Just like Lonelyplanet describes: few cities capture so much history, indulgence, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in just a name like Shanghai. It is about 1450km apart from Beijing to Shanghai, which means if you are in Beijing, you are just 5 hours away from Shanghai by highspeed trains, 15 hours away by overnight fast trains and 2 hours away by flights. It even makes sense that you see the Bund and Oriental Pearl from and back to Beijing within one day.
The typical itinerary covering the essence of Beijing and Shanghai is 6 days, 4 days in Beijing and 2 days in Shanghai. If it allows, add two days extending to Xian, the ancient heart of China, which makes up the most popular 8 days China gold triangle tour. Besides, if you are expecting a more complete tour in China to Guilin, Yangtze Cruise, Sichuan, Yunnan or Hong Kong, Shanghai is also the best transportation hub offering hundreds of domestic flights and trains connecting to other parts of China at the most affordable prices.
Enquire one of the Beijing Shanghai tour itineraries below, or tell us your tour ideas so that we tailor a trip to your needs and budget.
|2-Day Beijing Shanghai Highspeed Train||6-Day Beijing Shanghai Essence||8-Day Beijing Shanghai Hangzhou Wuzhen|
|3-Day Beijing Shanghai Highspeed Train||7-Day Beijing Shanghai Maglev Train||9-Day Beijing Shanghai Huangshan|
|4-Day Beijing Shanghai Flight||7-Day Beijing Shanghai Hangzhou||10-Day Beijing Shanghai In-depth|
|4-Day Beijing Shanghai Highspeed Train||7-Day Beijing Shanghai Suzhou||Travel Tips & FAQs|
|5-Day Beijing Shanghai Flight||7-Day Beijing Shanghai Zhujiajiao|
|5-Day Beijing Shanghai Highspeed Train||8-Day Beijing Shanghai Suzhou Tongli|
Route:Shanghai, high-speed train from Beijing
Overview: Spend short 2 days in China to visit the highlights of the most popular cities by high-speed from Beijing to Shanghai. Highlights include Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Jinmao Tower.
Route:Beijing ( 2 days ) + Shanghai ( 1 day )
Overview: 3 days to visit the popular attractions in Beijing and Shanghai by high-speed tian. Highlights include Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai World Financial Center, etc.
Route:Beijing ( 3 days ) + Shanghai ( 1 day )
Overview: The flight tour is the good choice for the those who want to view the popular sightseeing of Beijing and Shanghai in short 4 days. It highlights Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutongs, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Jinmao Tower, etc.
Route:Beijing ( 3 days ) + Shanghai ( 1 day )
Overview: The tour is the best choice for the those who want to view the highlights of Beijing and Shanghai in short 4 days.
Route:Beijing ( 3 days ) + Shanghai ( 2 days )
Overview: This private tour is designed for visitors who want to visit the historical and cultural Beijing and modern Shanghai by flight. It highlights Great Wall, Forbidden City, Hutongs, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and Jinmao Tower, Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai.
Route:Beijing ( 3 days ) + Shanghai ( 2 day2 )
Overview: The tour is designed specially for those who want to visit the historical and cultural Beijing and modern Shanghai. It highlights Great Wall, Forbidden City, Hutongs, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven in Beijing, and Jinmao Tower, Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai.
Route:Beijing ( 4 days ) + Shanghai ( 2 days )
Overview: Beijing is the Capital city and the must-to-visit destination of China, while Shanghai is world famous as the largest metropolis in China as well as one of the world's most international cities. This tour is perfect for you to explore: the Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, Yu Garden, the Bund, etc.
Route:Beijing ( 3 days ) + Shanghai ( 4 days )
Overview: This private tour features visiting the old and modern Shanghai via the High-speed Train at 430 km/h. Ancient architectures of Shikumen in Shanghai bring you to Shanghai's past. Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall Shows you a fascinating insight of Shanghai's future.
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Hangzhou - Shanghai
Overview: 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. Highlights include legendary West Lake, intriguing Lingyin Temple, finest exquisite silk, traditional Chinese herbal medicine…
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai
Overview: Suzhou is an ancient city with 2500 years' history, and the unique characteristics of the past are still remained in present-day Suzhou. It is renowned for the classic gardens, canals, silks, lakes, operas, legends and museums... and yet, there is so much more! Experience classic Suzhou Now!
