7 Days Beijing Shanghai and Hangzhou Essence Tour

7 Days Beijing Shanghai and Hangzhou Essence Tour

Price per person from $913

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
7 Days
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
For centuries, Hangzhou has been praised as the 'Paradise on Earth' and celebrated in poetry and paintings for its beauty and a favorite imperial retreat. Marco Polo wrote that it was 'without doubt the finest and noblest city in the world'. Legendary West Lake, intriguing Lingyin Temple, finest exquisite silk, traditional Chinese herbal medicine…

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown. The rest of the day is your own time.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L )

Today you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen Square; then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside; subsequently, go to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China; and later proceed to the impressive Temple of Heaven. After the sightseeing tour driven back to your hotel.

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Day 3 Beijing ( B, L, D )

After breakfast, drive to the Badaling Great Wall (about 80 km, 1.5hours) where you will experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. For lunch you'll sample some delicious fare in a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; on the way back to your hotel, you might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside; Feel a little bit tired? Not to worry! We will arrange a foot massage (free of charge) for you, just relax and enjoy it!  With a Peking Roast Duck dinner you will complete today's tour!

Hiking Badaling Great Wall

Day 4 Beijing - Shanghai ( B, L )

After breakfast, you’ll marvel at the exquisite Summer Palace, the imperial garden. Your Beijing tour ends. After lunch, take a flight to Shanghai from Beijing. On your arrival at Shanghai airport, your tour guide will meet you and bring you to your hotel in Shanghai. Rest of the day is free for you to explore the metropolis. 

Beautiful Summer Palace

Day 5 Shanghai ( B, L )

Today, you will see the past, present and future of Shanghai. First, you will have a leisure time at Yuyuan Garden – a traditional Chinese garden. Its exquisite pavilions, unique stones, corridors, and rockeries must attract you a lot. It is just like an old town in Shanghai. You may also buy some little handicrafts and souvenirs at Yuyuan Bazaar.

Then, you will be driven to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; it will show you a fascinating insight of Shanghai's future. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jinmao Tower. Standing on the top of the tower, you will get a bird eye view of Shanghai city. Tianzifang is an art district full of exotic atmosphere in Shanghai. Here the ancient architectures of old Shanghai – Shikumen must give you an unforgettable memory. Drinking a cup of coffee against the setting sun is terrific! You will also get a glimpse at Shanghai Pudong New District to see the great change taken place at Shanghai. At night, you will go to Xintiandi to experience the fashion atmosphere of the bars by yourself.

Jinmao Tower1

Day 6 Shanghai-Hangzhou-Shanghai ( B, L )

Today will drive to Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, taking about 40 minutes. First will visit the Ling Yin Temple, one of the most famous Buddhist Temples in China. Then visit the West Lake. Held in the embrace of hilly peaks on three sides, West Lake is a water wonderland for centuries and was once a favorite imperial retreat.

Strolling around the famous West Lake, can you smell the sweet fragrance of tea from the mountains behind? It is the Longjing Tea, world famous for its "four wonders". After lunch, you are arranged to visit the Longjing Village, which is one of the main production areas of Chinese longjing tea. 

Then be driven to your hotel in Shanghai.

Sunset of Beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou

Day 7 Shanghai Departure ( B )

Depending on your departure flight schedule, you may pay a visit to the People's Square and the Shanghai Museum then the tour guide would escort you to the airport to return Beijing City or to the next destination.

Shanghai Museum

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. 6 Nights hotel accommodation base on twin-sharing with breakfast;
  3. Meals as indicated;
  4. Private English-speaking tour guide;
  5. Private transfer servcie;
  6. Service charge;
  7. Domestic flight from Beijing-Shanghai with taxes and fees.

Price Exclusions:

  1. China Visa Service;
  2. International flight in/out China;
  3. Travel insurance;
  4. Tips and Personal expenses;
  5. Service that is not mentioned.

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