8 Days Beijing Shanghai and Suzhou Tour with Tongli
- This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
- 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.
- Tour Code:
- 8 Days & 7 Nights
- Departure Date:
- Available Everyday
- Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
- Tongli–the little Venice of the Orient. About one hour drive from Shanghai, Tongli has been one of the most attractive tourist sites, characterized by stone bridges and well preserved ancient architecture including private gardens, temples and houses.
Sample Itinerary Overview
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.
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!
Day 4 Beijing – Shanghai ( B, L )
After breakfast, youll 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.
Day 5 Shanghai ( B, L )
After breakfast, you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, which chronicles Shanghai’s past, present and future. You will immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere in the Jade Buddha Temple. You will later stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road. After, you will enjoy a bird’s eye view of the modern Shanghai from the Jinmao Tower.
At night, you will go to Xintiandi to experience the fashion atmosphere of the bars by yourself.
Day 6 Suzhou ( B, L )
On this morning you will be driven to Suzhou (about 1.5 hours drive). You will arrive in Suzhou in the late morning with your local Shanghai guide and personal driver. Your tour in Suzhou includes: the quiet Lingering Garden and the Pan Gate. Enjoy the gentle breeze while cruise on the Grand Canal. Later visit the No.1 Silk Factory to learn how the pure silk products are made from a small cocoon.
Day 7 Tongli ( B, L )
In the morning you will be driven to water town of Tongli (20 minute drive from Suzhou). There you will pay a visit to the Garden of Seclusion and Meditations, the Pearl Pagoda, the Triple Bridge, and Ming and Qing Dynasty Street. After your trip to this beautiful village, you will be driven back to Shanghai (1.5 hours).
Day 8 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.
- Main entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary;
- 7 Nights hotel accomodation base on twin-sharing with breakfast;
- Meals as indictated;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private transfer servcie;
- Arrangements: The price includes planning, handling, operational and
- Domestic flight economic class tickets from Beijing-Shanghai with taxes and fees.
- China Visa Service;
- International flight in/out China;
- Travel insurance;
- Tips and Personal expenses;
- Excess baggage charge at airport;
- Service that is not mentioned;
- Travel insurance;
- Excess Baggage Charge at airport.
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