CT-23 Beijing-Shanghai City Tour (7D6N)

Day 01   Arrive at Beijing airport, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(D) Overnight in Beijing
Day 02  After breakfast visit Tian' anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Dominating the north side of the square is the massive red Tian' anmen Gate through which you will pass into the fabled Forbidden City and another age, where you will be shown the home to the members of the royal family and their court in China'  s Ming and Qing Dynasties. Forbidden City, lying at the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City, called Gu Gong, in Chinese, was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now known as the Palace Museum, it is to the north of Tiananmen Square. Rectangular in shape, it is the world' s largest palace complex and covers 74 hectares. Surrounded by a six meter deep moat and a ten meter high wall are 9,999 buildings. The wall has a gate on each side. Visit Summer Palace, walking in this veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture that the royal family could relax away from the formal ceremony of the court is quite a pleasant experience. There are a number of pavilions as well as the Long Corridor that is now a popular place for people to spend the day on.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Beijing
Day 03  After breakfast, you will make your way to the Badalin Great Wall where you will have the opportunity to not only see one of the most impressive sections of the Great Wall of China but you will be able to take a walk along it. After lunch you will travel some 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of Beijing to the Sacred Way with its fabulous stone animals. It leads you to the Ming Tombs in the shadow of Longevity Mountain. In the afternoon visit the Silk Factory & Ya Xiu Market. To round off a memorable start to your tour, you will have Beijing Roast Duck Dinner at the most famous and century-old Quan Ju De restaurant followed by the fascinating Peking Opera performance.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Beijing
Day 04   Today you will visit the imposing Temple of Heaven where the Emperor came each year to intercede with the Gods for a good and plentiful harvest. Lama Temple, is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Beijing
Day 05   After breakfast in the hotel, take flight from Beijing to Shanghai. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel. The visit Jade Buddha Temple, in the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple. Walking on the Nanjing Road, which starts from the Bund in the east and ends at Jingan Temple on Nanjing Road (West), totally 5 kilometers long. Enjoy the reputation of "China' s No.1 Street", Nanjing Road is the most bustling shopping center in Shanghai. Along the street are some 350 stores, large and small, only to be separated by theatres and restaurants here and there. These stores, especially the big department stores and specialty stores, are always crowded with shoppers. Among the pedestrians walking along the street are locals and tourists, who account for about 57 per cent according to statistics, as Nanjing Road is a must and a favorite shopping street for them. On Sundays and other public holidays Nanjing Road and the stores are even more crowded. Nobody has ever succeeded in working out the exact daily pedestrian flow on Nanjing Road. Visit the Bund, one of the most famous thoroughfares in China and here you will see a collection of buildings dating from the 1930' s displaying their western influence and fulfilling the role of the commercial heart of Shanghai.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Shanghai
Day 06   After breakfast visit Yuyuan Garden, laid out in the 16th century by a Ming official, this small (2 hectares) garden is a delight of pools, pavilions and rock gardens. Strolling through the bazaar surrounding the garden, you will find lines of stores that sell traditional Chinese arts and crafts. Shanghai Museum has the research departments of Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, and artifacts, and a scientific laboratory for preservation of cultural relics, with researchers and associate researchers over fifty in number, visit Chenghuangmiao (Old City of Shanghai). Enjoy the Portman Acrobatic Show in the evening.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Shanghai
Day 07   After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for exit.  (B)

Quotation  Peak Season ( Apr. – Nov. ) Slack Season ( Dec. – Mar. )  
 ( USD p/p ) Budget Standard Luxury Budget Standard Luxury
2-5 pax  1239  1348 1482  1205  1315   1439  
6-9 pax   952  1055 1196   926 1022    1155   
Single Room Supplement   468    512  596  425  466     539   
10 pax up   789     896   995   766   868     962   
Single Room Supplement   326     399   456  299   352      429   
Monthly Special Offer ( Min. Pax: 10 )    759    856    752   829   
Single Room Supplement    299    368    275   325     
* Domestic flights in the economic class with tax ( Beijing/Shanghai )
* 3* hotel ( budget ), 4* hotel ( standard ) or 5* hotel ( luxury ) , twin-bed room with private 
  shower and WC
* English speaking local guide
* Daily meals ( exclude the special flavor food )
* Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
* Transportation in the program
* Service charges for baggage handling between hotel and airport
* Domestic travel insurance
* International flights and tax
* Personal consumption
* Visa fee
* Tips for guide, driver and porter
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