts a diverse collection of artifacts that chart the nation’s history, from ancient to modern times. Highlights include ornate calligraphy and exquisite jade carvings. Then wander through the Bund, featuring outstanding European colonial architectures, new skyscrapers and historical buildings in Shanghai. After your dinner, enjoy a spectacular Acrobatic Show, known as one of the most fabulous performance arts in China.

Day 7 Depart Shanghai B
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight back. End of your China tour.

Service included
A. Hotels (twin share basis) with breakfast
B. Bullet train tickets from Beijing to Shanghai.
C. Private car or van with driver
D. English speaking tour guide
E. Entrance fees
F. Meals as listed in the itinerary.

Service excluded
A. International airfare or train tickets.
B. Tips to guides and drivers.

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