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Taste the famous dishes and local speciality foods while traveling through the landmark sites in Beijing & Shanghai! This is a trip for those who have limited time but want to see, experience and eat more in the middle kingdom, especially perfect for foodies! You will dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and local neighbourhood, and also visit some popular scenic spots like Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, hutong, the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, etc. 

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai

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Welcome to Beijing, capital of China, an ancient city enveloped in history and culture. Besides, it boasts a plethora of popular Chinese foods to eat, including royal court dish, street snacks, noodles, etc. Be met by your Easy Tour China guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown. Relax for the rest of the day or explore Beijing on your own pace.

After breakfast, enjoy private escorted tour to over 500 years' historical Temple of Heaven. The temple is basically a huge communications terminal which the Emperor used to communicate directly with Heaven and included in the World Heritage List in 1998. At this ancient sacred site, many local Beijingers start their every new day by doing morning exercises (e.g. practicing Taichi) in the park.

So it is the lunch time! Enjoy yourself a big bowl of Beijing Bean Sauce noodle at Old Beijing Zhajiangmian DaWang - a local restaurant listed at Michelin Guide Beijing.

Then go to the Forbidden City. It was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and recognized as one of the most important five palaces in the world. At night, a delicious Peking duck dinner is prepared at Huajia Yiyuan, where you’ll not only learn to eat the crispy roasted duck in the right way, but also you can savor up traditional Chinese cultural and art performances, such as beautiful fork music, wonderful sliced noodles show, Kung Fu tea ceremony, cooking show, etc.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Authentic local street breakfast (instead of breakfast at hotel) of fermented Soya-bean Milk, deep-fried dough stick, pickles, huoshao (sweetened baked wheaten cake), pea cake, etc.  

Meal: B, L, D

Beijing Food Culture Tour

Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car included). It has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall which is less crowded and has better architecture than at Badaling. After Great Wall visit, go to Hutong and have a pedicab tour winding through the long narrow alleyways lined with traditional courtyard houses, into the old town of Beijing. Hutong is Beijing's traditional alleyway with rich history and culture of Beijing. "Encyclopedia of Beijing" is its feature. In the evening, your local guide lead you to enjoy gourmet--imperial dinner at Fangshan Restaurant. 

Meal: B, L, D

Mutianyu Great Wall

This morning, visit Summer Palace, a palace which sets northwest of Beijing and is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. It was listed on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1998. Then free time for wandering and shopping at Wangfujing Avenue-- a shopper's paradise, filled with shops selling paintings and traditional Chinese arts and crafts, trendy boutiques and upscale chain stores as well as restaurants serving everything from traditional Chinese cuisines to international ones.

Meal: B, L

Take a morning high speed train from Beijing to Shanghai. Be met and transfer to visit the sparkling Bund, with tens of colonial buildings, located along the Huangpu River, and facing directly the ornately decorated high-rises (such as Shanghai Tower, the Oriental Pearl Tower) in the Pudong New District. The Bund is a must-see place while enjoying your Shanghai Tours. Nanjing Road is the next place not far away from the Bund and enjoys a history of over 100 years--owns the reputation as China No. 1 shopping street. Try famous Cantonese dim sum foods or Shanghai local foods at a Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner tonight. 

Meal: B, D

The Bund Shanghai

Today's first stop is at Yu Garden with ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and well-placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, and trees and shrubs, which is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. Then have a visit of Town God Temple area, the old district of Shanghai, where traditional markets and old streets can be found.

Thereafter, visit Shanghai Museum, a treasure trove of Chinese arts and cultural relics. See many invaluable bronze wares, paintings, calligraphy works, potteries… followed with a brisk stroll at Xintiandi that will let you define the prosperous of Shanghai, meanwhile glimpsing into the city’s historic side.

By the evening, it is time to discover Shanghai’s secret treasured restaurants at French Concession. Walk around to have a better understanding of Shanghai's history, and more importantly, to taste the authentic shanghai foods and snacks favored by local Shanghainese for generations.


Meal: B, L, D

Shanghai history and food tour

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed a happy and wonderful Beijing Shanghai tour with food delights. See you next time in other Chinese cities. Transfer to airport and fly back home safely.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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