Beijing-Shanghai-Suzhou Private Tour by high speedy train (5 Days)

  • Tour code: CL-C-03
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 5 full Days
  • Starts/ends:
  • Destination: Beijing, Shanghai & Suzhou
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    Itinerary Details

    DAY 1: BEIJING

    Pick up at the hotel at 8:30am to 9:00am

    Tour Ti'ananmen Square-one of the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

    Forbidden City-the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

    After lunch, drive to the hutong (old residential area) where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw! The 30 minute rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get insight into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingers.

    We will then take a 30 minute ride to the Lama Temple-the largest and most well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing.

    As an optional excursion, you may choose to include the deliciously famous Perking Roast Duck Dinner and the Acrobatic Show Performance at the Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.

    DAY 2: BEIJING

    Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am)

    Mutianyu Great Wall (1 1/2 to 2 hours drive)

    This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came.

    Included is lunch at a local restaurant.

    Afternoon

    After about 1 1/2 drive we will visit the 798 Art District: A fervor of contemporary art, creativity, and connoisseurs’ paradise with many artists commanding high fees on the international market for their unique masterpieces.  Artists from around the world display their works here. Even if you aren't an art lover, you will agree it is definitely worth a look!

    DAY 3: BEIJING-Shanghai

    Temple of Heaven: the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Taiji practice.

    Pearl Market: Here you can find those fun knock-off brand bags, shoes, and watches as well as pearls.  There is a little bit of everything here, and you will surely find some great souvenirs to bring home to family and friends.

    We will then enjoy a delicious lunch of great dumplings or Chinese dishes with rice at the local restaurant.

    We then take a 20 minute drive to the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Imperial Family Members-considered the best preserved Imperial Park.

    After a short 30 minute drive, we arrive at the Olympic Stadium - exterior view of the "Bird Nest" and "Water Cube".

    Transfer to the railway station for taking the high speedy train (departures from Beijing south railway station) from Beijing to Shanghai (5 to 5.5 hours)

    Be picked up at the Shanghai railway station & transfer to Shanghai hotel.

     DAY 4: SHANGHAI

    Be picked up at the Shanghai railway station & transfer to Shanghai hotel

    Visit Yu Garden which is one of Shanghai’s five ancient gardens built in a style derived from Suzhou, a cit of gardens in the vicinity of Shanghai.

    The street, the nearby Temple of the Town Gods and the Yuyuan Bazaar present a rather disneyfied version of historical China but it’s a fun place to grab lunch and polish off some souvenir shopping.

    Next take a stroll around one of Shanghai's nicest parks, People's Park to understand the local Shanghaier's daily life.

    The Bund: a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's modern history.

    French Concession: A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, it is popular with tourists and expats, and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses.

    Shanghai World Financial Center: China’s latest “tallest building boasts a breath-taking mlti-level sightseeing facility which takes advantage of the huge hole that lends the structure the look of a giant bottler opener. The glass-enclosed sky bridge on the 97th floor leads the way to a 100th floor oberrvation deck.

    DAY 5: SHANGHAI-SUZHOU

    Suzhou Garden of the Mater-of-Nets: is unique for its small size and exquisite buildings, elegant landscape, and compact structure.

    Panmen Gate:  Suzhou, like many other Chinese cities, was surrounded by a ring of walls and gates from ancient time. Since commence and transport of the entire city depended heavily on its canal network, land transportation of the city was impractical. As a result Suzhou created a system of 'water gate'- small forts that opened for both land and water tariff. Panmen Gate belongs to this type, and it is the oldest one preserved in China today.

    Tongli  Water Village: is considered the Venice in Asia. One of the best water village located in Suzhou and is a well protected water township with thousand years’ history.

  • Inclusion/Exclusion

    Included

    1. English-speaking tour guide service fee
    2. Air-conditioned vehicle with private driver
    3. Gas, toll & parking lot fees
    4. Entrance tickets to all sights listed above
    5. Round trip cable car up and down or Chair lift up and toboggan down the Great Wall
    6. High-speedy train one way from Beijing to Shanghai (second seat) (5.5 hours)
    7. Train station pick up and drop off in Beijing & Shanghai

    Excluded (Not Included)

    1. Accommodations in Beijing & Xi’an
    2. Meals
    3. Entrance ticket to the Bird Nest & Water Cube
    4. Gratuities to the guide and driver
    5. Personal Costs

     

  • Notes

    Children discount:

    Children can enjoy some discount depending on their height!

    Note:

    1. The quoted price is for a-8 hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.
    2. Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
    3. Pls note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
    4. For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order the dishes above our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget!

    5. We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.

    6. Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.