Beijing Shanghai Tour

Extend your Beijing tour to metropolitan Shanghai. Beijing Explorer provides Shanghai land service for those who want to experience the phenomenon of once-small-fish-village then later luxurious colonial cosmopolitan and now new financial giant in the East.

Shanghai is the most populous city in China and one of four municipal cities of China together with Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing. Shanghai is a global city and has much influence in commerce, finance, culture, media, fashion, technology, art, etc. Having a humid subtropical climate, Shanghai has four very distinct seasons and sees lots of rainfalls in summer.

Shanghai is one of the top tourist destinations in China, renown for its opulent buildings of 19th -20th centuries as well as historical landmarks including the Bund, Town God Temple, Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. Its Pudong area has been regarded as the showpiece of booming Chinese economy. Other must-see tourist sites include Shanghai Museum, one of the best comprehensive museums in mainland China, and the former French Concession Area, features authentic French-style gardens and is surrounded by high-end bars and cafes.

One hour’s car drive from Shanghai is the charming city Suzhou, renowned for its exquisitely designed private gardens, fine silk art, and canals connecting every house in the city. Hangzhou, with the nickname ‘Paradise under Heaven’, is conveniently connected with Shanghai by high speed train in one hour. The elegant West Lake was listed as a World Heritage site in 2011. As the capital of Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), Hangzhou never lacks historical heritages. The water towns around Shanghai are well worth a visit. Arched bridges, winding rivers, houses in ancient patterns and leisurely local life are some of the common features. Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang, Wuzhen, Xitang, Tongli and Longmen are among the most popular.

The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1350 kilometers. Regular flights connect the two cities in 2 hours and 10 minutes. There are more than 40 high speed trains running between Beijing and Shanghai and it takes about 5.5 hours in single way. Beijing Explorer provides train/flights tickets booking along with tour arrangements for you.

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Take a 2-day trip to feel the pulse of Chinese metropolis Shanghai. Visit Shanghai Museum to appreciate ancient Chinese art; walk on the modern Nanjing Road and view the European architectures surrounding Bund area; experience the splendor and tranquility of Yuyuan Garden; see the two famous white jade Buddha statues at Jade Buddha Temple, take elevator to Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower.

Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai

Take a soft-sleeper on the overnight train from Beijing to Shanghai and stay two nights. Sightseeing in the most-visited attractions: delicate Yuyuan Garden in the heart of hustling Shanghai, treasure house Shanghai Museum, the spiritual oasis Jade Buddha Temple. Walk some minutes in the waterfront Bund area and do shopping in Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. Take afternoon train back to Beijing.

Zhujiajiao, Shanghai

A short tour to China’s most developed city Shanghai by express train. Early morning train is arranged to arrive in Shanghai in the afternoon. Half day brief Shanghai city tour and stay one night in our carefully-selected comfortable hotel. A half-day tour out to the nearest water town, the painting-like Zhujiajiao. Take a cruise on the dreamy river lined with old houses of over 100 years history.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai

Enjoy a 3-day tour to feel a modern and traditional Shanghai! Visit Yuyuan Garden to admire the architectures in classical Chinese style; go to Jade Buddha Temple to feel the religious atmosphere; head to the symbol of Shanghai, Oriental Pearl TV Tower; witness the development of the city in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; experience the real Shanghai life in Old Alleys and Tianzi Fang.

Humble Administrator’s Garden, suzhou

Experience a real eastern China in 3 days! Visit Shanghai Museum to wonder the ancient Chinese arts; stroll in Nanjing Pedestrian Street and Xiantiandi to experience a new Shanghai; sightseeing in Bund Area to view exotic architectures; visit the highlights of Chinese garden Humble Administrator’s Garden and Yuyuan Garden; take elevator to Jinmao Tower to have a bird’s eye view of the cosmopolitan Shanghai

Gilbert McGlinn

Would like to finish tour in Shanghai on Sept 11 2015.


Hi, Gilbert
Thanks for your message. Please refer to my email sent to you earlier today for tour details for your considerations. All our Beijing-Shanghai tours are available in September and I would very much like to know which tour suits you best. Or if you can tell me how many days are okay for you and the number of people travelling together, that will be great. I look forward to hearing any ideas from you soon. Best Regards, Tanya Tang

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