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Zhujiajiao - Shanghai
Overview: Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town, famous for its well-preserved Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. Walking along the zigzag of narrow streets and past the shops in the town, you'll see how the locals live as they go about their daily labors, sit in the sun and chat, or play cards with their neighbors.
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Tongli - Shanghai
Overview: 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.
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Wuzhen - Hangzhou - Shanghai
Overview: Wuzhen: the last authentic 'water town' of the world. Its location, along the Grand Canal, makes the town full of charm. The small bridge, running water, and old houses make the town have special cultural deposits. Considered to be one of the most charming sites in China, many movies are shot here.
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Mt. Huangshan - Shanghai
Overview: Located in East China Anhui Province, Mt. Huang is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery and known as the No.1 Mountain under heaven. Its unique scenery of jagged peaks and twisted pines are often depicted in traditional Chinese paintings, characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs.
Route:Beijing - Shanghai - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Wuxi - Suzhou - Nanjing
Overview: This private tour features to explore the Beijing and Shanghai metropolis. Besides, it takes you to some contrastingly beautiful and tranquil cities nearby. One is Hangzhou with its 'paradise on earth' West Lake. Other destinations include the elegant gardens in Suzhou, Taihu Lake in Wuxi and the Mingxiaoling Museum in time-honored Nanjing.
Yes. Join in our Beijing Shanghai Tour, you, your friends and your family enjoy the exclusive use of a car or van with a personal local English-speaking tour guide in Beijing and Shanghai usually from 9:00am to 6:00pm for the tour you have booked.
Our tour guide will meet you at your midtown hotel in Beijing and Shanghai. The major attractions of Shanghai are included in our prearranged itinerary. If you have any special request, please tell us, we are able to have a tailor-made tour for you.
Different itineraries, different ways. You have two choice: train or flight. It takes you 5 hours by train but there are 37 trains, or about 2 hours by flight. Read more about Beijing - Shanghai Train Timetable and Beijing - Shanghai Flight Timetable.
Shanghai is located in eastern coastal China, with a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate. Four seasons of Shanghai is distinct: a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and an overcast cold winter. The temperature change is larger than other cities. In July or August, Shanghai temperatures can reach 40 centigrade degrees while in winter they have been known to drop to -10 centigrade degrees.
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Shanghai is a modern tourist city and you can easily buy almost all necessities of life. However, we recomend that you may bring comfortable shoes for doing a lot of walking, an umbrella and sun-glasses for unsettled weather during rainy season. Whether you are a photography lover or not, do not forget your camera, film and batteries, or you will never forgive yourself.
In Shanghai, tourist business is developed very well and there are around 300 star-rated hotels to meet visitors' special demand, such as Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai, Baron Business Hotel Shanghai, and see more hotels in Shanghai.
The cuisine available in Shanghai is quite diverse. The local food in Shanghai has an almost endless variety, and is far more delicious than anything you can find in a "Chinese" restaurant in the west. We are certain you will love it. Local famous food includes: Crawfish, Steamed Crab, Dongpo Meat, Shark's Fin, and see more Shanghai cuisine options.
You can also find Japanese food, Korean food and many western restaurants in Shanghai as well as fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and KFC.
In Shanghai, we have many options for getting around, such as 4-seat Volkswagen, 7-seat Jinbei GM, 33-seat King Long Bus, etc. All of our vehicles are good conditions and drive, and with private drivers who are fully-licensed, well-trained, professional, and experienced with Shanghai tourist routes. All make your travel in Shanghai a lot easier.
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Some people said US dollars are accepted in some places of Shanghai, but it won't be convenient for you to tour depending on US dollars. You should have enough yuan - China's official currency, to maintain your daily expenses, rent, food, clothes and incidentals. It is easily to find Bank or an ATM in downtown area to exchange your currency to China's yuan.
When you travel with us in Shanghai, you needn't worry about the language barrier. We will arrange an English-speaking tour guide who are familiar with all attractions of Shanghai. The most of the staff in the star-rated hotels can speak English, but their English is sometimes limited with in the scope of their jobs only.
Yes, Shanghai has many Islamic restaurants offering delicious beef and mutton dishes, if you inquire this question before you go, we will help you to find a Muslim restaurant or arrange you to go to the Muslim restaurant. The famous Muslim restaurant is Qing Mei Ju on Fengyang Road, Sai Liang Mu on East Nandan Road and Yu Xiang Zhai on South Yunnan Road.