8 Day Shanghai & Beijing Special (New York)

3 Shanghai & 3 Beijing
Round trip airfare from NYC, 6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Shanghai, Beijing-New York
  • Intra-flight: Shanghai-Beijing
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Shanghai
    • 3 nights Beijing
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for China
Depart for China

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, the fastest growing city in Asia, with its dramatic ever-changing skyline and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Shanghai

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Shanghai
Today is free, to further explore Shanghai on your own. Join the optional full day tour to Suzhou, including lunch and a cruise on the Grand Canal. Morning departure from Shanghai for the drive to Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East”. Upon arrival in this charming city, relax on a boat ride along the narrow waterways of the legendary Grand Canal followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, continue to the beautiful and fragrant Garden of the Master of the Nets, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day in Suzhou with a walk along bustling Guanquin Street, where the locals gather for entertainment and food. Return to Shanghai later this evening
Optional: Full Day Suzhou with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Shanghai
Spend a full day at leisure to explore Shanghai on your own, or join the optional Full Day Yu Yuan Garden & Jade Buddha with lunch. Wander the classical Yuyuan Garden, built during the Ming Dynasty by the high-ranking government official Pan Yunduan. The Garden occupies approximately five acres, and features pavilions, ponds, rockeries, cloisters, and streams all within six scenic zones, including the Sansui Hall and Wanhua Chamber. In existence for 400 years, the garden was specifically constructed for Pan's aging parents as a sanctuary in which to live out their lives. Next, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the most active Buddhist temples in Shanghai. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty to enshrine two beautiful jade Buddha statues, that were brought from Burma and are carved from a single block of rare white jade. Before lunch, visit a silk carpet and embroidery shop in Shanghai to understand more about this ancient Chinese craft. Tonight, don’t miss the optional Acrobatic Show with dinner. The Shanghai Circus will amaze and astound you with their high-flying versatility, fearlessness, and flexibility
Optional: Full Day Yu Yuan Garden & Jade Buddha with lunch (AM)
Optional: Acrobatic Show with Dinner
Overnight: Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Flight to Beijing
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is free time to explore the city on your own
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Beijing
Spend the day at leisure, or join the optional Full Day Forbidden City & Summer Palace with lunch. Begin your tour with a visit to the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). Known today as the Palace Museum, the entire site is comprised of 800 buildings with more than 9,000 rooms. Later, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit a local pearl shop before a visit to the Summer Palace, former resort of the Empress Dowager and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll along the sprawling palace with its lakes and gardens before returning to Beijing. In the evening, don’t miss the optional Peking Duck Dinner, featuring China's world-famous Peking Duck
Optional: Full Day Forbidden City & Summer Palace with lunch (AM)
Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Beijing
Today is free for individual explorations. Perhaps, join the optional Full Day Great Wall & Ming Tombs with lunch. Begin the tour with the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure on Earth, spanning nearly 4,000 miles of China's northern frontier. Stop at a local jade shop before arriving at the Great Wall. Walk along the promenades and enjoy the unrivaled scenic views of beautiful mountain passes, plateaus, and grasslands from this 7th-century defensive fortification. Afterward, savor lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Continue to the Ming Tombs, located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain, where thirteen Ming Dynasty emperors are buried. Take a tour of the Dingling tomb, the only excavated part of the Ming Tombs, housing the remains of Emperor Wan Li and two of his wives. Afterward, return back to Beijing
Optional: Full Day Great Wall & Ming Tombs with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Beijing
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart China
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from NYC via Air China and may only be purchased with these flights.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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  • Visas required for China.
Not Included
Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.