Beijing, China


Perfect for those with limited time, this trip takes in the best of China’s most popular cities, both ancient and new.
Welcome to China's capital city (once called Peking). You will be met by Goway's representative and transferred to your chosen hotel. The rest of the day at leisure.

Duration 4 Nights
Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Today, you will visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest public plaza in the world, and the Forbidden City, whose acres of splendid 15th Century halls and pavilions graced with imperial treasures, now comprise the Palace Museum. Have lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on a Hutong tour by a local pedicab. A ride through the Hutongs is a must for any visit to Beijing! These old alleyways still retain the charm and authentic flavour of an ancient China and provide a great backdrop for some wonderful photo opportunities.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Today, you will visit the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. The Mutianyu section used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th Century during the Northern Qi Dynasty, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section. Here, you can enjoy the stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way into the far distance. After, have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Jade Stone Carving Factory. Continue on to see the Sacred Way, a 7 km stretch of road leading up to the Ming Tomb, which is flanked by 12 sets of stone animals that guard the entrance of the tombs. This evening, enjoy a delicious Peking duck dinner, famous in Beijing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today, visit the elegant Summer Palace, a complex of pavilions, temples, and galleries situated on an immense man-made lake. After lunch continue on to the beautiful Temple of Heaven to see the locals practicing Tai Chi and other morning exercises. Remainder of the day at leisure and later in the evening, enjoy a Kung Fu Show, one of the best cultural shows in China. The show is rich with Kung Fu, dancing, and music.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to the Beijing train station to travel by high-speed train to Shanghai. This 1318 KM long high speed rail experience takes five hours and has a running speed of over 300KM per hour! On train dining is available in the dining car and all attendants are fluent in Chinese and English. Upon arrival into Shanghai, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city on your own.

Please note: Luggage restriction on the train: 1 check bag per person (23 KG) and 1 carry-on bag per person (5 kg each bag.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration 3 Nights
Golden River View Hotel
Today's full day sightseeing includes a visit to the classical Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple. After lunch, visit the Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum with attractions that include enormous fine stone sculptures, bronze-ware, porcelain, calligraphic works, Chinese paintings and ancient furniture. The evening includes the famous Shanghai acrobatic show, an incredible performance.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Today, you will visit the interesting Xin Tian Di neighbourhood, a preserved area of traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses in narrow alleys, as well as Tianzifang, known for its small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow labyrinthine alleyways. Stop for lunch and this afternoon tour the Shanghai Silk Spinning Factory where you can see how silk is produced and beautiful fabrics are woven into clothes, rugs and other merchandise. The rest of the day is at leisure to shop and explore on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
You will be met and transferred from your hotel to the airport, travelling via the high speed Maglev train.

Meal Plan Breakfast
- Accommodation based on a 3-4 star
- Experience tour guide
- Ground transport with air-conditioned vehicle as required
- All entrance fees to tour sites
- Meal as indicated
- International airfare
- Visa and visa fees
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, camera, telephone, etc….
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel and Personal Insurance
- Compulsory dinner for Christmas and New Years Eve
- All other expenses Not mentioned in the above inclusions

See China’s urban highlights on this 8 day introduction to Beijing and Shanghai, travelling between the two via high speed rail clocking over 300km per hour!

Sight-seeing in Beijing starts in Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public plaza and gateway to the Forbidden City. Built in the early 15th century, this incredible complex served as the centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years. Spend the morning exploring, then enjoy a Hutong tour, seeing a lifestyle that has changed little in the face of a rapidly modernizing China.

No trip to Beijing is complete without a day exploring the Great Wall of China. Visit Mutianyu, a mid-6th Century section in excellent condition that is both older and less touristed than Badaling. Enjoy incredible mountain scenery, centuries of history and perhaps even an impromptu dance class before you descend. Visit a Jade carving factory on your way back to Beijing. On your last day in the capital, visit the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven park, then take your seats for the long-running Kung Fu show.

Climb aboard the Jinghu High-Speed Railway, crossing the world’s longest bridge, clocking speeds of over 300kph on your way to Shanghai.

The world’s largest city has been China’s busiest port for centuries. A sunset stroll along the Bund is an essential Shanghai experience, with colonial architecture on one side and Pudong’s shimmering skyscrapers on the other. Visit the classical Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple, then go on to the Shanghai Museum. Shaped like the world’s largest dumpling steamer, the museum contains artifacts from throughout Chinese history. See the shikumen houses of the Xin Tian Di neighbourhood, which is dotted with coffee shops and charming alleyways. Enjoy a tour of the Shanghai Silk Spinning Factory. With your free time, perhaps join the consumer frenzy of Nanjing Road, or spend a few hours wandering the French Concession, home to innovative art studios and some of Shanghai’s most picturesque neighbourhoods and parks.

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