This 7 days Chinese essence trip offers the best sites in Beijing and Shanghai, leading you into the majestic imperial ancient buildings then the thriving metropolitan city… See the old and new of China by visiting these two typical cities, with local vegetarian restaurants are delicately selected. You will visit other highlights like Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Yonghe Lamasery, Temple of Heaven, Yu Garden, the Bund, Garden of Net Master, No.1 Silk Factory, tongli Ancient town...

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Shanghai


After arrival in Beijing, be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure after the flight. Enjoy dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: D

In the morning, lead to the most famous Forbidden City, which is officially known as the Imperial Palace Museum and has a long history over 500 years. Then go to Jingshan Park, covers an area of more than 230,000 m², Jingshan is immediately north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. Later, explore the old Beijing quarters on foot, walking through the city's traditional narrow alleyways called "Hutong", relax at Hou Hai Park. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Forbidden City

Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. It is a World Heritage Sites and highlight ancient architecture. This less-crowded section is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Then proceed to visit Yonghe Lamasery, originally a prince mansion of Qing Dynasty, it was changed to the head office of Lama Administration. Share vegetarian food at local restaurant.

Meal: B, L

Mutianyu Great Wall

In the morning, visit Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings, which was the site of the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest, now you can see the local Beijingers to do morning exercises here. Later, transfer and fly to Shanghai. Be met and checked in the hotel. Have lunch and dinner at local vegetarian restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

Temple of Heaven

Visit The People's Square and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall then onto the famous Shanghai Museum, one of the best in China. In the afternoon, visit Yu Garden, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai. Then stroll at the Bund to see the new and old Shanghai. Have vegetarian food for lunch and dinner at local restaurant.

Meal: B, L, D

the Bund

Drive to Suzhou for a full day tour, which is famous for gardens, silk and pretty ladies in China. Our first stop will be the Garden of Net Master--the smallest among the four most famous classic gardens in Suzhou, yet it is the most impressive. Then pay a visit to No.1 Silk Factory, with a history of more than 80 years, it enjoys a good reputation in the silk industry. Later, proceed to Tongli to have a boat ride at the local canal and wander around ancient little town. Transfer back to Shanghai. Have lunch at the local vegetarian restaurant. 

Meal: B, L

Garden of Net Master

Free time for your own excursions. Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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